Amos H. Magee ’93
Amos Magee competed in professional soccer for 12 years (1993–2004), making him the Wesleyan graduate with the longest-standing playing career in professional sports. Spending a majority of his time with the Minnesota Thunder of the USL 1st Division (also known as the A-League), Amos racked up 64 goals and 39 assists to retire as the team’s all-time leading scorer. He also had playing stints in major league soccer in 2000–01 with the Tampa Bay Mutiny and in 2001–02 with the Chicago Fire. Amos was twice honored during his Minnesota Thunder playing days, receiving first-team all-league recognition in 1998 and A-League Championship MVP laurels in 1999. He was inducted into the Minnesota Thunder Hall of Fame in 2005.
A National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III All-American in 1992 and a four-time all-New England choice, Amos is Wesleyan’s all-time scoring leader for both goals (35) and points (87). With his help, Wesleyan posted its finest men’s soccer record in team history: a 15-1-1 mark in 1991 and an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England Division III title. He played in the Maccabiah Games in Israel the year after his graduation as a member of the U.S. bronze-medal winning team. He returned to that venue as an assistant coach in 2005 when the U.S. captured a silver medal, then served as head coach of the U.S. Pam-American Maccabi squad in 2007, leading his team to a gold medal in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Amos coached the Minnesota Thunder for two years (2006–08) after serving as a player/assistant coach in 2003–04 and then as assistant coach from 2004-06.