Published on August 26th, 2018 | by Staples Soccer1
60 For 60: Week 2
Less than 7 weeks remain before Staples soccer’s 60th anniversary celebration. We’re continuing to count down 60 fun facts about our program.
Here are the social media posts from last week:
- In 1970-71, Staples soccer teams recorded a remarkable 25 consecutive shutouts. That includes FCIAC and state playoff matches.
- Albie Loeffler — founder of the Staples soccer program — died in 2009, the day before his 94th birthday. Two months later, the Wreckers won their 12th state championship.
- Staples soccer has won 16 straight Academic All-America honors from United Soccer Coaches. The award recognizes a team GPA of 3.25 or higher.
- Jeff Lea had the longest tenure of Staples soccer’s 3 full-time coaches. He retired in 2002 with a career record of 371-74-41.
- 11 members of the 1970 Staples team went on to become captains of their college squads.
- Staples soccer has never had an undefeated, untied season. The closest was 18-0-1 (1972), 13-0-6 (1973), 18-0-2 (1981) and 16-0-3 (1982).
- Joe Cuseo — the Staples soccer team bus driver — used to roll out a red carpet for the Wreckers as they arrived at away games. Coach Albie Loeffler was not amused.
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