April 23, 2007
Baltimore, Md. - Former Loyola College men's soccer players Joe Barger and Kevin Healey will be two of the newest members inducted into the Maryland Soccer Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame Banquet, sponsored by the Old Timers Soccer Association of Maryland, will take place on Friday, May 11.
Barger played for the Greyhounds in the late 1980's, leading his team to two NCAA Tournament appearances. A two-sport athlete at Loyola (he also played lacrosse), Barger led the Greyhounds to the South Atlantic Regional Championships and the NCAA Quarterfinals in both 1986 and 1987. A local product who resides in the area, he went on to play professionally for the Baltimore Blast of the MISL, the Maryland Bays of the ASL and the Maryland Bays of the USISL in the early 1990's.
Healey played for Loyola's 1976 NCAA Division II National Championship team and has been instrumental in the development of local soccer as the President of the Baltimore Youth Soccer Association. He currently serves as General Manager of the Baltimore Blast and spent five years as Head Coach of the USISL Baltimore Bays.
For over 50 years, the Old Timers Soccer Association has carried out its mission of promoting the game of soccer, providing fellowship among the members of the soccer community, preserving Maryland's soccer history, and honoring those who have achieved excellence in the game by their play on the field or their service to its purposes.