THE SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA SOCCER HALL OF FAME
This past May the SEPA Soccer Hall of Fame celebrated its 70th anniversary (1947-2017) in great fashion at its annual banquet. Held at Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein in Northeast Philadelphia and attended by a record crowd of almost four-hundred people, the 2017 banquet showcased a combination of the Hall of Fame’s storied history and its place in the future of soccer. As part of our anniversary celebration, we invited and honored all past inductees, with over forty of them attending.
Coming from many different soccer backgrounds, the inductees into the Hall of Fame Class of 2017 were:
PHIL MILLER (Posthumous)
TONY PARSON, SR.
Our annual awards highlighted recent soccer success along with outstanding commitment to our community. Those receiving these honors were:
Tom Paton Award – Female Player of the Year – Djavon Dupree, Philadelphia Central H.S.
Bill Peterman Award – Male Player of the Year – Spencer Patton, LaSalle College H.S.
Charlotte Moran Award – Coach of the Year (Female Team) – Richard Johns, Philadelphia Central H.S.
John (Jukey) Nanoski Award – Coach of the Year (Male Team) – Joe Stackhouse, Council Rock North H.S.
Ned Potts Award – Club of the Year – Lighthouse S. C.
Harry Rodgers Award – Referee of the Year – Joe Foley
Nick Cinquanto Award – Young Referee of the Year – Alexis McMenamin
Chick Fallon Award – Service to Soccer – Brian and Andy McLaughlin
At a special moment in the evening, we presented a LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD to Mr. Jim Murray. Jim was the long-time athletic director and soccer coach at St. Joseph Prep High School. Jim is retiring after fifty successful years as a high school soccer coach.
As an added bonus to our 2017 inductees, the Philadelphia Union also honored them on the field at halftime at their May 17th game. All inductees were introduced individually and cheered for by a crowd of over 18,000 fans