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Published on August 17th, 2015 | by Staples Soccer


New Soccer Shed Is Ready — And Amazing

A Staples soccer program team effort has resulted in a fantastic addition to Loeffler Field.

A new soccer shed is ready for the 2015 season. Designed by Chris O’Dell, and built by the freshman coach’s construction crew — with help from current players, over April break — the shed has now been painted.

Funds for the project came from money raised by the 2014 varsity, junior varsity and freshman teams during their car wash and Quiz Night fundraisers, with substantial help from the Top of the Hill Team.

The shed — featuring a special Block “S” that pops out of the front — is painted Staples blue. The side facing The Hill features the dates of all 12 state championships, and 27 FCIAC winners. There is room for plenty more.

For years, a kickboard (actually, several versions) sat on the endline near the field hockey field. When that field was turfed, the kickboard had to be moved against the fence. The most recent kickboard — paid for by friends and teammates of Doug Donovan ’79 — also doubled as a storage shed. The new version has plenty of room for storing balls, nets, corner flags, the sound system, and much more.

“This was a true Staples soccer program project,” says head coach Dan Woog. “It’s one more way to show off what we’ve done — and inspire the teams that have the same high aspirations.”

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