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About This Honor

The Athletics Department inducts into the Athletics Hall of Fame each year at Homecoming former athletes, coaches, and staff in honor of their historically significant contributions to the athletics programs at Fredonia, or their athletic achievements which remain notable as seen through the lens of history.

2012 Inductees

Gibbons and Joyce

Michael Gibbons, left, and Rick Joyce. Enlarge>>

Will Hamele and Bryan Ingham
Will Hamele, left, and Bryan Ingham. Enlarge>>

2010 Inductees

Hall of Fame 2010

Left to right, back row are Jonathan Payne and Tom Cordaro, front row are Jamie Ricigliano and Coach Bill Hughes. Click for photo enlargement>>

 

Athletic Hall of Fame

2012

Jennifer (Robinson) Fehrenbach, '02 (soccer)
Michael Gibbons, '02 (basketball)
Will Hamele, '03 (hockey)
Bryan Ingham, '95 (track and field)
Dr. Rick Joyce, '81 (track and field)

2010

Tom Cordaro, '97 (soccer)
Jonathan Payne, '01 (soccer)
Jameson Ricigliano, '01 (baseball)
Bill Hughes Men's Basketball Coach

2008

Chris Hughey, 05 (basketball)
Chris Whitmore, 03 (soccer)
Melanie (Yaskulski) Deemer, '02 (softball)
Robert Healy, '94 (track)
Bud Carpenter, '79 (honorary)

2006

Joe Caso, '97 (baseball)
Todd Grady, '93 (track)
Kristi L. (Buntich) Wiley, '93 (soccer)
Dr. Tom Prevet (coach)

2004

Eric Springer, '99 (track)
James Finnerty, '98 (soccer)
James Pinti, '96 (hockey)
Douglas Florkowski, '95 (hockey)
James Ulrich (coach)

2002

Grace King Odell, '97 (track)
Jeff Lupu, '96 (hockey)
Shelly Giardini Obuszewski, '95 (basketball)
Elizabeth Mangino Winters, '95 (soccer)
Jeff Winden, '94 (track)
Ryan Smock, '93 (basketball)

2000

Craig Conley,'95 (hockey)
Trevor Hitchcock, '95(track)
Jennifer Gall, '94 (track)
Dr. Everett J. Phillips (coach)

1999

Neal S. Hambleton, '95 (track)
Sherri Ervin Dunkelberger, '92 (basketball)
Jennifer McNerney Schretzmayer, '91 (track)
James P. Healy, '88 (swimming)
Jose M. Garcia, '83 (soccer)
Douglas A. DeJoe, '82 (baseball)

1998

Jason R. Fairlee, '93 (track)
Elaine Rake Harris, '93 (track)
Shawn Erb, '90 (swimming)
Chan Galbato, '85 (baseball)
Keith A. McFayden, '77 (track)
Robert Coon (honorary)

1997

Paul Kwiatkowski, '92 (hockey)
Steve Brickler, '87 (soccer)
Charles Collins, '85 (track)
Don Rankie, '84 (baseball)
John Clendenin, '71 (honorary)
Joe Williams, '70 (basketball)
Dallas K. Beal (honorary)

1996

Bret Johantgen, '91 (track)
Mary Bartkowski, '89 (basketball)
Guilio Colangelo, '89 (basketball)
Ralph Denis, '80 (soccer)
John Crawford, '70 (coach)

1995

Jamie Eichel, '90 (basketball)
Deborah Pike Glimes, '90 (basketball)
Jeffrey Hammond, '87 (track, soccer)
Steve Hoyser, '87 (track)
Fred Thompson, '86 (basketball)
Jack VandeVelde, '77 (baseball)
James Lawlor, '73 (soccer)
Arnold “Jack” Bartlett, '57 (baseball)

1994

Patrick Corbett, '88 (track)
John Fischetti, '88 (basketball)
Jeff Shaver, '85 (baseball)
Dr. Michael R. Lawlor, '74 (soccer)
John Y. Carlson, '53 (baseball)
Elizabeth Darling (coach)
John G. Fitzgerald (honorary)
Mary C. Phillips (honorary)

1993

Dellile Edozin, '86 (soccer)
William Leslie, '68 (soccer)
Richard Segerdahl, '68 (basketball)
Mark Karadenes, '53 (basketball)
Kenneth Depledge, '31 (basketball)

1992

Keith Norward, '86 (track)
Michelle Woodard Ziemba, '84 (track)
Bernard Prabucki, '83 (track)
Amos Goodwine, '72 (basketball)

1991

Kym Orr, '86 (track)
Lou Paganello, '81 (track)
Barbara Rickard, '81 (track)
Mark Clifford, '75 (basketball)
Kenneth Supple, '73 (soccer)
Edward Koenig, '63 (soccer)

1990

Daniel Mlodzeniec, '83 (track)
Norman Sweet, '83 (basketball)
James Killian, '70 (swimming)
Jeffrey Wallace, '68 (basketball)
Peter Criscione, '61 (baseball)
Patrick R. Damore (coach)

1989

Pat Occhiuto, '79 (soccer)
Fred Ruterbusch, '78 (track)
Ermanno Ritschl, '69 (soccer)
James Mangano, '61 (baseball)

1988

Gail Hunter, '81 (volleyball)
Neil Moore, '80 (track)
Dale Till, '58 (coach)

1987

Donald W. Brenner, '82 (cross country)
Thomas C. Scaglione, '70 (basketball)
Dean L. Bedgar, '63 (basketball)
Dr. Robert FitzPatrick, '43 (basketball)
Charles L. Dennis (coach)

1986

Perla Hewes, '71 (tennis)
John Chapin, '70 (swimming)
Ronald Phillips, '66 (soccer)
Tim Gallineau, '62 (baseball)
George Whittier, '55 (basketball)
Bruce Heacock, '54 (tennis)
William McPhee, '54 (basketball)
Neil Postman, '53 (basketball)
Thomas Barresi, '51 (baseball)
Ernest Milner, '46 (basketball)
Joseph Keyser (coach)
William Ludwig (coach)
Agnes Michaels (coach)
 

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Craig Conley- Ice hockey for four years. Current school records: First in career assists with 128, second in career points with 211, second in a single season in points with 72 (1993-94) and third in career goals with 83.

–Hall of Fame Plaque, September 2000

Jennifer McNerney Schretzmayer- Cross country for three years, indoor track for three years, outdoor track for four years. Currently holds cross country school/course record and seven indoor track and outdoor track school records. NCAA “Woman of the Year” award winner 1991 and NYSWCAA scholar-athlete 1991.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1999

Jose M. Garcia- Soccer for three years. Leading scorer in 1980 with nine goals and four assists and again in 1981 with 13 goals and seven assists.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1999

Douglas A. DeJoe- Baseball for two years. Holds school record for ERA with .000 in 27 innings (1980). Pitched a no-hitter vs. Mercyhurst in 1980, and a no-hitter shutout vs. UB in 1980.

–September 1999

Shawn Erb- Swimming for four years. Holds SUNYAC record in 200 free relay. Set five SUNYAC meet records. Earned 16 SUNYAC meet first-place medals. SUNYAC scholar-athlete 1989.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1998

Keith A. McFayden- Soccer for two years, track for two years. Shares school record in 4x100m relay (41.9). Set school records in 200m and 400m. SUNYAC outdoor champion 400m 1977.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1998

Paul Kwiatkowski- Ice hockey for four years. SUNYAC “Rookie of the Year” for the 1988-89 season. Second in all-time goaltender victories with 47. First in career saves with 2505. Most saves in a single season during 1991-92 with 769. Second in all-time career shutouts with five.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1997

Don Rankie- Baseball. School record with 20 career home runs. Most total bases in 1983-84 with 79. Joseph Keyser “Senior Athlete of the Year” in 1983-84. All-SUNYAC third baseman in 1983-84.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1997

Dallas K. Beal- President 1971-84, 1996. For contributions to the support and promotion of the Blue Devils athletic program. Major influence in expanding women’s athletic programs. Primary force behind the construction of Steele Hall from 1978-83.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1997

Bret Johantgen- Track and field. Holds school records for 55m (6.47), 100m (10.7), 200m (21.4). All-American in 200m in 1990. Two-time All-American in 100m in 1989 and 1990. Five-time SUNYAC champion, four-time NYSCT&F champion, NCAA graduate scholarship winner and Sam Molar SUNYAC scholar-athlete (1991).

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1996

Mary Bartkowski- Basketball for two years. Led team in assists and steals during 1988-89 season. Fifth in SUNYAC in assits and three-point field goals percentage. Agnes I. Michaels “Athlete of the Year” in 1988 and 1989.

-- Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1996

Guilio Colangelo- Basketball for two years. Two-time MVP. Top 10 all-time SUNY Fredonia scorer. Led team in scoring in 1987-88 and in 1988-89 seasons. Led team in rebounding in 1987-88 and 1988-89 seasons. ECAC “Player of the Week.”

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1996

Ralph Denis- Soccer for four years. All-SUNYAC in 1977, 1978 and 1979. All-New York State and SUNYAC “Player of the Year” in 1979. Fifth in NAIA National Tournament in 1979. Western SUNYAC champions in 1978 and ECAC champions in 1979.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1996

John Crawford- Swimming coach from 1980-88. SUNYAC champions in 1984 and 1988. SUNYAC “Coach of the Year” in 1984. Produced four All-Americans and six honorable mention All-Americans.

-- Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1996

Jamie Eichel- Basketball. Ninth in career scoring with 1001 points. MVP of Nazareth College tournament in 1989. ECAC “Player of the Week” in February 1989. Career high of 39 points vs. Brockport in December 1989.

-- Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1995

Deborah Pike Glimes- Basketball four-year letterman. First women’s player to score 1000 points. Second in career scoring with 1100 points. First in SUNYAC scoring with 21.5 points averaged per game. Scored 301 points in 14 games during the 1989-90 season.

-- Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1995

Jeffrey Hammond- Soccer four-year letterman. Leading scorer in 1986 with 27 points. All-time leading scorer with 67 points from 1983-86. All-SUNYAC team in 1984 and 1986. All-New York State team in 1986. Team recorded a 60-12-9 record during his four years.

-- Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1995

Steve Hoyser- Track. Holds school record for pole vaul at 15’5”. NCAA national pole vault indoor champion in 1987. Two-time pole vault All-American NCAA. NYSCT&FA six-time pole vault champion and SUNYAC six-time pole vault champion.

-- Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1995

James Lawlor- Soccer three-year letterman. Team record from 1971-73 was 32-13-3. Team won district in 1972 and placed sixth in NAIA national championship. All-SUNYAC team and all-New York State in 1972.

-- Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1995

Arnold “Jack” Bartlett- Basketball four-year letterman. Scored 559 points from 1953-57. Baseball four-year letterman. .444 Batting average and hit safely in all 11 games in 1957 season. Pitching record: won four, lost zero in 1957, with 48 Strikeouts in 38 innings.

-- Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1995

Patrick Corbett- Track and Field. Ten varsity letters. NCAA indoor long jump champion in 1986. Five-time long jump all-American. Holds school long jump record and SUNYAC long jump record with 42’3.5”. NYST&FA four-time state long jump champion. Two-time state decathlon champion and state pentathlon champion in 1986. SUNYAC seven-time long jump champion and two-time high hurdle champion. Javelin champion in 1987.

-- Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1994

John Fischetti- Basketball four-year letterman. Four-year starter at point guard. MVP during 1986-87 and 1987-88 seasons. Fourth in SUNY Fredonia career scoring with 1252 points. Single-season assists record with 225. Career assists leader with 782.

-- Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1994

Jeff Shaver- Baseball three-year letterman. Pitched a no-hitter against Pitt-Bradford during 1982-83 season. Career record: won 17, lost 9. Pitched school record with 179 innings and 178 strikeouts. Played professional Major League Baseball with the Oakland Athletics.

-- Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1994

Dr. Michael R. Lawlor-Soccer three-year letterman. Played on first team to receive bid to national post-season tournament. NAII in 1971. Three-year all-conference and three-year all-New York State. Team record was 32-13-3.

-- Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1994

John Y. Carlson- Baseball for two years. Played on first team in 1951. Pitching record: Won four, lost one. Outstanding hitter.

-- Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1994

Elizabeth Darling- Director of Athletics. Professor of Physical Education. Volleyball, bowling and field hockey coach. Assisted with organizing NYSAIAW in 1969. Received NYSAIAW service awared in 1979. President of NYSWCAA from 1983084.

-- Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1994

John G. Fitzgerald- Honorary. Fredonia graduate in 1940. For contributions to the support and promotion of the Blue Devil athletic program.

-- Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1994

Mary C. Phillips- Honorary. For contributions to the support and promotion of the Blue Devil athletic program.

--Hall of Fame plaque, September 1994

Dellile Edozin- Soccer for four years. All-SUNYAC and All-New York State from 1982-85. NCAA All-American in 1985. SUNYAC “Player of the Year” in 1985.

-- Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1993

William Leslie- Soccer for four years. MVP in 1966. All-SUNYAC in 1964, 1966 and 1968. All-New York State soccer in 1964 and 1966. Fredonia Outstanding Athlete in 1966 and 1967. Tennis for four years. MVP in 1967 and 1968.

-- Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1993

Richard Segerdahl- Basketball for four years. Most rebounds in a single game during 1965-66 season with 35. Most rebounds during a career with 939, a 12.9 average per game. Top 20 career scorers with 804 points.

-- Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1993

Mark Karadenes- Basketball for four years. Captain during 1951-52 and 1952053 seasons. Baseball for three years. Captain in 1952 and 1953. First Fredonia athlete to earn seven varsity letters.

-- Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1993

Kenneth Depledge- Basketball for three years. President of basketball club in 1927 and 1929. Member of men’s first varsity team. Captain/coach and leading scorer during 1930-31 season. Won 11 and lost 6. Outstanding playmaker.

-- Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1993

Trevor Hitchcock- Indoor and outdoor track for four years. NCAA Division III national champion of the 35 lb. weight throw 1994. Four-time all-American in the 35 lb. weight throw and hammer 1994 and 1995. Six-time New York State champion in 35 lb. weight throw 1993, 1994 and 1995., hammer 1993 and 1994, discus 1993 and shotput 1993 and 1994. Currently holds school rcords for hammer (189’ 7”) and 35 lb. weight throw (62’ 6.5”).

–Hall of Fame Plaque, September 2000

Jennifer Gall- Indoor and outdoor Track and Field for four years. Six-time New York State champ in shotput, hammer and discus 1993 and 1994. 11-time SUNYAC champion for indoor shotput 1991, 1992 and 1994, outdoor discus 1992 and 1994, indoor 20 lb. weight throw and outdoor hammer 1993 and 1994, outdoor shotput and outdoor javelin 1994.

–Hall of Fame Plaque, September 2000

Dr. Everett J. Phillips- Chairman of the department of health, physical education, athletics and dance 1970-94. Men’s cross country coach 1971-94. Women’s cross country coach 1992094. Men’s head track and field coach 1972-74. Men’s assistant track and field coach 1974-94. New York State men’s cross country champions 1978, 1979 and 1981. SUNYAC champions men’s cross country 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1988 and 1992. Coached 5 cross country all-Americans. President of the New York State collegiate track and field association 1963-64, 1976-77, 1985-86 and 1991-92.

–Hall of Fame Plaque, September 2000

Neal S. Hambleton- Track and Field for four years. Four-time all-American in 400m intermediate hurdles 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994. Six-time New York State champion in indoor 4x400m 1993 and 1994, outdoor 400m III 1993 and 1994, outdoor 4x800, relay 1993, and outdoor 4x400m relay 1994. 12-time SUNYAC champion in indoor 800m 1991, indoor 500m 1993 and 1994, indoor 4x400m relay 1993 and 1994, outdoor 400m III 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994, outdoor 4x400m relay 1991 and 1994, and outdoor 400m 1994.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1999

Sherri Ervin Dunkelberger- Basketball for three years. School records include 6th in career rebounds with 81, and 10th in career points with 528. School record holder for points, assists, rebounds and steals. Cross country for three years. Track and field for 1/3 year. School record holder in indoor and outdoor 400m and indoor 4x400m relay.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1999

James P. Healy –Swimming for four years. Three-time all-American 1995, 1995 and 1997. Set six SUNYAC, seven SUNYAC meet, seven school and two pool freestyle records. Received the James Fulton SUNYAC athlete award and Joseph Keyser Scholar-athlete awards 1988.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1999

Robert Coon- For contributions to the support and promotion of the blue devil athletic program. Vice President of Student Affairs emeritus (1969-91). Founding member of “The Blue and White Club.” Athletic Hall of Fame Committee member.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1998

Elaine Rake Harris- Track and field for four years. Four-time all-American indoor triple jump 1993 and 1994, outdoor triple jump 1992 and 1993. ECAC triple jump champion 1991. Seven-time New York State champion nine-time SUNYAC champion indoor and outdoor triple jump and indoor and outdoor long jump.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1998

Charles Collins-Track and Field. All-American decathlete 1985. School record holder for decathlon with 6654 points. State decathlon and pentathlon champion 1985. SUNYAC 400 intermediate hurdles champion. Third-best all-time pole vault with 14’ 6”.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1997

Joe Williams- Basketball. All-SUNYAC 1968-69 and 1969-70 seasons. SUNY Fredonia “Outstanding Athlete of the Year” and MVP for the 1968-69 season. Top 10 all-time career rebound list 1969-70. Leading scorer during 1968-69 season with 245 points.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1997

Fred Thompson- Track. Holds school record in 400m 4826. NCAA all-American 400m 1984. SUNYAC champion 400m 1984. Basketball four-year letterman.

-- Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1995

Jack VandeVelde- Baseball four-year letterman. Overall pitching record 19-11. Seven shutout games between 1974-77. Pitched a perfect game vs. Geneseo in 1974. Fewest walks in a season with 75. Retired most batters consecutively (23) in 1974. Lowest era in 1975-76 (.79).

-- Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1995

Chan Galbato- Baseball for four years. Held 1984-85 single season records: 12 doubles, 76 assists, 40 walks, 55 hits and 85 total bases. First team all-SUNYAC in 1984-85 season. Drafted by the Montreal Expos.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1998

Jason R. Fairlee- Track and field for four years. Three-time all-American in 1993 for indoor triple jump, outdoor triple jump and outdoor javelin. School record holder for new javelin with 106’8”.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1998

John Clendenin- For his contributions to the support and promotion of the Blue Devils athletic program. Five-sport letterman: Cross country, track and field, wrestling, basketball and soccer. Wrestling MVP 1970. Joseph N. Keyser “Senior athlete of the year” award recipient 1971.

-- Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1997

Steve Brickler- Soccer. SUNYAC player of the year 1986. First team all-SUNYAC 1985 and 1986. First team all-state 1986. Second team all-state 1985. MVP 1986.. Co-“Male athlete of the year” award recipient 1986-87. Leading scorer in 1985 with 16 points.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1997

Keith Norward- Track four-year letterman. 1985 NCAA all-American. Undefeated in high hurdles in both SUNYAC and NYST&FA in 1983, 1984 and 1985. Six-time SUNYAC high hurdles champion. Six-time NYST&FA high hurdles champion. Holds two SUNYAC records, two SUNY Fredonia records and two NYST&FA records.

-- Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1992

Amos Goodwine- Basketball four-year letterman. Scored 833 points. Top 12 all-time scorers and top 10 all-time career assists. MVP 1971-72 season. All-SUNYAC team 1969-70, 1970-71 and 1971-72.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1992

Bernard Prabucki- Track and cross-country four-year letterman. NCAA two-time all-American for cross country and track. Holds three SUNY Fredonia records. Six-time SUNYAC champion. SUNYAC hall of fame member.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1992

Michelle Woodard Ziemba- Cross country and track four-year letterman. Held nine school indoor and outdoor records. 1984 recipient of the Agnes I. Michaels “female athlete of the year” award.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1992

Kym Orr- Track and field. NCAA national champion and record holder, 1985. Seven-time SUNYAC champion. Six-time NYST&FA champion. NCAA four-time high jump all-American 1982, 1983, 1984.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1991

Lou Paganello- Track and field. Hammer two-time all-American 1979 and 1980. Holds school records for hammer, outdoor and indoor shotput. Four-time SUNYAC and NYST&FA champion for hammer 35 lb. weight.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1991

Barbara Rickard-Track and field four-year letterman. Two-time MVP. Outstanding senior athlete in 1981. Holds school records for indoor and outdoor hurdles.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1991

Mark Clifford- Basketball three-year letterman. Top 10 rebounders. All-conference SUNYAC 1974. Baseball four-year letterman. MVP `973 and 1974. All-conference SUNYAC 1974. Two one-hitters in 1974.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1991

Kenneth Supple-Soccer. Joseph N. Keyser award for senior athlete of the year for 1972-72 season. Record for career assists with 25 and most assists in a sincle game with six. Most assists in a single season 15.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1991

Edward Koenig- Soccer. Goalie for first soccer team in 1959. All-conference SUNYAC goalie 1962. All-New York State goalie in 1962. Baseball four-year letterman. Batted .360 in 1961. Fielding percentage .991 in 1963 at second base.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1991

Perla Hewes- Tennis. Undefeated in singles play in dual matches.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1986.

John Chapin- Swimming. Seven SUNYAC titles. All-American. Undefeated in backstroke. Holds 100 and 200 yard backstroke records.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1986.

Ronald Phillips- Soccer. All-New York State. SUNYAC all-conference. All-American 1963 and 1965. Jersey (number 1) retired in 1966.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1986.

Tim Gallineau- Baseball, basketball and soccer. SUNYAC all-conference. Earned 10 varsity letters.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1986.

George Whittier- Baseball, basketball and golf. Earned 11 varsity letters.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1986.

Bruce Heacock- Tennis. First singles. Lost one match in entire varsity career.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1986.

Dr. William McPhee- Baseball, basketball and golf. Earned nine varsity letters.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1986.

Neil Postman-Basketball. Scored in double figures in 44 out of 46 games. Hold record for most field goals in a single game with 19.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1986.

Thomas Barresi- Baseball, basketball and golf. Playmaker. Team leader. Held free-throw record.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1986.

Dr. Ernest Milner-Basketball. Playmaker. Defensive standout. Team won 22 and lost 9 during 1938-39 and 1939-40 seasons.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1986.

Joseph Keyser- Chair of the department of health and physical education. Director of athletics. Teacher. Coaches baseball, basketball, cross country and golf.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1986.

William Ludwig- Administrator. Teacher. Coached basketball, baseball, cross country and golf.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1986.

Agnes Michaels- Administrator and teacher.

– Hall of Fame Plaque, September 1986.

Chris Hughey- Basketball. All-American 1985 and 1986. SUNYAC Player of the Year 1985 and 1986. All-time leading scorer with 1,970 points and all-time leading rebounder with 1,006 rebounds. Single-season scoring average 23.3 points per game.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 2008

Chris Whitmore- All-American 2000 and 2001. SUNYAC Player of the Year 2000. All-time leading scorer with 50 goals and all-time points leader with 122.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 2008

Melanie (Yaskulski) Deemer- Softball. SUNYAC Player of the Year 2000. All-SUNYAC 2000 and 2001. All-time RBI leader with 105 and all-time leader in triples with 13. Single-season leader in hits with 45 and single-season leader in RBI’s with 37. Career batting average .331.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 2008

Robert Healy- Track and field. All-American decathlon 1984 and 1986. All-American 1600m relay 1984. NYSCTC decathlon champion 1984. NYSCTC champion 1600m relay 1983 and 1984. SUNYAC champion 1600m and 3200m relays 1986.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 2008

Bud Carpenter- For the support and promotion of the Blue Devils athletic program. Athletic trainer, scorekeeper, zamboni driver, counselor, “jack-of-all-trades” and helper.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 2008

Joe Caso- Baseball four-year letterman. All-SUNYAC two years. All-ECAC first team. School records: all-time leader with a batting average of .389, all-time leader RBI’s with 94 and all-time leader in doubles with 31.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 2006

Todd Grady- Cross country, indoor track, outdoor track. All-American 1992. SUNYAC outdoor track champion 10000m. SUNYAC indoor track champion 1500m. Member of the SUNYAC Hall of Fame.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 2006

Kristi L. (Buntich) Wiley- Soccer four-year letterman. All-SUNYAC three years. School records held: all-time top 10 goals (13), all-time top 10 assists (10), all-time top 10 points (36). Member of the SUNY Fredonia first winning women’s soccer team.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 2006

Dr. Tom Prevet- Director of athletics, teacher and coach. Coached baseball, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s tennis. Recipient of the Dr. Patrick Damore distinguished service award 2005.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 2006

Eric Springer- Track and field. Eight varsity letters. All-American 400 intermediate hurdles 1999. SUNYAC and NYSCTC champion 4x400 relay 1996 and 1997, 110 high hurdles 199 and 400 intermediate hurdles. School records held: 400 intermediate hurdles (51.84) and 4x400 relay (3:18.95).

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 2004

James Finnerty- Soccer two-year letterman. All-American first team 1996. All-SUNYAC first team 1995 and 1996. MVP 1995.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 2004

James Pinti – Hockey four-year letterman. All-American first team 1993-94. SUNYAC Player of the Year 1993-94. Top 10 career points with 116 and top five career assists with 93. Holds school record for wins in 1993-94 (29-1-4).

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 2004

Douglas Florkowski – Hockey four-year letterman. All-SUNYAC team 1994-95. Stop 10 career assists with 75, top 15 career points with 92. Leading defensive scorer on 1994-95 national “runner up” team.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 2004

James Ulrich- Coach. SUNYAC outdoor track champions 21 times and SUNYAC indoor track champions 15 times. NYST&FA champions 27 times. NYST&FA Soach of the Year four times. Recruited and coached over 65 all-Americans. US Track Coaches Association regional Coach of the Year 1994.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 2004

Grace King Odell- Indoor and outdoor track and volleyball. Earned 12 varsity letters. Seven-time all-American triple jump. ECAC triple jump champion 1994-95.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 2002

Jeff Lupu- Hockey for four years. All-American second team 1993-94. All-SUNYAC 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96. SUNYAC tournament MVP 1994 and 1995. All-time career points leader with 235, career goal laeader with 119. Second all-time career assists with 115. School record holder for wins in 1993-94 (22-0-3).

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 2002

Shelly Giardini Obuszewski– Basketball for four years. Four-year all-SUNYAC performer. First team all-SUNYAC 1993094 and 1994-95. SUNYAC “all-tournament” team 1994. All-time career scoring leader with 1,257 points and career rebound leader with 836.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 2002

Elizabeth Mangino Winters- Soccer for four years. All-SUNYAC 1992-93. All-time career scoring leader with 24 goals. Career points leader with 53. Top five in career assists.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 2002

Jeff Winden- Indoor and outdoor track and cross country. Earned 12 varsity letters. All-American cross country 1992 and 1993. All-American indoor track 1993 and 1994. New York State champion 3000m 1992, 1993 and 1994. Track and field SUNYAC champion 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 2002

Ryan Smock- Basketball for four years. First team all-SUNYAC 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93. SUNYAC champions 1992-93. NCAA tournament team 1992-93. Second all-time career scoring leader with 1,708 points. Top 10 career rebounds with 774. Holds school records for wins in a single season with 22.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 2002

Dean Bedgar- Basketball four-year letterman. Scored 1044 points and 937 recoubns. Had 27 rebounds in a single game.

   --Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1987

Dr. Robert FitzPatrick- Basketball four-year letterman. Outstanding playmaker and team leader. Member of the "Ironmen" team of 1942. Lead 1939-40 team to an 11-6 record.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1987

Charles L. Dennis- Teacher. Coached swimming, tennis and J.V. soccer. Began the Fredonia swim program in 1963.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1987

Donald W. Brenner- Track and cross country. All-American cross country 1980. Fist UNYAC cross country 1980. First NYST&F 500m 1981. SUNYAC scholar-athlete 1982. Outstanding senior athlete 1982.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1987

Thomas C. Scaglione- Basketball four-year letterman. Scored 1,118 points and 936 rebounds. MVP in 1970 with a record of 15-7. Most field goals in a single game with 17. All-SUNYAC conference in 1968 and 1970.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1987

Fred Ruterbusch- Track for two years. Javelin first place SUNYAC 1976. Javelin record with 208' in 1976. NCAA all-American javelin 1976. Shotput indoor records with 47'9.5" and Fredonia javelin record with 218'2" in 1977.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1989

Pat Occhiuto- Soccer for three years. All-New York State 1977 and 1978. Leading scorer in 1977. SUNYAC all-conference team 1977 and 1978.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1989

Ermanno Ritschl- Soccer for four years. All-New York State goalkeeper 1966 and 1967. SUNYAC all-conference goalkeeper 1967. Seniot athlete of the year and MVP 1967.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1989

James Mangano- Baseball for three years. No-hitter at Buffalo State in 1959. Basketball for three years. Top 15 all-time scoring 1957-60 with a 14.2 points per game average (786 points total). Scored over 30 points in five games.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1989

Neil Moore- Track and cross country for three years. Track all-American 800m 1978 and 1980. Holds SUNY Fredonia record for 800m (1:50.26). SUNYAC cross country hall of fame. SUNYAC scholar-athlete 1980. Joseph N. Keyser senior athlete of the year award winner 1979-80.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1988

Dale Till- Baseball for four years, basketball for two years. Fredonia records include most homeruns in a single game (3), most total bases in a single game (12), and more RBI's in a single season (20).

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1988

Gail Hunter- Basketball for four years, volleyball for four years and track for three  years. NYSAIAW all-star volleyball team 1980. Holds record for long jump with 15'11.75". Senior athlete of the year 1981.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1988

Peter Criscione- Baseball, basketball and soccer. Holds record for season batting average with .553. Hit above .420 in all four seasons. Played on first soccer team in 1959.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1990

Norman Sweet- Basketball. MVP 1981-82. Top 10 all-time scoring with 871 points and 340 assists.

-Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1990

Patrick R. Damore- Director of athletics and teacher. Coached soccer, basketball and tennis. Started SUNY Fredonia soccer program in 1959. First commissioner of SUNYAC in 1985.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1990

James Killian- Swimming. Unbeaten in 200yd breastroke in 14 straight meets. SUNYAC champion 100yd breaststroke 1969-70. Member of SUNYAC champion 400yd medly relat team 1969. MVP 1966-67. Fredonia outstanding athlete in 1969.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1990

Jeffrey Wallace- Basketball. MVP 1967-68. All-SUNYAC 1966-67, 1967-68. Top 10 all-time scoring with 903 points and top 10 all-time rebounds with 465.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1990

Daniel Mlodzeniec- Track and field. Three-time NCAA all-American (hammer twice, shotput once). SUNYAC and NYST&F seven-time individual champion. Senior male athlete of the year 1983. MVP 1983. Fredonia, SUNYAC and NYST&F record holder for indoor and outdoor shotput and 35lb weight.

--Hall of Fame Plaque, October 1990

Tom Cordaro played for the Blue Devils for three seasons (1994-96), when they won back-to-back SUNYAC titles, made two NCAA appearances and, while Cordaro was captain in 1996, ranked No. 1 nationally for a time. Cordaro received the A. Huntley Parker Award as the SUNYAC men’s soccer player of the year in 1995. Also after that season, he was chosen All-New York State Region and Second Team NSCAA/UMBRO All-American. He received the Dr. Sam Molnar Scholar-Athlete Award for the 1996-97 academic year.

Jonathan Payne, a center back on the men's soccer team, was a four-year starter, 1997 through 2000, and also a team captain. He was chosen All-SUNYAC three times, All-New York State Region three times, and Third Team NSCAA All-American in 2000. The Blue Devils posted 40 shutouts with Payne as a starter on defense and won 34 of 36 SUNYAC games, two SUNYAC titles, two ECAC titles, and made one NCAA appearance.

Jamie Ricigliano was a four-year player (1998-2001) and a three-time All-SUNYAC honoree in baseball. His name appears all over the Fredonia State hitting record lists, including career leadership in home runs (16) and runs scored (78). His also ranks in the top five in single-season batting average, career batting average, career hits, single-season homers, and career doubles.

Bill Hughes coached the Blue Devil men's basketball team for 10 seasons (1967-1976, 1977-78) and ranks second in school history in career wins and career winning percentage. Known for a disciplined style of play, Hughes’s Blue Devil teams allowed the fewest points in the nation four times (according to NCAA Division III and NAIA records). He coached five future Fredonia State Athletics Hall of Famers and was SUNYAC Coach of the Year in 1982 while coaching at the University at Buffalo. Hughes was NAIA District Coach of the Year at Roberts Wesleyan in 1967 and was inducted into the Roberts Wesleyan Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007.

Jennifer Robinson Fehrenbach was a member of the women's soccer team from 1999 until she graduated in 2002. Twice an All-SUNYAC selection, Fehrenbach graduated as the program's all-time leader in goals and points. She still holds the school record with 19 career assists and the single-season assists record of 13. She is a member of the 2003 graduation class.

Formerly from Rush, N.Y., she currently resides in Farmington, N.Y., with her husband, Noah, and their three children, Brynleigh, Rhylin, and Cruz.  She spent the last six years working as a senior marketing specialist at The Bonadio Group, a Top 100 CPA firm in the country specializing in accounting and auditing services. She recently resigned her position to become a stay-at-home mom.

--Hall of Fame Program, 2012

Michael Gibbons played four seasons on the men's basketball team, 1997-98 through 2000-01. He was a three-time All-SUNYAC selection who scored 1,163 points over four seasons, sixth on the school's all-time scoring list. He also grabbed 475 rebounds, 11th most by a Blue Devil. A two-time captain, Gibbons graduated in 2001. Originally from Olean, N.Y., he resides in North Tonawanda, N.Y. A graduate of Fredonia's environmental science program, Gibbons is a Lab Technician at the North Tonawanda Water Treatment plant. He and his wife, Katherine, have a son, Michael James. 

--Hall of Fame Program, 2012

Will Hamele played four seasons until he graduated -- 1999-2000 to 2002-03 -- in goal for the Fredonia State hockey team. He registered 2,291 saves, second-most in program history. His 38 wins and four shutouts are third and fourth, respectively, among Blue Devil goaltenders. He is one of only two men's hockey players to be twice named SUNYAC Player of the Year. In addition, he was First Team All-American in 2003. Born and raised in Dearborn, Mich., Hamele is a 1996 graduate of Edsel Ford High School. He now lives in Pikesville, Md., and works in the Baltimore City Public Schools. He and his wife, Rachel, have one daughter, 10-month-old Emma.

--Hall of Fame Program, 2012

Bryan Ingham specialized in multi-events during the 1992 through 1995 (his graduation year) men's track and field seasons. He twice won the New York State track and field decathlon and the pentathlon once. He was 10th in the nation in the decathlon at the NCAA championship meet as a sophomore. He was also was seventh in the long jump at the 1995 indoor meet. He was a member of eight SUNYAC and six NYSCT&FA title teams.

Originally from Hilton, N.Y., Ingham majored in mathematics at SUNY Fredonia and is an associate professor of mathematics at Finger Lakes Community College. He is married to Christine (Barnsdale) Ingham, a 4-year starter on the Fredonia State women’s soccer team. They have two sons, Tyler and Troy.

--Hall of Fame Program, 2012

Dr. Rick Joyce was a sprinter on the mens' track and field team from 1978 through 1981. He set school records in the 200 meters, and was part of two school record-setting relays, yet his specialty was the 400 meters. He won SUNYAC and NYSCTC championships in the 400 and set indoor and outdoor school records at the distance. The indoor mark stood for 11 years.

A graduate of Rush-Henrietta High School, Joyce holds a doctorate in chemistry from Penn State after graduating from Fredonia State in 1981. Since completing his graduate education, he has held senior-level positions in several large, multinational corporations. Currently he is the Group Executive for Innovation at Newmont Mining, one of the largest gold mining companies in the world. He and his wife, Aisa Nielsen, reside in Littleton, Col.

--Hall of Fame Program, 2012 


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