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2017 Administrator of the Year Award winner to be honored at Awards Gala

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2017 Administrator of the Year Award winner to be honored at Awards Gala

FRISCO, Texas (Dec. 22, 2017) — US Youth Soccer is pleased to recognize the accomplishments of the national winner and nominees for the 2017 US Youth Soccer Administrator of the Year award. The Administrator of the Year Award honors the extraordinary accomplishments in administration over a career. 

The national Administrator of the Year will be honored at the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m., as part of the US Youth Soccer Workshop in Philadelphia, held in conjunction with the United Soccer Coaches Convention.

National Administrator of the Year Award Winner:

John Ankeney – Beavercreek, Ohio (MIDWEST)
Ankeney was instrumental in the formation of the Beavercreek Soccer Association in 1975. Today, Beavercreek Soccer Association provides playing opportunities for approximately 2,500 players across all its programs. Ankeney leads by example with his generosity and commitment to the community. This generosity has led to an outpouring of support from local business and government to help expand the reach of Beavercreek Soccer Association

Other National Award Nominees:

EAST – Cynthia Ramsey – Morgantown, W.Va.
Ramsey is treasurer at MUSC but also takes on the responsibilities of registrar and streamlining data for its membership. She has a hand in almost everything at this club of over 2,000 members.

SOUTH – Kathy Rudd – Arlington, Texas
Always arriving with a smile and great attitude, Rudd is constantly supporting those around her. Her willingness work and make decisions for the good of the game makes her a great ambassador of the sport.

WEST – Nicholas Smith – Santa Fe, N.M.
Smith tries to involve everyone in the sport. One of his passions is trying to keep the cost of playing youth soccer in Santa Fe affordable in hope that finances never prevent a child from participating.  

The US Youth Soccer Workshop will be held in Philadelphia from Jan. 17-21, 2018. The annual Workshop will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in conjunction with the United Soccer Coaches Convention. The week is designed to further the education of coaches, administrators, referees and enthusiasts involved in the game. For more information, please visit


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