Baltimore, MD (Vocus/PRWEB) January 12, 2011
FieldTurf announced the winners of its 5th annual FieldTurf Soccer Awards for the 2010 season today at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Convention in Baltimore. Winners were announced in 30 different categories. These awards are based on tabulated votes from FieldTurf executives and a panel consisting of Lynn Berling-Manuel, Jon Busch, Tim Carter, Tony DiCicco, Curt Johnson, Manny Lagos, Becky Sauerbrunn, Larry Sunderland, Mike Woitalla.
This year’s winners are:
- MLS Coach of the Year – Schellas Hyndman, FC Dallas
- WPS Coach of the Year – Paul Riley, Philadelphia Independence
- NASL (Division II) Coach of the Year – Colin Clarke, Puerto Rico Islanders
- USL (Division III) Coach of the Year – Mike Anhaeuser, Charleston Battery
- USL W-League Coach of the Year – Aaran Lines, Buffalo Flash
- NCAA Division 1 Coach of the Year (Men’s Soccer) – Steve Burns, University of Michigan
- NCAA Division 1 Coach of the Year (Women’s Soccer) – Randy Waldrum, Notre Dame
- MLS Team of the Year – FC Dallas
- WPS Team of the Year – FC Gold Pride
- NCAA Team of the Year – University of Louisville
- National High School Team of the Year (Boys) – Sacramento Jesuit (Carmichael, CA)
- National High School Team of the Year (Girls) – Charlotte Latin (Charlotte, NC)
- Southwest High School Team of the Year (Boys) – Cherry Creek (Englewood, CO)
- Southwest High School Team of the Year (Girls) – Esperanza (Anaheim, CA)
- Northwest High School Team of the Year (Boys) – Sacramento Jesuit (Carmichael, CA)
- Northwest High School Team of the Year (Girls) – Jesuit (Portland, OR)
- Midwest High School Team of the Year (Boys) – Blue Valley West (Overland Park, KA)
- Midwest High School Team of the Year (Girls) – Liberty (Liberty, MO)
- Metro High School Team of the Year (Boys) – St. Benedicts Prep (Newark, NJ)
- Metro High School Team of the Year (Girls) – Bronxville (NY)
- Northeast High School Team of the Year (Boys) – Farmington (Farmington, CT)
- Northeast High School Team of the Year (Girls) – Exeter (Exeter, NH)
- Southeast High School Team of the Year (Boys) – Gainesville (Gainesville, GA)
- Southeast High School Team of the Year (Girls) – Melbourne (Melbourne, FL)
- Great Lakes Region High School Team of the Year (Boys) – Apple Valley (Apple Valley, MN)
- Great Lakes Region High School Team of the Year (Girls) – SB St. Joseph (South Bend, IN)
- Midwest Metro High School Team of the Year (Boys) – Boylan Catholic (Rockford, IL)
- Midwest Metro High School Team of the Year (Girls) – Waubonsie Valley (Aurora, IL)
- Mid-Atlantic High School Team of the Year (Boys) – Durham Jordan (Durham, NC)
- Mid-Atlantic High School Team of the Year (Girls) – Charlotte Latin (Charlotte, NC)
MLS Coach of the Year – Schellas Hyndman, FC Dallas
Hyndman, in just his second full season with FC Dallas, led the team to a 12-4-14 record, highlighted by a 19-game unbeaten streak and the team’s first playoff run since 2007. FC Dallas upset defending champion Real Salt Lake in the first round of the playoffs and routed the star-studded Los Angeles Galaxy in the second round, to advanced to its first MLS Cup final in the team’s 15-year history.
WPS Coach of the Year – Paul Riley, Philadelphia Independence
Riley led the Independence to a third-place finish in the regular season (10-10-4) and a trip to the WPS final in the club’s inaugural season. In the process, Riley’s team entertained its fans by scoring more goals (37) than any other team in the league except for one. The Independence came one win away from becoming the third team in the history of professional sports to capture a championship in its first season.
NASL (Division II) Coach of the Year – Colin Clarke, Puerto Rico Islanders
The Clarke-led Islanders made the most of its eighth-place seeding into the playoffs by running the table and capturing its first 2nd division league title. The Islanders defeated the host Carolina Railhawks 3-1 on aggregate in the final and scored a league-high seven goals in the playoffs.
USL (Division III) Coach of the Year (formerly USL2) – Mike Anhaeuser, Charleston Battery
The Battery played the final 60+ minutes of the final with just 10 players due to a red card and defeated the Richmond Kickers 2-1 to capture the club’s third USL title. Anhaeuser has been involved in all three championships. The Battery finished with a 11-4-5 record on top of the USL2 table, scoring 35 goals.
USL W-League Coach of the Year – Aaran Lines, Buffalo Flash
The Flash capped off an undefeated season (14-0-2) and claimed its first W-League title in the team’s history. The Lines-led team, which will make the jump to WPS in 2011, captured nearly all the league awards including scoring leader and league MVP (Kelly Parker), top assist leader and MVP of Final Four (Vero Boquete) and coach of the year (Lines).
NCAA Division 1 Coach of the Year (Men’s Soccer) – Steve Burns, University of Michigan
Burns concluded the best season in program history with a 17-5-3 record and its first-ever Big Ten Tournament title and appearance in the College Cup final four – all in just its 11th season as a varsity sport. The team set school records for games played (24), wins (17), goals (52), points (153) assists (49), shots on goal (184) and shots (471). The Wolverines lost to eventual champion Akron 2-1 in the semis despite scoring in the game’s first minute.
NCAA Division 1 Coach of the Year (Women’s Soccer) – Randy Waldrum, Notre Dame
The Fighting Irish snapped Stanford’s 22-game unbeaten streak by winning 1-0 to capture its third NCAA title. Prior to 2010, Waldrum’s team had fallen short in four consecutive Women’s College Cup appearances from 2006-2009, including championship game losses in ’06 and ’08. The team won all six tournament games outscoring its opponents 15-1. It marks Waldrum’s second FieldTurf Coach of the Year award as he also won in 2008.
MLS Team of the Year – FC Dallas
FC Dallas was the clearly the most improved team in 2010, highlighted by its first postseason appearance since 2007 and its first MLS Cup final appearance in team history. Central attacking midfielder David Ferreira was the League MVP and also earned a deserving spot on the league’s best XI. Dallas reeled off a 19-game unbeaten streak to tie a league record and went 12 straight away games without a loss, which set a new MLS record.
WPS Team of the Year – FC Gold Pride
The Pride completed a worst-to-first season by routing the Philadelphia Independence 4-0 in the WPS championship in front of 5,228 at Pioneer Stadium. The club also won the regular season title by a mind-boggling 17 points behind league MVP Marta, who had 19 goals.
NCAA Team of the Year – University of Louisville
The Cardinals’ season ended with its first-ever 20-win campaign and first NCAA Championship match appearance. Losing 1-0 to Akron in the final, Louisville closed out a story-book season that fell one game short to become the first undefeated NCAA champion since Santa Clara in 1989 – even more impressive considering the soccer stature of the Big East conference.
The FieldTurf Coach of the Year Awards recognize a coach’s dedication and hard work both on and off the field. The coaches that have been and will be selected for this award all exemplify outstanding leadership skills and enjoy well-deserved success. Special attention is given to coaches who are able to significantly improve their team’s effort, performance, and overall record from previous years along with coaches who enjoy success with young and inexperienced teams.
The FieldTurf Team of the Year Awards acknowledge teams at all levels of sport that show a passion for the game along with dedication to team play. The teams that will be selected for this award will be teams that have enjoyed success and/or made considerable improvements from previous years within their respective leagues.
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