2009 – SOCCER – POSTHUMOUS
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.