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 more years.

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.

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