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NJ Youth Soccer Hall of Fame

The NJ Youth Soccer Hall of Fame honors individuals who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments and/or leadership while making significant contributions to the improvement of soccer and its participants in our state. These individuals have distinguished themselves with outstanding service, standard of play and/or performance as a volunteer, administrator, referee, coach and/or player.

2021 NJYS Hall of Fame Inductee - Evelyn Gill



New Jersey Youth Soccer bestowed Evelyn Gill with its highest honor when the state association inducted her into the NJYS Hall of Fame in 2021. Gill, who is a Past President of NJ Youth Soccer, passed away in December 2021 after finishing her third term as NJYS President the previous year. Read more.

In the video above, prominent members of the youth soccer community share memories about Evelyn Gill and the impact she had on the game.

NJ Youth Soccer Hall of Fame Inductees

2021 - Evelyn Gill
2019 - Mike O'Neill
2018 - Joe Russo
2017 - Glenn Crooks, Kevin Dearman, Krissy Turner
2016
John Harkes

2015 - Tony Meola
2014 - Raul Donoso
2013 - Gene Chyzowyck, Mark Geiger, Tab Ramos, Spencer Rockman
2012 - Bob Rostron, Bob Turner
2011 - Tobin Heath, Carli Lloyd, Jill Loyden, Christie Pearce Rampone
2010 - Peter Elz, Jerry Jerome
2009 - Al Sinclair, Art Vespignani
2008 - Jerry Hafycz, Barry Towbin
2007 - Glenn Myernick, Bobby Smith
2006 - Bob Bair
2005 - Flo Egan, Lance Meehan
2004 - Alan Jeffers, Joseph Robb
2003 - Tom Byrne, Earl Fielder, Guido Guazzoni
2002 - Tim Howard, Heather O'Reilly
2001 - Dave Jenkins, Joseph Lovero
2000 - John Benn, Andrew W. Patten
1999 - Al Cowell, Phyllis Lucariello, Raymond Popdan
1998 - Ben Curri, Frank Giuliano, Audun Gythfeldt
1997 - Edward Eimer, Wesley LaBar
1996 - Dan Bigley, Liesel Krehan
1995 - Leonard Block, Joseph Carratura
1994 - Ronald Kintner, Walter Park Sr., Walter "Buzz" Seaman, Brian Wratten
1993 - Thomas Gallagher, Thomas J. Kain III, Paul Mott Jr., Robert Reichenbach, Jeanine Willis
1992 - Robert Burkhard, John Callaghan, Theresa Henn, Bob McNulty, Charles Stillitano, Sr.
1991 - Harry Baldwin, John Conover, Roman Nahirniak, Albert Wilson
1990 - Jim Brackenridge, Albert Caseiro, Tony Cullen, Arbey Hudson, Tom Mara
1989 - Miller Bugliari, Rudy Burkhard, Otto Haus, Charles Kellogg, Frank Kelly, Edward Kennedy, Lori Lange, Manfred Schellscheidt

Member Highlight - Joe Russo

Joe Russo is a 2018 inductee into the NJ Youth Soccer Hall of Fame. Russo retired from coaching at the conclusion of the 2021 college season after leading The College of New Jersey to the Division III National Championship Final. During his 32-year tenure as TCNJ head coach, Russo led the Lions to 13 Final Four appearances and won three Division III National Championships.

Russo was officially inducted into the NJYS Hall of Fame at the 31st Annual NJYS Awards Dinner Presented by RWJBarnabas Health.

NJ Youth Soccer Hall of Fame

Two-time FIFA Player of the Year Carli Llloyd was a member of the 2011 NJYS Hall of Fame Class.

Former Rutgers Women's Soccer head coach Glenn Crooks, who is also a former New Jersey ODP coach, was inducted into the NJYS Hall of Fame in 2017.

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New Jersey Youth Soccer

569 Abbington Dr, Suite 5
East Windsor, New Jersey 08520

Phone: 609-490-0725
Email: [email protected]

New Jersey Youth Soccer

569 Abbington Dr, Suite 5
East Windsor, New Jersey 08520

Phone: 609-490-0725
Email: [email protected]
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