July 10, 2013

Grove City inducting three into Soccer Hall of Fame

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Grove City College will induct three men into its Menís Soccer Hall of Fame during Homecoming Weekend October 5. Harvey Miller '40, Tom Fleming '75 and Matthew Towle '93 comprise the 13th class of inductees. Their induction brings the total number of inductees to 34.

Miller played on the first two varsity men's soccer teams at Grove City in 1938 and 1939. He lettered in 1939 after helping Grove City to a 2-2 record.

Miller also competed in swimming and tennis at Grove City from 1937 to 1940. He became a Trustee of the College in 1963 and currently serves as Trustee Emeritus. In 2009, Miller received the inaugural Grove City College Athletic Heritage Award in recognition of his lifelong service to the College.

Fleming earned three letters at stopper, sweeper and outside back for Grove City from 1971-74. As a junior in 1973, Fleming earned Honorable Mention All-West Penn Intercollegiate Soccer Conference (WPISC) recognition. He then co-captained the 1974 squad and earned First Team All-WPISC as a senior. His teammates selected him as the team's Most Valuable Player.

Towle started all four seasons in goal for Grove City (1989-92) and compiled a 1.05 goals-against average for his career. He earned First Team All-WPISC and First Team All-Presidents' Athletic Conference in each of his final three seasons. He also earned the team's Outstanding Junior award in 1991 and team MVP as a senior captain in 1992.

Grove City established its Menís Soccer Hall of Fame in 2001. The honorees will be introduced and recognized before the annual Hall of Fame Game October 5, which features alumni against current varsity players. 

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