SPC Athletics to Induct Nine New Members into its Hall of Fame
The Saint Peter’s College Athletics Department will induct nine new members into its Hall of Fame. The 2006 Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2006 at 6 p.m. in the McIntyre Room on the Saint Peter’s College campus.
Each of this year’s inductees has recorded numerous achievements on and off the playing field. They have each played a big role in the success of the Athletics Program. Tickets for the Annual Induction Ceremony and Dinner are $65.00 and can be purchased by contacting Connie Lorenzo at 201-915-9100 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
This year’s inductee’s include:
Chamaigne Beidler ’00, Women’s Soccer; Jimmie Wandling ’97, Men’s Soccer; Jamar Hunter ’99, Men’s Basketball; Paul Conway ’62, Special Achievement; Yvette Lozanski ’00, Volleyball; Bill Knapp ’68, Special Service; Charlie Meisse ’66, Baseball; Jay O’Brien ’77, Special Service; and Crystal Robinson ’98, Women’s Basketball.
Chamaigne Beidler played four seasons as the Peahen goalie. She is first all-time in saves (576), first all-time in saves per game (8.60), third all-time in GAA (2.79), first all-time with 16 wins and first all-time with three ties. Beidler has three of the best GAA, saves and saves per game for a season in SPC history.
Jamar Hunter is 15th on all-time scoring list with 1,317 points. He was named to the MAAC All-Tournament in 1999 and led SPC to MAAC Championship Game in 1999. In the 1999 MAAC Tournament he scored 27 points in win over Canisius, 26 in win over Niagara and 22 in loss to Siena. Hunter was named All-MAAC Third-team in 1999, All-MAAC Third-Team in 1998 and All-MAAC Rookie Team in 1996. He averaged 12.3ppg as a sophomore, 16.2ppg as a junior and 15ppg as a senior.
Yvette Lozanski is second all-time with 1727 kills, first with 4.11 kpg, first with 206 service aces, third with .49 apg, first with 1373 digs, third with 3.27 dpg, second with 2010.5 points, third with 4.79 ppg. Her 531 kills in 1996 were the most for a single season. Lozanski was named the MAAC Co-Player of the Year in 1997 and was named All-MAAC First Team in 1996, 97, 98, 99. She ranked third in the nation in aces per game as a freshman and led the 1997 and 1999 team in kills per game. She then was an assistant coach for two seasons.
Charlie Meisse had a 17-8 record with an ERA under 2.00 for three seasons at SPC. He batted over .300 in his career and led team in homers in 1964 (2), 1965 (3) and 1966 (2). Meisse led the team in RBI in 1965 and 1966 and played on the last baseball team that had consecutive winning seasons in 1964 and 1965. He was named All-NJ in 1965 and 1966 and was elected to the St. Joseph’s (West New York, NJ) High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005.
Crystal Robinson is fifth all-time in rebounding with 819. She had 21 rebounds vs. Marist as a senior and was the team’s leading scorer in 1997-98 (14.6ppg) and averaged 10.2 rebounds per game. Robinson was also the team’s leading free throw shooter (.763) on 1997 MAAC Championship Team. Her Peahens won the MAAC Regular Season Championships her freshman and sophomore season and the MAAC Championship in her junior season. She was named All-MAAC first team in 1998, 1997 MAAC Tournament MVP and 1995 MAAC All-Rookie Team.
Jimmie Wandling played three seasons at SPC after transferring. In 1994, he was named MAAC Rookie of the Year with six goals and two assists for 14 points and was named All-MAAC in 1996 with three goals and five assists for 11 points.
Paul Conway coached St. Michael’s High School of Union City boys basketball from 1962-1966, winning the 1965 Parochial B title. In tennis, he coached the Holy Family Academy for 18 seasons and accumulated a record of 261-46. Conway had 74 consecutive wins over Hudson County opponents from 1991-95 and won seven county titles and five county tournament championships.
Bill Knapp has been an integral part of the Athletics Department since becoming the IRC Director at SPC. He has assured all SPC fans that the PA system and the radio equipment are working properly during all SPC home events. Knapp can always be seen prior to and after games setting up and breaking down the equipment needed to make an event run smoothly. He has also been gracious enough to allow Athletics to use the equipment to make commercials for all of the SPC radio broadcasts.
Jay O’Brien is currently the VP for Divisional Merchandise Manager at Foot Locker inc. (Foot Action Division). With his current job in the athletic business, it has afforded him the opportunity to assist the basketball teams with athletic equipment over the past several years. His career started 25 years ago with the Kinney shoe division. He has lived in California as well as Florida and always stayed in touch with all the sports teams at the college. While at Saint Peter’s, he played soccer for two seasons, was an assistant coach from 1977-1981 and the RLC Evening Supervisor 1981-1984.
Saint Peter’s College is the Jesuit College of New Jersey. Founded in 1872, Saint Peter’s has an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The main campus is located in Jersey City. The College has a branch campus for adults in Englewood Cliffs, NJ and also offers courses at various corporate sites at the Jersey City waterfront and in South Amboy, NJ.