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US Youth Soccer 2021 National Award Winners

November 29, 2021 03:31 PM


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


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