Monday, June 12, 2017

MACfb News - LVC Announces Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2017

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ANNVILLE, Pa. – Five distinguished alumni and one former head coach will comprise the Lebanon Valley College Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2017. The annual induction ceremony, taking place every year since 1976, will take place Friday evening, Oct. 13 during the College's Homecoming Weekend.

The group of former Flying Dutchmen represent six sports: Amy Batz Brandt '07 (softball), Dan Kelly '07 (baseball, football), Stephanie Marguglio '07 (field hockey), Dan Pfeil '00 (men's basketball), and Cat Roth '06 (volleyball). Former football head coach Jim Monos will join the five alumni in entering the hall this fall.

The purpose of the Lebanon Valley College Athletic Hall of Fame is to recognize those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to LVC athletics. These individuals have helped bring recognition, honor, distinction, and excellence to Lebanon Valley College and its intercollegiate athletics program. Inductees must have graduated at least ten years earlier to be eligible for election.

Jim Monos – Football
The 2013 AFCA Regional and MAC Coach of the Year, and the all-time winningest football coach in LVC history, Jim Monos headed up the Dutchmen football program for 23 years. He is the only coach in program history to have guided Lebanon Valley to four postseason appearances, including wins in the 2009 and 2011 ECAC Southwest Bowls, and a 2013 NCAA Tournament berth following a MAC championship-winning campaign. Monos took over as head coach in 1986 after a successful stint as offensive coordinator at Shippensburg, his alma mater. He was named the MAC Co-Coach of the year in 1989, and in 1991 and 1992, he led the Dutchmen to their first back-to-back winning seasons since the late 1970s. After serving as offensive coordinator at Division II power Bloomsburg, Monos returned to LVC in 2004, inheriting a program that won just three games in three seasons prior to his arrival. In 2009, he led the Dutchmen to a program-record nine wins before retiring from Lebanon Valley in 2015 with 109 career victories.

Dan Kelly '07 – Baseball, Football
LVC's all-time leader in passing yards, completions, and touchdown passes, Dan Kelly was a two-sport star in football and baseball during his four-year career. As a quarterback, he threw for a program-record 5,934 yards and 61 touchdowns for the Dutchmen. He was named Second-Team All-MAC following his senior campaign after capping his stellar career by throwing for 430 yards and five touchdowns in LVC's 55-33 victory over longtime rival Albright in 2006. Kelly also made his presence known on the diamond and was a two-time MAC Commonwealth All-Conference selection, including a first-team pick following his senior season. He is the program's career leader in triples with 14, his 151 career hits rank him second on LVC's all-time list, and his 99 runs scored are third-best all time. He was named to the MAC's All-Century Baseball Team in 2013.

Amy Batz Brandt '07 – Softball
A key foundational player that helped lay the groundwork for LVC softball's ensuing decade of success on the national level, Amy Batz Brandt was a four-time MAC Commonwealth All-Conference First-Team honoree. The outfielder was one of the most consistent offensive threats in program history and still ranks fourth on the all-time hits list with 170 career base knocks. In 2006, she helped lead LVC to a then program-record 29 victories and the first conference championship game appearance in school history. For her career, she posted a .359 batting average and .428 slugging percentage to go along with 203 total bases, 77 runs scored, 65 RBI, and 17 stolen bases. Batz was also stellar in the classroom and was twice named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team.

Stephanie Marguglio '07 – Field Hockey
A three-time first-team all-conference honoree, Stephanie Marguglio was a key piece in leading the Dutchmen to an NCAA Division III Final Four appearance following the program's most recent MAC Commonwealth Championship in 2006. As a senior, she helped lead LVC to a 20-win season that included a pair of NCAA Tournament victories and two eight-game win streaks. Marguglio is one of LVC's 100-point scorers and ranks second in program history with 180 for her career, while her 78 goals are good enough to rank her third all-time. She was pegged NFHCA All-Region three times during her career and was named a first-team all-American following her junior campaign in 2005. The 2003 conference rookie of the year turned in one of the most productive four-year careers of any player in program history, capping it with an appearance in the NFHCA North-South All-Star Game in 2006.

Dan Pfeil '00 – Men's Basketball
One of a select few members of LVC's 1,000-point/500 rebound club, Dan Pfeil remains one of the most talented big men to ever suit up for the Dutchmen. He is the program's all-time leader in blocked shots with 185 and his 778 career rebounds rank third in program history. He netted 1,354 points during his four-year career, good enough to place him 15th all-time among Dutchmen. Pfeil helped lead Lebanon Valley to a MAC Commonwealth Championship in 1999, a pair of NCAA Division III Tournament berths as a freshman and junior, and ECAC Championships in 1998 and 2000. He was named MAC Commonwealth All-Conference three times over the course of his career, including back-to-back first-team accolades following his junior and senior campaigns.

Cat Roth '06 – Volleyball
The most productive setter in program history, Cat Roth helped lead Lebanon Valley to four consecutive 20-win seasons during the mid-2000s, including a 27-win campaign in 2005 that saw the Dutchmen make a run to the MAC Commonwealth Championship Match. She holds the program's career record for assists by a wide margin with 5,527; a mark she comfortably holds by more than 900 assists. Roth earned back-to-back AVCA All-Region Honorable Mention nods in 2004 and 2005 and re-set her own single-season program record for assists with 1,568 as a senior. She also proved a valuable defensive player, as evidenced by her 1,395 career digs; a number that still ranks fifth-best all time. For her efforts, Roth earned three all-conference honors, including first-team recognition following her junior and senior seasons.

* In addition to the six inductees comprising this year's Lebanon Valley College Athletic Hall of Fame Class, the school will also honor the 1997 and 2007 LVC field hockey teams, respectively, during the ceremony. Both squads made trips to the Final Four of the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament, with the 2007 team winning a program-record 21 games and the 1997 group racking up 20 victories en route to a conference title.