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Hartford Hawks Athletics – Kostelis Inducted into Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame

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Hartford Hawks Athletics – Kostelis Inducted into Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – College of Hartford men’s and women’s soccer assistant coach George Kostelis was recently inducted as a member of the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame’s class of 2022. Kostelis, who returned to the Hawks in 2021, was one of 8 honorees recognized by the Connecticut Condition Soccer Association for their “major contributions to the soccer globe.”
The annual Corridor of Fame supper was held this previous Saturday, April 2, at The Hook and Ladder in North Haven, Conn.
A indigenous of West Hartford, Conn., Kostelis is a member of each the Hartford’s men’s and women’s soccer team’s coaching staffs, serving as the Hawks’ goalkeeper mentor. He returned to the men’s staff in 2020 and a short while ago concluded his initial season as a member of the women’s coaching workers.
Kostelis CSHOFKostelis, who has 20 yrs of collegiate coaching encounter in Connecticut and Rhode Island, returned to his alma mater immediately after paying out two seasons as a goalkeeper coach for Connecticut’s specialist soccer group, the Hartford Athletic of the United Soccer League (USL), in 2019 and 2020.
Prior to coaching at the qualified level, Kostelis used two seasons as an associate head coach for the women’s soccer team at Rhode Island in 2017 and 2018. In addition to his time at Rhode Island, he put in one yr as an assistant men’s soccer mentor at Southern Connecticut Point out, five years as head men’s soccer coach at Western Connecticut Condition and 10 seasons as an assistant men’s soccer coach and goalkeeper’s coach at Yale.
Kostelis, who got his collegiate coaching vocation off the ground as an assistant men’s soccer mentor at Hartford in 1995, was also an assistant mentor for UConn’s women’s soccer plan from 1997-2000. With his assistance, the Huskies ended up NCAA Event quarterfinalists two instances, and ended up also NCAA Finalists in 1997.
Kostelis loved a embellished collegiate participating in vocation at Hartford. A three-time All-North Atlantic Convention goalkeeper who gained All-New England honors in 1992, he aided direct Hartford to the program’s to start with and 2nd Division I NCAA Event appearances in 1991 and 1992.
Kostelis’ occupation statistics nonetheless rank amid the ideal in Hartford’s 37-yr Division I record. Boasting the major career ambitions-in opposition to regular (1.07) and the most wins (36) in application heritage, he is 2nd in help save percentage (.846), fourth in will save (343), fourth in shutouts (17) and fourth in minutes played (6,216).
A 1993 graduate who acquired a degree in human provider, Kostelis went on to participate in skillfully in Greece for two seasons. He was inducted in the Hawks’ Alumni Corridor of Fame in 2007. 
The 2022 Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame class also incorporates Neville R. Brown, Mick D’Arcy, James Leahy, Carl Lombardo, Dave Lombardo, Joe Mingachos and Chafik Rebai.

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