Congratulations to Junior Jessica Lee of the Girls Varsity Soccer Program on being named the U.S. Youth Soccer Top Soccer Buddy of the Year for all her work with athletes who have special needs.
Established in 2009, the US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year award is awarded for extraordinary accomplishments as a TOPSoccer Buddy. The nominees demonstrate patience, understanding, dependability, flexibility and ability to adjust to ever-changing on-field situations. The Buddy of the Year is also an invaluable volunteer who facilitates the program by filling many roles, including being a coach, cheerleader and role model as well as assisting when needed with administrative responsibilities. Other important qualities of the buddy are engaging players one-on-one, modeling desired behavior and being cognizant of player safety. Buddies assist, guide, direct and teach the game of soccer and its skills while creating a fun learning experience. (http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/topsoccer-buddy-of-the-year/)