June 12, 1986 |
Brian Quinn, completing his first year as athletic director at Loyola Marymount University, sat back during a lunch this week and said with a sigh, "I'm tired. I'm just worn out." The excitement isn't quite over for Quinn. The school year finally ended when Loyola was knocked out of the college baseball World Series. Now Quinn is getting ready to move from Irvine to Manhattan Beach.
February 4, 1992 |
The Sockers placed six players on the MSL's Western All-Star team--kind of. As expected, midfielder Brian Quinn was among those voted onto the squad, and when he left the Sockers two weeks ago to join the U.S. national team, he said he would play in the All-Star Game. But since that time the national team scheduled more exhibitions on a South American tour that begins Feb. 12 in Costa Rica. Coach Bora Milutinovic also decided to bring his regulars on that trip.
January 20, 1992 |
While the Sockers strengthened their hold on first place in the MSL with a 6-3 victory over the Baltimore Blast, their grip also became more precarious. The Sockers (13-6) now lead second-place Wichita by a full game, but they must play their remaining 21 games without midfielder Brian Quinn. What does that mean? "I don't know," said goalie Victor Nogueira. "But this will be one of the biggest tests for Ron Newman's system.
February 8, 1990 |
There was something new in the brew. A dash of Branko Segota, a pinch of magical footwork and a touch of spark. And suddenly the recipe appeared to be just right. The Sockers (13-15) clubbed the Baltimore Blast, 4-1, Wednesday night at the San Diego Sports Arena before 5,985, a season low. So today they take to the road with a few more answers, fewer questions, a two-game winning streak and caution in their minds. "We're what, 13 and 15?" midfielder Brian Quinn said. "We should be 17 and 11.
November 23, 1991 |
Life without Brian Quinn began Friday night for the Sockers at The Arena. Quinn, who is with the U.S. National Team in Dallas for a exhibition game against Costa Rica on Sunday, gives the Sockers leadership and ball control in the midfield. But the Sockers didn't have too much trouble holding on to the ball against the Storm, thanks to rookie John Kerr Jr. He scored two goals, including the winner in overtime to help the Sockers defeat the Storm, 7-6.
January 12, 1991 |
The hurricane that swirls around Brian Quinn these days, testing his tender sensitivities and tugging at his patience, wasn't supposed to be. When he became athletic director at Loyola Marymount University in the summer of 1985, it was a dreamy time. He was returning to his school, to the pretty campus on the hill near the ocean in Westchester. He was going back to administer a program in which he had starred as a baseball and basketball player.