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US Youth Soccer Administrator of the Year Named

February 8, 2008 07:00 PM

North Texas' Evelyn Swissler honored at Awards Gala

The recipient of the 2007 US Youth Soccer Administrator of the Year was announced tonight at the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the 2008 US Youth Soccer adidas Workshop at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, in Pittsburgh. The national Administrator of the Year award winner is Evelyn Swissler.

Hilary Kennedy, host of The US Youth Soccer Show on Fox Soccer Channel, set the stage for the night as the master of ceremonies for the more than 1,200 in attendance. This year was the first year that US Youth Soccer divided the Coach of the Year award into two categories (competitive and recreational). Several awards were also added including Volunteer of the Year, and Goal and Save of the Year. The Male and Female Young Referee of the Year and the Dr. Thomas Fleck Award were also presented during the Gala along with the charter member of the US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame.

Evelyn Swissler, from Lubbock, TX, started volunteering in the Lubbock Soccer Association in 1984 and has increased her responsibilities from the Girl's Commissioner of the club to the North Texas Soccer Youth Commissioner since 1996. Swissler accepted the position as administrative assistant and registrar with the Lubbock Soccer Association in 1988 and still holds the position today. During this time, Lubbock has maintained steady growth. She has also served as the chairperson for the US Youth Soccer Region III President's Cup and has supported other US Youth Soccer programs such as hosting the Kohl's US Youth Soccer American Cup.

The recipient of the Administrator of the Year award was selected by the US Youth Soccer Board of Directors for her extraordinary accomplishments in administration over a career.

The regional winners of the 2007 US Youth Soccer Administrator of the Year are:

Region I

Addie Mattei-laia


Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association

Region II

Donna Kaminsky

Overland Park

Kansas State Youth Soccer Association

Region III

Evelyn Swissler*


North Texas State Soccer Association

Region IV was not provided any nominees for consideration for Administrator of the Year.

*denotes national US Youth Soccer Administrator of the Year

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