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West Virginia’s John Newton named 2015 US Youth Soccer Administrator of the Year


West Virginia’s John Newton named 2015 US Youth Soccer Administrator of the Year

BALTIMORE (Jan. 15, 2016) — John Newton of Vienna, W.Va., was honored as the 2015 US Youth Soccer Administrator of the Year award recipient Friday night at the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the 2016 US Youth Soccer Workshop in Baltimore.

Hilary Kennedy, host of The US Youth Soccer Show, set the stage for the night as the master of ceremonies for the more than 1,000 in attendance. Boys and Girls Recreation  and Competitive Coaches of the Year, Young Referee of the Year, Administrator of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Goal and Save of the Year, TOPSoccer Buddy and Coach of the Year and the Dr. Thomas Fleck Award were also presented during the Gala, and the US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame inductees were honored, as well.

John Newton has served as a volunteer, coach and referee during more than 30 years in youth soccer. After volunteering at the club and state level throughout the 1990s, Newton was elected vice president of programs for West Virginia Soccer Association in 1998. In that role, he helped increase the number of teams competing in state tournaments and has also assisted with two US Youth Soccer Region I Championships held in West Virginia.

The recipient of the Administrator of the Year award is selected by the US Youth Soccer Board of Directors. The Administrator of the Year Award honors the extraordinary accomplishments in administration over a career.

For bios on each of the regional award winners, click here.

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

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