Sports Envoy
Sports Envoy Program

Radovan Pletka

Soccer

Served as envoy

  • 2024  –  Portugal

Former Collegiate Player for George Mason University
Former Professional Player in Greece for Halkinoda FC
Current Director of Player Development and Pathways for Great Falls Reston Soccer Club/NVA

Crystal Dunn

Soccer

Served as envoy

  • 2023  –  Cote d'Ivoire

The No.1 pick in the 2014 NWSL College Draft out of the University of North Carolina, Crystal Dunn is a NWSL MVP, 3-Time NWSL Champion, and FIFA World Cup Champion. Versatile and ruthless, Dunn became the youngest player to win the NWSL MVP (at age 23) in the same season she won the NWSL Golden Boot and led her team to a championship.

Dunn is a flat-out winner. As a senior in high school, Dunn won five separate Player of the Year awards including the New York Gatorade Player of the Year award. Along with winning the 2012 NCAA Championship with UNC, Dunn was named the country’s best collegiate player as the winner of the prestigious Hermann Trophy. Additionally, she was named the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Defender and Player of the Year. And it wasn’t just collegiate awards in 2012. Dunn helped lead the U-20s to a world title at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan.

As a professional, Dunn is a star in the NWSL for the Portland Thorns and on the USWNT. Dunn is one of only nine USWNT players ever with 100+ caps, making 104 appearances to date and tallying 24 goals and 17 assists. She was instrumental in helping the US win the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, starting and playing 90 minutes of six of the team’s seven matches.

Dunn most recently co-founded the NWSL’s Black Women’s Player Collective. She resides with her husband, Pierre, and her one-year-old son Marcel, and their three chickens and two cats in Portland, Oregon.

Felice Duffy

Soccer

Served as envoy

  • 2023  –  Faroe Islands

Felice Duffy is the founder of Duffy Law, LLC, a nationwide Title IX law firm located in New Haven, CT. The firm represents students, faculty, staff, athletic teams and coaches in all Title IX-related legal and disciplinary actions related to athletics, sexual assault, and employment discrimination, as well as college code of conduct violations. She and her firm have represented clients at over 100 colleges and universities in 36 states. As an undergraduate, she filed a complaint against UCONN under the then-new Title IX statute to compel the creation of its women’s varsity soccer program and went on to be selected to the first Women’s U.S. National Soccer Team. She then served as head coach of the Yale women’s soccer team for a decade while earning her Ph.D. in Education/Sports Psychology from UCONN before attending law school. Upon graduating law school, Attorney Duffy served as law clerk for a federal judge in Connecticut, and then worked as a Litigation Associate at Sullivan and Cromwell LLP in New York. She returned to Connecticut to work in two mid-size firms before becoming an Assistant U.S. Attorney. In addition to 10 years of prosecuting cases in both the Violent Crimes and Major Crimes units, she served as the U.S. Attorney’s Office Outreach Coordinator, where she developed community engagement programs and conducted civil rights-based training for state/local law enforcement, college/university police departments.

Will John

Soccer

Served as envoy

  • 2023  –  Eswatini

Professional football player William Oluremi John was born on June 13th, 1985 in Overland Park, Kansas. William started playing soccer at the age of three following in the footsteps of his father, Emilio John, who played professionally in the U.S. and also represented the Nigerian national team.

In 2016, Will started his own YouTube channel that now has over 915,000 subscribers worldwide and 90 million views. His 21-day challenge has now been viewed by over 12 million people and marked his initial popularity.

Amy Griffin

Soccer

Served as envoy

  • 2023  –  Brunei

Amy Allmann Griffin has included soccer as a big part of her life and given back to the game whenever the opportunity arises, including being a member of the inaugural World Championship team in 1991. Following her playing career, Griffin was one of the first 20 women to earn her USSF “A” coaching license and began a career of coaching. Griffin started the program at the University of New Mexico in 1992, and then moved to Seattle as an Associate Head Coach at the University of Washington for 24 years.

Vlastimir Davidovic

Soccer

Served as envoy

  • 2023  –  Bangladesh

Vlastimir Davidovic is currently a head coach at Phoenix College of the Men’s Soccer team in addition to a youth head coach role at Real Salt Lake – Arizona working with three boys Elite Academy teams ages U17, U15, and U14.

Vlastimir is a passionate and experienced soccer coach and soccer ambassador who loves using the power of the beautiful game to guide student athletes of all ages to accomplish individual and team goals, but more importantly to positively impact players in establishing overall well being and in becoming good citizens.

Schellas Hyndman

Soccer

Served as envoy

  • 2023  –  Bangladesh

2023 United Soccer Coaches recipient Honor Award
2020 Selected into United Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame
2019 5th Division 1 Coach to Win 500 Games
2015 Inducted Into Southern Methodist University Hall of Fame
2010 MLS Coach of the Year
2008 – 2013 FC Dallas Coach
2005 President of United Soccer Coaches Association
2004 Director Of Coaching NSCAA
2001 Inducted into Eastern Illinois Hall Fame

Jennifer Ruiz Williams

Soccer

Served as envoy

  • 2023  –  Colombia

Jennifer Ruiz Williams is the current head coach at UNLV in Las Vegas, NV & has a United States Soccer ‘A’ License. Prior to coaching, she competed in the NWSL with Reign FC. From the age of 19 to 33, Ruiz Williams played with the Mexican National Team. She competed in the 2015 World Cup, earned three Pan American Games medals, qualified for the Olympics, & played in several other international games & tournaments. Ruiz Williams has also spent time with CBS Sports as a TV analyst. She is a Teach for America alumna with an MA from Loyola Marymount and a BA from UNLV, where she played collegiately.

Christina Murillo

Soccer

Served as envoy

  • 2022  –  Montenegro
  • 2023  –  Colombia

Christina Murillo Sanchez is currently a Director for Chicago Fire FC and oversees 13u-15U age groups as well as being an Olympic Development Coach. She supports the Chicago community in her role through fundraising and outreach efforts that support with creating more opportunities. She previously was signed to Chicago Red Stars back in 2018 and in 2017 competed in Champions League with Gintra Universitetas getting to the round of 16. She represented the Mexican National Soccer Team from 2009-2018 and participated in the World Cup at the U17, U20, and Senior Level receiving 46 caps with the senior national team . Murillo was one of the first women to be part of the FIFA video game back in 2015. At University of Michigan, she competed with the team from 2011 to 2015 while taking off the 2014 season to train and compete at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She was captain of the University of Michigan and made the all-Big Ten Tournament team her senior year. Murillo currently holds the record for most assists in a game at her university and was the first student athlete from Michigan to participate in a FIFA World Cup at the senior level.

Bonnie Young

Soccer

Served as envoy

  • 2022  –  Trinidad and Tobago
  • 2023  –  Saudi Arabia

Bonnie currently coaches in USYS ODP program with the Midwest and West regions, the Colorado Select program, and Elevation soccer club.

Young had been the director of the FC Boulder girls academy since January, 2018 and has previous experience playing professional soccer.
Young has more than 17 years of experience in coaching and club leadership across all levels, from recreational soccer through women’s professional soccer with the Chicago Red Stars and the Washington Spirit.