Stanley DeWaal 2000 Hall Of Fame
Stanley DeWaal

Stanley DeWaal

1935 -

Rapid Soccer Club

Born January 10, 1935 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. As a little boy Stan got involved in soccer by playing in the streets and parks of Rotterdam with tennis balls and anything else that was round. That is, if the police were not around. Playing these games with other neighborhood friends made for great memories and probably kept Stan out of trouble. Stan started playing for a club when he became old enough to join, where he became a member of Unicom. Throughout his youth league career he was a member of the clubís first team in each of the age groups where he played scoring many goals as a 'left inside' player. When Stan was 17 he immigrated to the United States and did not play soccer again until he was almost 19. He was not aware that there were some pretty good teams around town. Stan joined Hollandia S.C. in 1954 where he played until some friends started a new club, Rapid S.C. in 1955. During the time with Rapid S.C. the club won a State Championship and a Daynes Challenge Cup Championship and the club traveled all over the Western United States playing in various tournaments and friendly matches. Stan went back to Hollandia S.C. in 1965 and played until a knee injury ended his soccer career at the age of 39. Stanís personal accomplishments include several appearances with the Associationís State All-Star Team and receiving the sportsmanship trophy. After completing his playing career at the age of 39, Stan was actively involved with coaching U-16 and U-17 teams in the Salt Lake area.

Stanley DeWaal 2000 Hall Of Fame
2000 Hall Of Fame
Stanley DeWaal
Stanley DeWaal

Stanley DeWaal

1935 -

Rapid Soccer Club

Born January 10, 1935 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. As a little boy Stan got involved in soccer by playing in the streets and parks of Rotterdam with tennis balls and anything else that was round. That is, if the police were not around. Playing these games with other neighborhood friends made for great memories and probably kept Stan out of trouble. Stan started playing for a club when he became old enough to join, where he became a member of Unicom. Throughout his youth league career he was a member of the clubís first team in each of the age groups where he played scoring many goals as a 'left inside' player. When Stan was 17 he immigrated to the United States and did not play soccer again until he was almost 19. He was not aware that there were some pretty good teams around town. Stan joined Hollandia S.C. in 1954 where he played until some friends started a new club, Rapid S.C. in 1955. During the time with Rapid S.C. the club won a State Championship and a Daynes Challenge Cup Championship and the club traveled all over the Western United States playing in various tournaments and friendly matches. Stan went back to Hollandia S.C. in 1965 and played until a knee injury ended his soccer career at the age of 39. Stanís personal accomplishments include several appearances with the Associationís State All-Star Team and receiving the sportsmanship trophy. After completing his playing career at the age of 39, Stan was actively involved with coaching U-16 and U-17 teams in the Salt Lake area.

2000 Hall Of Fame
Stanley DeWaal





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Utah Soccer Association4476 S. Century Drive, Suite B Salt Lake City, UT 84123(801)263-8166