GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG men’s soccer, one of the most successful athletic programs in UNCG’s 50 years of collegiate athletics, was inducted into the North Carolina Soccer Hall of Fame on Saturday evening at the Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons. UNCG’s current coaching staff was on hand to accept the program’s award.
In the 45-year history of UNCG men’s soccer, the program has earned a record of 557-300-65. The program earned a total of 17 conference championships, ranging from Division III and Division I conferences. UNCG men’s soccer program has also qualified for the NCAA tournament in 21 seasons, and won five national championships in six seasons from 1982-1987.
Other inductees of the 2017 class include Cindy Parlow Cone, Stig Sasse and former UNCG head coach Michael Berticelli. UNCG men’s soccer is one of two university-level programs to be inducted into the North Carolina Soccer Hall of Fame, joining the University of North Carolina women’s soccer program, which entered the Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2014.
The North Carolina Soccer Hall of Fame was established in 1996 with the first class inducted in 1997. The N.C. Soccer HOF is a 501(©)3 organization under the IRS Code. Affiliates, with representation on the Board of Directors, represent youth soccer, adult soccer, referees and high school coaches.
The purposes of the organization, as stated in the bylaws is to promote and support the game of soccer in the State of North Carolina; to recognize and honor those persons who have made significant contributions to the game of soccer in the State of North Carolina; to solicit, receive and expend funds for the accomplishment of the above purposes; and to pursue any other purposes which the Board may deem appropriate.