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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. 


Dr. Lew Atkinson
NSCAA Charlotte Moran Long-Term Service Award (Youth)

Lew Atkinson - Charlotte Moran Long-Term Service Award (Youth)

Dr. Lew Atkinson has been a member of the NSCAA since 1971 and has been one of the nation's foremost youth soccer coaches and educators.  In addition, he is currently coaching at the high school level in Delaware.  He was the head coach of the Region I U13 Boys for seven cycles and has coached in the WPSL.  His U23 Kirkwood Classic team were Region I finalists in 2008.

Dr. Atkinson is p resently an Associate Professor for Doctoral Studies in the Collge of Education at Wilmington University and is leading the committee that is revising the "D" license course for U.S. Soccer.  He has served as a National Academy Staff member for the NSCAA and as a mentor in the Association's Master Coach program.

Congratulations, Lew!

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