The Colgate Scene
September 1999
Table of contents

by Bob Cornell

Vickie Chun '91 followed up her stellar playing career with an outstanding stint as a coach.
The Athletic Hall of Honor enshrined five Red Raider greats in September.

     The inductees are Victoria Chun '91, volleyball; David E. Goodwin '91, football; Richard Johnston '66, track; Richard Lalla '55, football and Glenn V. Masten '43, cross country and track.

     "We are pleased to welcome each of these individuals into our Hall of Honor," said Athletics Director Mark Murphy '77.

     "Given the rigors of competing both athletically and academically at Colgate, this is a tremendous honor for these people. They have all amply fulfilled the criteria required for election. The induction is a special time for Colgate athletics and the Hamilton community."

     Chun was a four-year letter winner in volleyball from 1988-91. During her outstanding collegiate career, she was named the 1991 Patriot League Player-of-the-Year and first team all-Patriot League in her final two seasons. As a senior she was the conference leader in assist average while setting a school record with 2,440 career assists. Chun was voted the team's most inspirational player in 1990 and 1991 while leading the Red Raiders to the Patriot League championship in her final campaign. She came back to coach volleyball at Colgate from 1994-96. Chun led Colgate to two consecutive Patriot League titles and the school's first-ever NCAA tournament berth in 1996. Her overall record was 67-27-4 and she was the 1996 Patriot League Coach-of-the-Year and 1997 co-winner of Colgate's Howard Hartman Coach-of-the-Year Award.

     Quarterback Goodwin finished his brilliant career as the 1990 ECAC Division I-AA Player-of-the-Year and a third team Associated Press Division I-AA All-America. He broke or tied 36 school records in total offense and passing. In his senior year he finished second in the nation in total offense, with 298.09 yards per game and broke his own school record for passing yardage in a season, with 3,352 yards. Goodwin concluded his career as Colgate's second all-time leading passer, with 7,199 yards and 39 touchdown passes. The two-time winner of the Andy Kerr Trophy, given to the offensive MVP, Goodwin also became the first player in the school's history to throw for 400 yards in three games during a career. Goodwin also lettered in basketball as a sophomore and junior and was the team's third leading scorer with 10.8 points per game as a junior.

     Johnston twice earned All-America honors during his standout collegiate track career. In 1965 he was All-America in the indoor 600 yards and outdoor 440-yard hurdles. He finished his career as the school's record holder in the 400-meter hurdles (50.5 seconds) and co-holder of the outdoor 4x440 yard relay mark (3:14.0). Johnston still holds the second best time in the 800 meters, third best time in the 600-yard run and sixth best in the 500 meters.

     Lalla lettered four years in football for the Red Raiders from 1951-54. In his first season he played a minimal role on the 1951 team until mid-season when he took over the first-string quarterback position from two experienced seniors. He completed 43 of 95 passes for 641 yards and eight touchdowns. In 1952 Lalla saw action in only three games due to a knee injury. Working out of the deep-back spot in a "diamond" formation, he completed 24 of 57 passes for 370 yards and three touchdowns. He opened the 1953 season at the quarterback slot in the split-T. With his versatility, he also played defensive right halfback. For the season, he completed 55 of 115 passes for 789 yards and 10 touchdowns. Lalla was named first team all-East by the Associated Press in 1953. Elected captain of the 1954 squad, Lalla suffered a preseason injury that caused him to see limited time throughout his senior season. He holds the record for the highest percentage of passes for touchdowns in a career (with a minimum 300 attempts). Lalla also lettered one year in basketball.

     Masten lettered four years in cross country from 1939-42 and served as captain in his junior and senior seasons. He also earned three varsity letters in track between 1941-43. In his freshman season he was the IC4A cross country champion and in his senior year he was the IC4A Indoor two-mile champion. His two IC4A championships were a first in Colgate's history. One of the best two-milers in the country, he won 90 percent of his dual meets in college. Masten finished second behind world record holder Greg Rice of Notre Dame at the Knights of Columbus Meet in Cleveland and again at the Penn Relays in his senior year.

Strength coach T.J. Ragan put Red Raider athletes -- here testing field hockey players -- through the paces as part of a preseason evaluation.
Colgate athletics announced an agreement with Yahoo!, a leading global Internet media company, to broadcast the Red Raiders sports programming live to fans around the world through Yahoo! Broadcast Services (formerly inc.). Yahoo! Broadcast Services will deliver the games at Colgate joins more than 160 collegiate programs currently broadcasting sports on

     "We are very excited about our relationship with The Internet broadcasts will allow our alumni and fans to follow our teams more closely. Given that the vast majority of our alumni live outside of the Central New York area, this will be an especially popular benefit to them", said Director of Athletics Murphy.

     To listen to the Red Raider live action, users will need streaming software, which is available to download free of charge on Specific instructions on how to download and install the software on a personal computer are also available on

Four Colgate football games will be televised this fall. The Dartmouth (Sept. 25) game will be carried on WMUR-TV in Manchester, NH; Cornell (Oct. 16) on the Empire Sports Network and through DirecTV, Primestar and EchoStar home satellite systems; St. Mary's (Oct. 23) on Fox Sports Net Bay Area; and Lehigh (Nov. 6) by WFMZ-TV in Allentown, PA, Comcast Sports Network and Service Electric TV2.

Tennis players Samantha Kohn '99 and Brooke Couch '01 were named to the 1999 all-Patriot League team in a vote of the league's coaches. Kohn was honored on the singles team and coupled with Couch on the all-league doubles team. Kohn, the 1998 Patriot League singles champion, was honored for the third time. She completed her senior campaign with a 20-13 mark. Kohn won nine of her final ten matches, including all three Patriot League contests at first-singles, before dropping her last collegiate match 6-3, 6-1 to Kim Luff of Lehigh at the Patriot League Championships.

     Couch and Kohn breezed through the Patriot League doubles competition, winning all four matches in league play, dropping Holy Cross 8-4, Bucknell 8-6, Lehigh 8-6, and Lafayette 8-5. Couch completed her sophomore season with an 8-13 singles mark.

Women's lacrosse midfielder Anne Currier '00 and goalkeeper Hilary Meyer '99 have been named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Division I Academic team.

     A psychology major, Currier started all 14 contests for the Red Raiders last spring. She registered 28 goals and 11 assists for 39 points.

     Also a psychology major, Meyer was named North Regional All-America, tabbed as Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year, and a four-time Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week as she led the Red Raiders to their first-ever Patriot League crown. The senior set the Colgate single-season save percentage mark, stopping shots at a .692 clip, and garnered the career win mark with 39 victories. Meyer finished the season second in NCAA Division I with a .692 save percentage and fifth in goals against average, allowing 6.36 goals per game.


     Men's ice hockey recruit Erkki Rajamaki from Helsinki, Finland, was selected in the eighth round by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1999 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Rajamaki, the 216th pick overall, will become the first drafted player to play for Colgate since Rob Mara '98.

     Rajamaki is Colgate's first Finnish recruited skater. With good size and a solid scoring touch, the 6'3" winger is expected to add a physical presence to the Red Raider front line.

Mark Murphy announced that the Colgate Track & Field Association has been added to the list of athletic support groups.

     In granting permission to a small committed group of 13 men and women to raise funds for men's and women's cross country and track & field, Murphy said, "All of our higher profile sports have strong support groups."

     The association is a reorganization of the Spike Shoe Society begun in 1967. Arthur McKinnon, director of cross country and track & field, asked Mike Stein '71 and Bill Dona-hue '59 to accept the challenge.

     The board of directors also includes Jim Barnshaw '63, Peter Browning '63, Walter Fullam '32, Heather James '94, Dara Lucks '97, George Mahr '56, Bob Meyer '60, Dave Perry '56, Kelly Saunders '97, Kit Smith '63, Bill Thompson '65 and Brianne von Fabrice '92.

     The association is open to all alumni, faculty, staff and friends. Those interested in participating at any level should contact: Tara McLaughlin, 3 Hanover Square, Apt. 15E, New York, NY 10004, or McKinnon, treasurer, Colgate University, Reid Athletic Center, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346.

Top of page
Table of contents
<<Previous: "Around the college" Next: "Reviews" >>