Stephen Baumann was an outstanding soccer player at the University of Pennsylvania, where he captained the 1973 squad to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament. Also in 1973, Baumann was honored with first team All-America status, and he was also named to the All-Ivy League first team All-Mid Atlantic squad his junior and senior seasons.
Baumann was a member of Penn’s 1971 and 1972 Ivy League champion soccer teams, the only two outright Ivy championships won in Penn soccer history.
Baumann’s career did not end with his graduation from Penn. He was picked in the first round of the 1974 draft by the North American Soccer League’s Miami Toros, where he was named Rookie of the Year by the squad. Baumann’s professional career lasted through 1977, during which he remained in Miami.
In addition to his soccer feats, Baumann was a one-time letterwinner for the Quakers’ football team as well. Baumann returned to coach the Quakers’ soccer team in 1987.