NE Soccer Hall of Fame announces 2017 inductees
November 6, 2017
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A father and son will be among the list of nine inductees at the New England Soccer Hall of Fame’s 40th annual Induction Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 19, 1 p.m. at the Riviera Restaurant in East Providence.
The inductees include Jaime Toro and his son, Gabriel, as well as Luis Cutelo, Alain LeCampion, Luis Carvalho, Wolfgang Woischke, Candia Campbell, Edward Martins and Christine (McCann) Rich.
Tickets for the induction dinner are $40, and are available by telephoning Lillian Sousa at 401-434-6592 or by emailing email@example.com by the Nov. 13 deadline. All tickets must be purchased in advance; no tickets will be available at the door. The SRC has limited tickets available, if interested email firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 New England Soccer Hall of Fame inductees
A native of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Luis Cutelo began playing soccer as a senior at Shea High School in 1979. He later played for the Community College of Rhode Island, RISA and LASA. But it was as a referee that he really made his mark, starting in 1988.
Cutelo quickly climbed the ladder and found himself officiating alongside FIFA and National referees. This led him to officiating in Major League Soccer, in 1996, as well as national tournament games. He has been a NISOA college referee for 25 years, a state referee for 18 years and has had state emeritus status since 2011.
Jaime Toro, a native of Colombia, was a long-time player and is a very experienced referee on the Rhode Island soccer scene.
He played for East Providence Sports (1978-80), Fall River Sports (1980-81) and Lusitana Sports of Cumberland (1982-85) in LASA. After a year back in Colombia, he returned to coach Luitana’s youth teams from 1986-97. He also played Over-30 soccer for Madeira, Mello’s and Sporting Colombia. He has been a Rhode Island Interscholastic League referee since 1994.
Ed Martins of Harrisville, Rhode Island has more than 25 years as a soccer coach, referee and administrator.
Martins has been the Super Liga Iniative Program Director, Bruno United Technical Director, RI State Referee Administrator, RI State Youth Referee Administrator and Presidenbt of the Burrillville/Glocester Youth Soccer Association.
His coaching experience includes with the RI Olympic Development Program, RI Rays, Bruno United FC, Northern Lighting, North District and BGYSA.
As an official, he has been a USSF referee, assignor, instructor and assessor.