2014 F&M Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

2014 F&M Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall will induct seven new members and a team into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Homecoming Weekend.  John Conti ’78, Sam Nolt ’61, Heather Rice ’03, Krystle Satrum ’04, Larry Shadek ’72, Tami Videon ’96, Dave Walker ’88 and the 1974 Football Team will be honored at an induction ceremony scheduled to take place on October 24th.

The class is the 33rd to be inducted since the F&M Athletic Hall of Fame was formed in 1969 and raises the total number of members to 227 individuals and 12 teams. 

Below is a look at the 2014 F&M Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

John Conti ’78 – Lacrosse

Conti was one of the most decorated defenders in program history. He was named to the All-Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) First Team on three occasions (’76, ’77, and ‘78) and earned All-America honors in 1977 and 1978. Conti helped lead the Diplomats to the program’s fifth conference championship in 1977 and was named the team MVP in 1978.  

Sam Nolt ’61 – Soccer, Tennis

A two-sport athlete during his time at F&M, Nolt was a four-year varsity player on the men’s soccer team, an unusual feat for the time as freshmen rarely earned a spot on the varsity team, while also being a member of the 1961 tennis squad.

Nolt suffered a severe leg injury in a 1959 game against Gettysburg, which required a three-month hospitalization and an eight-month rehabilitative recovery. Despite being a career-ending injury for most, Nolt returned to co-captain the 1960 team, scoring five of the squad’s 20 goals and tacking on eight assists from the left wing position to lead the Diplomats to a 6-3 record and earned All-Region honors following the season.

Heather Rice ‘03 - Soccer

A two-time Centennial Conference (CC) Player of the Year, Rice was the first repeat winner in the history of the conference for women’s soccer. Rice was named to the All-CC First Team all four years in Lancaster and was a member of the 2002 ECAC Mid-Atlantic Championship squad. She left her name on the program record book by placing first in assists (35), third in points (113) and seventh in goals (39).

Krystle Satrum ’04 - Swimming

Satrum graduated F&M the most successful swimmer in school history. She dominated the 100-back and 200-back during her four years at F&M, earning All-America honors six times.  She was a three-time national champion in the 200-back and earned the team Most Valuable Swimmer honor all four years. She still holds the school and Centennial Conference (CC) record in the 100-back and 200-back and was a member of the 400-medley relay team that set a school mark. Satrum helped lead the Diplomats to the 2004 CC Championship with three gold medals. 

Larry Shadek ’72 – Football, Baseball, Contributor

Shadek was a three-year starter in football and baseball at F&M. On the gridiron, he switched from center to quarterback his freshman season and started the next three years, leading his team to a 6-2 record in 1971 and a Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Championship. On the diamond, Shadek was a two-time captain and received All-Conference Honorable Mention in 1972. His involvement with F&M extended well beyond his four years in Lancaster. Shadek served as the first chairman of the Diplomat Athletic Club (DAC) and has become a major philanthropic contributor to F&M and the Athletic Department.  

Tami Videon ’96 - Lacrosse, Field Hockey

Videon’s name remains scattered throughout the F&M women’s lacrosse record book as the three-time All-Centennial Conference (CC) First Team member and two-time All-American (’94, ‘96) graduated amongst the career leaders in multiple statistical categories. She exited Lancaster ranked second with 274 points (currently sixth), second in goals with 179 (currently fifth) and first in assists with 95 (currently sixth). Videon guided her teams to a combined 44-15 record from 1993-96, which included a 31-7 mark in conference play and a CC Championship during her freshman campaign.

Dave Walker ‘ 88 - Golf

One of the most accomplished men’s golfers to ever compete at F&M, Dave Walker holds the honor of being the only two-time All-American (1985, 1987) in program history. Walker was a four-time team MVP and won the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Championships during his sophomore season with a score of 225. In 1986-87 his score of 302 (72,76,77,77) was good for a 12th-place finish at the NCAA Division III Tournament, guiding his team to a seventh-place showing at the event.

1974 Football Team

The 1974 football team rolled to a 9-0 record on its way to the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Championship. The unblemished record marked the fifth and last time in program history that the football team finished the season without a loss. Under the direction of Head Coach, Bob Curtis, the Diplomats outscored the opposition 406-111 and the 45.1 points per game made F&M the highest scoring college football team in the country at any level of NCAA competition that season.  

The team set 33 individual and team single game, season and career records during the year, many of which still stand today. The seniors were members of two undefeated teams and compiled a 32-3 record over four years, making it the most successful four-year period in program history.