Thirteen Siblings (67)

Dr. White was a champion of the “total athletic program.” My first year he asked me if I thought we ought to add women’s soccer. “Tomorrow” was my answer.

I’ll never forget those early women’s soccer teams, remarkably successful, kicking though what was always a rain drenched play off win. My favorite was Katie McGrath, who also played basketball and volleyball.

I taught Katie and got to know her. She returned from the holidays one Christmas telling me her father had bought a motel.

“So your family is going into the motel business,” I commented.

Katie, one of their thirteen children, said “Oh, no sir, Coach. Dad bought it for us. I’m in #9.”

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