Women's Soccer Coaches Community Awards
The Women's Coaching Community offers opportunities for females and coaches of women to be recognized throughout the year. A list of scholarships and awards are as follows. Click on the link for details and to find out how you can submit an application or be nominated. 

Charlotte Moran Memorial Scholarship

The United Soccer Coaches Women's Member Group is proud to offer the Charlotte Moran Memorial Scholarship to individuals dedicated to the growth of the Women's/Girls game. 

Charlotte Moran had been involved in soccer for more than 20 years, beginning at the grassroots level as a team manager through roles at regional and national levels. In addition to her leadership roles at the state level, she also served as the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Region I Girls Administrator for a number of years as well as the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program National ODP Girls Chair.

A Staunch supporter of girls and women soccer players, she hosted women's national team games in Pennsylvania, promoted the professional women's league and encouraged clubs and schools to offer girls' soccer. Moran worked with the girls in her region to teach a love of the game, not only as a player but also as a spectator. On many occasions she addressed girls' teams organizations, sharing with them the unique qualities of the game and how the team concept fostered in the game helped develop personal growth.

Charlotte's wishes were to provide financial support to anyone involved as a player, coach or administrator of girls or women's soccer for their positive contribution to the sport or in support of their continued work in the development or promotion of the women's game. This scholarship has been established to honor the long-time women's soccer advocate she lost her battle to pancreatic cancer in May 2009 after heroically battling the disease for nearly two years. The scholarship is funded by the Charlotte Moran Foundation. To make a donation, please go to their website at CharlotteMoran.org

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If you have any questions please contact:

Kelly Grant



Rising Stars

The United Soccer Coaches Women's Member Group Rising Stars program is for female coaches that have been nominated by their peers for standing out on and off the field. The programs goal is to identify these Rising Stars, provide them with networking opportunities and recognition in hopes that we can keep them coaching, growing and leading.

Coaches, Administrators, Players are asked to nominate female coaches who are 30 or under, or who have been coaching for 5 years or less. They are instructed to nominate coaches they have personally observed in action — whether as opposing coach, coaching together or in some other observation.

For more information contact Kelly Grant at kgrant@highpoint.edu

The following three ladies have established themselves as young, successful female coaches. They have several things in common other than soccer. Meet some of the people LEARN-ing how to PARTICIPATE in soccer and wanting others to BELONG to something that inspired them at a young age. 

Kelly Grant, Catholic University of America, Assistant Coach

Deana Waintraub, University of Minnesota, Assistant Coach

Allison Martino, Rice University, Assistant Coach

Help others be inspired and apply for the newest addition to United Soccer Coaches. The 30 Under 30 Program  is looking for young coaches who want to lead the way in developing soccer players and enhancing the game.

Award of Excellence

Sponsored by the Washington Area Girls Soccer League (WAGS) the Women's Soccer Award of Excellence was established in 1999 to recognize those who have brought honor and distinction to women's soccer. WAGS has supplied sponsorship funds from this award to be used in the promotion of the women's game through various inner-city programs. Funds also will be donated to charities that promote female soccer participation.

  • 2012 - Lesle Gallimore, University of Washington

  • 2011 - Sue Ryan, Stony Brook University

  • 2010 - John Daly, College of William and Mary

  • 2009 - Louise Waxler, Kicks Against Breast Cancer

  • 2008 - Tony DiCicco, Boston Breakers

  • 2007 - Charlotte Moran, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association

  • 2006 - Anson Dorrance, University of North Carolina

  • 2005 - Lynn Berling-Manuel, CEO and Publisher of Soccer America

  • 2004 - Colleen Hacker, Pacific Lutheran University

  • 2003 - Adele Dolansky, Washington Area Girls Soccer League

  • 2002 - Michelle Morgan, Amherst College

  • 2001 - Lauren Gregg, WUSA Vice President of Player Personnel and Technical Director

  • 2000 - Michelle Akers, U.S. Women’s National Team, FIFA Female Player of the Century

  • 1999 - April Heinrichs, U.S. Women’s National Team

Learn more about the Award of Excellence.