Hall of Fame 2023

Keith W. Brown ’78

Without question, Keith Brown was an outstanding all-around athlete. Consider that while attending Williston for four years, he earned a remarkable 12 varsity letters in four different sports—soccer, wrestling, basketball and baseball. As an example of his athleticism, during the winter season, he made the very rare transition from the wrestling mat to the basketball court. Arriving at Williston as a standout local wrestler, Keith picked up basketball while on campus, eventually captaining the squad as a senior. During the spring season, he played baseball for legendary coach Dan Carpenter, captaining the team as a senior and earning co-MVP honors. While he was willing to try any sport, there was no question that his passion was on the soccer pitch, where his achievements, both at Williston and at Bowdoin College, propelled him into our Hall of Fame. Playing for Hall of Fame coach Ray Brown, he was an exceptional goalkeeper who helped lead the Wildcats to some outstanding seasons. As a senior, he was named co-MVP while also being named a first team All-New England goalkeeper. Following his graduation from Williston, Keith went on to enjoy a tremendous career at Bowdoin College where he captained the Polar Bears while being named both First Team All-New England and All-American! Forty-one years later, he still holds Bowdoin records for saves in a season and a career!

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