Keith Lenert (Player) - Inducted 2022
Keith Lenert played his youth soccer, as a goalkeeper, with the Braddock Road Youth Club (BRYC) 1964 Condors. In addition to being perennial challengers in the Fairfax County Soccer Association (known now as the National Capital Soccer League), the Condors appeared in 23 tournaments. During which they had 9 first place finishes, 8 second place finishes and 4 third place finishes. Keith was a three-year varsity player for Annandale High School. In 1982, he was named to the Washington Post’s “Virginia AAA All-Northern Region Team”. He also earned All-Region honors.
After high school Keith was a four-year player, and two-year starter, for the University of Virginia’s men’s soccer team. In 1984, he made the All ACC “Honorable Mention” and was named UVA’s “Most Improved Player”. In 1985 he was named to the ACC 2nd Team and to the All-South Atlantic Region 2nd Team. After college, Keith was a two-year starting goalkeeper for the Washington Diplomats. During their inaugural season, Keith led his team to the championship where he was named most valuable defensive player.
Keith served as a goalkeeper coach for UVA from 1996 – 1998; for Georgetown University in 2000; and for the US Under 18 Men’s National Team from 1999-2000. Keith’s dedication to the beautiful game has continued beyond the field. He now serves as the Director of Operations for the Maryland SoccerPlex.