West Michigan Soccer Awards Finalists Announced

Grand Rapids, MI – Grand Rapids Football Club will host the first ever West Michigan Soccer Awards on Saturday, March 2nd at Aquinas College.  The club has been taking nominations for soccer enthusiasts in the West Michigan area in various categories and have narrowed those lists down to three finalists in each category.  The finalists for each category are:


Boys Youth Coach of the Year:

Joey Barone – Midwest United

George Moni – Midwest United

Grant Oosse – SCOR


Girls Youth Coach of the Year:

Emerson Andino – Midwest United

Lizzie Paul Hornack – SCOR

Aaron Rosema – WM Storm


Girls High School Coach of the Year:

Kelly Conlon – Byron Center

Dylan Darga – Mona Shores

Scott Greene – Rockford


Boys High School Coach of the Year:

John Conlon – East Kentwood

Bruce Pobicik – Grand Rapids Christian

Daniel Siminski – Forest Hills Northern


Girls High School Player of the Year:

Lexi Dakam – Grandville

Rylee Michaels – Forest Hills Eastern

Regan Coxon – Lowell


Boys High School Player of the Year:

Giuseppe Calabrese – East Kentwood

Aidan O’Connor – Forest Hills Northern

Tommy Visser – Grand Rapids Christian


Womens College Coach of the Year:

Jeff Hosler – Grand Valley State University

Lewis Robinson – Aquinas College

Leigh Sears – Hope College


Mens College Coach of the Year:

Steve Herdsman – Cornerstone University

Brent Kowalski – Muskegon Community College

Ryan Souders – Calvin College


Womens College Player of the Year:

Bethany Balcer – Spring Arbor University

Michaela Kovacs – Michigan State University

Riko Sagara – Grand Valley State University


Mens College Player of the Year:

Giuseppe Barone – Michigan State University

Anthony Bowie – Western Michigan University

Trent Vegter – Calvin College


Referee of the Year:

Jay Babler

Nick Balcer

Adam Carlson



Joe Brefczynski – WM Wanderers/Cedar Rock

Art Dorsey – WM Storm

Elissa Vire – CATS


Supporter of the Year:

Eric Albertson

JR Burnett

Carrie Gillette


Tickets are now on sale for the West Michigan Soccer Awards.  Each individual ticket is $15 or $100 for a table of 8.

Head to https://app.gopassage.com/events/west-michigan-soccer-awards to purchase your tickets and help us recognize the best and brightest of West Michigan Soccer!

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