Peter Corn
Peter Corn
Hometown: New York, NY
Team: Soccer

Peter Corn '38
Hometown: 
New York, NY
Sport:
 Soccer
Year Inducted:
1986

As goalie, Peter Corn was a mainstay on one of the finest defensive units Brown soccer has ever seen. His four years of playing soccer at Brown were banner ones for the program under the direction of Coach Sam Fletcher, who was described by sportswriters of that time as “one of the greatest soccer coaches in the East.” Coming to Brown from New York, where he was an All-City player at Fieldstone High School, Corn posted a perfect record as a goalie for the freshman team: a 0.00 goals-against average. Brown won seven of its games that year, with Corn allowing not one shot to reach the net in the six games he was in goal. During his sophomore and junior years, he shared netminding duties while continuing to frustrate opponents. Corn’s record for the 1935 and 1936 seasons was 8-0-4, with a total of 13 goals allowed, and four shutouts. In his junior year, Brown won the New England Intercollegiate Soccer Association Championships, a performance that was nearly duplicated in 1937. Both Brown and Springfield College were undefeated that year, but because Brown finished with two ties and Springfield with none, the final standings sowed Springfield on top. Nevertheless, Brown’s was a stellar team featuring nine seniors who had played together since freshman year. One writer of the time claimed that no team in the country had a better defensive record that the Bruins. Coach Fletcher said that if he were asked to choose an All-American team, he would pick is entire defensive unit intact. Corn finished his brilliant career in the Brown soccer nets with a total of 17 goals allowed in 23 varsity games, for a .79 goals-against average, and with eleven shutouts. In his senior year, he set records for most shutouts in a season (7), most consecutive shutouts (6), and fewest goals allowed in a season (4). For his goalkeeping performance, Corn was named to the college All-New England soccer team. Today he lives in New York City, where he is a vice president with Shearson Lehman American Express.