Each year, the LMSC Directors honor our top travel team
coaches and one intramural coach for outstanding
contribution to the program and overall success in
adhering to the club philosophy of "providing each child
with a fun filled experience in a soccer environment."
This year for the first time, we are going to honor a travel
team coach from the girls part of the program and a
coach from the boys part of the program.
Our Boys Travel Team Coach Of The Year Award goes
to Ray Hurtado, head coach for the Under 11 ‘B’ Flames.
Ray’s team was probably the most enthusiastic and
improved bunch of players to be found anywhere. They
were practicing together all summer and the hard work
paid off as they finished the regular season with a 9-1-0
record, putting them in first place at the end of the regular
season. Ray is now coaching the U-11 ‘A’ team.
Our Girls Travel Team Coach Of The Year Award goes
to a newcomer to the coaching staff but a veteran to
LMSC. Traci Brody, a star player at LMSC for many
years and more recently at Penn State, returned to the
program, taking over the U-11 ‘A’ girls team, the
Fireballs. Traci’s knowledge of the game, along with her
ability to work with youngsters was a major asset to the
Fireballs this year.
Traci is one of many former players to join the coaching
ranks in our program. Two of our LMSC directors, along
with numerous other travel coaches and intramural
coaches are former players at LMSC. Hopefully this
trend will continue. Congratulations to Traci on a job well
done, hopefully Traci will be coaching here for many
Our Intramural Coach Of The Year Award goes to a
veteran of the program, Joe D’Orazio. Joe has been
coaching in many of our different divisions over the
years. This year Joe outdid himself, coaching his
daughter Katie on the Denmark team in the Cosmos
Division, his son Joey on the Islanders team in the
Intermediates Division and his youngest son Bobby in the
5 year old Atoms Division.
Joe’s ability to work with young players, along with his
strong athletic background have been a great asset to
LMSC for years (we lost track of how many years he’s
been with us, we think it’s around 7 years, we’re not really
sure anymore). We’d like to thank Joe for all the hours
he’s spent coaching, as well as driving around from one
field to the other.
We’d like to congratulate Ray, Traci and Joe and thank
each of them for their excellent work this year.