FRISCO, Texas (Nov. 29, 2021) — US Youth Soccer is excited to announce the 2021 National winners of its 10 annual awards. The winners will be recognized at the 2022 US Youth Soccer Awards Gala in Kansas City, Mo., where USYS will also honor the Dr. Thomas Fleck Award recipient, as well as the 2021 US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame class.
The Awards Gala will take place Jan. 22 as part of the US Youth Soccer Workshop at the United Soccer Coaches Convention.
The awards include Young Female and Male Referees of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Administrator of the Year, TOPSoccer Buddy and Coach of the Year, Girls and Boys Recreation Coaches of the Year, and Girls and Boys Competitive Coaches of the Year. Goal and Save of the Year nominees will be announced at a later date, and voting will take place to determine the winner of each honor.
|Award Name||Recipient Name|
|Young Female Referee of the Year||Yuzim Valencia – Illinois|
|Young Male Referee of the Year||Bradshaw Harris Morel – Wisconsin|
|Volunteer of the Year||Pat Ferre – California-North|
|Administrator of the Year||Jenny Ferguson – Alabama|
|TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year||Keegan Donaca – Washington|
|TOPSoccer Coach of the Year||Steve McCollum – Ohio|
|Girls Recreation Coach of the Year||Deana Moreschi – Massachusetts|
|Boys Recreation Coach of the Year||Meagan Kalchbrenner – Virginia|
|Girls Competitive Coach of the Year||Erin Coppernoll – Wisconsin|
|Boys Competitive Coach of the Year||Dillon Nino – New Mexico|
|Dr. Thomas Fleck Award||Mike Barr – Wallingford, Pennsylvania|
|2021 Hall of Fame Class||DaMarcus Beasley – Houston, Texas|
|2021 Hall of Fame Class||Pat Pullen – Fort Worth, Texas|
|2021 Hall of Fame Class||Kathy Zolad – Fort Myers, Florida|
|2021 Hall of Fame Class||Tom Mendoth – Folsom, California|
|2021 Hall of Fame Class||Jesse Harrell – Houston, Texas|
For more information about the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala and award winners, go to https://www.usyouthsoccer.org/awards-gala/.