Members of Stonehill's first football team—a club team called the Knights, established in 1970—and their guests gathered at W.B. Mason Stadium for a reception prior to the Stonehill vs. Duquesne University game. To mark the occasion, each member received a pullover with their name and jersey number.

Bill Duplisea ’74 and Steve Morocco ’73

John Jennison ’74

The 1970 Stonehill Knights, courtesy of the Stonehill Archives. 

Dan Rich ’71, Ernie DeSimone ’72, Alec Rich ’72

Rev. John Denning, C.S.C., president, catches up with the team. 

Arthur Norden ’73

Paul Finn ’71 and Bill Kavanaugh ’72 were present on the field for the coin toss before the Stonehill vs. Duquesne University game. 

Paul Finn ’71, Skyhawk Football Coach Eli Gardner, Bill Kavanaugh ’72

Fifty Years of Football

On September 18, 1970 Coach David Knight wrote in a letter to Stonehill’s first football team, “The effort of a keen mind, a prepared intellect, a capable and fit body, and a heart filled with spirit will be richly rewarded as you meet the tests of the future weeks and years.”