February 14, 2011
Cowley employee receives induction into athletic Hall of Fame
Having been a midfielder on the 1996 Newman University men’s soccer team, which earned the program’s first ever trip to the NAIA National Soccer Championships, Eddie Andreo, director of instructional support at Cowley College, was recently inducted into the Newman University Athletic Hall of Fame.
The 1996 Jets’ soccer team finished the season with a record of 19-3-3. The team still holds the single-season record for most goals scored in a season (80), most assists (78), and the most points in a season (238).
Andreo was humbled by his team’s induction into his alma mater’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
“I was shocked,” Andreo said. “What an incredible honor.”
The 1996 team, which was coached by Cliff Brown, who is in his 23rd year at the school, had seven players go on to play professionally after leaving Newman.
“We had a heck of a year,” Andreo said. “I have more memories of that team and the guys on the team than any other time in my life. It was an amazing group.”
The Newman Athletics Hall of Fame was created in 2007 to honor student-athletes, coaches, administrators, advocates and patrons who have made significant contributions to the university’s athletic programs.