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US Youth Soccer announces national winners of annual awards

FRISCO, Texas (Nov. 12, 2018) — US Youth Soccer is excited to announce the regional and national winners of its annual awards, with the national winners being recognized at the 2019 US Youth Soccer Awards Gala, held in Chicago.  
The Awards Gala will take place Jan. 12 as part of the US Youth Soccer Workshop at the United Soccer Coaches Convention.

The awards include: Boys and Girls Competitive Coaches of the Year, Boys and Girls Recreation Coaches of the Year, Young Referees of the YearVolunteer of the YearAdministrator of the Year, TOPSoccer Buddy and Coach of the Year and the Dr. Thomas Fleck Award. In addition, the 2019 US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame Class will be inducted at the Gala.
Goal and Save of the Year awards are still to be determined.

Award Regional Recipients
Female Young Referee of the Year

Dara Qualter - Sagamore Beach, Mass.*
Amber Festian - Plymouth, Mich.
Kaitlynn Josephs - Kingston Springs, Tenn.
Arcelie Rodrigues - Atwater, Calif.
Male Young Referee of the Year

Adam Brzozowiec - Derby, N.Y.*
Almir Celovic - Lansing, Mich.
William Labrit - Seffner, Fla.
Forest Rach - Arroyo Seco, N.M.
Volunteer of the Year

David Glass - Chester, Va.*
Jane Little - Indianapolis, Ind.
Isabella Fraire - Germantown, Tenn.
Mark Bethel - San Francisco, Calif.
Administrator of the Year

Megan O'Donnell - Wilmington, Del.
Lisa Hausser - Cincinnati, Ohio
Melinda Earnheart - Coppell, Texas*
Louis Bond - Poulsbo, Wash.
TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year

Julia Bulgarelli - Avondale, Pa.*
Elizabeth Sensel - Libery Township, Ohio
Morgan Shupsky - Lakeland, Fla.
Sydney Shafer - Placentia, Calif.
TOPSoccer Coach of the Year

Andrew Moroney - Lagrangeville, N.Y.
Lori Charbonneau - Cary, Ill.
Ron Reid - Meridian, Miss.
Rocky Fresh - Camas, Wash.*
Girls Recreation Coach of the Year

Kim Cook - Point of Rocks, Md.
Lisa Olson - Belleville, Wisc.
Daniel Penny III - Melbourne, Fla.
Jay Bieber - San Francisco, Calif.*
Boys Recreation Coach of the Year

Mohamed Ouchikh - Laurel, Md.*
Jasen Smolk - Ravenna, Ohio
Matthew Petzold - Etowah, N.C.
Roger Anaya - Stockton, Calif.
Girls Competitive Coach of the Year

Mo Tayari - Lorton, Va.
Jacob Zammit - Lathrup Village, Mich.*
Dennis Johnson - Placida, Fla.
Janet Trujillo - Albuquerque, N.M.
Boys Competitive Coach of the Year

Kevin Smith - Attleboro, Mass.
Luis Padilla - Kansas City, Mo.*
Jeremy Hurdle - Tampa, Fla.
Peter Voiles - Sumner, Wash.
Dr. Thomas Fleck Award
Sam Snow - Belton, Texas*
Hall of Fame

John Sutter - Carrollton, Texas*
Brian McBride - Arlington Height, Ill.*
Jim Cosgrove - Plano, Texas*

* Denotes National Winner

For more information about the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala and award winners, go to