men's soccer Alumni
May 11: Brendan Murphy '02 is in his first year of coaching the FC Buffalo of the National Premier Soccer League. St. Lawrence players Andy Bednarsky and Ozzy Morales are suiting up for Coach Murphy this season. GOOD LUCK GUYS!
Here is another picture of most of the former Saints' soccer players who came to support the team at the NCAA Tournament in Williamstown, MA!
Nov. 19: Though the St. Lawrence University men's soccer team walked off the pitch without a win against Williams College last weekend, they were met by rounds of applause from a network of former players who recognized the efforts the Saints had given.
As a prelude to the alumni match, teams took to the St. Lawrence University Golf Course for a nine-hole captain and crew tournament. The teams were comprised of alumni, current players and parents, with a new trophy being donated by Garrett Quackenbush '95.
Ironically, Garrett and his team including Aaron Costello '15, Jeremiah Bunton '15 and Dan Marvin '12 won the tournament
Former Saint soccer players Eric Bunyan and Samantha "Sam" Bealer were married in Rye Brook, NY in June with a large contingent of former teammates and fellow Laurentians in attendance.
As a special treat for the St. Lawrence crowd, a familiar late evening Canton favorite was included in the wedding plans.
"To surprise our SLU wedding guests, I arranged
Former Saint soccer star Danny Annan '00 is one of six individuals who will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame Nov. 5. The bio on his presentation is below:
A first-team All America and the NCAA Division III Player of the Year for the 1999 season, Dan Annan Jr. helped St. Lawrence University's soccer team to 62 wins, three league championships, three NCAA appearances
Mark your calendar for April 28th 2012 for the next addition of the Saints Soccer alumni match. For the third straight year, we were able to field two alumni teams this spring. Once again Women's Coach Franco Bari '97 organized a golf tournament that was played Saturday morning before the Alumni game. Garrett Quackenbush ‘95 donated a permanent trophy
The 2011 Saints Men's Soccer Alumni Game was certainly an event to remember! A substantial crowd gathered around Sandy MacAllaster Field. A handful of Saints Alumni that were not able to play due to injury were able to view the match from the tremendous comfort and shade provided by the SS Sun Seeker, an RV commandeered and captained by alumnus Eric Bunyan '04. The Alumni Game, as always, demonstrated the profound importance of connecting the trinity of soon-to-be Saints, current Saints, and Saints Alumni through the game we love. The "beautiful game" once again brought us all together for an unforgettable experience of uniting the past, present, and future of the Saints Men's Soccer Program.
John Prokos '80 was inducted into St. Lawrence University's Athletic Hall of Fame in the Class of 2010! Congratulations John!
His Hall of Fame induction plaque reads:
"A two-time All State and All Conference player, John Prokos played on three league championship teams, the first Saint team to make the NCAA Division III playoffs and back-to-back ECAC championship
The 2010 St. Lawrence University men's soccer team announced its annual team award winners at the Alumni Banquet on April 30th. Brendan Gorman '12 won a trio of awards, while Sam DeMello '13 took home three awards as well.
This year's meeting among the Scarlet and Brown was a grand reunion between past and present Saints! Many a good story was told and new memories were made. A special moment occurred when Alumnus Ryan Carruth took the podium at the Awards Dinner and highlighted the importance of the deep brotherhood that connects all Saints Soccer Players, from then and now. Once a Saint, always a Saint.
AC St. Louis Player: Ryan Moore
Ryan is currently playing in the U.S. Soccer Federation Division 2 Pro League (The 2nd highest level of professional soccer competition in the US, just under Major League Soccer).
From the Sports section of THE KEENE SENTINEL, MONDAY, MAY 10, 2010:
Ryan Moore has always been told to follow his dreams, and since he was 8, those dreams have
Charlie Bour returned to St. Lawrence in the fall of 2009 as assistant men's soccer coach after coaching at the Blackwatch Soccer Academy in Albany and the U-14 and U-16 Boys of Latham Circle Soccer Club in the summer of 2009.
Charlie, along with fellow Saint alumnus David Osorno '08, played two seasons with the New York Shockers of the Premier Arena Soccer League (PASL) in which the team won the regular season league and competed in the national final tournament both years.
Tradition and customs will always be revered and refined; this process has been a natural occurrence in our global society for centuries. Acknowledging and adding to established tradition therefore is a historical catalyst for continued success. ‘Customs' and ‘tradition' has played a significant part in the achievements of the Men's Soccer Program. St. Lawrence Tradition is celebrated annually when former saints come marching in from all parts of the world. Such gatherings over prior years have offered much by way of providing an environment for the tenured Saints (Alums) of the program to share their experiences with current varsity squad. By default therefore, the same was expected of this year's gathering.
Former St. Lawrence University assistant coach Mike Toshak and goaltender Jordan James '04 were a part of the 2007 Houston Dynamo's MLS Championship team.
Man-I Beckford '01 reflects on his time at Pace University Law School, where he recently received his degree.
FC keeper and former Saints keeper Greg Sutton isn't tempted by overseas money; his priority begins and ends with family. (Article by Bill Lankhof, Toronto Sun)
The end of April marks an exciting time of the year for both alumni and current players from the St. Lawrence University men's soccer program. It's hard to believe that Canton, New York sees anything but subzero temperatures and snow, but in the latter part of April this year, the snow had melted and the sun was beaming on Sandy MacAllaster Field in preparation for what is commonly referred to as ‘D' Day by both current and former Saints soccer standouts, as the afternoon brought together players of yesteryear and today for a 90 minute matchup, one where the alums hoped to reckon with today's young squad and avenge the last year's loss.
Apr. 1, 2008: St. Lawrence University Athletic Director Margie Strait announced on Tuesday morning that Franco Bari, a 1998 graduate of St. Lawrence University and a National All-American for the men's soccer team, has been named the new women's soccer head coach, beginning in the fall of 2008.
"St. Lawrence is proud to welcome back a prestigious alumnus to lead the women's soccer
Jeff Barclay '84 is one of two former Saints soccer players who participate in the Men's Open Indoor League in Manchester, Vermont each spring. In 2007, his team, Pinkus Chiropractic, took top honors in the league, and Barclay found himself alongside former teammate Ward Kane '83.
"Ward and I were reunited via our team after 20 years or so!" says Barclay. "My first