Ames Soccer Club is proud to name Ralph Ackerman as the Joe Merchant Volunteer of the Year. Ralph has served as a parent coach for approximately 357 seasons and has served as our registrar for about the last 8 years. Ralph has served as the coach of a U8 team for the last two years without having a child in that age group. The club and the parents of that team are grateful. He has been president, vice president, and director of coaching.
Ames Soccer Club's Volunteer of the Year Award was named to honor Joe Merchant for his exemplary volunteerism with the club over many years including a term as its president.