Julie Caramanica

Julie Caramanica (Meritorious Service) - Inducted 2014

Julie's career in soccer began when her oldest started playing.  She was a team mom and a team manager, then became an NCSL registrar in 1985 and head NCSL registrar a few years later.  She was hired as VYSA Administrator in 1992 and opened the first State Office, where she had overseen the growth of VYSA from fewer than 50,000 players to more than 150,000. For many years Julie was also the administrator of the ODP and Coaching Education Program.  She  served as VYSA Workshop/Convention Administrator for more than 20 years, and as the VA-DC Soccer Hall of Fame Administrator since its inception.  Julie has also done much as a volutneer, including working at the 1994 World Cup, helping with the Men's and Women's National Team games hosted at RFK, and helping the Federation staff in managing it's AGMs.  She was inducted the VA-DC Soccer Hall of Fame in 2014 and received The Adele Dolansky Exemplary Service Award in 2015. Julie retired from VYSA in November 2014 after 23 years as VYSA Administrator, but continues to volunteer as the VA-DC Soccer Hall of Fame Staff Director.