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Ex-UConn greats Lyman, Carvahlo to enter Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame

Published January 04. 2013 4:00AM

Two former UConn players are among five who will be inducted into the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Marriott in Farmington.

Jim Lyman, a four-year starter from 1978-81, and Tony Carvahlo, who played for the Huskies from 1975-79, will be joined in the Class of 2013 by Wilton's Kristine Lilly, who made a record 352 appearances with the U.S. national team and won a pair of World Cup gold medals and Olympic gold medals, former University of Hartford women's coach Austin Daniels and the late Tom Gray of Tolland, a pioneers of girls' soccer in the state.

Lyman also started for four years at E.O. Smith High School, where he was a three-time all-state pick and led the Panthers to a pair of state titles. In his final year at UConn, he assisted on the game-winning goal in sudden death when the Huskies beat Alabama A&M to win the 1981 NCAA championship.

Tickets for the event are $50 for adults, $25 for children 12-and-under, and can be purchased by contacting Pat Hennig at (860) 559-5919.

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