National winner to be named at US Youth Soccer Awards Gala
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FRISCO, Texas (Jan. 12, 2012) -
US Youth Soccer announces the regional winners of the 2011 US Youth Soccer Administrator of the Year award. The Administrator of the Year award honors the extraordinary accomplishments in administration over a lifetime.
The national Administrator of the Year will be announced at the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala on Friday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m., as part of the US Youth Soccer Workshop
Brief bios of the regional winners are below based on the submitted nomination forms:
Region I – Eric Reed – McLean, Va.
As treasurer of McLean Youth Soccer, Eric Reed has played a pivotal role in bringing the club to a healthy financial position, enabling strategic investments in field improvements. Reed brought modern business and financial practices to a club with more than 3,500 players from nearly 2,500 families and a budget of nearly $2.5 million. Reed has also served on the MYS Board of Directors for almost five years.
Region II—Carrie Ogonowski – Topeka, Kan.
As both a player and a coach, Carrie Ogonowski developed a deep love for the game of soccer. That passion has led her to serve as the executive director of the Sunflower Soccer Association for four years. In total, Ogonowski has served the association in some capacity for more than four years. As administrator, Ogonowski was integral in bringing US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer)
to the club.
Region III – Lindsay Huckabee – Gulfport, Miss.
In 2009, Lindsay Huckabee stepped into the role of registrar at the South Mississippi Soccer Club to add to her already impressive service with the club. Huckabee is committed to giving every child the opportunity to play soccer. She often personally provides scholarships to players and purchases soccer gear for local children. Huckabee has paired her administrative abilities with passion for helping others to serve her soccer community.
Region IV – Naomi Foreman – Riverton, Utah
In her role as recreation coordinator for USA Recreation, Naomi Foreman has helped the league grow and become more organized. Her commitment to recreation soccer has left a lasting mark in her community. Foreman created ways to spotlight recreation coaches on the league website. Foreman was also instrumental in launching the US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer program in the area. Thanks to her dutiful effort, more than 30 players now participate in TOPSoccer.
The US Youth Soccer Workshop will be held in Boston from Feb. 16-18, 2012. The annual convention will be held at the Hynes Convention Center and is designed to further the education of coaches, administrators, referees and enthusiasts involved in the game. Online registration continues through February 9. For more information please visit USYouthSoccer.org/Workshop
About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer - "The Game for ALL Kids!®" is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.