The Charlotte Moran Memorial Fund and the Kirkwood Soccer Club presented a $1000 scholarship to Courtney Browning at the Charlotte Moran Girls College Showcase hosted by KSC over Thanksgiving weekend. Courtney has been a member of the LDC City Islanders and will attend Kutztown University in the fall of 2016. Courtney has served as the trainer for her middle school soccer team for the past 4 years while simultaneously being a 4 year starter on her high school team.
Her community service includes participating in TOPSoccer, Barbara's Cupboard and the Youth Advisory Board for Cumberland Perry Drug and Alcohol Prevention. In addition, Courtney still finds time to referee soccer matches.
In 2014 Courtney was selected as a member of the ASL All-Star traveling to Sweden to participate in the Gothia Cup. Her coach says that "she is one of the hardest working players he has ever coached."
NSCAA Women's Committee Charlotte Moran Scholarship
The NSCAA Women's Committee recognizes Heather Zurburg as the recipient of the 2015 Charlotte Moran Memorial Scholarship. This award was created to honor the legacy of our dear Charlotte Moran who lost her battle to pancreatic cancer in May 2009 after heroically battling the disease for nearly two years. It is presented annually to an individual dedicated to the growth and development of girls and women in soccer.
This year's winner, Heather Zurburg, is currently working on her PhD at Florida State University and has worked with young players for much of her career. A former goalkeeper, Heather has been on USYS Region III Girls Olympic Development Program staff since 2010 and the Florida Youth Soccer Association Olympic Development Program Staff since 2008. Along with her participation in the ODP organizations, Heather has worked the FSU Soccer Camps, No. 1 Soccer Camps, and the MLS Red Bull Developmental Camps.
"I am beyond flattered to be receiving the Charlotte Moran Memorial Scholarship. Thank you to the NSCAA for making this opportunity possible" Heather said. "I hope that I can continue to demonstrate what Charlotte dedicated her life to, as well as, continue to be the type of coach to my players that I wanted as I was developing as a player myself" she added. Heather is planning on using the scholarship to attend the NSCAA Advanced National license.
The Charlotte Moran Memorial Fund in conjunction with the Kirkwood Soccer Club's Charlotte Moran Girls Showcase Tournament is offering an official scarf designed and created by Ruffneck scarves. All proceeds will be donated to the Charlotte Moran Memorial Fund. Please go HERE to purchase your scarf, today. Thank you for your support!
The Charlotte Moran Memorial Fund, a 501c3 organization, has been established to honor the legacy of long-time women’s soccer advocate, Charlotte Moran, who lost her battle to pancreatic cancer in May 2009 after heroically battling the disease for nearly two years.
Charlotte 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 as the state level, she also served as the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Girls Region I Administrator for a number of years as well as the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program National ODP Girls Chair.
In 2002, Sun Wen was voted as the Co-Player of the Century, sharing the honor with American, Michelle Akers, by soccer’s governing body, FIFA. Charlotte and Sun Wen became friends when the Chinese National Team traveled to the U.S. when, during Charlotte’s tenure at EPYSA, the association hosted the team! It became a life-long friendship.
NSCAA Charlotte Moran Youth Long Term Service Award Recipients
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America presented Charlotte with the Youth Long Term Service Award at its annual convention in St. Louis in January 2009. Later that year, the Youth Long Term Service Award was renamed the Charlotte Moran Youth Long Term Service Award by the NSCAA to honor her memory.
The first recipient of the re-named Award was presented in January 2010 to Gary Allen of Virginia!