The FOSS board has been working diligently to introduce new ways for members to stay connected, stay in touch and stay up-to-date on all of the happenings within FOSS as well as the men’s and women’s teams and the College. We are happy to announce two new avenues that are available for FOSS members, players and supporters.
With the help and leg work of our very own Duane Dyer, ’94, FOSS has its very own app which will connect the FOSS web pages, the men’s and women’s team pages and the FOSS board to its members. The app is free and can be found in the app store for Apple and Android devices by searching “FOSS” or “Friends of Senators Soccer.” This is a fantastic way to stay up to date and keep your contact information current. You can also connect with FOSS and the College through social media as well as stay up-to-date on upcoming events through the events page. Thank you Duane for your time and service to make this happen!
FOSS Web Pages
FOSS, in conjunction with the College, has launched FOSS web pages. With the help of D&E’s online communications coordinator, Jess Wilmoth, FOSS’s web pages are part of the D&E site. Features include a history timeline as well as our Coach’s Corner which will allow all of our alumni who are currently working within the soccer industry to network with each other as well as be an avenue for current players to connect.
News and Notes
HOF Inducts Atkinson
Soccer alumnus Lew Atkinson, '71, has been honored as part of the 2017 Davis & Elkins College Athletic Hall of Fame. Atkinson was inducted during the annual Senator Nation Weekend. Atkinson was a member of the Senator soccer team from 1967 to 1970, and part of the NAIA National Championship Teams in 1968 and 1970. In addition to the D&E Hall of Fame, Atkinson is a member of the U.S. Youth Soccer Region I Hall of Fame and has been awarded the Dr. Thomas Fleck Award for Excellence in Youth Coaching Education and Charlotte Marian Award for Long Term Service to Youth Soccer.
Grayson Inducted into HOF
Starting a new tradition, Senator Nation Weekend 2016 was a three-day event that included the dedication of the lights at Nuttall Field, Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony and recognition of student-athletes, along with alumni athletic team reunions. During the weekend, Senator soccer's Michael O. Grayson, ’80, was inducted into the D&E Athletic Hall of Fame. As a member of the Senator soccer team from 1976 to 1980, Michael achieved All-American (NSCAA) in 1977 and 1978, All-American (NAIA) each year from 1976 to 1979, All-South Soccer in 1976, 1977 and 1978, and Senior Bowl – East Team in 1980.
Hans into the Hall
During the FOSS reunion weekend April 17 and 18, 2015, Hans Wango, ’73, was honored as an inductee into the 2015 Hall of Fame during the 43rd Annual D&E Athletic Awards Banquet. Hans was a member of the 1968 and 1970 NAIA National Championship soccer teams. He was selected to the NAIA Division I Men’s Soccer First-Team, named an All-American player by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and received West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors in 1972.
Steinbrecher Inducted into WVSA Hall of Fame
Our own Hank Steinbrecher was honored by the West Virginia Soccer Association as part of the 2015 Hall of Fame class. Congrats Hank!
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