A First Year Player for First Year Coach Masur Feted at NYC Soccer Gala

By Sean McCaffery, January 4, 2020

Still almost 30 years later he still leads this program in goals with his 50 and is #2 in assists with 30, Huey Fuergeson, who we knew in his freshman year that this Jamaican player would be special, he turned out to be extra special. Taking 3 Big East titles in his time at SJU, his freshman year we lost in the final, during this time he lead the team in scoring each and every of those 3 years, hitting a career high with 17 goals in his 2nd season. Twice over an All-American and BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year, thrice he was a First Team All-BIG EAST pick, over his 4 years they racked up 61 wins. He was among the great early players of Masur's time at the school that help establish SJU as a national powerhouse. Save the date, Feb. 25 at NYAC at the foot of Central Park from 6 p.m. he wil be inducted with 1984 MAC Hermann Award winner, Amr Aly of Columbia, the Egyptian is now a highly successful attorney. He helped the team in a big way to the title game in 1983. Jim McEdery from Fordham who led them to but one game shy of the College Cup in 2017, he is now the HC at SJU HC Masur's alma mata, Rutgers. From St Francis being inducted is Phil LaSipsa, still one of the top points getters in Terriers history, he had a 38 point year in 1974 and was inducted into the HOF for the school in 1989. Bruce Arena will join them in being enshrined, Raised in Franklin Square, he was an All-American at Nassau Community College in Lacrosse, coached the Metro Stars, more famously the USMNT and now the New England Revolution of MLS. Bob Ley the long time broadcaster, he has called more than a few soccer games for his ESPN, rounds out this esteemed group.