KEVIN WELSH


CLASS OF '71


YEAR OF INDUCTION: 2007



In 1971 Welsh dominated a scoreless tie in the Group IV final. It was the second of two consecutive state co-championship teams he played for. The tricky left winger was All-County and All-State his senior year and was on the New Jersey All-Star Teamís European Tour in 1971. He also played varsity basketball for Steinert.

At the University of Bridgeport, Welsh made All-New England four times, All-American in 1973 and played in the Senior Bowl in 1975. He set a Bridgeport record with six goals in one game. Academically he was even better, graduating Cum Laude and becoming a Rhodes Scholar finalist. A first-round draft pick by the Hartford Bicentennial, Welsh played eight years in the NASL, made the US Olympic Team, played in the 1975 Pan American Games and helped the New Jersey Americans to an ASL title.


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