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
draftedby the then-San Jose Clash where he spent five years, scored five goals, and had 22 assists. In 2002 he signed with the Dnnish 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 SoccerNational Runner-Up. While in highschool 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 palyed profesionally winning a chanpionship with the Carolina Courage. As a coach, Staci has worked with the Philadelphia Independence, Howard University, and Florida Atlantic University. She is currntly 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 at 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 also 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 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.
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 Ellis (Player) - Inducteed 2011
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.
Julie Shackford (Player) - Inducteed 2011
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
Rob Ukrop (Player) - Inducteed 2011
Rob attended Davidson College, where in 1992 he was the nation’s leading scorer and named the Intercollegiate Soccer Association of AmericaPlayer of the Year, and in 1993 was a finalist for the Hermann Award. He was a member of the National “B” team and the U23 National Team. As a professional player, Rob competed with teams in the NPSL, APSL, MLS, and the USL. He spent most of his career with the Richmond Kickers and was part of the 1995 USL League Championship team. In 1996 he scored the first two goals in New England Revolution franchise history. Upon his retirement from the Kickers, 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 the Board of Directors.
Raul Diaz Arce (Player) – Inducted 2010
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.
Amanda Cromwell (Player) – Inducted 2010
Amanda has been the head coach at the University of Central Florida since 1999. Her teams have a 158-68-15 record, have made eight NCAA
Tournament appearances, and have won four Atlantic Sun Tournament championships and three C-USA regular-season titles. While in high school, she 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.
Ann Orrison Germain (Player) – Inducted 2010
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 Williams (Player) – Inducted 2010
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 Agoos (Player) - Inducted 2009
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. He is currently the Sporting Director for the New York Red Bulls and also serves on the board of
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 McDermott (Player) - Inducted 2009
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.
Wendy Gebauer Palladino (Player) - Inducted 2009
Wendy played her club soccer with WAGS. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989 as a three-time National Champion and three-time All-American, and was also on the ACC-Academic Honor Roll. She played for the US National Team from 1987-1991 and won the World Championship in 1991. She then worked for adidas and was the representative for the UNC Women’s Soccer Program. Wendy was co-captain of the two-time National Championship W-League Raleigh Wings from 1998-2000. She was the color commentator for collegiate women’s soccer on Fox Sports Network for five years and the lead analyst for ESPN’s coverage of the US Women’s National Soccer team, including the 1999 and 2003 Women’s World Cup, for seven years.
Marco Etcheverry (Player) - Inducted 2008
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 Harkes (Player) - Inducted 2008
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 Erickson (Player) - Inducted 2007
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 Etherington (Player) - Inducted 2007
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 Cobb Germain (Player) - Inducted 2006
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 Harkes (Player) - Inducted 2006
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 Olson (Player) - Inducted 2006
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.
Michael Brady (Player) - Inducted 2005
Mike is beginning his fifth season as head coach at American University after leading the Eagles to their most successful season ever. He is a native of Coventry, England, and graduated from American University in 1992, after leading the AU men’s soccer team to the NCAA Championship final. In 1985 he was named NCAA Men’s Player of the Year by Soccer America, received the Adi Dassler Award from Adidas as the top collegiate player of the year, and was named Player of the Year in three different conferences. Mike finished his collegiate career with AU records of 65 goals and 29 assists. He was also a member of the US National Team from 1984-86. He then played for the Baltimore Blast and several other professional US soccer teams. Mike was the head coach at The Potomac School in McLean for four years, and then served as director of the Premier Soccer Association for three years. He was inducted into American University’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 1997.
John Kerr Jr. (Player) - Inducted 2005
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
Gayle Smith Wilson (Player) - Inducted 2005
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
Gordon Bradley grew up in northern and signed his first professional contract at the age of 16. He became an All-Star midfielder with Toronto City
in the Eastern Canadian Professional League in 1963; four years later he came to the as a player and then a coach for the New York Generals.
Under Gordon’s guidance, the Cosmos (formerly the Generals) won the North American Soccer League crown in 1972 and 1977. He next
became vice president and coach of the NASL’s Washington Diplomats, vice president for the national squad Team, and general manager of the
ASL’s Washington Stars. Gordon then spent 16 years as the head coach at George Mason University, compiling a 183-113-35 record and guiding
the Patriots to three Colonial Athletic Association championships in 1985, 1986, and 1989, and to six NCAA appearances. Gordon’s greatest
“claim to fame” is that he is the only person to have coached the international icons Pele, Franz Beckenbauer, and Johan Cruyff.
Kip Germain (Player) - Inducted 2003
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.
Megan McCarthy (Player) - Inducted 2003
Megan is a high school math teacher who has always been very active in soccer. As a student, she was a member of the 1984 U-19 National
Champion Team, the Virginia State and Region I teams, and was an NSCAA High School All-American in 1983 and 1984. While attending
college, Megan was the NCAA Collegiate Player of the Year in 1987, was a three-time NCAA College All-American player, and was inducted
into the College of William and Mary Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998. She played professionally with F.C. Prato and with the Maryland
Pride. Megan was a member of the U.S. Women’s Team for several years and was a National Soccer Hall of Fame Medal of Honor Recipient
in 2001. Megan has been an assistant coach at the College of William and Mary, George Mason University, and Centreville High School, as
well as head coach of the Braddock Road Youth Club Aurora since 1999.
Lincoln Phillips (Player) - Inducted 2002
Phillips led his Trinidad & Tobago team to a Pan American Games Bronze medal in 1967. He was drafted the following year by the Baltimore Bays of the NASL, and the next season became player/coach of the Washington Darts of the ASL. As head coach at Howard University he led his team to two NCAA Championships and won Coach of the Year honors in 1971 and 1974. In 1990 he became the head coach of Virginia Commonwealth University. He has served as the goalkeeper coach for several USSF National teams and is the author of Goalkeeping: The Last Line of Defense: The First Line of Attack. Phillips was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Howard University in 1996 and the Hall of Fame of Trinidad and Tobago in 1998. He is the owner and director of the Lincoln Phillips Soccer School and the Top Flight Goalkeeping Academy.
John Stollmeyer (Player) - Inducted 2002
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.
Helmut Werner (Player) - Inducted 2002
Werner was born in Russia and attended Lynchburg University, where he achieved the honors of All Mason-Dixon, All State, Regional All-American, and All-American. After graduation he played in the NSL in Washington, DC and for the Schweigert Soccer Club in the National Soccer League. He has been the Men’s Soccer Coach at Randolph-Macon College since 1962. In 1970 and 1971 he was President of the Virginia Intercollegiate Soccer Association. Werner won Coach of the Year Awards from the Virginia Intercollegiate Soccer Association for six years, from the Virginia College Athletic Association in 1974, from the South Atlantic Region (NSCAA) in 1988, and the ODAC Conference in 1999. In addition to his head coaching duties, Werner is also the Director/Owner of the Randolph-Macon Soccer Camp.
Pam Baughman-Cornell (Player) - Inducted 2001
Baughman-Cornell is a graduate of Fairfax High School, where she was All-Met. She was four-time All-American with the University of Central
Florida and then at George Mason University as a member of George Mason’s NCAA National Championship team in 1985. Pam was also
named NSCAA Hermann Female Player of the Year and she was a member of the first US Women’s National Team (1984-1986). Baughman-
Cornell continued in soccer, winning the US Soccer Open Cup Championships in 1986 and then the Over-30 National Cup Championships in
1993, 1995, and 1996. She has coached in both high school and college and now coaches in the Front Royal-Warren County Youth Soccer
Walter Durkan (Player) - Inducted 2001
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.
Len Oliver (Player) - Inducted 2001
Oliver, a native of Philadelphia, Oliver enjoyed a playing career that included four national championships, professional and All-Star play in the
American Soccer League, the US Pan American Team (1963) and the US Olympic Team (1964). Oliver played with the Central Valet and
Washington Internationals in Washington in the early 1960’s, winning league titles and the Stewart Cup. He played with the Washington
All-Stars against foreign touring teams and is the only DC resident ever to make a US National Soccer Team. Oliver holds a USSF “A” Coaching
License, is Director of Coaching for the DC Stoddert Soccer League and serves on VYSA’s State Coaching Staff. He was inducted into the
USSF National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1996, received VYSA’s “Adele Dolansky Exemplary Service Award” in 1997, was named to the
Philadelphia Old-timers Hall of Fame in 1998, and received the NSCAA’s Youth Long Term Achievement Award” in 1999.
Al Smith (Player) - Inducted 2001
Smith, an Englishman, was offered but refused, a professional contract by Blackpool United, a Top Professional team in those days. He played with
the British Army All-Stars, as well as in Detroit where his team won the Michigan State Cup. Smith was an outstanding center halfback in Washington during the 1950’s and 1960’s, playing with Maggies, Washington Internationals and Central Valet. He was asked to try out for the US Pan American Team, but was unable to do so because of non-citizenship. His teams won several National Soccer League titles and the Stewart Cup. He consistently made the Washington DC All-Star teams during his era, captaining the Washington All-Stars against Baltimore All-Stars and touring teams on several occasions.
Roberto Zito (Player) - Inducted 2001
Zito, a native of Brazil, played with the Vasco da Gama Juniors. In Washington, Zito played with Maggies, Hispano Soccer Club, St. Gerard
Soccer Club of Baltimore and the Washington Darts. Zito was an outstanding “inside right” in the old “W-M” system. A spectacular ball-control
artist and dribbler, the diminutive Zito could turn a game around in a flash. In the early 1960’s, Zito’s skills helped his team win the Stewart Cup,
the Arnold Cup, the Couglin Cup, the Rowland Cup, and the National Soccer League Championship. Zito regularly played on the Washington
All-Star teams, for the Baltimore All-Stars, and for the Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals against Sheffield United.