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The Soccer Hall of Fame, for the first time, will be presenting the "Msgr. Louis Meyer Team Award" to the 1959 NCAA St. Louis University Champions. We are honored that we are able to present this award to a very deserving team.
This award was created in 2012 by the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame Executive Board to honor Msgr. Louis Meyer. It will be given to a team for its notable and/or memorable accomplishments. There may be only a few individual hall of famers on a given team yet the team as a whole is a Hall of Fame team. This award will give everyone on a notable and/or memorable team the experience of being recognized by the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame for their accomplishment.
Msgr. Louis Meyer
was a person who taught and participated in teamwork all his life. In 1947 he was selected to be the Assistant
Director of the CYC after years of working with the CYC. At this time the teamwork that he would be
a part of for the next 37 years was started.
The team members were Father Lloyd Sullivan, Director; Father Louis
Meyer, Assistant Director; Bob Guelker, Executive Director (Sports Director)
and a dedicated staff that moved the CYC forward. This team was responsible for bringing
international soccer matches to St. Louis.
It was the mid 1950’s when the CYC all star teams would play teams from
around the world.
Msgr. Louis Meyer took over as the Executive Director of the CYC in 1960 when Msgr. Lloyd Sullivan retired. In the following years the CYC grew bigger. He remained at the head of the CYC for the next 18 years. In 1978 Msgr. Meyer stepped down from his post at the CYC. He served 31 years along with many team members who worked together in order to have something for young boys and girls to do.
Just look at some of Msgr. Louis Meyer’s team mates; Maxwell, Sullivan, Walsh, Guelker and Carenza plus many volunteers who worked together to make things better.
High School Team Accomplishments: 2011 State Champions (25-4-1 overrall)
Individual High School Accomplishments: (2011) 1st team all state, St. Louis Post Dispatch Metro Player of the Year, NSCAA All-Midwest, STLSoccer.net Player of the Year, MSHSSCA Defensive Player of the Year, (2010) First Team all MCC, 2nd team all state, 3rd team all Metro.
Club Team: St. Louis Scott Gallagher U-18 Academy
Club Team Coach: Tim Regan
Club Team Accomplishments: 2011 Academy Playoff birth, 2009 national finalist
Individual Accomplishments: University of Wisconsin commit.
High School Team Accomplishments:
Class 2 State Champions 2011, District Champions, undefeated season 27-0,
#13 national ranking per ESPN Rise, St. Dominic Tournament Champions
Individual High School Accomplishments:
3 year Varsity starter, 2011
1st Team All- Metro, 1st Team All-State, 1st Team All-League, ESPN Rise
State All Star, 18 goals 18 assists, Game
winning goals in District Championship and State Championship and final league
game to remain undefeated
Club Team: St. Louis Scott Gallagher
Club Team Accomplishments:
MO State Cup Champions ‘08,’09,2010, National Championship Finalists 2009, Regional Champion 2009, Regional Participant 2010, Disney Cup Gold Medal 2009,
Las Vegas Mayors Cup Champions 2010
U.S Development Academy U-16—2010 1st SLSG playoff appearance
Committed to Northwestern University for 2013- Big Ten Conference
2011 U.S. Development Academy U-18 Captain,
2010, 2011 TopDrawerSoccer Top 150 Recruit Nationally, #4 Recruit for Region
High School: Visitation Academy
High School Team Accomplishments: 2010 Missouri Class 2 State Champions, 2011 Missouri Class 2 State Champions, and 2012 Missouri Class 2 District Champions
Individual High School Accomplishments: Named to the 2010
Second Team All-State, 2011 Second Team All-State, 2011 All-St. Louis Offensive
Player of the Year, 2011 All-St. Louis, 2012 First Team All-State, 2012 All-Metro,
2012 All-St. Louis Offensive Player of the Year 2012, All-St. Louis, and 2012
Most Valuable Offensive Player of the Year
Club Team: JB Marine Wipke
Club Team Accomplishments: 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Missouri State Cup Champions, 2010 Regional Champions, Placed 5th in USYSA 2010 Nationals, 2010-2011 USYSA National League, 2011-2012 USYSA National League, and 2012-2013 USYSA National League
Individual Accomplishments: Member of the 2010 Missouri ODP 95’ State Team, Member of the 2010 ODP 95’ Regional Team, Four-Time AAU Nationally Ranked Sprinter, and AAU Regional 200 Meter Dash Record