Soccer

Harold Landesberg

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An avid sportsman and renowned in Philadelphia and Israel as a humanitarian and philanthropist, Harold Landesberg graduated from West Philadelphia High School where he was a second team All Public basketball player. He went on to Duke University where he played soccer tennis and basketball. Following his graduation from Duke he played professional soccer with… Read more »

Al Laverson

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Al’s accomplishments would fill a stadium, a museum and a gallery! Athlete, teacher, coach, writer, artist, sculpture, war hero and all-around great guy. His soccer career began at Central High School (1934-1938) as team captain. Then onto Temple University (1938-1940 and 1946), where he was captain and an All-American player. He played and starred in… Read more »

William P. (Pete) Leaness

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Dr. William P. (Pete) Leaness grew up in West Philadelphia and is regarded as the Dean of American Collegiate Soccer Coaches. He compiled a record of 245 victories, 97 losses and 36 ties during his 41 year tenure as Temple University’s head soccer coach, which began in 1930 following his graduation from the Temple School… Read more »