Until Further Notice, We are forgoing the Monsignor Louis Meyer Team Award
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 be given so that the team will experience being recognized by the St. Louis Soccer Hall for their accomplishments
Msgr. Louis Meyer was a person who taught and participated in teamwork all of his life. In 1947 he was selected to be the Assistant Director of the C.Y.C. For the next 37 years the team included Father Lloyd Sullivan, Bob Guelker, and Joe Carenza Sr. and a dedicated staff that moved the work of the C.Y.C. forward. The team was responsible for bringing international soccer teams to St. Louis in the 50’s and 60’s to compete against the C.Y.C. All-Stars in some of the most memorable games in St. Louis soccer history.
Most important is that Msgr. Meyer became the Executive Director of the C.Y.C in 1960 when Msgr. Sullivan retired, and in the following years the organization grew and allowed young boys and girls a place to play any sport that could be played. Never turning any child away for race, creed, or color.
PREVIOUS AWARDEES: 2023, 2022. 2021, and 2020 no awardee due to covid-19 2019 The 1979 NCAA Division I Champions from SIU E. 2018 The 1986 National Open Cup Champions from Kutis S.C. 2017 The 1967 NCAA Division I Co-Champions from St. Louis University and Michigan State. 2016 The 1966 NAIA Champions from Quincy College. 2015 The 1973 NCAA Division II Champions from University of Missouri St. Louis. 2014 The 1964 C.Y.C. All-Star Team. 2013 No Recipient 2012 The 1959 NCAA Champions from St. Louis University