Kelly Connor Inducted Into Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Hall of Fame

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Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Chief Operating Officer Kelly Connor Among 2019 Inductees To Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Hall Of Fame

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Hall of Fame (formerly the Philadelphia Oldtimers Soccer Association) has announced its 2019 class of inductees and award winners.

The 72nd Annual Hall of Fame Banquet will take place Saturday, May 11, from 5:00 – 10:00 PM at Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein in Philadelphia.

Among those being honored is Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Chief Operating Officer Kelly Connor. Prior to entering the business side of soccer, Kelly, a Wallingford native and Strath Haven High School grad, was an accomplished player. She was invited to train with both the under-19 and under-21 U.S. Women's National Teams and was an All-American at Florida State. In 2005, Kelly was a candidate for the MAC Hermann Trophy, given to the nation's best college soccer player.

After graduating from Florida State with a degree in Business Management, Kelly completed her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and Masters of Sport Business Management (MSBM) at the University of Central Florida’s DeVos Program.

Kelly worked as the Director of Outreach for the former Women’s Professional Soccer team, the Philadelphia Independence before joining Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer in 2011.

She is a member of the FC Delco Hall of Fame and Delaware County Athletes Hall of Fame.

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In addition to Kelly, several other soccer figures with ties to Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer are included in the 2019 class. Don Brady, current coach of the U16 Boys (2003) Eastern Pennsylvania ODP team, has won three US Youth Soccer East Region ODP titles since 2015 and spent 14 seasons as head coach of the Central Bucks High School South boys teams. Don, who holds a U.S. Soccer National A License, is a coaching instructor on the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Coaching Education staff. He graduated from William Tennent High School (Warminster) and Florida Southern College (Lakeland, FL). Don played amateur soccer locally for the United German Hungarians and Phoenix Soccer Club.

The class also includes current ODP staff coach Tom Creighton, former ODP coach Dave Urbach and former La Salle University standout Tracey Spinelli. Bree Benedict, a current ODP coach, will be recognized with the Charlotte Moran Award as the girls high school coach of the year for her success at Lansdale Catholic.

The SEPA Hall of Fame will honor 2018 US Youth Soccer national runner-up Philadelphia Soccer Club Coppa Swarm as well as part of a special celebration.

BANQUET TICKET INFORMATION

All are invited to attend our banquet and help honor these soccer stalwarts. Tickets are $50. (Includes dinner and beer, wine, soda) and are available as follows:

~By contacting banquet director Gordon Dunlop, Jr. at gordon.dunlop@sepasoccerhall.com, 267-767-9713

~On our website (www.sepasoccerhall.com) using PayPal/using credit cards

BANQUET ADS

Our banquet program contains personal ads, business ads and ads that pay homage to the inductees and award recipients. These ads also help us sponsor and run soccer programs and events in the soccer community. Ads are priced at only $100 for a full page. If you would like to purchase an ad, please contact our banquet director, Gordon Dunlop, Jr. at gordon.dunlop@sepasoccerhall.com, 267-767-9713. Please consider taking an ad as we need your support.

 

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