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 therenaissance of Brown soccer, is the yardstick against which allsubsequent goalies have been judged. At the Lawrenceville School,the Trenton, N.J. native was All-State in soccer and second teamAll-State in basketball. As goalie on the 8-2 Brown Freshman teamof 1961, Walsh had sic shutouts in 10 games and allowed only sevengoals all season. Brown won its first seven games in 1963, ended10-1-1, won the Ivy League title for the first time, and played inthe NCAA’s. Walsh allowed only 13 goals in 12 games, hadthree shutouts, and in three other games allowed only one goal. Hemade first team All-Ivy as a junior. “Allan was a tall, rangygoalie with quick reactions and excellent hands,” Coach CliffStevenson says. “Personally, I feel he was by far the finestcollege goalie in the country his last two seasons.” Walshhad the ability to fire the ball two-thirds the length of thefield. The late Sam Fletcher, former Bruin coach, said at the timethat he had never seen a goalie, college or pro, who could throwthe ball so far. Against Penn, Walsh threw the ball from the mouthof his own circle to the circle near the Quaker cage, when AlanYoung, running at full speed, narrowly missed putting it home. As asenior, Allan Walsh led Brown to its second straight Ivy title,shutting out five opponents and posting a 1.1 goals againstaverage. He was named All-Ivy again, All-New England, and honorablemention All-American. He ended his career with 12 varsity shutoutsand 18 overall. The Denver Law School graduate is living inYardley, Pa.