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Athletic Hall of Fame

Athletic Hall of Fame

Saint Vincent College Athletic Hall of Fame

The Saint Vincent College Athletic Hall of Fame honors those who excelled in varsity athletics during their tenure at Saint Vincent College and post-graduation athletic success. Individuals who have coached a varsity sport at Saint Vincent may be inducted as a special awardee. The Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee may also honor an entire varsity team for special recognition of an anniversary of high importance.

Nominees for the Athletic Hall of Fame must share a dedication to athletic achievement, to their sport and to Saint Vincent College. Those being nominated should also possess the following qualities:

  • Graduated over 10 years ago (does not apply to coaches)
  • Coached or excelled in a varsity sport while at Saint Vincent
  • Post-Saint Vincent College athletic success
  • Post-graduation commitment to Saint Vincent
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 Chad Dickman Headshot


Men’s Basketball

Under head coach Bernie Matthews, Chad Dickman was a shooting guard for the duration of his four-year career (1998-2002) for the Bearcat men’s basketball, amassing 1,279 career points to rank 14th in program history. Over his 122-game career, the 6-5 Dickman averaged 10.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists, while connecting on 203 three-pointers and shooting a stellar 71 percent from the foul line.

He made an immediate impact as a freshman in 1998-99, appearing in all 31 games, with 16 starts, and averaging 6.9 points while connecting on 29 three-point field goals. A year later, Dickman was a key component on a Bearcat team that finished 24-7, won the American Mideast Conference (AMC) championship and advanced to the NAIA National Tournament, as he averaged 8.3 points and shot 39 percent (33-for-86) from behind the three-point arc.

As a junior in 2000-01, Dickman earned All-AMC accolades after averaging 14.6 points and 4.5 rebounds, while leading the Bearcats and ranking eighth in the conference with 75 three-point field goals. He earned his second All-AMC nod following his 2001-02 senior season in which he served as team captain and averaged 11.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists, while leading the team with 66 three-point field goals and a 77 percent free throw percentage. Led by Dickman, the Bearcats turned in one of their finest seasons in program history, finishing 23-8 and again winning the AMC title before winning a pair of games in the NAIA National Tournament to advance to its “Elite Eight.” He would go on to earn the Saint Vincent College E. Albert DeLuca Award for leadership and academic and athletic excellence.

Dickman graduated from Saint Vincent College with a bachelor’s degree in finance and a minor in accounting, before earning his M.B.A. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He joined the Saint Vincent College basketball coaching staff after his graduation from SVC, before spending nine seasons at Wheeling University, first as an assistant coach before being elevated to associate head coach and compliance director. Since 2015, he has served as head coach at Hood College, and has amassed a 108-74 overall record (.592 winning percentage), which included a Mid-Atlantic Conference championship and trip to the NCAA Division III National Tournament in 2022.


 Taylor Guido headshot


Women’s Volleyball

Taylor Guido enjoyed an exemplary four-year volleyball playing career at Saint Vincent College under head coach Sue Hozak.

Equally adept at offense and defense, Guido was a four-year starter at outside hitter, posting career totals of 1,261 kills, 1,355 digs and 206 blocks. A two-time All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference honoree, Guido helped lead the Bearcats to a 94-42 record over her four-year career, which remains one of the winningest spans in the program’s 38-year history.

Guido made an immediate impact as a freshman, spearing in all 117 sets. Offensively, she averaged 2.21 kills per set and hit at a .201 clip, while defensively, she led the Bearcats with a total of 422 digs and ranked fourth on the team with 44 blocks as SVC won 25 of its 32 matches. As a sophomore in 2009, Guido earned her first All-PAC nod after averaging 2.48 kills and 2.97 digs per set, while posting a .194 hitting percentage and totaling 66 blocks. She helped lead the Bearcats to the semifinals of the ECAC South Championship Tournament, with the team finishing 22-11 overall.

After Guido averaged 2.22 kills and 2.39 digs per set during a 2010 junior season in which SVC finished 24-12 and advanced to the ECAC South championship match, she closed out her career with another All-PAC season as a senior team captain in 2011. Guido was a force on offense, as she led the Bearcats and ranked third in the PAC with an average of 3.30 kills per set, while she also averaged 2.08 digs and totaled 47 blocks. The Bearcats earned their first PAC Championship Tournament berth, before again advancing to the ECAC South championship match and finishing with a 23-12 overall record.

Guido was a recipient of the 2012 Saint Vincent College Kristen Zawacki Award for service, leadership and athletic achievement, while she was also a finalist for the prestigious Saint Vincent College President’s Award and earned the College’s Benedictine Values Award and Student Government Award. She graduated from Saint Vincent College in 2012 with honors with a B.S. in chemistry and minor in secondary education, before earning an M.S. in instructional design and technology from SVC in 2015. In 2012, she earned a doctorate in STEM education from the University of Pittsburgh.

A native of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Guido is employed as a science teacher at Greensburg Salem High School. An avid runner and traveler, she enjoys running races across the country, spending time outdoors, being active with her dogs and reading.




Men's Basketball

Dr. Christopher Williams was a versatile and vital member of the Bearcat men’s basketball team during arguably its most successful era in program history.

After appearing as a key reserve in 29 games during his 1999-2000 freshman season, Williams quickly blossomed into a full-time starter as a combination guard/forward in 2000-01, as the sophomore average 11.2 points and 4.5 rebounds, while shooting 46 percent from the field and a team-best 80 percent from the foul line.

In 2001-02, Williams started all 31 games, averaging 12.0 points and shooting 51 percent from the field, while helping lead the Bearcats to both the American Mideast Conference (AMC) regular season and tournament championships, and a trip to the NAIA National Tournament, where the Bearcats won a pair of games to advance to the “Elite Eight.”

As a senior in 2002-03, Williams earned First Team All-AMC accolades after averaging 13.5 points and 4.6 rebounds, while shooting 51 percent from the field and 71 percent from the foul line. He led the Bearcats to a 24-4 overall record, the AMC regular season championship and a second consecutive berth in the NAIA National Tournament, where they advanced to the second round. At the time of his graduation, Williams ranked 10th all-time in team history with his 1,231 career points.

Williams graduated from Saint Vincent College in 2003 with a B.A. in communication and minor in business administration. After playing professionally in Germany for Sportverein Oberelchingen and BC Groer Recycling Weißenhorn (currently OrangeAcademy Ulm), Williams went on to earn an M.B.A. from Tiffin University, an M.A. in learning, technology and education from the University of Nottingham (U.K.) and a doctorate in social sciences in economics from Johannes Kepler University (Austria).

A native of Frederick, Maryland, Williams resides in Langenau, Germany, and is a professor of business and management at the International University of Applied Sciences. He and wife Melanie have three children – Ethan (12), Samuel (12) and Tristan (7).




Men's Soccer

The late Brian Smith was a four-year men’s soccer standout for Saint Vincent College, starring on the pitch from 1976-79.

A four-time All-Western Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Soccer Conference selection and three-year team captain, Smith graduated as the program’s all-time career leader in assists, while he earned the Athletic Department’s prestigious E. Albert DeLuca Award for leadership and athletic achievement.

Universally lauded by teammates and coaches for his natural leadership ability, Smith was considered the team’s best playmaker throughout the duration of his four-year career. He was also integral in building a foundation for future Bearcat men’s soccer success. During his freshman season of 1976, Saint Vincent finished 1-10, before climbing to .500, at 6-6, under legendary coach John Granish during his 1979 senior campaign. The Bearcats would then post winning records in each of the next seven seasons, including a pair of division championships. 

After earning his bachelor’s degree in economics from Saint Vincent College in 1979, Smith went on to receive a master’s from the National School of Banking. He would go on to enjoy a fruitful professional career in banking, culminating with a 14-year stint at president and CEO of Washington Federal Bank. He was also active in a number of community initiatives, serving on the boards of the Washington County Community Foundation, the Washington Hospital Foundation, Action Resources, the Redevelopment Authority of Washington County and United Cerebral Palsy, while he was president and chairman of Try Again Homes.

Smith passed away in Nov. 2022 and is survived by his wife, Sherri, and daughters, Morgan and Brooke.  


Past Awardees

2020, 2021, 2022

Sarah (Johnston) Barnett, C'06
Robert Delach, C'80
Hannah Doblick, C'04
Armando Fortunato, C'12
Dr. Jeff Mallory, C'06, G'13
Kristen (Lancas) Manley, C'04, G'07
Mike Medved, C'09
Ivette Mejia, C'12
Kristin (Myers) Moran, C'06
Joe Pichler, C'05
Louis Posa, C'68
Brittany Sedlock, C'12
James Scott, C'70
Andrea Taylor, C'04
Christina (Basilone) White, C'06 


1994 Women’s Volleyball Team
Patricia J. Chabala, C’88
Daniel E. Consuegra, C’06, G’15
Nicole H. (Hinerman) Karr, C’04, G’13
Kenny J. Roberts, C’05
Edward R. Sagan, C’87
Terrance D. Smith, C’05
David J. Suski, C’06
Tony L. Washam, C’05



Richard E. Boysen, C’86
Jeffrey A. Giordan, C’93
Melissa A. (Shell) Hayes, C’97
Kelly N. Morda, C’02
Anthony L. Morocco III, C’98
Eugene T. Oberst, C’71
Jeffrey A. Sheldon, C’84
Tara L. (Cochrane) Warrington, C’00
Dean M. Zanella, C’87


1949-1950 Bearcat Football Team
Michael J. Kozy Jr., C'92
Keith E. McCombs, C'89
David J. Morgan, C'02
Thomas E. Skoloda, Ph.D., P'60, C'64
Lisa M. (Dean) Sydeski, C'92


1990-1991 Men’s Basketball Team
Jacqueline M. (Capizzi) Ansell, C'92
Jeffery D. Ansell, C'90
Cara M. (Gigliotti) Biskup, C'00
Gregory C. Ehalt, C'70
Dominick J. Masocco, C'61
Thomas “Corky” Masters, C'67
Karen (Szczepanski) Oluvic, C'95
Mark J. Owens, C'87


1978 NAIA National Championship Bowling Team
1985 NAIA District 18 Championship Men’s Soccer Team
David J. Baker, C’79
Frank J. Butter, C’87
†Enrico P. Campi, C’84
Randy Dyer, C’70
Martin R. Kohler, C’96
Marcia M. Nelson, M.D., C’90
Robert D. Page, C’83
Richard L. Payne, C’62
Sharon L. White, C’88


Dennis C. Berrier, C'71
Kathleen D. Bravin, C'91
William J. Bravin, C'64
Melanie S. (Pachuta) Carnot, C'95
Don Paul “DP” Harris, C'13
Francis T. “Tarr” Harris, C'69
Sandra L. (Brestensky) Mitchell, R.N., C'91
Robert S. Owens, C'93
†Bernard J. Ozolins, C'61
James H. Wirth, C'63


†Charles P. Ajemian, Esq., C'64
Robert T. Farrell Jr., C'72
Renee M. (McCracken) Furr, C'94
Thomas A. Goetz, C'64
Daniel P. Lhota, C'80
John C. Pranaitis, C'67
Kenneth Sweder, C'65
Amy P. (Gierl) Winkler, C'93


Robert D. Belan, C'62
Amy S. DeLisa, C'97
Beth A. (Rosensteel) Dixon, C'87
†Kevin C. Gatons, C'82
†Ralph A. Litzinger, C'53
Robert J. Michalow, Ph.D., C'91
Paul T. Sucevic, C'57
Mary E. (LaLonde) Wagner, C'87
Michael J. Ziemianski, C'79


William E. Amatucci, Ph.D., C'86
Rev. Vernon A. Holtz, O.S.B., C 58, S'62
Susan M. Hozak, G'11
Melissa L. McLane, D.O., C'91
Lisa M. (Heuer) Riley, C'88
David F. Skoloda, C'87
George H. Toomey Jr., D.C., C'87
Frank G. Vukmanic, C'66
James C. Wasicki, C'64


Lawrence R. Conley, C'68
Lisa M. Gallippi, C'90
Anthony F. Gentile, M.D., C'65
Lisa A. Jobe, C'93
Warner O. Johnson Jr., C'93
Lori A. (Fischer) Kenna, C'91
Rev. Myron M. Kirsch, O.S.B., C'69, S'73
Gregory J. Maurer, C'81
Colleen C. Ruefle, C'88
Julieann (Claybaugh) Selep, C'92
Richard A. Stillwagon, P'65, C'69
Col. Michael W. “Bill” Wydo, USMC (Ret.), C'62


Pamela J. Hobaugh, C'87
Michael P. McCarthy, M.D., C'61
Michael Picarsic, C'71
Leo R. West, P'46, C'51
Christopher R. Young, C'74


Albert J. Mallah, C'78
W. Timothy Pitchford, C'66
James J. Ragan, Ph.D., C'66, D'90
†Harry L. Vidmar, C'58

Henry B. Brown III, C'74
†C. William Clarchick, C'53
Robert J. Cwik, C'73
James V. Steeley, C'61
†Vincent A. Sundry, D.O., P'43, C'53


Ronald D. Firment, C'71
Thomas P. Gessner, M.D., C'64
Victor S. Koslosky, C'49
Edward McCormick, C'79
Atty. Francis E. Pipak Jr., C'71


Joseph C. Caruso, C'56
Clement F. Gross III, C'68
†Br. Patrick R. Lacey, O.S.B.
Thomas A. Lafferty, D.D.S., C'77
Domenick A. Valore III, C'75


†Bernard P. Matthews
Bernard H. Michels, C'54
†James H. Newmeyer, C'49
H. Martin Westfall, C'56
†William A. Zeleznock, D.D.S., C'50


Robert J. Hartsock, M.D., C'52
Joseph P. Sansonetti, C'51
Philip D. Shalala, C'59
†E.F. “Gene” Sullivan, C'49


The Hon. Lee J. Mazur Sr., C'61
†James A. McDonald, C 52
†John N. Milberger, C'52
†Paul A. Schwertner, C'54
†Kristen M. Zawacki


†George J. Estok Jr., C'49
†Thomas M. Rechichar, C'49
†Charles H. Weigle Jr., C'51
Raymond B. Wrabley, C'54


†Carl D. Burlas, C'55
Jan K. Esway, D.M.D., C'63
Thomas P. Harbert
†John J. Lochrie, C'49
Arthur H. Meehan Jr., C'57


†Thomas L. Antkowiak, M.D., C'67, D'99
Gregory A. Fearon, C'77
Walter B. Hobart Jr., C'66
†James K. Holder, C'70, D'92
†John F. Murray, C'45


Edward J. Egan, C'56
†Atty. Thomas D. Hagg, C'60
†George Hovan, C'44
†Ladislaus D. Hudac, C'49
†James S. Marsili, C'48
Samuel L. Paolo, C'51


Stanley R. Akins, C'56
†Henry J. Best, C'33
†Leonard E. Demalon Jr., C'58
†Donald E. Henigin, C'51
†Otto C. Kohler, C'42
†Timothy D. O'Shea, C'71
†Michael J. Sikora, C'39


†Fredrick J. Brown, C'52
†Jack C. Deutsch, C'48
†Rev. Edwin H. Hirt, C'35, S'39
George I. Kocerka, C'51
†Joseph H. Ratica, C’39
†Emil J. Vavrek, C'49


†Rt. Rev. Egbert H. Donovan, O.S.B., P'31, C'36, S'40
John M. Elliott, Esq., C'63, D'85
Henry V. Giobbi, C'43
†Eugene C. Markiewicz, C'40
†Albert F. Pishioneri, C'49
Richard A. Zappa, C'59


†Rev. Roderick D. Baronner, O.S.B., S'45, C'42
†Oland “Dodo” Canterna, H 74
Wayne J. DeBlander, C'62
†Pat J. “Patsy” Filippelli, C'43
†Joseph C. Patrick, C'40
†Michael Pollack, C 46
†Rev. Canice T. Welsh, O.S.B., S'47, P'39, C'44
†Lawrence J. Wesner, D.D.S., C'37


William P. Albaugh, C'55
†Raymond Hungerman
†Frank Martin, C'50
†Bernard J. Peterson, C'59
†Richard E. Pipak Sr., P'50, C'56
†Rev. Norbert Rupprecht, O.S.B., P'28, C'32, S'34
†Andrew E. Swansiger, C'39
The Benedictine Sisters of Saint Vincent and Saint Emma


†Daniel J. Arnold, C'43
Paul P. Gutmann, C'54
†John J. Kondrla, C'43
†Francis N. Mihalic, C'52
†Michael A. Scatena, Ph.D., C'61
†William O. Sutherland, P'48, C'51


†Louis E. Genovese, C'34
†George T. Hamilton, C'42
John P. Kalbfus, C 59
†Paul A. Kmetz Sr., C'51
†Vincent J. Quatrini Sr., H 67
†The Hon. Thomas A. Testa, C'42
†Nicholas S. Troilo, C'52
†Edward G. Yeash, C'45
†Larry T. Zagar, C'44
John R. Zeleznock, D.M.D., C'55


†Richard H. Askin, C'40
James D. Bendel, C'60, D'85
†John B. Heimbuecher, P'49, C'55
†James T. McBroom, C'50
†John L. Pilato, C'41
†Michael A. Puskar, C'49
†John L. Sullivan, C'48


†Samuel A. Folby Sr., P'38
†Frank J. Gaffney, Esq., C'51
†John J. Gruss Jr., P'44, C'50
†Peter H. Hartung, P'36, C'40
†Walter S. Hazlett Jr., M.D., C'49
Joseph G. Mucci, C'55
†Eugene Petrarca, C'50
†Roy F. Walters Jr., C'53


†Gilbert A. Cuneo, C’34
†Kenneth E. Evans, C'38
†Francis J. Factor, C’37
†Thomas L. Gallo, C'43
†Thomas L. Lally, C'37
†Philip Loncharich
†Eugene J. Molnar, C'36
†Robert D. Morgillo, C'48
†Anthony D. Polink, C'48
†Rev. Msgr. Michael E. Tutokie, C'41, S 45
†William C. Weber, C'38


†Dino Amanati, C'54
Emmett F. Brown, D.D.S., C'34
†Andrew Evancho, C'32
†Stephen A. Furin, C'34
†C.F. “Brute” Kramer
†William E. Heckert, C'35
†Joseph A. Loncaric, C'41
†Philip E. 'Buck' Pacini, C'51
†Angelo L. Pantalone, M.D., C'33


†Michael W. Baran Sr., C'39
†Wilfred I. Carney, M.D., C'34
Harry J. Folk, C'59
†Frank L. Jioio, C'37
†Alfred A. Maffei, C'39
Joseph J. Majer, C'42
†Thomas J. O'Connor, C'35
Charles Varsel, Ph.D., C'54


†Joseph F. Como, Ph.D., C'52
†Dave R. Hart, C'51
†Dr. Joseph F. Heisel Jr., C'43, D'84
†Rev. Msgr. Alphonse G. Mihm, P'17, C'21, S'25, D'59
†Stephen J. Vucic, C'42


†Gino P. Amanati, C'39
Dino R. Angelici, D.D.S., C'54
†Emil Ewantis
†Stanley Huysak
†Michael J. Mucci Jr., C'54
†Joseph J. Seni, C'39


†Francis L. “Red” Cain, P'32
†Rev. Msgr. Henry L. Immekus, P’10, C’14, S’20
†Ronald J. Polak, C'57
†Stephen Vucetich, C'43
†Charles W. White, C'43


Thomas M. Kissell, C'51
†John E. Melago, C'32
†Albert M. Nichols, Esq., C'46
Arthur J. Rooney Jr., C'57
†Stephen P. Terpko, C’50


†Arthur N. Flauto Sr., C'34
†John “Jock” Joseph, C’47
†Baptiste J. “Bap” Manzini, C'43
†William J. McHugh, C’39
†Frank E. Resnik, C'52, D'85


†Clem Crowe
†E. Albert DeLuca
†Richard J. Detzel, C'42
†James J. Nesser Sr., C'46


†Francis L. Lally Sr., C'39
†Thomas H. Loughran, C'56
†Daniel Nolan
†James A. Reilly, C'21


†Eugene “Gene” Edwards
†Rev. Marcian S. Kornides, O.S.B., S’41
†George D. Ludwig, C’44


†Philip X. Masciantonio, Ph.D., C'50, D'83
†William L. Reali Jr., C'64, D'69
†A.J. “Jeff” Zappone, C'33


†Walter C. Strosser, C'40
†Creed Westfall, C’42


†Rev. Francis F. Brown, S'44, C'40
†John E. McMahon, C'52


†Rev. Msgr. Thomas T. Cawley, P’15, C’19, S’23
†Harry S. Johnson, C'35


†Michael Duda, C’33
†John J. Maloney, C 08
†Francis R. Perri, M.D., Sc.D., P'43, C'49, D'88
†William M. Rafferty Sr., C'35, D'95
†Joseph Slavonia, C'37