Published on October 1st, 2017 | by Staples Soccer0
“Etched In Stone” Alumni Event This Saturday
The Hill is a special place to watch Staples soccer. Saturday matches are even more special. Fans who can’t always come to weekday matches — including alumni — flock to Loeffler Field on weekends.
This Saturday — October 7 — is particularly noteworthy.
At 1:30 p.m. — half an hour before taking the field against division-leading Stamford — the Wreckers will honor players who died too young. A brief ceremony will formally dedicate the “Etched in Stone” project. The names of nearly 2 dozen booters (and longtime volunteer assistant coach Jim Kuhlmann) have been etched in the granite on the terrace.
“Etched in Stone” is made possible by the donations of alumni, in honor of Drew Tursi. His brother Brad was a key member of the 1996 team. When Drew died this past winter, Brad’s friends wanted to celebrate his dedication to Staples soccer. The project was headed up by Kyle Martino ’99, whose brother Wes played on that ’96 squad.
After Saturday’s ceremony and match, alumni are invited to play on Loeffler Field, in a classic pick-up match. And, of course, fans are invited to stay and watch. It will be one more way Staples soccer ties the past and present together — and builds for the future.