James A. Petrie III ’60
Captain of Soccer Team Member of All-County Soccer Team James Petrie’s multi-faceted athletic skills earned him many Varsity letters and honors. At Pingry he played soccer, lacrosse and ice hockey. Petrie was a very accomplished soccer player and was the high scorer for the 1958 team and a member of the All-County squad. A natural leader, he was named captain of the 1959 soccer team. This team was described as “one of the three best squads in Pingry’s history,” according to the 1960 Bluebook. Petrie’s skill and scoring ability greatly contributed to the team’s record breaking season and earned him a spot on the 1959 All-County soccer team. Equally competitive on the lacrosse field, Petrie contributed greatly to the team’s success in winning the 1959 and 1960 Interstate Lacrosse League Championships. In 1960 he was placed on the league All-Star team. In 1958, Pingry instituted a club ice hockey team. An avid hockey player, Petrie joined the team and quickly became one of its leaders. The 1960 Bluebook states “outside Pingry’s halls Jim’s main activity is hockey. He spends so much time on the ice that it takes him quite a while to thaw out in the spring.” A dedicated player, Petrie was the leading scorer for the 1959 team. After Pingry, Petrie attended Colgate University where he continued to play soccer, lacrosse and ice hockey. As an alumnus, he returned to Pingry to play in the first alumni ice hockey game where he once again shined as one of the team’s leaders.