Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Registration Remains Open For 2017 Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony And Dinner

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. - Registration remains open for the 2017 Bloomsburg University Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Ceremony which is scheduled to take place on Friday, October 27. Six individuals will be inducted as a part of this year's class - the 36th in the history of the university - which will bring the number of members in the Bloomsburg University Athletic Hall of Fame to 175.

Being inducted as the members of the Hall of Fame Class of 2017 are: Michele Baylor Kane '00, Kathy Frick '90, Eric Jonassen '91, Chuck Laudermilch, Ralph Moerschbacher '70, and Michelle Wolyniec '00.

The induction dinner and ceremony will take place on Friday, October 27 at the Kehr Union Ballroom. Festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a cocktail hour followed by the dinner and induction ceremony starting at 7:00 p.m. The six individuals will then be recognized at halftime of the Huskies' football game against Lock Haven University on Saturday, October 28, which kicks off at 2:00 p.m.

To purchase tickets and to register for the induction ceremony and dinner, please click here.

MICHELE BAYLOR KANE '00

Michele Kane (Baylor) graduated from Bloomsburg University in 2000 and was a four-year member of the women's lacrosse team, serving as a captain during her senior year. During her junior and senior seasons, Kane was named an All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) selection and an Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association (IWLCA) All-American. She helped lead the Huskies to the PSAC Championship in 2000. She finished her four-year career with 126 goals and 50 assists for 176 points, leading the team in assists three times and in goals and points twice each. At the time of her induction, she ranked 11th in program history in career goals, eighth in career assists, and 11th in career points.

She was a 1996 graduate from Cardinal O'Hara High School, where she played both field hockey and lacrosse. Kane served both teams as captain in her senior year. Additionally, she helped lead the lacrosse team to the school's first-ever Catholic League Championship during both her junior and senior years and was named to the All-Catholic Team both seasons.

Kane is currently a health and physical education teacher at The Agnes Irwin School, where she also coaches the middle school's field hockey team. She has also coached lacrosse at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels. Kane also volunteers to coach for the Springfield Girls Travel Soccer team, the Springfield Athletic Association Girls Lacrosse and Basketball teams, and the St. Francis of Assisi Lacrosse and SCLC programs.

KATHY FRICK '90

Kathy Frick was a two-sport athlete, competing in field hockey and in women's lacrosse, and then went on to coach the women's lacrosse team for six seasons at Bloomsburg.

She was a three-year member of the field hockey team from 1988-90 and helped the team post an 62-6 record, two Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championships, and two NCAA Division III runner-up finishes in 1988 and 1990. Frick was a two-time First Team National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-American in 1989 and 1990 and earned the PSAC Athlete of the Year Award during her senior season. She was also a two-time First Team All-PSAC selection. She is currently ranked 11th in school history in career goals (45) and is 15th in career points (92).

In women's lacrosse, she was an Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) First Team All-American, as a defender, in 1990.

She went on to coach the Huskies' lacrosse program from 1999 to 2004 and guided Bloomsburg to a 60-29 overall record (.674) and a 32-10 mark (.762) in PSAC competition. Her winning percentage is the best all-time in program history and her 60 coaching victories ranks third in school history. She led the Huskies to two PSAC Championships and three PSAC runner-up finishes and also coached the 2003 squad to an NCAA Semifinal appearance - still the only NCAA appearance for the women's lacrosse team since the program's inception in 1977.

She was honored as the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 2000 after the Huskies finished the year as the top-ranked school in the division. Frick also served as an assistant field hockey coach at Bloomsburg and was part of four Division II National Championship teams.

Frick graduated from Bloomsburg University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and accounting.

ERIC JONASSEN '91

Eric Jonassen played two seasons at Bloomsburg University after transferring in from Penn State University. He was a two-time First Team All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East selection in 1990 and 1991 and earned a number of All-American honors during his two-year career. He was a Second Team AP All-American in 1990, a First Team AP All-American in 1991, a two-time First Team Football Gazette All-American, and a First Team AFCA (American Football Coaches Association) All-American in 1991.

After his collegiate career, Jonassen was drafted in the fifth round (140th overall) in the 1992 National Football League draft by the San Diego Chargers. He played all 16 games during the regular season for the Chargers in 1993 and 1994 and was a member of the Chargers' AFC Championship team during the 1994 season and participated in Super Bowl XXIX. After three years in San Diego, Jonassen played two more seasons for the Arizona Cardinals before retiring after the 1997 season.

Jonassen graduated from Temple University in 2004 with a master's degree in health and physical education and has been teaching in the Fleetwood Area School District for 13 years. He and his wife of 24 years, Jennifer, are the proud parents of four children - Seth, Megan, Jake, and Claire. His wife also graduated from Bloomsburg University in 1991.

CHUCK LAUDERMILCH

Chuck Laudermilch was the first coach in the history of Bloomsburg University women's soccer. He posted a record of 104-35-8 in eight years before retiring in 1997. Under his leadership, the Huskies were three-time Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) finalists-winning the first title in school history in 1996. His 1996 unit also ranked as high as third during the season-the team's highest-ever ranking-and entered the NCAA Division II Championships for the first time in school history reaching the quarterfinals.

Laudermilch also guided the Huskies to two Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) playoff appearances, the first coming in just the third year of the program. His 1993 squad won the ECAC title. Laudermilch also earned Northeast Region Coach of the Year honors twice in his career.

In his eight seasons, Laudermilch never experienced a losing campaign. The initial squad finished 7-7-1 and consistently progressed to an 18-game winner in 1996, the program's winningest campaign. The team also consistently rose in the national polls, ranking 14th in 1992, 11th in 1993, seventh in 1994, and fifth in 1995, before reaching the third spot in 1996. During his tenure, Laudermilch coached nine All-Americans and 20 Northeast Regional All-Star selections.

He held a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Advanced National Diploma and was on the NSCAA Board of Directors. Laudermilch was also the head coach for the Keystone State Games Open Women's Region II for seven years and served as a guest coach at numerous camps.

Laudermilch also served as an associate professor in the Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice at Bloomsburg. He was awarded the first Tale Award in 2000 for outstanding teaching effectiveness. He is currently working with BU's Center For Community Research and Change as an organizational change consultant.

He and his wife, Carol, have three children - Steve, Stacey, and Shannon - and eight grandchildren.

RALPH MOERSCHBACHER '70

Ralph Moerschbacher was a five-time Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Champion and a three-time National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Championship qualifier in men's swimming. He won the 200-yard freestyle at the PSAC Championships in 1968, 1969, and 1970; the 500-yard freestyle in 1968; and was a member of the 400-yard freestyle relay team that won the conference title in 1967. He is the only BU men's swimmer to win three consecutive PSAC titles.

He finished his career with 37 individual wins and 56 overall victories and was team captain during the 1970 season. He was listed in Outstanding College Athletes of America in 1969 and 1970.

Moerschbacher started his career during the 1966-67 season on the freshman team (freshmen could not swim varsity per PSAC rules) and went on to be a member of the 400-yard freestyle relay team that won the PSAC Freshman Championship. He set the Bucknell pool record in the 100-yard freestyle and the Slippery Rock pool record in the 200-yard freestyle. He then won the PSAC Championship in the 200-yard freestyle, with a new PSAC conference record, in 1967-68. He was also the PSAC runner up in the 500-yard freestyle and the 400-yard freestyle relay. He set team records in the 200 free, 500 free, and 400 free relay and set the Trenton pool record in the 100 free. He went on to compete in the NAIA Nationals.

In 1968-69, he was the PSAC Champion in the 200 free and the 500 free, qualifying in both for the NAIA Nationals. Finally, during the 1969-70 season, he was the PSAC Champion in the 200 free, and finished third at the PSAC Championships in the 100 free. He posted team records in the 200 free, 400 medley relay, and 400 free relay. And, for the third consecutive season, he qualified for NAIA Nationals. He also served as President of the Husky Club that year.

After his collegiate career, he went on to serve as a long-time NCAA, YMCA, and PIAA swimming official. He also served many years as an official and officer for the Selinsgrove Summer Swim Team and the Greater Susquehanna Valley Swimming and Diving League.

Moerschbacher served in the United States Army following his graduation from Bloomsburg. After his military service, he began a 44-year career as a sales representative in the building industry. He is currently employed by Shusters Building Components in Irwin, Pennsylvania.

He married a fellow Bloomsburg graduate, Russella (Rusty) Hummel, in 1970. Rusty is retired after a career of teaching in the Selinsgrove Area School District. They are the proud parents of two daughters, Sara and Jenny, who participated in Summer, YMCA, and PIAA swimming programs. Jenny swam during her collegiate years at Lafayette College in the Patriot League. Sara lives in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Josh Brosious, and their children, Audrey, Colton, and Scarlett. Jenny and her husband, Joe Molinelli, live in Mountain View, California, with their son, Callen.

MICHELLE WOLYNIEC '00

Michelle Wolyniec was a two-sport standout and two-time All-American for the Huskies, competing in both cross country and track.

As a senior in 2000, she placed eighth in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Cross Country Championships and was 11th in the NCAA East Regionals. In track, Wolyniec had a streak of wins in five consecutive races and also won the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Indoor 5,000-meter track championship in a time of 18:03-13 seconds in front of the second-place finisher. At the PSAC Championships, she won the 5000-meter race in 17:51.36 and was was fourth at 3000 meters.

She capped off a tremendous career by finishing eighth in the 10,000-meter race at the NCAA Division II Track Championships earning All-American honors for the second time.

As a freshman in 1996, she earned All-PSAC honors in track with a tenth-place finish and garnered All-Region status with a 13th-place finish at regionals. She was an All-American at 10,000 meters in her freshman season, finishing fourth in a career best time of 36:02. She also competed in Junior Nationals that year, finishing first in a field of top runners from the country in the 10,000-meter run.

In 1997, in track, she finished fourth at the PSAC Championships in the 5000-meter run.

Wolyniec currently lives in Plains Township and is employed by the SPCA of Luzerne County as an animal care technician and adoption counselor.

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