Brandeis Athletics announces 2013 Hall of Fame Class

WALTHAM, Mass. — On Saturday, October 12, 2013, the Friends of Brandeis Athletics (FOBA) and the Brandeis Department of Athletics will hold the 15th  Joseph M. Linsey Brandeis Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony in the 20th year of the Hall. FOBA president Jim Leahy ’85 and director of athletics Sheryl Sousa will welcome the largest Hall of Fame class since 1996, including two teams and six individuals. 

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In chronological order of graduation, the 2013 inductees are:

      Jules Love ’55, men’s basketball, is being inducted as a contributor. Love scored the first hoop in Brandeis men’s basketball history in 1951 and has been involved with Brandeis and the sport, both in the U.S. and in Israel, ever since;

      The 1957 Football team was the most successful in the history of the program, going 6-1, including wins over Northeastern, UMass and New Hampshire;

      Mark Bonaiuto ’77, baseball, was a shortstop and two-time captain, earning All-Greater Boston League honors and helping the 1977 Judges reach the championship game of the NCAA Division III tournament;

      The 1984 men’s soccer team went 19-5 and earned a second-place finish at the NCAA Division III tournament, falling in the championship game in triple-overtime;

      Michael Goldfarb ’99, men’s swimming and diving, is the first male member of the swimming and diving program inducted. A three-time diving All-American, he still holds all of Brandeis’s records and two University Athletic Association marks;

      Victoria Petrillo ’99, women’s track and field, is a four-time national champion in the 800-meter run, winning indoor and outdoor titles in 1996 and 1997, while also claiming four other All-America honors;

      Rashad Williams ’02, men’s basketball, became Brandeis’s all-time leading scorer with 1,928 points, eclipsing a mark that had stood for more than 40 years, earning four All-UAA honors and a spot on the conference’s Silver Anniversary team;

      Danielle Fitzpatrick ’04, women’s basketball, was the first All-American in team  history after finishing among the top 10 in career points and rebounds. Another UAA Silver Anniversary team member, she led the Judges to their first ECAC title in 2004, starting a string of six-straight postseason appearances.

      The 2013 Hall of Fame will take place on the Brandeis campus at 6 p.m. in Levin Ballroom. The event will be held in conjunction with several other events on campus to form Brandeis’s Athletic Homecoming weekend.

* The Brandeis soccer teams will host their 2013 University Athletic Association home opener against the University of Rochester that afternoon, with the women playing at noon and the men at 3 p.m.

* In between the matches, Brandeis will honor its long-time soccer coaches, Mike Coven (41 years) and Denise Dallamora (34 years) for their 75 combined years of service to the University

* Later in the afternoon, a bust of Bill McKenna ’55, the first All-American in Brandeis Athletics history, will be unveiled in the Napoli Trophy Room of the Gosman Athletic Center

* Several Brandeis programs will host alumni events, including fencing, swimming and diving and men’s basketball


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