January 16, 2017
NSCAA honors BigAppleSoccer editor
LOS ANGELES -- BigAppleSoccer.com Editor Michael Lewis was named winner of the best feature in the 2016 National Soccer Coaches Association of America writing contest.
|NSCAA writing contest award winners Michael Lewis (left) and Jonnathan Tannenwald (right) along with NSCAA media director Kurt Austin.
Photo by Sean McCaffrey
Writing for The Guardian, Lewis was honored for his profile on former Seattle Sounders head coach Alan Hinton.
His piece was entitled: "Alan Hinton, America's Mr. Soccer."
"I would like to thank the NSCAA for this honor," Lewis said. "I also am grateful to Alan Hinton, who took time on a long and long-distance phone call to relate his remarkable story to me. The call lasted an hour and a half to two hours and Alan had one fantastic tale after another."
Other contest winners include:
Deadline/Game Stories: Austin Danforth, Burlington Free Press, "Cats Put on a Show"
Feature Stories: Michael Lewis, The Guardian, "Alan Hinton: America's Mr. Soccer"
Column: Jonathan Tannenwald, The Philadelphia Inquirer, "The NWSL Can't Stand Still"
Video Feature: Kwolity Productions, Atlantic10.com, "A-10 Spotlight: Saadiq Mohammed"
College Student: Jonathan Sigal, New England Soccer Journal, "Rosie's Run"
HS Student: Caitlin Buckley, ExcelleSports.com, "Pride and Spirit fans, players stand together"
Now in its 22nd year, the NSCAA media contest honors those who chronicle the games, the personalities and the stories at all levels of soccer in the United States.
The announcement was made at the 2017 NSCAA convention as more than 100 media members attended the world's largest annual gathering of soccer coaches and administrators.
Here is a link to The Guardian story: