Thomas Dooley

Soccer

Served as envoy

  • 2018  –  Trinidad and Tobago

Considered one of the key players for the USMNT in the 1990’s, Thomas Dooley brought the professionalism he earned through years in the German professional leagues. The son of a US serviceman, Dooley was eligible to represent the United States and he took that option in 1992. Appearing in the 1994 and ’98 World Cups, Dooley captained the USMNT in France. After 14 years in the German leagues, including a German Cup win with Kaiserslautern in 1990 and a UEFA Cup win with Schalke in ’97, Dooley signed with Major League Soccer and joined Columbus in the summer of ’97. He retired in 2000 and was elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2010.

Estelle Johnson

Soccer

Served as envoy

  • 2018  –  Trinidad and Tobago

Estelle Johnson is a Cameroonian professional soccer player who plays for the Sky Blue FC and the Cameroon women’s national team. Prior to her joining Sky Blue, she played for Philadelphia Independence, Sydney FC (Australia’s W League) and Washington Spirit.

She earned all-conference first team honors as a freshman, sophomore, and junior and was named all-state during her junior and senior year. Johnson played for the University of Kansas Jayhawks from 2006-09. During her time at Kansas, she was named to the BIG 12 All-Newcomer Team and was picked for the Cal Invitational All-Tournament Team.

She was selected by the Los Angeles Sol during the 2010 WPS Draft but later signed on with Philadelphia Independence where she started 15 out of 17 games.

Esther Johnson

Volleyball

Served as envoy

  • 2018  –  Trinidad and Tobago

As the Assistant Volleyball Coach & Recruiting Coordinator for the Howard University Volleyball Team, Esther helped lead the Lady Bison to back-to-back Conference Championships and NCAA appearances in 2016 & 2017. Esther’s responsibilities included, but were not limited to: recruiting, practice court and game coaching, supervising individualized strength and conditioning sessions, marketing and game promotion, coordinating team travel, evaluating student-athlete academic progress, and initiating community service programs.

Esther has also worked as an athletic scout and videographer recruiting high school and club athletes in Colorado and across the U.S. As an athletic scout, Esther travels the country identifying potential recruits and helps them achieve maximum exposure through her company’s services so that they may be recruited to the appropriate collegiate program.

Esther, who played as an outside hitter for Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD from 2004-08, was a four-year letter winner and captain of her volleyball team. During her time at Morgan State, she was named MEAC Rookie of the Year, received first-team and second-team All-MEAC honors, was the recipient of the MEAC Commissioner’s All-Academic Award and was an Arthur Ashe Scholars first team selection. A two-time All-MEAC Tournament Team selection, Esther became the first player in school history to reach 1,000 kills as a sophomore, and later became the program’s all-time leader in kills and third on the charts in digs.

In May 2008, Esther earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Morgan State University and earned a master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Science with a specialization in Sports Administration in December 2012 from the University of Northern Colorado.