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In the autumn of our lives we'll recall these years, tinted
with fond memories of the glad times spent in the City of
Brotherly Love. Each moment colored in its peculiarly
lovely hue, turning our horizons to flame with red and
orange. We are provided a sight no Tnortal painter could
duplicate. The breathtaking beauty is for us to retain in
our minds eye, sustaining the loneliness of winter with a
cherished warmth. Remembering that with the sunset of
the year reflected in these impressions we are offered the
promise of hope in the future.



1975
EXPLORER

LA SALLE
COLLEGE
PHILA, PA



10 ACTIVITIES

52 SPORTS

94 ADMINISTRATION/FACULTY

132 SPECIAL EVENTS

136 SENIORS

204 EVENING DIVISION








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SUNRISE



Each Philadelphia dawn seems
To flood the city with surprise.
Awakening spires and rivers to
The circle of a new day, igniting
The wupporting threads of
Bridges, nudging tugs and
Flat boats, while its fingers
Mingle with the smoke of factories.

The sunrise penetrates the
City consciously, resting on
Gargoyles and windshields,
Losing itself in air shafts.
It moves down Chesnut Street,
Bestows the accolade on
Independence Hall and winks
At restorations on the Mall.




MIST



At the very top of City Hall,

From William Penn's Hat this misty morning

I can see the templed Art Museum

Rising like a dream of Greece

At the far end of Franklin Parkway.

To the north, Broad Street blurs.

And buildings and all the movements

Of humanity blend into whitish mist

And mist into Slaty sky.

To the east the gray towers of

Franklin Bridge are faint

And unsubstantial over the invisible river.

And only memory points to the southwest

Where somewhere stands the Whitman Bridge.

Another day the mists will clear

So that even the suspension cords

Of Franklin Bridge will show sharp.

But half the beauty of any scene —

Of life itself - is in having

Some shapes undisclosed, some things

Left in mist for us to wonder at.





PHILADE^HIA SUNSET



AU cities are beautiful at sunset,

But Philadelphia brick aflame with ,

Parting sun is unmatd|pd.

Brownstones bum with memories.

Office towers become tne torches

Of the earth's last day.

No man escapes this fire;

It pierces hearts otherwise unmoved,

And asks a thousand questions.

Sunset colors Chesnut Street and lights
Windqw panes high above the garden
Of the Square. Walnut Street comes
Alive at tinttime with a splendour ..
That haloes Tired houses and renews -
Their youth. And all the while, the
Banners of the sun's farewell, flung ■^-
Across the Parkway, seek aad find W^
Lost mullions and forgo tten p ediments.








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Dr. Eugene Gallagher



Whenever a man of considerable stature passes from our
midst we are compelled, by his greatness, to search within for a
stray quality that will create an elusive bond between ourselves
and the substancial image of the man. This precise affinty is
epitomized in the feelings of those who came in touch with Dr.
Eugene J. Gallagher.

An alumnus of LaSalle and Jefferson Medical College, Dr.
Gallagher tirelessly served the medical profession he loved.
Besides being team doctor for LaSalle College, he was one of the
leading Physicians for the past four years for the Multiple
Sclerosis Basketball Classics at the Palestra, the Multiple Scle-
rosis Football Classics at Franklin Field and the All Star Foot-
ball Classic for Mental Retardation.

While Dr. Gallagher will be remembered for his vast philan-
thropic contributions, those who knew him personally recall a
warm human being and a good friend. Yet, it becomes impos-
sible to adequately recount his accomplishments in a mere
testimony of words We hope that by dedicating this year-
book to his memory, it will express our admiration and thanks at
being part of Dr. Gallagher's LaSalle.




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With luck on their side, November 10th dawned a beautiful
warm Sunday. The Open House Committee must have
breathed a sigh of relief for the blue skies and the tre-
mendous crowd. Committees and clubs arrived early to begin
setting up for the extravaganza, each hoping to win the
coveted prize "Best of Show" late in the afternoon.

Olney Hall boasted tantalizing dishes from all over the world.
The language clubs outdid themselves. Games of change were
also to be found and enjoyed. People rushed to claim their
plants from the Biology Department and gazed wide eyed at
the chemestry magic show performed by Ben Franklin. La
Salle in Philadelphia, the theme, was admirably carried out in
the dorms with a variety of ethnic pasteries available in the
lounges. But one had to eat quickly to make it to the Tap-Off
Rally at 2:45. The day moved gradually toward the finale. The
results of the hard work and patience came due in the
ballroom. The "Best of Theme" award was taken by the
Italian Club for their rendition of the Italian Market. "Best in
Business" went to the Society for the Advancement of Man-
agement and the "Best in Science" was awarded to the
Biology Department. The Ukrannian Club was deemed "Best
in Arts" while the Chymian Society received "Best of Show."
Having heard the results, the crowd slowly dispersed, a little
haggard but with a smile on most faces. LaSalle's 21st Open
House drew quietly to an end.



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Open House Chairperson Kathy McGrath stands between Exhibits and
Awards Co-Chairpersons Paulette Travers and Mary Schriver.



Stacy Fleming and Sue Kriessman Co-Chairpersons, Residence
and Welcome




Bob Liedke and Alan Howard, Co-Chairmen, Athletics & Tap-Off



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French Club



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The German Club has sponsored
films, hosted speakers in the fields
of translation and international
business opportunities, and pro-
vided tutoring and conversation
practice for German students. It has
also held numerous bake sales, and
was active in selling the Explorer.
As in the past, it participated in
Open House with an enactment of
the courtly tradition of medieval
Minnesang with authentic music
and costumes. Traditional German
folk-dancing was also demonstrated
and a German Puppenspiel was
presented for children. Partici-
pation was highlighted by the fact
that each member wore an authen-
tic costume representing an histori-
cal era or personage including me-
dieval crusaders tunics, brocade
robes, and cone-hat and gown; Mar-
tin Luther (complete with church
door and theses) and the traditional
dirndl.



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Italian Club



The Italian Club of La Salle
epitomizes all aspects of social
life on campus. Membership is
flexible and does not hold the ob-
ligations of fraternity life. It is
not a language club, but rather
has social orientation. The club
participates in intramurals, hay-
rides, bowling, and parties with
the booze cruise becoming in-
stitutionalized as a seasonal
campus event.



Kathy Amend, Harry McCann, Gary Venuto, Art
Calvo, Al Olizi, Denise Dempsey, Ben Natali, Gene
Noce.




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First Place Finish in Open House exhibit
competition.



Spanish Club



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Martin Ebley, Dr. Glenn Morrocco, Emily Baigas, Michelle Glodek, John Kelly,
Donita McRae, Linda Winton, Magdalina Weiss.



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Larry White, Pam Jelen, Matt Coleman, Anne Wilson, Barbara Swinand, Pat Nepps, Linda Pantano, Steve Frank, Debbie Wissman,
Ed Shaeffer, Steve Gauder.



Mathematics Club



Womens

Advisory

Council




Sitting: Nora Kramer, Betsy Thornton, Madeline Best, Ellen Walsh, Kathy Strathmeyer. Standing: Eileen O'Hara, Lavonne Neal, Laura
Pollio.



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Larry Ranallo



Rocco Centonze



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This year, the Economics Hon-
or Society Omicron Delta Epsilon
organized the department exhibit
for the annual Open House. Ca-
sino Royale was the theme of the
exhibit which included different
types of gambling and refresh-
ments. The society also offers a
tutorial program for students
having difficulties with their eco-
nomic studies.



Omicron

Delta

Epsilon



Bill Michetti, Wanda Alba, Dr. Joseph Kane, Rocco Centonze, Donita McRae, Larry Ranallo, Paul Blinn, Mike Santoro



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Jack Dudish and Dave Trumbore



Alpha Epsilon Delta



Alpha Epsilon Delta is a society composed of students who are interested in health careers following
undergraduate work. The society is international in scope and a member of the Association of College Honor
Societies. Students are invited to pledge membership providing they meet the national requirements
regarding academic endeavors. As a group, they strive to recognize excellence in scholastics and promote
cooperation among students and educators in acquainting students with professional careers.








Nate Holtzman, Mary Beth DeCresente, Chris Bonnani, Carol Carraccio, Debi DiCintio, Kathy Ritvalski, Dave Trumbore. Second Row:
Augustine Au, Frank Mondimore, Ira Spiro, Joe Dougherty, Mas Signoretta, Mike Alekiva. Third Row: Gerry Burke, Steve Fracek, Bob
Siegel, Mark Gladnick.



Chymian
Society




Bottom: Bob Wilczynski, George Zimmerman, Cindy Bonatucci, Jim Santo, John Scanian. Standing: Peggy f^lanagan, Eileen O'Hara,
Mike Babieli, Tom Evans, Al Sachetti, Joanne Miliken, Bill Saxowe, Dot Cudemo, Tim O'Grady.



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Frank Scheld, Beth Felinsky, Mike Salvo, Luigie D'Avlerio, Anay Lacy, Henry Dardos.



Newtonian
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Kneeling: Harriet Hermann, John Alden, John Gallagher.
Standing: Marianne Paperiello, John Mastronardo, Ed Haney,
Glen Bortnick, Kathi McDonald, Dick Lynch, Barbara Brann,
Dr. Joseph Kovatch, Mary Hunt.



Psychology Club




Kathi McDonald conducts an experiment during Open House.



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Accounting Association

Sitting: Tom Ballezzi, Jerry Kolchanski, Pat Saviano,
Rosemary Gallagher, Mr. Michael DeAngelis. Standing:
Frank Pasquini, Paul Serano, Roni Gorden, John Woods, Jim
Plewes, Tony Chivarilli, Jerry O'Neill.



Irene Dymek, Paul Serano, Tony Chivarilli, Jerry O'Neill.
Standing: Jim McBeath, Denise Braden. Jim Plewes, Tom
Ballezzi, Pat Saviano, Jerry Kolchanski, Roni Gorden.



Beta Alpha




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Women's
Business
Organization




Azeb Tekie, Theresa Dempsey, Denise Braden, Elizabeth Kuehi, Mary Ann Pantano, Mary Carolyn Tadrzak

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Marketing
Association





Chuck DiChristopher, Theresa Dempsey, Brad Master, Mary Maturzo, Sam Canone



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Society for the
Advancement of
Management



The basic function of SAM is to give the serious
student an adequate exposure to the real world
of business. The idealistic atmosphere that the
classroom offers is a far cry from the practical
knowledge so necessary today. The Society for
the Advancement of Management affords a stu-
dent the opportunity to meet the people who
possess experience in the field of business. Such
interesting and informative speakers as Floyd E.
Justice, Jr., J. Edward Kranz and Warren G. Orr
are but a few of the experts who have explained
the problems one might encounter.




John Pizzo, John Bacanskas, Audrey Marches!, Albert DePalantino, William Scandone, John Belusik, Joan Zidel



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PRESIDEXT'S GUARD

Kneeling: Mike Murphy, John DeFerdinando (Cmdr.), Ray Melnyk. Standing: Lt. Col. Peter J.
Drury (PMS), Rick Hutchinson, Chuck McClain, James Dougherty, Jeff Raske, Joseph Ratti,
SGM John A. Thomas (Moderator).



R.O.T.C.



The purpose of the Ranger Unit is to establish in each individual cadet the qualities of leadership and self
confidence. The training is rigorous and demanding yet it is a satisfying endeavor for those geared to this
style . . . The drill and rifle teams are branches of the R.O.T.C. Unit and these aid by instilling a coordination
and espirit de corps vital to a successful unit. On December 7, the Drill Team captured first place in the Basic
Team Drill at the Lehigh Drill Meet. On the lighter side, the Caisson Club, the social organization of
R.O.T.C. provides its members with a great deal of needed relaxation.




Bob Appleby, Mike Taylor, Kathy Knappik, Sue Trout



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RANGERS




Kneeling: George Maleno, Mike Taylor, Yves Fontaine, Tom Collins. Standing: John Kril (XO?, Brian McVan (Cmdr), Jim Kilgore, Sue
Trout, Bob Appleby, John Hartigan, Kathy Knappik.



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Campus
Ministry




Willie Lopez, Sharon McQuade, Julie Stout, Fr. Frank Farsaci




Historical Society







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Sitting: Anne Marie Smith, Kathy DeHaven, Gail Olkowski, Margie Madden, Kathy Shaw, Karen Medvic. Standing: Marie Barone,
Gloria DeAngelis, Roseanne Sansone, Manan Uuccafurni, Dianne Fabii, Kathy Schrader, Lenora Spina, Denise Braden, Linda Patti,
Sally Fischer, Maureen McNally, Pat Dressel, Anita DiSandro, Maggie Green.



Gamma Sigma
Sigma




Margie Madden and Ed McFadden



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Rick Votta, George Case, Steve Van Osten, Frank Gangemi, Ralph Ehinger, Bemie Vaughan, Al Soliday (President), Joe "Viejo" Moran
(Moderator), Gerry Earth, Mike McGirney, Mark McGovern, Martin Pranscavage.




Sigma Phi
Lambda



In today's age of individualism, many
fraternities have lost the distinctiveness
with which they were founded. One no-
table exception is Sigma Phi Lambda.
The quality and durability of its service
to La Salle has been a matter of record
since 1935, and the personal value of that
tradition has increased for its brothers
with each graduating class. Not many
social fraternities on La Salle's campus
can claim the same support from its
alumni that Sigma Phi Lambda enjoys
perennially. For forty years the most im-
portant purpose of the fraternity has re-
mained unchanged: to foster friendship
within the college community and to en-
courage loyalty to the college itself.



Blood drive sponsored by TKE



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Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi is the only professional business fra-
ternity of the campus of La Salle College. The brothers
of Delta Sig annually sponsor a Christmas party for
underpriveleged children. This year's party was held in
the LSC clubroom for the children of the Lindenfield
project. To comment on various business opportunities
around the city, the brothers sponsor professional speak-
ers. These are open for the benefit of all LSC students.
To assist students in obtaining jobs after graduation,
the brothers co-sponsor Beef and Beer Night, which is an
informal meeting between students and recruiters. Fi-
nally, the brothers take an active part in intramural
programs, both frat and open leagues.




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Rush Week




LA SALLE COLLEGE

EPSILON SIGMA

APRIL 20. 1963



Sitting: Joe MeCaffery, Frank Mallon, Jim McBeath, Jim Plewes, Mike Smith. Standing: Tom Kauffman, Ed Sullivan, Tom Ballezzi,
Jack Grace, John Woods, John Arent.



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Student

Programing

Association



Front Row: Len Kosinski, Pete Magolda, Ray Foran, Paul Morrison, Mike
McHugh, Marilyn Yancey, Amando Reyes. Back Row: Willie Lopez, Roger
Carmonica, Mary Ann Pantano, Roger LaRoss, Jack Samuels (Moderator).




The Student Programming Association is just
finishing its first year of servicing the La Salle
community. It was established this past August
as the successor to the College Union Com-
mittees to ensure that students are directly in-
volved in the selection and operation of the
Union's programs. Although much time has been
devoted to organizational structure and member-
ship this year, a great deal of programs, more
than there has been in the past several years at
the Union, have been presented by SPA.

This group has carried out both weekend and
weekday film series; various social programs in-
cluding dances, plays, concerts, magicians, and
lecturers from the entertainment industry; and a
coffeehouse program. SPA also conducts various
service programs and co-sponsors the Diversion
Series with the College Union. It is hoped that
the future will bring bigger and better things to
this new. but already vital student group.




Brandy wine



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St. Thomas More
Law Society



Among the accomplishments of
the St. Thomas More Law Society
are: 1) presentations by speakers in
the legal profession and in the pub-
lic arena including D.A. Emmet
Fitzpatrick, Judge Armand Delia
Porta, Judge Liza Richette, and
state representative Hardy Wil-
liams, 2) counseling sessions and
interesting topical presentations by
representatives of law schools in-
cluding Mrs. June Kahjarvi of
Georgetown University, and Dr.
Carl Singley of Temple University
and 3) trips to local law schools:
Rutgers University, University of
Pennsylvania, and Temple Univer-
sity. We also had a tour of a center
city law firm.



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Terry Kennedy, Jeff Zimmerman, Tony Ricci, Jim Lily, Dwight Evans







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LaSalle Singers



This season, 1974-75, marks the thirty-fifth anniver-
sary of the La Salle Singers. Their history began in
the quiet fall of 1939. The campus was small and its
only boarders were the football players who found it
too taxing to return home after morning classes and
afternoon scrimmage. The administration though
some sort of cultural activity should be stressed as
long as these students remained on campus. The
boarders suggested a choir and their idea was accept-
ed.

Brother Anthony Wallace organized the first group
as mainly an on-campus activity which doubled as a
social organization. In that peaceful fall of 1939 sixty
students joined the Glee Club. They would rehearse in
the only facility that could supply accompaniment -
the college chapel, under the able direction, of then
senior, the late William Cavanaugh [who would return
for many semesters as conductor.]

In recent years the group has sung on radio station
WIP and last Christmas they sang a concert on TV
Station KYW [which was repeated again the follow-
ing year. Every year the choir sponsors a Choral
Festival for neighboring high schools and this year a
Gala Thirty-fifth Spring Concert is planned, preceded
by the annual banquet.



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Gerry Hanlon, Paul McLoone, Jean Parker, Jeff Fox, Mike Visco, Nancy Webb, Ed Hoffman, Gary
Hopkins, Howard Goldstein, Harry Girsh.




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Masque



Forty years since its inception, the Masque is continuing
to provide LaSalle with a delightful array of entertain-
ment. This past season saw Jim Clark recreate his magic
in the incredibly humorous play on words, Babel. In
addition, we'll never forget the wonderful production of
Arthur Miller's play The Crucible and the stellar per-
formance given by Kate McCauley. These are but two of
the enjoyable shows presented by this highly profes-
sional group. Other productions that received high ac-
claim were A Taste of Honey and The Odd Couple.



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The Cast of "A Taste of Honey"



Ruthann Worthington



Student Government



This year brings a new and diverse group of people to Student Government. Combining with a core of
extensive experience and the influx of some new ideas, invigorating and bright programs have been made
possible. Open House, Buzzy Linhart, student forums. Nutshell magazines and telethons have all been the
products of this new mindset. Increased class government integration has strengthened. In the foreground
are plans to use students as academic counselers in preregistration as well as the operation of a used book
exchange and a joint social program offered by all classes.




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Mary McCarthy



John Grace, Jay Spaziano, Chip Dearloff, Ke\nn McKuen.



Residents Council

Residence Council, the student governing body of the
LaSalle dorms, serves as a link between the residents
and the administration. It is composed of a representa-
tive from each of the floors, a student-elected President,
Vice-President and Treasurer. Residence Council coordi-
nates intramural sports, Faculty Lecture Series and Hu-
man Secuality programs. In additon, trips to concerts,
museums and theatres are frequently sponsored. Resi-
dence Council also provides, coffee hoses and other social
activities throughout the year for residents and their
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Bottom Row: Nancy Webb, Marian Cappelo, Mary Lynn Hensler, Colleen
Ruane. Second Row: Rosie Guerin, IMary Ann Gwiazdowski, James Bernardo.
Back Row: Ray Schutzman, Rich Stanko, Phil Constantino, Paul Kuny, Dennis
O'Dowd, Frank Flood.




Kathy Slomski



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Grimoire

The Grimoire is La Salle's stu-
dent arts magazine which is pub-
lished annually and issued to the
college community free-of-
charge. It affords talented stu-
dents the excellent opportunity
to exhibit their aesthetic abili-
ties. This is not strictly a literary
publication but welcomes all me-
diums of expression. Grimoire
traditionally provides La Salle
with a delightful selection of
sketchings and photography, not
to mention the prose and poetry.




Nina Fenwick, Elizabeth McGinley, John Haney, Beth Stahleclter, Larry Bowman, Dan Frieker, Ira
Spiro.



LaSalle
Band




COLLEGIAN fe-



Operating on a weekly basis the forty
staff members and editors of the Col-
legian attempt to fullfill three roles on
campus. To provide the community
with a weekly newspaper of the high-
est journalistic quality is the primary
function. Secondly it provides a train-
ing ground for those with interest in
the field of journalism as a career.
Finally it affords the student body as
a whole the ability to exercise what-
ever writing talents he or she may
possess.

Along with the regular issues, a yearly
Basketball Supplement, Lampoon Is-
sue, and other special publications,
when the need arises, give the staff
the chance to display their talents in a
wide variety of assignments. The Pho-
tography staff, with their own dark
room, also offers all staff members the
opportunity to familiarize themselves
in various aspects of photography.



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Bob Donovan



Staff Conference



Explorer



Together - we have learned to live as one.

We came, insulating our fears with boastful

accounts of deeds past.

Yet as we gained acquaintance and molded

relationships

We gradually began to see ourselves.

Now time allows us to look back and the

moments we've shared

Become so real, so treasured.

We have finally discovered friendship . . .

It is not easy to create a memory but when

done

It is far more difficult to forget one.




Bob Liedke



Alan Howard




Frank Flood



Mike Thompson




Dan Polastre



Kathy McGrath and Mark Speaker



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Sales Staff: Chip Behr, Jack Dudish, Mark Barry, Pam Jelen, Mark Grimm, Rosie Guerin, Kathy Moos, Frank Flood. Missing: Kathy
Slomski and Pam Haas.




Joan Collins



Penny Breen



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Brad Bentz - E.C.C. Most Valuable Player




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Soccer came of age at La Salle in 1974. This past
season was an unqualified success, culminating in a
divisional championship and a sterling 6-4-4 record. A
talented coaching staff blended returning veterens
with an exceptional group of freshmen to produce an
outstanding team. A stunning 0-0 tie with nationally
ranked Penn in the season-opener demonstrated the
strength of the stalwart defense which was to play an
important role throughout the remainder of the season.
In the Penn game, La Salle's supurb goal-keeper. Rich
Hoffman extended a string of scoreless minutes
which was to eventually reach a phenominal total of
638. Hoffman's excellence was mirrored in the
achievements of senior Brad Bentz, who was chosen
the most valuable player in the ECC. In addition, Billy
Powell, and freshman Vince Kelly joined Hoffman
and Bentz on the league all-star squad. The Explorers'


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