Beyer-Small '76 Field
The latest addition to the Raiders’ facilities roster is Beyer-Small ’76 Field, named for two Hall of Honor members. John Beyer is the retired men’s and women’s soccer head coach, while University Trustee Barry Small ’76 is a former soccer and baseball student-athlete.
The stadium, located near Crown Field at Andy Kerr Stadium and Tyler’s Field, pays tribute to the life-changing connections that can develop between student-athletes and coaches.
Beyer-Small ’76 Field features TV-standard lighting; a fully functioning press box with rooftop camera deck; home and visiting team rooms; public restrooms; seating for 1,300 fans; and a FIFA 2-certified FieldTurf playing surface that is approved for use in World Cup qualifying matches. The university’s 9/11 Memorial, originally dedicated Sept. 13, 2003, was relocated to the new facility.
Beyer was head men’s soccer coach from 1966 through 1979, leading the team to an 81-66-15 overall record with six All-Region players and one All-American — Barry Small. Beyer coached the women’s team for two years in the early 1980s, posting a record of 22-10-1 and achieving a combined Colgate soccer coaching mark of 103-76-16.
Small earned his All-America Second Team honors while serving as team captain during his senior year of 1975. The four-year letter winner ended his Colgate tenure fourth on the school chart in career goals with 22, and third in points with 48. Twice, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America named him All-New York Region. He also lettered three years in baseball as the starting center fielder.
The facility was dedicated Aug. 29 and 30, 2014, during the Raiders' opening home weekend for men's and women's soccer in front of an overflow crowd of 1,645 supporters. The men defeated Saint Mary's (California) by a score of 1-0 in overtime, and the women played to a 0-0 draw against Colorado College.