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Statement from USYS regarding the Developmental Players League (DPL):

In a statement from Lesle Gallimore, Commisioner of the GA: “The DPL and the GA are focused on the development of female athletes, providing clubs an opportunity to showcase the talent and potential of their players. While the general philosophies of each organization align, after careful review of the needs of each league, differences have arisen.  Accordingly, the DPL and GA have mutually agreed to terminate the existing Memorandum of Understanding. At this time, the DPL will move forward as a standalone league, not tied, tiered or linked exclusively to any other platform. GA clubs are permitted to enter the DPL as an option for their second level teams, should the DPL deem their quality to be appropriate. Furthermore, the GA will consider the results of games in the DPL as an indicator of competitiveness and readiness for future opportunities within the GA. Although the GA considers the DPL an Elite National Platform, the GA does not recognize a sole entity as the exclusive pathway to the GA. Both leagues, boards, and members are committed to supporting each other in an unofficial capacity as good stewards of the Women’s Game.”


MSA hosts our annual Registrar Summit:

August 7, 2021
Hilton Garden Inn, Flowood, MS; 
9 am - 5 pm -
Register HERE
Fee: $25 pp
Registration closes Monday, August 2nd.

US Youth Soccer 2021 National Award Winners

November 29, 2021 03:31 PM


FRISCO, Texas (Nov. 29, 2021) — US Youth Soccer is excited to announce the 2021 National winners of its 10 annual awards. The winners will be recognized at the 2022 US Youth Soccer Awards Gala in Kansas City, Mo., where USYS will also honor the Dr. Thomas Fleck Award recipient, as well as the 2021 US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame class.

The Awards Gala will take place Jan. 22 as part of the US Youth Soccer Workshop at the United Soccer Coaches Convention.

The awards include Young Female and Male Referees of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Administrator of the Year, TOPSoccer Buddy and Coach of the Year, Girls and Boys Recreation Coaches of the Year, and Girls and Boys Competitive Coaches of the Year. Goal and Save of the Year nominees will be announced at a later date, and voting will take place to determine the winner of each honor.

Award Name Recipient Name

Young Female Referee of the Year

Yuzim Valencia – Illinois

Young Male Referee of the Year

Bradshaw Harris Morel - Wisconsin

Volunteer of the Year

Pat Ferre - California-North

Administrator of the Year

Jenny Ferguson - Alabama

TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year

Keegan Donaca - Washington

TOPSoccer Coach of the Year

Steve McCollum - Ohio

Girls Recreation Coach of the Year

Deana Moreschi - Massachusetts

Boys Recreation Coach of the Year

Meagan Kalchbrenner - Virginia

Girls Competitive Coach of the Year

Erin Coppernoll - Wisconsin

Boys Competitive Coach of the Year

Dillon Nino - New Mexico

Dr. Thomas Fleck Award

Mike Barr - Wallingford, Pennsylvania

2021 Hall of Fame Class

DaMarcus Beasley - Houston, Texas

2021 Hall of Fame Class

Pat Pullen - Fort Worth, Texas

2021 Hall of Fame Class

Kathy Zolad - Fort Myers, Florida

2021 Hall of Fame Class

Tom Mendoth - Folsom, California

2021 Hall of Fame Class

Jesse Harrell - Houston, Texas


For more information about the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala and award winners, go to