Colette Cunningham (Player) - Inducted 2019
Colette Cunningham played competitive club soccer for the Braddock Road Youth Club Shooting Stars as a Forward/Striker under Denise Mishalow. Her team won the VYSA State Cup in 1989. She was a member of VYSA ODP and Region I ODP player pool and teams. Colette was also a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team Player pool and team earning two Caps in 1992. In High School Colette was a 4 year varsity player for Lake Braddock High School where they were District, Regional and State Champions her senior year. She attended Marymount University her freshman year where she scored 39 goals and 20 assists in 18 games. She is still the record holder for Division III for goals per season (39) and points per season (98). While playing striker for North Carolina State University her remaining 3 college seasons, she recorded the following points: 106 points with 42 goals, 22 assists and 230 shots. She was named to the All Atlantic Coast Conference First Team in 1991 and 1992. Colette was a letter winner for N.C. State from 1990-1992 and the third time leading scorer with 42 goals (in 3 seasons). In May 1994, Colette Cunningham, signed with the Men’s Continental Indoor Soccer League’s Washington Warthogs. Colette was the FIRST woman to play in a men’s professional league and she was also the FIRST woman to score a point in the Continental Indoor Soccer League when she assisted on a goal against San Jose. Colette played overseas with S.S. Lazio, a Division 1 team, out of Rome, Italy. After playing 3 seasons with Lazio she transferred to a Division 1 team Sporting Sorrento in Naples, Italy for two years. There she led both teams in scoring and points. Colette was a member and one of the top leading goal scorers for the Maryland Pride Women’s Team from 1997-1999 prior to beginning her career in Law Enforcement. Colette Cunningham is currently a patrol Lieutenant with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office serving under Sheriff Michael L. Chapman.
Kathy Carter (Player) - Inducted 2019
Kathy Carter is another outstanding women’s soccer player to come out of the Northern Virginia area. She started playing club soccer at age 7. Her team, the 1969 Fairfax Police Flyers, went on to play in WAGS. She was their goalkeeper and team leader. Kathy was a member of VYSA ODP teams, Region I player pool and ODP Teams. She was the goalkeeper for the Robinson High School Varsity - freshman through her senior year. Also a High School All American, she attended William & Mary and was goalkeeper on the Tribe Soccer team from 1987 to 1990. She is tied for the lowest goals against average in program history (0.87). Kathy went on to play goalkeeper in adult soccer leagues across the United States. Playing Women’s pro soccer was out of the question as there were no Professional Leagues at the time of her college graduation. Kathy was introduced to members of the 1994 World Cup Organizing Committee via a friend on an opposing Amateur League team. As a result of that introduction, she was able to make the game her profession. Kathy worked for the Organizing Committee for the 1994 FIFA World Cup. She then became a founding member of Major League Soccer and from 1996-1999 was its Vice President of Corporate Marketing. In 2003, Kathy joined Soccer United Marketing, the marketing branch for US Soccer and MLS. In December 2010, she was promoted from Executive Vice President to President. In addition, Kathy served as the US Representative on FIFA’s Committee for Women’s Football and the FIFA Women’s World Cup. In April 2018, after a second-place finish for the elected position of US Soccer President, Kathy decided to leave her position as President of SUM to pursue her next challenge.In October 2018, Carter was appointed Chief Revenue Officer for LA28, the organizing committee for the LA 2028 Olympic Games, and CEO of the U.S Olympic and Paralympic Properties, the joint venture created by LA28 and the U.S. Olympic Committee to control all Olympic commercial rights in the US from 2021 through 2028.
Bill Lanza (Player) - Inducted 2019
Bill Lanza began playing soccer as a youth player for Prince William Soccer Inc. He was very fortunate to have three great youth coaches that inspired a love for the game. Bill Lanza Sr., Earl McEachron, and Ken Krieger were his travel team coaches through his youth playing days. The travel teams competed at the state and regional levels. In High School Bill was a Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year, Parade All-America, a USSF All-America and Washington Post All-Met. Billy was a member of the Virginia ODP, Region I ODP, and was selected for the United States U-18, U-20, and US-23 National Teams. Bill was a member the US U-20 National Team that competed in the U20 World Cup in Melbourne, Australia in 1993. During his tenure with the ODP programs Bill had the opportunity to be coached again by many great coaches including Manny Schellscheidt, Bob Bradley, Gordon Bradley, Bobby Howe, Tony Di Ciccio and Glenn Myernick. He attended the University of Notre Dame to play for Coach Mike Berticelli on a full athletic scholarship. He had the opportunity to play a fifth season with the University of Virginia and Coach George Gelnovatch as a postgraduate student, since he had red shirted a year. After Bill stopped playing competitively he continued to coach the youth of Virginia. His goal as a coach has always been to inspire players, as his youth coaches had done for him. He began coaching youth teams with Prince William Soccer and Stafford Soccer. He is former Technical Director of Coaching at Fauquier County Soccer Club and Northern Virginia Soccer Club. He currently resides in Fredericksburg coaching at Commonwealth Futbol Club and continues to coach both boys and girls and serves as a soccer role model for the soccer youth of Virginia.
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.”
Clint Peay - (Player) Inducted 2018
In high school Clint, was named as a Parade All-American in 1991. During his college career he was an All-ACC Team member in 92 and 94 and was an NCAA All-American in 1992. He played at the University of Virginia from 1991 to 1995 and that team advanced NCAA Champions and ACC tournament champions all four years and was named the Soccer America All-Decade Team. Clint played on the US Olympic Men’s Soccer Team in 1996 and later played professionally for the Maryland Mania and Charleston Battery in 1998. Clint played for the 3 time MLS Champion, DC United from 1996 through 1998. He served as Assistant Coach at the collegiate level at Georgetown University in 2003, Davidson College from 2004-2007 and George Mason University from 2008-2009. He later served as Head Coach at the University of Richmond from 2009-2012. At the National Level he served as Assistant Coach for the U17 USMNT, Head Coach for the U14 Boys National Team and the Technical Advisor for US Soccer in the South Atlantic Region. Clint is currently serving as US Soccer's U14 Boys National Team Head Coach.
Kevin Knott- (Player) Inducted 2018
Kevin grew up in Virginia Beach, playing with Beach FC, VA ODP, Region 1 ODP, and the U17 US National Team. He was the starting left back for the US in the 1995 U17 World Championships in Ecuador. Kevin earned First Team All-State as he captained the Kempsville High School team his senior year to a Virginia State Championship, with the team being ranked the NSCAA #1 high school team in the nation. He played collegiate soccer at The College of William and Mary where he was a First Team Academic All-American, and earned All CAA, All South, and CAA Defender of the Year. He holds the title of 2nd highest assists in a season at the college. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and earned the USRY Award for the highest senior athlete GPA at William and Mary. He was drafted in 2001 by A League Indiana Blast and played one year before returning to Virginia Beach and playing for the Hampton Roads Mariners for 5 years. Kevin retired as a player in 2006, and transitioned into a role as a Director of Coaching with Beach FC.
Katie Tracy Kishore - (Player) Inducted 2018
Katie played her youth soccer for FC Richmond. She was selected annually from U14 through U19 for Region I ODP . Katie played on the U16 and U19 National Teams and was a Parade First Team All-American. Katie was twice named to the NSCAA Youth All American Team. She attended the University of Virginia where she was a four year starter from 1997-2000. Katie was named team MVP two seasons, was a two time co-captain, received the Unsung Hero Award and was a three time member of the ACC All-Academic team. In addition to soccer, Katie played basketball in High School and all four years at UVA and was a co-captain her senior season. In 2001 Katie was selected as the 5th overall pick in the WUSA draft by the New York Power where she played professionally for 2 seasons.
Kim Crabbe (Player) - Inducted 2016
Kim played for the Reston Rowdies and VYSA ODP, and won State honors while playing at South Lakes High School. In 1985 she was a member of the NCAA Championship team at George Mason University; the following year she was selected as the first African-American woman on the US Women’s National Team. She was an extraordinary defender who played in the first Women’s Olympic Festivals, National Cups, the W-League, at the amateur, collegiate, and professional levels, and internationally. Kim still plays and coaches, and uses soccer in her work with a community outreach program in Wilmington, NC.
Jaime Moreno (Player) - Inducted 2016
Jaime will be remembered as one of the greatest players in Major League Soccer history. He was the League’s first dominant striker and a key member of the D.C. United teams that captured a league-leading 12 trophies in MLS’ first 13 years. He was a seven time all-star, a five-time member of the MLS Best XI, and winner of the 1997 MLS Golden Boot award. He is third all-time in MLS scoring and was the first player in League history to reach the 100 goal, 100-assist plateau. Jaime was the head coach of D.C United’s U-23 team from 2011-2013 and also had a 15-year career with the Bolivian National Team.
Angela Hucles (Player) - Inducted 2015
Angela played her collegiate soccer at the University of Virginia, where she was a four-year all-ACC player and is still Virginia’s career women’s leader in goals, game-winning goals, and total points. After graduation she played for the Hampton Roads Piranhas of the W-League. Angela was drafted in the 2001 WUSA inaugural draft by the Boston Breakers of the WUSA and played for three seasons, moved to the Boston Renegades for two years, and then was allocated to the Boston Breakers in 2008, where she played for a year. She was a member of the gold-medal-winning US teams at the 2004 Olympics in Athens and the 2008 Olympics in China. Angela retired from both club and international soccer in 2009 and now serves as a soccer analyst for NBC Sports. Angela Hucles was named the president of the National Women's Sports Foundation in 2015.
Ben Olsen (Player) - Inducted 2015
Ben started and played every game for three seasons at the University of Virginia. In 1997 he was the Soccer America Player of the Year and finalist for the Hermann Trophy and also an NSCAA All-American first-team member. After his junior year he was allocated to D. C. United where he played for 12 seasons and won many trophies, including MLS Rookie of the Year (1998), MLS Cup MVP (1999), and MLS Best XI (2007). Ben was a member of the Men’s National Team from 1998-2006, on the bronze-medal winning team at the 2000 Olympics, and on the 2006 World Cup team. He retired as a player in 2009, became D. C. United’s assistant Head Coach prior to the 2010 season, was named interim head coach mid-way through, and then hired permanently at the end of the season. D. C. United finished in first place in the Eastern Conference in 2014, and Ben was named MLS Coach of the Year.
Wade Barrett (Player) - Inducted 2014
Wade played soccer at the College of William and Mary, where he was an NSCAA All-American in his senior season. After college he was drafted by the then-San Jose Clash where he spent five years, scored five goals, and had 22 assists. In 2002 he signed with the Danish club AGF Aarhus and two years later joined Fredrikstad FK in Norway. Wade re-signed with San Jose in 2005 and won the MLS Supporter's Shield in his first seasonback. The team moved to Houston in 2006 where he captained the Dyunamo team to the MLS Cup Championship in its first two seasons. He also earned two caps for the US National Team. Wade retired in 2010 and transitioned into an assistant coaching role with the Dynamo.
Colleen O'Day (Player) - Inducted 2014
Colleen played as a youth with the Arlington Soccer Association in WAGS, and was a member of the VYSA ODP and Region I ODP. She was a four-year varsity player in high school and four-time AllMet selection. Colleen attended Brown University where she le her team to four Ivy League titles, made All-Ivy all four years, and was a two-time All-American. She was sleected Ivy league Co-Player of the Year her senior year and was named Brown University's Outstanding Woman Athlete of the Year. As an adult, Colleen was a member of the Virginia State Select Soccer team that won Regional titles three times. Her O-30 team was National Cup champion four years and her O-40 team was National Cup Champion in 2006.
Staci Wilson (Player) - Inducted in 2014
Staci played her youth soccer with Reston united in WAGS, which won the U14 VYSA and Region I Championships. As U16s the team was the US youth Soccer National Runner-Up. While in high school she was an NSCAA All-American and Parade High School All American. Staci was named the Soccer America National Freshman of the Year at the University of North Carolina and was a member of the 1996 gold medal- winning Olympic team. After college she trained youth travel teams in Northern Virginia and played professionally winning a championship with the Carolina Courage. As a coach, Staci has worked with the Philadelphia Independence, Howard University, and Florida Atlantic University. She is currently the Head Coach and trainer with Team Boca Soccer Club in Palm Beach Country.
Steve Jolley (Player) - Inducteed 2013
Steve Jolley led his Kempsville High School teams to back-to-back Virginia State Championships. He played collegiate soccer a The College of William and Mary, where he was a four-time All-CAA Awardee and was CAA’s Rookie of the Year in 1993. He was named to Soccer America’s Freshman All-American Team, and earned three All-South Atlantic team honors. Steve played professionally with the Los Angeles Galaxy, the MetroStars, the Dallas Burn, and the New York Red Bulls, and earned MLS Humanitarian of the Year honors in 2002.
Sonny grew up in Baltimore and attended Essex Community College, where he was named NJCAA All-American in 1976. He joined the Washington Diplomats of the NASL the following year, and in 1979 he was a member of the North America Team which consisted of the eleven best players in the U.S. and Canada. He went on to play with the Montreal Manic, Tampa Bay Rowdies, and Team America. Sonny then played with the Washington Stars of the ASL, where he was named to the ASL All-Star team in 1988. He also spent one year with the MISL. In addition, he played with the US National Team from 1979-1984 where he earned four caps. He then coached at his alma mater and was named Region XX Coach of the Year in 1991. Sonny was inducted into the National Junior College Athletic Association Men’s Soccer Hall of Fame in 2005.
Dante Washington (Player) - Inducteed 2012
Dante played college soccer at Radford University, where he led the nation in scoring in 1988 and 1990 and was named a first team All-American in 1991. That year he also participated on the US U-23 team and was the first black player to score a goal for the team. In 1992 he earned Academic A ll-America honors and was a member of the US Olympic Men’s Soccer Team. Dante played indoors with the Washington Warthogs in the CISL and the Baltimore Blast of the MISL. He went on to play for the Columbus Crew, Dallas Burn, and Real Salt Lake of the MLS. He spent two years with the Virginia Beach Marines of the A-League, where he led the league in scoring in 2004. Dante recently served as the MLS Regional Ambassador for Youth and Fan Development in the Northeast and as color commentator for Columbus Crew.
Jill played with the Braddock Road Bluebelles, which won the first ever U19 US Youth Soccer National Championship. Her high school team was Virginia State Champion in 1984. She was an All-America selection at the College of William and Mary. As head coach, Jill guided UCLA to eight College Cup appearances and five Pac10 Conference championships, and was awarded the National Coach of the Year award in 2002. She coached the U20 and U21 Women’s National Teams and the Olympic gold-medal winning US Women’s National team. Jill is currently the Director of Development for US Soccer, where she oversees the Youth National Team program and the US Youth Scouting Network, and coaches the U17 Women’s National Team.
Thomas Rongen (Player) – Inducted 2011
Thomas played for the Dutch club Ajax and with the Dutch Olympic Team before moving to the United States in 1979 when he joined the LA Aztecs of the NASL. He played for the Washington Diplomats and was a player, player-coach, and coach with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. He also coached at Nova Southeastern University. Thomas went on to become the winningest coach in MLS history with Tampa Bay Mutiny, New England Revolution, and DC United. He was named Coach of the Year in 1996 while with Tampa Bay, and won his first MLS crown with DC United in 1999. Thomas currently coaches the U20 Men’s National Team, and led the team to the U20 World Cup in 2007 and 2009.Thomas was the Academy Director for Toronto FC from 2012 & 2013. He is the Head Coach for Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL) at present.
Julie Cunningham Shackford played with the Braddock Road Bluebelles, then went on to be a three-time All-American at the College of William and Mary and a three-time member of the US Olympic Festival team. She was head coach at Carnegie Mellon University for four seasons, where she built the women’s soccer program from scratch. For the last 16 years Julie has been head women’s soccer coach at Princeton. Her team has made one NCAA College Cup semifinal appearance and earned seven NCAA Tournament bids. She is the winningest coach in the school’s history. In 2004 Julie became just the fourth woman to be named National Coach of the Year. She has coached the U20 and U21 National Teams, and currently works with the Region I Olympic Development Program at the state and regional levels.
Rob Ukrop (Player) - Inducteed 2011
Rob attended Davidson College, where he was a two time All-American under Coach Charlie Slagle. In 1992, Rob helped his team reach the NCAA Final Four that was hoted by Davidson college, an even that was eventually won by UVA. He was the nation’s leading scorer, named the Intercollegiate Soccer Association of America Player of the Year, and one of the three finalists for the Hermann Award. He was a member of the USA National “B” team and the U23 National Team. He competed in the 1993 World University Games in Buffalo. As a professional player, competed with teams in the NPSL, APSL, MLS, and the USL. He spent most of his career with the Richmond Kickers helping to lead them to the the 1995 US Open Cup Championship and the 1995 USISL League Championship. In 1996 he scored the first two goals in New England Revolution franchise history. Upon his retirement from the Kickers in 2004, Rob held the club record for career goals, career assists, career points, and matches. He continues to be involved with the Richmond Kickers as a coach and a member of their Board of Directors. Rob also serves on the leadership team for Richmond United (a collaboration between the Richmond Kickers and the Richmond Strikers) which oversees the US Development Academy and ECNL programs for the Richmond region.
Raul was an original member of DC United and one of the most prolific scorers in the club’s history. He helped United capture two MLS Cup trophies, a US Open Cup Championship, and the Supporters’ Shield trophy. Raul is the club’s second all-time leading goal scorer with 44 goals in 68 games, and was the first player in MSL history to score a hat trick in post-season play, in game one of the 1996 Eastern Conference finals against Tampa Bay. That season he was DC United’s top goal scorer with 23 goals. He played six seasons in the MLS, three with United. Raul was inducted into DC United’s Hall of Tradition in September, 2009.
While in high school, Amanda led her team to a State Championship and earned NSCAA All-America honors. At the University of Virginia, Amanda was selected for two All-America and four All-Atlantic Coast Conference awards, captained the squad to the 1991 NCAA Final Four, and was a finalist for the Herman Trophy. After college, she was a member of the US team that took third at the 1995 FIFA Women’s World Cup and was an alternate on the 1996 gold- medal winning Olympic team. She then played for the Washington Freedom, Atlanta Beat, and San Jose CyberRays. Amanda has also worked with the Women’s National Team, NCAA Soccer Rules Committee, US Soccer Board of Directors, and Presidential Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Amanda was an Assistant Coach for Tony DiCicco's U20 team that won a World Cup in Chile in 2008. Amanda is currently the head coach of the UCLA Bruins. Eight months after being hired she led the team to the program's first-ever NCAA Championship. The Bruins have won two Pac-12 titles in a row, as well as an impressive record of 43-2-5. Amanda came to UCLA after 14 years as head coach for the the University of Central Florida (UCF) where her teams had a 203-83-26 record and made eleven NCAA Tournament appearances, four Atlantic Sun Tournament Championships, and four C-USA regular-season titles.
Ann was an original player with the McLean Grasshoppers team that competed in the inaugural season of WAGSL and went on to win 10 consecutive tournaments, including the Robbie, WAGS, and the Gothia Cup, in which she was named the tournament MVP. She was a three-year captain, MVP, and ALL-Met player in high school, where she was named the school’s Outstanding Female Athlete. As the University of Virginia had no varsity soccer team, Ann accepted a field hockey scholarship. She was selected to the first US Women’s National Soccer Team in 1984 and represented the country in the first international competitions in 1985 and 1986. As an adult, she won national championships in the 1986 Open Cup, three Over 30 Cups, and the 2006 Over 40 Cup. Ann has coached in WAGS for more than 25 years and is a member of the VYSA ODP and Academy coaching staffs.
Richie was named the interim head coach of the New York Red Bulls in August, 2009, after serving as assistant coach for four years. Prior to that, he played for DC United for six seasons and the Red Bulls for two. Over the course of his career he played in 216 regular season games and was a member of three of DC United’s championship teams. Richie made 17 appearances with the US National Team, and played on both the U-20 and U-23 teams. He was a member of two NCAA National Championship teams while at the University of Virginia, where he also spent two seasons as assistant coach.
Jeff attended the University of Virginia where he appeared in 88 matches, scored 17 goals, and was the only four-time All-American in Cavalier history. He was named Soccer America’s co-freshman of the year in 1986, and the ACC’s Most Valuable Player in 1998. He led the Cavaliers to the NCAA Championship in 1989 and finished second in voting for the Hermann Trophy that year. Jeff was a member of US National Teams, including the U15, U17, U20, Olympic, World University, and Futsal Teams, as well as the 1998 and 2002 World Cup squads. In 1995 he returned to the University of Virginia to serve as assistant coach with Bruce Arena. Jeff has been a part of five MLS Cup championship teams, including DC United in 1996, 1997, and 1999. After retiring as a player after the 2005 season, Jeff became the Sporting Director for the New York Red Bulls and also served on the board of DC Scores. In 2011 Jeff moved to MLS and is currently the Vice President of Competition.
Mia Hamm (Player) - Inducted 2009
Mia played high school and club soccer in northern Virginia and at age 15 became the youngest player ever to join the US National Team. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she led her team to four NCAA Women’s championships. She was an All-American and Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year for three years, and the ACC Female Athlete of the Year in 1993 and 1994. In 1991, at age 19, Mia became the youngest American woman to win a World Cup Championship. She went on to lead Team USA to gold at the 1996 Olympics, to silver at the 2000 Olympics, and on to another gold at the 2004 Olympics. Mia retired that year from international play with 158 career goals, more than any other player in the history of the sport. She played with the Washington Freedom from 2001-2003. In 2007, in her first year of eligibility, Mia was selected for induction into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
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.
Marco Etcheverry played professionally with Bolivia, Spain, Chile, Colombia, and Ecuador. While a member of the Bolivian National Team he played in 71 matches and scored 13 goals, and played for Bolivia in the 1994 World Cup. He joined DC United in its inaugural season in 1996 and went on to become a seven-time MLS All-Star. In 1996 he was the MLS Cup MVP and in 1998, the MLS Most Valuable Player. Marco was named to the League’s Best XI squad for four consecutive seasons, from 1996-1999. In 2002 he earned MVP honors at the Pepsi All-Star Game, and, in 2005, was named to the League’s All-Time Best XI. He ranks fourth in MLS’s all-time assists, and second in all-time games played, games started, minutes played, shots, shots on goal, and game-winning goals. In 2006, “El Diablo” was awarded the Medal of Merit by the Bolivian Congress and his name became only the second on the “DC United Tradition of Excellence” sign at RFK Stadium.
Cindi Kunihiro Harkes played with the Braddock Road Youth Club from U8-U19. Her team was the State Cup champ for four of those years, including the year she was 14 and played on the U16 team. She was a member of the State and Regional U14, U16, and U19 ODP teams. She was a four year Varsity starter at W. T. Woodson High School, made All-Met the last three years, and was named Woodson “Athlete of the Year” in her senior year. Cindi was a four-year Varsity starter at the University of Virginia where she make the All-ACC team for three years while also being All-ACC/Academic. She played overseas with Sheffield Wednesday Ladies and was the leading goal scorer for two years. Cindi played professionally with the Majestics and the Maryland Pride. Her Maryland Pride team was W-League Champion and USASA Amateur Cup Champion during the 1996, 1997, and 1998 seasons.
Kathy Kelly Erickson’s soccer career began when she was a young girl and her mother agreed to coach her team. She later played with WAGSL and was a four-year varsity player at Oakton High School. Kathy attended the University of North Carolina from 1981-84; her team won national championships all four years she played. She went to Spain to finish her degree, then played adult soccer in Virginia and Atlanta. Her adult team was Georgia State Champion. Kathy coached youth teams for many years in Georgia. In 1997 her team participated in the Gothia Cup; Kathy had played in the Gothia Cup as a teenager in 1979. In 2001 her U16 girls’ team won the NSCAA Youth Championship. She and the other coaches of that team worked with the players to ensure that each girl was awarded a scholarship to the college of her choice. Kathy then coached high school soccer for three years. She is now very involved in her children’s activities and still plays soccer as much as possible.
Gary grew up in Virginia, playing at Mt. Vernon High School and on the Annandale Boys Club team that won the U19 McGuire Cup in 1976. He played professionally for 13 years and was named the NASL Rookie of the Year in 1978 while playing with the New York Cosmos. He also played for the LA Aztecs, San Jose Earthquakes, NY Arrows, Minnesota Strikers, and San Diego Sockers. Gary made nine appearances with the Men’s National Team from 1977-1979. He is now working with UMBRO USA. He married his high school sweetheart in 1981. His daughter works for Eurosport and his son played for four years at Notre Dame and is now trying out for professional teams in the United Kingdom.
Suzy is a native Virginian whose club teams won the Robbie Tournament in Canada and the Gothia Cup in Sweden. She was named All-District and All-Met at Langley High School. Suzy won a scholarship to UNC, where she helped lead her team to its first four women’s National Collegiate Soccer Championships. She was named to the All-NCAA Tournament team in 1983, was the most valuable player in 1984, and was a first team All-American in 1983 and 1984. Prior to being named to the US Women’s National Team in 1986, she was a member of the Virginia State ODP team that won the Region I tournament and also a member of the East team in the Olympic Festival. She then played with several Virginia adult teams, including the Women’s Amateur National Championship team in 1986 and the Annandale TBA Over-30 Team, which won the national championship in 1995. Suzy has been coaching a U15 WAGS team since 1999. .
John is beginning his third season as D.C. United’s Director of Youth Development, where he oversees the youth teams and Academy programs. Earlier in his career, he played soccer for three years at the University of Virginia, then left to help the US qualify for the 1990 World Cup. John was a member of the U.S. National Team and played in two matches at the 1988 Olympics, all three matches at the 1990 World Cup, and three matches at the 1994 World Cup. After the 1990 World Cup, he began his professional career in England and played in both the English First Division and the Premier League. In 1996, John returned to the United States for Major League Soccer’s inaugural year. During his seven years in Major League Soccer, he played with D.C. United, New England Revolution, and Columbus Crew, and made six appearances on the MLS All-Star team. John was inducted into the US National Hall of Fame in 2005.
Rob played soccer at the College of William and Mary, where his team won three Virginia State Championships and where he was named to the Senior Bowl, All-South, and All-State teams. He was the second all-time leading scorer when he graduated. After graduation, Rob was a member of the 1983 US National Team and then played professionally with the Georgia Generals (American Soccer League), Team America (North American Soccer League), Kalamazoo Kangaroos (AISA Indoor League), and the Washington Stars (ASL). Since 1997, Rob has been the full-time Director of Coaching and Player Development for Southwestern Youth Association Soccer, where he is responsible for almost 3,000 players each season. He has been on the Soccer Academy staff for 20 years and is the Assistant Director of Soccer Education and Training and a coach in many of its programs. Rob currently coaches a U17 WAGS team and is on the VYSA Coaching Education staff.
John Kerr began his career in the in 1968 with the NASL’s Detroit Cougars. That same year he also captained the Canadian National Team in the World Cup Elimination Tournament. For the next several years he played with the ASL Washington Darts and coached at Georgetown University and American University. John next played with the HOTA Club of the German American Soccer League, the New York Cosmos, Club of the Mexican First Division, and then back to the Cosmos. He was named #10 on Soccer America’s 20 Men of Influence in Soccer in 1981. His Montgomery United team won the U16 North American Championship in 1981. He also coached the Fairfax Spartans to the National Amateur Championships in 1986. In 1997, John organized the first Soccer Players Association and the first Players Association in the Major Indoor Soccer League, and negotiated Collective Bargaining Agreements, including freedom of contract for the players, in both of those agreements.
Gayle is a native Northern Virginian who started playing in WAGS at age 11. Her Braddock Road Youth Club Cobras were National Cup Finalists. She participated in the ODP program from age 12, and was a member of Region 1 teams and Youth National Teams. She played in 11 Olympic and National Soccer Festivals. While at McLean High School, Gayle was named the 1986 Virginia High School Player of the Year. As the first full-scholarship player at the University of Virginia, she was awarded All-ACC and All-South Honors. Gayle was a member of the National Amateur Select and the US Women’s National Teams, and in 1995 played in the USISL Men’s Professional League for the Washington Mustangs. She has been coaching in WAGS and NCSL for 15 years, and is currently a member of the State ODP Staff and Head District Coach for the Girls North Program.
Gordon Bradley (Player) - Inducted 2004
Kip played soccer in high school, on the USA National Youth Team, on the first Virginia team to win the National U-19 McGuire Cup Championship, and at The College of William and Mary, where he was the all-time leading scorer and the Southern Conference Player of the Year. He played professional soccer with the Washington Diplomats and Atlanta Chiefs of the NASL. Kip coached four State Cup Championship teams and coached both the Men’s and Women’s State Select teams, which won the Region eight times. He was the first East women’s coach at the US Olympic Festival and coached Region I at the US Soccer Festival. He has coached his teams to three National O-30 Championships and one O-40 National second-place finish. Kip’s current team, the Annandale Fire, finished third in the 2002 National O-40 Veteran’s Cup.
Stollmeyer was a two-time All-American while in high school and in 1981 was named U. S. Athlete of the Year at the Youth World Cup. At Indiana University he earned Collegiate All-American honors three times. He played in the Indianapolis Pan American Games in 1982 and the Yugoslavia World University Games in 1987. Stollmeyer participated in the Olympic Sports Festival for four years. He played with the Cleveland Force from 1986-88, earning Rookie of the Year honors in 1986. He played in the Seoul Olympics in 1988 and the Italy World Cup in 1990. He was inducted into the Indiana Youth Soccer Association Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Indiana Athletic Hall of Fame two years later.
Durkin, a native of Ireland, was a goalkeeper on both the Irish Youth and Senior teams. Actually, he played against the USA team in 1952, the same USA Team that beat England in the World Cup in 1950. Walter started playing in the Washington DC area in 1958 both as a goalie and a center forward with Myron Cowell (League Champions), Maggies (Rowland Cup 1960 and Stewart Cup 1961), Washington Internationals, Central Valet, and the British Lions. Durkan regularly played with the Washington All-Stars against foreign touring teams and teams from Baltimore and Philadelphia. Later, he went on to an outstanding career, in excess of thirty years, as a referee (13 years with the North American Socccer League (NASL)). Walter also helped to bring the Referee Assessment Program to this area. He was available when Annandale first started their youth program in Northern Virginia. Walter also coaches youth teams, individual goalies, and has been a spokesperson for soccer in the Washington Metropolitan area. For information more: http://irishleaguegreats.blogspot.com/2009/10/walter-durkan.html