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Awards Gala

What is the awards gala?


Each year individuals are recognized in various categories and represent Kansas Youth Soccer at the Midwest Regional.  If individuals are selected as Regional award winners, they represent the Midwest Region at the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala in conjunction with the US Youth Soccer Convention.  Individuals chosen at the Awards Gala become National Level winners in their respective category.  In addition to State awards, the Kansas Youth Soccer Association honors Kansas Hall of Fame Inductees.



Join us as we acknowledge and celebrate those individuals who have made a positive impact in our soccer community. The 2022 Awards Gala will be an amazing night with something for everyone!  We will be partnering with Heartland Soccer Association to put on this extraordinary soccer celebration!  More information will be coming soon. 

Date: February 2023

Time: TBD

Awards Ceremony:  TBD

Tickets:  TBD

Location: TBD

Address: TBD

More Awards Gala Info

Dinner:  Will be catered by Rock & Brews buffet style that begins at 7:00pm which will include appetizers, salad, several choices of entrees, desserts, tea, water, and coffee.  Sodas and alcoholic beverages will be available at the cash bar.

Dietary Restrictions:  Please let us know and we will be able to accommodate you with a special plate.  Email Carrie Douglas. 

Silent Auction:  We have gathered some amazing prizes from our generous partners that we will be having a silent auction for during the event and have the winner announced at the conclusion of the ceremonies.  Please be sure to bring your cash or checks to the event because you won't want to miss out! 

We are so excited to celebrate the accomplishments of the wonderful individuals being recognized as well as an opportunity to bring our soccer community across the state of Kansas to get together again for this highly anticipated evening.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Carrie Douglas
Membership Manager


2019 Kansas Youth Soccer Award Winners


Kirsten Judd Website

Administrator of the Year

Kirsten Judd

Sporting Kaw Valley

Lawrence, KS

William Malott Website

Boys Competitive
Coach of the Year

William Malott

Sporting Blue Valley Large Logo

Overland Park, KS

Jonathan Girtz Website

Girls Competitive
Coach of the Year

Jonathan Girtz

Wichita Cheetahs

Wichita, KS

Aaron Hoxie Website

Boys Recreational
Coach of the Year

Aaron Hoxie

McPherson City FC JPEG 2

McPherson, KS

Meggan Schempp Website

Girls Recreational
Coach of the Year


Meggan Schempp


Bonner Springs, KS

Liz Niederhauser Website

Volunteer of the Year

Liz Niederhauser

Global FC logo

Kansas City, MO

Keagan Lewis Website

Save of the Year Winners

Keagan Lewis

Kansas Youth Soccer_white_blue outline PNG

FC Wichita

*2019 US Youth Soccer National Finalist

Colin Welsh Website

Save of the Year Winners

Colin Welsh * 
Sporting Blue Valley Large Logo

*2019 US Youth Soccer National Finalist

Thomas Gansner Website

Goal of the Year Winners

Thomas Gansner ** 

KC Fusion

**2019 US Youth Soccer National Winner

Miles Miller Website

Goal of the Year Winners

Miles Miller *

Kansas Rush Wichita

*2019 US Youth Soccer National Finalist

Joel Ward Website 2

Goal of the Year Winners

Joel Ward *

Sporting Blue Valley Large Logo

*2019 US Youth Soccer National Finalist

Ernesto Alcantara Website

The Presidential
Exemplary Service 

Ernesto Alcantara

Kansas Rush Wichita

Wichita, KS


Past Award Winner Archives

Kansas Soccer Hall of Fame Inductees of 2019

2019 LA Andy Barney

Lifetime Achievement

Andy Barney

kc legends logo
Administrator, Coach, Owner

Merriam, KS

2019 FA Frank Alonso


Frank Alonso

MHS Boys Logo PNG Sporting Kaw Valley
Head Coach 

Manhattan, KS

2019 OA Kim Dean JPEG

Outstanding Achievement


Kim Dean

KYS_ODP_Logosmall copy
Administrator, Coach, Player

Kansas Soccer Hall of Fame Members