The names of the North Carolina Soccer Hall of Fame’s 2019 inductees have been released. They are Susan Ellis and John Kerr, Jr. of Chapel Hill and Sandra Serafini of Durham. Duke University Men’s Soccer Program and the 1996 Greensboro United Soccer Association Navy Capture Girls soccer team will be inducted into the North Carolina Soccer Hall of Fame’s National Champions Hall of Honor.
The 22nd Annual North Carolina Soccer Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner will take place on Saturday, January 26, 2019, beginning at 6:15 p.m. at the Marriott Winston-Salem Hotel.
John Kerr, Jr is a retired soccer midfielder who played professionally in the United States, Canada, England, France and Northern Ireland during a much-traveled and varied playing career. In 1986, as a member of the Duke University team, John was named the Hermann Award winner as the top collegiate player of the year. During his four years with the Blue Devils he was a two-time All American. In 1986, the year that he won the Hermann Award, he was the captain of the Duke team that won the NCAA Division 1 national championship, finishing his collegiate career with 42 goals and 43 assists for 127 points, totals that rank fifth, second and third, respectively, all-time at Duke. He also earned sixteen caps, scoring two goals, with the U.S. national team and is currently head coach of the Duke University men’s soccer team. The son of Scottish footballer John Kerr, Sr., John won the 1984 James P. McGuire Cup with Montgomery United and in 1986, while playing the collegiate off-season with his father’s Fairfax Spartans, he won the National Amateur Cup.