Mary Harvey has had an impact on soccer as player and an administrator both domestically and internationally—and it all started with her involvement in AYSO. As an athlete, Mary is known for being a part of the 1991 Women's World Cup Championship team and the 1996 Olympic Gold Medal team.
Off the field, Mary has established U.S. Soccer's Athlete's Council and is the most outspoken proponent of players' rights on U.S. Soccer's Executive Committee and Board of Directors. She currently heads the U.S. Soccer task force writing the U.S. Soccer Player Bill of Rights. Mary is also active on FIFA committees and the United States Olympic Committee's Athletes Advisory Counsel. Mary continues to contribute to the advancement of AYSO.
Steve Karinshak has served in many AYSO volunteer positions including regional commissioner, section director, national treasurer and national president. He joined the National Board of Directors in May 1984 and was elected president in 1989 where he served until 1992. Steve has always been a tireless spokesman for AYSO. His hard work and commitment have played a significant part in AYSO growth and expansion.
Sal Pantezzi has volunteered for AYSO for more than 25 years in different capacities including regional commissioner, section director and national board member. He became a national board member in 1986 and served until 1997. Sal's marketing expertise and vision increased AYSO's recognition in the marketplace and the American soccer scene. He was also instrumental in forming AYSO's partnership with the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Sal is still an active AYSO volunteer in Section 3.