Charlotte Moran, 2013 Hall of Fame Inductee, Administrator
Charlotte Moran was involved with youth soccer for 30 years as an administrator in nearly every way possible — helping advance the game at the local, state, regional and national levels. Her contributions to the game began when she worked as a team manager and grew through the years to soccer’s biggest stage, as she was a member of the Local Organizing Committee for the 2003 Women’s World Cup’s Philadelphia venue.
At the state level, Moran held several roles with the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association, including Executive Director. She also acted as EPYSA President for seven and a half years, Vice President of Travel for two years and the US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Eastern Pennsylvania Administrator for 17 years.
Moran’s leadership wasn’t limited to the state level, as she was a strong advocate of improving the game — especially the women’s game — to the regional and national levels. She acted as the US Youth Soccer ODP Girls National Chair for four years, and was a member of the Region I ODP Tournament Committee in addition to having the role as the ODP Girls Region I Administrator for a number of years. She also worked on the local organizing committee of multiple women’s international soccer tournaments, including the previously mentioned 2003 Women’s World Cup.
For two years, she acted as the Chairperson for the U.S. Soccer Women’s Committee, and she was also a member of the NSCAA’s Diversity Committee and Women’s Committee. Moran has been inducted into the Philadelphia Soccer Hall of Fame and received the 2007 NSCAA Women’s Committee Award of Excellence, as well as the NSCAA Youth Long Term Service award in 2008.
Moran’s impact on the game continues today, as the NSCAA Women’s Committee offers the Moran Memorial Scholarship to an individual dedicated to the growth and development of girls and women in soccer. The NSCAA website explains that Moran’s wishes were “to provide financial support to anyone involved as a player, coach or administrator of girls or women’s soccer for their positive contribution to the sport or in support of their continued work in the development or promotion of the women’s game.”
VIDEO: Moran Inducted into US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame