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Published on December 14th, 2009 | by Staples Soccer


Loeffler Indoor Tournament Set For December 30

All alumni and current varsity players are invited to the 2009 Loeffler Indoor Tournament:  Wednesday, December 30, in the Staples fieldhouse.  Players are asked to arrive by 5:45 p.m., for stretching and socializing.  Play begins at 6 p.m., with 2 games played simultaneously across the floor.

Parent and friend spectators are warmly welcomed too.

In 1963, Mr. Loeffler (2nd from left) posed with 3 members of his 1963 team.

Since Mr. Loeffler’s retirement in 1978, the indoor tournament has served as the major fundraiser for the Albie Loeffler Scholarship.  It has become 1 of the most prestigious awards at Staples, awarded annually to an athlete who participated in one of the sports Mr. Loeffler coached (soccer, basketball, baseball [or softball]).  Alumni are encouraged to make a donation before playing.

This will be the 1st Loeffler Tournament held since the death of the Staples soccer program’s founder last September, 1 day before his 94th birthday.  “We encourage donors to be particularly generous this year, both to honor Mr. Loeffler and in light of the economy and the ever-rising cost of college,” the Loeffler Scholarship committee said.

Donations may also be sent to the Loeffler Scholarship, c/o Dave Wilson, 28 Craw Ave., Rowayton, CT 06853.

For more information on the scholarship — including a list of previous winners — click here, or email

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