1978 Soccer Team

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1978 Soccer Team

The 1978 men’s varsity soccer team was Inter-Ac Champions with a record of 6-1-1. After a shaky 0-1-1 start, with a tie with Haverford School and a loss to Episcopal, the defending champs, the team ran off six straight wins to take the crown. The 3-0 win over EA was a crucial step in the championship stretch and featured THE SAVE by goalkeeper Marc Moss on a penalty kick. This team was a perfect blend of multi-talented athletes who overcame early season adversity and dedicated themselves to hard work and unselfish team play. 

The team was a great balance of strong defense: goalkeepers John O’Neill and Marc Moss; defenders John Harris, Joe Maher, and Sam Millington; midfielders Terry McLaughlin, Pat O’ Donnell, Michael, and Scott Wolf; strikers Jim Poff, Jeff Rickenbach, and Chris Stulb. Depth and support were provided by Jeff Beck, Steve Connolly, and Mike Longfellow. Numerous players garnered individual All-League and All-State accolades. The coaching staff consisted of head coach Jim Talbot H ‘81 and assistants Mike Disston ‘69 & Greg Myers.
By season’s end, CHA was co-ranked as the No.1 team in southeast PA along with Haverford High School whom CHA defeated 1-0 earlier in the season.

Jeff Beck ’82, Steve Connolly ’80, John Harris ’79, Michael Longfellow ’79, Joe Maher ’79, Terry McLaughlin ’79, Sam Millington ’79, Marc Moss ’79, Patrick O'Donnell ’81, John O'Neill ’80, Jim Poff ’79, Jeff Rickenbach ’79, Chris Stulb ’79, Michael Wolf ’81, and Scott Wolf ’80

Coaches: Michael Disston '69, Greg Myers, Jim Talbot H'81

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