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US Youth Soccer announces national winners of annual awards

US Youth Soccer announces national winners of annual awards

FRISCO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2017) — US Youth Soccer is excited to announce the national winners of its annual awards, each of whom will be recognized at the 2018 US Youth Soccer Awards Gala, held in Philadelphia.  
The Awards Gala will take place Jan. 20 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 YearTOPSoccer Buddy and Coach of the Year  and the Dr. Thomas Fleck Award. In addition, the 2018 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.


National Recipients


Female Young Referee of the Year

Nichole Choplin

Manassas, Va.

Male Young Referee of the Year

Eric Siegrist

Wixom, Mich.

Volunteer of the Year

Kevin Brothers

Woburn, Mass.

Administrator of the Year

John Ankeney

Beavercreek, Ohio

TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year

Abbey Wills

Amissville, Va.

TOPSoccer Coach of the Year

Caryn Goulet

Wilmington, Mass.

Girls Recreation Coach of the Year

Allie Goff

Viera, Fla.

Boys Recreation Coach of the Year

Ricardo Oliva

Rohnert Park, Calif.

Girls Competitive Coach of the Year

Jeremy Harkins

Sterling Heights, Mich.

Boys Competitive Coach of the Year

Jesse Faily

Edmond, Okla.

Dr. Thomas Fleck Award

Vince Ganzberg

Indianapolis, Ind.

Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame

Dennis Brumfield
Amy Allman Griffin

Point Pleasant, W.Va.
Seattle, Wash.

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


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