Published on October 14th, 2018 | by Staples Soccer1
Staples 60th Celebration: Photo Gallery
Rob Hagebak ’82 flew in from Maui. The early ’60s were represented by Burke Mandable, Jim Kaufman, Dave Olean, Jim Paull and Sam Pair. Chris Martenson ’18 came directly from playing a match for Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
There were scores more, from all over the country and all ages. Teammates reunited. Players who only knew one another by name — or had never heard of each other — met.
There were souvenir scarves courtesy of Bill Mitchell, artwork thanks to Peter Maric ’97’s cousin Elliot Gerard, and burgers and dogs from Staples’ Barbecue Club.
Loeffler Field was muddy, but the sun shone. Staples played trademark defense, kept the ball on the ground, and did everything but score in an exciting 0-0 draw with a strong Darien club.
That night, Dan Donovan ’82 and his wife Nicole hosted a fantastic party (though Dan was in California on business). The Donovans and Doug Fincher ’82 provided the beverages. Mike Carey ’01 — a producer at NBC Sports — showed a superb video highlighting 60 years of Staples soccer (link in separate story — coming soon).
It was a day — and night — to remember. Here are a few photos. See you at the 75th — and on The Hill many more times before that.