Klesse Soccer Complex

In April 2017, the University of Dayton dedicated the Margie and Bill Klesse Soccer Complex thanks to their generous gift.

"Margie and I are very pleased to be able to help the men's and women's soccer programs with improved facilities," Bill Klesse said.  "We are very supportive of soccer as it is a terrific game and teaches teamwork, discipline and strategy while requiring skills which are obtained by dedication and practice. The improved practice facilities will fit nicely with UD's overall athletic facilities."

Bill, a four-year starter, co-captain and two-time MVP of the Flyer men's soccer team graduated in 1968 with a degree in chemical engineering. Margie is a 1968 UD graduate with a degree in chemistry, and was also a Dayton Flyerette.

Their gift to the men's and women's soccer programs helped renovate the practice and training facilities for the Flyers. The Margie and Bill Klesse Soccer Complex includes an inviting entrance, separate fields for the men and women, covered benches and seating for protection from the elements and wind shields with signage on the existing fencing to increase privacy and decrease traffic noise.The teams also received new goals, additional storage and a swath of artificial turf between the fields for specialized instruction.