Archie Strimel
Cecil High School
Soccer – Posthumous

Outstanding 3 sport athlete – soccer, basketball & baseball

Member of the 1935 Cecil High School Class B Championship basketball team

Played organized soccer before his 16th birthday

Local affiliations included:
Cuddy & Beadling soccer teams
Curry Vets of Pittsburgh

At age 30 selected as the starting goalie for the United States in the 1948 London Olympics.

Had 2 international appearances with the US National Team the same year.

Declined an offer to play professional soccer for Belgium.

Invited to try out with the Brooklyn Dodgers at age 28.

Inducted into the Soccer Independent Athletic Alumni Association in 1973.

Inducted into the Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 1978.

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