Brian Alexander (1938, United States)

With more than thirty years of soccer experience, Brian Alexander has served the game at the recreational, youth and adult levels. Born and raised in Rochester, New York, Mr. Alexander was involved with the Northwestern New York Youth Soccer Association as its first ever Treasurer and Registrar. Subsequently, Brian co-founded a Recreational Soccer Program for the Town of Penfield, New York as well as presiding and co-founding the Penfield Rangers Travel Soccer Club.  In 1989, Brian was appointed as Registrar of the Rochester District Soccer League until 2005, the year he became League President, a position he still holds. 

Brian Alexander has been a member of various USASA Committees, including the Executive Committee, on which he served as the Region I Deputy Director; the Budget Committee, which he chaired for several years; the Hall of Fame Selection Panel; and the USASA Site Selection Committee. Perhaps Brian’s most passionate and longest-standing contributions to USASA were made during the many years in which he was the Regional Administrator for the Select Team Program. During that time, Mr. Alexander helped to instill a deeper appreciation for the game upon hundreds of top-caliber players, and left lasting imprints upon their lives.

Chanka Ken Baldeosingh (1948, Trinidad)

Nominated as an Administrator with a minor in Officiating, Chanka (Ken) Baldeosingh has been a devoted advocate of Adult Soccer in the vicinities of Southern Ohio for the past thirty-four years. On the field, he has served as a referee in adult games since 1974. Off the field, he has worked tirelessly for adult soccer in his capacity as Assessor, Assignor, Instructor, and Administrator. Mr. Baldeosingh has been involved with the Board of the Southern Ohio Adult Soccer Association for thirteen years, accomplishing a noticeable increase in the numbers of leagues and players for the Association.

"Kenny B" represented USASA’s Region II as its Referee Administrator for ten years beginning in 1995. During that time, he encouraged and mentored an unprecedented number of his region’s referees to attain National and FIFA levels. The level of all adult soccer officials increased as a result. In this capacity, Mr. Baldeosingh initiated numerous unique programs which still continue today - among them, the National Cups Referee Exchange program between Regions II and III, and the establishment of the Pat Smith Award Program, instituted in 2002 to recognize individuals who provide exceptional service to the game of soccer as referees, instructors, assessors, mentors, administrators and/or assignors to their state association referee program and to the Midwest Region. Ken Baldeosingh currently serves on the USSF Referee Committee.

Anthony Falcone (1963, United States)

Tony began his administrative career early while still in high school. During his senior year, he organized and won approval for an intramural indoor soccer league, followed by the arrangement of a summer team made up of his high school mates. Tony has served the Maryland State Soccer Association (MSSA) for more than twenty years as League Commissioner, Delegate-at-Large and President from 1988 to 1995. During that time, Mr. Falcone became a member of the USASA Rules Committee.

In 1992, Tony took an officer’s commission with the U.S. Army and was relocated to Brooklyn, New York. Despite being several states away, he was asked to continue as President. Unfortunately, he had to resign in 1995, as the Army sent him overseas. Tony took over the MSSA as President again in 1998 and has performed in that capacity since. Along with his presidential duties, he has worked as Maryland’s Cup Commissioner, organized the Champions Cup, and established the MSSA website and online registration. Mr. Falcone is also currently the USASA Region I Treasurer, a position he has held since 2003.

Debra Trapikas (1953, United States)

Debra began her soccer career in 1980 as a coach of her daughter’s team. The following year she began playing herself, became the Commissioner of Girls Soccer for the area group, and was elected President of the Northwest Austin Women’s Soccer League. A year later, she was asked to be the President of the largest league in South Texas, the Austin Women’s Soccer League, remaining President for eight years. Trapikas also was a referee for almost 17 years, an administrator, a player, and a team manager. She was a player coach for her women’s team for 18 years, leading the team to victory at more than 50 tournaments and state championships. Debra began, and was the administrator, for one of the largest coed leagues in the United States, and, in 2000, she led her coed team to the USASA National Coed Championship. 

In 1987, Trapikas became the Women’s Commissioner for the Texas State Soccer Association – South (TSSAS) for ten years and was elected its Vice-President for four years, being inducted into the TSSAS Hall of Fame in 2000. Debra first became involved in the National Cups program in 1984 and was the State Cups Commissioner in Texas-South prior to becoming the Region III National Cups Commissioner during the 1990s. Trapikas remained in that position until moving to southwest Michigan in 2001. She was then appointed as the Region II National Cups Commissioner and remains in that position today. Debra Trapikas has also served as Secretary of the Michigan Soccer Association.

John Zangrilli (1950, Italy)

A native of Italy, John Zangrilli played youth soccer in his hometown of Ripi until 1967, the year he left the Old World for the United States. Zangrilli continued his playing career in New Jersey. Becoming a Referee in 1975, John reached National grade status three years later and remained as such until 1984, officiating hundreds of National Open and Amateur Cups games at the State and Regional levels; North American Soccer League (NASL), ASL and USL matches; and numerous international games including the NY Cosmos (NASL) vs. S.S. Lazio (Italy). 

John Zangrilli is one the founders of the Garden State Soccer League of New Jersey, and has been their Senior Vice President since 1980. At the State level, Zangrilli has served as State Referee Administrator and Referee Committee Chairman for the New Jersey State Soccer Association (NJSA). He is currently the Referee Assignor and Vice President of Administrative Operations for New Jersey and is the Region I Referee Administrator for USASA.