1972 SIUE Men's Soccer - Hall of Fame
SIUE won the first-ever college division national championship, defeating Oneonta College 1-0 in the title game. SIUE, under Hall of Fame Coach Bob Guelker, went undefeated with an 11-0-3 record. Chris Carenza, who scored the game-winning goal in the national title game, led the team with 12 goals and three assists. Tom Twellman, who had four goals and two assists, was named SIUE's Most Valuable Athlete. Kevin Howe was named the team's Most Valuable Player. The other valuable players for the 1972 men's soccer team were John Stremlau, Steve Cacciatore, Greg Modde, Dennis Driscoll, Tom Galati, Bob Kessen, Tim Putnam, Joe Gallagher, Steve Elliott, Bill Renaud, Mike Boland, Vince Fassi, Bill Barron, Norman Seim, Rick Benben, and Chester Kowalewski.