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2019 Hall of Fame - Press Release

 
 

WA Youth Soccer to Induct Hall of Fame Class of 2019

Feb. 24 Celebration Set for Tacoma Stars Game at ShoWare Center

 

SEATTLE (2/20/19) – Washington Youth Soccer will welcome the Class of 2019 to its Hall of Fame on Feb. 24 at Accesso ShoWare Arena in Kent. The celebration surrounds the Tacoma Stars-Dallas Sidekicks game which begins at 5 p.m. PT.

 

The Class of 2019 features coaches, players, officials, past presidents, administrators and volunteers from all corners of the state during the organization’s storied 53-year existence. Some have guided teams to multiple national championships, others have represented the U.S. in international play, and all have contributed to making Washington one of the nation’s top states for experiencing the game of soccer.

 

This marks the 20th anniversary of Washington Youth Soccer inducting its first members to the Hall of Fame. A complete list of inductees is below.

 

To purchase tickets to the Stars-Sidekicks game and Hall of Fame activities Feb. 24, click here.

 

About Washington Youth Soccer

Founded in 1966, Washington Youth Soccer is a nonprofit organization bringing soccer opportunities at all levels of the game to kids ages 5-19 across the state. Our organization is comprised of 37 Member Associations and over 180 clubs that facilitate recreational, select and regional programs as well as TOPSoccer (soccer programming for players with disabilities). Additionally, we run four annual State Cup Tournaments, state level leagues, an Elite Player Development program, and several soccer outreach programs. For more information, see washingtonyouthsoccer.org.

 

Washington Youth Soccer Class of 2019

Doug Andreassen
Federal Way • Past President

 

• Chair - US Soccer Diversity Task Force

• Advocate - USYSA concussion protocol legislation

• Co-Founder - Washington State Legends of Soccer

• President - Washington Youth Soccer, Tacoma-Pierce County YSA, Cascadia Adult Soccer League

 

Debbie Barlow
Auburn • Coach

 

• U.S. Amateur Champions - 1980

• President - Washington State Women’s Soccer Association

• Coach - Washington ODP/Select Teams, Enumclaw & Auburn High School (boys & girls)

• Player - PCI Sharks

 

Louis Bond
Poulsbo • Coach/Administrator

 

• Washington Youth Soccer - Volunteer of the Year, Administrator of the Year, Competitive Coach of the Year

• President - Northwest Sound YSA

• Board, Coach - Bainbridge Island Youth

 

George Craggs (Deceased)
Seattle • Referee

 

• USSF National Referee

• Referee - NASL/ASL/WSL/PCL/NCAA/State League

• Assessor - Coordinator, Treasurer - Washington State Referees Assoc.

 

John Duggan (Deceased)
Tacoma • Coach

 

• Coach - Norpoint Royals

• Regional champion - 1976

• Coach - University of Puget Sound

 

Jeff Durgan
Tacoma • Player

 

• Player - U.S. National Team, U.S. Olympic Team

• NASL - Champion, 1980, 1982, Rookie of the Year, 1980

• Player - FC Seattle Storm

 

Michelle French
Kent • Player/Coach

 

• Player - U.S. National Team, Olympic Team, 2000

• Asst. Coach - U.S. National Team

• Coach - University of Portland

• Coach - U.S. Youth National Team

 

Peter Fewing
Seattle • Coach

 

• Coach - Seattle University

• NCAA/NAIA champions

• National Coach of the Year

• Player - FC Seattle Storm

 

Lesle Gallimore
Seattle • Coach

 

• Coach - University of Washington

• Pac-10 champion - 2000

• National Coach of the Year

• President - United Soccer Coaches

 

Booth Gardner (Deceased)
Tacoma • Coach

 

• Washington Governor

• Owner - Tacoma Tides

• Founder/Sponsor - Tacoma Cozars

• Coach - Tacoma Cozars

 

Helga Grosch
Federal Way • Administrator

 

• Co-Founder with husband Karl Grosch - Washington Youth Soccer

• Secretary - Washington Youth Soccer

• Historian - Washington Youth Soccer

 

Colleen Hacker
Tacoma • Coach

 

• Coach - Pacific Lutheran University, NAIA champions, 1988, 1989, 1991

• National Coach of the year (three times)

• United Soccer Coaches Merit Award - Hall of Fame

• Asst. Coach - U.S. National Team

 

Chris Henderson
Everett • Player

 

• Player - U.S. National Team

• Player - MLS Cup champion, 2000, Supporters’ Shield winner, 2001

• NCAA champion - UCLA

• Sporting Director - Seattle Sounders FC

 

Dick Henderson
Everett • Coach

 

• Coach - Cascade High School, Archbishop Murphy

• State champion – 1989, 2002 (boys), 2006, 2009 (girls)

• Coach - H&L/North County, WA Premier League champions

 

Alan Hinton
Kirkland • Coach

 

• Coach - Seattle Sounders (NASL)

• NASL Coach of the Year

• Co-founder - Seattle Sounders (A-League)

• Co-founder/coach - Crossfire Sounders

 

Sandra Hunt
Bellingham • Referee

 

• FIFA Referee

• Referee - FIFA Women’s World Cup, 1999, 2003, Olympic Games, 2000

• Referee - MLS (first female)

• FIFA Referee Instructor

 

Bill Hurme
Kirkland • Coach/Board Member

 

• Founder/Owner - Everett/Puget Sound BigFoot

• Co-founder - Crossfire Sounders

• Board - Washington Youth Soccer

 

Kasey Keller
Olympia • Player

 

• Player - U.S. National Team

• FIFA World Cup - 2002, 2006, 2010

• U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year - 1997, 1999, 2005

• Player - Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, MLS

 

Cliff McCrath
Seattle • Coach

 

• Coach - Seattle Pacific University, National Coach of the Year

• 5 NCAA Champions - 5 runners-up

• Retired - No. 2 NCAA Career Coaching Wins

• Founder/Commissioner - Northwest Collegiate Soccer Conference

 

Fred Mendoza
Normandy Park • Legal Counsel

 

• Chair - Public Stadium Authority Board

• Legal Counsel - Seattle Sounders, Washington Youth Soccer

• Referee - Washington YSA

• Coach - Highline High School, Highline YSA

 

Fran O’Brien
Tacoma • Player/Coach

 

• Player - Tacoma Stars, FC Seattle Storm

• WSL Champion - 1988

• Coach - Tacoma Tide, Pac NW

• Regional champion - 1987

 

Mark Peterson (Deceased)
Tacoma • Player

 

• Player - U.S. National Team

• Player - Seattle Sounders, career goals leader

• 1982 NASL North American Player of the Year

• Player - Tacoma Stars, Norpoint Royals

 

Walter Schmetzer
Seattle • Coach

 

• Coach - Lake City Hawks/Bobcats, Ingraham High School

• 7-time State Cup champion

• Co-founder - Seattle YSA

• Player - State League’s Germania

 

Mark Schuur
Tacoma • Player/Board Member

 

• Player - University of Washington, FC Seattle Storm, Norpoint Royals

• Regional champion, 1976

• Coach - Crossfire Premier

• Board - Washington Youth Soccer

 

Ray Smith (Deceased)
Tacoma • Coach

 

• President - Tacoma-Pierce County YSA

• T-PCJSA Outstanding Service Award

• Coach - Vista Vikings, 1973 State U17 Champions

• Coach, Lively Market Crusaders

 

Jeff Stock
Tacoma • Player

 

• Player - Seattle Sounders, Tacoma Stars, Norpoint Royals

• Player/Asst. Coach - FC Seattle Storm

• U.S. Youth National Team

• WSA Champion - 1988

 

Hope Solo
Richland • Player

 

• Player - U.S. National Team, U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year - 2009

• FIFA World Cup Champion, 2015

• Olympic Games Champion, 2008, 2012

• Player, Seattle Reign, WUSA, WPS

 

Ted Stiles
Spokane • Legal Counsel

 

• Co-Founder/Owner, Spokane Shadow

• Legal Counsel

• Volunteer

 

Dan Vaughn
Tacoma • Player

 

• Coach, Tacoma youth, Asst. Coach, Fort Steilacoom College

• Player, NASL

• Board, Washington Youth Soccer

• Referee, Tacoma youth

 

Gary Wright
Sammamish

 

• Executive

• Senior VP, Sounders FC

• MLS Executive of the Year

• Board, RAVE Foundation

 

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