Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame

14th Annual Induction

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Farmington Marriott Hotel
At the Marriott Hotel, Farmington, Connecticut

Social Hour 5:30 PM, Dinner at 6:30 PM

The new class of Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame inductees have been selected. The lifetime accomplishments of these few have helped countless others enjoy the game of soccer. Now is the time to gather and thank them for their years of commitment to our state and the game. Dinner tickets and sponsorship packages will show your support of both the inductees and the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame. Individual dinner tickets are $50, or a table for ten can be reserved for $500. By taking advantage of the Gold or Patron sponsorships you can also advertise in the dinner program to publicly say "thank you" to the inductee of your choice. Below you will find more information about sponsorships and tickets for this exciting event.

Any press interested in attending should contact the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame Chairman, Pat Hennig at (860) 306-6822.

Click here for ticket and sponsor information

Spinning Ball The 2012 Inductees
Name Information Current Residence
Stephen Coxon Farmington HS Coach, CCSU, CFC Middlebury, CT
Gary Cronin Sheehan HS, SCSU Glastonbury, CT
Tony Lepore Farmington HS, US Soccer Coaching Director Madbury, NH
Carlos Parra Hamden HS, MLS, Youth National Teams Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Vanessa Pruzinsky Trumbull HS, College All American Somerville, MA
Jack Testani CSL Adminstrator, Coach Hamden, CT
Max Zieky Glastonbury HS, UConn National Champion Austin, TX
Spinning Ball The 2012 Inductee Profiles
Stephen Coxon

Contact Information:
Steve Coxon
15 Ridgewood Drive
Middlebury, CT 06762

All-New England at Central CT State University, 1988-1989; 1989 New England College 'All Star Bowl' Selection; Professional player for CT Wolves of USISL, 1993-99; Coached Farmington H.S. girls to over 100 wins and 2 state championships, 2003 & 2005; Girls High School Coach of the Year, 2004; CJSA Coach of the Year, 2003; Co-founder of Connecticut Football Club 'CFC' - one of the largest youth organizations in the state; Co-owner CFC Arena; Founder of soccer information and recruiting service website,; President of new Professional Developmental League team CFC Azul, 2011
Gary Cronin

Contact Information:
Gary Cronin
447 Weir Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Connecticut All-State Player at Sheehan High School, 1984-86; All U. S. Army Team MVP, 1986; NCAA Division II National Champion at Southern CT State University, 1987 & 1990 and NCAA Final Four in 1988; 1987 Final Four Defensive MVP and 1990 Co-Captain; 1988-1990 All NECC; 1990 Connecticut College Player of the Year & Senior Bowl selection; Played for US National Amateur Team, 1991; Played professionally for CT Wolves and Boston Storm of USISL, 1994-1997; USSF licensed coach
Anthony Lepore

Contact Information:
Tony Lepore
182 Madbury Rd
Madbury, NH 03823
312-929-6340 Cell

Farmington HS Varsity Player, 1982-1985; All-State 1983 & 1984, Class M State Champion, 1982; Team Captain, 1985; Keene State College Player, 1986-1990; D3 USL player for Cape Cod Crusaders & NH Phantoms; State Director of Coaching New Hampshire, 1996-98; U.S. Soccer Federation Youth National Team Coach (currently coaching U15 team), 2000 - present; USSF Director of Youth National Teams Scouting and Development Academy Technical Advisor, 2008 - present
Carlos Parra

Contact Information:
Carlos Parra
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Two-time Parade All-American at Hamden High School, 1994 & 95; NSCAA All American, 1995; U.S. U18, U20 and U23 National Team member, 1995-2000; Competed in 1997 World Youth Championship in Malaysia as member of US U20 team; Major League Soccer Professional, 1997-2000; New England Revolution (1997), NY Metrostars/Miami Fusion, 1998, Miami Fusion/NE Revolution (1999), NE Revolution (2000); First player to sign Project-40 contract with US Soccer, 1998; Captain of Pro-40 Select team in A-League, 1998
Vanessa Pruzinsky Peterson

Contact Information:
Vanessa Pruzinsky Peterson
179 Morrison Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144

3-Time state champion at Trumbull High School with 65-8-3 record, 1996-98; scored 79 goals and 59 assists at Trumbull HS; NSCAA Youth All-American, 1997 & 1998; NSCAA National HS Player of the Year, 1998; NCAA Div I finalist (1999) and semifinalist (2000); Big East Rookie of the Year at Notre Dame, 1999; 1st Team All Big East, 2001; University of Notre Dame captain, 2002 & 2003; 1st team Academic All American, 2002, 2001 & 2003; Women's Soccer Academic All-American of the Year, 2003; Overall record at ND of 82-12-4
Jack Testani

Contact Information:
Jack Testani
757 Wintergreen Avenue
Hamden, CT 06514

Connecticut Soccer League (CSL) player with Bridgeport Italians and Waterbury Zimmitti, 1971-1983; CSL Scheduling Secretary & Registrar, 1986-2001; CSL President, 2002-present; CSL Vice President, 2008-present; Manager & Assistant Coach of CT State Select Team - 2010 Donnelly Cup Champions (Top amateur state team in nation); numerous coaching positions including Naugatuck HS (1990-94), Nutmeg State Games (1994-98), and CSL (1998-2005)
Max Zieky

Contact Information:
Max Zieky
6218 River Place Blvd
Austin, TX 78730


Glastonbury HS All-American, 1996; Connecticut Gatorade State Player of the Year, 1996; University of Connecticut Eric S. Lund Memorial Award, 1998; Joseph J. Morrone Award, 1999; Two-time UConn captain, 1999 & 2000; NCAA Division I Semifinalist, 1999; NCAA Division I National Champion, 2000; NCAA College Cup All Tournament Team, 2000; UConn Dr. John Y. Squires Award, 2000; Division I Senior All Star Game, 2000; UConn Club Outstanding Senior Athlete, 2000


The Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame Induction Dinner will take place on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the Farmington Marriott Hotel. The social hour begins at 5:30 PM. followed by the dinner at 6:30 PM.

For sponsorships, program ads, reserved tables and individual tickets, please make checks payable to the CSHOF and send to:

Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame,
c/o Connecticut State Soccer Association,
11 Executive Drive,
Farmington, CT 06032

or telephone ( 860 ) 676-1161 for more information.

Gold Sponsor


Includes: Reserved table and 10 tickets for Induction Dinner, full page advertisement in program, program listing as a Gold Sponsor.


Includes: Program listing as Patron.
Reserved Tables


Tables with seating of 10 people.
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Per person.

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