2011 US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame Inductees announced
January 10, 2012 09:00 PM
The US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame inductees for the 2011 class includes committed longtime administrator Adele Dolansky, former standout player Kasey Keller and dedicated former national staff employee Irene Niemotka.
The fourth class of the US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame inductees will be honored at the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala on Friday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m., as part of the US Youth Soccer Workshop
Adele Dolansky (Fairfax, Va.) | Administrator
Adele Dolansky began her dedication to youth soccer three decades ago when she first became coach for the Fairfax Police Youth Club. Since that time, Dolansky's volunteer service to youth soccer in Virginia, Region I and beyond has impacted countless youth soccer players. Currently, Dolansky serves as the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series Region I chairwoman. Read full profile here
Kasey Keller (Seattle, Wash.) | Player
Kasey Keller started his soccer playing career in the shoes of nearly every youth soccer player—he began with US Youth Soccer. Keller first laced up his cleats as an Under-7 player for the Woodlawn Cemetery Diggers Booters Soccer Club, a member of Washington State Youth Soccer. His youth soccer journey led him to several clubs and years on US Youth Soccer ODP Washington state teams, as well as US Youth Soccer regional teams and U.S. Soccer Youth National Teams. Read the full profile here
Irene Niemotka (Plano, Texas) | Meritorious
Irene Niemotka retired from US Youth Soccer as director of membership and business operations at the end of 2010 ending a memorable and influential 19-year career with the national office. Niemotka was involved in many of the national office firsts from launching a website and IT system, to the development of the marketing and coaching departments and the creation of the US Youth Soccer Foundation. Read full profile here
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