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USYS 2021 Regional Award Winners

US Youth Soccer is excited to announce the 2021 regional winners of its 10 annual awards. The regional winners are now nominees for the national awards, and the national winners will be announced on November 29th, before being recognized at the 2022 US Youth Soccer Awards Gala in Kansas City, Mo.


The Awards Gala will take place January 22nd 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.


Award Regional Recipients 
Young Female Referee of the Year  Amelia Coutts - Massachusetts
Yuzim Valencia - Illinois
Trystyn Cabello - South Texas
Sofia Trujillo - Washington 
Young Male Referee of the Year  Domenic Hoxholli - Massachusetts
Bradshaw Harris Morel - Wisconsin
Jacob Cohen - North Texas
Kevin Au - Hawaii 
Volunteer of the Year  Lorraine Schubert - New Jersey
Darin Weber - South Dakota Scott
Thompson - Arkansas
Pat Ferre - California North
Administrator of the Year Melissa Riemer - Virginia
Chad Collett - Wisconsin
Jenny Ferguson - Alabama
Ryan Youngblood - Oregon
TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year  Molly Jendryka - New Jersey
George Hageage IV - Michigan
Matt Shelton - North Texas
Keegan Donaca - Washington 
TOPSoccer Coach of the Year Miya Carmichael - New York West
Steve McCollum - Ohio
Colleen Hiltonen - Florida
Brian Longbottom - Wyoming
Girls Recreation Coach of the Year Deana Moreschi - Massachusetts
Cleyo Harris - Michigan
Imran Qayyum - South Texas
Abbi Forwood - Wyoming
Boys Recreation Coach of the Year Meagan Kalchbrenner - Virginia
Jacob Plummer - Ohio
Gary Miracle - Florida
Zachary Ramirez - Oregon 
Girls Competitive Coach of the Year Martin DiCola - Eastern New York
Erin Coppernoll - Wisconsin
Tareyn Blanton - North Texas
Luciane Wentz - Oregon
Boys Competitive Coach of the Year Fayanga Keita - West Virginia
Nicole Lukic - Wisconsin
Leonardo Santin - Alabama
Dillon Nino - New Mexico 

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