TAMPA, Fla. – Rahway native Scott Schweitzer will be inducted into the United Soccer League Hall of Fame later this month.
One of the most honored defenders in the history of the USL First Division, Schweitzer is one of only six players in any position to receive all-league honors six times during his career, earning five consecutive selections from 1997-01 and the final honor in 2003.
Schweitzer is also one of two players to win the defender of the year honor twice, winning the award en route to the Rhinos first USL First Division title in 1998. He helped guide the team to a season in which the defense allowed only 15 goals, a mark that still remains the league low although it has been equaled by Montreal. He won his second honor the following year as he helped lead the team to a second consecutive regular season championship and a runners-up finish in the 1999 playoffs.
“I am very honored to be inducted into the Hall of Fame,” Schweitzer said. “I never played the game for personal accolades so I would have to thank all of my teammates over my career because without them I couldn’t have achieved anything in the game.”
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