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Honorary All-America Award

Each year the NSCAA Honorary All-America award is presented to those who have brought particular distinction to the sport of soccer through their efforts within and beyond the boundaries of the sport. Among past recipients are MLS owner/investor Lamar Hunt, Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver, comedian Jon Stewart, three U.S. astronauts and soccer legend Pelé.  

Past Honorary All-Americas

1972, Col. William Anders, Apollo 8 Lunar Mission Astronaut
1973, William Westmoreland, General of the Army
1974, William Symington, U.S. Representative, Mo.
1982, Dennis P. Long, Anheuser-Busch Co.
1983, Clay Berling, Publisher, Soccer America
1985, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics
1989, Werner Fricker, President, U.S. Soccer
1990, Pelé
1991, Sonny Carter, U.S. astronaut
1992, Anson Dorrance, U.S. Women’s National Team Coach
1993, Andrew Shue, TV/Movie actor
1994, Carolyn McKenzie-Edwards, Soccer in the Streets
1996, Lamar Hunt, Investor/Operator, Major League Soccer
1998, Bob Ley, ESPN
1999, Tony DiCicco, U.S. Women’s National Team Coach
2000, Michelle Akers, U.S. Women’s National Team
2001, Heroes and Victims of Sept. 11, 2001; accepted by Joe Brosi and Wyman Iriarity, Fire Dept. of New York soccer team
2003, Walter Bahr, Frank Borghi, Harry Keough, Gino Pariani and John Sousa, Members of the 1950 U.S. World Cup, Team; Zachary Ty Bryan, TV/Movie actor
2004, U.S. Servicemen and Servicewomen Using Soccer for Outreach; accepted by Capt. Alexander Fyfe and,, Lt. Joshua Walters
2005, Jon Stewart; comedian/TV talk show host
2006, John and Maureen Hendricks; founders of the Discovery Channel
2007, Kristine Lilly, five-time U.S. Women’s World Cup player
2008, Dr. Sandra Magnus, U.S. astronaut
2009, JP Dellacamera, ESPN
2010, Joe Gaetjens, 1950 U.S. Men's National Team member who scored the goal to defeat England 1-0, perhaps the most significant goal in the history of American soccer - Watch video of presentation at 2011 NSCAA Convention
2011, Sunil Gulati, President, US Soccer
2012, Julie Foudy, U.S. Women's National Team - Press Release
2013, Bob Bradley, Former U.S. Men's National Team Head Coach - Press Release
2014, Sir Alex Ferguson, Former Manager, Manchester United - Press Release
2015, Jill Ellis, U.S. Women's National Team Head Coach - Press Release