Jim May

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Jim May
Personal information
Full name James L. May
Date of birth (1953-03-22) March 22, 1953 (age 64)
Place of birth Kings Ferry, New York, United States
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1970–1971 SUNY Cobleskill
1972–1973 SUNY Brockport
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1978 Rochester Lancers 18 (0)
1978–1979 Cleveland Force (indoor) 12 (0)
1980–1985 Buffalo Stallions (indoor) 44 (0)
Teams managed
1994–1996 Buffalo Blizzard
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jim May is a retired American soccer goalkeeper who played professionally in the North American Soccer League and the Major Indoor Soccer League.

May first attended SUNY Cobleskill where he was a 1972 junior college Honorable Mention (third team) All American soccer player. He earned an associate's degree from Cobleskill in 1972 and was later inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame. He then transferred to SUNY Brockport where he was a two year starter on the men's soccer team. He was inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004.[1] In 1975, The Rochester Lancers selected May in the first round of the North American Soccer League draft. During his tenure there he collected Pele's jersey after a match against the New York Cosmos. In 1978, he moved to the Cleveland Force of the Major Indoor Soccer League. In 1979, the Buffalo Stallions selected May with the first pick of the MISL expansion draft.

After retirement he became Vice President and General Manager of the Buffalo Blizzard from 1992 to 1999. He also coached the team between 1994 and 1996. In 2007, May was inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame.[2]


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