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Connecticut Soccer Hall Of Fame

Connecticut Soccer Hall Of Fame

Class of 2018

Tony Horta, Kim LeMere, Sherwin Mullin, Kevin Murphy, Bo Oshoniyi, Rob Stone

Photographs from the 2018 Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame Induction. Click on link to view: Eric Foley Photography. Password:   CT_SOCCER

Tony Horta has been involved in soccer his entire life with the emphasis on coaching.  He was the head coach for the New England Mutiny – WPSL and WPSL Elite (2007-2014), WPSL coach of the year (2007) and the team was a National Semi-Finalist (2007-2008). He coached the Women’s team at Quinnipiac University (1991-1998) and had a single-season record of 17 wins in 1994.  He was the head coach for the Hartford Ports (1986) CSL league champions and State cup winner.  Tony served as Assistant Coach at University of Connecticut (1985-1988) and then at University of Hartford (1989-1990). He is the founder and owner of Academica Futebol Club (AFC) and the Collegiate Soccer System.

Kim played at the University of Harford were she was named NSCAA Second Team All -American in 1990 and First Team All-America 1991 and1992. She is second all-time leading goal soccer and all-time assist leader.  She led the team to the NSACC tournament all 4 years including the 1992 final four.  Kim was Soccer Americas MVP in 1991 and a Hermann Trophy 1991.  She was USYSA All-American (1987) and CJSA Player of the Year (1988).  She has been inducted to the University of Hartford Hall of Fame and the Torrington High School Hall of Fame.  She was a regular on the CJSA State team in the ‘80s and the USYSA Regional Team for 4 years.  She represented the regional team at the US Olympic Festival.  She is the all-time scoring leader for Torrington High School. Kim served as the head coach at St. Bonaventure University, and Assistant Coach at the University of Hartford and University of Colorado.  She has been the Assistant Director for the FC Boulder Soccer Club and a youth coach (U13 and U14) for Littleton United Soccer Club and Colorado Girls Soccer Academy.

Sherwin started his soccer career in his home country of Barbados.  He was on the School Boys National Team (1984-1985), the U23 National Team (1985-1992) and at 17 was the youngest player on the Barbados National team (1986).  He played in the 1992 and 1996 World Cup Qualifying games for Barbados.  While playing at SCSU, he was named the Rookie of the Year in 1992.  Sherwin was named First Team All-New England al four years (1992-1995), First Team All-American (1994-1995), and played in the 1995 Senior Bowl. After College he remained in Connecticut where he played in the New Haven Soccer League  (1997- 2005) and the Shoreline Adult Soccer League  (2000 – Present).
While playing at Staples High School, Kevin was named all FCIAC (1975-1976); All-State (1965-1976); All-New England 1976.  While at the University of Rhode Island the team captured the NEISL, Yankee Conference and New England Championships. They played in two NCAA berths (1978-1979).  He was drafted by Chicago Horizons (MISL) in November 1981 and then by the Detroit Express in December 1981.  He played for the Detroit Express (ASL).  Kevin was inducted in the University of Rhode Island Soccer Hall of Fame in 1996 and the New England Soccer Hall of Fame in 2011.

Bo was the consummate goalkeeper.  He led SSCU to two NCSAA titles (1990 and 1992).  He capped off his four-year career (1990-1993) as the recipient of the Golden Boot Award as the nation’s outstanding collegiate goalkeeper. He was the first and the only Division II player in history to earn the award.  Oshoniyi tied a national collegiate record with 50 shutouts in his four seasons and a-goals against average of just 0.47.  He was a two-time NSCAA First-Team Division II All-American selection and a two-time New England Collegiate Conference player of the year. He also was a member US team that competed at the World University Game in 1993 and played for the US National B Team in 1994. After graduation, Oshoniyi played professional for 12 years. Chosen by Columbus in the inaugural MLS draft and spent the 1996 season with the club. Oshoniyi, the 1st African American goalkeeper to start a MLS game was also a member of the Kansas City Wizards from 2000-2006 winning the MLS Championship in 2000. He also played New York Centaurs (1995) Connecticut Wolves (1997) Charleston Battery (1998) and the Atlanta Silverbacks (1999). More recently he has been named two-time Southern Conference Coach of the Year (ETSU) and a two-time regular season Champion (ETSU).

Rob Stone achieved numerous awards while playing at Simsbury High School (1983-1986) and Colgate University (1987-1990).  His major impact and influence on the game has been in his role as sportscaster for ESPN (1997-2011) and Fox Sports (2012-Present) where he has covered the most prestigious soccer events.  At ESPN he covered FIFA Men’s World Cups (1998-2010), FIFA Women’s World Cups (1999-2007), MLS and NSCAA Championships.  Currently he is the lead host for FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League, MLS, FA Cup, Gold Cup, Copa American and EPL coverage.


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