US Youth Soccer announces 2021 National winners


      FRISCO, Texas (Nov. 30, 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. 


      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 


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


      2021 US Youth Soccer Workshop

      US Youth Soccer and United Soccer Coaches, two of the nation's soccer leaders, are entering their tenth year of holding this combined annual gathering, which results in the game's most influential event each January. The combined convention appeals to the entire soccer community as US Youth Soccer brings the annual US Youth Soccer Workshop to the United Soccer Coaches Convention. Learn more here.



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