Alex Eggers '51

Alex Eggers earned four letters as a goalkeeper and forward for the Grove City College men's soccer team from 1945 to 1951.

A 1945 graduate of McKeesport High School, Eggers played in goal as a freshman for Grove City. He spent two years enlisted in the 82nd Airborne before returning to Grove City in 1948.

Eggers moved to forward prior to his sophomore season and his game-winning goal in the season finale against Carnegie Mellon clinched the first undefeated season in program history.

Grove City finished 1948 with a 5-0-3 overall record. The next year, Eggers highlighted his junior year by leading the team in scoring. He recorded both goals in a 2-0 midseason win over Midwest powerhouse Wheaton (Ill.).

In his senior season, the Wolverines set a new program record for single-season wins by going 6-2 overall under head coach Bob Thorn.

Although he played on two of the most heralded teams in program history, Eggers gained his greatest level of satisfaction from playing 110 percent between the lines in every game.

The College inducted Eggers into its Men's Soccer Hall of Fame in 2010. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in business in 1951.

Eggers worked for United States Steel. After retiring from U.S. Steel, he founded both Wexwood, Inc., and Eggers Sales, Inc. He retired to his current home in Gainesville, Ga., in 2005.