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North Texas Claims Three Regional Awards

TOPSoccer Coach
TOPSoccer Boddy - Monica Moreno

2020 North Texas Soccer Award Winners Rebecca Hill (Young Female Referee of the Year), Monica Moreno (TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year) and Mario Carrillo (Boys Competitive Coach of the Year) were all named US Youth Soccer Southern Regional Awards winners.

The regional winners were announced Nov. 17, 2020, and the national winners will be recognized at the 2021 US Youth Soccer Awards Gala, held Jan. 14, 2021 as part of the US Youth Soccer Workshop in partnership with the United Soccer Coaches Convention.

US Youth Soccer Regional and National Awards were given in the same categories as the North Texas Soccer Annual Awards. The awards include: Boys and Girls Competitive Coaches of the Year, Boys and Girls Recreation Coaches of the Year, Young Referees of the YearVolunteer of the Year, Administrator of the Year and TOPSoccer Buddy and Coach of the Year.

Full North Texas Soccer Awards winners

TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year

Monica Moreno - FWYSA


Moreno has been involved with FWYSA’s TOPSoccer program from the beginning. She is a school social worker and has been instrumental in organizing activities and communicating with players and parents. She is very active during every practice, whether that is as a goalkeeper, referee or running a quadrant, and she always ensures that every player is included.


Young Female Referee of the Year

Rebecca Hill - Lake Highlands SA


Hill has been a referee for six years and has also spent over two years as the assignor for LHSA. Being a referee can frequently prove to be difficult, but Hill’s resilience and bravery makes her an ideal role model for her fellow referees. She has never turned down an opportunity to work a game unless she was playing one herself. Hill, who is also a member of the DFeeters Kicks Soccer Club, has a variety of achievements that extend to academics, athletics, campus involvement and community service. Read more about Hill here


Boys Competitive Coach

Mario Carillo - Dfeeters Kicks Soccer Club


Before and after every practice, Carillo always talks with his players whether it is about how their day or about their grades. Carillo is always looking to improve via courses and licensing to help better his coaching abilities. Not only does Carillo demonstrate great sportsmanship, but he also disciplines his players if they show bad sportsmanship. Carillo has been coaching for over 20 years and has won Dallas Cup, multiple Classic League titles as well as has represented North Texas Soccer on the national level.