The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today announced the nominees and the opening of fan voting for the annual Concacaf Awards, to honor the year’s standout performers and achievements from across Confederation events.
Nine Ontario athletes have been nominated for awards in their various roles in the game.
Jonathon Osorio (Toronto) and Adrian Leon (Mississauga) have been nominated for two awards.
Osorio received the nod for Male Player of the Year as well as Best Male XI Midfielder of the Year. Leon has been nominated for Female Player of the Year as well as Best Female XI Forward of the Year.
Jessie Fleming (London) has been nominated for Best Female XI Midfielder of the Year.
Ashtone Morgan (Toronto) has been nominated for Best Male XI Defender of the Year while Kadeisha Buchanan (Toronto) and Rebecca Quinn (Toronto) were nominated for Best Female XI Defenders of the Year.
Olivia Cooke (Ottawa) of the Ontario REX program was nominated for the Best Female XI Defender as well.
Anna Karepenko (Richmond Hill) of the Ontario REX program was nominated for the Best Female XI Goalkeeper of the Year.
And finally, Carol Anne Chenard, has been nominated as the Female Referee of the Year.
The awards, which began in 2013 and will be presented for the sixth time, recognize players, coaches and referees at all age levels, who have excelled in Concacaf and FIFA-sanctioned tournaments involving the Confederation’s national teams and clubs.
The Confederation will present the Awards in the following categories:
Voting will open on Monday, December 10, 2018 and will close on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 11:59 PM EST.
Voting for the Concacaf Awards is a thorough process involving key stakeholders from the Confederation. The winners of each category shall be selected by the following 4 groups:
Each Voting Group shall have the same electoral weight (25% each) in the final result irrespective of the actual number of voters in those groups. All voters should base their judgement on performances by the nominees from January 1st, 2018 to December 10, 2018.
Final votes in each of the categories will be tallied and the winners will be announced January 2019, via Concacaf.com. Fans can have their say by visiting the fan voting page on Concacaf.com
The complete Rules and Procedures for the 2018 Concacaf Awards are available here