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Published on September 2nd, 2018 | by Staples Soccer


60 For 60: Week 3

Just 41 days 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:

  • From 1967 through 1964, Staples’ soccer team never lost a home match.
  • Over 200 former Staples players have gone on to play college soccer. More than 50 became college captains.
  • Kit Ashby — father of Staples players Chris, Anson and Patrick — was Bill Clinton’s roommate at Georgetown University. As president, Clinton named Ashby Ambassador to Uruguay. Chris went on to play soccer at Georgetown.
  • Staples soccer has had 8 All-Americans: Ed Murphy, Phil Moen, Mark Noonan, Mike Clifford, Chris Mitchell, Kyle Martino, Brendan Lesch and James Hickok.
  • Current coaches Kurt Dasbach and Tom Henske each had a son play Staples soccer (Shane and Spencer). Former head coach Albie Loeffler’s son Paul played too.
  • The 1970 Staples team gave up only 2 goals all year — both in a 2-1 loss to Nyack, NY. The ’75 team also gave up only 2 — one in a 1-0 state tourney loss to Rockville.
  • Several Staples players starred in the nationally released movie “Manny’s Orphans. Current head coach Dan Woog played the referee.

Want to see a different “60 For 60” fact every day? Follow us on social media: Twitter (StaplesSoccer1) and Facebook (Staples Soccer).

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