Amelia Atassi '23 receives the TopSoccer Buddy of the Year Award!

The nominees demonstrate patience, understanding, dependability, flexibility and ability to adjust to ever-changing on-field situations. The Buddy of the Year is also an invaluable volunteer who facilitates the program by filling many roles, including being a coach, cheerleader and role model as well as assisting when needed with administrative responsibilities. Other important qualities of the buddy are engaging players one-on-one, modeling desired behavior and being cognizant of player safety. Buddies assist, guide, direct and teach the game of soccer and its skills while creating a fun learning experience. 
Amelia has volunteered with the US Youth Soccer Workshop for the past six years helping kids on the Autism Spectrum learn and enjoy the game of soccer.  She volunteers both in the Spring and the Fall seasons. She enjoys giving back to others and sharing her knowledge of the game and the kids look forward to seeing her every week. 
Amelia received the award at the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala on November 5th at the Marina Del Rey in Westchester County.  Congratulations, Amelia. We are very proud of you!