Allan T. Walsh
Allan T. Walsh
Hometown: Trenton, NJ
Team: Soccer

Allan T. Walsh '65
Hometown:
 Trenton, NJ
Sport:
Soccer
Year Inducted:
1976

Allan T. Walsh ’65, a man who played a leading role in the renaissance of Brown soccer, is the yardstick against which all subsequent goalies have been judged. At the Lawrenceville School, the Trenton, N.J. native was All-State in soccer and second team All-State in basketball. As goalie on the 8-2 Brown Freshman team of 1961, Walsh had sic shutouts in 10 games and allowed only seven goals all season. Brown won its first seven games in 1963, ended 10-1-1, won the Ivy League title for the first time, and played in the NCAA’s. Walsh allowed only 13 goals in 12 games, had three shutouts, and in three other games allowed only one goal. He made first team All-Ivy as a junior. “Allan was a tall, rangy goalie with quick reactions and excellent hands,” Coach Cliff Stevenson says. “Personally, I feel he was by far the finest college goalie in the country his last two seasons.” Walsh had the ability to fire the ball two-thirds the length of the field. The late Sam Fletcher, former Bruin coach, said at the time that he had never seen a goalie, college or pro, who could throw the ball so far. Against Penn, Walsh threw the ball from the mouth of his own circle to the circle near the Quaker cage, when Alan Young, running at full speed, narrowly missed putting it home. As a senior, Allan Walsh led Brown to its second straight Ivy title, shutting out five opponents and posting a 1.1 goals against average. He was named All-Ivy again, All-New England, and honorable mention All-American. He ended his career with 12 varsity shutouts and 18 overall. The Denver Law School graduate is living in Yardley, Pa.