Taylor Vaughan was one of my favorite players in the association. I watched her grow as a player for the last several years and loved to watch her play. During the year (2008 – 2009) I was most impressed with her improvement from the Fall to the Spring season. I stopped Taylor and her mother after a match that spring to congratulate her on her impressive performance. A few weeks later we tragically lost Taylor.

The Executive Board of the Roanoke Valley Youth Soccer Association created an award for the Most Improved Player from the Fall to the Spring seasons, for the U-11, U-12 & U-13 Recreational players, in Taylor’s honor.

The TAYLOR MARIE VAUGHAN award will be presented to the Most Improved Player, on Championship Day each spring.

Joseph A. Mosher
President, RVYSA