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Published on November 27th, 2014 | by Staples Soccer


Record Turnout Rocks The Turkey Bowl

Over 70 alumni, current players and friends packed the Wakeman turf for this morning’s annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey  Bowl.

It was a record crowd. Besides the stiff competition — featuring excellent Staples soccer — there was plenty of catching up, many congratulations (for successful seasons just completed, new jobs, etc.) and lots of laughs.

Steve Baumann ’70 — an All-American at the University of Pennsylvania and former NASL star — was the most seasoned player. Mark Noonan ’83 came the furthest distance, having just arrived from Maui. Jim Leonard ’77 was in from Santa Fe, where he serves as headmaster of Santa Fe Prep (and coach of their state championship varsity team). Jim’s nephew Charlie Leonard ’14 played too. Other relatives combinations included Stuart McCarthy ’79 and Michael ’10; Kurt Dasbach and Shane, and brother acts like the Geringers, McNairs, Reids, Pensaks, Birches and Hobermans.

Future Staples star Paddy Donovan was the youngest competitor. His father Dan ’82 also played.

Just before noon, it was all over. Wreckers old and young worked up great appetites for Thanksgiving — and had a ton of fun in the process.

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(Photo by Kim Lake)

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