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HALL OF FAME

Tillie's Touch Hall of Fame members are former players within the organization that have gone above and beyond to achieve outstanding academic and athletic success. They are the pride and joy of our organization.

CT Claude

Keuka College

Nottingham High School

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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.

Keshab Bhattarai

RIT

Nottingham High School

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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."

Sylvere Nshimiye

SPIT

Nottingham High School

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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."

Diamond Weah

Nazareth College

Nottingham High School

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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.

Khin Win

MVCC

Henninger High School

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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.

Jawad Kasimi

Le Moyne College

Cicero-North Syracuse

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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."

Jerome Martin

OCC

Nottingham High School

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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."

Ryan Lundrigan

Marcellus High School

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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."

Brett Beal

Marcellus High School

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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."

Hazi Musa

SUNY Oswego

Nottingham High School

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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.

Lay Mu Wait

OCC

Henninger High School

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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.

Jonathan Weah

Farmingdale State

Nottingham High School

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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."

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SUNY Potsdam

Henninger High School

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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.

Tun Tun

Daemen College

Nottingham High School

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un 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."

Sushil Bhattarai

RIT

Nottingham High School

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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."

Sidali Mohamed

Henninger High School

Nottingham High School

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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."

See Moo Hai

OCC

Henninger High School

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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."

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