Alyse Scott of Georgia and Leonardo Lindo of California North honored at Awards Gala
Boston (Feb. 17, 2012) – The 2011 US Youth Soccer Goal and Save of the Year award recipients were announced tonight at the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the 2012 US Youth Soccer Workshop in Boston. Based on an open submission process and online voting, the national US Youth Soccer Goal of the Year award winner is Leonardo Lindo of Palo Alto, Calif., and the Save of the Year winner is Alyse Scott of Marietta, Ga. Lindo plays for Palo Alto SC and Scott patrols the net for NASA 12 Elite 2.
Hilary Kennedy, host of The US Youth Soccer Show on Fox Soccer, set the stage for the night as the master of ceremonies for the more than 1,000 in attendance. Boys and Girls Recreation
Coaches of the Year, Young Referee of the Year
, Volunteer of the Year
, Administrator of the Year
, TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year
and the Dr. Thomas Fleck Award
were also presented during the Gala and the US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame
inductees were honored as well.
The top 10 nominees were narrowed to the top five based on the greatest percentage of online votes. Then the Goal and Save of the Year Committee picked the winners.
For more information about the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala and award winners, go to USYouthSoccer.org/workshop/galaawards.
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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