Vaughn Irwin '53

Vaughn "Stu" Irwin earned four letters as a starting goalkeeper for the Grove City College men's soccer team from 1949 to 1952.

As a senior, Irwin helped lead Grove City to a 6-0-0 mark in 1952 - the program's first undefeated and untied season record.  Over his final three seasons, Grove City compiled a 14-3-3 overall record with Irwin in goal. The Wolverines went 6-2 in 1950 and 2-1-3 in 1951.

A graduate of Pittsburgh's Carrick High School, Irwin finished his career with a 1.2 goals-against average. He posted six shutouts over his final three seasons.

Legendary head soccer coach Bob Thorn cited Irwin as one of the top four players he coached during his 18 seasons in charge of the program.  The College inducted Irwin into its Men's Soccer Hall of Fame in 2006.

Irwin also earned multiple letters as a high jumper for the College's track and field team. He set a new College record in that event.

Irwin twice received nomination for Omicron Delta Kappa Sportsman of the Year while at Grove City. As a senior, he served as president of ODK as well as the Varsity G club.

He graduated from the College in 1953 with a degree in business administration. Following graduation, Irwin held various positions within the marketing department of IBM.

Irwin continued to excel in athletics after college. In 1991, he placed fourth in the pole vault in his age group at the National Senior Olympics.