LCA Ryder National Referee of the Year


US Youth Soccer Announces National Winners of Annual Awards

FRISCO, Texas (Nov. 18, 2019) — US Youth Soccer is excited to announce the national winners of its annual awards. The national winners will be recognized at the 2020 US Youth Soccer Awards Gala, held in Baltimore, Md., Jan. 18, alongside the United Soccer Coaches Convention.

The awards include: 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,TOPSoccer Buddy and Coach of the Year and the Dr. Thomas Fleck Award. In addition, the 2019 US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame Class will be inducted at the Gala. 

National Goal and Save of the Year awards are still to be determined.

USYS National AwardNational WinnerHometown
Female Young Referee of the YearMaya RyderXenia, Ohio
Male Young Referee of the YearAndrew KennedyWebster, N.Y.
Volunteer of the YearJohn MingusArlington, Va.
Administrator of the YearErin MisakiSan Diego, Calif.
TOPSoccer Buddy of the YearJessica LeeWest Hempstead, N.Y.
TOPSoccer Coach of the YearDavid RobinsonBradenton, Fla.
Girls Recreation Coach of the YearFred NelsonOmaha, Neb.
Boys Recreation Coach of the YearEpiphany VeraHarvard, Mass.
Girls Competitive Coach of the YearGiuliano OlivieroWauwatosa, Wisc.
Boys Competitive Coach of the YearDaniel TrosperBrighton, Mich.
Dr. Thomas Fleck AwardTimo Liekoski 
Hall of FameRick Tompkins
Susanne Conlon
Glenside, Pa.
Burlington, N.C.

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