Rich Reice, a standout player for the Neshaminy boys' soccer team in the early 1970s who returned to the school to coach, has decided to step down after 17 seasons as the Redskins' head man.

Reice, 55, was also the head girls' coach for 11 seasons, until the Suburban One League moved its girls' soccer season to the fall, when the boys play.

"It was a combination of factors," Reice said of his decision to step down. "I was 38 when I became head coach, and I felt it was time for somebody new."

The Redskins were 9-4-1 and finished second in the Suburban One League National Division this past fall. They were 11-6-1 overall.

As boys' coach at Neshaminy, Reice posted a 254-97-31 record. His teams won three Suburban One titles and three District 1 championships and were PIAA semifinalists five times. He coached three high school all-Americans.

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