Lou Fusz Athletic is proud to recognize our athletes and coaches as Player Of The Month or Coach Of The Month. These athletes/coaches demonstrate our Fusz Philosophy on and off the field. We look forward to watching our athletes and teams grow into well rounded soccer players and want to highlight them when they’ve received an award/honor or have simply done something great. If you would like to nominate a player or coach, please fill out the form below:
Player/Coach of the Month Form
Delaney Wulkoopf, Zakaria/McDonald 07, Left Midfield
Delaney Wulkopf, number #27, has been with Fusz for two years now receiving the 2017 USYF Futsal National Team Division Champs, 2017 Finalist Emerald Cup and Grand Park Cup, and 1st place Futsal Tournament. Any chance Delaney gets to play, whether subbing for another team, extra practices, helping coach younger kids teams or just playing in the backyard, she always has a soccer ball nearby. Delaney loves to encourage and lead by example with her hard work and never quit attitude! She is respectful of not only her coaches, but also teammates, referees and even opponents. Congratulations Delaney, you deserve it!
Tim “TJ” Smith
Coach Tim “TJ” Smith currently coaches four LFSC teams, two 04 Girls teams and two 09 Boys teams. He has two teams playing at Premier level and two at Championship level. Tim has coached youth soccer for over 9 years now, and his players can always depend on him to give them the training and motivation they need to become better soccer players. He is competitive and loves to win, but he also knows how to bond with his players and bring out the best in them. Thank you for your commitment to LFSC and youth soccer!
Teagan Pocius, LFSC Morison Red 07, Goalie
Pocius’ constant hard work, her positive attitude, and leadership skills help bring the team to a remarkable level on and off the field. She is not afraid to take risks and help her teammates by pointing out what’s happening on the field. With her remarkable saves, she continues to grow as a goalie and a player.
Coach Brinnon Morrison has two 07 Girls LFSC teams. He not only teaches his teams how to grow as soccer players, but also teaches them the right attitude to have in order to do so. Morrison is not all about the wins vs. losses, but is more about improving each individual so that they are growing as soccer players and challenging themselves. He provides his teams a safe, fun, competitive, and most importantly, a positive environment.
Isaac Frederick, LFSC-01 Carron, Center-Mid
Issac Frederick has been a member of the Missouri ODP team for 6 years. He was invited to Regional camp in summer ’17. He was selected to both the all conference and all region teams, and voted Team MVP 2 years in a row, at Warrenton High School where he set the school’s single season assist record as a sophomore. In addition to soccer, Frederick runs track and was the conference champion and state qualifier in the 800m run.
Coach Mike McDevitt has 2 LFSC teams. He has great leadership and connection with the players and parents with a strong drive to help the players further develop there skills and become competitive athletes. He is early to practices and ensures that they stay on schedule during skills and conditioning to continue their player development. He doesn’t coach through fear but with care and progress in mind to make our athletes enjoy the game and want to be excellent. He has taken the 04 boys team from a lower division team to a champion division team in just over a years time.
Gianna “Gia” Zerface / LFSC-WalshNoonan United 07 / Midfield
Zerface always gives 110% on the field. She has been playing with the club for 4 years and never stops trying to improve. Her hard work and dedication show on the field and in the classroom. She is a great example of someone who puts into action our club philosophy on and off the field, taking pride in everything she does.
Tristan Stotler / LFSC-Geerling 00 / Forward
Stotler has recorded 19 goals and 12 assists with LFA, was named to US Youth Soccer National League Player Watch list in 2016, and was the scoring leader in US Youth Soccer Region II Championships 2015. Stotler was on the MO State ODP, Region 2 ODP Team, and selected for Midwest ODP Team for the Florida Interregional tournament twice.
Nolan Cosgrove / LFSC-Stull 00 / Goalie
Cosgrove was chosen to be one of two goalies for the MO ODP team, and then chosen to be 1 of 5 boys representing Missouri at the 2017 Region 2 camp in Saginaw, Michigan. They competed with boys from the 14 states in our region and Cosgrove was 1 of 2 goalies asked to represent the Midwest Region 2 ODP team at the Florida Interregional tournament.