The Colgate Scene
September 2005


The new Perkin-Sumption Practice Area at Seven Oaks golf course was dedicated on June 10. The hilltop facility, with a stunning view of the Chenango Valley, was given in memory of John Perkin and James Sumption '61 by their families. Sons Scott Sumption, Richard Perkin, and Thorne Perkin '97 were among the first to tee off. [Photo by Timothy D. Sofranko]

Colgate will enshrine six former athletes in the Athletics Hall of Honor on October 14.

Kelly Andrews '80 spent three years on the lacrosse (captain as a senior) and basketball squads and captained the volleyball team three of her four years. During her junior lacrosse season, she helped the Raiders post a school-record 17 victories while winning the NYSAIAW and USNWIILT Division II titles. During her volleyball career, Colgate made four straight appearances in the NYSAIAW Tournament, and advanced to the Easterns twice with the first back-to-back 20-win seasons in school history. She was co-winner of Colgate's Sandy Baur Award for excellence in women's athletics.

Football player Greg Manusky '88 was the first two-time winner of Colgate's Hal W. Lahar Trophy and was named to the Patriot League All-Anniversary Team in 2000. As a senior, Manusky was named first team Division I-AA All-America on the Associated Press, Walter Camp, and Football News teams, while earning second team honors on The Sports Network team. He was the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year, first team all-Patriot League, and an ECAC Division I-AA All-Star, and played in the Blue-Gray Football Classic. Manusky signed with the Washington Redskins and later played with the Kansas City Chiefs. He is a linebacker coach with the San Diego Chargers.

Tara McLaughlin '95 is one of the most decorated women's track performers in school history. Among her many honors, she established school records in the 1500-meter, 800-meter, and 500-meter races. In indoor track, she was the 1993 Patriot League 400-meter champion and 1995 Patriot League 500-meter champion. Her outdoor career featured the 1993 Patriot League 800-meter championship with the meet record. Co-captain in 1994-95, she was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll four times.

As a senior, three-sport athlete and Sandy Baur Award winner Beth Moseley '83 was the leading hitter with the softball team, posting a .430 batting average -- ninth highest in the nation and third highest in school history at that time, and a team-high 19 RBIs. In basketball, as a junior she helped the Raiders to the New York State AIAW Division II championship. In field hockey, she was a member of the 1979 and 1980 teams that participated in the AIAW Division II Nationals.

David S. Perry '56 captained both the indoor and outdoor track teams as a senior. During the 1955 indoor season, he anchored three winning mile relays in major races at Madison Square Garden. That spring, he was on the sprint medley relay team that placed third at the Penn Relays and garnered second place in the 440-yard race at the IC4A Championships. As a senior, he contributed to the fastest collegiate mile relay of the season. Outdoors, Perry placed fourth in the 440 at the IC4A Championships and was a semifinalist in the 400-yard and quarterfinalist in the 200-yard races at the NCAA Championships.

John W. Reid '69 was a standout three-year starter on the baseball team, an all-District All-Star twice, and in 1969 was named District II Player of the Year. He was a Tops All-America in 1968 and 1969 and second team Sporting News All-America in 1969. Eastern Division MVP of the Cape Cod Summer League, he was drafted in the third round of June 1969. A Florida State League All-Star in 1969 and Eastern League All-Star in 1972 and 1973, Reid reached the Triple A level of professional baseball at two different positions, shortstop and pitcher.

Coaching staff news

Erik Ronning '97 is the new head coach of men's soccer. During his four years as an assistant and then associate coach at Northwestern University, the team earned its first top-25 national ranking, finished with a 15-6-2 overall record last year, and made its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. College Soccer News twice named him one of the top assistant coaches in the country. As a Colgate player, Ronning was a four-year starter and captain during the 1996 season; after graduating, he was an assistant coach with the Raiders until 2001.

In men's ice hockey, Andrew Dickson '93, a member of the coaching staff for six seasons, was promoted to first assistant coach. Dickson was a key member of Colgate's 1989-90 squad that advanced to the national championship, captained the 1992-93 Raiders, and led the team in scoring. Dickson replaces Stan Moore, who accepted an assistant coach position at Providence College. Brad Dexter '97 has joined as an assistant coach. A former Raider All-American, Dexter returns to the Colgate bench after an eight-year professional playing career. During that time, he won two Kelly Cups with the South Carolina Stingrays as the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Tournament champions. He spent one season as an assistant coach at Clarkson University. At Colgate, Dexter was one of the best defensemen in school history; he ranks eighth all-time in points by a defenseman.

Staff news

Kevin Hatcher has been appointed senior associate athletics director for external and internal relations. Previously, he was associate athletic director for administration and university relations at the University of Texas at El Paso. There, Hatcher worked with external relations and was director of the Varsity Club and Athletic Hall of Fame. He has also held positions at the Pac-10, Big Ten, and Western Athletic conferences, as well as the University of Southern California.

Crew highlights

Maureen Lynch '06 was selected to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) All-America Second Team, becoming the first Colgate crew All-American. She helped the Raiders to a second-place finish at the Patriot League Championship, and third-place finishes at the New York State Championship and Eastern College Athletic Conference National Invitational Collegiate Regatta.

The men's four without coxswain finished second in the grand final at the IRA Championship in Camden, N.J. Brendan Matthews '05, Mike McCarthy '05, Paul Kelly '05, and Dave Galos '05 crossed the finish line just two seconds behind first-place Army with a time of 6:31.37.

National academic honors

Three Colgate student-athletes were named to ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District I first teams. Long sprinter Don Boyajian '07 was the only sophomore selected to the all-district track and field team. Outfielder Erin Hanna '06 was named to the all-district softball team for the second time. Men's ice hockey forward Dave Thomas '05 was selected to the all-district at-large team.

Tara French '07 and Maura Kehoe '05 were named to the American Women's Hockey Coaches Association (AWHCA) Division I National Scholar-Athlete Team.

Heidi Ross '06 was selected to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) National Honor Roll.

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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