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Jan, 2022

Congratulations 2021 Award Winners!

Congratulations to USA Indiana Recognition Award Winners, 12/18/21.

United Soccer Alliance of Indiana 2021 Annual Awards

(Indianapolis, IN) It takes countless hours of devoted volunteers, coaches, and staff to operate USA of Indiana, one of Indiana’s largest youth development soccer clubs.  United Soccer Alliance of Indiana is grateful to have the best parent volunteers, coaches, and managers.  Each year, a few folks go so far above and beyond expectations, we take a moment to recognize their accomplishments.  Will you please help congratulate the USA OF INDIANA 2021 Annual Recognition Award Winners?

Thank you
Thomas Geisse
President
USA of Indiana

For more and with pictures here.

USA of Indiana 2021 Recognition Awards

Administrator of the Year Pam Suchecki

Volunteer of the Year Cary Wagner

Volunteers of the Year (non-Coach, non-Team Manager, non-Board member)

Jennifer Ford, 2008B Brownsburg Red
Michelle Doan, 2008B Brownsburg Red

Recreation League Coach of the Year Hendricks County Division
Hugh Stoudt
Matthew & Brandi Freije

Recreation League Coach of the Year Pike Township Division
            Alexa Beltz
            Leah Einterz

Recreation League Team Manager of the Year Rosa Akaydin

Rec Plus Coach of the Year
Franz Lubick
V
ictor Doe with Osmane Bah
Eric Thompson

Boys Travel Team Manager of the Year    
Chuck Bruna, 2010B Silver & 2010B Red teams
Veronica Cruz, 2008B Silver

Girls Travel Team Manager of the Year    
Gina Weaver, 2011G Silver
Tosha Baskin, 2011G Red

Boys Travel Coach of the Year Phil Miceli, 2007B Silver & 2007B Red teams

Girls Travel Coach of the Year
James Devis, 2010G Brownsburg
Shane Chuvalas, 2011G Silver & 2011G Red teams

Newly Licensed Young Referee of the Year Nicholas Wagner

Young Referee of the Year Jack Wagner, Corey Dumes, Mohammed Matar, Madelyn Pearson

Adult Referee of the Year Cary Wagner

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Jennifer Ford, 2008B Brownsburg Red, and Michelle Doan, 2008B Brownsburg Red, are USAI Volunteers of the Year.  Jennifer Ford and Michelle Doan each worked over 30 volunteer hours in the Fall 2021 season!  They were a constant presence at the many Fall field days and helped the Club prepare the fields for the Fall tournaments. This dedication improved the experience for our families and the 1000s of visitors to USAI-Indy Parks facilities. Great job Jennifer and Michelle for all your extra efforts.

Cary Wagner is USAI Administrator of the Year.  Coach Wagner’s contributions to the ongoing improvement of the Club are huge.  Cary is a long serving member of the United Soccer Alliance of Indiana Board of Directors.  Coach Wagner has coached numerous Recreation and Rec Plus teams over the years, including 2021 Pike Rec Plus team with his son.  The players routinely return season after season because of the fun learning experience to be had on a team coached by Cary Wagner.  Referee Cary Wagner is a long-time licensed Referee and can often be found at USAI Fields referring a Recreation U12 game or a travel or Rec Plus game.  Often Cary will then stay to mentor young referees on how to improve.  Often one can see a 3 man all Wagner referee crew as sons Christopher, Jack, and Nicholas are also licensed referees.  Manager Cary Wagner is the long-time travel team manager for the 2005B age group and is the driving force behind forming and keeping the teams together year after year.  Often the 2005B teams are at the top of the Club’s volunteerism and often this is partially due to Cary himself working 12-hour days during the Club’s 3 tournaments.  Cary is the creator and founder of the season ending USAI Community Recreation League’s All Star game.  Cary, you are appreciated.

Pamela Suchecki is USA OF INDIANA Volunteer of the Year.  As a member of the USA of Indiana Board of Directors, Pam Suchecki already puts in significant volunteer time devoted to leadership and guidance for the Club. In 2021, with most of the administrative staff in transition, Pam stepped in to provide considerable help with the organization of both seasons of USAI Grassroots Community Recreation League to ensure that teams, coaches, and players were well organized and were able to experience a fun season.  Pam was also an invaluable second site Director for the successful Indy Fusion Fall Classic 2021.  Thank you, Pam.

Rosa Akaydin is USAI Recreation League Team Manager of the Year.  Team Manager Rosa can be found each Saturday during Recreation League games organizing her children’s games often with a newborn on her hip.  Each season Manager Rosa lists several ways USAI Rec Program can improve and more often than not her ideas for improvement are implemented.

Hugh Stoudt is USAI Recreation Hendricks Division Coach of the Year, a long-time USAI Hendricks Division Recreation Commissioner, and devotes countless hours each season to ensure each Coach has his/her roster and all coaching supplies ready before each season.  In addition, Coach Hugh is present at the USAI Avon Soccer Complex each night helping Coaches organize and run training sessions.  Coach Hugh often coaches both a Rec team and a Rec Plus team each season.  In addition, Coach Hugh ran free professional indoor Rec Plus training sessions January-March, 2021.

Matthew & Brandi Freije are USAI Recreation Hendricks Division Coaches of the Year.  Coach Matt and Coach Brandi stepped up to coach THREE USAI Hendricks Avon Rec teams, each with one of their children (or 2).  Coach Matt and Brandi coached recreational Hendricks teams for U6, U10 & U12 during the fall season. They create a fun, positive learning environment for all of the players. Thank you for your good efforts Coach Matt and Coach Brandi!

Leah Einterz is USAI Recreation Pike Division Coach of the Year and ran amazing, high energy training sessions for the Spring ’21 Pike 2015 Rapids team.  Coach Leah prepared and held such fun training sessions that other players wanted to join in the fun. Leah creating a fun atmosphere for each player resulted in nearly full attendance at each training session and game.  Fabulous Coach Leah!

Alexa Beltz is USAI Recreation Pike Division Coach of the Year and stepped up to coach during a year that saw a significant number of longtime coaches sit out the season. Upon learning during the Avon Academy Night that the Pike division of her daughter’s age needed Fall 2021 coaches, Coach Alexa stepped up and volunteered to move her daughter and her coaching assignment to Pike Division even though she lives in Hendricks County.  Coach Beltz runs fun training sessions for her players and they are always smiling on Saturday mornings during their games. Great job Coach Alexa!

Franz Lubick is USAI Rec Plus Division Coach of the Year.  The USAI+ 2003 Pike Stars won the High School Division at the WCSSF Fall Tournament, winning the championship with kicks from the mark after a tie game.  Coach Lubick is extremely passionate about helping players on the team develop. He does a great job of passing on his knowledge of the game to his players. Coach Lubick is always willing to try new coaching ideas to help the players grow and improve.

Victor Doe with Osmane Bah assistant coach are USAI Rec Plus Division Coaches of the Year.  Coach Victor and Coach Bah coached the USAI+ 2007 Pike United to 1st place in the 15U division at the WCSSF League Fall Tournament. Coach Doe and Bah are extremely committed to their players. They are willing to learn new coaching ideas and implement them within their team. Parents love Coach Doe’s style of coaching and players return year after year. Good job Coach Victor and Coach Osmane. 

Eric Thompson is USAI Rec Plus Division Coach of the Year.  Coach Eric coaches the USAI+ 2010 Pike Glory and is very passionate about teaching the game and doing it the right way. Coach Thompson runs well organized training sessions and that organization can be seen during games. He uses visual cues in the game to help players learn within the moment.  Coach Thompson offers free training sessions in the winter to players for players who wish to continue to grow and develop. Thank you for all you do Coach Eric.

Scott Michalski is USAI Rec Plus Division Coach of the Year Hendricks County Division.  Coach Michalski is a long time Rec and Rec Plus coach and does a great job each season with the team.  Scott is also a licensed Referee and often can be seen officiating a Rec game and changing into his coaching gear for the next game.  Thank you Coach Scott.

            Nate Miller is USAI Recreation and Rec Plus Coach of the Year.  Coach Miller coached both a U7 Rec and a U12 Rec Plus team Fall 2021.  Coach Miller brings his ideas of how to improve the soccer experience for players, parents and coaches to the Club.  Coach Miller is organized for games and training sessions.  Player enjoy his calm cool demeanor on the sidelines.  Good job Coach Nate.

USA OF INDIANA Travel Boys Team Manager of the Year is Chuck Bruna. Chuck, alongside Coach Kunda, pulled together a relatively new group of players, created a fantastic team environment that includes a significant increase in volunteerism from previous years, a solid showing in Indiana Soccer League play.  Most coaches and parents understand Classic Travel just doesn’t work without a great Team Manager.  During tournaments, one can find Chuck helping run the Headquarters Tent. Thank you, Chuck, for all your efforts!

USA OF INDIANA Travel Boys Team Manager of the Year is Veronica Cruz. She and Coach Jose Molina reorganized the 2008B Silver team.  Manager Veronica provides great support to her families and players.  Veronica is a first-time manager with the team and has worked nonstop.  She has helped build the team up by communicating with new players, to make sure they accept their roster spots and pay the deposit. She has had meetings with parents on fields and gone through the registration process with them and also collected tuition on a regular basis.   We are thankful for Veronica’s effort.

USAI Girls Travel Team Managers of the Year is Gina Weaver, 2011G Silver and Tosha Baskin, 2011G Red.  Gina Weaver and Tosha Baskin manage the two 2011G teams. They create a fantastic environment of teamwork and support for the families and players. The 2011G teams are always near the top of volunteering during tournaments and field days. Thank you, Gina, and Tosha for all you do!

Phil Miceli is USAI Boys Travel Coach of the Year.  Coach Phil creates a challenging, positive learning environment for the 2007 Boys age group. Coach Miceli's welcoming presence and positive environment serve as an example for how to build a team for success. Coach Phil is also active in ensuring his teams help off the field too. He and Assistant Coach Jason Ransberger brought both teams to volunteer in force on Field Days at Mary & John Geisse Soccer Complex and Eagles Crest. Thank you for all your efforts, Coach Phil Miceli and Coach Jason Ransberger.

James Devis is USAI Girls Travel Coach of the Year.  Coach Devis is a joy to watch as he coaches games and runs organized, productive training sessions. The energy and positivity he brings to the team is terrific. The players are always smiling and having fun.  Coach Devis creates a positive team environment in which players may excel. He also helped organize the Brownsburg Field Days to ensure the fields and facility were in prime shape for the Fall Season and Indy Fusion Fall Classic. The positive atmosphere created by Coach Devis is what we strive for at USA of Indiana. Thank you, Coach Devis!

Shane Chuvalas is USAI Girls Travel Coach of the Year.  Coach Shane started coaching in the USAI Recreation league and was recognized last year as USA of Indiana Recreation League Coach of the Year.  Coach Shane has been a leader within the Recreation League coaching ranks for several years, and this year made the move to the Travel Coaching Staff.  Coach Shane is prepared for his training sessions with new skills and lessons each week, is always organized and communicative, and helps each player feel like a contributor on the team. He creates a fun, positive atmosphere for players to grow and develop.  In addition, Coach Shane conducts training for the USA of Indiana Junior Referee Development Program each season, significantly improving the training our young referees receive. We look forward to watching Coach Shane’s continued growth in his coaching career.  Last weekend, Coach Chuvalas earned the prestigious United Soccer Coaches National Youth Diploma!  Thank you, Coach Shane. 

Nicholas Wagner is USAI Newly Licensed Young Referee of the Year.

Jack Wagner, Corey Dumes, Mohammed Matar, Madelyn Pearson are USAI Youth Referees of the Year.  Good job young Referees Nicholas Wagner, Jack Wagner, Corey Dumex, Mohammed Matar, Madelyn Pearson!  The Saturday Recreation games are better and more fun because of you!  Picture: Madelyn Pearson.

Cary Wagner is USAI Adult Referee of the Year.   Cary is a licensed referee and one can often find him refereeing Recreation games on Saturday mornings and then officiating additional USAI travel and Rec Plus games in the afternoon. Cary is a wonderful referee that holds his fellow referees to the highest standards. Thank you, Cary, for doing such a wonderful job and setting an example for young players and referees.  Pictured: Wagner family with USAI Referee Cary, Referee Christopher, Referee Nicholas, Referee Jack; with Soccer Mom & Assistant Coach Carol.

Notable Field Day by USAI Brownsburg Travel Division

Coaches James Devis & Shannon Emberton, Lindston Lindberg & Neil Davis, Jason Rich, Andy Barnes, Martin Guise, & Kristen Zemke; and Team Managers Rachel Rich, Brian & Laura Collier;   led the group of USAI Brownsburg travel parents to a robust Fall 2021 Field Day with over 40 parent and player volunteers!!  Together, these teams have taken proud ownership of USA of Indiana Brownsburg Soccer Complex, putting in countless hours of volunteer effort to make noticeable improvements to the facilities. In addition to a herculean Field Day effort, several of the Brownsburg teams were at the top of the list for volunteerism at USAI hosted tournaments! We are thankful for the leadership provided by coaches and Team Managers Rachel Rich and Brian Collier to welcome families into the fabulous engaged and hardworking group, devoted to the overall improvement of Club events and facilities that will benefit players for years to come.  The Brownsburg travel teams are good examples of great results when like-minded parents, like-minded players, and like-minded coaches come together on behalf of the players and their families.

Notable Top Travel Team Volunteerism

Top teams for Indy Pike Fest 2021
2011B Brownsburg Red with Jason Rich & Rachel Rich
2008B Brownsburg Blue with Lindston Lindberg, Neil Davis & Brian & Laura Collier.

Top teams for the 18 (!) Fall 2021 Field Days
2013G Silver with Jasmine Moses & Melissa Fritz & Allison
    Lowery (200% of parent shifts worked!)
2008B Brownsburg Red with Jason & Rachel Rich (150% of parent shifts worked!)
2010G Brownsburg with James Devis & Shannon Emberton (140% of parent shifts worked!)

Top teams for Indy Fusion Fall Classic 2021
2005B Silver with Bisher Birany & Cary Wagner (93% of parent shifts worked, with extraordinary (24                                     h           hours) worked by Tea, Manager Cary Wagner.
2006B Red with Jeff & Angie Jackson (91% of parent shifts worked, with extraordinary (24 hours)
w          worked by Coach Jeff Jackson and Team Manager Angie Jackson.  
2008B Brownsburg Red with Jason & Rachel Rich (81% of parent shifts worked).

Top teams for Indy Burn Cup 2021
2008B Brownsburg Red with Jason & Rachel Rich (107% of parent shifts worked).
2005B Elite Silver with Cary Wagner (104% of parent shifts worked).  
2007B Silver with Dan Newberry & Jasmin Bankhead (93% of parent shifts worked).

 

Congratulations to Indiana Soccer Association Awards Winners,
honored February 2020

Indiana Soccer Finalist Travel Team Manager Jasmin Bankhead
Indiana Soccer Girls Travel Coach of the Year Rob Jordan and Theron Smith
Indiana Soccer Girls Recreation Coach of the Year Jasmine Moses
Indiana Soccer Finalist Recreation Coach of the Year Stephan Vincent
Indiana Soccer Boys Travel Coach of the Year Ian Scott

Congratulations 2020 Award Winners

Congratulations 2020 Award winners.
Will you please read this news release with more about each winner with pictures?


For 2020

Volunteer of the Year Mariel Padilla

Volunteer of the Year Pam Suchecki

Recreation Coach of the Year Newly Mack, Hendricks

Recreation Coach of the Year Shane Chuvalas, Pike

Rec Plus Coach of the Year Tim Litz

Boys Travel Team Manager Adam Rude, 2009B Premier

Girls Travel Team Manager Taray Delemore, 2009G Premier

Boys Travel Teams of the Year 2008B Brownsburg teams

Girls Travel Team of the Year 2011G Indy Burn

Young Female Licensed Referee of the Year Madelyn Pearson

Young Male Referee of the Year Jacob Erlewine

Adult Referee of the Year James A. DaPuzzo, III

Please see description and pictures here.


2019 United Soccer Alliance of Indiana Annual Awards

It takes countless hours of devoted staff and volunteers to run a youth development soccer club, and United Soccer Alliance of Indiana is grateful it has some of the very best parent volunteers, coaches, and managers. Each year, a few go so far above and beyond expectations we take a moment to recognize them.  Will you please help congratulations the 2019 USA of Indiana Award Winners?

Volunteer of the Year Nick Schafer
Recreation Coach of the Year Stephan Vincent
Recreation Coach of the Year Jasmine Moses
Rec Plus Coach of the Year Jim Le
Rec Plus Coach of the Year Scott Helm
Young Female Referee of the Year Maggie Gaughan
Boys Travel Coach of the Year Jason Rich
Girls Travel Coach of the Year Greg Hylton
Girls Travel Coaches of the Year Theron Smith and Rob Jordan
Boys Travel Team Manager Jasmin Bankhead
Girls Travel Team Manager Ann Marie Scharlau

Volunteer of the Year: Nick Schafer, 2007G Premier
Nick Schafer of the 2007G Premier team is one of our most reliable fields volunteers, capable at this point of installing entire soccer fields by himself and leading crews and teams. In addition, he always volunteers as a field marshal at every tournament, and picks up extra shifts when asked. Beyond that, he is at the fields each night while his daughter is training, and is always quick to pick up a liner or to help in whatever way is needed. He feels like a part of the fields crew staff he is so dependable and skilled.

Recreation Coach of the Year Boys: Stephan Vincent2007B Crew Pike
Coach Stephan Vincent coaches Rec, Rec Plus, and USAI Futsal teams, and is an integral part of the USA of Indiana.  Coach Vincent coaches during USAI Rec All Star games as well. Coach Vincent is an often requested and always beloved coach who is organized, communicative, and reliable, which is to say nothing of the actual soccer skills he is able to teach his players.

Recreation Coach of the Year Girls: Jasmine Moses, 2012G Union Pike
Coach Jasmine Moses is part of a family who have been coaching with USAI for 25 years!  The future looks bright in Jasmine’s hands! She is not only requested, but DEMANDED, by players in the U8 girls age bracket, because of her ability to make soccer fun for players of that age. In addition, she holds extra training that the families joyously attend, and creates experiences that have young players begging to know when the next season starts!

Rec Plus Coach of the Year Jim Le, 2001 Pike Union
Coach Jim Le is a fixture at the USAI fields. He coaches U10 boys Rec as well as multiple Rec Plus teams. He is so frequently requested by players that he stays involved in teams he no longer coaches, just to be sure that his former players are developing and having fun. He is a wonderful resource for families and young players on the soccer field.

Rec Plus Coach of the Year Scott Helm, 2001 Hendricks Crew and 2008 Hendricks Timbers
Coach Scott Helm coaches both Rec and Rec Plus teams in the USAI Hendricks divisions. Coach Helm is communicative, organized, and works hard to make sure his players are having a good experience. Coach Helm is a critical piece of the Hendricks program and we are so thankful for his hard work!

Young Referee of the Year: Maggie Gaughan
Maggie Gaughan is the unofficial leader of the USAI junior referee program. Her quiet nature disappears the second she takes the field officiating U5-U8 games, and she keeps the games running like well-oiled machines, which is no easy feat with players at that age. She is reliable and responsible far beyond her years, and is more than happy to mentor new junior referees to help them grow. Whatever area of the fields Maggie is assigned on Rec game days, we can rest assured that it is in great hands. 

Boys Travel Coach of the Year: Jason Rich, 2008B Hendricks and 2011B Hendricks
Thanks to his diligence and personal recruitment, Coach Jason Rich has developed FOUR new USAI travel teams in Hendricks County, an area that this time two years ago, had zero! He has developed players from area Rec programs and created a cohesive and well-run training program that has all three 2008B teams working in tandem in ways that grow both players and coaches. He has also taken the reigns of the 2011B Academy team in Hendricks, which only means great things for that group as well. Thank you Coach Jason!

Girls Travel Coach of the Year: Greg Hylton, 2002G Premier
Coach Greg Hylton has been a coaching force with USAI and USAI Fusion Soccer Academy for many years. He is an extremely well-organized, communicative, and impactful coach who develops teams into cohesive units. His players love playing for him, often navigating the turbulent waters of high school soccer in pursuit of continuing college play. His teams consistently volunteer and fundraise as units and create bonds that translate onto the soccer field. We wish we had dozens more coaches just like him.  

Girls Travel Coaches of the Year Theron Smith and Rob Jordan, 2004G Elite, 2009G Premier
Coach Theron Smith and Rob Jordan brought home a State Cup Championship for USA of Indiana’s 2004G Elite Team this year! Congratulations to all!  In addition to the work required to prepare a team for success at that level, Coach Theron also coaches the 2009G Premier team, a group who also looks poised for future success. In no small feat, Coach Jordan also won an IHSAA State Championship as head coach of the Zionsville High School Boys Varsity team. Coach Theron Smith is the longtime Head Coach of Pike High School, the Club’s 41-year partner.  In all, USA of Indiana is thankful that these two coaches share their talents with the club and the countless young players who benefit from their knowledge. Thank you and Congratulations on your success!

Travel Team Manager of the Year: Jasmin Bankhead, 2007 Boys Entire Age Group
2007B Elite team manager Jasmin Bankhead is the rock of the 2007 boys group…an age division that currently has 5 teams! Following the USAI and Dynamo alliance at this age level, Jasmin kept a close eye on the distribution of players, identified and trained team managers for each of the individual teams, and keeps close tabs on each group making sure all players are having a good experience. The 2007B Elite team is striving hard towards promotion into the National League, but Jasmin is personally making sure that no player is left behind regardless of what roster they play on a given day. 

Girls Travel Team Manager Ann Marie Scharlau, 2002G Premier
Ann Marie Scharlou tackles the job of team manager with a great attitude and a willingness to learn quickly under pressure. She spent countless hours organizing a handoff of materials and communicating with parents through a transition of longtime team managers and coaches. Through it all, Ann Marie handled all administrative tasks for the team on time and in budget. Ann Marie was a driving force in increasing the team’s volunteer record at club tournaments by almost double so far this year. The team is so lucky that Ann Marie stepped in and has proven to be a stellar team manager! 


2018 
Indiana Soccer Association Award Update
Congratulations to Coach Katie Sommers WINNER 2018 Indiana Soccer Association Recreation Coach of the Year! 
Katie Sommers is USAI and Indiana Soccer Association Rec Coach of the Year.  Each Saturday Katie can be found displaying endless energy and optimism on the field for her teams.  She coached two teams this fall, a boys and a girls team, and was requested by more players than we could place with her.  Parents rely on her to create a positive soccer environment for their children and teach them soccer skills in the process.  Katie was a USAI Travel Coach for the 1992 and 1994 girls 18 years ago.

Congratulations Coach Hector Reina, Coach Katie Sommers, Administrator Pam Suchecki, Volunteer of the Year Darren Pearson, Travel Team Manager Erica Salzman each is

Finalist; 1 of 4 top candidates in Indiana! 
Each w
as honored at the Awards Gala for Indiana Soccer Association March 2, 2019. 
Administrator of the Year & INDIANA ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR FINALIST Pam Suchecki
Boys Travel Team Manager & INDIANA TRAVEL TEAM MANAGER OF THE YEAR FINALIST  Erica Salzman, USAI 2003 Boys Stars
Recreation Coach of the Year  & INDIANA RECREATION COACH OF THE YEAR BOYS WINNER!    Katie Sommers
Girls Rec Plus Coach of the Year & INDIANA RECREATION COACH OF THE YEAR GIRLS FINALIST   Hector Reina
Boys Travel Coach of the Year & INDIANA TRAVEL BOYS COACH OF THE YEAR FINALIST  Jeff Jackson
Volunteer of the Year & INDIANA VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR FINALIST  Darren Pearson


2018 United Soccer Alliance of Indiana Annual Awards

Administrator of the Year & INDIANA ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR FINALIST Pam Suchecki
Boys Travel Coach of the Year & INDIANA TRAVEL BOYS COACH OF THE YEAR FINALIST  Jeff Jackson
Girls Travel Coach of the Year     William Jordan Nelson
Boys Travel Team Manager & INDIANA TRAVEL TEAM MANAGER OF THE YEAR FINALIST  Erica Salzman, USAI 2003 Boys Stars
Girls Travel Team Manager          Amy Waters, USAI 2007 Girls
Recreation Coach of the Year:     Dave Carlson
Recreation Coach of the Year      DeAndre Martin
Recreation Coach of the Year  & INDIANA RECREATION COACH OF THE YEAR BOYS 
WINNER    Katie Sommers
Recreation Coach of the Year      Randy Winston
Girls Rec Plus Coach of the Year & INDIANA RECREATION COACH OF THE YEAR GIRLS FINALIST   Hector Reina
Boys Rec Plus Coach of the Year    Stephan Vincent
Volunteer of the Year                     Silvia Estrada
Volunteer of the Year                     Maria Esquerre
Volunteer of the Year & INDIANA VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR FINALIST  Darren Pearson
Young Female Referee of the Year  Madelyn Pearson
Young Male Referee of the Year      Brenton Touloukian

 


2018 United Soccer Alliance of Indiana Annual Awards

(2/5/19) It takes countless hours of devoted staff and volunteers to run a youth development soccer club, and United Soccer Alliance of Indiana is grateful it has some of the very best parent volunteers, coaches, and managers. Each year, a few go so far above and beyond expectations we take a moment to recognize them.  Will you please help congratulations the 2019 USAI Award Winners?

Administrator of the Year & INDIANA ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR FINALIST Pam Suchecki
Boys Travel Coach of the Year & INDIANA TRAVEL BOYS COACH OF THE YEAR FINALIST  Jeff Jackson
Girls Travel Coach of the Year     William Jordan Nelson
Boys Travel Team Manager & INDIANA TRAVEL TEAM MANAGER OF THE YEAR FINALIST  Erica Salzman, USAI 2003 Boys Stars
Girls Travel Team Manager          Amy Waters, USAI 2007 Girls
Recreation Coach of the Year:     Dave Carlson
Recreation Coach of the Year      DeAndre Martin
Recreation Coach of the Year  & INDIANA RECREATION COACH OF THE YEAR BOYS FINALIST    Katie Sommers
Recreation Coach of the Year      Randy Winston
Girls Rec Plus Coach of the Year & INDIANA RECREATION COACH OF THE YEAR GIRLS FINALIST   Hector Reina
Boys Rec Plus Coach of the Year    Stephan Vincent
Volunteer of the Year                     Silvia Estrada
Volunteer of the Year                     Maria Esquerre
Volunteer of the Year & INDIANA VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR FINALIST  Darren Pearson
Young Female Referee of the Year  Madelyn Pearson
Young Male Referee of the Year      Brenton Touloukian

Pam Suchecki USAI Volunteer of the Year.   Pam is a USAI Recreation League Commissioner, Rec Plus coach, travel parent, and also serves as on the USAI Board of Directors.  Pam assists with administrative functions of each program.  Pam has helped many a USAI family get registered and obtain the information they need about games and training.  Pam’s ability to communicate, organize, and promote are always done with a positive attitude and willingness to help our fellow members in any way.

Jeff Jackson is USAI Boys Travel Coach of the Year.  Jeff coaches the 2006 Boys Stars and Academy, and goes above and beyond to keep three 2006 boys teams operating as a cohesive unit in a way that meets the needs of all players in that age group. He is communicative, well organized, and positive, and his players thrive and excel under his leadership. In addition, he coaches his son’s Recreation team and runs the Club’s winter futsal league.  As USAI partnered with Dynamo this year for the 2006 boys, Coach Jackson was a voice of leadership in the transition.

 William Jordan Nelson is Girls Travel Coach of the Year.  Jordan coaches the 2005 Girls Travel Team.  The team has made a 180 degree turnaround.  He took a team that was struggling with numbers and with the help of veteran Coach Dan Murphy, good team management, and engaged parents, created a positive experience for families and players.  Jordan created such an appealing environment that the team now has a waiting list for players! His positivity and encouragement of these players bodes well for the future of this age bracket with the USAI program.

 Erica Salzman is Boys Travel Team Manager of the Year.  Erica is a longtime travel team manager of the 2003 boys team, provides leadership and mentors up and coming team managers just learning the ropes.  She is well organized, communicative, and positive, and always does a great job for the players, families, and coaches for whom she serves.

 Amy Waters is Girls Travel Team Manager of the Year.  Amy has demonstrated calm and steady leadership of the 2007 Girls team.  Amy is well organized, communicative with the families on her team, exceeds the expected volunteer commitment, and fosters a positive environment for the players on the team. USAI knows the 2007 Girls team is in good hands and well cared for by the long time partnership of Manager Amy Waters and Coach Ken Williams.

DeAndre Martin is USAI Rec Coach of the Year.  DeAndre has served as a longtime Recreation League coach and is beloved by his players, most recently the Pike U13 Girls Crew. His boundless energy keeps players having fun and he is always there with words of encouragement rooted in a love for learning the game.

Katie Sommers is USAI Rec Coach of the Year.  Each Saturday Katie can be found displaying endless energy and optimism on the field for her teams.  She coached two teams this fall, a boys and a girls team, and was requested by more players than we could place with her.  Parents rely on her to create a positive soccer environment for their children and teach them soccer skills in the process.  Katie was a USAI Travel Coach for the 1992 and 1994 girls 18 years ago.

 Dave Carlson is USAI Rec Coach of the Year.  Dave coached the Pike Chivas U10 Boys team and is a longtime USAI Rec Coach who has been making soccer fun for young players for years. His ability to keep the game fun and exciting is just what USAI asks out of a coach. He encourages each player to play as part of a team and do their best.

 Randy Winston is USAI Rec Coach of the Year.  Randy coaches USAI Hendricks Galaxy U8 Girls team and gives players at USAI Avon Soccer Complex a wonderful experience as they begin their soccer journey. His energy and enthusiasm keeps trainings and games positive, upbeat, and fun!  During Rec Academy night, Randy was quick to invite countless players to join his training session, making sure all players felt welcome into the fun.

 Stephan Vincent is USAI Rec Plus Coach of the Year.   Stephan coached the U14 Boys team this fall, and was beloved by players and families alike.  His well-organized and calm demeanor provided steady instruction and leadership to teen players eager to improve their skills.  Coach Vincent also coaches a Rec team and can be found on a soccer field just about any day of the week, always carrying a bag of gear and with players following not far behind.

 Hector Reina is USAI Rec Plus Coach of the Year.   Hector is a longtime assistant coach for the USAI travel program, and was a welcome addition to the U16 Girls Rec Plus team this fall, bringing top level soccer coaching and a passion for the game to a great group of young players. In addition to teaching solid soccer skills, Coach Reina encouraged many players to join teams for tournaments and additional training, and advocates for players to pursue ways to elevate their game. He truly cares about each player developing to their maximum potential.

 Silvia Estrada is USAI Volunteer of the Year.   Silvia is one of the top volunteers for USAI travel program representing the 2006 Boys Premier team. She volunteers countless hours at USAI hosted tournaments, field days, and is always quick to line fields or help in any way she can.

 Maria Esquerre is USAI Volunteer of the Year.  Maria comes from a large family with many players in the club playing at the Rec, Rec Plus, and Travel level.  Maria volunteers at every opportunity she can. She lines fields until the sun goes down, she works in concession stands, in tournament headquarters tent, and as a hospitality driver during tournament. She and her children organized the large uniform barn.  This year she did all this volunteer work with a newborn baby strapped to her stomach and with a smile on her face.

 Darren Pearson is USAI Volunteer of the Year.  Darren volunteers for USAI in more ways than one can count. He serves as an assistant coach and team manager for a U14 girls Rec Plus team, and spends every Saturday morning on the Rec fields helping in whatever way is needed. He gives rides to people in need on golf carts, assists with commissioner duties, works registration events, and serves on USAI Board of Directors leading the Recreation League.  Darren is a club leader always willing to roll up his sleeves to help.

 Brenton Touloukian is USAI Young Male Referee of the Year.
Madelyn Pearson is USAI Young Female Referee of the Year.   Brenton and Madelyn regularly officiate Saturday morning Recreation League games with never ending pleasant personality and manner; and a professionalism and maturity beyond their years.  The Club deeply appreciates the dedication of Referee Touloukian and Referee Pearson.

 

 

 

 

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