Athletics & Recreation
Inducted in 2004
Category: Athlete - Soccer
Originally from Portsmouth, England, Ross Webb, in the autumn of 1978, a nightmare for every soccer goalie he had ever faced, having just completed a phenomenal pre-college career, burst through the gates of Sackville High, arrived at Saint Mary's on the run and began immediately to embark upon a goal scoring spree that had never been imagined let alone seen before in Canadian Intercollegiate soccer circles. In his first game with the Huskies, Ross scored six goals to lead them to a 7-3 victory over Acadia. The Huskies, led by Ross Webb's AUAA and CIAU record setting thirty-seven goals, compiled a league best 10-1-1 record, their best showing ever! At year's end, Ross was described as a modest, quiet young man. He credited his exceptional scoring achievements to his teammates, stating simply, "I get set up a lot". Ross was the first Canadian university athlete to make Sports Illustrated Magazine in 1978. Rookie-of-the-Year Ross and his teammate, Mario Noguerire, were named to the 1978-79 First Team CIAU All-Stars.
For the next four years Ross and his teammates continued to shine. Ross won four more AUAA scoring championships. He was named to four CIAU First All-Star Teams and the AUAA First All- Star Team five times.
In November of 1981 the Huskies were the top ranked team in the country in the CIAU's final weekly poll. Unfortunately they lost to the eventual champion, McGill, in the semi-final play-off.
In 1982, Ross Webb, the Atlantic University Soccer Conference all-time scoring leader, was selected as the Athlete of the Year at Saint Mary's.
After completing a sensational Intercollegiate soccer career, Ross continued to play an impressive and fulfilling role in the success of some of the best teams in Canadian Senior Soccer competition.
Saint Mary's University is proud to welcome Ross Webb as a member of its Sport Hall of Fame & Heritage Centre.
Portrait Artist: Barb Dorey
Portrait Art Photographer: Joe Chrvala