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USYS 2021 National Award Winners

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 Recipient
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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