Six former players will be inducted into the Long Island Soccer Player Hall of Fame later this month.

Doc Lawson, Peter Jianette, Nick Megaloudis, John Lignos. Jean Varas and Mary Theresa Varas are the inductees of the event, which will be held at the Huntington Hilton in Melville, N.Y. on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. ET.

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The organization also will honor the 1981-82 New York Arrows as they team celebrates the 40th anniversary of its fourth and final Major Indoor Soccer League championship.

The LISPHOF also will honor Peter Collins, the late Long Island Junior Soccer League president.

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