Pierce Set For Induction Into Wisconsin Soccer Hall Of Fame

Tony Pierce
Tony Pierce

Courtesy of Wisconsin Lutheran College

MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin Lutheran College head women's soccer coach Tony Pierce will be inducted into the Wisconsin Soccer Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 11.

Pierce, in his seventh season with the Warriors, is one of seven members in the Class of 2017 set to be inducted at the organization's hall of fame banquet, which will be held at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center in Oshkosh.

Pierce, who has coached collegiate soccer for nearly 30 years, will be joined in the induction class by Marti Coan (Neenah), Margaret Domka (Greenfield), Ian Favill (Brookfield), Art Kramer (Brookfield), Sheila Miech (Stevens Point), and Greg Winkler (Punta Gorda, Fla.).

One of the winningest goalkeepers in the history of the former National Professional Soccer League (NPSL), Pierce spent eight years with the Milwaukee Wave and one with the Chicago Power. He appeared in 195 career games, posted 75 wins, and made 2,608 saves. The three-time All-Pro also served as the Wave's Director of Community Relations for six years. He was inducted into the Milwaukee Wave Hall of Fame in 2010.

Pierce was a member of the University of Connecticut's 1981 NCAA Division I Championship soccer squad. He also returned with the Huskies for national semifinal appearances in 1982 and 1983. In 1983 Pierce was a co-captain with Jim D'Orsaneo.

Pierce also has one National Team cap versus Portugal for the US Men's National Futsal Team.

The Wisconsin Soccer Hall of Fame is independent and autonomous from any soccer body in Wisconsin. The sole function is to host the annual Wisconsin Soccer Hall of Fame awards ceremony. The Wisconsin Soccer Hall of Fame has the full support, approval, and collaboration of the entities recognized by the USSF responsible for Youth, Adult, Coaches, and Referees in Wisconsin.