The 2010 Alumni Soccer Game is in the books! After a well-played and even scoreless first half, the alumni struck twice in the second half to win 2-0, taking friendly revenge for last year's loss in the inaugural game. Dr. Jack Fish again coached an alumni team that was well-laden with talent from seasons past. Steve Fish '92 and Andrew Paleczny '07 each scored and assisted on each other's goals to lead the alumni. The defense of the alumni team was stellar behind defensemen Jon Marquez '97 and Craig Raymond '06, and goalkeeper Jesse Stoltz '06. The Eagles gave a great effort, but couldn't overcome injuries and playing with few subs to make it in the scoring column. Coach Steve Seeman even got into the game as a midfielder after some of his players had to come out with injuries.
Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2010 Alumni Sports Weekend a great success!
Standing (left to right): Craig Raymond '06-'09, Dan Petersen '05-'08, Andrew Paleczny '07-'09, Mitch Nelson '08-'09, Eric Messerly '09, Ben Ruter '08, Mark Messerly '07, Adam Leggett '02-'03, Dan Foster '87-'89, Jon Marquez '97-'99, Dr. Fish, Christian Boddy '09. Kneeling (left to right): Steve Fish '92-'95, Ben Brown '06-'08, Joel Hernandez '84-'85, Adam Crim '04, Jesse Stoltz '07-'09, Marvin Pitney '84-'86, Stefan Johnson '86-'89, Randy Fish '94-'00.
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The first-ever Alumni Soccer Game was a great time of celebration. One of the main purposes of the event was to recognize Dr. Jack Fish for his retirement after 25 years of coaching Emmaus soccer. Dr. Fish coached over 300 Emmaus students since 1984, and was instrumental in the growth of soccer in the community of Dubuque as well. Including current students, more than 35 of his former players were on hand to celebrate, with many more that wished to attend but were unable for various reasons. At halftime, three of Dr. Fish's former players (Jon Marquez '97, Dave Wilson '92, and Lorne Goggin '92) took turns sharing with the crowd some words of humor and encouragement for Doc and his wife, Nancy.
The game was enjoyable for all, despite the cold weather and wet field conditions. A very skilled team of alumni was able to give the Eagles some good competition, but went down by the final score of 4-2. Junior Rex Nelson led the charge with 2 goals, and junior Andrew Paleczny and freshman Matt Imhof each chipped in a goal of their own. Sophomore Mitch Nelson assisted on two of the goals and junior Eric Seeman and sophomore Aaron Fullan each had an assist of their own.
Highlights of the game for the alumni were goals by Mark Messerly '07 and Lorne Goggin '92, capped by the kind of celebration that only Lorne could pull off.
We look forward to having these events each and every year, and hope you are able to join us in 2010!
Standing (left to right): Jesse Fullan '08, Lorne Goggin '92-'95, Aaron Fullan '08, Ben Wakefield '08, Steve Fish '92-'95, Andrew Johnson '08, Dan Foster '87-'90, Johnny Bloom '06-'08, J.J. Routley '99-'00, Dr. Fish, Dave Wilson '92-'93, Stefan Johnson '86-'89, Jon Marquez '97'-'99, Joel Hernandez '84-'85, Rex Nelson '08, Andrew Paleczny '07-'08, Craig Raymond '06-'08, Youngho Shin '07-'08, Mitch Nelson '08, Justin Bracelin '06-'08, Ben Ruter '08, Eric Seeman '06-'08, Mark Messerly '07. Kneeling (left to right): Jesse Stoltz '06-'08, Randy Fish '96-'99, Marvin Pitney '84-'86, Neal Langill '87, Ashleigh Wilson '07-'08, Tim Stephenson '03-'05, Andy Stephenson '03-'05, Ben Brown '06-'08, Brad Meyer '03-'06, Adam Crim '04.
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