WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 – Menace general manager Matt Homonoff was named the 2015 Premier Development League Executive of the Year, announced by league director Todd Eason on Friday. Homonoff received the award at the United Soccer Leagues’ 2015 USL and PDL Winter Summit in Clearwater, Fla.
The recognition caps a successful year for the Menace, which repeated as Heartland Division champion and finished the season on a franchise-record eight-game winning streak.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by our league, but anyone who’s been involved in team sports knows that success is a collective effort,” said Homonoff, who is in his fourth year as Menace GM. “I am very lucky to work with a great front office that leads our league in operations and youth development, as well as a top-notch coaching staff and fantastic players.
“I am grateful for the continued support of our owner, Kyle Krause, and the entire Kum & Go family – and, of course, the best fans in the PDL.”
With Homonoff leading the way, the Menace’s 2015 brought new faces to the organization. In his first year as on the Menace sideline, head coach Mike Matkovich guided the PDL team to an 11-2-1 mark. Women’s head coach Justin Vorster and director of youth programs Lyle Hunt also joined the Menace in 2015.
The Menace’s collection of league honors, updated here, includes the 2014 PDL Communications Award and the 2009 PDL Organization of the Year.
ABOUT THE MENACE: The Des Moines Menace provides the highest level of soccer in Iowa. Preparing for its 23rd season, the Menace men’s side competes in the 67-team United Soccer Leagues Premier Development League (PDL). The Menace’s women’s team, part of the 80-team Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL), has completed its fourth season. From May to July, the Menace teams play their home matches in a fun, family-friendly environment at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines. The organization promotes a healthy lifestyle through its popular youth programs, including the Menace Academy (select soccer for ages 9-19), camps, clinics, Junior Menace and tournaments.
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