Brandon Pollard

Brandon Pollard - (Player) Inducted 2018

Brandon played his youth soccer with the Richmond Strikers that became State Cup Champions and competed in Regionals in Niagara Falls.  He later played with the Prince William Spartans.   He was selected for VYSA ODP and Region I ODP in 1989, 1990, and 1991.  In High School, Brandon was a  four-time All Colonial District and All State Soccer player named Parade Magazine All-American as a senior.  Brandon attended  the University of Virginia.  While at UVA, he was a member of the 1992, 1993, and 1994 NCAA Championship team.  He was selected All-American in 1993, 1994 and 1995.  During his collegiate career, he was also selected for various US Youth Soccer National Teams.  In 1993, he was a member of the World University Games soccer teams.  That same year he also started in all four games at the U20 World Cup.  In 1995, Brandon was a member of the US team at the Pan American Games and in 1996, he was selected for the US Soccer U23 team participating in the Olympics. In 1996, Brandon was selected to the Dallas Burn. He continued to play with the Burn until he was injured in 2000.  He retired from playing professionally in 2001 and found his next passion dedicating his time to helping bees make honey “Going inside a beehive is much like participating in and witnessing The Beautiful Game.”