Alumni Spanning the Decades Return for Men’s Soccer 50th Anniversary

The Walsh men's soccer team celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the program on Saturday, October 23 with festivities that were befitting of the program's long history that began in 1970. The semicentennial reunion had been postponed until this year due to the pandemic.

Coach-Borroni-in-white-polo-blue-jacket.jpgFrom team members who played in the 1990’s such as Ron Mendel ’91 and James Muhl ’93, to recent graduates like Steven Taylor ’21 and Michael Presby ’21, dozens of alumni returned to Larry Staudt Field for a game against our cross-town rivals, Malone. Coach Gianfranco (Frank) Borroni who coached Walsh 72-81 also came out to celebrate, share stories and reminisce. He coached former men's soccer coach and current baseball coach Tim Mead when he played at Walsh between 1977-1980. The day started with an alumni tradition: a scrimmage game on the practice field with teammates and coaches spanning multiple generations and a special pre-game tailgate.

Check out the photo gallery by clicking here to see the alumni, current soccer team members and those who cheered them on!

Here are some highlights from the 51 seasons of Walsh men's soccer:
Overall record in games: 484-358-51
  • 28 men's soccer Walsh Wall of Fame inductees 
  • 2021 season features the first time Walsh has been nationally ranked since 2005. 
  • 30 postseason appearances (conference and national tournament combined)