Congratulations to James Waldron for being named the 2013 OSYSA Volunteer of the Year
Jim’s involvement with soccer began as a coach when his daughter began playing in 1974. He was a coach for 17 years and also a referee for many years. Then he became elected to the Board of Directors for Girls Southeast Cincinnati Soccer Assn. In 1977, he was elected as President of GSE. Thirty six years later, he remains the President of the GSE soccer organization. For over 30 years as a Volunteer, Jim has spent many hours, days and years of hard work and commitment to Ohio South.
Congratulations to Karl George for being named the 2013 OSYSA Administrator of the Year
Karl has been involved in the Dayton soccer community for over 30 years. Karl spends countless hours of his time by handling the administrative work for Metro FC. Metro FC would not be as strong of an organization in the Dayton community without Karl’s tireless work and dedication to handling the administrative duties for the club.
Congratulations to Jeremy Handler for being named the 2013 OSYSA Boys Competitive Coach of the Year
Jeremy is an outstanding coach who has a profound impact on his players, not only from a soccer perspective, but also as a mentor. He handles both winning and losing in an admirable way. He exhibits fair play, respect of other players and coaches, and has polite behavior no matter the situations or outcome of the game.
Congratulations to Scott Rairden for being named the 2013 OSYSA Girls Competitive Coach of the Year
Scott is a phenomenal coach and completely dedicated to his players. Scott leads by example when it comes to Sportsmanship. He is always respectful to the players, parents, referees and to the other team’s players and coaches. Scott is known by many as a person that loves the game and who wants to expose people to how great it is. He is involved in State Cup, Regional ODP and high school soccer.
Congratulations to Jacob Russell for being named the 2013 OSYSA Male Young Referee of the Year
Jacob has been a referee since 2012 and has worked at the local recreation leagues as well as a number of tournaments in Columbus and Cincinnati. He always enjoys learning more and is receptive to suggestions and guidance for the game of soccer.
Congratulations to Sicilia Spada for being named the 2013 OSYSA Female Young Referee of the Year
Silcilia became involved with soccer when she was 11 years old. She has great character and personality on and off the field. She has encouraged other kids to be involved in mentoring young students at school, on the field for soccer, and on the field as a referee.