Four Media Winners Honored
Soccer News: NSCAA annually recognizes and thanks those who chronicle the sport’s personalities, problems, games and development. On Thursday at the NSCAA Convention, soccer media gathered for an appreciation breakfast and for the announcement of the 21st Annual Media Contest winners.
Jeff Kassouf from NBCSports.com won the deadline/game story with “Predicting Carli Lloyd.” In it, he describes the relationship between the Women’s World Cup hero and her personal trainer.
Ray Alley of Southern Soccer Scene won the column category with “Goodbye…to Joe and Alan,” a tribute to two long-time soccer coaches.
The feature story award winner was Stanford’s David Kiefer for “One Night in April,” showcasing Jordan Morris‘s rise to U.S. National Team stardom.
Finally, Pittsburgh student Kevin Wheeler‘s “Playing to Survive” won the college student category.
The NSCAA Annual Media Contest recognizes writers and reporters with work published in a newspaper (daily or weekly), magazine, website, television broadcast, or blog covering soccer. Freelance writers published in newspapers, magazines or as special features can also submit published articles.
Stories and features published from Dec. 1, 2014 through Nov. 30, 2015 were eligible to enter into this year’s contest.
2015 NSCAA Media Contest Winners
Deadline/Game Story – Jeff Kassouf, NBCSports.com, “Predicting Carli Lloyd”
Feature – David Kiefer, Stanford University Athletics, “One Night in April”
Column – Ray Alley, Southern Soccer Scene, “Goodbye…to Joe and Alan!”
College Student – Kevin Wheeler, University of Pittsburgh, “Playing to Survive”