Scott Fechnay '69
Scott Fechnay lettered all four seasons on the W&L varsity
soccer team and was team captain his senior year despite having not
played high school soccer.
He was the team's leading scorer in each of his final three seasons and helped the Generals to a 27-14-4 record in the era of open play prior to W&L's move to Division III.
Fechnay started every game his freshman year as a walk-on defender and helped the team to a 7-3-2 record. He scored his first goal in the Virginia State Championship Tournament in a 2-1 win over Virginia Tech. In his sophomore year, he moved to offense and scored 14 goals and earned All-State and All-South honors. The team was 8-3-1 overall and boasted wins against the University of Virginia and William & Mary in which Fechnay scored a total of four goals.
Fechnay's junior year produced a 9-3 record and the Virginia Intercollegiate Soccer Association Championship. He scored all four of the team's goals in the State Tournament and earned the MVP award. Fechnay finished the season with a then school-record 17 goals, including five goals in a win over VMI, a total which remains a school record. He again earned All-State honors.
In his senior year, Fechnay became W&L's all-time leading goal scorer midway through the season and again earned First Team All-State honors.
He held the career scoring record for nearly 30 years even with the team averaging just 12 games per season throughout his career. He finished his career with 86 points, a total which still ranks third all-time upon his induction into the Hall of Fame. He also graduated holding the records for goals in a game (5), season (17), career (40) and points in a season (36).
Fechnay has remained active in the W&L community as a Class Agent and by serving on the University Athletic Council, the Parents' Leadership Council and the Board of Trustees.