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Russ Wenner: Class of 2020



Russ Wenner

Class of 2020

Russ Wenner held various positions with the soccer club for 16 seasons between 1993 – 2009. He coached all four of his children  in the program throughout the years, at both the earliest ages of the recreational program and onto the Travel years. Russ was actively involved with the annual Columbus Day Tournament and was both the Director of the Boys and the Girls Programs for the final 10 years. He played an enormous role in the development stages of the program, beginning with stressing technical skill development at the younger ages and adding in more tactical means as they matured. He prided himself on keeping the game progressive and challenging for the players, while still maintaining a fun and enjoyable environment.

Windsor Soccer Club Hall of Fame Class of 2020


Congratulations to the Windsor Hall of Fame class of 2020

Brian Douglas

Mike Orth

Russ Wenner



A ceremony honoring these distinguished recipients will be held at the next awards ceremony.


 

Windsor Soccer Club Hall of Fame Class of 2019


Congratulations to the 2019 Windsor Soccer Club Hall of Fame inaugural class!

Frank Barresi

Paul R. Cody

Tom Krikawa

Mark Lacafta

Kathie Pisapia

The Founding Board Members - 1982: President Barry Gorfain, Secretary Beth Bleakney, Treasurer Jim Swartzell, Dir. of Boys Div. Eddie Habermeier, Dir. of Girls Div. Rodger Hosig, Director of Scheduling Ann Anderson, and Dir of Finance Ernie Weisberg

(Pictured left-right: Ridger Hosig, Frank Barresi, Eddie Habermermeir, Mark Lacafta, Kathie Pisapia, Ernie Weisberg and Linda Krikawa)

Frank Barresi: Class of 2019



Class of 2019

Frank Barresi

Frank began working with the Windsor Soccer Club in 1991 as a coach and coordinator of the 5 & 6 year old Tykes Program. He was instrumental in introducing small-sided play (3 v 3) and individual instruction while helping to grow the Tykes program to over 200 children. He continued as a coach for both In-House and Travel teams through U-14 on both the Boys and Girls teams.

After serving as Tykes Coordinator and In-House Director for four years, Frank was elected to Club President in 1995 and served until 2004.

During his time as President he introduced Coaching mentor programs and player clinics in partnership with World Class Soccer Premier Club; Expansion of the Columbus Day Tournament to additional fields and teams; a Partnership with Major League Soccer Camps for a summer camp program; Participation at the Shad Derby Festival with a booth on the Green to promote the Club; and an End-of-Season “Soccer Ball” award.


Tom Krikawa: Class of 2019



Class of 2019

Tom Krikawa


Held a number of positions different positions in his time with the club, including Director of the Girls Travel Program, Treasurer, and Registrar. He was a masterful club recruiter, avidly lobbying community support for its initiatives.

What Tom most enjoyed with his time with the club was coaching. He valued supporting each player and building on her/his strengths as an Assistant/Co-coach of his childrens teams, the Firecrackers and the Blazers. Tom had a calm, analytic approach to problem-solving and focused primarily on the players’ development and contributions to the team that resulted in a positive impact on all the children.

Sadly, we lost Tom to brain cancer in August 2007.  The Columbus Day Tournament was dedicated to Tom that year.


Mark Lacafta: Class of 2019



Class of 2019

Mark Lacafta

Mark was the first ever person elected into the Windsor Soccer Club Hall of Fame.

In his time with the club, Mark held numerous positions, including President, Tournament Director and longtime Coach.

Between 1999 and 2016, Mark coached a combination of 15 division championship and tournament championship teams with the Windsor Red Storm, the Windsor Bulldogs and the Windsor Wolverines, making him likely the winningest coach in WSC history.

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