"In 1966, a boys soccer team was formed at WHS which played against Lynnfield, Belmont, Concord, Lexington, and Reading. In its inaugural season, the team posted a 4-7-1 record. The following year, 1967, under the guidance of first-year Coach Richard Kelley, the boys soccer team's record was 7-3-3 (4-3-3 league), placing the team as the second best in the league. Even in its infancy, the WHS soccer team was a force to be reckoned with. During the 1968-1969 school year, the team lost by only one goal in eight games, and by 1973, the team was a tournament contender. In 1979, the team had its first undefeated season (15-0-3) and Coach Kelley was named Coach of the Year. In 1981, the soccer team compiled a five-year record of 75-4-11. The team captured the Middlesex League championship ten times in just 13 years (1976 through 1989), and was the Division state champion in 1989 and 1997." -- Text from calendar.
Coach Dick Kelley's first soccer team, 1967. (Front row, left to right) W. Herland, R. Urquieta, J. Carisella, R. McCormack, co-captain D. MacPherson, co-captain P. Rutter, M. Jackson, D. Kellar, D. Bisso, H. Green, and Coach Kelley. (Second row, left to right) M. Hagen, P. Grady, M. Smith, B. Siciliano, F. Marshall, H. Hartley, J. Mercer, P. Gannon, T. Sammon, and E. Russo. (Third row, left to right) Manager J. Liadis, M. Sardella, E. Schmidgall, K. Cardillo, R. Struzziero, J. Landers, A. Powell, A. Minahan, and R. Mohlar.
Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 2002