Vince Fassi-A product of “The Hill”, Vince proved that hard work and determination will pay off in a big way. His soccer career spanned from St. Ambrose and C.B.C. High School, where he captained the State Championship of 1969, to Lindberg Cadillac, Giesler-Jorgan, and short stints with Stag. Vince found his way to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where he found a home with other members from the St. Louis area. In 1971 Vince was voted team MVP and in 1972 was honored with All-American 2nd Team and a trip to the Senior Bowl. This was in addition to the 1972 NCAA Division II National Championship won by SIUE. Drafted by the Dallas Tornados in 1973, Vince decided to stay close to home where he gave his talents back to the soccer community by coaching for CYC teams as well as continuing his playing career with the Kutis Veterans Team as well as a member of the Senior Olympics. Vince was inducted into the SIUE Hall of Fame as a team member in 2005 and as an individual player in 2009.
Picture from SIUE archives