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February 16, 2016

Cal South honored the best of the best in the annual Hall of Fame Luncheon and Awards Ceremony on Saturday afternoon at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach.

With over 400 guests gathered at the Bixby Ballroom, including U.S. Youth Soccer CEO Chris Moore, players Carlos Bocanegra, Amy Rodriguez, referee Rosalie Kramm, and Coach Darwin Dallas were inducted into the Cal South Hall of Fame as the Class of 2016. The quartet will join the long list of Hall of Famers that include Cobi Jones, Eric Wynalda, Marcelo Balboa and Shannon MacMillan.

Chris Price was honored by Derek Barraza with the President’s Award, while 12 Cal South coaches were presented the Excellence in Coaching Award by Steve Hoffman, Director of Coaching and Player Development, standing out each of their long lists of accomplishments and dedication to Cal South. 

National Cup Champions Legends FC GU14 and GU15, Carlsbad Elite GU18 and FC Golden State White BU18 were also present to be honored by Cal South, as well as U.S. Youth Soccer Presidents Cup Championship teams and finalists.

See photos of the ceremony here.

Below is a full list of the winners:

President’s Award: Chris Price

Sports Authority Youth Male Player of the Year: Chad Morgan

Sports Authority Youth Female Player of the Year: Savannah Demelo

Sports Authority Adult Male Player of the Year: Alberto Diaz

Sports Authority Adult Female Player of the Year: Dyanne Anderson

District 1: YALLA Soccer of San Diego

District 2: Quentin Lyle, Guadalupe Farias, and John Cohen

District 3: Tim Burke and Rick Trevors

District 4: Steven Glick, Gerald Du Manoir

District 5: Fritz Noble, Richard Irwin

District 7: Steve and Heather Reese

TOPSoccer Coach of the Year: Travis Eldred

TOPSoccer Volunteers of the Year: Eric Gomez-Villeda and Sarah Sprengel

Excellence in Coaching Award: Michelle Myers, Carlos Guerrero, Jeffrey Joyner, Brian Quinn, Felicia Kappes, Adam Skumawitz, Robert Friedland, Fabian Amezaga, Francisco Arnaud, Alfonso Gomez, Josh Hodges, and Louise Lieberman

Male Youth Referee of the Year: Abdelhakeem Wakil

Female Youth Referee of the Year: Mariah Stechschulte

Male Adult Referee of the Year: Denis Vargas

Female Adult Referee of the Year: Melissa Gonzalez

Class of 2016 Cal South Hall of Fame inductees: Rosalie Kramm, Carlos Bocanegra, Amy Rodriguez, Darwin Dallas