The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce an extensive range of end of season awards to cap the 2014 season.
Awards will be voted on by all stakeholders including teams, fans, supporters, and media. The following is a timeline of award announcements along with a brief description of each:
Monday, July 28th – The PUMA Golden Boot will be awarded to the NPSL’s top goalscorer. Only goals scored in the regular season will be used to determine the winner. Goals scored during the preseason, postseason, or during exhibition matches will not count toward a player’s total.
Tuesday, July 29th – The Supporters’ XI will be an all-league team voted on by the NPSL’s fans and supporters. Online voting will take place from July 22nd – 28th.
Wednesday, July 30th – The All-NPSL Team will be voted on by members of the media that covered the NPSL in the 2014 season. Private voting will take place from July 23rd – 29th.
Monday, August 4th – The PUMA Player of the Game from the NPSL National Championship game will be announced. This will be decided by league staff and local media covering the match.
Tuesday, August 5th – The Alexander Arellano Memorial Trophy, voted on by the teams themselves, is awarded to the top head coach in the NPSL. Alex Arellano was a young man who touched the lives of many in the NPSL, so much that the league crafted an award in his memory. Alex, the middle son of Real San Jose owner Nick Arellano, passed away in 2012 at the age of 25. Voting will take place from July 28th-August 3rd.
Wednesday, August 6th – The NPSL Golden Gloves, voted on by the teams themselves, is awarded to the league’s top goalkeeper. Voting will take place from July 28th-August 3rd.
Thursday, August 7th – The Mitre Golden Ball, voted on by the teams themselves, is awarded to the league’s top player, regardless of position. Voting will take place from July 28th-August 3rd.
Friday, August 8th – The Global Scarves Supporter of the Year is a supporter-driven award that allows fans and supporters to submit their favorite photos to the league office for consideration. Photos can be submitted firstname.lastname@example.org from July 22nd to August 3rd with a social media vote (August 4th-6th) deciding the eventual winner. The league office will determine finalists that will be voted on.
Monday, August 11th – Staples Make More Happen Goal of the Year will allow fans and supporters to decide on their favorite goal of the year. Teams will submit videos from July 22nd to August 2nd with a social media vote (August 3rd-7th) determining the eventual winner. The league office will determine finalists that will be voted on. Most importantly, Staples will be making a $1,000 donation to a children’s charity in the market of the winning goal.