Lawrence A. Monaco, Jr. (Meritorious Service) - Inducted 2001
Larry became actively involved with soccer in 1970 when he assisted in establishing Soccer on the Hill, the first Washington DC youth soccer league. Monaco subsequently became a US Soccer Federation (USSF) referee and received the USSF “D” Coaching license. From 1984-1997, Monaco served on VYSA’s Board of Directors, including stints as Vice President and Secretary. Nationally, Monaco has served on US Youth Soccer Association and US Soccer Federation Appeals and Rules Committees, chairing the latter. From 1994-1998, Monaco served as US Soccer Federation Executive Vice President and on the US Soccer Federation’s Board of Directors. He was elected and served as Vice President of US Youth Soccer from 1999-2001. In 2005, Larry was awarded the first NSCAA National Youth Recreational Coach of the Year for youth female players. Larry was also elected and served as President of US Youth Soccer from 2006-2010. He is the immediate past President of US Youth Soccer and is the Co-Chair of its National League Committee. In 2009 Larry was inducted into the US Youth Soccer Region I Hall of Fame and was inducted into the US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame in 2012.