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Jan, 2020

Congratulations 2019 Award Winners!

Congratulations to Indiana Soccer Association Awards Finalists, honored 2/22/2020
Boys Travel Team Manager Jasmin Bankhead


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, Adminstrator 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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