Intramural coordinator honored at banquet

Ray DeStephanis, who has served as the intramural coordinator of Temple since 2002, was honored by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Hall of Fame at the organization’s 66th annual banquet.

DeStephanis, a graduate Temple, received the Chick Fallon Award for Service to Soccer. In addition to overseeing the many intramural programs offered by Temple, DeStephanis is currently in his seventh year as head coach of the varsity soccer team at Roman Catholic High School. SEPA Hall of Fame Vice President described DeStephanis as part of the fabric that makes up the regional soccer community.

“Not everybody gets to read the daily paper,” DeStephanis said upon accepting the award. “But we all read emails at work, at home and on our phones. If in some way a simple email with game results, standings and info helps to keep everyone informed, then I feel I am helping the entire soccer community. Soccer has been good to me. It’s only fair that I’m good to the sport in return.”