Sonny Askew (Player) - Inducteed 2012
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.