Steve Arneson Wins Girls DA West Conference Admin of the Year
As the inaugural season of Girls' programming comes to a close at the 2018 Academy Championships, the U.S. Soccer Development Academy held its second awards banquet in two days, honoring the best of the best. The Girls' side of the program honored its end of the year award winners, including Players and Coaches of the Year as well as Conference Best XI's at the Academy Awards Banquet. The end-of-season awards event, which took place at the U.S. Soccer National Development Center (NDC), marks the beginning of the first Girls' Academy Championships. The top four clubs from the U-15 and U-16/17 age groups gathered at the NDC to celebrate their award-winning teammates while getting an early scope of their semifinal competition.
The 2018 awards were determined for the three Conferences of the Boys' Development Academy: West, Central and East. A total of 29 awards per Conference, the honors included:
• Conference Best XI (U-15/16, U-17/18)
• Player of the Year (U-15/16, U-17/18)
• Coach of the Year (U-15, U-16/17, U-18/19)
• Community Award
• Administrator of the Year
The Administrator of the Year is awarded to an individual that manages the daily operations of their clubs and assists staff with creating the ideal environment for players.