Stoltzfus honored at 3rd annual Warwick alumni soccer game

By on August 15, 2012

Photo by Preston Whitcraft
Recently retired Warwick boys soccer coach Dale Stoltzfus (center) was honored during halftime of the Warriors' 3rd annual alumni game last Friday with presentations from Warwick Boys Soccer Parents Association president Cindy Henry (left) and LYSC president Bob Kelly (right).

More than 40 former players participated in the third annual Warwick High School boys soccer alumni game which was held last Friday, Aug. 10 at Grosh Field. Organizers of the event included alum Steve Small, now an assistant coach at Millersville University, and the Warwick Boys Soccer Parents Association. All alumni were invited to play, and those who graduated during an even-numbered year were pitted against those who graduated in an odd-numbered year.

Recently retired boys soccer coach Dale Stoltzfus, who won 176 games in 13 years at the helm of the Warriors, was honored between periods of the game. Lititz Youth Soccer Club president Bob Kelly presented Stoltzfus with a check in the amount of $500 for the Jeremy Stoltzfus Scholarship Fund, and Warwick Boys Soccer Parents Association president Cindy Henry presented him with a donation of more than $1,500 toward the fund and a poster collage depicting the last 13 seasons.

Montreal Impact player and 2009 Warwick grad Andrew Wenger donated a signed jersey to be raffled for the fund. The winner of the jersey was Stephen Colebert.

Dale and his wife Beth established the fund in honor of their son Jeremy Stoltzfus. The scholarship is given each year.

The Warwick Boys Soccer Parents has T-shirts from the alumni game (donated by Premier Screen Printing) which they will sell for $15 each at Meet The Warrior Night, with all proceeds going directly to the scholarship fund.

During his 13 years at Warwick, Stoltzfus led the Warriors to a PIAA State title, two District crowns, and a Lancaster-Lebanon League title with many years of post season play.

The 2013 season will be the 30th anniversary of soccer at Warwick.

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