INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 18, 2013) — The 2013 class of the US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame was announced this evening at the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the 2013 US Youth Soccer Workshop at the Indianapolis Convention Center. Two integral members of the soccer community were honored: David Messersmith and Lawrence Monaco.
The Hall of Fame was established in 2007 with founder and first chairman of US Youth Soccer, Donald Greer, as the charter member.
David Messersmith (McKinney, Texas) | Administrator
For more than 20 years, David Messersmith has dedicated himself to the development of youth soccer. His commitment and service has been diverse and extensive, and it culminated in his election and service as President of US Youth Soccer from 2000 to 2006. Messersmith remains active in US Youth Soccer and serves as the current Executive Director of the North Texas Youth Soccer Association. Read the full profile here
Lawrence Monaco, Jr. (Montross, Va.) | Meritorious
Larry Monaco became actively involved in soccer in 1970, when he established "Soccer on the Hill," the first Washington, D.C. youth soccer league. More than 40 years later, Monaco has a record full of service and positions held to further the advancement of youth soccer. He’s advised many others on issues in youth soccer and continues to give to the game today. Read the full profile here
For more information about the Hall of Fame and the US Youth Soccer Workshop, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org