2015 CSA-N Hall of Fame Inductees


Javier RodriguezJavier with trophy

Javier began his career as a soccer organizer coaching youth soccer in Sacramento while attending college.  He joined the Executive Board as a Member at Large in 1982 where he served in that capacity until he was elected Vice-President in 1988 along with the legendary Otto Masara.  In 1996, he was elected President of the Sacramento Adult Soccer (SASL) where he served in that capacity for 6 years.  While serving as President of the SASL he was also an active member of the California Soccer Association – North (CSA-N) Board of Directors and Executive Board.  In 2003 Javier was elected CSA-N Treasurer and served in that capacity for two years.  Javier then returned to the CCSL in 2007 and 2008 as Vice-President and Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee.  In 2009 Javier was elected President of the CCSL and served in that capacity until September 2014.  While representing the CCSL he was elected Vice-Chairman of the CSA-N Board of Directors and was instrumental in the reorganization of the CSA-N which consolidatedthe Executive Board and the Board of Directors and revamped the Constitution and Bylaws.  Overall, as representative of Sacramento’s affiliated soccer leagues, Javier has served as an active member of the CSA-N governing body for most of the last 23 years.  In that capacity, Javier has had the opportunity to attend numerous regional meetings of the United States Adult Soccer Association and the United States Soccer Federation.  Javier has also been very instrumental in developing and promoting soccer in the Sacramento area atthe grass roots level organizing, coaching and representing numerous teams and clubs affiliated with CSA-N.  In recognition of Javier’s exemplary career in the Sacramento area soccer community, in 2006 Javier was inducted in to the Mexican American Sports Hall of Fame.

Ruben Mora

 Ruben has a long and distinguished career as an administrator for several organizations where he has been honored for his exceptional service to the development of adult amateur soccer both locally and statewide as well as internationally.  Ruben has been in the background of advancing soccer for many years and serving various boards in an administrative capacity.   He was active in youth soccer for many years, having assisted in placing local youth soccer players in various colleges and universities under soccer scholarships.  He was instrumental in bringing CD Olimpia de Honduras to Sacramento to play the MLS San Jose Earthquakes in 2002 and organizing a friendly match with MLS Los Angeles Galaxy and Necaxa de Mexico in Sacramento.  Ruben’s devotion to the development  of soccer in Northern California is categorically a reflection of his passion for the game.  His most recent honor was being presented in 2014 with the Otto Massara Spirit Award by Sacramento’s professional soccer team, the Sacramento Republic FC. for his valuable contributions.  He was inducted into the Mexican American Hall of Fame for soccer in 1995, appointed by the Mexican Council of Sacramento as the Sports Promoter of Northern California for soccer from 1993-1999 and managed the Mexican Consulate Team of Sacramento during that same time period.  He also worked directly with the City Of Sacramento to get Southside Park designated as a sole use soccer field with Central California Soccer League as the permit holders meaning soccer will continue for many more years to come just as it has for generations at a familiar location for soccer families.