FRISCO, Texas (November 27, 2023) – One week after announcing the recipients of its regional awards, US Youth Soccer is thrilled to share this year’s national award winners.
Each of US Youth Soccer’s four regions (East, Midwest, South and Far West) had a State Association with a national winner, acting as a testament to the many strong nominations submitted this year. The following individuals stood out throughout a weeks-long voting process that started at the state-wide level.
national award winners
|Administrator of the Year
|Rob Martella (North Texas)
|Boys Competitive Coach of the Year
|Trent Heil (Michigan)
|Boys Recreation Coach of the Year
|Nate Testman (West Virginia)
|Girls Competitive Coach of the Year
|Simon Davis (Ohio)
|Girls Recreation Coach of the Year
|Lloyd McIntyre (West Virginia)
|TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year
|Emma Coughenour (Wyoming)
|TOPSoccer Coach of the Year
|Brooklyn Turner (Wisconsin)
|Volunteer of the Year
|Dana Santilli (Massachusetts)
|Young Female Referee of the Year
|Kayla Romine (Virginia)
|Young Male Referee of the Year
|John Allen (West Virginia)
Each recipient has been invited to attend US Youth Soccer’s 2024 awards event, “The Ball.” Held in Anaheim, California, The Ball will take place on January 12, 2024, in conjunction with the USYS Workshop at the United Soccer Coaches Convention.
About US Youth Soccer
US Youth Soccer, the largest youth sport organization in the country, is on a mission to provide world-class support, resources, and leadership, helping every member fulfill their goals on and off the field of play. US Youth Soccer registers nearly 2.5 million players annually. Through its programming, resources and leadership, US Youth Soccer is advancing the game for its 54 Member State Associations, 10,000 clubs and leagues and nearly 1 million administrators, coaches, and volunteers. US Youth Soccer connects families and communities to the power of sports and its shared love of soccer. US Youth Soccer provides a path for every player, offering programs that provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game.