Johns Hopkins to induct eight new members into Athletic Hall of Fame

Hub staff report / March 3, 2016 Posted in Athletics

Johns Hopkins University will induct eight new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame next month, including longtime Director of Athletics Tom Calder, who previously announced that he will step down this summer after 21 years in the role.

The class is the 22nd to be inducted since the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame was formed in 1994 and raises the total number of members to 176. The group will be honored at induction ceremonies on April 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Newton White Athletic Center on the university's Homewood campus.

The eight inductees are:

Tom Calder

Director of Athletics

One of just three individuals to serve as the director of athletics at Johns Hopkins since 1950, Calder is in his 28th year at the university and 21st in his current role. As director of athletics, Calder has guided a program that ranks among the most accomplished in the nation. He was honored in June 2014 as one of four NCAA Division III winners of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year.

Matt Campbell

Football, Class of 2005

A leader on three straight Centennial Conference Championship teams, Campbell concluded his career in 2004 as one of the most decorated defensive players in Johns Hopkins football history. He led the Blue Jays to a 34-8 record during his career and Centennial Conference titles as a sophomore, junior, and senior. Campbell, who finished his career with 256 tackles, earned first-team all-conference honors in each of his final three seasons and was named conference Defensive Player of the Year as a junior.

Matt Doran

Men's soccer, Class of 2002

Doran scored 70 goals and added 28 assists during his four years and finished his career ranked second in school history in each category. His 2000 season ranks among the great individual seasons in NCAA Division III history, as he scored a school-record 27 goals and added eight assists for a program-best 62 points. Those marks remain the Johns Hopkins single-season standards, as does his 15-game goal-scoring streak, which also stands as the Centennial Conference and NCAA Division III record. He earned first-team All-Centennial Conference honors in each of his final three seasons and was the conference player of the year as a junior.

Kyle Harrison

Men's lacrosse, Class of 2005

One of the most dynamic and recognizable players in the storied history of the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse program, Harrison led the Blue Jays to a 55-6 record, four trips to the final four, a national runner-up finish in 2003, and the 2005 NCAA Championship. The NCAA title for the 2005 team, which capped a perfect 16-0 season, was the first for Johns Hopkins since 1987. A three-time All-American, Harrison twice earned the McLaughlin Award as the National Midfielder of the Year and was the 2005 recipient of the Tewaaraton and Enners Awards as the nation's top player. More than 10 years after graduating, he remains the only Johns Hopkins player to win the Tewaaraton. Harrison finished his career with 81 goals and 45 assists.

Brian Mead

Water polo, Class of 2005

Mead was the first four-time ACWPC All-American in school history and the first three-time ACWPC first-team All-American as well. More than 10 years after he concluded his record-breaking career, he remains one of just two players to achieve either of these feats. One of the most dangerous goal-scorers in school history, Mead led the Blue Jays in goals in each of his four seasons and set a school record with 100 goals as a senior in 2004. His 100-goal season remains one of just two such performances in school history, and the mark wasn't topped until 2012.

Heidi Pearce

Women's lacrosse, Class of 2004

Pearce was a dominant force for the Blue Jays on offense and between the lines as a standout two-way midfielder. She concluded her career with 152 goals, 49 assists, and 201 points; her marks for goals and points still standing as the school record for totals by a midfielder. She became Hopkins' first Division I first-team All-American when she was recognized by the IWLCA as a senior. Pearce helped Johns Hopkins to a four-year record of 44-24, the 2001 ECAC championship, and the program's first NCAA Division I tournament appearance in 2004.

Jerry Pfeifer

Lacrosse, football, coach, Class of 1965

In an era when two-sport athletes were common, Pfeifer enjoyed one of the great careers in school history. An accomplished attackman on the men's lacrosse team and the quarterback and safety for the Blue Jays football team, Pfeifer is generally considered one of the top athletes to have played both sports at Johns Hopkins. At a time when freshmen were not eligible for varsity athletics, Pfeifer led the men's lacrosse teams in goals and points in each of his three seasons. On the football field, Pfeifer graduated as Johns Hopkins career leader in passing yards (1,915), touchdown passes (15), completions (153), and attempts (345), and at various times during his career he also handled the punting and place-kicking duties as well. Pfeifer later joined the Johns Hopkins athletic staff as the head football coach and assistant lacrosse coach.

Karl Sineath

Baseball, Class of 2002

Sineath finished his career with a .350 batting average, 171 runs scored, and a school-record 98 stolen bases. He was the first and remains one of just two players in school history with more than 170 hits and 170 runs scored in his career. He helped Johns Hopkins to a record of 129-42 (.754) with three Centennial Conference titles and three trips to the NCAA tournament. Sineath was also a standout in the classroom, as he earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors three times during his career. He remains one of just two players in school history to earn this prestigious honor three times.


Individuals interested in attending the induction ceremonies can contact Meredith Rosenblatt in the Blue Jays Unlimited office at 410-516-0412 or mrosenblatt@jhu.edu. Online reservations can also be made through Blue Jays Unlimited.

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