USTA Southern California honored some of the section’s best League Captains at a celebratory luncheon on Saturday.
In 2018, the section ran its second annual Captain of the Year program – where Area League Coordinators nominated up to four outstanding League Captains for their areas.
One captain from each of the 13 areas was selected as their area’s Captain of the Year. Those 13 winners were invited to a luncheon as a thank you for their service and for the chance to be named the section’s 2018 Captain of the Year.
San Diego North County’s Barbara Roorda was named overall winner for her enthusiasm and dedication to the sport.
“Barbara has been a remarkable partner and volunteer coordinator in North County San Diego,” San Diego League Coordinator Randie Lettington wrote in her nomination letter. “As an accomplished USTA player, she has spread her passion with others by initiating ‘learn about USTA’ meetings, helping to build out teams (she even was a virtual/ non-playing captain for a lower level team and recruited a 5.0 player to do the same for a 3.5 team). They did this to help train new captains which worked beautifully as these captains now are managing rosters at their respective levels.”
Though only one captain could be named USTA Southern California Captain of the Year, all of our area winners were worthy contenders. Congratulations to the 2018 winners:
Fay Zuccato – Bakersfield
Ken Godinez – Beach Cities
Susan Daymude- Central Coast
Hady Fleming –Coachella Valley
Robert Hessler – Inland Empire
Ron Kaufmann – Los Angeles
Alex Truong – Orange County
Samantha Nelson – San Diego
Barbara Roorda – San Diego North County
Margie and Nikki Robbins – San Fernando Valley
Kenny Pedroza – San Gabriel Valley
Lynne Edell – Santa Barbara
Hiromi Dever – Ventura
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