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Soccer at Wabash – Early days

The soccer team at Wabash is strong and well established and the fans are loyal and excited for this season. I thought this might be a good time to take a look back at the beginnings of this sport at Wabash.

The photo above was taken in the late 1960’s, although I don’t have a specific date. The Wabash Soccer Club was formed in 1965 with John Fischer as the driving force. He gathered a team,  lobbied the administration and, with help from John Ledyard, had taught many players the game (there were no mini soccer leagues for kids then). The students were new to this sport, but it was embraced and in 1966 the club had a full season.

It was decided that for the 67 season, soccer would become a varsity sport and a head coach, Phil Daly was hired.  With Fischer as assistant coach, soccer was up and running.

Here are a few pictures of the early days of soccer at Wabash…Enjoy!

Beth Swift

  1. Roberto Giannini

    Awesome! I love it. Thanks so much for this trip back to the beginning of soccer at Wabash. Not 100+ years like football, but four decades later getting stronger and stronger.
    Coach G.

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