The soccer field was where Erv Antoni found most of his success, earning second team All-America status his senior year.  In 1948, Antoni was named an alternate to the United States Olympic soccer team.  Antoni took his soccer talent to the professional circuit as well, where he played for eight seasons.

 

Antoni was inducted into the Penn Baseball Hall of Fame, for which he was a three-time  letterwinner and an All-Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League honoree as a catcher.  Antoni also earned two letters playing for the Red and Blue on the basketball court.

 

Outside of Penn’s athletic venues, Antoni was given the scholastic honor of being the Class of 1948’s Cane Man.

 

Following his professional soccer career, Antoni coached the U.S. National soccer team in the World Games for the Deaf in 1965, and he was inducted into Pennsylvania School for the Deaf’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1991.