Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Announces Service to Youth and D’Anjolell Award Winners
Plymouth Meeting—February 6, 2017— Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer is proud to announce its 2016 Service to Youth and D’Anjolell Award winners. These awards are specific to Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer and seek to honor those individuals, clubs and organizations that have distinguished themselves in their service over the years.
This year’s Service to Youth Award recipients are Lennie Brown and Victor Engel. HMMS Soccer Club has been named the D’Anjolell Award winner.
All will be honored at the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Awards Banquet on February 25, 2017 at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square. Award recipients will receive a complementary ticket to the event. Additional tickets can be purchased at EPYSA.org/events/awards_reception.
“Lennie, Vic and HMMS have helped us fulfill our mission to promote, foster and perpetuate the game of soccer in our communities,” said Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer President Jim Kuntz. “They deserve recognition not only for their service this past year, but over the last few decades.”
Brown has worked in various roles within Octorara Soccer Club since the club’s inception, including Intramural Director, Travel Director, Registrar, Vice President and President. He also served as President and League Secretary for the Lanco League and has been Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer’s District 8 Commissioner for the last nine years.
Engel, along with Bob Matz, created the NorCenPen League in 1988. He has served as a Games Committee Member of NorCenPen since 1990. Engel has also distinguished himself as a referee. He became a U.S. Soccer Federation certified referee in 1989 and a USSF Referee Instructor in 1992.
The D’Anjolell Award, named for Betty and Ron D’Anjolell, was first given out in 1986. It is presented to an outstanding Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer club or league that contributes greatly to soccer and the youth who play it. HMMS has invested in its coaches, players and administration to provide quality facilities and play for its members. The club has multiple teams compete in indoor and outdoor cups, sends players to the Olympic Development Program and remains dedicated to coaching education.
About Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer - For more than 40 years, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer has worked throughout Eastern Pennsylvania to promote, foster and perpetuate the game of soccer to the region’s youth. Through competitions, educational programs, workshops and coaching clinics, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer impacts the lives of more than 130,000 youth soccer players from ages five to 19. Additional information about Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer can be found at https://www.epysa.org.