Aug. 27, 2004
EASTON, Pa. (www.lafayette.edu) -
Former standout student-athletes Liz Bagley-Stankavage, Robert P. Falconiero, and David Hubinger comprise the 28th Maroon Club Athletic Hall of Fame Class. The 2004-2005 class will be honored at the annual Hall of Fame Dinner scheduled for Nov. 19, 2004 in the College's Marquis Hall.
The induction into the Hall of Fame is one of the highest honors at Lafayette as these three athletes join only 98 others enshrined since 1976-77. The Maroon Club has inducted at least two former Lafayette student-athletes, coaches, administrators or contributors to the Maroon Club Athletic Hall of Fame each year.
For tickets to this event, please contact Maroon Club Executive Director Scott Morse at (610) 330-5122 or via e-mail.
Listed in alphabetical order, the 2004-05 Lafayette Maroon Club Hall of Fame induction class is as follows:
Liz Bagley-Stankavage '92
Liz Bagley-Stankavage was a standout in both lacrosse and field hockey during her career on College Hill. In lacrosse, Bagley-Stankavage scored 134 career points, including 53 goals in her junior season when she led the Leopards to a Patriot League Championship and a fifth place finish at the NCAA Championships. She followed this with a 33-goal, 10-assist effort as a senior and added another Patriot League title. The Leopards were champions of the East Coast Conference during Bagley-Stankavage's freshman season. She left Lafayette with a 55-17 career record in lacrosse and a perfect 14-0 record in the Patriot League.
In both her junior and senior season, Bagley-Stankavage was named to the Brine/IWCLA and USWLA All-American teams, and was an All-Patriot League performer. In field hockey, she tallied 33 career points and helped lead the Leopards to back-to-back Patriot League championships in her junior and senior seasons, an East Coast Conference championship as a sophomore, a four year record of 59-21 and a 14-0 conference record. During her junior and senior seasons she was an All-Patriot League performer.
Robert P. Falconiero '80
Bob Falconiero '80 was a prolific scoring guard for the Lafayette basketball team. Using a deft shooting touch, Falconiero became the 17th member of the 1,000-point club at Lafayette. He left College Hill with 1,169 career points, which, at the time, placed him eighth on the all-time scoring list. In addition to his 1,169 points, Falconiero left Lafayette as the career leader in free throw shooting accuracy (83.9%) and assists (419). He served as a two-year captain, and forever cemented his place in the annals of Lafayette basketball when he hit a 35-foot buzzer beater to lift the Leopards to an 81-80 victory over Big 5 power La Salle, which featured reigning National Player of the Year Michael Brooks. Off the court, Falconiero was a CoSIDA Academic All-American in 1980 and a recipient of the prestigious Class of 1913 Trophy as Lafayette's top senior-scholar athlete. He also was a three-time Dana Scholar Award winner (1978-80), a Pepper Prize nominee, and earned the Phi Gamma Delta Education Award in 1978 and the Philadelphia Alumni Scholarship in 1980.
David C. Hubinger '53
David Hubinger '53 is the first men's tennis player to be inducted into the Maroon Club Hall of Fame. He dominated on the court during his Lafayette career, winning 36 of 38 matches during his three seasons as the team's No. 1 singles player. He also went undefeated for Lafayette's freshman team. In his undefeated senior season, Hubinger served as the team captain. Hubinger was selected to the Junior Davis Cup Sectional team. In his post-collegiate career, Hubinger won four West Virginia state singles championships, two West Virginia doubles championships, three Delaware singles titles, two Delaware doubles titles, and seven Delaware Senior Olympic Gold Medals. Hubinger was also recently inducted into the Luzerne County Sports Hall of Fame.