Heartland Soccer Association + KSYSA 2019 Annual Awards Gala

This past weekend on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019, Heartland Soccer Association and Kansas Youth Soccer Association hosted their Annual Awards Gala at the Museum at Prairiefire in Overland Park, KS. At the awards gala, twenty two awards were given to 8 clubs associated with Sporitng KC Youth Soccer. Three Academy Affiliate clubs and five Sporting Club Network clubs were recognized for winning awards in various categories.

Below is the list of clubs and individuals who received awards at the ceremony:

Administrators of the Year

  •  Nicole Fegus – Metro United Soccer Club
  • Andrew Fletcher – Topeka Soccer Club
  • Tammy Panarisi – Sporting Missouri Valley
  • Annie Brooks – Sporting Blue Valley
  • Kristy Watson – Sporting Lee’s Summit

Special Recognition

  • Rocky Denney – Metro United Soccer Club
  • Ralph Garvin – Sporting Lee’s Summit
  • Mark Smith – Sporting Blue Valley

Girls Coaches of the Year

  • Danielle Orel – Metro United Soccer Club
  • Steve Loy – Topeka Select Soccer Club
  • Chris Katterhenry – Sporting Blue Valley

Boys Coaches of the Year

  • Brian Hoffman – Metro United Soccer Club
  • Mike Welch – Sporting Missouri Valley
  • William Malott – Sporting Blue Valley

Heartland Soccer Hall of Fame

  • Rob Mogren – Metro United Soccer Club
  • Jeff Dimon – Sporting Blue Valley

Heartland Soccer Hall of Fame Player 

  • Haley Hanson – Sporting Blue Valley (pictured above)

Save of the Year

  • Tyler Muza – Topeka Select

Administrator of the Year

  • Sarah Schneider – Puma FC

Boys Recreation Coach of the Year

  • Zoltan Ferencz – Sporting Blue Valley

Girls Recreation Coach of the Year

  • Kevin Maxwell – Sunflower Soccer

Boys Competitive Coach of the Year

  • Luis Padilla – Soccer Nation Academy

We also want to give a honorary shoutout to some additional award winners from the gala that are more than deserving.

Presidential Exemplary Service Award

  • Frank Alonso – Manhattan, KS

Corporate Partner of the Year

  • Jake Reid – Sporting Kansas City

We congratulate all the teams and individuals who received awards this past weekend, keep up the great work!


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