William and Mary Men's Soccer (Images of Sports Series)

William and Mary Men's Soccer (Images of Sports Series)


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William and Mary Men's Soccer (Images of Sports Series) by Al Albert

From its humble beginnings as a club team with hand-me-down football jerseys, William and Mary men’s soccer team has become an exemplary intercollegiate program. Whether judged by their 30 consecutive winning seasons or the success of their graduates—including Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart and MLS stars Wade Barrett, Steve Jolley, and Adin Brown—Tribe soccer has become what college soccer should be. For almost 50 years, William and Mary has not only developed outstanding individuals and teams, but has also exerted an amazing amount of influence on soccer in their community by contributing to the growth of youth, high school, and women’s soccer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738566948
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 04/06/2010
Series: Images of Sports Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,237,675
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Author Al Albert was a William and Mary soccer player in the late 1960s and then coached the team for 33 years, from 1971 to 2003. He is now the associate director of athletic development at the College. The original photographs in this book are from William and Mary publications, the William and Mary Sports Information archives, and the author’s personal collection.

Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Acknowledgments 8

Introduction 9

1 Club Soccer to Varsity 11

2 First Steps Forward 21

3 The Rise of Soccer in Virginia 35

4 Beginnings of National Prominence 43

5 Back to the Show 51

6 Consistent Postseason Play 59

7 Women's Soccer in Williamsburg 85

8 Honor Roll 95

9 The Spirit of Tribe Soccer 111

Lettermen 125

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