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Published on November 28th, 2013 | by Staples Soccer


Turkey Bowl: The Air Was Cold, The Soccer Hot

Over 4 dozen alumni, current players and friends swarmed the Wakeman turf for one of the best Turkey Bowls ever. The temperature was freezing and a strong wind blew, but the quality of soccer — and the fun quotient — were both exceptionally high.

Seth Sholes ’78 and Stuart McCarthy ’79 represented the oldest classes. The goal of the day — for the 3rd Turkey Bowl in a row — came from Chris Mitchell ’91. The 40-year-old former Dartmouth College star proved that age is no barrier to ripping a crazy, bending shot. The best goalkeeping performance by a non-keeper was turned in by Nicky Hoberman ’07, a former All-Liberty League field player at Union College.

Charlie Leonard’s uncle Jim Leonard — himself a former Staples player — traveled the furthest to attend as a spectator. Jim is now the head of school at New Mexico’s Santa Fe Prep — and is an assistant coach of their varsity soccer team.

Next up on the winter schedule: the Loeffler Indoor Tournament, set for Friday, Dec. 27 (6 p.m., Staples fieldhouse).

Stuart McCarthy ’79 (left) and Michael McCarthy ’10 were not the only father-son players at the Turkey Bowl. Todd Coleman ’84 and his son Scott, and Kent Thomas ’86 and his son, also competed.

Turkey Bowl 2013.

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