Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2013

Eline von Borries

As chair of the Physical Education Department for 42 years, Miss von Borries introduced individual sports and modern dance to Goucher College.  A physical education professor at Goucher from 1921  until 1963, she also taught recreation courses and served as a camp counselor—and for much of this time, without any of the athletics facilities we deem indispensible today.

By 1947, when the last of the gymnasiums on Goucher’s Baltimore City campus was sold, the Physical Education Department became homeless.

For the next seven years, the department had to make do with the gyms and pools of local schools and colleges, as well as nearby bowling alleys and skating rinks.   President Otto Kraushaar said he found it “unimaginable” that von Borries could maintain a physical education department without any facilities. She worked tirelessly with the Faculty Planning Committee  to design a new home for physical education.

The pool inside Goucher’s Aquatics Center was named the Eline von Borries Pool. In fact, Miss von Borries and Kraushaar celebrated the overall construction of athletic facilities on the campus and the completion of the pool by jumping in; Professor von Borries was clad in a 1912 Goucher bathing suit and Dr. Kraushaar was wearing his business suit.

A skilled equestrian, Miss von Borries was described as a “master teacher.”  Ginny Caruthers, ’60, remembers “that Miss von B had a tremendous amount of patience, an even larger amount of energy, and was a great teacher”.

They did mostly equitation and trail riding in the Riding Club under the direction of von Borries.  In fact, when Carruthers first arrived at Goucher, they had not built the beltway so you could ride the trails from Goucher right up into the Loch Raven Reservoir.  She was instrumental in forming the Goucher Athletic League, a group of students who performed many services on campus, small and great, for the student body.

The League prepared hot dogs for the Army-Navy hockey game, directed extracurricular athletics, helped with May Day Gymkana, and planned tournaments and campus parties.

The 1949 Donnybrook Fair observed that von Borries, as Riding Club adviser, had the whole club out every Wednesday morning exploring the paths of the Loch Raven Reservoir.  In order to earn the “exclusive privilege” of membership in the club, a rider was required to “pass a stringent test and demonstrate that she can handle a horse under all situations.”

Eline von Borries died August 10, 1978, at her home in Miami. She was 85.

 


Katharine Perry DeLorenzo

Katharine Perry was the first player in the history of Goucher’s field hockey program to score 25 goals during her career. Since her graduation in 1990, only four players have passed her on the all-time list for career goals. She also remains fifth all-time with 59 career points.

She would have likely scored more than 25 goals during her four seasons had she not also put in time in goal for the Gophers. In fact, when compared with all of the other field hockey goalies who have played for Goucher, her .866 save percentage ranks third and her 4.41 goals against average ranks fourth.

The team posted a 9-2-3 record in 1986, one of the best in college history.  Her team won the first ever Chesapeake Women’s Athletic Conference (CWAC) Field Hockey Championship in 1986 when they beat Hood College by a 2-0 score.  Goucher’s goals were scored by Wendy Thompson and Jackie Farley.

Ironically, the record book does not comment much on the championship run.  However, the head coach in 1986, Joan Keyser,  did observe  that they “had an absolutely fantastic faculty-student game at the end of the season, won by the faculty 15-14”.  Faculty members of note who played were Joan Morrison, Jean Baker and Joe Morton.

The 1987 team finished with a 7-6-1 record and the team lost to the College of Notre Dame in the CWAC Championship game on “the fourth penalty stroke of the set in near darkness.”  Perry, who was the Goucher field hockey program’s MVP in 1988 and again in 1989, was on Team I of the Maryland Woman’s Colleges All-College Team both years and also represented the school at the National Field Hockey Festival Tournament in Irvine, California, in 1988, playing on the Southeast Team II.  Her coach, Jean Goldsborough, observed that “the 1988 team was probably one of the strongest teams in skill and experience in Goucher’s history.”

Perry also competed in lacrosse and swimming while she attended Goucher. In the sport of lacrosse, a sport that she never played before coming to Goucher, Perry credits her Coach, Joan Keyser, as being “a great coach and teacher”.  Proof of Keyser’s ability to teach the game can be seen by the fact that Perry is ranked third all-time behind Kristin Carey and Courtney Crangi in career goals for women’s lacrosse with 136. Perry served as co-captain of the team in 1989 and 1990.  She was named team Most Valuable Player in 1987 and 1988.  She was also the Most Improved Player in 1987.  Her Coach, Joan Keyser, described Perry as “the spark plug of the midfield” after the 1988 season.  In her senior year, 1990, Perry scored 64 goals in 12 games.  In one game she scored 11 goals.  Overall, she averaged 5.33 points per game in that final 1990 season.  She finished her career with school records for points in a season (71), goals in a season (64) and most goals in a single game (11).  All these records have subsequently been broken.

Following graduation, Perry attended Indiana State University where she earned her master's degree in athletic administration in 1992. While at Indiana State, she began her coaching career with a two-year stint as an assistant field hockey coach for Depauw University. After receiving her master's, she took a position at Oberlin College as the head field hockey and lacrosse coach in the fall of 1992, becoming an assistant athletic director during her third and final year.

Perry began working at Skidmore College in the fall of 1995 as the head field hockey and lacrosse coach. She led the field hockey team to NCAA Division III playoff appearances in 1998 and 1999, and was named the Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association Coach of the Year in both of those seasons.

There’s no doubt that where she has enjoyed the most success in the coaching profession, however, is her current location: Middlebury College. She completed her 12th season there as the head field hockey coach in the fall; over the past nine seasons, her teams have compiled an impressive record of 155-34 record, plus the Panthers have advanced the NCAA Division III championship game four times. In 2003, she earned the first of her two New England Coach of the Year honors, plus she was also recognized as the Division III National Coach of the Year.  In 2012 Perry earned NESCAC Coach of the Year honors for the first time after she led the team to a perfect 17-0 record en route to their second NESCAC Championship.

Perry is also an assistant coach for women’s lacrosse at Middlebury.

 

Kristin Carey Schulze

It’s somewhat uncommon for this to happen, but the careers of the top two all-time leading point producers in the history of Goucher’s women’s lacrosse program overlapped. And now one is joining the other in the institution’s Athletics Hall of Fame.

Kristin Carey and Courtney Crangi were both members of the 1995 team that opened the season with a 16-11 loss to Dickinson and then reeled off 13 consecutive victories. Carey ranked second on that team – in both cases behind Crangi – in goals (66) and points (84). The following year, Carey supplied the Gophers with 77 goals and 26 assists for a total of 103 points – and trailed only Crangi in all three categories.

The 1996 team was the one that went 18-2, repeated as Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) champions and advanced as far as the semifinals of the NCAA Division III postseason tournament. In the quarterfinals, which were played on Beldon Field, the Gophers defeated Roanoke, 28-16, with Carey contributing six goals and one assist to the victory. She also picked up six ground balls and controlled four draws.

With that win, head coach Kathy Frick’s squad advanced to take on Middlebury in the semifinals. Despite a four-goal performance out of Carey, the Gophers bowed to the Panthers, 21-12. Carey was one of Goucher’s two representatives on the all-tournament team.  The 1996 team led all NCAA Division III institutions in scoring and was recognized as the Statistical Champion for total points.

Carey was the leading scorer on the women’s lacrosse team during each of her final two seasons. In 1997, she accumulated 65 goals and was the Division III national leader in assists (34) and points (99); in 1998, her 43 goals and 31 assists added up to 74 points. In both of those seasons, she was named CAC Player of the Year, although she shared the honor with Gia Trionfo from St. Mary’s (Md.) in 1998.

The assists and total points scored in the 1997 season ranked Carey as the NCAA Division III Statistical Champion for the sport of women’s lacrosse.

The product of Towson (Md.) High School was a first-team All-CAC selection all four seasons, plus she was second-team all-region in 1995 and 1996, first-team all-region in 1997 and 1998, an honorable mention Division III All-American as a junior and a second-team Division III All-American as a senior.

Carey remains  Goucher’s all-time leader in goals (251) and points (360), and ranks second in career assists (109). She finished her four seasons with the Gophers one assist shy of Crangi’s total, but surpassed her in points by 32.

In addition to women’s lacrosse, Carey also was a four-year letterwinner in women’s soccer at Goucher. Perhaps her best season statistically in soccer was her junior year in 1996 when she scored four goals and added a team-leading 12 assists, earning second-team All-CAC recognition.

Even today, she is the women’s soccer program’s all-time leader with 37 assists and her 69 career points rank fifth.

 


Stephanie LaGue Bentley

Only a few people remember when Stephanie LaGue represented Goucher College at the 2005 NCAA Division III Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships in Holland, Michigan, that she went there to compete in three events.

Most don’t recall that she placed 34th overall in the 200-yard individual medley or that she finished in 20th place in the 200-yard backstroke. What made LaGue’s trip to nationals so memorable to so many is what she accomplished in the 100 back. She was seeded ninth, but completed the event in 58.87 seconds, good for sixth place, making her Goucher’s first Division III All-American in the sport of women’s swimming in 13 years.

The 2005 Division III national champion in the 100 back was Brittany Sasser from Amherst, who touched 2.84 seconds ahead of LaGue.

Less than a month earlier, LaGue became a four-time Capital Athletic Conference champion in the 200 IM, plus she also placed first in both back events, boosting the total number of CAC titles she earned during her four years at Goucher to seven.

In balloting by the conference’s head coaches, LaGue was selected CAC Women’s Swimmer of the Year in 2002-03 and 2004-05; she was her sport’s Rookie of the Year in the CAC in 2001-02.

Tom Till, LaGue’s head swim coach for of her time here at Goucher, had this to say about Stephanie:

“Stephanie was truly an asset to the program from day one.  Her contributions to the team quickly helped establish not only individual records but team relay records too.  She was a team player and a leader.  She was the conference record holder in 3 events and held at one time 10 school records (6 individual and 4 relay).

She still holds 3 individual and 4 relays records for the Gophers and has 13 top 10 Goucher times out of a possible 14 individual events...the 1650 freestyle was the only event she never swam in college.  She worked hard in and out of the pool.”

Till also appreciated her work ethic and the impact it had on other swim team members.  The pool was not the only place where that work ethic was demonstrated as LaGue achieved a 3.6 overall grade point average.

“She came to Goucher and helped transform a struggling, rebuilding program,” says Till, “to one that became a top tier conference swim program”.

Just prior to her graduation in May 2005, the four-time letterwinner was named the recipient of one of four post-graduate scholarships awarded by the Maryland Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, which she planned to use to pursue a post-graduate degree in education and foreign languages. Later that same year, she was selected Maryland’s representative for 2005 NCAA Woman of the Year, which recognizes outstanding female student-athletes who have excelled in academics, athletics and community leadership. She was one of only six state winners to come from a Division III institution that year.

LaGue, who still holds the school records in both back events and the 200 IM, is also one of 10 people who have had their jerseys – or in her case, her swimming suit and cap – retired by Goucher’s intrecollegiate athletics department. That happened in 2008.

 

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For portions of eight decades prior to her death in May 2006 at age 101, Josephine E. Fiske taught physical education classes and coached women's athletics at Goucher College.

 

Jo Fiske joined Goucher's staff in 1929 as an assistant in the physical education department and eventually worked her way up to chair of the department before retiring in 1970. She returned to teach part-time in 1976 and continued to do so beyond her 90th birthday.

 

The two sports at Goucher to which Jo Fiske is most often linked as a coach are field hockey and basketball. Although records from that era are spotty, they show her achieving a .755 winning percentage and five of her teams going undefeated in her 21 seasons as the field hockey coach.

 

For some of the same sports she coached, Jo Fiske also worked as a referee. She officiated high school and college basketball games until 1970, lacrosse until 1986 and field hockey until 1988, plus she pioneered the establishment of referee associations such as the Baltimore Basketball Board of Officials in 1931.

 

Recognized as a longtime advocate for women in sports, Jo Fiske developed a national reputation for her professional knowledge and experience in athletics and physical education. For a time the 1926 graduate of Mount Holyoke College, who later earned a master's degree in guidance and counseling from Columbia University's Teachers College, served as president of the National Association for Girls and Women in Sports and as vice president of the American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation.

 

In 1996, Goucher presented Jo Fiske with its highest tribute for contributions to the college, the John Franklin Goucher Medal of Service, and in 1998, honored her by naming its field hockey facility after her.

 

The Josephine E. Fiske Gopher Pride Award, initiated in February 1986 by the Baltimore Field Hockey Association, is presented annually to as many as two student-athletes to recognize sportsmanship, citizenship, positive attitude, leadership and service to young adults or children.