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Wall of Fame Inductees

Wall of Fame Inductees

This year’s Wall of Fame class includes the women’s basketball tandem of Katie (Dougherty) Fischer ’04 and Kate (Pierangeli) Pearson ’04; former men’s and women’s swim coach Tomm Evans; men’s soccer standout from the 1980 NCAA runner-up team Mark Haley ’81; women’s tennis standout Krissy (Killiany) Dommes ’92; and four-time women’s soccer all-conference selection and current Royal women’s soccer Head Coach Colleen (Murphy) Pivirotto ’04

The Wall of Fame was founded in 1970 to honor student-athletes, administrators and those in the community who have been instrumental in the overall development of the University’s athletics program. This year’s class brings the Wall’s membership to 238. 
Katie FisherKate Pearson

Fischer and Pearson added to the rich history of Lady Royal basketball, leading the program to 95 wins, two Freedom Conference championships (2002, 2004), and NCAA Sweet 16 (2002) and Elite Eight (2004) berths under then-head coach Mike Strong. 

A four-year starter, Fischer excelled on both ends of the court, finishing her career with 1,119 points, 304 assists and 301 steals, ranking her in the top 15 in all three categories at the time of her graduation. She was named honorable mention All- American by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association in 2004. 

Pearson’s achievements were also impressive — and not just on the basketball court. As a three-year member of the women’s lacrosse team, she was named first-team All-Middle Atlantic Conference three times and earned first-team All-Metro Region honors by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) in 2004. Her most noteworthy achievements, however, came in basketball, where she was twice named All-American by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA, 2003, 2004) and first-team All-Freedom Conference three times (2002-2004). 

Tomm Evans

Evans began his coaching career at the University in 1992 as an assistant under then-head coach and 2003 Wall of Fame inductee Dave Hair. They led the women’s program to back-to-back Middle Atlantic Conference titles (1995, 1996) before Evans was promoted to head coach in 1997. In 11 seasons, he guided the men’s team to a 65-46 record (.585) and the women to a 107-26 mark (.805) in dual-meet competition. The women’s team added two more conference titles during his tenure, winning the MAC championship in 2004 and the inaugural Landmark title in 2008. 

Mark Haley

Haley was instrumental in the men’s soccer program’s meteoric rise under 1986 Wall of Fame inductee and current Associate Director of Athletics Steve Klingman, who took over as head coach in 1973 following a 4-6-3 season and led the Royals to the first of their 11 straight NCAA tournament berths just four years later. He scored 27 goals in his career — which is currently 13th all-time in Scranton history — in helping the Royals to 63 wins, including three Middle Atlantic Conference North and overall championships and four NCAA berths. 

Krissy Dommes

Dommes made history when she became the first women’s tennis player to be inducted into the Wall of Fame. She led the Royals to three Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) league titles (1989, 1990, 1992), two MAC Northern Division championships (1990, 1992) and an overall record of 40-9 (.816) under then-head coach Doug Brickel. She recorded four winning seasons in singles and ended her career with a 37-9 record (.804), which is currently the fourth-highest winning percentage and the fifth-most victories in the program’s history. 

Collen Pivirotto

As a four-year starter as a center midfielder on the women’s soccer team, Pivirotto and her teammates led the Royals to 71-13-4 overall record (.830), including four Freedom Conference championships and four NCAA tournament berths, under then-head coach, the late Joe Bochicchio, a 2002 Wall of Fame inductee. She returned to her alma mater in 2008 as women’s soccer head coach and has led the Royals to an overall record of 87-39-16 (.669), including three Landmark titles (2010, 2011, 2013) and four NCAA tournament appearances (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014), over a seven-year span.

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