The achievements of the 1989 Men’s Soccer team were instrumental in defining Belmont Abbey College’s soccer program as an elite program.
1989 Men’s Soccer Team Stats:
* The team secured a winning record of 20-4.
*undefeated in both Conference Carolinas and District 26 regular season.
*Secured #7 in the National polls
*Claimed the Area VIII Championship
*Advanced to the 12 team National Tournament Finals – the first School from North Carolina to break through qualifying since the 1966 Abbey Hall of Fame team.
*Dozens of honors followed, including: National Coach of the Year, 3 All Americans, an Academic All-American, 6 All-South, 7 All Conference & All District performers as well as the 2 time District & Conference Player of the Year and the National Tournament MVP-Goalkeeper.
Sport, properly directed, develops character, makes a man courageous, a generous loser, and a
gracious victor; it refines the senses, gives intellectual penetration, and steels the will to endurance.
It is not merely a physical development then. Sport, rightly understood, is an occupation of the whole
man, and while perfecting the body as an instrument of the mind, it also makes the mind itself a more
refined instrument for the search and communication of truth and helps man to achieve that end to
which all others must be subservient, the service and praise of his Creator.
– Pius XII in “Sport as the Service of the Spirit”
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Sports play a vital role in campus life at Belmont Abbey College. With nearly two thirds of our student body participating in at least 1 of our 41 sport programs, our campus is a place where athletics and glorifying God come together.
Our vision is to build a culture where virtue and world-class performance meet. We believe that athletic performance can only be perfected by addressing and developing the whole person in mind, body, and soul.
By supporting Belmont Abbey College, you are training the next generation of virtuous leaders through sports.
Your gift helps our student athletes to “Raise the Red!” both in and out of the classroom as our Belmont Crusaders bring their skills and virtues to the workforce and society at large. Thank you!