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NSC Receives Gene Edwards Award

By Kathy Fredrickson, 03/14/17, 12:15AM CDT


The Wisconsin Soccer Hall of Fame honored the Neenah Soccer Club with the Gene Edwards Special Recognition Award for the organization’s collective contributions to soccer in the State of Wisconsin. The award’s namesake, Gene Edwards (1917 – 2000), was a Milwaukee native and true legend at the local, national and international levels. He served ten terms as President of the Wisconsin Soccer Association and another ten terms as United States Soccer Association (USSF) President. Gene also served on the executive committee for the U.S. Olympics and was a member of  the 1980 Los Angeles Olympic Board of Directors and represented the United States on the FIFA Board of Directors.  Accepting the award on behalf of the members of the Neenah Soccer Club are Tony Ansems, a founding member of the Club, Marti Coan, Neenah Soccer Club President  and a current Neenah Soccer Club player.