F&M Announces 2009 Athletics Hall of Fame Class

F&M Announces 2009 Athletics Hall of Fame Class

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall’s Department of Athletics and Recreation announced its 2009 Hall of Fame Class on Thursday. The class includes seven inductees: Liz Mackey, Carmen Trombini Glenn, Todd Marshall, Jehangir Pandole, Joseph J. Rothermel, Mary Schapiro, and Paige Worth.

The inductees will enter the Hall on Friday, October 23, 2009 as part of the College’s Homecoming festivities. The induction will be open to the public and webcast on B2 Networks, Franklin & Marshall’s broadband partner on the web. Ticket information and the event time will be made available on GoDiplomats.com as the event draws nearer.

Elizabeth Mackey ’75

Mackey is the founder of women’s squash at Franklin & Marshall College. Mackey was a member of the first varsity squash team that won its first varsity regular season match at Wesleyan 8-3. Before the team made the jump to varsity status, she was on the court in F&M’s first match as a club against Penn, and played in the 1974 NIRSA Championships.

Mackey was the first woman to serve as president of the Alumni Association, assuming the post in 1982, 13 years after the College moved to co-education. She was also the first female alumna to serve on the College's board of trustees (1987-1997). In 1990, the Alumni Medal was bestowed upon Mackey in recognition of sustained, distinguished and outstanding service to the College. Mackey was the natural selection to chair this year’s celebration of 40 years of women at Franklin & Marshall.

Carmen Trombini Glenn ’98

Trombini Glenn was a standout swimmer at Franklin & Marshall between 1995 and 1998, earning nine All-America certificates in her career and was the Michael T.M. Karvasales Award recipient in 1998. She was named the Centennial Conference Championship meet’s outstanding performer four times in her career, earning praise as a Positive Performer in USA Today. The awards capped a dozen gold medals in championship competition.

The Conference Championships included a four-year run on the 400-yard individual medley, three championships in both the 200-yard individual medley (1995, 1997, 1998) and the 200-yard breaststroke (1995, 1996, 1997), and a pair of wins in the 500-yard freestyle (1996 and 1998). At the time of her induction she will still own ten top ten times at F&M including school records in the 100 and 200 yard breaststrokes.

Todd Marshall ’92

17 years after graduation, the Diplomats’ ace still owns the school record for strikeouts, seating 220 batters. He also maintains the F&M record for strikeouts per 9 innings, fanning 10.53 batters per complete outing. In his career, Marshall compiled a 13-10 overall record with four saves and a 4.45 ERA. At the time of his induction he will remain second in career starts (29), fifth in compete games (10), sixth in innings pitched (186 2/3).

Marshall led the Diplomats in strikeouts all four years, and twice led the team in innings pitched. In three of his four seasons he limited opponents to a batting average of .205 or less. As a sophomore, he ranked seventh in NCAA Division III in strikeouts per seven-inning game with an 11.9 average as a sophomore. He finished his senior campaign fourth overall NCAA Division III statistics for strikeouts. He averaged 11.6 K's per nine innings that season.

As a junior, he no-hit Moravian (5-2 W) and suffered just one conference loss in a 4-2 season.  In addition, he led the team with 52.2 innings pitched while compiling a 4.27 ERA and holding opposing batters to a .214 average. That year, Marshall led the team to its first post-season berth since 1980 with a bid to the ECAC Championships.

Marshall is inextricably linked to F&M baseball lore. In the first game ever played at Caplan Field, he struck out four consecutive batters to record a save as F&M knocked off nationally ranked Elizabethtown. His accomplishments were not limited to the field. Marshall was a three-time Middle Atlantic Conference Academic All-Star.

Marshall’s baseball career did not end in Lancaster. He signed a free agent contract with the San Diego Padres after graduation, and pitched for the club's single A team in Spokane, Washington.

Jehangir Pandole ’95

Pandole began his collegiate squash career as the Diplomats’ number five. By the end of his freshman season, he had climbed into the third position. After his freshman season, he never played below the number one spot in the lineup again.

Pandole was a three-time All-American, earning first team honors twice and second team honors once. He was selected to the NISRA All-Tournament team as a senior. He was named the team’s MVP as a junior and a senior, and served as the team’s captain in his senior season. That season, Pandole defeated five All-Americans and all four of his losses came against All-Americans. He did not drop a single game in 13 of his 15 wins and defeated two of three professional players he faced. The loss was to a player ranked in the top 50 in the world. 

As a junior, he toppled nine of his fellow All-Americans, including top-ranked Harvard’s number one who went on to earn the National Championship. Pandole finished ranked seventh in the nation by the USSRA, the second best finish for an individual player in F&M’s history. In his sophomore campaign, Pandole took down six All-Americans, and did not lose to a player who was not an All-American at year’s end. At the time of his graduation, Pandole ranked second in career wins at F&M and remains in the top ten at the time of his induction.

Joseph J. Rothermel ’40

A member of Franklin & Marshall’s cross country and track and field teams, Rothermel was a superb student-athlete. On the cross country circuit, he ran with the best. In 1938, he was the team’s top finisher in meet against Pitt. He tied with F&M’s team captain as The Diplomats’ top finisher in meets against West Chester, Haverford, Swarthmore and Temple. In 1939, he tied for first place with team captain, Ed Roberts, in wins over Lafayette, Haverford, and Swarthmore, and in 1940, he again tied for first with team captain, Roberts, for first place in dual meets against Temple and CCNY, as well as in a triangular meet with West Chester and Muhlenberg. All were team victories for F&M.

On the track, he won the two-mile, and earned a second place finish in the at the ECAC Championship meets during his career. He won the two-mile in a meet with Rutgers clocking a school-record of 9:41 – a mark that stood for 30 years until 1970.

Rothermel was Phi Beta Kappa, Blue Key Honor Society, A.A.A.S, Student Senate Treasurer, and Chemistry Lab Assistant. After graduation, he worked at Corning Inc. for 35 years as a glass technologist.

Mary Schapiro ’77

The 1977 Michael T.M. Karvasales Award recipient, Schapiro was a member of Franklin & Marshall’s first varsity field hockey and lacrosse teams when the sports jumped from club to varsity status.

She earned three letters and captained the 1975 and 1976 teams under the direction of head coach Ruth Wenger. The 1976 team finished the season with a record of 14-3-2. She was also F&M’s first varsity lacrosse captain as a senior. After several seasons of club status, the 1977 Diplomats were a 7-4 varsity squad under the direction of Martha Swope.

Schapiro was named one of 18 members to the Black Pyramid Society in 1977. The society is made up of seniors, who in the judgment of their peers, have achieved the highest levels of scholarship and extracurricular activities at F&M.

Schapiro is the 29th Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. She was appointed by President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009, unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate, and sworn in on January 27, 2009. She is the first woman to serve as the agency’s permanent Chairman.

Paige Worth ’92

Worth was a lacrosse standout at F&M having twice been named a first team All-American and All-Middle Atlantic Conference (1991 and 1992) on stellar teams that made NCAA Championship Tournament appearances in each of her four years.  

At the time of her graduation, Worth ranked sixth in career points (138), ninth in career goals (80), and was tied with Tina Stathis for second in career assists (58).  She remains in the top 25 in points and assists, and top 35 in goals. Her 38 assists as a senior had been the second most helpful season on record and still ranks in the top ten

Her junior year, Worth led the team to an undefeated regular season with a 14-0 record and the MAC Championship.  The squad was selected for the NCAA Division III lacrosse winning its first game before falling in the semifinals, the first setback of the season.  Worth scored 36 goals and assisted on 20 more for the 15-1 Diplomats.  At the end of the year she was named to the Pennsylvania Region IWLCA All-Star team and was accorded IWLCA first team All-American honors.

During her senior season, Worth again was the team’s leader recording a career-high 42-goals, 38 assists for 80 points.  F&M finished with a 12-3 season record and advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals.  At the end of the season she was named to the MAC East All Star team and was again named USWLA first team All American honors. 

As a sophomore, her Diplomats posted a record of 11-5 and won the MAC-East Championship.  The team was selected for the NCAA Division III Playoffs, advancing to the quarterfinals.