The Colgate Scene
November 2004


Lia Cross '06, followed by Hanna Failing '07, make their way during the Harry H. Lang Invitational. [Photos by Timothy D. Sofranko]

Play gets physical between Holy Cross's Caitlin Moynihan (15) and Colgate's Sarah McCarthy '06 during the Raiders' 2-1 victory at Tyler's Field.

On this play during Colgate's 33-0 victory over Georgetown, Colgate wide receiver Dewayne Long '06 stretches for a ball that eventually falls incomplete, but in the third quarter he connected with another pass from Chris Brown '05 for a 64-yard touchdown. Long ended the day with five receptions for a total of 85 yards.

Sports photos
Colgate enshrined five former athletes in its Athletics Hall of Honor November 5 on the eve of the football game against Lafayette University. Bringing the hall's membership to 166, the new inductees are Andrea Basztura-Rubin '96, softball/field hockey; Michael Foley '78, football; Nels MacCallum '51, baseball; Robert Meehan '65, ice hockey; and Tucker Neale '95, basketball.

Basztura-Rubin was a four-year letter winner in field hockey (1992-95) and softball (1993-96). In field hockey, she was named Colgate's outstanding defensive player in 1994, helping Colgate earn a berth in the ECAC Division I Tournament and the team's first appearance in the Patriot League Tournament the following season. She was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I National Academic Squad in 1994 and 1995.

In softball, Basztura-Rubin was first team all-Patriot League in 1994 and second team all-league in 1996, at second base. In her senior season she shared the team's most valuable player honors. In addition, she was named to the GTE Academic District I All-Academic team and was named the Patriot League's Softball Scholar Athlete of the Year. Her performance on the field earned her a spot on the Patriot League's All-Decade Team (1990-99).

Foley was a four-year letter winner in football and captain of the 1977 team. A three-year starter at center, he was twice honored as an all-East performer by the Associated Press and in 1977 was also named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference All-East squad. In his senior year, Foley helped Colgate to a then-school-record 10 wins.

In 1981, Foley returned to his alma mater as junior varsity head coach and varsity receiver coach. After two seasons in that position, he took over as offensive line coach in 1983. He added the duties of offensive coordinator in 1984.

In 1986, he served as interim head coach during the absence of head coach Fred Dunlap, who was recovering from bypass surgery. Following Dunlap's retirement in 1987, Foley was named head coach of the Raiders (1988-92). After a five-year absence, Foley returned to the campus in 1997 as offensive coordinator and line coach. Since his return, the Raiders have made four NCAA Division I-AA playoff appearances and captured four Patriot League titles.

MacCallum was a standout baseball player for the Raiders, earning three varsity letters (1949-51). The former Raider captain (1951) was one of the most feared hitters in the country. In his first varsity season, he batted .480 and followed that up the next season with a .358 average and selection to the NCAA District II All-East team. In his senior season, the hard-hitting shortstop posted a .350 average and received his second-straight selection to the District II All-East team. Upon graduation, he signed a professional contract with the Detroit Tigers.

Meehan lettered three years in hockey between 1963 and 1965 while serving as an assistant captain in his junior and senior seasons. He holds the Colgate record for most goals in one game (six) and finished his career with 63 goals and 49 assists for 112 points, which was second highest of all time at the time of his graduation.

Neale was a three-year letter winner in basketball. He graduated as Colgate's all-time leading scorer with 2,075 points. In three seasons, Neale left a lasting mark on the basketball program while leading the Raiders to their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The three-time all-league performer was the 1994 Patriot League Player of the Year.

In his senior year, he finished 17th in the nation in scoring, averaging 23.1 points per game. He set a pair of Patriot League records: most 3-point field goals made in a career (248) and most 3-point field goal attempts in a career (624). Along with his school record for most points in a career and 3-point field goals made in a career, he also broke the mark for free throws made in a career with 469.

As a junior, Neale was fifth in the nation in scoring with 26.6 points per game, the second highest total in school history. His 771 points became the second-highest point total in CU history and the most ever by a junior. He was the first Raider to score 600-plus points in two different seasons. In his first year with the Raiders, Neale led the league in scoring, with 21.9 points per game, which ranked 34th nationally.

Raiders notebook

Don Vaughan, who served as Colgate's interim athletics director during the 2003-2004 season, has been appointed assistant athletics director. While continuing in his current position as head hockey coach, Vaughan now assists the athletics division in strategic planning and alumni relations.

Shondell Reed has been named assistant athletics director for compliance. A graduate of California State University, Fullerton, he comes to Colgate after completing an internship in the compliance office at Ohio State University.

Staying connected

Check out the Colgate athletics website: The website provides daily information on the Raider program including schedules, rosters, statistics and game information. You can also call the Raider Sportsline at 315-228-7900.

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