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Hall of Fame Awards

The mission of the MASS Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor those individuals and organizations who have performed admirably and have continually maintained and promoted the growth of soccer.


To commemorate Adelino ‘Billy’ Gonsalves 100th anniversary, on March 31, 2008, MASS Soccer held a special ceremony inducting Adelino Gonsalves into the MASS Soccer Hall of Fame. Receiving the memento from Brooks McCormack is Judy Gonsalves Mitchell, Adelino’s niece.

Along with Ms Mitchell, there was also the presence of her husband, John Mitchell, past New Bedford. MA mayor and Mario Santos, President ofNELASA, New England Luso-American Soccer League.



Right to left: Portuguese Sports, John Medeiros, Frank Scarsella, Anthony Martone and Frank Hasek



Right to left: Albert Lopes Jr., Lois Kessin, Luigi Taranto, Reginald Beaumont



Pasquale Puleo; Kiro Kumanowski (Scandinavian Athletic Club); Tony Dubrowski; Reidar Tryggestad; Lauren Gregg



Left to right: John Bertos, Boston Astros; Dilvo DiPlacido, FIFA Referee; Allan Thompson, Founder NEOTHSL; Cesidio ‘Sid’ Mazzola, Coach; Charles River Women’s Soccer Club. Debbie Belkin, US National Team Member not in photo.



Rear (left to right) Linda Grant, FIFA Representative; Vincent Mauro, FIFA Referee; Sam Foulds, Historian; Angelo Bratsis, FIFA Referee; Ponta Delgada Soccer Club; John O’Keefe, Journalist/Publisher; 
Seated at Front; John Weil, Referee.



Left to right: Needham United Soccer Club; Cambridge City Soccer Club; Frank Dell’Apa, Journalist; Opus County Younts Soccer Club; Gus Martins, Journalist; George Karalexis, Player; Seamus Malin, Journalist/Broadcaster; Jonathan Kraft, New England Revolution Owner/Operator