Patrick Cross - Co-Founder TOPSC Dies at 77

Post date: Aug 30, 2012 10:55:46 PM

TOPSC soccer mourns the loss of Patrick Cross.  Avid fan, player, and coach who passed away on Thursday July 12th. In 1971. Patrick co-founded the Town of Poughkeepsie soccer club with the support of the Town's Recreation Department. Within two years, the league grew from three teams to three divisions. Patrick was also instrumental in coaching the program as well. In 1974, he founded Hyde Park's travel team and coached there as well. In 1984, his soccer mentoring continued in Beacon, where he coached both in-house and travel teams and also Beacon High School Varsity Soccer. For all of his dedication to the sport and local programs, he was inducted into the East Hudson Valley Youth Soccer League Hall of Fame in 2011.