Henry Tolman II '35
Hometown: Ansonia, CT
Henry Tolman, II ’35 was one of Brown’s mostbrilliant soccer goalies, earning first-team All-American honors inboth 1933 and 1934. The Exeter Academy star also had thedistinction of playing every minute of every game for four years.As a member of the 3-2-1 team of 1933, Tolman had three shutoutsand a 1.2 goals against average. In 1934, the native on Ansonia,Conn., served as captain of the first of Brown’s great soccerteams. Competing in the newly formed New England IntercollegiateSoccer League, Coach Sam Fletcher’s Bruins posted a 5-1-1record, including a 5-4 victory over Dartmouth and a 2-1 decisionover perennially powerful Springfield. Only a 2-1 loss to Harvardand a 1-1 tie with Yale marred the season. For part of his career,Tolman received private instruction on the art of goal tending fromJoe Kennaway, former goalie for a Scottish team and later for theNew York All-Americans, and the man who eventually succeededFletcher as head coach at Brown. When asked several years ago todescribe Tolman’s play, Kennaway smiled easily and said,“That boy was quick as a cat and never mademistakes. He was a real good one.” Tolman is retired afterserving as assistant general manager of United Shoe Corp., Shelton,Conn.