Peter Clevinger was a beloved son, dedicated brother, accomplished Benedictine College soccer player, loyal United States Battlefield Airman, and friend to all. Peter passed away tragically and unexpectedly on January 20th, 2013 at the age of 25. The Peter L. Clevinger Foundation was founded to memorialize Peter, and to be an advocate for the values he exemplified. The foundation’s beliefs are based on teaching the virtues of unselfish team play, anchored by a philosophy of making someone else look good.
Peter’s Benedictine Soccer Career
Peter was an irreplaceable starting member of the Benedictine Men’s Soccer team from 2006-2009 showing outstanding speed and skill, along with a fearless nature on the soccer field. His contributions helped lead the 2009 team to a Heart of America Athletic Conference championship followed by a final 16 appearance at the NAIA National Championship Tournament.
Peter always gave it his all when he was on the field. It didn’t matter which position he played, how much bigger the opposing team was, or what the score was, Peter played every minute with his relentless passion, desire and his greatest strength, his heart. In practice, he was a fierce competitor that no one wanted to go against, but in games, he would always have his teammates’ backs. His competitive drive was accelerated when he could see his teammates playing at their best.
Off the field, his teammates will always remember him for his energetic, humorous, and fun loving personality and especially his big smile. He truly lived his life to the fullest, and will forever be a part of the special and close Benedictine Raven Soccer Family.