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Royals Named To MAC All-Century Teams

 

Joe Fent

Two-time All-American Joe Fent '01 won four Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) men's cross-country individual titles during his standout career (1997-2000). 

Several former University of Scranton student-athletes have been named to the All-Century teams in their respective sports by the Middle Atlantic Conference as part of its 100-year anniversary as a conference (1912-2012).  The university points with pride to the following former Scranton student-athletes who have been recognized by the MAC for their accomplishments:

Women's Cross Country

  • Eileen Socorso -- Era: 1993-2002 -- Two top-5 finishes at the MAC championships (1996, 1997); two-time NCAA All-Regional (1996, 1997)

Men's Cross Country
  • Joseph Fent -- Era: 1993-2002 -- Four-time MAC champion (1997-2000); Four-time NCAA All-Regional (1997-2000); three-time NCAA championship qualifier (1998-2000); two-time All-American (1998, 2000); two-time Academic All-American (1999, 2000)

Field Hockey
  • Denise Atkinson -- Era: 1912-1987 -- Two-time All-MAC (1983, 1985); 57 goals and 11 assists in three years
  • Debbie Cox -- Era: 1912-1987 -- Two-time All-MAC (1984, 1985); four goals and four assists in three years
  • Denise Holub -- Era: 1912-1987 -- All-MAC (1981); six goals and three assists in two years
  • Mary Quinn -- Era: 1912-1987 -- All-MAC (1985); seven goals and one assist in three years
  • Kelly Wisnosky -- Era: 1912-1987 -- Three-time All-MAC (1983, 1984, 1985); three goals and four assists in four years
  • Karen Barlow -- Era: 1988-1992 -- Three-time All-MAC (1986, 1987, 1988)
  • Taryn Federico -- Era: 1988-1992 -- All-MAC (1991); 25 goals and 13 assists in three years
  • Judy Grimaldi -- Era: 1988-1992 -- Three-time All-MAC (1986, 1987, 1988); 51 goals and 17 assists in four years
  • Jen Sharp -- Era: 1988-1992 -- All-MAC (1991)
  • Traci Zarbatany -- Era: 1988-1992 -- MAC MVP (1989), All-MAC (1989); 49 goals and 19 assists in four years; 49 goals and 19 assists in four years
  • Tina Ballerini -- Era: 1993-2002 -- Three-time All-Freedom Conference (1996, 1997, 1998); 22 goals and 10 assists in four years
  • Sarah Moore -- Era: 1993-2002 -- Two-time All-Freedom Conference (1994, 1995); 14 goals and 10 assists in two years (1993 stats incomplete)
  • Andrea Thompson -- Era: 1993-2002 -- NFHCA third-team All-American (1997), NFHCA All-Region (1997), All-Freedom Conference (1996, 1997)
Women's Soccer
  • Sue Cately -- Era: 1912-1992 -- NSCAA All-American (1987); NSCAA All-Region (1987); two-time All-MAC (1986, 1987)
  • Monica Davidson -- Era: 1912-1992 -- NSCAA All-American (1989); two-time NSCAA All-Region (1989, 1990); three-time All-MAC (1987, 1989, 1990); 52 goals and 22 assists in four years
  • Holly Spiech -- Era: 1912-1992 -- three-time NSCAA All-American (1988, 1989, 1990); four-time NSCAA All-Region (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990); three-time All-MAC (1988, 1989, 1990); six goals and 14 assists in four years
  • Renee Zizza -- Era: 1912-1992 -- NSCAA All-American (1992); NSCAA All-American (1992); two-time All-MAC (1990, 1992); 18 goals and 18 assists in three seasons
  • Nicole Amato -- Era: 1993-2002 -- NSCAA All-American (1999); two-time NSCAA All-Region (1998, 1999); three-time All-Freedom Conference (1996, 1998, 1999); 53 goals and 15 assists in four years
  • Nicole Bayman -- Era: 1993-2002 -- NSCAA 2nd-team All-American (2000); two-time NSCAA All-Region (1999, 2000); three-time All-Freedom Conference (1998, 1999, 2000); Freedom Conference Player of the Year (2000); 30 goals and 14 assists in three years
  • Amy Connolly -- Era: 1993-2002 -- Four-time NSCAA All-Region (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000); four-time All-Freedom Conference (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000); 59 goals and 32 assists in four years
  • Andrea McGeary -- Era: 1993-2002 -- NSCAA All-Region (1996); three-time All-Freedom Conference (1994, 1995, 1996); 15 goals and 10 assists in four years
  • Meghan Quinlan -- Era: 1993-2002 -- Four-time NSCAA All-Region (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001); Four-time All-Freedom Conference (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001); Freedom Conference MVP (2001); 51.5 career shutouts in four years
  • Karin Sandstrom -- Era: 1993-2002 -- All-Freedom Conference (1997); posted five shutouts in 1997
  • Sara Suchoski -- Era: 2003-2011 -- Two-time NSCAA All-American (2001, 2003); four-time NSCAA All-Region (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004); four-time All-Freedom Conference (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004); Freedom Conference Rookie of the Year (2001); three-time Freedom Conference Player of the Year (2002, 2003, 2004); 69 goals and 34 assists in four years
Men's Basketball
  • Gene Mumford -- Era: 1967-1974 -- Two-time All-American (1970, 1971); Two-time NABC All-Middle Atlantic Region (1969, 1971); Les Dickman Award (1971); Three-time first-team All-MAC (1969, 1970, 1971); school-record 1,901 career points
  • Irv Johnson -- Era: 1975-1982 -- Three-time All-American (1977, 1978, 1980); Three-time NABC All-Middle Atlantic Region (1977, 1978, 1980); Les Dickman Award (1980); Two-time first-team All-MAC Northern Division (1978, 1980); second all-time in Scranton history with 1,859 career points; School-record 1,259 career rebounds
  • Bill Bessoir -- Era: 1983-1987 -- Three-time All-American (1983, 1984, 1985); Three-time NABC All-Middle Atlantic Region (1983, 1984, 1985); Les Dickman Award (1985); Three-time first-team All-MAC Northern Division (1983, 1984, 1985); 1,630 career points; Played on the 1983 national championship team
  • J.P. Andrejko -- Era: 1988-1992 -- Two-time All-American (1987, 1988); Three-time NABC All-Middle Atlantic Region (1986, 1987, 1988); Les Dickman Award (1988); Three-time first-team All-MAC Northern Division (1986, 1987, 1988); fifth all-time in Scranton history with 1,731 career points
  • Jason Hoppy -- Era: 1988-1992 -- All-American (1993); Two-time NABC All-Middle Atlantic Region (1992, 1993); Les Dickman Award (1993); Two-time first-team All-MAC Northeast (1992, 1993); 1,717 career points

Women's Basketball
  • Deanna Kyle -- Era: 1912-1988 -- NCAA Division III Player of the Year (1985); MAC Northern Division Most Valuable Player (1985); All-MAC Northeast Section (1985); Played on 1985 national championship team
  • Shelley Parks -- Era: 1912-1988 -- NCAA Division III Player of the Year (1987); MAC Northern Division Most Valuable Player (1987); Two-time All-MAC Northeast Section (1985, 1987); 1,006 career points; Played on 1985 national championship team
  • Laura Pikulski -- Era: 1989-1993 -- All-American (1992); MAC Northeast Section Most Valuable Player (1992); All-MAC Northeast Section (1992); fourth all-time in Lady Royals' history with 824 career rebounds
  • Lynne Kempski -- Era: 1989-1993 -- All-American (1993); MAC Northeast Section Most Valuable Player (1993); three-time All-MAC Northeast Section (1991, 1992, 1993); 1,378 career points
  • Jennifer Nish -- Era: 1994-2003 -- Three-time All-American (1995, 1996, 1997); Dr. Harold Davis Award (1997); Three-time MAC Freedom League Most Valuable Player (1995, 1996, 1997); Three-time first-team All-MAC Freedom (1995, 1996, 1997); School-record 2,178 career points
  • Kelly Halpin -- Era: 1994-2003 -- Three-time All-American (1998, 1999, 2000); Dr. Harold Davis Award (2000); MAC Freedom League co-Most Valuable Player (1998); Three-time first-team All-MAC Freedom (1998, 1999, 2000); third all-time in Scranton history with 1,865 career points
  • Taryn Mellody -- Era: 2004-2012 -- Three-time All-American (2005, 2006, 2007); Dr. Harold Davis Award (2007); Two-time Freedom Conference Most Valuable Player (2005, 2006); Three-time first-team All-Freedom Conference (2005, 2006, 2007); second all-time in Scranton history with 1,932 career points

Women's Swimming & Diving
  • Christine Lubrano -- Era: 1994-2003 -- Won 10 MAC individual championships and eight relay titles; two-time Eavenson Award winner (1994, 1995; most outstanding swimmer at MAC championships); member of two MAC championship teams (1995, 1996)
  • Sarah Gazdalski -- Era: 1994-2003 -- All-American (1999, 200 backstroke); won 11 MAC individual titles; two-time Eavenson Award winner (1998, 2000; most outstanding swimmer at MAC championships); currently holds school records in the 100 and 200 backstroke

Women's Lacrosse
  • Liz Baumbach -- Era:  1994-2012 -- All-American (2003); MAC Most Valuable Player (2002, 2003), MAC Rookie of the Year (2000), MAC 1st-team selection (2001, 2002, 2003); Royals' all-time leading scorer with 344 total points (251 goals, 93 assists)

Baseball
  • Scott Sannito -- Era: 1987-1993 -- Two-time 1st-team All-MAC selection (1989, 1990); 1st-team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA, 1990)
  • Tom Sohns -- Era: 1974-1986 - Three-time 1st-team All-MAC selection (1973, 1975, 1976); ECAC Coaches All-America team (1976); played five seasons of professional baseball in the Cincinnati Reds organization (1976-1980)

Softball
  • Sandy Cameli -- Era: 1912-1988 -- Member of two MAC championship teams (1979, 1981) and three teams that advanced to the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW, 1980 & 1981) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, 1982) tournaments.  First-team All-MAC selection (1982).
  • Kelly Guiton -- Era:  1912-1988 -- CoSIDA Academic All-American (1981).  First-team All-MAC selection (1988)
  • Maryann Tarantino -- Era:  1912-1988 - Member of two MAC championship teams (1981, 1983) and four teams that advanced to the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW, 1980 & 1981) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, 1982 & 1983) tournaments.  First-team All-MAC selection (1982) and Royals' all-time leader in home runs (25).

Men's Tennis
  • John Wunder -- Era:  1974-1983 -- Middle Atlantic Conference singles champion (1980); team captain (1980); NCAA qualifier (1980); University of Scranton Wall of Fame Class of 1992
  • Clay Yeager -- Era:  1984-2003 - Two-time Middle Atlantic Conference singles champion (1995, 1996); Middle Atlantic Conference singles runner-up (1994); Three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American (1994, 1995, 1996); University of Scranton Wall of Fame Class of 2006

Men's Golf
  • Will Carey -- Era:  1984-1993 - Middle Atlantic Conference individual champion (1988); NCAA postgraduate scholarship recipient (1988); CoSIDA Academic All-American (1988); member of 1988 MAC championship team; three-time NCAA Division III championship participant (1986, 1987, 1988); University of Scranton Wall of Fame Class of 2002
  • Ed Karpovich  -- Era: 1974-1983 - Two-time Middle Atlantic Conference individual champion (1974, 1976); two-time NCAA championship participant (1974, 1976); University of Scranton Wall of Fame Class of 1985