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1977 Men's Soccer Team

In Avila’s first year of soccer, the team finished the season 10-3-2, and qualified for the NAIA district play-off games.  Avila was seeded third in the district play-offs, despite having a first year collegiate coach, Pete Tumminia, and a team comprised of 17 freshmen and two juniors.  Coach Tumminia went on to be named “Coach of the Year” that year, as the team finished the season scoring 57 goals and allowing only eight.  In the team’s 10 victories, eight were shutouts and six were consecutive.

The 1977 Avila College Men’s Soccer Team
Head Coach:  Pete Tumminia
Players: Mike Baechle, Wally Betz, Bob Brock, Nick Clapp, Tom Crook, Dan Daily, Eric Entzeroth, Mark Gebaer, Doug Helfrich, Jim Kelly, Nick Laposha, Jim McBride, Mark Meixner, Colin Novack, Mark Odenwald, Dave Potter, Larry Schrick, Spencer Spriesterback, Bill Swip, John Turek.


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