2019 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - AL MILLER
The Walt Chyzowych Fund, representing the largest Fund of the United Soccer Coaches Foundation (Formerly NSCAA) is pleased to announce the recipient of its annual Lifetime Achievement Award to Al Miller, a legendary soccer coach and executive who achieved success at every level of soccer, indoor and outdoor, from collegiate to the professional ranks. For more information on Al Miller, click on "Lifetime Achievement Award" above.
2019 DISTINGUISHED PLAYING CAREER AWARD - MICHELLE AKERS
The Walt Chyzowych Fund Committee is pleased to announce that America’s first soccer super star has been named recipient of the 2019 Chyzowych Distinguished Playing Career Award.
For more information on Michelle Akers, click on "Distinguished Playing Career Award" above.
Once again, the WALT CHYZOWYCH AWARD RECEPTION AND CEREMONY will be held in conjunction with the United Soccer Coaches Annual Convention. This year the Convention is in Chicago, IL and we are pleased to announce that Major League Soccer (MLS) and Chicago Fire will be sponsoring the event. The reception and ceremony will be on January 12, 2019 at 4PM in the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel, Regency Ballrooms C,D,&E.
As always attendees will include past recipients of the Walt Chyzowych Lifetime Achievement Award and of the Walt Chyzowych Distinguished Playing Career Award in addition to a virtual Who’s Who of American Soccer - past and current US Soccer Coaching School and United Soccer Coaches Academy Staff Coaches, current and former National Team and MLS players, and coaches gathered to honor the legacy of Walt Chyzowych.
Refreshments will be served and the public is welcome.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM PAST AWARD CEREMONIES
2018 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - JOHN KOWALSKI
At a special ceremony in Philadelphia, in conjunction with the United Soccer Coaches Convention, the Walt Chyzowych Fund awarded it's 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award and Distinguished Playing Career Award. The reception was graciously sponsored by U.S. Soccer.
John Kowalski, one of the most successful and accomplished coaches in U.S. Soccer history, was presented with the Walt Chyzowych Lifetime Achievement Award.
2018 - DISTINGUISHED PLAYING CAREER AWARD
Two Kowalski-coached teams — the 1989 and 1992 U.S. National Five-a-Side (futsal) teams that finished third and second, respectively, in FIFA international competition — were presented with Walt Chyzowych Distinguished Playing Career Award.
2017 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - JAY HOFFMAN
2017 DISTINGUISHED PLAYING CAREER AWARD - LANDON DONOVAN
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