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. Rays 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. Tracis 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 more years.

Our Intramural Coach Of The Year Award goes to a veteran of the program, Joe DOrazio. 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.

Joes 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 hes been with us, we think its around 7 years, were not really sure anymore). Wed like to thank Joe for all the hours hes spent coaching, as well as driving around from one field to the other.

Wed like to congratulate Ray, Traci and Joe and thank each of them for their excellent work this year.

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