The Loveland Recreation Board selected Brandi Aliaga as the 2019 recipient of the Stan McCoy Sr. Community Service Award, and Mayor Kathy Bailey presented the award to Ms. Aliaga at the May 14 City Council meeting. Mayor Bailey noted that Ms. Aliaga had been a member of the Loveland Youth Soccer Association (LYSA) Board since 2010, and for the past five years, Ms. Aliaga has served as the Club Administrator making her the primary point of contact for families and coaches.
Mayor Bailey then highlighted some of Ms. Aliaga’s accomplishments. Ms. Aliaga coached both recreational soccer teams and select soccer teams for kids between the ages of 4 to 11. She has been instrumental in growing and improving the LYSA program by creating a new program for three-year-old’s called Tiger Paws. She created a registration program that allows four and five-year-old friends and neighbors to sign up and play on the same team. Ms. Aliaga was instrumental in changing the format for six and seven year old’s program to reduce the level of competitiveness and return the focus to creating a fun experience focused on improving each player’s skills. She lead the creation and support of the Loveland Storm FC team. Ms. Aliaga also developed a scholarship for seniors who have either played or refereed soccer though LYSA. Bruce Jones, President of the LYSA, said that “Ms. Aliaga brings a wonderful mix of organization excellence, collaboration, problem solving, and out of the box creativity to the Association. Her friendly and thoughtful interactions have created goodwill and loyalty with hundreds of families and has been a key reason the program has grown year on year since she became involved.”