Waldorf Athletic Director Paul LeSueur Inducted into L.I. Soccer Player Hall of Fame
The Waldorf School of Garden City is proud to announce that Mr. Paul LeSueur, Waldorf’s Athletic Director and Head Coach of the School’s Varsity Boys and Girls Soccer Teams, was inducted into the Long Island Soccer Player Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 9th.
A Garden City native, Mr. LeSueur has more than forty years of experience in teaching, coaching, and supervising various athletics and physical education programs around Long Island. He was one of the first Americans to play for the New York Cosmos in 1971 and was a member of the Cosmos first North American Soccer League (NASL) Championship team in 1972.
Prior to playing for the Cosmos, LeSueur graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's and master's from Springfield College in Massachusetts where he went on to win the NCAA Division II Championship in 1968, was captain and named Tournament MVP. He also went on to be an All-American at Springfield.
In 1975, LeSueur continued his winning ways by winning the United States Club Championship with New York Inter-Guliana. And again in 1984, he won the Over 30 U.S. Cup National Championship with the Lynbrook Steuben Soccer Club.
After his playing career, LeSueur has continued to win championships as a coach with Roslyn High School and (most recently) at the Waldorf School of Garden City. In 2001, the Nassau County Boys Soccer Coaches Association changed the name of their "Coach-of-the-Year Award" to the "Paul LeSueur Coach-of-the-Year Award."
LeSueur has been an active member of the Long Island Soccer Community coaching at Adelphi University and Long Island University’s C.W. Post Campus, as well as the New York Power of the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA). He was also General Manager with the Long Island Fury where he won his most recent National Title in 2006.