Liam Wintz has been selected as the 2017 New Jersey Youth Soccer TOPSoccer Volunteer of the year.

He will be honored at the organization’s 30th annual awards dinner Friday.

Wintz has been a dedicated volunteer for the TOPSoccer program at the West Morris Soccer Club since 2012, where he manages and recruits volunteers. He has been praised for having a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and energy when working with the TOPSoccer Buddies and overseeing their events.

He noted that his involvement with TOPSoccer has enhanced his natural patience and kindness while deepening his awareness of the challenges that others face daily. His encouragement for players to use their abilities also has extended to the basketball court, where he created a winter program through “Buddy Hoops” with Mendham Patriot Basketball. Parents of the program describe Wintz as engaging, patient and dependable while characterizing him as an inspiring role model and leader.

TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based training and team placement program for young players with disabilities. The volunteer of the year award is presented each year to an individual who best exhibits the qualities of patience, understanding, dependability and flexibility to adjust to changing on-field situations.