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Wave announces 2013 Hall of Fame class


The Milwaukee Wave announced its 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees on Tuesday. Former players Jimmy Banks and Ricky Mobley along with Wave fan and Dawn Urban will be inducted on Jan. 12 during the Wave's game against Baltimore.

Jimmy Banks began his soccer career at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, earning All-American honors. He was drafted by the Milwaukee Wave and played for the team from 1987-93, and was an All-Star in 1992. Banks also played on the national level earning 35 caps between 1986 and 1991, two of those games being at the 1990 FIFA World Cup.

Banks became the head soccer coach at the Milwaukee School of Engineering in 1999, a position he still holds this day, and continues to do work with the Boys & Girls Club of Milwaukee. In 1999 he was inducted into UWM Athletic Hall of Fame.

Ricky Mobley played his college soccer at Campbell University where he started all four years and was an All-Big South conference selection for three of them. Mobley played defender for the Milwaukee Wave for seven seasons and was a member of the Wave's first championship team in 1997-98. He was also the team's defender of the year in 1996 and 1997.

Mobley was named second-team All-National Professional Soccer League after the 1996-1997 campaign. He retired as the all-time leader in block shots for the team. Mobley currently is the head men's soccer coach at Carroll University, and is pursuing his master's degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration.

Dawn Urban is has been an avid fan, a member of the Wave's Booster Club and an overall advocate for many years.

The Wave's next home game is Dec. 22.


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