BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Twenty standouts from Campbell's storied men's soccer history have been named to the 1970s All-Decade team in a poll of school officials, coaches and alumni.
The second of five all-decade teams includes All-Americans, John Beyer and Mike Glover, as well as six Camel players who earned All-South region honors.
Under the direction of 1970 NAIA National Coach of the Year Jim "Catfish" Cole, Campbell won five District 29 titles and two Area 5 championships from 1970-76 before making the jump to NCAA Division I in 1977. Campbell won a school-record 16 games in 1970 en route to a 3rd-place finish in the NAIA National tournament. The Camels started the 1971 campaign 14-0-1 before losing in the Area 5 final.
Throughout the 2012 campaign, Campbell's 50th year of varsity men's soccer competition, all-decade teams will be announced.
The "Golden Season" celebration will be highlighted by an alumni gathering around Homecoming weekend, Oct. 19-20. A golf outing for Campbell men's soccer alumni and friends will take place at Keith Hills Country Club on Friday (Oct. 19).
On Saturday (Oct. 20), the Men's Soccer Alumni Game will kick-off at 11:00 a.m. at the Eakes Athletic Complex. Following lunch, the 2012 varsity will square off against Presbyterian at 3:30 p.m. At half-time of the Homecoming match, all Campbell men's soccer alumni will be recognized.
Campbell Men's Soccer 1970s All-Decade Team
Tai Adeleke (1969-73, Obaden, Nigeria) still ranks 16th on school's all-time scoring list with 70 points (30 goals, 10 assists); 1969 and 1970 NAIA District 29 champion.
Kelly Alford (1974-77, Hampton, Va.) All-South region (1976); 3-time team MVP (1975-77); Helped team win 3-straight NAIA District 29 titles (1974-76) and finish 6th in 1975 NAIA National Tournament; All-District 29 team.
John Beyer (1971-74, West Chester, Pa.) NAIA All-American (1974) and 2-time All-South Region (1972, 1974) back; 3-time All-District 29 fullback and team MVP (1972-74); NAIA District 29 champion in 1971 and 1974; twice presented Glen Brewster Memorial Award for leadership and courage (1971, 1973).
Eddie Brandle (1976-79, Raleigh, N.C.) still holds school Division I era (since 1977) record for saves in a season (145); ranks among school top-10 career goalkeeping leaders in saves, goals-against average, matches played and started; set school record with 24 saves in a game vs. Alabama A&M (10/7/77); presented 1977 Glen Brewster Memorial Award for Leadership and Courage when he played the season with a broken wrist; 1977 Greensboro Daily News All-State team; 1976 NAIA District 29 champion.
John Brite (1974-75, Hampton, Va.) 2-time All-District 29 forward who scored 21 goals in 2 seasons; back-to-back District 29 champion (1974-75) and NAIA national tournament 6th-place team.
John Bush (1970-73, North Wales, Pa.) team's leading scorer in 1972 (13 goals); 1971 NAIA Area 5 all-tournament team and All-District 29 team member when he scored a career-high 23 goals (9th all-time in school history); 3rd place in 1970 NAIA national tournament; District 29 champion in 1970 and 1971.
Tom Coutu (1971-74, Pocomoke, Md.) co-captain and All-District 29 back in 1974; helped team win District 29 titles in 1971 and 1974 and produce a 54-11-1 record during his career.
Rick DiCarlo (1972-75, Baltimore, Md.) scoring leader for 1973 (18 goals) and 1975 (12) squads; Still ranks 10th on school's all-time scoring list with 96 points (39 goals, 18 assists); career-high 4 goals in win at Pembroke State (10/15/73); All-District 29 forward.
Tony Ferrell (1973-76, Buies Creek, N.C.) 3-time All-District 29 midfielder; co-captain; 3-time NAIA District 29 champion (1974-76); Area 5 champion (1975); 6th place in 1975 NAIA national tournament
Mike Glover (1970-73, West Chester, Pa.) NAIA All-American (1970) and 2-time All-South Region (1970, 1971) defender; 1970 and 1971 NAIA Area 5 all-tournament team; All-District team and 2-time team MVP; 3rd place in 1970 NAIA national tournament; District 29 champion in 1970 and 1971.
Greg Gonzales (1976-79, Riverside, N.J.) still tied for 26th on school's career scoring list with 52 points (20 goals, 12 assists); career-high 4 goals at Methodist (9/21/76); led 1976 team in scoring (16 goals, 3 assists, 35 points); 1976 NAIA District 29 champion.
George Graham (1970-71, Florida, N.Y.) starting goalkeeper for 2-time NAIA District 29 champ and 1970 team that finished 3rd in the NAIA National Tournament; All-Tournament team at 1970 Area 5 tournament; 1971 All-District keeper
Bill Lanham (1973-75, Gastonia, N.C.) 2-time NAIA All-District 29 goalkeeper for 2-time District 29 champion (1974, 1975) and '75 team that finished 6th in NAIA national tournament.
Tony Lotierzo (1974-75, Mt. Holly, N.J.) 2-time 1st-team NAIA All-District 29 forward, who led 1974 team with 29 goals (still 5th in school single-season record book); 3 hat tricks in 1974; went on to play for Philadelphia Atoms of NASL.
Jerry Peele (1968-71, Fayetteville, N.C.) 2-time (1970, 1971) All-South region midfielder; 1970 and 1971 Area 5 all-tournament team member; All-District 29; 3 District 29 titles (1969-71), 2 Area V championships (1969-70); 5th in 1969 NAIA national tournament and 3rd in 1970.
Mike Sanaga (1974-77, Huntington, N.Y.) MVP of 1975 Campbell Classic and all-tournament defender in 1976 Campbell Classic; District 29 player of the week (9/22/75); Helped team win 3-straight NAIA District 29 titles (1974-76) and finish 6th in 1975 NAIA National Tournament.
Rusty Scarborough (1977-81, Buies Creek, N.C.) team's leading scorer in 1978 and 1979; appeared in 62 matches over 4 years; 1981 Glen Brewster Memorial Award winner.
Curt Schmeck (1971-72, 74-75, Nottingham, Pa.) 1975 All-District performer, who helped lead Camels to 3 District 29 titles (1971, '74, '75) and 6th place finish in 1975 NAIA national tournament.
Craig Winchell (1974-77, Covington, La.) All-South Region in 1976; All-District 29 (1975); led first NCAA Division I era team (1977) in scoring; still ranks 18th on school's all-time scoring list with 67 points (24 goals, 19 assists); 3 NAIA District 29 titles (1974-76); 6th place in 1975 NAIA national tournament.
Gary Woodward (1968-71, Norristown, Pa.) leading goal scorer (117) in NAIA history; 3-time, 1st-team All-South Region and All-District 29 team (1969, 1970, 1971); MVP of 1970 and 1971 Area 5 tournament; Set school goal scoring records that still stand in 1970 (35) and 1971 (38); 3 District 29 titles (1969-71), 2 Area V championships (1969-70); 5th in 1969 NAIA national tournament and 3rd in 1970; Campbell Sports Hall of Fame member.