Letter from California Storm Coach, Jerry Zanelli
Saturday May 7, 2016
Congratulations on your election into the National Soccer Hall of Fame! It is well-deserved for someone who has committed her life to soccer! As a member of the California Storm for over 20 years, you have given us such honor. Your down to [earth personality] and dedication has made the players playing with you even better. Through the years there have been so many players that come up to me and said, “I played with Brandi Chastain,” which they consider to be the highlight of their Soccer careers. Your humility and grace has impressed everyone around you, including me! It has been an honor to have you play on our team.
It’s also gratifying to have Shannon MacMillan be elected with you; a former storm player who deserves to be in the Nation Hall of Fame. Your soccer career has been amazing. Your strong commitment has been a guiding light for many young soccer players which were able to look up to someone such as yourself. Again, congratulations Brandi.