Department of Athletics Welcomes Four into Hall of Fame

Department of Athletics Welcomes Four into Hall of Fame

Photo Gallery of Induction Ceremony

The Goucher College Department of Athletics enshrined four members into their Hall of Fame on Friday evening inside the Athenaeum on-campus.

The four new members of the Athletics Hall of Fame are Andrea Bradley, Cathy Challener '73, Dawn Greer Foster '97, and Matt Lynch '12.

Here's more on tonight's honorees:

Andrea Bradley

  • Led the Goucher field hockey program to their greatest run of success in program history in her four years on-campus. Bradley built the Gophers from a team with a small roster in 1991, to a squad that went 15-4-1 in 1994 and won the CAC Championship, on their way to earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament for the first time.
  • Also coached lacrosse for four seasons (1992-95). Gophers went 14-1 in her final year at the helm of the program (1995) and won the CAC Championship.
  • The NCAA Division III South Region Coach of the Year in 1992, Bradley left Goucher for Iowa in 1995, where as an assistant, the Hawkeyes won two Big Ten Championships. After a four-year stint at Maryland as an assistant (where the Terrapins won the NCAA Division I national title in 1999), Bradley took over the head coaching job at Richmond.
  • After a successful six-year stint at Richmond (2001-2006) where she won two Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year awards and led the Spiders to five straight Atlantic 10 titles, Bradley was named the head coach at Syracuse in 2007. She will enter her 12th season as the head coach of the Orange in 2018.
  • At Syracuse, she has led her team to the NCAA Tournament in 10 straight seasons, culminating with a National Championship in 2015, the first for a women's team at Syracuse in school history. She's also been named the NFHCA National Coach of the Year twice (2008 and 2015), Big East Coach of the Year four times and ACC Coach of the Year once.

Cathy Challener

  • A four-year varsity performer in three sports (field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse).
  • In field hockey, she was selected for the Baltimore Area College Second Team as a junior, and in her senior season, she served as team captain, was named the team's most valuable player, and was selected to the First Team of the Baltimore Area College Team.
  • On the basketball court, she eventually became team captain as a junior. In lacrosse, she was selected to play in four United States National Lacrosse Tournaments, earning a spot on the Southeast Regional Team each year she was at Goucher, along with selections to the Baltimore Area College Team in each season she played. And, of course, she was a captain for the Lacrosse team, earning the distinction as a junior and a senior, while also being the named the teams most improved player in 1972.
  • The recipient of Goucher's Scholar-Athlete award after her junior year of 1972.

Dawn Greer Foster

  • Starting goalie from 1993-96 who still holds some of the program's all-time records Started on back-to-back CAC Championship teams in 1994 and 1995, as she played in the NCAA Tournament in both seasons.
  • An All-CAC First Team selection in 1994 and a second-team pick in 1993 and 1996.
  • All-South Second Team pick in 1995.
  • Holds school records in the following categories all-time: shutouts in a season (12), career shutouts (29), saves in a season (283), career saves (801), save percentage for a season (.930), save percentage for a career (.890).

Matt Lynch

  • A three-time All-Landmark Conference First Team selection at midfield, who led the Gophers to a pair of Landmark Conference titles in 2010 and 2012. Both teams advanced to the NCAA Tournament, as the 2012 squad won their First Round game, a 5-4 decision over Washington College.
  • Earned Third Team USILA All-American honors in 2012. Was an Honorable Mention All-American in both 2010 and 2011.
  • Was named to the Landmark Conference's All-Decade Team in 2017.
  • Earned CoSIDA Academic All-American Third Team Honors in 2012, as well as CoSIDA All-District First Team accolades the same season.
  • Holds the school record for season assists (39 in 2012) while he sits second in career assists (103) and fourth in points (220). In all, he scored 117 goals, dished out 103 assists, collected 198 ground balls and caused 35 turnovers.

To learn more about the Goucher College Hall of Fame Inductees, a permanent interactive display of the Hall of Fame is located in the lobby of the Decker Sports & Recreation Center.

To be inducted into the Goucher College Athletics Hall of Fame, an individual must have participated in at least two full seasons of intercollegiate competition, been in good academic standing, graduated at least five years prior to the nomination date, and been a "truly distinguished performer in his/her sport." Coaches, trainers, managers, administrators, and others who have made outstanding contributions or offered extraordinary service to athletics at Goucher are also eligible.