Virginia/DC Soccer HOF To Induct Four.
The Virginia/DC Soccer Hall of Fame has selected four new members, who will be inducted on Feb. 1 at the annual HOF Dinner in Richmond, VA.
Steve Jolley, who played collegiate soccer at the College of William & Mary and went on to a 10-year professional career in Major League Soccer, was selected in the Player Category.
Three others, Jim Ferguson, Steve Goff, and Anne Thompson, were selected in the Meritorious Category.
Jolley, who grew up in Virginia Beach, led Kempsville HS to back-to-back Virginia state championships before his four-year career at W&M.
He was the #9 overall pick in the 1997 MLS college Draft by the Los Angeles Galaxy. He was traded to the MetroStars in 2000, where he played eery minute of every game for two seasons. He completed his Metro career in 2003 with 104 league games.
He played for FC Dallas (2004-2005) and returned to the New York Red Bulls (formerly MetroStars), where he played 16 games in 2006.
Ferguson, who lives in the District of Columbia, is a former President of the Virginia Youth Soccer Association. He served local soccer in the Northern Virginia area in numerous capacities, including President of the Washington Soccer Club.
Goff has been a sportswriter for The Washington Post since 1985 and covered soccer regularly since 1992. He has covered the U.S. men’s national team at five World Cups, and has been the beat reporter on D.C. United since Major League Soccer’s launch in 1996.
In addition to his print work, Goff also writes the very popular Soccer Insider blog for The Washington Post’s website.
Thompson (Springfield, VA) is the longtime VYSA State Cup Director. She has held a number of other VYSA positions, including Travel Commissioner, Presidents Cup chair and WAGS Commissioner.
Thompson was awarded the VYSA’s 2004 Adele Dolasky Exemplary Service Award, which was established in 1996 when Ferguson was president.