KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Nov. 18, 2022) – United Soccer Coaches announced on Friday its 2022 Member Club/Youth Awards for its Coach of the Year and All-America programs. The awards were selected from online nominations received from members who were a part of the association’s Member Club program in 2022 and/or youth coaches who are individual members of the organization.

Youth Coach of the YearJohn Barata, Hanson, Mass.

The 2022 Youth Coach of the Year is John Barata from the Legacy Soccer Club in Hanson, Mass. Barata is the founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Coaching of the Legacy Soccer Club in Hanson, Mass., where he coaches both Boys and Girls teams in the U-14, U-15 and U-17 age groups. He also serves as the Head Boys Coach at Oliver Ames High School in Easton, Mass.A member since 2001, Barata has been coaching for 22 seasons and has earned his United Soccer Coaches Master Coach Diploma and holds a U.S. Soccer A license. He has received the United Soccer Coaches Coach of Significance Award and has numerous local Coach of the Year honors including Massachusetts Competitive Girls Coach of the Year as well as accolades from Eastern Massachusetts Soccer and the Boston Globe. In 2018, New England Soccer Journal listed him among the 50 Most Influential People in Soccer.Players, their families, fellow coaches and administrators praise his contagious passion for the game and teaching young people the values and lessons that can be learned from the world’s greatest sport. He has had a positive influence on thousands of kids as they transition to young adults, many who have gone on to play for some of the best colleges in the country.

Youth Boys Player of the YearMarcos Moore, Sugarland, Texas

Committed to play college soccer at Saint Louis University, Moore is a goal-scoring forward from Texas that is regarded as one of the top prospects from outside pro academies. He is part of the RISE Soccer Club in the MLS Next program where he scored four goals in his team’s first two matches this fall in the seven-team Frontier Division. Moore grew up in Sugarland, Texas, a suburb of Houston.

Youth Girls Player of the YearMia Bhuta, Pittsburgh, Pa.

A midfielder committed to play college soccer at Stanford University, Bhuta is the first player of Indian descent to play for the United States after she was selected to the U.S. Under 17 National Team in 2022. She competed in both the CONCACAF Region Championship in the spring in the Dominican Republic and then the FIFA U-17 World Cup in her father’s native India. She grew up in Pittsburgh and played for the International SC in northeast Ohio.

2022 Member Club/Youth All-Americans

Name Club Hometown
Jack Brown Pennsylvania Classics Lititz, Pa.
Adrian Buri Virginia Alliance Budapest, Va.
Conor Campbell* BT Soccer Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
Luke Cantafio* Strikers FC Orange, Calif.
Cole Dougherty Solar SC Heath, Texas
Dominic Dubon Baltimore Armour Wayne, Pa.
Caden Grabfelder FC Delco Northampton, Pa.
Dylan Groeneveld San Diego Surf San Diego, Calif.
Joseph Grossman TSF Academy Freehold, N.J.
Shibiru Hoffman Cook Inlet SC Anchorage, Alaska
Eric Howard Crossfire Premier SC Redmond, Wash.
Miles Imparato Chargers SC Tampa, Fla.
Cyrus Klinenberg Met Oval Academy New York, N.Y.
Marcus Lee Strikers FC Foothill Ranch, Calif.
Liam May* FC Delco Philadelphia, Pa.
Christian Metelitsa De Anza Force San Mateo, Calif.
Marcos Moore Rise SC Sugar Land, Texas
Connor Owen Breakers FC Hillsborough, Calif.
Colin Pearce De Anza Force San Jose, Calif.
Demitrious Tanks Beach FC Los Alamitos, Calif.
Matthew Thissell* Bethesda SC Academy Ashburn, Va.
Brady Treinen* Strikers FC Tustin, Calif.
Luke Van Heukelum Sockers FC Palatine, Ill.
Austin Waite Galaxy SC Naperville, Ill.
Trevor Walk Utah Soccer Alliance South Jordan, Utah


2022 Member Club/Youth Girls All-Americans
Name Club Hometown
Nawreen Ahmad McLean Youth Soccer/Virginia Union FC Falls Church, Va.
Addison Bailey Cook Inlet S.C. Anchorage, Alaska
Mia Bhuta* Internationals Soccer Club Pittsburgh, Pa.
Ella Callanan Portland Thorns Academy Portland, Ore.
Ella Carter* TSJ FC Virginia Leesburg, Va.
Katie Shea Collins Tennessee Soccer Club Gallatin, Tenn.
Ellie Felt* Portland Thorns Academy Portland, Ore.
Kennedy Fletcher Portland Thorns Academy Portland, Ore.
Lexi Grundler* Tennessee Soccer Club Brentwood, Tenn.
Hannah Harms McLean Youth Soccer/Virginia Union FC Vienna, Va.
Carrie Helfrich McLean Youth Soccer/Virginia Union FC McLean, Va.
Addy Hess TSJ FC Virginia Ashburn, Va.
Sophie Johnson* TSJ FC Virginia Leesburg, Va.
Nicollette Kiorpes NEFC Worcester, Mass.
Aubrey Kulpa Oakwood Soccer Club Glastonbury, Conn.
Kylie Marschall* TSJ FC Virginia South Riding, Va.
Keaton Mitchell Tennessee Soccer Club Franklin, Tenn.
Ava Nucci McLean Youth Soccer/Virginia Union FC Chevy Chase, Md.
Melina Rebimbas PDA Somerset, N.J.
Victoria Safrandin* Internationals Soccer Club Eastlake, Ohio
Keegan Schmeiser Chicago FC United Bolingbrook, Ill.
Kate Scott* Internationals Soccer Club Fairview, Pa.
Alyssa Thompson Total Futbol Academy Studio City, Calif.
Amalia Villarreal Michigan Jaguars FC Lansing, Mich.
Emelia Warta Portland Thorns Academy Vancouver, Wash.
Allyssa Williams Southern Minnesota Select Eyota, Minn.

*Indicates repeat selectionNational Players of the Year are bolded