List of Award Winners

Below is a list of those selected who were honored at the VYSA Awards Reception on Friday, January 31, 2014, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, VA:

Girls Competitive Coach of the Year Erick Altamiranda
Boys Competitive Coach of the Year Mohamed Bennani *
Girls Recreational Coach of the Year Michel Jean Vanderhart
Boys Recreational Coach of the Year Roger Mahach
Volunteer of the Year Chris Clifford *
Administrator of the Year Lisa Hill
TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year Lauren Schlenker
Dave Williams TOPSoccer Exemplary Service Award West Brownlee
Young Female Referee of the Year Kristen Ellis
Young Male Referee of the Year Brian Odenwald

* also selected Region I award winner.

VYSA also recognizes the VA DC Soccer Hall of Fame at its Awards Reception.  The 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees will be selected by the end of the month and will be from the following categories:

  • Player Category - Wade Barrett, Colleen O'Day, Staci Wilson
  • Meritorious Service Category - Julie Caramanica, Denise Edwards, Dan Heldman, Bob Kuhnle
  • Veterans Category - Hicabi "Turk" Emekli

Please go to the VA DC Soccer Hall of Fame web site for information on those inducted to the Hall of Fame from our area.

The Adele Dolansky Exemplary Service Award was Robert (Bob) Perry

Thank you to everyone that attended the Awards Reception and help VYSA recognize these very deserving individuals!


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