Johns Hopkins University will induct nine new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame in ceremonies scheduled for Saturday, March 28. The nine-member class will be the 24th inducted since the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame was formed in 1994 and raises the total number of members to 194.
The class will be honored during the Johns Hopkins-Michigan men's lacrosse game at Homewood Field, with induction ceremonies to follow that evening in the Newton White Athletic Center on the university's Homewood campus.
The nine individuals who will be inducted into the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame this year are:
Harvey Allen, Class of 1983
One of the top performers on the Blue Jays swimming team throughout his career, Harvey Allen helped Johns Hopkins to four consecutive top-five team finishes as the NCAA championships as a standout both individually and as a member of several relays. A 13-time All-American, Allen ranked seventh in school history in overall All-America finishes when he graduated in 1983, with five All-America finishes as a junior, four as a senior, three as a sophomore, and one as a freshman. Among his 13 All-America finishes, six were national runner-up showings. Allen placed second in the 100 breaststroke at the NCAA championships in each of his final three seasons, was the national runner-up in the 200 breast as a sophomore and senior, and was a member of the 400 free relay team that took silver during his junior year.
Kerrie Cathcart, Class of 1997
The Johns Hopkins women's soccer program was founded in 1992; one year later, the first prized recruit in program history, Kerrie Cathcart, arrived at Homewood. When she graduated four years later, she had helped establish the program as one that would soon ascend to national prominence. Cathcart was the first great scorer for the Blue Jays women's soccer program, and more than 20 years after her graduation, she still ranks eighth in school history in points (77) and ninth in goals (32). The Blue Jays won just two games during her freshman season but claimed the first of what is now a league-record 14 Centennial Conference titles during her senior year. Cathcart earned All-Centennial Conference honors three times in her career.
Eric Fishel, Class of 2008
In a program that dates back to the 1930s, it's difficult to arrive more than 70 years later and establish many "firsts." But that's what Eric Fishel was able to do for the Blue Jays wrestling program from 2004 until his graduation in 2008. During his career, Fishel compiled a record of 95-36, became Johns Hopkins' career leader in wins, and was the first wrestler in school history to win 90 or more matches. The previous school career record for wins (87) had stood for nearly 20 years before Fishel broke the mark as a senior. In the single-season record book, Fishel remains one of just two wrestlers in school history to win 24 or more matches three times and was the first and remains the only wrestler to post 10 or more pins in more than one season. He was the first Johns Hopkins wrestler to win a pair of Centennial Conference titles, placing first at 184 pounds as a junior and senior, and remains one of just six Blue Jays to win two or more Centennial titles. He became the first All-American in school history when he placed eighth at the NCAAs as a senior in 2008.
Lacey-Leigh Hentz, Class of 2005
A transformation in the Johns Hopkins women's lacrosse program took place in the late 1990s and early 2000s as the Blue Jays made the jump from Division III to Division I in 1999. Many of the early Division I honors—and much of the team's success—revolved around the Blue Jays offense. That all changed in 2002, when Lacey-Leigh Hentz arrived and established herself as one of the top defenders in the nation and helped Johns Hopkins make another transformation, this one from a competitive Division I program to one that made noise at that national level. Hentz became the Blue Jays' top defender the day she arrived on campus and earned first-team All-American Lacrosse Conference honors in each of her four seasons. A third-team IWLCA All-American and a first-team IWLCA All-Mid-Atlantic selection as a senior, Hentz also earned Johns Hopkins' Catherine P. Cramer Award as the University's top senior female athlete.
Gary Kane Jr., Class of 2005
One of the great goalies in Johns Hopkins and Centennial Conference history, Gary Kane Jr. set a standard in net that will be hard to top. A four-year starter in goal, Kane set Johns Hopkins career records for games played (79), minutes played (6,745), career wins (66), and shutouts (34) and for lowest goals against average (.574). More than a decade after he graduated, each of those marks is still a school record. Kane was a three-time All-Centennial selection and was named the Centennial Conference Player of the Year as a senior in 2004. He remains the only goalie in league history to earn conference player of the year honors. Kane led Johns Hopkins to a 69-10-3 record, including a 34-2 mark in the Centennial Conference during his career. He turned in one of the great seasons in Division III soccer history as a senior in 2004, when he posted .248 goals against average, second in the nation, and a .909 save percentage and 14 shutouts. He allowed a total of five goals in more than 1,800 minutes that season and helped the Blue Jays rise to No. 2 in the national rankings, a spot they held for seven weeks straight.
Dave Marr, Class of 1996
When Dave Marr stepped into a starting role on the Blue Jays men's lacrosse attack unit as a freshman in 1993, he joined two players, both sophomores, who would go on to become the two most prolific goal scorers in school history. One could argue that Marr had as much to do with their success as anyone. Marr graduated from Johns Hopkins as the school's career leader in assists (134), a record he still holds more than 20 years later. Only once since he graduated has someone come within 10 of his record, and only twice has a Johns Hopkins player reached 100 assists. A two-time USILA All-American with third team honors as a senior and honorable mention as a junior, Marr holds two of the top 10 single-season assist totals in school history (39 in 1996, 38 in 1995) and remains one of just three players in school history with 30 or more assists three times. During Marr's tenure, Johns Hopkins went 41-16 with four trips to the NCAA tournament and three appearances in the NCAA semifinals (1993, 1995, 1996). He served as a team captain as a senior in 1996 and finished his career ranked ninth in school history in points (193).
Paul Rabil, Class of 2008
One of the greatest men's lacrosse players in school history, Paul Rabil arrived at Johns Hopkins in the fall of 2004 and wasted no time making an impact that has become the measuring stick for all Blue Jay midfielders. Rabil earned All-America honors four times, including first-team honors as a sophomore, junior, and senior. Rabil totaled 111 goals and 67 assists for 178 points in his career and graduated as JHU's career leader in goals and points by a midfielder. He is the only midfielder in school history with more than 100 goals and 60 assists. He played in 14 career NCAA tournament games and is Johns Hopkins' career leader in postseason goals, assists, and points. With Rabil leading the way, Johns Hopkins posted a 49-15 record during his career, won two NCAA championships (in 2005 and 2007) ,and finished as the national runner-up once (2008). In 2007, he received the McLaughlin Award as the nation's top midfielder.
Bobby Van Allen
Coach, Men's and Women's Track and Cross Country
One of the most successful coaches in the nation in any sport, Bobby Van Allen has transformed the Blue Jays track and cross country programs into national powers since arriving at Homewood in 1999. His signature work has been with the Blue Jays women's cross country team, which he guided to its sixth NCAA championship in November. Those six NCAA titles, which have all come since 2012, are tied for the second most in Division III history. He has also led the women's cross country team to 12 consecutive Centennial Conference and NCAA Mideast Regional titles, as well as four other top-10 finishes at the NCAAs. Van Allen's men's cross country program has also become a national contender with three top 10 NCAA finishes in the last four years, nine consecutive top-four finishes at regionals, and seven consecutive top-two conference finishes. Under Van Allen's direction, the Johns Hopkins track teams have also become the benchmark in the Centennial Conference in recent years as they have combined to win 32 conference championships; the men own 13 crowns (seven indoor, six outdoor), while the women have 19 (10 outdoor, nine indoor).
Paul Winterling, Class of 2005
One of the great power hitters in school history, Paul Winterling left his mark throughout the Blue Jays record book with a standout career in which he totaled 147 hits, 31 home runs, 41 doubles, 136 RBIs, 132 runs scored, and 289 total bases. He ranked in the top five in school history in five different categories when he graduated. Winterling was the first player in school history to hit 10 or more home runs in two different seasons and posted an .817 slugging percentage in 2003 that remains one of the top five marks in school history. The 2003 Centennial Conference Player of the Year, Winterling was a two-time first-team All-Centennial selection and was twice an American Baseball Coaches Association All-Region honoree as well. As a junior, Winterling guided the Blue Jays to a 40-4 record that included a 33-game season-opening winning streak. Midway through that season, Johns Hopkins climbed to No. 1 in the national rankings to become the first Division III team in school history in any sport to be ranked No. 1 in the nation.
Individuals interested in attending the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremonies can contact Annie Koogle to secure a reservation. Koogle can be reached by phone at (410) 516-6132. Reservations may also be made online through a Blue Jays Unlimited form.
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