Team's Hall of Fame to induct ex-players Ercoli, Vaccaro

February 24, 2010|By Sports Digest

Former players Pat Ercoli and Cris Vaccaro will be inducted into the Baltimore Blast Hall of Fame on March 6 at halftime of the team's game against Monterrey La RaZa. Ercoli, a forward, played for the original Blast from 1981 to 1985, and was the second-leading goal scorer (34) and fourth-leading point-scorer (49) during the 1983-84 championship season. He ranks ninth on the original Blast's all-time scoring list with 176 points and is tied for fifth on the postseason all-time scoring list with 43 points. He also led the Major Indoor Soccer League with 16 goals in the 1985 postseason. Vaccaro, a goalkeeper who played for the original Blast for the 1980-81 and 1991-92 seasons and for the Baltimore Spirit from 1992 to 1997, was the 1993 National Professional Soccer League Goalkeeper of the Year. He was a 1993 first-team all-league selection, a 1994 second-team all-league selection and represented Baltimore in the 1993 and 1994 All-Star games.


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