Travis Lang (1995-1998) was a standout soccer player for Behrend under Head Coach Dan Perritano.
The central midfielder made everyone around him better. Lang played the game with a high level of passion and passed the ball with great accuracy. To this day, Lang’s 24 career assists remains number-one all-time in the Behrend Lions record books.
The four-year starter made an impact as a sophomore leading the team to a school-record 11 wins and the program’s first NCAA Division III regional ranking. Lang’s presence enabled the program to follow that up over the next two seasons by setting new records for wins.
During his junior season in 1997, Lang accumulated 21 points, eleventh most in a single season while leading the Behrend Lions to the league title in the first year of AMCC. Then as a senior captain, he finished his career in style. In his final home game for the blue and white, it was Lang’s goal that sent the game into overtime, and then his game winner that paved the way for Behrend to capture its record breaking win. He was then selected by his teammates as the program’s MVP for the second time.
At the conclusion of his playing career, Lang’s 56 career points ranked third all-time while his 16 goals ranked eighth in the annals. His 70 games played were second to former teammate and Behrend Hall of Famer, Ryan Ruta.
After his playing career concluded, he served as an assistant coach on the 1999 AMCC Championship team. Lang is employed by BNY Mellon in Pittsburgh.