Bill McLean was an AYSO official, both in Connecticut and at the national level, from the 1970s to the 1980s and played a key role in the establishment of the organization outside its original California base.
McLean was a member of the AYSO Board of Directors as a Vice President from 1978 to 1981. He earlier had been Commissioner of the region based in Monroe, Conn., that was AYSO's first region east of the Mississippi and Director of the 26-state eastern area that was AYSO's first official area east of the Mississippi.
Before emigrating to the United States in 1966, McLean had played for several non-league clubs in England. He played for a team of British expatriates while stationed at the British Embassy in Washington by the Royal Air Force in the early 1960s and later played for a semi-pro team in New Jersey after moving permanently to the United States.
In the 1970s, he became a USSF "A" Licensed coach. He served in several coaching positions, including as an assistant men's coach at the University of Bridgeport and conducted clinics in a range of places that included Huntsville, Ala., Johnstown, Pa., Chicago and Brooklyn. He was heavily involved in the forging of ties between AYSO and the USSF in the 1980s and between AYSO and the American Soccer League.
John Enroth, known to referees throughout the country as a referee's referee, spearheaded the development of AYSO's referee assessment and mentoring programs. He began refereeing soccer in 1973, became an AYSO volunteer in 1975 and is still at it. John first joined the National Referee Commission in 1987 while Section 11's Chief Referee (SRA in today's vernacular). In 1990, Southern California experienced a severe trauma when John changed employment and moved to Arizona. Without skipping a beat, John immediately jumped in to train and led the referees of Section 12 as their Section Director of Referee Assessment. In 1994, John was back on the National Referee Commission and served on its Technical Committee from 1994 to 2003, all while he was National Director of Referee Assessment.
Carin Jennings was the second female player to be inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. She was an integral element of the U.S. Women's National Team's "triple-edged sword," with 1998 Hall of Fame inductee April Heinrichs and Michelle Akers, winners of the first FIFA World Championship for Women in 1991. She scored 6 goals in the tournament and was awarded the Golden Ball as the top individual player. She played for the the U.S. in the 1995 FIFA World Championship for Women where the team finished in third place after losing to eventual champions Norway in the semifinals. She also won a Gold Medal with the U.S. squad in the 1996 Olympics. When she retired from World Cup play, her six goals and six assists were second only to Michelle Akers. In a total of 117 international appearances, she had 97 starts, scored 53 goals and was the third leading scorer at the time of her retirement. Her 21 assists in 1991 were a US Soccer record as of 1999.
Carin played for the Champion U.S. National Team in the 1993 and 1994 CONCACAF Tournaments. She was a two-time National Amateur Champion with the Ajax of Southern California club. As a college player she was a four-time NSCAA All-America at the University of California - Santa Barbara (UCSB). She was elected the Athlete of the Decade at UCSB and was inducted into the University's Hall of Fame in 1991. As a collegian she scored 102 goals and had 78 assists. Carin was a four-time High School All-American and a three-time California Most Valuable Player. She was also named U.S. Soccer's Female Athlete of the Year in 1987 and 1992. She was drafted by L.A. United of the Continental Indoor Soccer League in 1993.