Congratulations to the 2014 Ohio South Youth Soccer Award winners!!
Ohio South Youth Soccer would like to thank the award winners for all the time, effort and hard work these individuals have dedicated to youth soccer.
Left: Josh Koch, 2014 OSYSA Boys Competitive Coach of the Year Right: James Martella, OSYSA President
Congratulations to Josh Koch for being named the 2014 OSYSA Boys Competitive Coach of the Year
Josh is extremely involved in the soccer local community. He has been head coach and assistant coach for several years of the Delaware Knights MOSSL Teams. Josh teaches his players that sportsmanship is the most important part of the game. His players are always striving for perfection. They are always looking for ways to improve the game, whether it is watching other teams games, going to Columbus Crew games, or just by putting in extra practice time. Josh believes and instills in his players that you have to put your best foot forward at all times on and off the field.
Left: Kelly Mock, 2014 OSYSA Administrator of the Year Right: James Martella, OSYSA President
Congratulations to Kelly Mock for being named the 2014 OSYSA Administrator of the Year
Kelly was an intern of Crew Juniors for 2 years and helped in every area possible until she finally took the West Administration role. She has been the West Administrator for just over a year and has done a tremendous job keeping everything organized, working with team administrators making sure they stay on top of their teams, and being personable with many parents. Kelly has many responsibilities and is pulled any many different directions, but she is still able to manage all three jobs very well and still keep a smile on her face.
Left: Michael Kosky, 2014 OSYSA Volunteer of the Year Right: James Martella, OSYSA President
Congratulations to Michael Kosky for being named the 2014 OSYSA Volunteer of the Year
Michael became active in youth soccer over 35 years ago. He started out as a parent coach and referee. Seeing soccer organizations trying to grow and improve, he got involved and made a difference. Mike has touched the lives of over 200,000 children that wished to play the great sport of soccer in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. He used his expertise in creating leagues to build some of the strongest leagues within Ohio South Youth Soccer.
Left: Morgan Shiveley, 2014 OSYSA TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year Right: James Martella, OSYSA President
Congratulations to Morgan Shiveley for being named the 2014 OSYSA TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year
Morgan joined Cincinnati TOPSoccer as a freshman in high school. She was part of the group of elite soccer players who came as a team to help with a TOPSoccer summer camp. She quickly fell in love with the program and with the kids involved. She was eager to continue working with the kids after the camp and volunteered for next 4 years. Morgan is an amazing, selfless volunteer and one of the best on-field buddies. The bond she has developed with the players is lasting and true both on and off the field.
Left: Lina Spada, 2014 OSYSA Female Young Referee of the Year Right: James Martella, OSYSA President
Congratulations to Lina Spada for being named the 2014 OSYSA Female Young Referee of the Year
Lina became involved with soccer when she was 11 years old. Her love of the game has progressed to playing year round select, indoor, high school levels. Additionally, she referees recreational, select and indoor soccer. Soccer made her a better-rounded young lady who is open and friendly with everyone she comes in contact with. She is always asking questions and gaining knowledge from more experienced referees and has post game conversations about different observations of the game played. She is working toward upgrading her USSF grade and will continue to advance in her referee career.
Congratulations to Tiffany Roberts for being named the 2014 OSYSA Girls Competitive Coach of the Year
Tiffany has a joy and love for the game that can't be matched. She played throughout youth, high school and college. Coach Roberts plays an active role in coaching, training, mentoring and guiding hundreds of youth as part of her roles as Executive Director of Coaching for the Kings Hammer Academy Girls. One can witness during practices or games the joy she has teaching the game she loves so much. She spends most of her energy and effort instructively teaching the game, encouraging the kids in trying new and creative approaches and supporting them regardless of the result of the given game.
Congratulations to Luke Thomas for being named the 2014 OSYSA Male Young Referee of the Year
Luke started playing soccer at a very young age and currently still playing. Organized youth soccer programs that Luke has been associated with helped shape his character by teaching life skills and having an overall drive to want to be the best at everything he does in life. He was accepted to participate at the two- day Entry Level Academy. He was an excellent student and expanded his soccer knowledge during the two- day event. Luke promotes the game of soccer by playing as much as possible.
Award Winner Appreciation Night at the Columbus Crew Game!
Congratulations to the 2013 Ohio South Youth Soccer Award winners!!