Everett Merritt (Veteran) - Inducted 2015
Everett started his amateur career in the German American league in New York as a teenager. He then played his collegiate soccer at the University of Bridgeport and led his team to the finals of the first NCAA Division I tournament in 1959. He was selected to the All-New England squad 3 years running. After graduation, he played with three National Soccer League teams in Washington, DC: Maggies, which finished second in the League and won the Roland Cup; the Washington Internationals Soccer Club; and the British Lions. He coached in the National Capital Soccer League for about ten years, during which time his teams won two NCSL Division One titles and Virginia State Championships, along with five consecutive Arlington Invitational Fall Tournament titles. Everett was inducted into the University of Bridgeport Hall of Fame in 2009, which was the 50th anniversary of the first NCAA final.