The University of Scranton inducted the six newest members into its athletics department Wall of Fame on Saturday, February 8, in a ceremony held between games of the men's and women's basketball doubleheader against Catholic in the John Long Center.
This year's class included Brooke (Hinkley) Ferro '08 (volleyball), Beth Howlett (field hockey), Liz (O'Connor) Huck '04 (women's soccer), Kathleen (Daly) Jordan '08 (women's basketball), Erin (O'Connor) Lentini '09 (women's swimming), and Chris Psihoules '09 (baseball).
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 267.
Brooke (Hinkley) Ferro - Volleyball, 2004-07
A standout for the Royals volleyball team for three seasons, Ferro led the Royals to 100 victories in her time in the program, including a Freedom Conference championship and a berth in the NCAA Division III Tournament in 2005.
Despite missing a portion of her junior year rehabilitating an injury from a severe car accident, Ferro earned All-Freedom Conference First Team accolades in 2006 and went on to do the same when the Royals joined the newly formed Landmark Conference in 2007. All-time, Ferro still ranks first in career block-assists in program history and second in career total blocks. She also holds program records for most block-assists in a season and most total blocks in a campaign.
The 2008 Peter A. Carlesimo Award winner recognizing the most outstanding athletics and academic achievement in the graduating class, Ferro also earned the Landmark Conference's Senior Scholar Athlete award for volleyball in 2007 and was named to the conference's All-Academic Team the same year.
Beth Howlett - Field Hockey Head Coach, 1980-90, 1994-97
The field hockey program's winningest coach until this past season, Howlett finished her 15- season career at Scranton with 153 triumphs and won two conference championships, taking the 1992 MAC Northern Division crown and the 1997 MAC Freedom title. Also in 1997, Howlett led the Royals to the NCAA Tournament, the program's lone bid all-time until this past season.
A leader of seven Scranton teams that earned MAC tournament bids, Howlett's first team in 1980 finished ranked eighth in all of NCAA Division III. Overall, she guided 23 student-athletes to All-Conference honors, three more to NFCHA All-Region Accolades and one (Andrea Thompson) to All-American honors in 1994.
Liz (O'Connor) Huck - Women's Soccer, 2000-03
A member of four Freedom Conference and NCAA Tournament teams, Huck scored 17 goals, including nine game-winners, in her four-year career as a midfielder at Scranton, adding 14 assists for 48 career points. An NSCAA All-Region Third Team pick in 2003, Huck was a two-time Freedom Conference First Team selection (2002, 2003) and led the Royals to a pair of Elite Eight appearances in 2001 and 2003.
Helping the program post a 71-13-4 record over her four-year career, Huck was also honored for her outstanding work in the classroom, nabbing NSCAA East Region Third Team Scholar Athlete (2003) and MAC Academic Honor Roll (2001-03) in her career, as well.
Kathleen (Daly) Jordan - Women's Basketball, 2004-08
Jordan shined in her senior season of 2007-08 on her way to earning WBCA Honorable Mention All-American honors, Landmark Conference Player of the Year and All-Landmark First Team honors. Jordan played in 109 career games, scoring 640 points and adding 461 rebounds, 137 assists, and 102 steals. In that outstanding senior season, she averaged 11.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 2.0 steals while leading the Lady Royals to the conference title.
A member of two Final Four teams (2005, 2006) and a Sweet 16 team (2007), Jordan helped the Lady Royals go 108-14 overall and 55-1 in conference play while winning four conference crowns over four seasons. She was also named to the 2007-08 D3hoops.com All-South Region Second Team and the ECAC All-South Region Second Team the same season. Scranton's recipient of the 2008 Dr. Harold Davis Award honoring the team's most valuable senior, Daly was also the Landmark Conference's Senior Scholar Athlete in 2007-08.
Erin (O'Connor) Lentini - Women's Swimming, 2006-09
One of Scranton's most decorated women's swimmers in program history, Lentini was a back-to-back Landmark Conference Female Swimmer of the Year, taking the award in both 2008 and 2009, leading Scranton to the Landmark title in both seasons. She also earned the Middle Atlantic Conference Rookie of the Year award in 2006 and at the end of her career, earned the 2009 O'Hara award, recognizing the outstanding senior student-athlete at Scranton.
Overall, Lentini won 10 combined individual conference championships in the MAC and Landmark Conferences, taking six alone in two Landmark Championship meets. She also was a member of four Landmark Conference champion relay teams and broke the Byron Center pool record in the 400-IM in her career.
Chris Psihoules - Baseball, 2006-09
A standout on the diamond from the moment he stepped on the field, Psihoules etched his name into the Scranton record books throughout his banner four-year career. An infielder who helped the Royals win a program-record 26 games in 2008, Psihoules was a career .371 hitter at Scranton, smacking 18 home runs and collecting 143 career RBI's.
The 2006 Freedom Conference Rookie of the Year, Psihoules was a First Team All-Freedom pick twice (2006, 2007), a First Team All-Landmark Conference selection in 2009, and an ECAC South All-Star First Team pick the same season. In 2009, Psihoules batted .417 (the 11th best mark in program history) and knocked in 44 RBI's (fourth-best in a season, all-time). He also posted 14 doubles, which is still the third-most in a campaign in school history. His 41 runs scored in 2008 are also ranked ninth in program history.