The Colgate Scene
November 2006

Raider notebook

Kathryn Marvel '08 heads for the finish line during the Harry Lang Invitational. [Photo by Nicole M. Sofranko]
Hall of Honor

On September 22, Colgate enshrined six former athletes in its Athletics Hall of Honor.

Adonal Foyle '98 played basketball three seasons, leading Colgate to its only two appearances ever in the NCAA Tournament while earning second team All-America honors by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and third team All-America by the Associated Press in 1997. He finished his collegiate career as Colgate's second all-time leading scorer with 1,776 points and leading rebounder with 1,103. A two-time Patriot League Player of the Year, he was the NCAA all-time blocked shot leader and the 1996 Patriot League Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. In 1997 he earned first team University-Division CoSIDA Academic All-America honors and was a finalist for the John R. Wooden and USBWA Player of the Year honors. In 2002, Foyle became the fourth player in Colgate history to have his basketball number retired. A member of the Golden State Warriors, he just completed his ninth season in the NBA.

Jennifer Hughes '97 lettered four years in soccer, serving as co-captain for the 1996 season. She finished her collegiate career as Colgate's all-time leading scorer with 40 goals and 26 assists for 106 points. A member of the Patriot League all-Decade team, Hughes was first team all-league four times. In 1996, she was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year. In addition, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America named her to the all-Northeast Region team in 1994 and 1996. Hughes played on three Patriot League championship teams, and was MVP of the 1995 and 1996 Patriot League Tournaments. She was named to the 1996 Umbro Select College All-Star team and was invited to qualify for the US National B Women's Soccer team at the 1998 U.S. National Soccer Festival. Following graduation, Hughes played semi-professional soccer for the New York Magic of the USISL "W" League in 1998 and for Tyreso FF's damlaget of the Swedish Allsvenskan Futbol League in 1999, before returning to Colgate as an assistant coach.

Martha Kurtz '80 won four letters in field hockey and three in lacrosse. In her senior year, the former Colgate tri-captain led the field hockey team to a second-place finish in the AIAW Division II Nationals. As a junior, she set a school record for shutouts with nine, helping her team finish second in the NYSAIAW and third in the EAIAW Tournaments. Kurtz was a member of the US National Team from 1978 to 1982.

Glen Treichler '48 lettered four years in football. He was captain of the 1947 team and played in the East-West Shrine game. An all-around player, he played on both sides of the football, going 60 minutes in some games. In his junior season, he was Colgate's leading receiver with 12 catches for 113 yards while leading the team in all-purpose yardage with 658 yards, averaging 82.3 yards per game.

Fred von Zuben '63 was a defensive standout for the Colgate hockey program. He served as captain of the 1962-63 team while guiding them to an 18-5-1 mark and its first-ever berth in the ECAC playoffs. He was named first team all-East in 1962 and second team in 1963. He had the record for most points in a game (7), most points in a season (47) and career (81) by a defenseman (47), and most goals in a season (24) and career (38) by a defenseman. He averaged 1.40 points per game during his career.

Bob Woodruff '83 was outstanding in lacrosse for the Raiders between 1980 and 1983. He still holds the career record for goals with 131, and is second in career points with 184. A four-year letterwinner at attack, Woodruff also holds the single-season record for points with 82, and his 50 goals ranks second on the single-season list. Woodruff was voted the Raiders' Most Valuable Player as a senior, leading Colgate to a 9-5 record.

Christian Rathkopf '10 shows off his skill during diving practice.

Raider sports from anywhere

In Raider fans around the world can now watch a wide variety of athletic events -- football, men's and women's soccer, volleyball, and field hockey in the fall; men's and women's ice hockey and men's and women's basketball in the winter, and men's and women's lacrosse in the spring -- through an online video streaming subscription package, and receive text messages such as game scores via cell phone.

Colgate All-Access subscribers can view live events from any computer with broadband (cable/disc) Internet access and the latest version of Windows Media Player. All games will be archived for two weeks, so viewers don't have to be at their computers at game time. For more information, and to subscribe to either of the streaming video packages (both annual and monthly paid subscriptions are available), or sign up for the SMS text alerts, click on the All-Access ad at

New coaches for women's lacrosse

Heather Bliss has been named head women's lacrosse coach. She comes to Colgate from Davidson College in North Carolina, where she has served as the head women's lacrosse coach for the last three seasons. The former Fayetteville-Manlius (N.Y.) High School standout graduated from the University of Connecticut, where she was a four-year starter, in 2003. Bliss replaces Katrina Silva, who resigned to become head coach at Virginia Tech.

Meanwhile, Jo Mooney has been named assistant coach after serving as an assistant at Davidson under Bliss during 2005-2006. She graduated from Vanderbilt in 2004.

Dan Belke '08 (left) and Kevin Toomey '07 (right) work against the Army defense during Colgate's 1-0 victory on Van Doren Field.

Men's hockey picked to win title

The men's hockey team was picked to win its second-straight ECACHL regular-season title in both the preseason media and coaches polls. The Raiders claim the top spot for the first time in the poll's eight-year history.

In addition, two Raiders were named to the preseason all-league teams. Mark Dekanich '08, the 2006 Dryden Award winner as the ECACHL's Goaltender of the Year, was unanimously selected to the coaches' preseason team as well as to the media's team. His classmate, Tyler Burton, also earned a spot on both teams.

Seeking Hall of Honor nominations

The selection committee for the Athletic Hall of Honor is seeking nominations for the Class of 2007. To be nominated, a former student-athlete must be five years removed from the field of competition. Please send nominations, including supporting documentation, to either Kevin Hatcher, senior associate athletic director, or Bob Cornell, director of athletic communications (Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346).

The volleyball squad celebrates a point during their 3-1 victory over LaSalle during the Colgate Classic.

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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