Victoria Barba honored
Victoria Barba and Coach Jesse, YDI.
Victoria Barba of New Mexico Rush Soccer Club in Albuquerque, NM, recently attended the Youth Development Incorporated (YDI) Awards Ceremony on May 7, 2009, at the Barrelas Community Center. Currently a standout player in her age group and the 2008 High School Gatorade Player of the Year, Victoria spent the first 5 years of her young soccer career playing in the YDI program. She was invited to be a guest at the YDI end-of-year awards ceremonies, where she was honored as a role model for the program. “It was a great experience to be recognized as a role model for younger soccer players.” Congratulations to Victoria on an outstanding soccer season and many thanks for giving her time to encourage other younger players to enjoy the “beautiful game.”