Dave Williams’ hard work, enthusiasm, and big heart helped bring the VYSA TOPSoccer program from just a few clubs to the many that now participate. His commitment and dedication to the VYSA players with disabilities were exemplary. He was a very special person and VYSA will feel his loss for many years to come.
In honor of Dave Williams’ efforts and results of his hard work, the VYSA has established the Dave Williams Memorial TOPSoccer Exemplary Service Award. Dave Williams is the first recipient of this award.
The award criteria is as follows:
a. exemplary service to TOPSoccer programs to include program development
b. exemplary service to TOPSoccer athletes and parents
c. minimum of 2 years service prior to nomination
The absence of a qualified nominee as determined by the VYSA Board of Directors will result in no award winner being named for that year. Any nominees not selected for this award will be eligible for the Volunteer of the Year award.
A memorial plaque listing the names of those selected for this award will be kept at the State Office.
Past Award Winners
2006 Dave Williams
2007 Ariel Schwartz
2011 Bob Sokolinsky
2012 Sharon Wells
2013 Wes Brownlee