Goucher Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees
Induction Class of 2010
The men's basketball program was only three years old when Predrag "Pretz" Durkovic began attending Goucher in 1993. Prior to his arrival, the Gophers never won as many as 10 games in a season or finished above .500, nor did they seriously contend for a Capital Athletic Conference championship or come close to qualifying for the NCAA Division III Championships.
But the program's fortunes started to improve dramatically once Durkovic came aboard. In his first game with the Gophers, he played only 13 minutes, but scored 16 points in a 113-69 victory over Wesley. The first 20-point performance of his career came just four games later, again against the Wolverines. He went on to average 14.9 points and 7.3 rebounds per contest as a freshman, earning second-team All-CAC honors, and Goucher won its first CAC title in the sport of men's basketball.
"He was the final piece of the puzzle,” head coach Leonard Trevino said of Durkovic. "When Predrag joined our program, we went from being a team ‘on the rise' to one that could play with anybody and wouldn't back down from anybody.”
"Pretz" Durkovic was a second-team All-CAC selection again in 1994-95 when he averaged 16.0 points and 8.2 rebounds per game and Goucher successfully defended its CAC championship. This time the Gophers were rewarded with a spot in the NCAA Division III playoffs where, in the opening round, they knocked off Lebanon Valley, the defending national champions.
Durkovic was placed on the All-CAC first team as both a junior and a senior, plus he landed on a number of all-region squads. In his final season, the Gophers captured their third CAC title and returned to the NCAA Division III tournament where they defeated Cabrini, 67-60, in the first round, before being eliminated by Alvernia, 60-55.
In his four seasons at Goucher, the Gophers were 74-35.
At the time of his induction, Durkovic ranked first all-time in rebounds (918) and blocked shots (75), and second in points (1,643) in the history of Goucher's men's basketball program. He still shared the school record for most rebounds in a game (19).
Josephine E. Fiske
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.
Judith Devlin Hasman
Without question, Judith Devlin Hashman ranks among the best badminton players of all time. Not just at Goucher. Not just in Maryland or the United States. One of the best in the world.
Devlin began playing badminton when she was seven years old under the tutelage of her father, J. Frank Devlin, one of the world's top players of his day.
In 1954 at age 18, she won her first women's world singles championship, becoming both the youngest person and the first American to do it. Prior to that, she placed first an amazing six times at the 18-and-under U.S. junior nationals.
During her playing career, Judy Devlin won no fewer than 83 national or international titles, including 12 U.S. women's singles championships, 12 U.S. women's doubles championships, eight U.S. mixed doubles championships, 10 world women's singles championships and seven world women's doubles championships.
She played at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles on U.S. Uber Cup teams that captured successive world championships in 1957, 1960 and 1963.
Judith Devin Hashman was inducted into the U.S. Badminton Hall of Fame in 1963, the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame in 1995 and the International Badminton Federation Hall of Fame in 1997.
Badminton was not the only sport in which Judy Devlin excelled. She was a member of the US Women's Lacrosse Team from 1954-60 and also a member of the Junior Wightman Tennis Cup Squad.
Susan Devlin Peard
Susan Devlin Peard is a former badminton player who represented both the United States and Ireland in international competition. She is the daughter of the late J. Frank Devlin, who himself was one of the world's top players of his day.
At Goucher College, Sue Devlin played on the lacrosse team, earning varsity letters four years and managing the team in 1951-52.
Sue Devlin won numerous international women's doubles championships while paired with her younger sister, Judith Devlin Hashman. Among them were six titles at the prestigious All-England Championships (1954, 1956, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1966) and a record 10 U.S. women's doubles titles between 1953 and 1966. The Devlin sisters also formed a doubles pairing that won all of its matches for the U.S. Uber Cup (women's international) teams of 1957 and 1960.
After marrying Irish badminton player Frank Peard in 1960, Sue Devlin won a pair of Irish national women's doubles titles, plus she also represented Ireland in the Uber Cup competitions which crowned champions in 1963 and 1966.
Susan Devlin Peard was inducted into the U.S. Badminton Hall of Fame in 1976.
Induction Class of 2011
When the 1996 Goucher College women's lacrosse team went 18-2 and advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Division III Championship, Courtney Crangi was the leading scorer—and not just for the Gophers, but among all Division III women's lacrosse players throughout the nation that year.
Goucher had experienced losing records in women's lacrosse for seven consecutive seasons when she arrived on the scene. With Crangi in the lineup, the Gophers won their final four games to finish with a 7-6 record in 1993 and Crangi, only a freshman at the time, was their leading scorer, with 46 goals and 12 assists. She missed the entire 1994 campaign after undergoing knee surgery and the team's record slipped back below .500.
Crangi made a triumphant return in 1995. After a close season-opening loss to Dickinson, the Gophers proceeded to capture 13 consecutive victories—and the inaugural Capital Athletic Conference championship—behind her team-high totals of 73 goals and 43 assists.
Her final season, however, was undoubtedly one for the record books. Her 99 goals and 55 assists in 1996 are still single-season school records; and her 154-point performance remains both a school and an NCAA Division III national record 15 years later. With Crangi leading Goucher's dominating offense, the Gophers repeated as CAC champions, defeating Salisbury, 18-3, in the semifinals and Mary Washington, 18-12, in the finals.
Goucher was invited to the 1996 NCAA Division III Championship and was pitted against Roanoke in the quarterfinals. In what is still the highest-scoring game in tournament history, the Gophers defeated the Maroons, 28-16, with Crangi supplying 10 goals and six assists. Her 16 points in that game remains the record for an NCAA Division III postseason contest in women's lacrosse.
In the history of Goucher's women's lacrosse program, Crangi ranks first all-time in assists (110), second in points (328), and third in goals (218). She shares the single-game school record for goals (12) with Allison Armiger and possesses the standards for most assists (8) and points (17) in a game outright.
Crangi was recognized as both the CAC and NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Player of the Year in 1996. She was a first-team Division III All-America selection as a senior and an honorable mention as a junior, and in both years was a first-team All-Central Region and All-CAC attacker.
Her No. 25 Goucher jersey was retired in ceremonies conducted in February 1999.
Michele Mohlman Dombrowski
Over the years, Goucher College has produced Division III All-Americans in at least five different sports, but only one student-athlete was the deserving recipient of All-America honors in more than one sport during the four years he or she attended the school: Michele (Mohlman) Dombrowski.
Dombrowski earned two letters playing basketball at Goucher and was a member of the only Goucher women's basketball team to have played in an NCAA Division III Championship. But it was in field hockey and lacrosse that she truly excelled.
She enjoyed immediate success on Goucher's field hockey team, scoring two goals against Hood in the first game of her career. In 1992, the only player on the team with more goals than the 15 she tallied as a freshman was Renie Amoss, with 23.
That would be the only season, however, in which Dombrowski wasn't the Gophers' leading scorer. She supplied 17 goals in 1993, followed that up with a 15-goal, 10-assist effort in 1994, and capped off her Goucher field hockey career with 13 goals and eight assists in 1995. Since then, no one has surpassed her career records of 60 goals and 144 points.
Dombrowski, who scored two of the goals when the Gophers captured their first Capital Athletic Conference title in field hockey in 1994 with a 3-0 triumph over Salisbury, was a first-team All-CAC forward all four seasons at Goucher. She became the first field hockey player in school history to be named a Division III All-American when she made the second team in 1994, and she moved up to the first team the following year.
In lacrosse, her achievements continued. Her 37 goals as a sophomore were the most by an individual on the team in 1994. She helped fuel runs to back-to-back CAC championships by scoring 32 goals in 1995 and 63 goals in 1996.
In 1995, she was an honorable mention on the Division III All-America Team and a first-team All-CAC midfielder; in 1996, she garnered first-team honors at the conference, region, and national levels.
Dombrowski won multiple honors in the academic arena, as well. She received the intercollegiate athletic department's Scholar-Athlete Award in 1995 and was recognized twice during her senior year by the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America, as Academic All-America second team in the fall and first team in the spring. She also was selected to receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
Dombrowski was named the NCAA Woman of the Year for the state of Maryland in 1996. The No. 14 jersey she wore all four seasons in field hockey and lacrosse was retired in ceremonies conducted in February 1999.
Before 1997, no Goucher runner had ever completed an 8,000-meter race in under 27 minutes. Jeffrey Olenick shattered that barrier in his very first attempt as a Gopher, crossing the finish line of the 1997 Retriever Invitational with a time of 26:13, finishing second in a field of 86 predominantly Division I runners.
It was just a hint of the great things to come from this gifted athlete. Olenick recorded even faster 8,000-meter times twice again during his first season, once as a sophomore, three more times as a junior, and six times as a senior. By the time he graduated, he owned the 25 fastest times for an 8,000-meter cross country race in program history.
As a freshman, Olenick won the York Invitational, the Goucher Invitational, and the Capital Athletic Conference Championship. By placing seventh in a field of 246 runners that year at the NCAA Division III Mideast Regionals, he became Goucher's first representative to the NCAA Divison III Championship.
He defended his individual title at the York Invitational in 1998, and was the top runner at six different events in 1999, including the CAC Championship. He added six more first-place performances as a senior in 2000, as well as a third CAC individual title.
Olenick closed out his Goucher cross country career by placing third at the Mideast Regional meet and then ninth at the 2000 NCAA Division III Championship in Spokane, Wash., to become the first Division III All-America runner in school history. A first-team All-CAC selection all four years he ran for the Gophers, Olenick remains the only three-time CAC Male Cross Country Runner of the Year.
But the story doesn't end there. Although track and field wasn't an intercollegiate sport at Goucher when he arrived, Olenick joined the two-year-old program as a senior in 2001 and began breaking records anew. He still holds indoor school records in both the 1,500 and 5,000, along with the all-time outdoor standards in the 1,500, 5,000, and 10,000. Following the CAC Championships, where he placed first in both the 1,500- and 5,000-meter runs, he was named the conference's Co-Male Athlete of the Year, and was the sole recipient of Goucher's Coaches Award in 2001.
Olenick was also an exemplary student. He was presented with Goucher's Scholar-Athlete Award in 2000 and was named CAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 1999-2000 and 2000-01. He compiled a 3.87 GPA as a history major and was awarded a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
His Goucher jersey was retired during ceremonies in February 2006.
Induction Class of 2012
Corene "Renie" Amoss
Shortly after her tragic death in an automobile accident in 1993, Corene “Renie” Amoss was described in The Philadelphia Inquirer as “the epitome of the student-athlete. She left a sports legacy [at Goucher College] that will be difficult to match.”
Amoss played three sports while attending Goucher—each of them extremely well.
She remains the all-time leading scorer in the history of Goucher’s women’s basketball. Still intact are her field hockey school records for most goals in a game and in a season. She also was talented enough to play No. 2 in the Gophers’ singles tennis lineup by her senior year.
Nearly two decades later, Amoss’ legacy is indeed unmatched.
During her four seasons on the basketball team, she tallied 2,220 points—a total no Goucher woman has come within 500 points of equaling.
Since Goucher’s NCAA affiliation began, there have been only four occasions when a women’s basketball player scored more than 40 points in a game. Remarkably, Amoss accounted for them all. The first was her 45-point performance against Chestnut Hill College in February 1990. Then there was a 42-point effort against St. Mary’s College two years later. During the 1992-93 season, she scored 41 points against Salisbury University in January and another 41 points three weeks later against McDaniel College.
Beyond her personal triumphs, she also set up scoring opportunities for her teammates, as evidenced by her all-time leading 421 career assists. Defensively, she ranks No. 1 in program history with 311 career steals. For all of these accomplishments, Amoss was named Women’s Basketball Player of the Year in the Capital Athletic Conference her senior year.
Amoss’ name is also repeated in Goucher’s field hockey record book. Nobody has eclipsed her records for goals (7) or points (17) in a game, nor her season-best totals for goals (23) and points (56). Amoss ranks second in career goals (56) and points (134) and third in assists (22). She was a first-team All-CAC selection for field hockey in 1991 and 1992.
In addition to being the sole recipient of the Goucher College Coaches’ Award as the outstanding senior student-athlete in 1993, she was recognized three times as an Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors Association of America and was Maryland’s recipient of the 1993 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
During the men’s 1991-92 basketball season (only the program’s second season as an intercollegiate sport), the 6-foot-3 freshman guard David Clark knocked down 38 points against the University of Mary Washington, helping the Gophers to win in overtime, 111-109, and earning Clark the school record for points in a game.
As if that weren’t enough to cement his standing in Goucher athletics, Clark also holds these other impressive men’s basketball records at the college: most points in a career—1,833, highest career scoring average—17.5 points per game, most field goals in a career—691, and most assists in a career—413. At the time he graduated, he was also the all-time leading rebounder in program history.
Clark was an All-Capital Athletic Conference second-team selection as a freshman in 1991-92 and moved up to the first team the following season. By 1993-94, the Gophers were starting to become relevant in the world of Division III basketball, which garnered more attention for Clark, who was selected by Division III News as a preseason “Super 16 All-American.” In leading Goucher to its first CAC championship, he averaged 18.6 points per game, was named CAC Player of the Year, and was recognized as a fourth-team All-American by Division III News.
The Gophers successfully defended their CAC title in Clark’s senior season and won a spot in the NCAA Division III playoffs. In the opening round, Clark went 8 for 10 and missed only one of his 14 free-throw attempts as he totaled 31 points in leading Goucher past Lebanon Valley College, the defending national champion, 102-91.
Clark also helped build up Goucher’s roster of intercollegiate sports by joining the men’s lacrosse team, which made its debut in 1993. During that season, he scored seven goals and made nine assists, enough for him to become a second-team All-CAC midfielder.
Clark, whose No. 10 basketball jersey has been retired, was an also an exemplary student. He was presented with Goucher’s Scholar-Athlete Award in 1994, and as a senior, he earned the athletic department’s highest honor, the Coaches’ Award.
Dave and his wife, Julie, and his daughter, Ella, live in Burlington, Vermont. Davie is working as a special needs teacher’s aide in Ella’s school while pursuing a master’s in special education at the University of Vermont.
No Goucher player—male or female—has duplicated or surpassed the school record Betsy Weingarten set by scoring 52 points in a women’s basketball game against Baltimore Community College in December 1986. In fact, the closest anybody has come is a 45-point effort by Renie Amoss in 1990.
In 1986-87, she supplied the Gophers with 31.1 points per game, an amazing figure that included her 52-point triumph.
At the time she graduated, Weingarten was the all-time leading scorer in the history of Goucher’s women’s basketball program, with 1,433 points. Four players have since exceeded that total, but none have topped the 28.2 points per game she averaged over the course of her four seasons with the Gophers.
Weingarten’s No. 24 women’s basketball jersey was retired in a ceremony that took place in February 2000.
As distinguished as her basketball career was, Weingarten could perhaps be recognized as the most outstanding female tennis player in Goucher’s history.
Her 18-0 win/loss mark in singles competition in 1986-87 is a single-season school record, both for the number of victories and highest winning percentage. The following year, she and her playing partner went 19-1 in doubles play, an all-time high .950 winning percentage.
Her career totals rank No. 1 in the history of Goucher’s women’s tennis program: 57 singles wins, 45 individual doubles wins, 28 team doubles wins, a .905 winning percentage in singles competition (57-6), and a .803 winning percentage in doubles play (45-11).
Weingarten, who was one of two outstanding senior student-athletes who were presented with Goucher’s Coaches’ Award in 1988, used an Intercollegiate Tennis Coaches Association (forerunner to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association) post-graduate scholarship to attend the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School. She is now a senior vice president for Aimco, a national operator of apartment communities, and resides in Potomac, MD.
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 1988.
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.