The University of Scranton will induct the six newest members into its athletics department Wall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 9, in a ceremony held between games of the men's and women's basketball doubleheader against Juniata in the John Long Center.
This year's class includes Randy Arnold '08 (men's basketball), Karen (Barlow) Lisk '89 (field hockey), Tim Logan '08 (men's soccer), Mary Beth (Vogel) Murray '08 (women's soccer and softball), Frank Ross '87 (baseball) and Donell Young '07 (wrestling).
The Wall of Fame was founded in 1970 to honor student-athletes, administrators and those in the community who have been instrumental in the overall development of the University's athletics program. This year's class brings the Wall's membership to 261.
The ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 9, will take place at approximately 2:35 p.m. The women's basketball game begins at 1 p.m., and the ceremony will begin approximately five minutes following the conclusion of the game.
Randy Arnold – Men's Basketball, 2004-08
Known for his gritty, tough-as-nails play as the Royals' point guard, Arnold received plenty of accolades during his four years at Scranton. He was an All-Middle Atlantic Region Second Team selection by the National Association of Basketball Coaches in 2006 and was a three-time first-team all-conference honoree, earning that nod in the Freedom Conference in 2006 and 2007, then in the Landmark Conference as a senior in 2008.
Arnold was also the 2006 Freedom Conference Tournament MVP, leading the team to the first of two conference championships it would win during his time in the purple and white. The Royals also won the Landmark title in 2008.
Arnold was the 2008 recipient of the Frank O'Hara Award as the top male student-athlete in the graduating class. He was also named the John "Les" Dickman Award recipient in 2006 as the team's most valuable player.
A starter in all 105 games he played in, Arnold finished his career with 1,272 points, 376 assists, 252 steals, 280 rebounds, 89 3-pointers and a free throw percentage of .828. His 252 career steals are a program record and 30 more than the next-best total.
Arnold led the Royals in assists and steals in each of his four seasons while leading Scranton to a total of 79 victories during his career. The Royals reached the postseason in each of his four seasons, including NCAA Tournament appearances in 2006 and 2008.
Karen (Barlow) Lisk – Field Hockey, 1985-88
In four seasons with the field hockey team, Lisk was a standout defender during a highly successful period for the Royals. She was a three-time All-Middle Atlantic Conference First Team honoree (1986, 1987, 1988), joining teammate Judy Grimaldi (Wall of Fame Class of 2012) as the first field hockey student-athletes in Scranton history to earn first-team all-conference honors three times.
Lisk was a 1989 co-recipient of the Frank O'Hara Award as the top female student-athlete in the graduating class and was later voted to the Middle Atlantic Conference All-Century Team. She finished her career with three goals as a defender while helping Scranton post 23 shutouts over four seasons.
The Royals went 48-30-3 during Lisk's career, including Middle Atlantic Conference playoff berths in 1985 and 1987.
Tim Logan – Men's Soccer, 2005-08
Logan is one of the most decorated student-athletes in the men's soccer program over the past 20 years. He was a three-time All-Mid-Atlantic Region Third Team honoree (2006, 2007, 2008) by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and was the 2008 Landmark Conference Offensive Player of the Year.
Logan was also a four-time all-conference selection, earning second-team all-Freedom Conference in 2005, first-team all-Freedom Conference in 2006, and first-team all-Landmark Conference in 2007 and 2008. He also had the first game-winning goal in Landmark Conference men's soccer history when he scored in overtime to defeat Merchant Marine Academy, 2-1, on Sept. 15, 2007, in Kings Point, N.Y.
In 70 career games, Logan finished with 33 goals and 15 assists for 81 points. He ranks ninth in program history in both career goals and career points. He led the team in points and goals in each of his four seasons, and led the team in assists in 2008 and tied for the team lead in 2006.
The Royals went 35-23-12 during Logan's career, including 18-7-3 in conference play. They reached the Freedom Conference playoffs in 2006 and the Landmark Conference playoffs in 2007 and 2008, reaching the title matches in 2006 and 2007.
Mary Beth (Vogel) Murray – Women's Soccer and Softball, 2004-08
Murray was a two-sport standout in the purple and white, earning numerous accolades in both women's soccer and softball. All totaled, she earned all-conference honors seven times and received two prestigious athletic department honors upon completing her career – the Father Fitzpatrick Award for outstanding leadership and service, and the Frank O'Hara Award as the top female student-athlete in the senior class.
On the soccer pitch, Murray was named second-team all-Freedom Conference in 2005, first-team all-Freedom Conference in 2006 and first-team all-Landmark Conference in 2007. As a standout center back on defense, she finished with eight goals in 65 games while helping the Royals hold opponents to 1.15 goals per game during her career.
The women's soccer team won 39 matches in Murray's four seasons, including 20 in conference play. The Royals won three conference titles – the 2004 and 2006 Freedom Conference titles, and the 2007 Landmark Conference crown – and advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2004 and 2006.
In softball, Murray was named first-team all-Freedom Conference in 2005 and 2006, second-team all-Freedom Conference in 2007, and first-team all-Landmark Conference in 2008. Her name is scattered throughout the softball team's record book, as she ranks third in career hits (135), sixth in career runs (88), tied for ninth in career stolen bases (23), tied for 13th in career RBIs (57), 14th in career doubles (20) and 25th in career batting average (.325).
In Murray's senior season, the softball team won a then-school record 27 games, a mark that stood for 10 seasons. That team also went on to qualify for the Landmark Conference playoffs.
Frank Ross – Baseball, 1984-86
One of the most feared power hitters in Scranton baseball history, Ross put up prolific power numbers in his three seasons with the diamond Royals. The team played 91 games during his three seasons, and he finished with 24 home runs, or one every 3.8 games. While statistics do not exist for the early years of Scranton baseball, it's safe to say Ross is among the all-time leaders in career home runs.
A first-team all-Middle Atlantic Conference honoree in 1985, Ross hit 10 homers and drove in 36 runs that season. A year later, he hit 12 homers, which are the second-most on record in team history, while earning second-team all-MAC accolades. On April 7, 1984, Ross drove in all seven runs in a 7-5 win over Delaware Valley, the highest single-game RBI total on record in school history.
For his career, Ross hit .377 with 97 hits, including those 24 home runs, and 77 runs driven in.
Donell Young – Wrestling, 2004-07
Young had one of the most successful single seasons in Scranton wrestling history when he qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships in 2007, marking the last time a Royal advanced to the national tournament. He earned a spot in the tournament by finishing second at 149 pounds at the Metropolitan Conference Championships.
A year earlier, Young narrowly missed a spot in the national tournament when he finished third at 149 pounds in the Middle Atlantic Conference Championships. He finished his career with three invitational titles, all at 149 – the 2005 University of Scranton & King's College Invitational, and both the 2006 and 2007 Washington & Lee Invitational.
A four-time University of Scranton Athlete of the Week, Young finished his career with 69 victories, which was fifth-most in school history at the time. His 22-1 record in 2006 is the second-best single-season winning percentage (.965) in program history.