Tillie's Touch Hall Of Famers!!!

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CT Claude 
Keuka College (2016-2020)
Nottingham High School

Claude has been with the Tillie's Touch program since the beginning. He started as a player and later became a coach for Tillie's. He graduated from Keuka College in 2020 with a bachelor's degree in Sports Management. While at Keuka, Claude played four years at the collegiate level in soccer and was awarded two First Team and one Second Team All-Conference Awards, and earned the MVP award during his senior year.

Hazi Musa
SUNY Oswego (2018-2020)
Onondaga Community College (2016-2018)
Nottingham HIgh School

Musa was an original player for Tillie's Touch. He graduated with an associate degree from Onondaga Community College (OCC) and transferred to SUNY Oswego, where he graduated with a bachelor's in Communication and Social Interaction. Musa received the Player of the Year Award from the OCC soccer team and continued to play soccer at SUNY Oswego. Musa's goal for the future is to work in the Syracuse City School District and wants to provide students with social-emotional support. He is determined to give back to his community in every way he can.

 

"Tillie's Touch is a part of who I am and what I am to become. It's a family that I will always remember for developing me as an athlete and, as a person. It gave me a chance to play organized soccer away from school soccer. It gave me fun memorable times to smile about, and I can still taste Trappers wings and pizza till this day."

Keshab Bhattarai
Rochester Institute of Technology (2016-2020)
Nottingham High School

Kesh played for Tillie's Touch throughout his middle school and high school years. He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently working for Lockheed Martin located in Syracuse, NY.

"Tillie's Touch taught me more than just soccer. The club taught me to respect, honor and help others despite who they are, where they come from. Tillie's Touch played a big role, on the man I am today."

Lay Mu Wait
Onondaga Community College (2019)
Henninger High School

Lay Mu was part of Tillie's Touch from 2013-2016. After high school, he furthered his education at Onondaga Community College and played soccer there for two years. He decided to pursue a career as a security guard. Lay Mu is currently working for Syracuse University as a security guard.

Sylvere Nshimiye
SUNY Polytechnic Institute of Technology
Nottingham High School

Sylvere was an original player for Tillie's Touch. He graduated from SUNY Polytechnic Institute of Technology with a bachelor's in Electrical Engineering Technology. He is currently working for United Radio located in East Syracuse, New York.

"Tillie's Touch was more than a soccer organization for me. It was my second family that taught me to respect other's differences. The organization taught me what it meant to work in groups and to work hard to achieve a goal."

Jonathan Weah
Farmingdale State College
Nottingham High School

Jonathan started playing at the age of 13 for Tillie's Touch. He is currently pursuing a career in Aviation at Farmingdale State College.

"Tillie's Touch has a special place in my heart because it provided me the opportunity to play soccer. It has helped me discover my passion for giving back, and my passion for helping my community grow."

Diamond Weah
Nazareth College
Nottingham High School

Diamond was a second-generation Tillie's Touch player. Diamond was a unique player based upon the reliance he had on his left foot, athleticism, and soccer intelligence. Most importantly he shined for the class act and sportsmanship that he showed, whenever he wore a Tillie's Touch jersey. He graduated from Nottingham High School in 2019 and attended Nazareth College for a year. He majors in Nursing while playing Division III for the school soccer team.

"Tillie's Touch means brotherhood in a diverse community along with the appreciation of other's struggles and strengths. I learned how to use soccer as a motivation to work hard in the classroom and setting an example for my younger siblings to follow. I returned back to Tillie's Touch as a coach, mentor, and most importantly a big brother to some players who grew up watching me play."

Million Negash
SUNY Potsdam
Henninger High School

Million was part of the original Tillie's Touch team, he joined the team when he was in high school and work very hard to secure a position on the team. He continued his soccer journey at SUNY Potsdam for three more years after graduated from Henninger High School. While at Potsdam, he majored in Mathematics and minored in Fitness and Communication.  Million is now coaching a Tillie's Touch youth soccer team and other club teams to get the experience and see where it will take him. His future goal is unknown, but his passion is toward coaching at the highest level. 

"Tillie's Touch was one of the greatest experiences I have had during my high school years and even now because it was like a second family. It allowed me to play soccer in a different part of New York and at the highest level of competition. It would not be possible without the help from Dale and Tillie's Touch."

Khin Win
Mohawk Valley Community College
Henninger High School

Khin was a player for Tillie's Touch in middle school and high school. He graduated from Henninger High School and continued his education at Mohawk Valley Community College. He also works at the retail store in the mall while attending college.

"Tillie's touch played a big part in my life. The program taught me respect,  to help others, and without Tillie's Touch, I wouldn't be the person I am today."

Tun Tun
Daemen College (2018-2022)
Nottingham High School

Tun was a player for Tillie's Touch middle school and high school. He graduated from Nottingham High School and is currently attending Daemen College. His study is focusing on social work. He is determined to find his career for the future.

"Tillie's is one of the greatest thing that I have been a part of, in my life. Not only was I able to play soccer, but it also provided me mentors that could help me graduate, and provide school supplies for me. I was able to travel to places I haven't been and meet new people. I still remember the time I came to practice with basketball shoes, from that day my nickname was basketball."

Jawad Kasimi
Le Moyne College
Cicero-North Syracuse High School

Jawad was part of Tillie's Touch second and third generation. He graduated from Cicero-North Syracuse High School with an honor diploma mastering both Mathematics and Science. He is currently attending Le Moyne College in hopes of majoring in Business Management and Leadership while minoring in Entrepreneurship.

"Tillie's Touch is not just a club but a family; it taught me leadership and teamwork skills that I will be using for the rest of my life. I am very grateful to be part of this big family."

Sushil Bhattarai
Rochester Institute of Technology
Nottingham High School

Sushil was the second generation of Tillie's Touch and had been part of the Tillie's Touch family since he was a little. He is currently attending Rochester Institute of Technology and studies Computer Engineering Technology.

"Tillie's Touch has helped me reach my goal through providing support when needed. Tillie's Touch is one fo the reason for my success."

Jerome Martin
Onondaga Community College
Nottingham High School

Jerome was an original Tillie's Touch player. He is a Security Officer at St. Luke's Hospital in Utica. Jerome is a full-time parent of two little girls. Jerome graduated from Nottingham High School and Onondaga Community College. Jerome plans to continue his education at Cazenovia College, majoring in Art.

"And all honesty, if it wasn't for Tillies Touch or Dale, I wouldn't be the man I am today. Dale knows me well when I mess up in school, he would go out his way to help me if I wanted to continue playing; he was like a father on the field. Tillie's Touch gave me a family and friends that to this day I still call family. That is something I owe to the organization."

Sidali Mohamed
Henninger High School

Sidali currently attends Henninger High School and is a honor student. He plans on going to Syracuse University to major in either Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.

"Tillie's Touch has helped me focus in school and always work toward my goals."

Ryan Lundrigan
Marcellus High School

Ryan is currently going to Marcellus High School and plans on going to Binghamton University for Mechanical Engineering and Finance. After college, he plans on working for a space project such as NASA or SpaceX.

"Tillie's Touch has helped me build my character on and off the field. The work ethic and humility that I learned helped me become a better person and soccer player."

See Moo Hai
Onondaga Community College
Henninger High School

See Moo played for Tillie's Touch throughout his middle school and high school years. He graduated from Henninger High School and continued his education at Onondaga Community College for a year. See Moo is working a full-time job to support his family and being a great role model to his younger siblings.

"Tillie's Touch gave me an opportunity to play soccer. It also helped me with my education and motivated me to stay in school."

Brett Beal
Marcellus High School 

Brett Beal goes to Marcellus High School and Lockheed Martin New Visions. He plans on going to Binghamton University for Environmental Engineering. After college, he plans on working to provide drinking water to poor communities around the world. In the future, he plans on pursuing this career through either government contracts or NGO works. 

"Tillies Touch has made me a stronger person and leader as well as allowing me to become a better soccer player, teammate, and friend."