Paul Grafer starred with the Long Island Rough Riders and the NY/NJ MetroStars. (Photo courtesy of Long Island Soccer Player Hall of Fame)

Since 2013, 46 former players have been inducted into the Long Island Soccer Player Hall of Fame.

That includes 29 men and 17 women.

Here is the full list:


Shep Messing

Chris Armas

Paul LeSueur

Kim Wyant


Sara Whalen (Hess)

Sue Ryan

Jackie Shannon

Ritchie Kotshau

Dominic Pedone


Mike Windischmann

Emily Pickering (Harner)

Tommy Lang

Alan Bodenstein


1995 national champion Long Island Rough Riders

Giovanni Savarese

Paul Riley

Jim Rooney

Mike Masters

Kevin Anderson

Danny Mueller

Danielle Egan (Reyna)

Jim Kilmeade*

Steve Cadet


1997 National Champion

Long Island Lady Riders

Kim Conway

Gina Tucker

Laura Martin

Caitlin Connolly

Traci Sofsian Maier

Dina Grossman-Case

Christie Welsh


1978 national champion New York Apollo

Alain Maca

Dan McCrudden

Ron Eden

John McCrudden

Christopher W. Tyson

Ronnie Atanasio

Jim McGeough*

Bobby Auletta


Carlos Mendes

Jennifer Tiejten

Margaret Tiejten

Tommy Lips

Mark Semioli


Chris Wingert

Gary Sullivan

Paul Grafer

Mary Ellen Monroe

Vicky DiMartino

Tina DiMartino

Gina DiMartino

* coach or general manager of the team

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FINDING SOME FAME: DiMartino sisters, Wingert, Monroe, Grafer, Sullivan to be inducted into LI Soccer Player Hall

HONORING BOB: Montgomery to receive 1st LeSueur Ambassador of the Game Award





Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at