1966 BOYS' SOCCER
YEAR OF INDUCTION: 2015
They and their predecessors laid the groundwork for Steinert High School’s rise to becoming a soccer power.
Somebody had to win the school’s first state championship in soccer and it was the 1966 squad that
accomplished that feat.
According to published reports, Steinert dominated the title game but a last-second goal by Bloomfield
left the score 2-2 and the teams were declared co-champions of the Group IV state tournament.
Legendary coach Bob Pivovarnick piloted the Spartans, nine of whom achieved all-county recognition.
Ken Hess was first-team all-county. Hess served as a co-captain along with Rich Borland.
Also providing leadership for the Spartans was Wolfgang Von Kornya, George Caruso, Frank Fratarcangeli,
Bill Povia, Joe Timko and Jeff Saams.
Many of the ’66 Spartans played the year before for the squad which set the then-school record for
wins (Steinert was 15-4-1 in 1965).
Steinert was 13-4-3 and captured that all-important first state championship in 1966.
Here is how the season played out:
Members of the '66 Steinert Soccer Team included Rich Borland, Ken Hess, Wolfgang Von Kornya,
George Caruso, Frank Fratarcangeli, Fred Jauss, Bill Povia, Tom Horncastle, Joe Timko, Dick Schnell,
Jeff Saams, Dave Baldauf, John Ferry, Dan Knox, John Klank, Mike Stricklin and Bob Smith. Michael "Bob"
Pivovarnick was the head coach.
Click Here to enlarge the team photo.
RETURN TO THE HALL OF FAME MEMBERS PAGE