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US Youth Soccer mourns the loss of Charlotte Moran

May 18, 2009 08:00 AM

Charlotte Moran, executive director and twelve-year employee for Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association, died Sunday. 

"It is with great sadness that I must alert the soccer world of the passing of one of the greatest champions of our sport and finest people I have been blessed to know," said Bob McDade, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association president.  "Charlotte Moran, after heroically fighting a battle with pancreatic cancer over the last two years, passed last night in the arms of her loving family and friends. 

Moran has been involved in soccer for more than 20 years, beginning at the grassroots level as a team manager through roles at regional and national levels.  In addition to her leadership roles as the state level, she also served as the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Girls Region I Administrator for a number of years.

A staunch supporter of girls and women soccer players, she has hosted women's national team games in Pennsylvania, promoted the professional women's league and encouraged clubs and schools to offer girls' soccer.

Moran worked with the girls in her region to teach a love of the game, not only as a player but a spectator. On many occasions she addressed girls' teams and organizations, sharing with them of the unique qualities of the game and how the team concept fostered in the game helps them in their personal growth.

Funeral arrangements are scheduled for Tuesday, May 26 at 11:00 a.m.  Funeral Mass to be held at St. Bede the Venerable Parish located at 1071 Holland Road, Holland, PA 18966.   

Luncheon will immediately follow the Funeral Mass at Vereinigung Erzgebirge Soccer Club (VE) located at 130 Davisville Road, Warminster, PA 18974.  Club Web site:

The Family asks that in lieu of Flowers please make a donation to the following: 

Charlotte's Foundation for Women's Soccer
2 Village Road
Suite 3
Horsham, PA 19044 


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