Former Bronco on Ballot for National Soccer Hall of Fame
June 19, 2001
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ONEONTA, New York - Former Santa Clara University men's soccer standout Ricky Davis is one of 12 final candidates from a list of 138 individuals who met induction criteria into the National Soccer Hall of Fame, the organization announced.
On the final ballot are: Davis, Paul Child, Teofilo Cubillas, Angelo DeBernardo, Shannon Higgins (Cirovski), Randy Horton, Arnie Mausser, Shep Messing, Ilija Mitic, Bobby Smith, Wolfgang Suhnholz and Al Trost. Two of the 12 individuals will be elected to join Pele, Giorgia Chinaglia, Franz Beckenbauer, April Heinrichs and 218 other stars of American soccer.
The Selection Advisory Committee, comprised of current and former United States National Team coaches and selected Hall of Fame members, will trim the list of 12 finalists to two deserving inductees. The 2001 inductees will be announced in July and inducted in Oneonta, N.Y. during a weekend celebration October 13-14.
Davis was an all Pacific Soccer Conference selection while at SCU and played seven seasons in the NASL. NASL champion in 1980 and '82 with New York. Played 35 full internationals for the United States, including 12 World Cup qualifiers in 1980, '84, '85 and '88. Played 129 NASL regular-season games and 25 NASL playoff games. Captain of the United States in the 1984 and '88 Olympic Games and World Cup qualifiers in 1984, '85 and '88. USSF men's athlete of the year in 1984.
The National Soccer Hall of Fame, located in Oneonta, New York, features a range of exhibits on the history of soccer in the United States from the first game played on Boston Common to the latest scores and standings. In addition to the Museum, the National Soccer Hall of Fame complex boasts an interactive Kicks Game Zone, a pro shop, a gift shop, library, four world class soccer fields and office/meeting facilities.