John Rowley
Soccer, Track, Basketball
Inducted in 2002
John, a 1968 graduate of Suffield High, was a three-sport star as a member of the soccer, basketball and track teams. 

As the varsity soccer goalie, he had 14 shutouts in 1967 and was named a member of the American European Soccer & Cultural Seminar Team which toured six countries, one of only three high school students so honored. 

As a track athlete, John set a school record in the 800 and threw the javelin 171' 2", a record that still stands today, and was an All NCCC Conference selection.  He received the Meade Alcorn Outstanding Athlete Award his senior year.

Upon graduation, John attended Akron University where, in 1969, the soccer team was ranked second nationally.  There he had 3 shutouts as a goaltender and scored 16 goals as a field player.  In 1972-1973, John played for the Ukrainian Semi-Pro Soccer Team out of Dedham, Massachusetts.

 From 1986-1992, he founded and coached youth soccer at Saxton’s River, Vermont and in 1994, he obtained his Class D New Hampshire Coaching Certificate.