CDYSL Hall of Fame

During years where the Hall of Fame Award Recipients are chosen, awards are announced and distributed at the Annual AGM during the summer. Recipients are chosen by a committee and nominees are chosen based on a set of chosen criteria that can be found here. All of the following blurbs are based on the CDYSL President's speech before the awards are distrubuted and describe why the member was chosen.

 

 Congrats to our 2018 inductee to the CDYSL Hall of Fame, Paul Bascomb! See the article on his induction by clicking here

2005:

Peter Clinton:

Clinton served as CDYSL’s first president. He served from 1978-1980. He is one of the first to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in part because he is one of the founders of CDYSL.

 

Cesare Maniccia:

Maniccia served as President of CDYSL from 1981-1982 as CDYSL’s second president. He is one of the first to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in part because he is one of the founders of CDYSL.

 

Jimmy Sinkins:

Sinkins served as President of CDYSL from 1985-1986 as CDYSL’s fourth president. He is one of the first to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in part because he is one of the founders of CDYSL.

 

Chuck Guinn:

He is one of the first to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in part because he is one of the founders of CDYSL.

 

Peter Sand:

He is one of the first to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in part because he is one of the founders of CDYSL.

 

Roy Pfeil:

He is one of the first to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in part because he is one of the founders of CDYSL.

 

George Tillroy:

He is one of the first to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in part because he is one of the founders of CDYSL.

 

Clifford Hedden:

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He is one of the first to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in part because he is one of the founders of CDYSL. 

“Why soccer? Less stopping and more funning.” That’s why Clifford Hedden decided to promote soccer as the sport for kids coming of age in the late 1960s and early 1970s. “Title IX brought girls to school sports and soccer was, and is, a great way to get kids moving.” As the Varsity Boys Soccer Coach at Scotia-Glenville High School from 1973 – 1992 (JV from 1966 – 1972), Clifford saw the need for a league where kids could play soccer outside of the school season. So, in his home community of Scotia, Clifford helped to launch Highland Soccer Club, serving as President for many years. Highland was one of the founding Clubs of the Capital District Youth Soccer League, joining in 1981. Cliff served as Secretary of the league in it’s early years, taking minutes by hand as the league members met at the German American Club each month. “Soccer is a natural sport insomuch that it’s natural to children’s growth: running, turning, and all the transitions that come with that turn into soccer. Plus, it’s just really fun.” Clifford is honored to be inducted into the CDYSL Hall of Fame.

 

Tony Tirino:

He is one of the first to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in part because he is one of the founders of CDYSL.

 

2008:

Angelo Cashera:

“One of the original Rotterdam soccer club coaches and is still coaching. This individual organized many clinics and camps and he even brought several teams overseas. He was one of the original founders of the Rotterdam soccer club and he helped support and build their soccer fields. He was also president of the club. He is the current coach for Schalmont Varsity Girls and has been coaching them for 6 years.” -- CDYSL President 

Italo Carcich:

“He started the Village Youth soccer club, currently known as the Colonie soccer club where both of his sons played in programs. He was the president of the Colonie soccer club for over ten years. He became a referee assignor and refereed for high school, college and CDYSL. In 2001 he began serving as League Operations Director of CDYSL and is still in that position today.” -- CDYSL President

 

2009:

Howie Charbonneau:

“Charbonneau has been involved in the league for many, many years. Howie was an exceptional player—He was at Shaker and Shenendehowa and he was a walk on at Hartwick College. He played for four years, went to the NCAA four years in a row and the final four twice. They finished third twice. In 1982, he broke his leg and turned to administration. He has two Golden thread awards, one from the women’s and one from the men’s.” -- CDYSL President

 

Fran Teetor:

“Teetor started as a soccer mom in 1982 and then became an assistant coach. She got her D license and became a coach and became an administrator for the CDYSL ODP team, coached school soccer for girls, and served as the Games Committee chair as well. She retired from soccer in 2000 but got involved again once her grandson decided to play.” -- CDYSL President

 

2010:

Afrim Nezaj:

“Nezaj was an NCAA all American and a SUNY conference member as well. He was one of the top strikers in the SUNY program history. He holds the Grade A coaching license, drafted by an indoor soccer league and played on four of them. He coached an ODP program and several age groups as part of the Alleycats club that he started in 1986. He holds programs from toddlers up through adults.” -- CDYSL President

 

Betsy Drambour:

 

 

Ray Ward:

"Ward has worked in areas of CDYSL as well as the ENYYSA as well as Region 1. He served as the seventh president of CDYSL from 1991-94."      -- CDYSL President

 

2012:

Monica Bouchard:

“Bouchard has been involved in the Games Committee and she was the coordinator. She is still President of the Waterford Soccer Club.”                -- CDYSL President

 

Bill Silverman:

“Silverman was from the Bethlehem Soccer club and he and his wife did everything from concessions for the indoor tournament to helping run the club. Bill was ahead of his time and even though we didn’t have the programs when he was involved, he tried to develop a program for game scheduling. He was one of the first people to start soccer camps in our area. Willie Sanchez, his son is here to accept this award on behalf and to honor his father.” -- CDYSL President

 

Keith Villamil:

“Villamil and his daughter Liz run the Capital United Soccer Club for girls. Keith was the treasurer in our league after the founding treasurer had stepped down. Keith was very instrumental in starting the line items in the budget and we have progressed from his work. Keith has a team that played in the President’s cup for two years and this year there was a difficult format but they still did very well. The team ended up going to Sacrament, California this year for the finals.” -- CDYSL President