B.J. Spigelmyer, Sports Information Director | Sep 30, 2013
| DeSales Athletic Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees Jerry Wilkinson '72, Kate Corcoran '00, and Frank Yasunas '92 |
The DeSales University athletic department would like to announce the induction of three new members, Kate Corcoran, '00, Frank Yasunas '92, Jerry Wilkinson '72, as well as the recognition of the 2003 baseball team at its Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony held on Friday, September 27th.
Each inductee has made an everlasting impression on DeSales University athletics and will join the 41 current members and four other teams who were recognized in previous years. You can view a small bio on each Hall of Famer here – CLICK HERE.
Corcoran (St. Pius X HS) joins the DSU Hall of Fame as a standout on the women's basketball team from 1996-00 in which the Bulldogs won three conference championships and made three trips to the NCAA Tournament in her four years on the team. She was named to the All-Freedom Conference First-Team twice (1999 and 2000), was named the Lehigh Valley Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (LVAIAW) Player of the Year in 2000, was named to the WBCA Mid-Atlantic Region First-Team and WBCA Honorable-Mention All-American as a senior.
Corcoran scored 1,097 career points which currently ranks 17th all-time and is also still ranked among the all-time leaders in field goals made (413 – 16th), three-pointers made (143 – 3rd), three-point shooting percentage (.328 – T-9th), free throw percentage (.776 – 7th), assists (231 – 15th), steals (243 – 5th), and blocked shots (72 – T-10th).
Yasunas (Hunterdon Central HS) was a four-year player on the men's basketball team from 1988-92 and was a junior on the 1990-91 team that was the first men's basketball team to win 20+ games and also won the ECAC South Region Tournament Championship. He was named to the All-ESAC First-Team once and was named the Dr. John Compardo Male Athlete of the Year as a senior in 1991-92. Yasunas was also named the team Most Valuable Player three times and was a two-time team captain as a junior and a senior.
Yasunas still ranks among the all-time leaders in several statistical categories including points scored (1,560 – 3rd), points per game (14.2 – 8th), field goals made (634 – 1st), field goal percentage (.490 – 15th), three-point field goal percentage (.397 – T-4th), free throws made (223 – 16th), assists (336 – 5th), steals (1st – 276), and blocked shots (58 – 11th).
Wilkinson (Cardinal Dougherty HS) was a four-year player on the very first men's basketball teams at DeSales University and also played one year as the starting goalkeeper for the men's soccer team in 1971. He was a team Co-MVP and co-captain as a senior on the basketball team. Wilkinson led the team in rebounding in 1971-72 and helped the Bulldogs record its first .500 or better season with a final record of 8-8. Wilkinson was also an intramural standout and served as the President of Intramurals in 1971-72.
The 2003 baseball team becomes the fifth team recognized by the University's Hall of Fame committee. Current baseball head coach Tim Neiman was the coach of the team in 2003 as the Bulldogs posted a 30-14 overall record, their third straight 30+ win season, and won the program's first and only NCAA Regional Championship, advancing to the NCAA Division III College World Series. Ian Hauze was named a First-Team All-American shortstop as well as the Freedom Conference Co-Player of the Year, while Matt Reppert was named the Freedom Conference Rookie and Pitcher of the Year.
| Members of the 2003 DeSales Baseball Team |
Team members included: Julio Acosta, Dedan Brozino, Matt Burkhart, Lew Campanaro, Mike Cohan, John Cooper, Sam Courtright, Kevin Coyle, Dan Fratantoro, Tim Gombar, Ian Hauze, Kyle Hoffman, Jeff Hurley, Derek Miller, Nolan Neiman, Jon Pallone, Chris Peters, Kyle Peters, Brian Podolak, Tony Pomanti, Pete Quarracino, Matt Reppert, Chris Ross, and Brett Vargo.
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