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 Girls Travel Team Coach Of The Year Award goes to Casey Ichniowski, head coach for the Under 9A LMSC Heart. Under Casey’s leadership, the Heart went undefeated during their first PAGS League season and played some of the best soccer anywhere. Casey’s hard work and attention to detail as a coach has certainly set the standard for future LMSC age groups in the Girls Travel Team Program.

LMSC would like to congratulate Casey on being selected as Girls Travel Team Coach Of The Year. The LMSC Officers hope that Casey will be coaching in our program for many more years.

Our Boys Travel Team Coach Of The Year Award goes to Gary Smolen, head coach for the Under 10B Red Devils. Gary has been coaching in LMSC for well over 10 years now. Previously, he coached teams involving his two sons Joey (who later played at Harvard) and Ben. With his two boys now graduated from the program, Gary volunteered to coach a new team. Through his leadership, the Red Devils have been very competitive in Division One play, despite being our club’s ‘B’ team. The LMSC Officers would like to thank Gary for his continued dedication to coaching and working with the youth in our program.

Our Intramural Coach Of The Year Award for 2003 goes to Michael Mark, director of our 5 year old boys Atoms Division and our 5 year old girls Neutrons Division. Michael has been running our younger intramural programs in both the Fall season and Spring season for eight years now. Many of the players in our program had their first soccer experience under Coach Mike. His love of the game, as well as his enthusiasm for working with the players in our program, as well as the new “parent coaches” in each age group have helped to make all of our programs a great success. Many of our current travel team players owe their success to having Mike as a coach in their younger days, providing a fun, skill-oriented approach to the game. LMSC would like to thank Michael for his eight years in LMSC and hope he continues working in our program for many more decades.

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