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Annual Awards

[Updated: 11/08/2013]

Each November, the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association holds an Annual Recognition Banquet  to recognize inductees into the MYSA Hall of Fame and determine a recipient in each of the following nine categories: Competitive Coach of the Year (Boys and Girls); Recreational Coach of the Year (Boys and Girls); Administrator of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, TOPSoccer Volunteer of the Year and Young Referee of the Year (Male and Female). All Minnesota award winners will be forwarded on for Regional and possibly National consideration. Winners were announced at the MYSA Recognition Banquet on Saturday, November 2, 2013.

2013 MYSA Goal of the Year Winner: Zoe Stone

2013 MYSA Save of the Year Winner: Brady Martin


2013 Competitive Coach of the Year

This award is given to a competitive coach for both a boy's team and a girl's team. This person exemplifies leadership both on and off the field and goes that extra mile to ensure a great soccer experience for all participants.

  • Boys Competitive Coach: Tim Jennings (Rochester Youth Soccer Association)
  • Girls Competitive Coach: Krystal Levercom (Northern Lights Soccer Club)

2013 Recreational Coach of the Year

This award is given to a recreational coach for both a boy's team and a girl's team. This person exemplifies leadership both on and off the field and goes that extra mile to ensure a great soccer experience for all participants.

  • Boys Recreation Coach: Tina Hanenberger (Rochester Youth Soccer Association)
  • Girls Recreation Coach: Kate Gambino (Coon Rapids Soccer Club)

2013 Administrator of the Year

On an annual basis, MYSA recognizes the hard work and dedication of those that help “run the show” often behind the scenes. The Administrator of the Year Award is given to those that have worked hard within their club to help provide opportunities for children to not only play soccer but to play in a safe and fun environment.

  • Barb Anderson (North Metro Soccer Association)

2013 Volunteer of the Year

This award honors those who are excellent role models for their community. Willingness to promote players and soccer, sound moral and ethical character and increasing the opportunities to participate in soccer are all characteristics of nominees for the Volunteer of the Year award.

  • John Kinsey (Cambridge-Isanti Soccer Club)

2013 TOPSoccer Volunteer of the Year

This award is for an outstanding volunteer specifically in the TOPSoccer program. This person must demonstrate patience and dependability in teaching the game of soccer while creating a fun learning experience for TOPSoccer Athletes.

  • Cheryl Anderson (Northwest site co-coordinator)

2013 Young Referee of the Year

Each year a young male and female referee are chosen for the Young Referee of the Year award. This award honors those who have a strong work ethic, knowledge of the rules of the games and are positive role models to other referees as well as players. Nominees should be 19 years of age (as of August 15 of the current year) or younger and be active in both referee and school activities.

  • Young Female Referee: Riley Swenson (Inver Grove Heights, Minn.)
  • Young Male Referee: Bryce Bockin (Eden Prairie, Minn.)