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."
Our Boys Travel Team Coach Of The Year Award goes
to Rick Whelan, head coach for the Under 9 ‘A’ team.
This is the first year for this team. They finished the
regular season with a perfect 9-0-0 record. In the league
semifinals, the team defeated Downingtown in double
overtime, then dropped a tough 1-0 decision in the
championship game to Hockessin, Delaware.
Before coaching this team, Rick was head coach for the
LMSC Sharks (81/82 birth ‘A’ team) for seven years.
During his time with the Sharks, his team reached the
Indoor State Cup finals once, and the semifinals three
times. The Sharks were Under 14 Delco League
Champions in 1995. Almost all of the Sharks are now
playing for their high school’s Varsity.
Our Girls Travel Team Coach Of The Year Award goes
to newcomer Rose-Marie Miller, head coach for the
Under 13 ‘A’ team. Taking over a team that barely won a
game the past two years, the Devils turned things around
and went 7-2-3, earning a trip to the playoffs. Rose is a
former star player at Villanova University. In 1997, Rose
played for the Philadelphia Frenzy, the top amateur team
in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
A very dedicated soccer person, Rose conducts a lot of
private coaching sessions for local area female youth
players. Her dedication to working with young girls in the
area has been a tremendous benefit to LMSC. We hope
that she will continue coaching in the program for many
Our Intramural Coach Of The Year Award for 1998 goes
to Stephan Alexrod who somehow managed to serve as
head coach for three of his daughters’ teams and serve
as an assistant coach for his fourth daughter’s team.
Steve was head coach for the Bears team in the Microns
Division (daughter Chelsey), the Mets team in the
Protons Division (daughter Dannah), and the Blaze team
in the Electrons Division (daughter Rachel). He also was
an assistant coach for Manchester in the Cosmos
Division (daughter Whitney).
LMSC is greatly appreciative of Stephan’s desire to
coach all four of his daughters’ teams and would like to
thank him very much for the countless hours he has put
into the soccer program. Congratulations to Stephan
Axelrod on being 1998 Intramural Coach Of The Year.