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NJYS Annual Awards Presented by RWJBarnabas Health

Each year, New Jersey Youth Soccer chooses its NJYS Annual Awards presented by RWJBarnabas Health.  New Jersey players, teams, coaches, referees, and volunteers are recognized for outstanding performances during the preceding year and/or contributions to youth soccer in the state.  NJ Youth Soccer annual awards will be presented in the following categories.  Applications can be submitted electronically by choosing the appropriate link found below.

Winners in the following categories were honored at the 33rd NJYS Annual Awards Dinner presented by RWJBarnabas Health held on Friday, February 3, 2023.  

Coach Awards

Bob McNulty Coach of the Year
2022 - Don Norton Jr. of Mount Laurel United SA

Recreation Coach of the Year 
2022 - Giancarlo Riotto of Delaware Valley Youth SC

Referee Awards

Youth Referee of the Year 
2022 - Liam Brett and Sophie Poslusny

Player Awards

Comeback Player of the Year presented by JAG-ONE Physical Therapy 
2022 - Leith Matari

Goal of the Year powered by Red Bull New York
2022 - Hadley Rivera of Moorestown SC
2022 - Moses Lopez of Morris Elite SC

Save of the Year powered by NJ/NY Gotham FC
2022 - Maddison Miller of Mount Olive SC
2022 -  Gabriel Ursic of Union SC

Service Awards 

TOPSoccer Volunteer of the Year presented by RJWBarnabas Health 
2022 - Matthew Rosenthal of Scotch Plains Fanwood SC

Soccer Parent of the Year presented by Soccer Parenting
2022 - Debra Padmore of East Brunswick SC
2022 - George Karounis of Madison SC

Liesel Krehan Volunteer of the Year 
2022 -  Frank Sena of Watchung Hills SA

Recreation Program of the Year 
2022 - - Scotch Plains Fanwood SC


Frank Bollaci Memorial Scholarship
2022- Matthew Lam of Livingston SC
2022 - Samuel Vacca of Jersey Crew SC

Brett Fenster Memorial Scholarship
2022 - Julia Klatt of West Morris SC
2022 - Taj Turner of Cape Express SC

Allan Sinclair Memorial Scholarship
2022 - Thea Spellmeyer of Haddonfield SC and real Jersey FC
2022 - Ryan Shute of RUSA FC

Jeanine Willis Scholarship 
2022 - Brandon De la Puente of Deptford SA
2022 - Lena Smith of Jackson SC

Winners in the following categories will be honored at the NJYS Annual General Meeting on Saturday, February 11, 2023. 

NJYS Hall of Fame Inductee 

(application closed)

Past Recipients

NJYS also acknowledges many of the state's players for their accomplishments at the state, regional, and national levels of US Youth Soccer events held throughout the year.

U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship Series

U.S. Youth Soccer Presidents Cup

NJ Youth Soccer Challenge Cup team champions

U.S. Youth Soccer East Region ODP pool team

Be sure to help our community celebrate all the achievements in youth soccer throughout the year in New Jersey!

NJYS Annual Awards Dinner presented by RWJ Barnabas Health Past Events

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Freehold, New Jersey 07728

Phone: 609-490-0725
Email: [email protected]

New Jersey Youth Soccer

3 Paragon Way, Suite 400
Freehold, New Jersey 07728

Phone: 609-490-0725
Email: [email protected]
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