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Published on November 24th, 2016 | by Staples Soccer


Record Attendance For Turkey Bowl

Over 70 former and current Staples players — as well as sons, academy players, future stars and others — worked up a Thanksgiving appetite at this morning’s event Turkey Bowl game. That’s record participation for the annual event. The amount of fun, camaraderie and good times was sky-high too.

Three games were played simultaneously at Wakeman Field, with opponents rotating several times. The quality of play was excellent. The goal of the day was a combination between Chris Mitchell ’91 and Kyle Martino ’99. After 5 consecutive headers between them, Mitchell finished with a spectacular volley. That team included 3 All-Americans: Mitchell, Martino and Mark Noonan ’83.

Several alumni brought sons to the turf, including Rich Farquhar ’78, Dan Donovan ’82, Kent Thomas ’84 and Mitchell.

Stuart McCarthy ’79 and his son Michael ’10 formed a father-son duo. Jim Leonard ’77 and Charlie Leonard ’15 were an uncle-nephew pair. Brother acts included the Geringers, McNairs, Reids and Scotts.

There was no overall winner, because everyone there — including parents and friends of the program — won.

The event also raised money for the Loeffler Scholarship Fund.

One view of the large crowd of players…


…and another. (Photo/Ed Diamond)


Jim Bacharach ’72 and Mike Brown ’83 compare hair styles. Dan Donovan ’82 looks on admiringly.


Stuart McCarthy ’79 and his son Michael ’10.




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