1959 Saint Louis Billikens men's soccer team

The 1959 Saint Louis Billikens men's soccer team represented Saint Louis University during the 1959 NCAA soccer season. The Billikens won the first ever national title this season. It was the second ever season the Billikens fielded a men's varsity soccer team, and it is considered by many American soccer historians to be the start of a dynasty.[1]

1959 Saint Louis Billikens men's soccer
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NCAA Tournament, W 5–2 vs. Bridgeport
ConferenceIndependent
1959 record11–1–0
Head coachBob Guelker (2nd season)
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →

RosterEdit

  • Tom Barry
  • Gene Block (GK)
  • John Dueker
  • George Endler
  • Robert Endler
  • John Fuchs
  • Pat Griffard
  • Bob Kauffman
  • John Klein
  • Jerry Knobbe
  • Bob Malone
  • Terry Malone
  • Lee Manna
  • John Michalski
  • William Mueller (Gk)
  • Bob Pisoni
  • Don Range
  • Tom Richmond
  • Mike Shanahan[2]
  • Tom Trost

ScheduleEdit

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
Regular season
09-26-1959*
at Dayton W 10–0  1–0–0
Dayton, OH
10-03-1959*
at Illinois W 6–1  2–0–0
Champaign, IL
10-07-1959*
MacMurray W 11–1  3–0–0
St. Louis, MO
10-11-1959*
Indiana W 5–0  4–0–0
St. Louis, MO
10-17-1959*
at Michigan State W 4–2  5–0–0
East Lansing, MI
10-24-1959*
Chicago W 6–0  6–0–0
St. Louis, MO
10-31-1959*
Navy Pier W 8–0  7–0–0
St. Louis, MO
11-07-1959*
at Wheaton L 1–2  7–1–0
Wheaton, IL
11-14-1959*
Purdue W 5–0  8–1–0
St. Louis, MO
NCAA Tournament
11-22-1959*
vs. San Francisco
First round
W 4–0  9–1–0
Storrs, CT
11-26-1959*
vs. CCNY
Semifinals
W 6–2  10–1–0
Storrs, CT
11-28-1959*
vs. Bridgeport
Final
W 5–2  11–1–0
Storrs, CT
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from United Soccer Coaches. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The St. Louis Billiken's Soccer Club (2010). A Time for Champions: A St. Louis Soccer Dynasty. Rumford, ME: Virginia Publishing. pp. 5–18. ISBN 9781891442551.
  2. ^ "SLU Billikens History & Record Book" (PDF). SLU. 2015. p. 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-08-08. Retrieved 2018-01-18.