Carolina Soccer Hall of Fame
George Kennedy, Class
Sadly, George Kennedy passed away on Wednesday, November
23, 2016. A memorial service was held at Saint Paul the Apostle
church, 2715 Horse Pen Creek Road, in Greensboro at 11:00 am on
Tuesday, November 29.
William T. “Bill”
Holleman, Class of 2000
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America
has announced that William T. “Bill” Holleman, a longtime
high school coach and administrator in both North Carolina and Georgia,
has been elected to the NSCAA Hall of Fame as the single honoree
in the Class of 2017. He was inducted on Friday, January 13, at
the Association’s annual Awards Banquet in conjunction with
the NSCAA Convention in Los Angeles.
Anson Dorrance, Class
In his 38th year of coaching, Anson earned his 800th
victory in a come-from-behind victory at UNC’s Fetzer Field
over Wake Forest University on October 10, 2016. He is the first
women’s or men’s soccer coach in NCAA history to achieve
the distinction of 800 victories.
On Saturday, February 27, 2016, Anson was presented with U.S. Soccer’s
highest honor, the Werner Fricker Builder Award, at a dinner in
San Antonio, TX, during the 2016 USSF Annual General Meeting. The
award is given to an individual or group of individuals who have
dedicated at least 20 years of service to the sport, working to
establish a lasting legacy in the history and structure of soccer
in the United States. The award recognizes those who have developed
programs that will outlast their own involvement in the sport.