Dr. Reza Namin '82
Dr. Reza Namin '82
Title: Class of 1994

Dr. Reza Namin, you were an outstanding soccer player and you are still the all time leading scorer in Worcester State College soccer history and were instrumental in leading your team to the College's only appearance in the National NCAA Division III tournament in 1982 and the Massachusetts State College Championship title.

You were a four-year veteran who scored 57 career goals and had 17 assists for a school record 129 points. Your leadership and work ethics were evident as you were selected a captain of your team three times. Lancers teams had an excellent 37-22 record while you were playing, including an amazing 14-1-1 overall record in 1982.

You were selected an All New England All Star and a second team All- American. You were also selected a Massachusetts State College Conference (MASCAC) and a Bay State All Star. You were drafted by Dallas of the Major Indoor Soccer League and played professional soccer for Boston and Hudson in the Division I League.

Your leadership qualities were evident as you were elected as President of the International Student Organization, Third World Alliance and a member of the Student Academic Advisory Board during your undergraduate days at Worcester Sate.

You have also influenced many other student-athletes and you helped organize and were the first head coach of the Worcester State Women's Soccer team. You later served as the head coach of the Holy Cross College Women's Soccer team and were selected the New England Division Coach of the Year in 1991. You also were the head coach at Shrewsbury High School.

You are currently the chairman of the Science Department at St. Raphael Academy in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Dr. Reza Namin, it is with great pride that we induct you into the Worcester State College Athletic Hall of Fame.