Marcia McDermott (Player) - Inducted 2009
Marcia was one of VYSA’s pioneer players. She played with WAGS and on VYSA ODP teams for many years, and then was a member of three NCAA championship teams at the University of North Carolina, where she was named NCAA All-American in 1986. She played on seven US National Teams and then became head coach at Maryland and Arkansas. Marcia started the women’s soccer program at Northwestern in 1994 and led the Wildcats to two NCAA Tournaments. She was named the NSCAA Great Lakes Regional Coach of the Year in 1998. She also served as the first coach of the WUSA’s Carolina Courage, which won the regular season and the Founders Cup II Championships in 2002. She is the first general manager of Chicago’s new professional women’s soccer team, the Chicago Red Stars, and in 2010 will assume duties as NSCAA president.