USL Organizational Awards Finalists Announced

Nor'easters Nominated For Progress Award

The United Soccer League will honor the teams and executives that set a standard for excellence during the 2012 USL PRO, Premier Development League and W-League seasons at the 2012 USL Hall of Fame Banquet Friday, December 14, the Ocean City Nor'easters have been nominated for the Progress Award. This award is given to the organization that has seen the best improvements on and off the field.

The United Soccer League will honor the teams and executives that set a standard for excellence during the 2012 USL PRO, Premier Development League and W-League seasons at the 2012 USL Hall of Fame Banquet Friday, December 14, at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa. The event, part of the 2012 USL Annual General Meeting, will also feature the inductions of 10 new members of the USL Hall of Fame. The USL AGM runs Thursday, December 13 through Sunday, December 16.

The Ocean City Nor'easters have been nominated for the Progress Award. This award is given to the organization that has seen the best improvements on and off the field. Rookie Head Coach Tim Oswald was nominated for Coach of the Year for our on-field activities and now the USL has recognized the Nor'easters off-field work too. General Manager Neil Holloway and Club President Giancarlo Granese are thrilled with the nomination. Granese told us "It is wonderful to have our season acknowledged by the league but we cannot stop here, opponents beware, we will be bigger and better for the 2013 season"
 
See below for a full list of awards and finalists:
 
2012 USL Organizational Awards Finalists
 
Rookie Franchise of the Year
 
W-League
Central S.C. Cobras
VSI Tampa Flames
PDL
Austin Aztex
FC Tucson
Ocala Stampede
 
 
Marketing Award
 
USL PRO
Orlando City
Richmond Kickers
Wilmington Hammerheads
 
W-League
D.C. United Women
Ottawa Fury
Pali Blues
Quebec City Amiral
Seattle Sounders Women
 
PDL
Austin Aztex
Baltimore Bohemians
FC Tucson
Reading United AC
Thunder Bay Chill
 
Progress Award
 
USL PRO
Harrisburg City Islanders
Pittsburgh Riverhounds
Wilmington Hammerheads
 
W-League
Fredericksburg Impact
Laval Comets
North Jersey Valkyries
Quebec City Amiral
Victoria Highlanders
 
PDL
Forest City London
Ocean City Nor’easters
River City Rovers
Sounders FC U23
 
Media Award
 
USL PRO
Harrisburg City Islanders
Los Angeles Blues
Richmond Kickers
 
W-League
D.C. United Women
New Jersey Wildcats
Ottawa Fury
Seattle Sounders Women
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
 
PDL
Baltimore Bohemians
Michigan Bucks
Portland Timbers U-23s
Reading United AC
 
Betsy McAdams Key Grip Award
 
USL PRO
Whitney Woods, Charleston Battery
John Gregg, Harrisburg City Islanders
Alex Wolf, Orlando City
 
W-League
Dominique Hoecherl, Colorado Rush
Jean-Philippe Provost, Quebec City Amiral
Melanie Rutherford, Ottawa Fury
Chuck Perrin, Fredericksburg Impact
Jon Billings, Seattle sounders Women
 
PDL
Ric Granryd, Austin Aztex
Matt Baehr, IMG Bradenton Academics
Knox Strawbridge, Ocala Stampede
Darren Sawatzky, Sounders FC U23
 
Executive of the Year
 
USL PRO
Andrew Bell, Charleston Battery
Phil Rawlins, Orlando City
Pat Ercoli, Rochester Rhinos
 
W-League
Jeremy Auyer, Charlotte Lady Eagles
Chris Hummer, D.C. United Women
Peter Zaratin, Long Island Rough Riders
John Pugh, Ottawa Fury
Charlie Naimo, Pali Blues
 
PDL
Scott Zapko, Carolina Dynamo
Ian Campbell, Forest City London
JJ Vela, Laredo Heat
Dan Duggan, Michigan Bucks
 
Organization of the Year
 
USL PRO
Charleston Battery
Orlando City
Rochester Rhinos
 
W-League
Charlotte Lady Eagles
D.C. United Women
Ottawa Fury
Pali Blues
Seattle Sounders Women
 
PDL
Carolina Dynamo
Forest City London
Michigan Bucks


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