1978 Men's Soccer
1978 Men's Soccer
Year: 2003
Team: Soccer

1978 Men's Soccer Team

New England Champions

NCAA Division III Final Four

Standing (L-R): Coach Ron Shewcraft, Neal Symonds, Peter Doane, Jimm Hubbard, George Driscoll, Dick Bishop, Jeff Apostolakes, Mike Mason, Jay Sacchetti

Seated (L-R): Peter Kotch, Rick Labonte, Tony Crescitelli, Dick Lentner, TJ Martin, Bob Pasquale, Gary Shottes

#2-Jay Sacchetti, middle-Mark Ostrander, far side-Dick Lentner

Over 4,000 fans came to support the Mohawks run to the NCAA 1978 Final Four

Head Coach: Ron Shewcraft

Assistant Coach: Robbie Lieberwirth

Trainer: Paul Grace

Manager: Neil Symonds

* Richard “Dick” Bishop (1983)

Richard was a 3-year member of the men’s soccer team while attending the college and was an assistant coach in 1993 under Coach Shewcraft. In 1981, he was selected as team tri-captain and was also named All New England the same year. Richard is self employed in the telecommunication industry and lives in Dover, MA.

* Tony Crescitelli (1992)

Tony was a 4-year member of the men’s soccer team and was a two-time selection to the All-New England team in 1977 and again in 1978. Upon leaving the college, Tony enjoyed a successful run in the professional ranks as he played for the Washington Diplomats and Team America in the NASL as well as the Buffalo Stallions in the MISL. Tony was inducted into the Hall of Fame as an individual in 1998.

* Peter Doane (1982)

Peter was also a 4-year member of the men’s soccer team and was awarded the Louis Parisien Award for the outstanding male student-athlete in his senior year.

* George Driscoll (1980)

George was a 4-year member of the men’s soccer team while at the college.

* Jim Hubbard (1982)

Jim was a 4-year member of the men’s soccer team and was a two-year captain and team MVP.

* Peter Kotch (1982)

Peter was a 4-year member of the men’s soccer team as he was a standout goalie, earning the Louis Parisien Award for the outstanding male student-athlete in 1980. At the conclusion of his collegiate career he was drafted by the Hartford Hellions in the MISL in 1980-81. Peter was inducted into the Hall of Fame individually in 2000.

* Richard Lentner (1980)

Richard was a 3-year member of the men’s soccer team and a 2-year member of the men’s basketball team while attending the college.

*Jay Sacchetti (1980)

Jay was a 2-year member of the men’s soccer team, being name co-captain of the 1978 squad. He was also an assistant coach for the program in 1979.


* Gary Shottes (1980)

Gary was a 4-year member of the men’s soccer team being name the team MVP in 1979. In addition, he was named First Team All-MASCAC and named to the 1979-80 Who’s Who in America’s Colleges and Universities. He also received the “Bucky” Bullet Student-Athlete Scholarship in 1979.

* Jim Sweeny

Jim was a 3-year member of the men’s soccer team. After leaving the college, he continued to play with several semi-professional teams and in the men’s division of the Bay State Games. He received his Bachelor’s from Northeastern University and his master’s from Boston University.

Jeff Apostolakes

Larry Bengel

Peter Chiklas

Paul Kascack

Gerry Kirby

Rick Labonte

Mike Mason

TJ Martin

Chris Mattingly

Mark McCarthy

Peter Morris

Tom Murphy

Mark Ostrander

Bob Pasquale

Tim Reagan

Scott Shelman