Thank You to the Transylvania Mens and Womens Soccer Team
Alyssa King Named Region II TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year
Alyssa King Named 2012 Kentucky TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year and 2012 Region II Buddy of the Year
Alyssa King has been with TOPS for 3 years. When honored, she was a senior at the University of Kentucky working on her degree in Special Education. Alyssa is also the director of the UK Best Buddy Program, and a coach and volunteer for TOPS. Alyssa graduated from UK in December and will be taking a position as a special education teacher in Lexington/Fayette County.
We are so proud of Alyssa and greatly appreciate all she does for TOPS and the Lexington community. Alyssa received the award for Kentucky TOPSoccer volunteer on August 11 at the Kentucky Youth Soccer Association State Meeting. Alyssa is pictured here with Jessie Birdwhistell, director of LYSA TOPSoccer.
Alyssa traveled to Indianapolis to represent Kentucky and Region II. Each of the four regions in the US selects one representative and the US TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year is selected from those four representatives. Alyssa was not selected as the National Winner but greatly enjoyed the opportunity to represent LYSA and our program.
This is the second year in a row that a volunteer from our program has won the Kentucky award and gone on to be the Region II states representative.
TOPS and Chevy Work Together to Promote Soccer
TOPS will again participate with the Chevy Youth Soccer Program. This is the third year TOPS has welcomed their involvement. Our Lexington sponsor is Rod Hatfield Chevrolet and our contact is Tim Hawk. Chevy will provide soccer equipment, a raffle fundraising opportunity for TOPS and other LYSA/LFC soccer teams and banners to use on our fields. In addition, a Chevy Youth Soccer Clinic, open to all area soccer players will be offered free in September. More details to follow!
Thank you Chevy!!!!
Annie Dunbar Named TOPSoccer Region II Buddy of the Year
Matt Vogel (LFC Boys Competitive Coach) and Annie Dunbar (TOPSoccer Buddy) were named US Youth Soccer Region 2 Award winners and will be recognized at the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala in February in Boston. Both of them were named Kentucky Youth Soccer Award Winners at the Kentucky Youth Soccer Association Annual General Meeting in August. By being named Regional Award Winners, they have the opportunity to be named National Winners in February. Annie will compete against the winners from the three other regions. Dunbar is pictured at the KYSA Awards Ceremony in Lexington with Tim Turney (left) and Jessie Birdwhistell (far right).
Region 2 states are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio North, Ohio South, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Blue Thunder B Team Wins Gold at State
Three Special Olympics soccer teams -- one each from Lexington, Louisville and Northern Kentucky -- captured state championships on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the 2011 Special Olympics Kentucky State Soccer Tournament.
Held at Central Park in Florence in Northern Kentucky, the State Soccer Tournament was making it's solo debut after being a part of the annual State Summer Games in Richmond since the sports was made a part of the Special Olympics program. And in that first year, the Tournament produced some of the closest competition in Special Olympics Kentucky History.