Sports Wall of Fame

A. N. Myer Senior Boy's Soccer Team 1980

A. N. Myer Senior Boy's Soccer Team 1980
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In the spring of 1980, the A.N. Myer Senior Boy's Soccer Team completed a very
successful season, by capturing the OFSAA Soccer Championships. The Marauders defeated the Stamford Hornets 4-0 to complete an undefeated regular season of 8 games.
At the SOSSA Championships in Hagersville, the A.N. Myer Marauders advanced to the finals to compete for the Championship against Dennis Morris. Following two overtime periods, the Marauders defeated Dennis Morris on the 6th extra penalty kick by Neil McLeod. Having claimed the SOSSA title, the Marauders earned a berth in the OFSSA Championships which were held in Toronto. Despite being regarded as underdogs and playing in the toughest division, A. N. Myer advanced to the finals with victories over Vanier, Danforth Tech, and Sir John A. MacDonald.
The Championship game, played at the CNE Stadium against W.D. Lowe of Windsor, was decided in the second overtime period, when a free kick from Mike Lapoyda was headed home by Keith Jenkins for the winning goal. With this victory, the A.N. Myer Marauders became the first soccer team from Niagara Falls to win an OFSSA title.
Following the victory, coach Martin Bissell commented, "We were successful because every player played at his fullest potential." The A.N. Myer Senior Boy's Soccer Team played with pride and determination for their school and for the City of Niagara Falls. 
 

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14th Annual Induction Ceremony  14th Annual Induction Ceremony
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Title Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame - A N Myer Senior Boy's Soccer Team 1980
Description  scan from book 14th Annual City of Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony ; date of photograph unknown ; 1971-1990 era ;
Notes  This image may not be reproduced without the written consent of the City of Niagara Falls Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture;
 
 
 
 

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Team Member  Allen, Dean 
Team Member  Claussen, Peter 
Team Member  Compare, Nick 
Team Member  Fantinel, Ed 
Team Member  Gatto, Tony 
Team Member  Hare, John 
Team Member  Janvary, Al 
Team Member  Jenkins, Keith 
Team Member  Lopoyda, Mike 
Team Member  Marchese, Pete 
Team Member  McLeod, Neil 
Team Member  Mussari, Tom 
Team Member  Pagano, Joe 
Team Member  Paterson, Gord 
Team Member  Patterson, Dennis 
Team Member  Scerbo, Carmine 
Team Member  Stranges, Lou 
Team Member  Stranges, Vince 
Team Member  Styles, Darryl 
Team Member  Wilson, Kevin 
Team Coach  Bissell, Martin 
 
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