Berg named Ummel Young Ref of the Year
ARGOS — Katie Berg of Plymouth has been awarded the North Central Soccer Association’s third annual T. Edward Ummel Young Referee of the Year Award, it was announced over the weekend.
Ummel was a long-time referee trainer for the NCSA, as well as treasurer, coach and board member of Argos Youth Soccer. He earned a reputation for excellent instruction and mentoring of youth soccer officials. The award remembers his standard of excellence with the selection of a young referee who has shown skill in officiating as well as quality in character.
Berg was awarded a plaque and cash prize. She has been a referee for three years and two years as an USSF certified official.
Three members of the Ummel family presented the award — Ted’s wife Brenda, daughter Tracy and son Phillip. Phillip is a teacher and girls soccer coach for NorthWood.
Berg is the daughter of Tim and Heather Berg of Plymouth.