Briana Scurry Coming to Wisconsin
Briana Scurry, Olympic Gold Medal winner and one of the world’s best female goalkeepers is partnering with Wisconsin Youth Soccer for an exciting fundraiser benefiting and raising awareness for WYSA TOPSoccer and Soccer Across America. Players raising $125 will, with a parent or guardian, have lunch with; receive any item autographed; pose for pictures with; ask questions to and have the opportunity to participate in a 90 minute clinic with Briana. The top 40 overall fundraisers will participate in a private clinic with Briana. The top 10 overall fundraisers sit with Briana for lunch at the head table and the top 2 overall fundraisers sit next to Briana at lunch.
The event takes place on December 7 at UW – Green Bay. Visit the Playing for Keeps website to learn more about the program, register to participate or contribute to a registered participant.
WYSA Award Winners 2014
Each year, Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association honors outstanding contributions to youth soccer in our State by asking the membership to nominate worthy individuals. Join us in thanking the 2014 award recipients! Congratulations to all! Winners will be recognized at the WYSA AGM in March.
TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year – Robert Ziegler
15 years ago, Robert Ziegler started the Brookfield TOPSoccer Program and has been involved ever since. While in recent years, Robert has taken a passenger seat, he had been the heartbeat of the program. WYSA commends Robert on his longstanding dedication to TOPSoccer and all the time and effort he has put forth since March of 1999.
Volunteer of the Year – Kari Jansen
Kari first became involved with soccer when there was a team in need of a manager. Since then, Kari’s role has grown to include coach, assistant coach, and manager. Additionally, when Beaver Dam United SC was in need of funds, she stepped up to chair the Fundraising Committee which she still currently heads in concurrence with chairing the Family Events Committee.
Administrator of the Year – Kate Carpenter
Growth. The best way to encapsulate Kate’s administrative prowess in the Nicolet Region of the Milwaukee Kickers SC District is growth. Not only has Kate’s personal involvement grown in the Nicolet Region, but she has successfully worked to grow the membership within the region.
Coach of the Year – Girls Recreation – Tom Jakubczak
Tom’s enthusiasm for his team to become better soccer players as well as good sports has radiated from his players, to their families. Through Tom’s leadership, not only do his players work their hardest and respect opponents, but he has inspired the parents to follow in suit and support their team at Brookfield SA.
Coach of the Year – Boys Recreation – Laila Drescher
While Laila coaches many youth teams, she is being recognized for her achievements and dedication to her current u11 Boys team at Sauk Prairie Strikers. Though her players fall on a spectrum of ability, she diligently works to create a positive, learning environment for all players. Throughout her career, Laila has promoted good sportsmanship which has effectively extended to her players.
Coach of the Year – Girls Competitive – Angie Moulton
Angie’s patience and persistence to develop soccer players has been evident over the past several years. From the start of the Fall Season through the end of the Spring Season, drastic team and individual developments have occurred creating positive practice and games atmospheres for players at Brookfield SA.
Coach of the Year – Boys Competitive – Matt Callahan
Though Matt has distinguished himself as a high level coach by achieving his USSF B License (amongst other licenses), it is clear he desires to develop players. Matt prefers to take on younger teams at Oshkosh United SC where he can evolve player skills and shape model soccer players. In addition, Matt works hard to create playing opportunities for youth players in the summer and winter Seasons.
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