Paul Caligiuri, inducted in the player category, is a soccer household name and holds a special place in U.S. soccer history for the goal that was "heard around world," resulting in the U.S. National Team advancing to play in the 1990 World Cup in Italy. He started his soccer career with AYSO. In addition to a long international career, Caligiuri played for two MLS teams, Columbus Crew and Los Angeles Galaxy. He has returned to the AYSO family as a coach and is the head coach of the men's and women's soccer teams at Cal Poly Pomona.
Harvey Lightstone has been with AYSO in some capacity for more than 20 years. In that time he has earned a reputation for having integrity, enthusiasm and a genuine dedication to the organization. Overall, Harvey's colleagues recognize him for his sincere commitment to AYSO and its philosophies.
This year, Harvey's peers nominated him for admission to the AYSO Hall of Fame in the volunteer category. He will be officially inducted at a ceremony in Oneonta, N.Y. in August.
Beginning in 1984, Harvey began a seven-year stint as the director of AYSO Section 1. In 1991, he went on to serve on the National Board of Directors for nine years as a member, president and vice president.
As AYSO president, Harvey pushed the then—unpopular policy of mandatory training for all volunteer coaches. This year, the AYSO became the first volunteer organization to earn accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education.
Harvey has participated in several United States Soccer federation programs on behalf of AYSO, including the USSF Soccer Summit, Constitutional Commission, and Grant Committee.
Harvey graduated from the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering and served in the Canadian military.