9/14/2011 Magazine Staff

Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Franklin & Marshall will induct seven individuals and one team into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, Sept. 23.

Jess Berline ’97, Victoria Jiranek ’94, Louis LeCalsey III ’62, Wes Lively ’76, Clinton D. Lynch ’74, Stephen Michaels ’00, and Stephen Miller ’00 will be inducted, along with the  1987-88 women’s basketball team.

  • The 1987-88 women’s basketball team will be inducted. The 1987-88 women’s basketball team will be inducted.

Jess Berline ’97 was a standout on the squash court, earning second-team All-American honors in each of his four years. He completed his career with a record of 89-38 (.701), leaving him second in career victories at F&M.

Victoria Jiranek ’94 is the most victorious women’s tennis player in the College’s history, posting a career mark of 87-21 in singles and 64-26 in doubles. This Dean’s List regular led the Diplomats to two top-15 year-end rankings.

Louis LeCalsey III ‘62 owns the men’s soccer record for  saves in a career, single season and game. He ranked  12th in the nation in saves per game in 1959 and seventh in 1960. The 1961 All-Middle Atlantic Conference South Division Team selection was later the first soccer coach at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.

Wes Lively ’76 was a four-year starter, anchoring the offensive line on two of F&M’s five undefeated football teams. The 1975 captain was a two-time All-Middle Atlantic Conference selection. Half of the top six years of rushing offense in the program’s history occurred during his tenure.

Clinton D. Lynch ’74 was one of the first four-year lettermen at F&M once the NCAA allowed freshmen to compete at the varsity level. A four-year starter at catcher, he was  a two-time All-Middle Atlantic Conference first-team choice. He sits atop of the list with a perfect record of throwing out all 23 runners who attempted to steal.

Stephen Michaels ’00 was a star swimmer, earning three All-American honors in his career. The two-time captain and team MVP is one of only five people in the history of the Centennial Conference to win a championship event four years in a row, taking the 500 freestyle each year.

Stephen Miller ’00 was also a star swimmer, earning four All-American certificates. Like his teammate, Michaels, Miller is one of only five people in the history of the Centennial Conference to win a championship event four years in a row. He pulled the feat in two different events, the 1,650 freestyle and the 400 individual medley.

The 1987-88 women’s basketball team posted  a program-best record of 25-4 in winning the Middle  Atlantic Conference South Championship and the  NCAA Mid-Atlantic Division. The squad advanced to  the NCAA Division III Elite Eight despite losing its starting guard to injury and lacking enough players to run full practices during the second half of the season.

For information about F&M’s Hall of Fame and its members, go to www.godiplomats.com/trad/hall.
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