[U.S. YOUTH SOCCER AWARDS] Competitive Coaches of the Year Minos Vlamakis and Zahra Lechak were among the 17 individuals honored with national awards at the 2014 U.S. Youth Soccer Awards Gala held in Philadelphia. The winners included Bob Gansler, who was the recipient of the Dr. Thomas Fleck Award.
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 Competitive Coaches of the Year, Boys and Girls Recreation Coaches of the Year, Young Referees of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Administrator of the Year, Goal and Save of the Year, TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year and the Dr. Thomas Fleck Award were presented during the Gala, and the 2013 US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame Class was inducted.
Full releases for each of the winners and honorees can be accessed by clicking on the names below.
Girls Competitive Coach of the Year:Zahra Lechak
Boys Competitive Coach of the Year:Minos Vlamakis
Girls Recreation Coach of the Year:Chris Twombley
Boys Recreation Coach of the Year:Michael Ericksen
Goal of the Year:Emmanuel Dapaa
Save of the Year:Taraneh Khayam
Female Young Referee of the Year:Lauren Stalcup
Male Young Referee of the Year:Donovan Eubank
Volunteer of the Year:Steve Wierzchowski
Administrator of the Year:Sandi Hendricks
TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year:Brock Turner
Dr. Thomas Fleck Award:Bob Gansler
Hall of Fame:Dr. Thomas Fleck
Hall of Fame:Virgil Lewis
Hall of Fame:Charlotte Moran
Hall of Fame:Jon and Connie Bivens