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1976 Springfield College Men's Varsity Soccer Team

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1976 Springfield College Men's Varsity Soccer Team
This is a photograph of the 1976 Springfield College men's varsity soccer team.
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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College Archives Digital Collections
Springfield College Soccer Team Papers
Springfield College
Springfield College--Sports--Men
Springfield College--Sports
Springfield College--Soccer--Men
Springfield College--Soccer
Schmid, Irvin R.
Haley, Peter M.
Soccer players
Group portraits
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
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The team was led by Head coach Irv Schmid and team Captain Peter Haley. Haley suffered an ankle injury in the last pre-season exhibition game and did not play one game for the 1976 season. A photograph of team Captain Peter Haley on the left and Head coach Irv Schmid on the right. The men are bent down on 1 knee and a soccer ball is infront of the coach and captain. The team finished the season with a record of 5 wins, 8 losses, and 2 ties and were named ECAC Regional Champions. This was Schmid's 28th season as Head coach and he went on to coach for 8 more seasons before finishing his 26 season career with a record of 271 wins, 162 loss, and 60 ties, a winning percentage of .631. Peter Haley went on to coach the Springfield College Soccer Team for 27 seasons, from 1985 to 2011.