The Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Hall of Fame has announced its 2015 inductees and award winners. All recipients will be honored at SEPA's 68th Annual Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday, May 9th.
The event will take place at the Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein, 9031 Academy Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19114. Tickets are $40 and include dinner and access to an open bar.
The 2015 class is highlighted by a group of inductees with long, distinguished careers in Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer, including Joe Amorim, Darci Borski, Emily Oleksiuk Shaw, and Skip Roderick.
Amorim made his name as a long-time coach in the region. He served as a head coach in Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer's Olympic Development Program and was also the Director of Camps for ODP. Amorim ran the Haverford College soccer program and coached the men's team from 1984-2008, In the meantime, he held the General Secretary position for Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer. Amorim received the association's Excellence in Coaching Award in 2014.
A former Gatorade State Player of the Year at Nazareth Academy, Borski went on to enjoy an outstanding career at the University of Virginia. In 2003, she was drafted 20th overall into the Women's United Soccer Association by the Washington Freedom where she played alongside Mia Hamm and Abby Wambach. Borski played ODP for Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer and with the US U16 and U17 national teams.
Shaw built her legacy at Penn State. A goalkeeper, the Archbishop Wood graduate set records for career shutouts, wins, and saves as a member of the Nittany Lions. Shaw was a First Team All-American three times and earned two caps with the US Women's National Team during the 2001 Algarve Cup. Shaw was another product of Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer ODP.
Roderick's name is synonymous with Elizabethtown College, where he starred as a player before taking over the men's team in 1983. He's since won well more than 450 games and a Division III NCAA National Championship in 1989. Roderick enjoyed a brief professional career with the Philadelphia Atoms of the North American Soccer League (NASL). He found time to head some of Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer's ODP teams as well.
Congratulations to all.
To see a list of all Hall of Fame inductees and Award Winners please visit SEPA.com.
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