October 1, 2009

Wesley to Induct 2009 Hall of Fame Class

DOVER, Del. - On the evening of Friday, October 2, Wesley College will induct a record 18 former student-athletes into its Athletic Hall of Fame.

The induction will be held in downtown Dover at the Schwartz Center for the Arts as part of Wesley's Homecoming 2009 festivities.

Below is complete listing of the inductees listed alphabetically by sport:

BASEBALL
Matt Addonizio '99/'01 (also Men's Soccer) was an All-PAC selection and ranks in Wesley's record book in runs scored, stolen bases, at bats and fielding percentage.  He was a team captain in both baseball and men's soccer and was a Dean's List student in the classroom.  He later served as both an assistant coach and head coach of the baseball program and is the winningest coach in women's tennis history.

MEN'S BASKETBALL
Steve Eady '93 finished his career as Wesley's all-time scoring leader and is currently third all-time with 1,708 points.  As a senior, he rated among the NCAA Division III scoring leaders with an average of 27.9 points per game.  He still rates among Wesley's all-time leaders in steals and assists and holds the school records for points in a game with 49 and season scoring average.  Eady was also a team captain as a senior.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Michelle (Vincent) Williamson '98
finished her career as the school's all-time leading scorer and rebounder and still rates among Wesley's all-time leaders in points, rebounds and blocked shots.  A Dean's List student and an all-conference selection, she served as a team captain.

FOOTBALL
Jimmy Connolley '95 (also Men's Lacrosse) was an All-America Honorable Mention on the gridiron in 1994 and was also named All-ECAC.  At the time of his graduation he ranked 11th in NCAA Division III history in pass efficiency.  He ended his carerr as Wesley's all-time leading passer and is currently third in the school record book in passing touchdowns, passing yards, and pass completions.  On the lacrosse field, Connolley was led the team in scoring in both 1994 and 1995. 

Chris Furrule '94 was named an All-American and All-ECAC in 1993, a year in which he was also named the team's Most Improved Player and its Defensive Player of the Year.  He ranks in Wesley's top five in career quarterback sacks and was the all-time leader when he graduated.  A Dean's List student, he later joined the Wesley coaching staff.

Curt Hahn '95 was a two-time All-American and two-time All-ECAC selection earning both honors in the 1994 and 1995 seasons.  He was a member of the 1995 defense that rated second in Division III and ranks among the schools all-time leaders in tackles and tackles for loss.  Hahn was named the team's Rookie of the Year in 1992, its Most Improved Player in 1993 and the Defensive Player of the Year in 1994.  He was also awarded the team MVP Award and the Murray Award in 1995 and was the school's Male Athlete of the Year in 1994 and 1995.

Jon Hardy '94 is the only player in school history to earn All-America honors in the same season at two different positions, earning the honor in 1994 as both a punter and a free safety.  An All-ECAC pick in 1993 and 1994, he ranks among Wesley's all-time leaders in punting, interceptions, tackles, blocked kicks and set a school record with 26 tackles against Thomas More in 1993.

Joe Kingsborough '95 was an All-American and an All-ECAC pick as a senior.  He was named the MVP of the 1993 ECAC Championship and played in the National Division III All-Star Game.  As a senior, he was a member of defense that ranked second in Division III.  Kingsborough rated in the top 10 at Wesley in tackles, tackles for loss and sacks at the time of his graduation.  A two-time team captain, he was also a Dean's List student in the classroom.

Trevor Perkins '97 (also Men's Lacrosse) was a two-time Academic All-American and a member of the 1995 defense that rated second in Division III.  At the time of his graduation, he ranked among the school's all-time leading tacklers.  On the lacrosse field, he served as a team captain for the Wolverines.  A Dean's List student in the classroom, Perkins was named to the CoSida Academic All-District team.

Ken Pippin '92 was the first Wesley student-athlete to be named an All-American after the school joined NCAA Division III, earning the honor in 1990.  He was the National Player of the Week as a junior and former Wesley President Dr. Stewart retired his jersey in 1994.  He ranks in the top 10 all-time at Wesley in sacks, tackles for loss, tackles and blocked kicks.  A team captain as a player, Pippin went on to spend three years on the sidelines as an assistant coach for the Wolverines. 

Rick Renshaw '93 was the USA Today National Player of the Week and was the MVP of the 1991 ECAC Championship.  He ranks in the Wolverines' top five in pass efficiency, passing yards, touchdowns and completions.  A team captain as a player, he spent one year as an assistant coach at Wesley.

Craig Stephenson '74 was an All-American in 1973 and participated in the National Junior College All-Star Game.  Stephenson was the team's leading tackler and an all-conference selection in each of his two seasons.  He was a team captain and a Dean's List student.

MEN'S LACROSSE
James Horan '96
is the school record holder with 688 saves.  He finished among the national leaders in both saves and save percentage in 1995 and 1996.  Horan also holds the school record for career and season save percentage and saves in a season and served as a team captain during the first year's of varsity men's lacrosse at Wesley College.  

Joe Kline '98 is the all-time leader in both goals scored and points in a career for the Wolverines.  He has multiple seasons which rank in the top 10 in single season points and goals at Wesley.  A team captain, Kline helped lead the Wolverines to an ECAC Championship.

John Maroney '99 was an All-PAC selection and helped lead the Wolverines to a pair of ECAC Championships.  At the end of his career, he rated second at Wesley in career saves and save percentage.  A team captain, he went on to become an assistant coach at Wesley.

Kevin McDermott '99 finished his career among the all-time leading scorers at Wesley College.  An All-PAC selection, he still rates second in career goals, third in points and is in the top 10 in assists.  He has the top two single season marks for goals in a season and the third highest single season point total.  A team captain and a Dean's List student, he helped guide Wesley to a pair of ECAC Championships.

MEN'S SOCCER
Ed Muntz '93
(also Men's Tennis and as a coach) still holds all of Wesley's career records with 117 career points, 43 career goals and 31 assists.  In 1991, he set school records with 17 goals, 12 assists and 46 points.  Muntz was a two-time team captain in soccer and captained the tennis team as well.  Upon his graduation, he joined the men's soccer coaching staff as an assistant and later became the first and only coach the school has had in women's soccer.  As a head coach, Muntz is the winningest coach in both women's soccer and men's tennis.  He has posted 118 wins in 14 years on the soccer field and won 71 in 14 seasons in men's tennis. 

WOMEN'S SOCCER
Kristin Lupo ' 98 led the women's soccer during its transition from a club to varsity status.  Despite only three years of her career coming at the varsity level, Lupo still rates among the school's all-time leaders in goals, assists and points.  A team captain at Wesley, Lupo is the currently the head coach at Dover High School.