Saint Vincent College Athletic Hall of Fame

The Saint Vincent College Athletic Hall of Fame honors those who excelled in varsity athletics during their tenure at Saint Vincent College and post-graduation athletic success. Individuals who have coached a varsity sport at Saint Vincent may be inducted as a special awardee. The Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee may also honor an entire varsity team for special recognition of an anniversary of high importance.

Nominees for the Athletic Hall of Fame must share a dedication to athletic achievement, to their sport and to Saint Vincent College. Those being nominated should also possess the following qualities:

  • Graduated over 10 years ago (does not apply to coaches)
  • Coached or excelled in a varsity sport while at Saint Vincent
  • Post-Saint Vincent College athletic success
  • Post-graduation commitment to Saint Vincent

CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR'S AWARDEES

Patricia Chabala
Patricia J. Chabala, C’88

  • About Patricia

    Patricia J. Chabala graduated in 1988 with a bachelor of arts degree in liberal arts, with a sociology concentration. A native of Bridgeville, she was a member of the College’s first softball team and put together an impressive career in the pitcher’s circle. A four-time All-NAIA District 18/Keystone Empire College Conference honoree, Chabala threw the first no-hitter and perfect game in team history. The Bearcats were a combined 45-24 during her career, with their 15 victories in 1986 remaining a school record until 2008. Following graduation, Chabala enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and served on its search and rescue team. She earned a master’s in social work from the University of Pittsburgh and is currently employed as a licensed social worker and special needs coordinator at the Francis F. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She has traveled to Uganda to volunteer with missionary teams, volunteers at the Comea House homeless shelter and serves as a foster home for Cheyenne Animal Shelter. In her spare time, Chabala enjoys softball, running, hiking and volunteering and recently completed a 200-mile relay in Colorado with a team comprised of active duty and veteran military women.

Daniel Consuegra
Daniel E. Consuegra, C’06

  • About Daniel

    Daniel E. Consuegra graduated in 2006 with a bachelor of science degree in management, before earning master’s degrees from Saint Vincent in both curriculum and instruction and school administration. A native of Damascus, Maryland, Consuegra is the baseball team’s only two-time All-American. He was also a three-time All-American Mideast Conference (AMC) honoree and three-time NAIA All-Region selection. Consuegra spent the first three years of his career as a middle infielder before moving to catcher as a senior and graduated as the team’s all-time leader with 188 career hits, which currently ranks second in team history. Over the course of his 150-game career, he batted .395 with 12 home runs, 35 doubles, 98 runs scored and 135 RBI. In 2003, the Bearcats won a team-record 27 games, before following that up with a 26-win campaign in 2004 that resulted in the team’s only AMC title and a trip to the NAIA Region IX finals. The team topped the 20-win mark and reached the AMC playoffs in each of Consuegra’s final two seasons. Consuegra is currently the principal at Apollo-Ridge High School, while he and wife Kristin (Hozak), a 2008 SVC graduate, reside in Plum with their children, Tyson, Paxton and Lucy.

Nicole Karr
Nicole H. Karr, C'04

  • About Nicole

    Nicole H. (Hinerman) Karr graduated in 2004 with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology education and early childhood and elementary education, before earning a master’s degree from Saint Vincent in curriculum and instruction. A native of Greensburg, Karr was a four-year starter and three-year captain for the softball team and remains the program’s record-holder in nearly every offensive category. She burst onto the scene as a freshman by hitting a then-school-record 13 doubles. As a junior, she earned All-AMC accolades after batting .415 with 34 hits, setting school records with six triples and 15 doubles. Her senior season remains arguably the finest in team history, as she led the AMC with a .538 batting average and 21 doubles, both of which remain school records, while she also set school standards with a .925 slugging percentage and .583 on-base percentage. Following the season, Karr was named a recipient of the E. Albert DeLuca Award for dependable and responsible leadership. Following graduation, she remained with the team as an assistant under head coach Kristen Zawacki, before being named head coach in 2006. In her 13-year tenure, she has led the team to 257 wins, including Presidents’ Athletic Conference titles and trips to the NCAA playoffs in both 2016 and 2019. Karr resides in Irwin and enjoys exercising, the outdoors, traveling and spending time with her family.

Kenny Roberts
Kenny J. Roberts, C’05

  • About Kenny

    Kenny J. Roberts graduated in 2005 with a bachelor of arts in communication and minor in sociology. A native of Falling Waters, West Virginia, Roberts was among the top point guards in the nation during his career (2001-05) with the men’s basketball team. Roberts started all 121 games, scoring 1,704 points, the fourth-most in team history. He also ranks second in team history with 467 career assists and 249 steals, while his 192 career three-point field goals rank in the top five all-time. Roberts was twice named NAIA All-America, earning the honors as a junior in 2004 and a senior in 2005, while he was a four-time All-AMC selection. With Roberts at point guard, the Bearcats went a combined 97-24, reaching the NAIA National Championship Tournament in each of his four years. Following graduation, Roberts played professionally in England, while also serving a stint as assistant coach on D.P. Harris’ Saint Vincent staff. Currently, he resides in Inwood, West Virginia and is employed by Grafton Integrated Health Network as a direct support professional and is a regional director for ACN.

Edward Sagan
Edward R. Sagan, C’87

  • About Edward

    Ed Sagan graduated in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a minor in mathematics. A four-year starter in goal for the men’s soccer team, he remains one of just two SVC soccer players to earn All-America honors twice. He was also a two-time all-conference selection and was named Academic All-America as a senior. Sagan remains the team’s record-holder with 39 career wins in goal, while his six shutouts in 1984 stood as a record for 20 years and still rank second all-time. He also owns one of the top individual performances in team history, with 23 saves in a 1985 match against West Virginia Wesleyan, the second-most in the program’s 53 years. After helping the Bearcats to a then-school record 12 wins in 1984, Sagan played an integral role a year later when the Bearcats went 17-3 overall and 9-0 in conference, advancing to the NAIA National Tournament. In the first round, 12th-seeded SVC defeated top seed Alabama-Huntsville 2-1 in overtime, before dropping a 1-0 heartbreaker to eventual national finalist Fresno Pacific. For his performance, Sagan was named to the NAIA Championship All-Tournament Team. After graduating, he earned an MBA at Ohio University and now works as director of global procurement for the Fashion Bed group. He has remained active as a youth soccer official and coach, and has completed six Chicago Marathons as part of Team World Vision, which raises money to provide clean water to villages in Africa. Ed and his wife, Kristine, reside in Riverside, Illinois, and are the parents of two sons.

Terrance Smith
Dr. Terrance D. Smith, C’05

  • About Terrance

    Dr. Terrance D. Smith graduated in 2005 with a bachelor of science degree in business management, and has subsequently earned an MBA from Grantham University and a doctorate of business administration from Walden University. A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Smith enjoyed a prolific four-year career for the men’s basketball team (1997-2001), twice being named NAIA All-America while also earning three All-AMC honors. Smith graduated as the Bearcats’ all-time career scoring leader with 1,819 points, which still ranks second in team history, while he totaled 173 career three-point field goals during a four-year span in which the Bearcats went 85-42, winning conference championships and advancing to the NAIA National Tournament in both 1998 and 2000. Following Saint Vincent, Smith enlisted in the U.S. Army, reaching the rank of chief warrant officer 2. Over a 12-year military career, he served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and earned a number of honors, including a Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation and Army Achievement Medals and Iraq and Afghanistan Campaign Medals with Combat Stars. After his military career, Smith returned to SVC to serve as assistant men’s basketball coach and join the faculty in the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government. During his five-year tenure as assistant coach, the Bearcats twice won PAC titles to advance to the NCAA playoffs. In April 2019, Smith was elevated to head coach. In the McKenna School, he serves as an assistant professor of management, teaching courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, while he is the executive director of the Kennametal Center for Operational Excellence. He resides in Latrobe and has four children: Kobe, Maya and twins Cadence and Kyra. 

David Suski
David J. Suski, C’06

  • About David

    David J. Suski graduated from Saint Vincent in 2006 with a bachelor of arts degree in communication. A native of Donora, he started every game over his four-year career with the men’s soccer team and remains the program’s all-time leader in career goals (56) and points (137). Named NAIA All-America and NSCAA/Adidas All-Region following his 2005 senior season, Suski was a four-time All-AMC honoree. Suski scored at least 10 goals and 27 points in each of his four seasons and was the team’s leading scorer in each of his final three years. He twice netted 16 goals in a season, in both 2003 and 2005, which remains the third-most in a single-season. The total also ranked first in the AMC in 2005, a season in which the Bearcats won 12 games and advanced to the NAIA Region IX semifinals. Suski was named the recipient of the 2005-06 Bearcat Athletic Club Award, given to the College’s most outstanding athlete. He currently works as a senior analyst for procurement for Seneca Resources in Pittsburgh, while he is an active volunteer with the Cranberry CUP, an organization of homeowners’ associations that raises funds for those who have experienced severe financial stress due to medical or other hardships. The son of Dave and Diane Suski, he and wife, Shelly, reside in Cranberry and have two children, Greyson and Oaklynn.

Tony Washam
Tony L. Washam, C'05

  • About Tony

    Tony L. Washam graduated in 2005 with a bachelor of arts degree in communication and minor in sociology. A New Castle, Delaware native, he remains the most decorated player in Saint Vincent men’s basketball history. The three-time NAIA All-American and four-time First Team All-AMC selection scored a school-record 2,747 points over his four-year career. He also holds career records for steals (289) and free throws (1,029), while his 971 career rebounds rank second in team history. Washam burst onto the scene as a freshman, averaging 23.0 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. As a sophomore, he was named AMC Player of the Year and NAIA All-America after averaging 23.4 points and 8.9 rebounds. In 2003-04, Washam again earned All-America honors, averaging a school-record 28.3 points per game and leading the Bearcats to the AMC tournament title and a third straight trip to the NAIA National Tournament. As a senior, Washam again led the AMC in scoring with an average of 25.2 points, being named AMC Player of the Year for the second time while earning his third straight NAIA All-America honor. His 757 points during that 2004-05 season remain a team record. With Washam on the team, the Bearcats went a combined 97-24, with four NAIA National Championship Tournament appearances. Following graduation, Washam embarked on a 14-year professional career, playing in Israel, Brazil and Argentina. He currently is involved in a number of civic activities as a volunteer with at-risk teens and an advocate for mental health. Washam is the proud father of daughter Kaylee. 

1994 Volleyball Team
1994 Women's Volleyball Team

  • About the Team

    In 1994, the Saint Vincent College women’s volleyball team reached the NAIA National Championship Tournament for the first time in program history, finishing with a 26-7 overall record. After losing in the Keystone Empire Collegiate Conference championship match to Westminster, the Bearcats exacted revenge by defeating the Titans on their home court in the championship match of the NAIA Northeast Regional tournament to earn a trip to the national tournament in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Though they were eliminated early from the tournament, Saint Vincent was given the NAIA National Championship Sportsmanship Award. The trip to nationals was the culmination of a stellar season, during which SVC was consistently ranked in the top three of the Northeast Region, and a number of Bearcats earned postseason recognition. Head coach Sue Hozak was named both the KECC and Northeast Region Coach of the Year, while four players – Amy DeLisa, Melanie (Pachuta) Carnot, Kim (Brozinski) Siwula and Becky Pekala – earned All-KECC accolades. DeLisa and Pachuta were also named All-Region and NAIA All-America, while DeLisa and Hopwood were recognized as NAIA All-American Scholars. The 1994 squad remains the only team in SVC volleyball history to reach the national tournament.


Past Awardees
2019

Patricia J. Chabala, C’88
Daniel E. Consuegra, C’06, G’15
Nicole H. (Hinerman) Karr, C’04, G’13
Kenny J. Roberts, C’05
Edward R. Sagan, C’87
Terrance D. Smith, C’05
David J. Suski, C’06
Tony L. Washam, C’05

2018

Richard E. Boysen, C’86
Jeffrey A. Giordan, C’93
Melissa A. (Shell) Hayes, C’97
Kelly N. Morda, C’02
Anthony L. Morocco III, C’98
Eugene T. Oberst, C’71
Jeffrey A. Sheldon, C’84
Tara L. (Cochrane) Warrington, C’00
Dean M. Zanella, C’87

2017

1949-1950 Bearcat Football Team
Michael J. Kozy Jr., C'92
Keith E. McCombs, C'89
David J. Morgan, C'02
Thomas E. Skoloda, Ph.D., P'60, C'64
Lisa M. (Dean) Sydeski, C'92

2016

1990-1991 Men’s Basketball Team
Jacqueline M. (Capizzi) Ansell, C'92
Jeffery D. Ansell, C'90
Cara M. (Gigliotti) Biskup, C'00
Gregory C. Ehalt, C'70
Dominick J. Masocco, C'61
Thomas “Corky” Masters, C'67
Karen (Szczepanski) Oluvic, C'95
Mark J. Owens, C'87

2015

1978 NAIA National Championship Bowling Team
1985 NAIA District 18 Championship Men’s Soccer Team
David J. Baker, C’79
Frank J. Butter, C’87
†Enrico P. Campi, C’84
Randy Dyer, C’70
Martin R. Kohler, C’96
Marcia M. Nelson, M.D., C’90
Robert D. Page, C’83
Richard L. Payne, C’62
Sharon L. White, C’88

2014

Dennis C. Berrier, C'71
Kathleen D. Bravin, C'91
William J. Bravin, C'64
Melanie S. (Pachuta) Carnot, C'95
Don Paul “DP” Harris, C'13
Francis T. “Tarr” Harris, C'69
Sandra L. (Brestensky) Mitchell, R.N., C'91
Robert S. Owens, C'93
†Bernard J. Ozolins, C'61
James H. Wirth, C'63

2013

†Charles P. Ajemian, Esq., C'64
Robert T. Farrell Jr., C'72
Renee M. (McCracken) Furr, C'94
Thomas A. Goetz, C'64
Daniel P. Lhota, C'80
John C. Pranaitis, C'67
Kenneth Sweder, C'65
Amy P. (Gierl) Winkler, C'93

2012

Robert D. Belan, C'62
Amy S. DeLisa, C'97
Beth A. (Rosensteel) Dixon, C'87
†Kevin C. Gatons, C'82
†Ralph A. Litzinger, C'53
Robert J. Michalow, Ph.D., C'91
Paul T. Sucevic, C'57
Mary E. (LaLonde) Wagner, C'87
Michael J. Ziemianski, C'79

2011

William E. Amatucci, Ph.D., C'86
Rev. Vernon A. Holtz, O.S.B., C 58, S'62
Susan M. Hozak, G'11
Melissa L. McLane, D.O., C'91
Lisa M. (Heuer) Riley, C'88
David F. Skoloda, C'87
George H. Toomey Jr., D.C., C'87
Frank G. Vukmanic, C'66
James C. Wasicki, C'64

2008

Lawrence R. Conley, C'68
Lisa M. Gallippi, C'90
Anthony F. Gentile, M.D., C'65
Lisa A. Jobe, C'93
Warner O. Johnson Jr., C'93
Lori A. (Fischer) Kenna, C'91
Rev. Myron M. Kirsch, O.S.B., C'69, S'73
Gregory J. Maurer, C'81
Colleen C. Ruefle, C'88
Julieann (Claybaugh) Selep, C'92
Richard A. Stillwagon, P'65, C'69
Col. Michael W. “Bill” Wydo, USMC (Ret.), C'62

2002

Pamela J. Hobaugh, C'87
Michael P. McCarthy, M.D., C'61
Michael Picarsic, C'71
Leo R. West, P'46, C'51
Christopher R. Young, C'74

2001

Albert J. Mallah, C'78
W. Timothy Pitchford, C'66
James J. Ragan, Ph.D., C'66, D'90
†Harry L. Vidmar, C'58

2000
Henry B. Brown III, C'74
†C. William Clarchick, C'53
Robert J. Cwik, C'73
James V. Steeley, C'61
†Vincent A. Sundry, D.O., P'43, C'53

1999

Ronald D. Firment, C'71
Thomas P. Gessner, M.D., C'64
Victor S. Koslosky, C'49
Edward McCormick, C'79
Atty. Francis E. Pipak Jr., C'71

1998

Joseph C. Caruso, C'56
Clement F. Gross III, C'68
†Br. Patrick R. Lacey, O.S.B.
Thomas A. Lafferty, D.D.S., C'77
Domenick A. Valore III, C'75

1997

†Bernard P. Matthews
Bernard H. Michels, C'54
†James H. Newmeyer, C'49
H. Martin Westfall, C'56
†William A. Zeleznock, D.D.S., C'50

1996

Robert J. Hartsock, M.D., C'52
Joseph P. Sansonetti, C'51
Philip D. Shalala, C'59
†E.F. “Gene” Sullivan, C'49

1995

The Hon. Lee J. Mazur Sr., C'61
†James A. McDonald, C 52
†John N. Milberger, C'52
†Paul A. Schwertner, C'54
†Kristen M. Zawacki

1994

†George J. Estok Jr., C'49
†Thomas M. Rechichar, C'49
†Charles H. Weigle Jr., C'51
Raymond B. Wrabley, C'54

1993

†Carl D. Burlas, C'55
Jan K. Esway, D.M.D., C'63
Thomas P. Harbert
†John J. Lochrie, C'49
Arthur H. Meehan Jr., C'57

1992

†Thomas L. Antkowiak, M.D., C'67, D'99
Gregory A. Fearon, C'77
Walter B. Hobart Jr., C'66
†James K. Holder, C'70, D'92
†John F. Murray, C'45

1991

Edward J. Egan, C'56
†Atty. Thomas D. Hagg, C'60
†George Hovan, C'44
†Ladislaus D. Hudac, C'49
†James S. Marsili, C'48
Samuel L. Paolo, C'51

1990

Stanley R. Akins, C'56
†Henry J. Best, C'33
†Leonard E. Demalon Jr., C'58
†Donald E. Henigin, C'51
†Otto C. Kohler, C'42
†Timothy D. O'Shea, C'71
†Michael J. Sikora, C'39

1989

†Fredrick J. Brown, C'52
†Jack C. Deutsch, C'48
†Rev. Edwin H. Hirt, C'35, S'39
George I. Kocerka, C'51
†Joseph H. Ratica, C’39
†Emil J. Vavrek, C'49

1988

†Rt. Rev. Egbert H. Donovan, O.S.B., P'31, C'36, S'40
John M. Elliott, Esq., C'63, D'85
Henry V. Giobbi, C'43
†Eugene C. Markiewicz, C'40
†Albert F. Pishioneri, C'49
Richard A. Zappa, C'59

1987

†Rev. Roderick D. Baronner, O.S.B., S'45, C'42
†Oland “Dodo” Canterna, H 74
Wayne J. DeBlander, C'62
†Pat J. “Patsy” Filippelli, C'43
†Joseph C. Patrick, C'40
†Michael Pollack, C 46
†Rev. Canice T. Welsh, O.S.B., S'47, P'39, C'44
†Lawrence J. Wesner, D.D.S., C'37

1986

William P. Albaugh, C'55
†Raymond Hungerman
†Frank Martin, C'50
†Bernard J. Peterson, C'59
†Richard E. Pipak Sr., P'50, C'56
†Rev. Norbert Rupprecht, O.S.B., P'28, C'32, S'34
†Andrew E. Swansiger, C'39
The Benedictine Sisters of Saint Vincent and Saint Emma

1985

†Daniel J. Arnold, C'43
Paul P. Gutmann, C'54
†John J. Kondrla, C'43
†Francis N. Mihalic, C'52
†Michael A. Scatena, Ph.D., C'61
†William O. Sutherland, P'48, C'51

1984

†Louis E. Genovese, C'34
†George T. Hamilton, C'42
John P. Kalbfus, C 59
†Paul A. Kmetz Sr., C'51
†Vincent J. Quatrini Sr., H 67
†The Hon. Thomas A. Testa, C'42
†Nicholas S. Troilo, C'52
†Edward G. Yeash, C'45
†Larry T. Zagar, C'44
John R. Zeleznock, D.M.D., C'55

1983

†Richard H. Askin, C'40
James D. Bendel, C'60, D'85
†John B. Heimbuecher, P'49, C'55
†James T. McBroom, C'50
†John L. Pilato, C'41
†Michael A. Puskar, C'49
†John L. Sullivan, C'48

1982

†Samuel A. Folby Sr., P'38
†Frank J. Gaffney, Esq., C'51
†John J. Gruss Jr., P'44, C'50
†Peter H. Hartung, P'36, C'40
†Walter S. Hazlett Jr., M.D., C'49
Joseph G. Mucci, C'55
†Eugene Petrarca, C'50
†Roy F. Walters Jr., C'53

1981

†Gilbert A. Cuneo, C’34
†Kenneth E. Evans, C'38
†Francis J. Factor, C’37
†Thomas L. Gallo, C'43
†Thomas L. Lally, C'37
†Philip Loncharich
†Eugene J. Molnar, C'36
†Robert D. Morgillo, C'48
†Anthony D. Polink, C'48
†Rev. Msgr. Michael E. Tutokie, C'41, S 45
†William C. Weber, C'38

1980

†Dino Amanati, C'54
Emmett F. Brown, D.D.S., C'34
†Andrew Evancho, C'32
†Stephen A. Furin, C'34
†C.F. “Brute” Kramer
†William E. Heckert, C'35
†Joseph A. Loncaric, C'41
†Philip E. 'Buck' Pacini, C'51
†Angelo L. Pantalone, M.D., C'33

1979

†Michael W. Baran Sr., C'39
†Wilfred I. Carney, M.D., C'34
Harry J. Folk, C'59
†Frank L. Jioio, C'37
†Alfred A. Maffei, C'39
Joseph J. Majer, C'42
†Thomas J. O'Connor, C'35
Charles Varsel, Ph.D., C'54

1978

†Joseph F. Como, Ph.D., C'52
†Dave R. Hart, C'51
†Dr. Joseph F. Heisel Jr., C'43, D'84
†Rev. Msgr. Alphonse G. Mihm, P'17, C'21, S'25, D'59
†Stephen J. Vucic, C'42

1977

†Gino P. Amanati, C'39
Dino R. Angelici, D.D.S., C'54
†Emil Ewantis
†Stanley Huysak
†Michael J. Mucci Jr., C'54
†Joseph J. Seni, C'39

1976

†Francis L. “Red” Cain, P'32
†Rev. Msgr. Henry L. Immekus, P’10, C’14, S’20
†Ronald J. Polak, C'57
†Stephen Vucetich, C'43
†Charles W. White, C'43

1975

Thomas M. Kissell, C'51
†John E. Melago, C'32
†Albert M. Nichols, Esq., C'46
Arthur J. Rooney Jr., C'57
†Stephen P. Terpko, C’50

1974

†Arthur N. Flauto Sr., C'34
†John “Jock” Joseph, C’47
†Baptiste J. “Bap” Manzini, C'43
†William J. McHugh, C’39
†Frank E. Resnik, C'52, D'85

1973

†Clem Crowe
†E. Albert DeLuca
†Richard J. Detzel, C'42
†James J. Nesser Sr., C'46

1972

†Francis L. Lally Sr., C'39
†Thomas H. Loughran, C'56
†Daniel Nolan
†James A. Reilly, C'21

1971

†Eugene “Gene” Edwards
†Rev. Marcian S. Kornides, O.S.B., S’41
†George D. Ludwig, C’44

1970

†Philip X. Masciantonio, Ph.D., C'50, D'83
†William L. Reali Jr., C'64, D'69
†A.J. “Jeff” Zappone, C'33

1969

†Walter C. Strosser, C'40
†Creed Westfall, C’42

1968

†Rev. Francis F. Brown, S'44, C'40
†John E. McMahon, C'52

1967

†Rev. Msgr. Thomas T. Cawley, P’15, C’19, S’23
†Harry S. Johnson, C'35

1966

†Michael Duda, C’33
†John J. Maloney, C 08
†Francis R. Perri, M.D., Sc.D., P'43, C'49, D'88
†William M. Rafferty Sr., C'35, D'95
†Joseph Slavonia, C'37