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Paul Halpern, a 91-year-old man, poses with Ohio State's men's football team and coach on the soccer field at Schumaker Complex. They hold a banner that reads Buckeye soccer
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Here’s what it was like to be on Ohio State’s first soccer team

DIY was the theme for Paul Halpern ’54 and his fellow players on the original men’s soccer team. Now 91, he shared some of the details during a return to campus at the invitation of Coach Brian Maisonneuve.

“It’s so important to have our alums around the program,” Maisonneuve says. “Life is all about relationships, and when you have a common thread like Ohio State, you can build those relationships.”

How’d Halpern fare against Michigan in the first varsity season? Find out by watching this 2-minute video.


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