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The purpose of the Cal North CYSA Hall of Fame is to honor those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to youth soccer as a player, coach, referee, administrator or other youth soccer-related activities.

To be eligible for nomination and induction into the Cal North CYSA Hall of Fame, an individual must have a minimum of fifteen years in service to youth soccer, ten of which must be under the auspices of Cal North.  A nominee currently serving on the Cal North Board of Directors is not eligible.

To be eligible for nomination and induction into the Cal North CYSA Players Hall of Fame the player nominee must have distinguished him or her self with a high standard of play under the guidance and auspices of Cal North CYSA, US Youth Soccer or USSF.  This includes competition at the State Association level as a member of a team representing Cal North CYSA, US Youth Soccer or USSF.  Players shall be eligible for nomination beginning five years after completing their eligibility to play in youth soccer.

Only Cal North affiliated leagues or a member of the Cal North CYSA Board of Directors may initiate a Hall of Fame Nomination.  The nominator must submit the Hall of Fame Nomination form and the nominee’s resume by the nomination deadline.  The resume should be type-written, concise and reflect a complete chronology of the nominee’s contributions and achievements with an emphasis on his/her accomplishments in Cal North.  Completed nomination forms and resumes shall be received in the Cal North office by October 1st.

A maximum of two individuals and two players each year may be inducted to the Hall of Fame.  If it is felt that none of the nominees proposed meet the qualifications and standards of Cal North, none will be selected for induction.

The induction of newly installed Hall of Fame members will take place at the Cal North Hall of Fame Dinner during the annual Soccer Expo, which in 2015 takes place at the Portola Hotel in Monterey California.

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Service Awards:
Kim Brown                         First Vice Chairman
Chris Murray                      Secretary
Mark Dickerson                  District VI Commissioner
Marc Pinnell                       Registration Co-Chair
Hervi Rualo                        Coaching Chairman
Tom Starr                           State Youth Referee Administrator

US Youth Soccer Golden Ball
Edwin Luna

Chairman’s Award
Rich Pinnell

District Young Referees of the Year – Female
District 1                               Samantha Ow
District 2                               Zoe Delgado
District 3                               Maria Samaniego
District 4                               Suhani Abdullah
District 5                               Allison Rodriguez
District 6                               Rowan Vining
District 7                               Shelby Baird
District 8                               Sonia Luiz
District 9                               Samantha Engles

State Young Referee of the Year: Sonia Luiz

District Young Referees of the Year – Male:
District 1                               Andrew Veld
District 2                               Michael Lanthier
District 3                               Sean Archibald
District 4                               Ryan Jones
District 5                               Isaac Perper
District 6                               Miguel Macias
District 7                               Caleb Danielson
District 8                               Andrew Cortez
District 9                               Alek Pinnell

State Young Referee of the Year – Michael Lanthier

District Girls Recreational Coaches of the Year:
District 1                               Colin Schmidt
District 4                               Colin Moy
District 5                               Dave Phillips
District 6                               Caitlin Kovisto
District 8                               Michael Barnett
District 9                               Leo Perez

State Girls Recreational Coach of the Year – Colin Schmidt

District Boys Recreational Coaches of the Year:
District 1                               Joe LaSala
District 4                               Eric Hyde
District 5                               Jason Kreienhop
District 6                               Danny McAuliffe
District 7                               Michael Calvillo
District 8                               Greg Hodge
District 9                               Craig Sannebeck

State Boys Recreational Coach of the Year – Michael Calvillo

District Girls Competitive Coaches of the Year:
District 1                               Shani Simpson
District 6                               Tomi Amundsen
District 8                               Jose Avila
District 8                               Sebastian DeSales
District 9                               Matt Pinnell

State Girls Competitive Coach of the Year – Sebastian DeSales

District Boys Competitive Coaches of the Year:
District 1                               Bobby Quinlan
District 2                               Adam Clarke
District 3                               Enrique “Ricky” Garcia
District 6                               Nelson Garcia

State Boys Competitive Coach of the Year – Enrique “Ricky” Garcia

District Volunteers of the Year:
District 1                               Mary K. Miller
District 3                               Ed Davies
District 4                               Steve Manos
District 5                               Steve Weisiger
District 6                               Larry Svetich
District 7                               Alvarez Family
District 8                               Ann Orr
District 8                               Shirley Thompson
District 9                               Matt Pinnell

State Volunteer of the Year – Larry Svetich

Hall of Fame Inductees:
Chris Wondolowski
Joe Cannon

2014/2015 Hall of Fame Inductees


Joseph Cannon

Joseph Cannon began his soccer career as a California Youth Soccer Association athlete with the Mountain View Los Altos Soccer Club in the Bay Area. In 1993 he helped lead the MVLA Shooting Stars to a US Youth Soccer National Championship title, before moving on to play college soccer for UC Santa Barbara and later with Santa Clara University. After playing with the San Diego Flash of the A-League in 1998, Joseph signed with the San Jose Earthquakes as a goalkeeper and played professionally until 2013.

Appearing in the MLS Cup Championship in 2001, and later competing as a finalist for MVP, Cannon was acknowledged as one of best eleven players in Major League Soccer’s MLS Best XI. Among his many accomplishments in 2002 and again in 2004, Cannon was also named MLS Goal Keeper of the Year.

Internationally, Cannon appeared twice with US National Team wins, his first in 2003 against New Zealand, and second match against Honduras. He also played in France’s top professional division Ligue 1 with RC Lens. After playing with the San Jose Earthquakes, LA Galaxy, Colorado Rapids, and international appearances, Cannon retired at the conclusion of the 2013 MLS season.

Christopher Wondolowski

Christopher Wondolowski began his soccer career playing as a California Youth Soccer Association athlete with both the Diablo Valley Soccer Club, and Mustang Soccer League, in addition to playing high school soccer at De La Salle High School in Concord California. In 2000 and 2001 he was honored with a spot on the All-Bay Valley Athletic League first team and All-East Bay first team, in addition to being awarded two area Player of the Year awards in 2001 by local bay area media.

As a Chico State University soccer star, he finished his collegiate play with 39 goals in 84 games before being drafted by the San Jose Earthquakes in 2005. Moving to Houston in 2006, Wondolowski scored his first MLS goal in 2006, and the following year he scored against Pachuca in the semifinal round of the CONCACAF Champions’ Cup. He remained in Houston with the Dynamo until 2009, and returned to San Jose to play for the Earthquakes since then.

2010 was Wondolowski’s breakout season as the leading MLS scorer with 18 goals in 26 matches, enough to earn him his first MLS Golden Boot. That same winter, Wondolowski was invited to train with the US Mens National Team with his first cap against Chile. Four years later in 2014, Chris Wondolowski was selected as one of 23 players chosen to represent the United States in the World Cup hosted in Brazil. Wondolowski continues playing for the San Jose Earthquakes.


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