2021 Saskatchewan Soccer Recognition Awards Nominees and Recipients Announced

Feb. 24, 2022

Saskatchewan Soccer Association is proud to announce the Awards nominees and recipients for the 2021 SSA Recognition Awards. These players, coaches, referees, and volunteers had an outstanding year in 2021. We are excited to celebrate all their accomplishments. The celebration will happen on March 19, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. at the Saskatoon Inn.
“The Recognition Awards Celebration allows us to look back on the year that has passed and reflect on our member’s accomplishments. This is an event that we look forward to each year as part of our Annual General Meeting Weekend” says Saskatchewan Soccer Association Executive Director Doug Pederson.
2021 SSA Technical Awards
Female Youth Player of the Year Nominees
Zyna Centeno, Astra Soccer Academy Saskatoon
Sophie Lavallee, SSA REX Excel Saskatoon
Kadence Madraga, SSA REX Excel Saskatoon
Isabella Salazar, FC Regina
Male Youth Player of the Year Nominees
Logan Johnston, MLS Whitecaps Academy Saskatoon
Kaylum Langmo, FC Regina U17 BlueStars
Female Adult Player of the Year Nominees
Allyson Ford, University of Regina Cougars
Penny Mulenga, Texas Tech Red Raiders
Brenna Paquin, Grant MacEwan University Griffins
Male Adult Player of the Year Nominees
Kuhle Bekwayo, University of Saskatchewan Huskies
Thomas Hasal, Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Brett Levis, Valour FC
Soccer for Life Player Nominees
Jaron Slopinski, FC Regina
Jared Ursulan, FC Regina
Competitive for Life Nominees
Catherine Collins, FC Regina
Cam Houle, Valley Soccer Association (Osler)
Multisport Athlete of the Year Nominees
Kaitlyn Erickson, QC United Soccer
Bailey McMaster, FC Regina BlueStars
Jenna Muir, QC United U15 Girls
Referee of the Year Nominees
Theodor Diederichsen, Saskatoon
Carl Pearson, Regina
Community Referee of the Year Nominees
Riley Drader, Valley Soccer Association (Dalmeny)
Zoey Koppelaar, Prince Albert Youth Soccer Association
Soccer For Life Coach of the Year Recipient
Darren Lindskog, Valley United U19 Fusion (Warman)
Youth Coach of the Year Nominees
Lisa Drouin-Gardiner, Astra Soccer Academy
Shelley Krahenbil, QC United Soccer
Moe Rtimi, Astra Soccer Academy/ Whitecaps Academy
Simon Shannon, FC Regina
Will Torres, FC Regina
Senior Coach of the Year Recipients
Astrid Baecker, University of Regina
Rob McCaffrey, University of Regina
Coaching Dedication Award
Jens Nielsen, Assault FC - Saskatoon Adult Soccer
Shirley Potts, FC Regina
Senior Team of the Year Nominees
University of Regina Cougars
University of Saskatchewan Huskies Women
Youth Team of the Year Nominees
FC Regina U15 Girls BlueStars
FC Regina U17 Boys BlueStars
SSA Recognition Awards
Volunteer of the Year
Jamie Drader, Valley Soccer Association (Warman)
David Newsham Award
Leonard Lewko, Lakewood Soccer (Saskatoon)
Member Organization of the Year
Valley Soccer Association
Provincial Soccer League
U15 Girls Golden Boot
Folawe Balogun, Astra U15 Academy
U17 Girls Golden Boot
No PSL season played in 2021
U15 Boys Golden Boot
Tristao Hein, Saskatoon Alliance U14 Boys
U17 Boys Golden Boot
Kaylum Langmo, FC Regina U17 Boys
U15 Girls Clean Sheet Award
FC Regina BlueStars U15 Girls
U17 Girls Clean Sheet Award
No PSL season played in 2021
U15 Boys Clean Sheet Award
FC Regina BlueStars Srs U15 Boys
Astra Soccer Academy U15 Boys
U17 Boys Clean Sheet Award
FC Regina BlueStars U17 Boys
Thank you to the many nominators who took the time to submit a worthy nominee for the awards.
The media are invited to attend this event. Please contact Nathan Holowaty at 306-519-1618 or cms@sasksoccer.com for interview availability.

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