National winner to be named at US Youth Soccer Awards Gala
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FRISCO, Texas (Jan. 12, 2011) -
US Youth Soccer announces the regional winners of the 2010 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. 25, at 7:30 p.m., as part of the US Youth Soccer Workshop in Louisville, Ky.
Brief bios of the regional winners are below based on the submitted nomination forms:
Region I – Michael Finnegan – Kennett Square, Pa. (Eastern Pennsylvania)
In 1998, Michael Finnegan began working with Southern Chester County Soccer Association (SCCSA) as a head recreational coach. He has since expanded his involvement, most recently taking on the role of club president and acting as district commission for Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association
. As president, Finnegan spearheaded and negotiated field use agreements for SCCSA. Finnegan has also made the game more accessible to the Latino community by working with community leaders to form La Academia de Futbol de Kennett.
Region II – James Martella – Milford, Ohio (Ohio South)
For nearly 40 years, James Martella has been a dedicated administrator who progressed within US Youth Soccer, taking on greater responsibilities while also upholding the highest standards and level of integrity to grow the game. First acting as his son's recreational coach in 1973, he has since been a local league treasure and president, the Ohio South Youth Soccer Association
president (1985-1988 and 2011-present) and executive director (1988-2010), the US Youth Soccer Region II Championships
chairman (1992-1998) and the US Youth Soccer National Championships
Region III – Deanna Bostick – Lafayette, La.
Considered a true pioneer in the Louisiana Soccer Association
and the Cajun Soccer Club, Deanna Bostick has been an integral part of the success in both organizations for more than 30 years. With her interests solely resting in that of the children who play the game, she has served in every possible capacity including that of an administrator. Bostick offers her club's fields for Louisiana US Youth Soccer ODP
tryouts and is always there from start to finish ensuring that all the details are taken care of.
Region IV – Heather Millburn – Brigham City, Utah
In her four years as registrar with League 47 in Utah's District 7, Heather Millburn's efforts have come to fruition resulting in greater participation and support for the game. There has been a 101 percent increase in player registration in the league since she took the position of registrar. She also encourages coaches to take coaching education courses. In addition to recruiting players and coaches, she has increased the number of volunteers in her league as well.
For more information about the US Youth Soccer's Administrator of the Year award or the US Youth Soccer Workshop, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org
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