On Saturday, April 13, Hofstra Athletics inducted the sixth class of the Hofstra Athletics Hall of Fame. The sold out dinner honored seven former Hofstra student-athletes, representing eight sports, as well as the 1959-60 men’s basketball team and the 1981-82 women’s basketball team.
Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz, Vice President and Director of Athletics Jeffrey A. Hathaway, Pride Club President E. David Woycik and each inductee gave remarks. The individual inductees reflected on their careers and on being inducted into the Hall of Fame, while Coach Harvey Pyser (women’s basketball) and former student-athlete Stanley Einbender (men’s basketball) spoke on behalf of their respective teams.
The inductees were later recognized individually during halftime of the Hofstra-North Carolina men’s lacrosse game at James M. Shuart Stadium.
The Hall of Fame Class of 2013 is as follows:
Lena Malinowski (1998, Volleyball)
Kathleen (Mikowski) Durnin (2003, Lacrosse/Soccer)
Greg Polli (1986, Baseball)
Norman Richardson (2001, Basketball)
Lance Schulters (1998, Football)
Doug Shanahan (2002, Lacrosse/Football)
Alicia Smith (2000, Softball)
The 1959-60 Men’s Basketball Team
(Brant Alyea, Steve Balber, Curt Block, Mike Douglas, Steven Dunn, Stan Einbender, Adam Gadzinski, Richie Goldstein, Ted Jackson, Bob Lauster, John McGowan, Bob Stowers, Richie Swartz, Coach van Breda Kolff and Assistant Coach Paul Lynner)
The 1981-82 Women’s Basketball Team
(Eileen Emmert, Sheryl Hall, Karen Hickson, Donna Horoski, Liz Irwin, Amanda Johnson, Dia LaBella, Christine Lathuras, Diane Leonard, Dawn McGrath, Christine Morrow, Louisa Percudani, Myrna Pohl, Yvonne Risberg, Coach Pyser, Assistant Coach JoAnn Perricone, Assistant Coach Mary Jo Lorello and Manager Donna Jones)