Tim Larocca played an integral role in the rise of the men’s soccer program under head coach Erin Sullivan. Larocca was a two-year captain, three-time All-GNAC First Team performer and three-time All-New England Region honoree for the Golden Bears. As a senior in 2006, he became the program’s first ever All-American with his selection to the NSCAA/Adidas Division III Third Team.
Coming off a 7-8-4 showing during Larocca’s freshman campaign in 2003, Western New England went 16-6-1 in ’04, captured the team’s first GNAC championship, and reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. The following season, Larocca and the Golden Bears set a team record for wins (21-3 overall), including the program’s first two NCAA Tournament victories. Larocca’s senior campaign was highlighted by another GNAC title and wins over Wheaton and Amherst in the NCAA Tournament. In 88 career matches, Larocca compiled 41 points with 11 goals and 19 assists.
The East Longmeadow, Mass. native was a member of Western New England teams that won over 70 percent of their games (60-23-7), appeared in three NCAA Tournaments (including consecutive trips to the Sweet 16), and set the standard of success for the men’s soccer program.