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Save of the Year

US Youth Soccer added the Save of the Year Awards to the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala in 2007. Ten players were nominated and the membership was invited to cast their vote for the national winner after watching a video of the saves on The Save of the Year Award winner is honored at the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala, as part of the US Youth Soccer Workshop.

Winners by Year:

2022 — Kael Taylor | Kansas

2021 — Katherine Shafranski, Madison 56ers | Verona, WI

2020 — Katherine Shafranski

2019 — Alexandra Thompson, 15U

2018 — Mitchell Race, Ukrainian Nationals 00 Black (PA-E) | Souderton, Pa.

2017 — Hannah Peterson, 17U FCKC Academy Blues Elite (MO) | Kansas City, Mo.

2016 — Mitchell Hufalar, 17U Tennessee SC Premier | Thompson's Station, Tenn.

2015 — West Brownlee, U-16 Elite Richmond Kickers | Chesterfield, Va.

2014Kyler Kelsey, U-19 Concorde Fire | Cumming, Ga.

2013Taraneh Khayam, U-15 BRYC Elite | Fairfax, Va.

2012Luke Whelan, U-17 North Atlantic Soccer | Roswell, Ga.

2011 — Alyse Scott, U-17 NASA 12 Elite 2 | Marietta, Ga.

2010 — Taylor Bucklin, U-15 CFC United | Greenwich, Conn.

2009 — Paul Hegedus, U-16 GFA 92 Blue | Virginia

2008 — Ryan Brose, U-17 Concorde Fire South | Georgia

2007 — Antonio Varitimos, U-9 Norwood Youth Soccer | Massachusetts

(View video of each year's nominees by clicking on the year)