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 Miguel Nuila, head coach for the Under 9 B team, the
Spider Monkeys. The Spider Monkeys were one of the
only B teams from any club to compete in Division One
in the Delco League in any age group. Through the
leadership of Miguel, and his assistant coach Tom Pillion,
the Spider Monkeys finished the regular season in
second place, behind the LMSC U-9 A team.
With their excellent finish, the Spider Monkeys qualified
for the Delco League Under 9 Division 1 playoffs. The
Spider Monkeys dropped a tough 1-0 game to Spirit
United. This was definitely the best showing by a B
team in the history of LMSC. The club would like to
recognize this accomplishment by making Miguel the
1999 Boys Travel Team Coach Of The Year.
Our Girls Travel Team Coach Of The Year Award goes
to Chris Dennis, head coach for the Under 15 Red
Hawks. Under Chris leadership, the Red Hawks won the
PAGSL Division 2 championship after finishing the
regular season with a 7-1-1 record. This is the first year
that LMSC has been able to field two U-15 girls teams.
The primary reason for this was the enthusiasm that the
girls have had being on this team.
Over the years, Chris has tried his best to expand his
coaching knowledge. He received his E level coaching
license and, more recently, attended the four day NSCAA
Soccer Coaches Convention.
He entered his team in the prestigious Marlboro, NJ
soccer tournament, the first time an LMSC B girls team
has ever entered. Chris has been a great role model for
his team. His leadership not only kept this team going
when their previous coach stepped down, but led them to
their championship season in 1999.
LMSC would like to thank Chris for his excellent work
with the Red Hawks by presenting him with the 1999
Coach Of The Year Award.
Our Intramural Coach Of The Year Award for 1999 goes
to Steven Spencer, the head of our Special Needs
Program. Through the efforts of Steve (and before him,
Susan Reynolds), the Special Needs Program was able
to offer soccer to 25 kids who have either physical or
mental limitations that prevent them from playing in our
other soccer programs.
Running this program is not an easy task. Some of the
players require walkers to get around the field. Other
players require special 1 on 1 coaching to comprehend
Steve has organized a staff of coaches and referees who
are able to bring the game to players who would not
normally be able to play soccer. For that, we would like
to honor Steve as our Intramural Coach Of The Year.