FRAMINGHAM – Stephen Smoller has been involved with Framingham United Soccer Club (FUSC )for almost 40 years.
He is an invaluable mentor to all involved in the Club – from Presidents, Secretaries, Girls and Boys Directors, and Age Directors, according to Framingham United Soccer Club.
On Friday night, he will receive the Paul Castelline Award.
The Framingham United Soccer Club annually recognizes members of our club who have gone above and beyond to help the FUSC program with the Paul Castelline Award.
Over his long career with the soccer club, he has served as girls director, age director, coach, and referee. Smoller was voted in as a FUSC Trustee in 1992 and has been the Trustee Representative to the FUSC Board of
Directors for the past 10 years. He attends every Board of Directors meeting and is an essential member of the Memorial Day Tournament Committee –making sure that that the Tournament is a success year after year.
Smoller is active on the field as well as a USSF Licensed Referee Assessor since 1993. His time volunteering and assessing referees has helped many young referees improve. He also serves a site coordinator for the Memorial Day Tournament.
He is an active steward of the FUSC Coach of the Year “Peter Timoney Award” guiding the nomination and selection process. He also presents the award at the Spring Coaches and honors Peter Timoney who set the bar for Coaching for FUSC.
He also participates in the annual FUSC College Scholarship committee. He not only helps to direct the appropriate scholarship to a deserving senior, he also attends the Framingham High School awards night to present the scholarships named in honor of past FUSC players.
In addition to FUSC, Smoller has served on the Board of Directors of Boston Area Youth Soccer (BAYs) since 1990.
Over the years, Smoller served as President, Vice President, Secretary, and Director.
Since 2014, he has served as the Chair of the Sportsmanship Award. Stephen has also served on the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) Board of Directors since 1997, served as Executive Secretary, Sportsmanship Committee and was inducted into the MYSA Hall of Fame in 2016.