Every month for the past several years, MomsTEAM contributing writer, University of Missouri law professor, and youth hockey coach Doug Abrams , has highlighted an individual or team (usually, but not always, a youth athlete) as a Youth Sports Hero for doing something special, usually an act of exceptional sportsmanship.
In December each year, Doug lists his top five in an article for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
With 2012 now history, here are Doug's dozen heroes for the year:
February: John Huether (West Roxbury, Mass.) 
March: Allan Guei (Compton, Calif.) 
June: Rashawn King (Apex, North Carolina) 
July: Mehan Vogel (West Liberty, Ohio) 
September: Matt Woodrum (Worthington, Ohio) 
October: Kyle Lograsso (Murrieta, California) 
November: Seth Goldstein (East Memphis, Tenn.) 
December: St. Clairsville (Ohio) High School Football Team 
Okay, now that you've read all twelve, click here  to see which ones Doug picked as his top five.