Oct. 30, 2003
EASTON, Pa. (www.lafayette.edu) -
Former Lafayette standout student-athletes Suzi Farrell Greene, Peter Lerner and Frank Stanczak headline the 27th Maroon Club Athletic Hall of Fame Class. The 2003-04 class will be honored at the annual Hall of Fame Dinner scheduled for Nov. 21, 2003 in the College's Marquis Hall.
Induction into the Hall of Fame is one of the highest honors at Lafayette as these three athletes join only 95 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.
To attend this event, please contact Maroon Club Executive Director Scott Morse at (610) 330-5122 or via email for more information.
Listed in alphabetical order, the 2003-04 Lafayette Maroon Club Hall of Fame induction class is as follows:
Suzi Farrell Greene `92
Suzi Farrell Greene '92 was a two-sport All-American at Lafayette, excelling in both field hockey and lacrosse. She was the first in a long line of prominent scoring forwards for the Lafayette field hockey program. She remains the College's all-time leading goal scorer (79) and point producer (176), and is second all-time in Lafayette and Patriot League history in
points scored in a single-season (70). After leading her teams to a combined 27-9-3 record and East Coast Conference crown in her first two seasons, Farrell Greene and the Leopards moved to the Patriot League. Farrell Greene thrived and helped bring the first two Patriot League Field Hockey championships to College Hill while repeating as conference Offensive Player of the Year in 1990 and 1991. She was equally strong on the lacrosse field, leading Lafayette to an East Coast Conference title in 1989, Patriot League championships in 1991 and 1992, and fifth place in the 1991 NCAA Championships. As a senior, she earned First-Team All-America honors from both Brine and the United States Women's Lacrosse Association. Farrell Greene also earned Patriot League Field Hockey Scholar Athlete of the Year honors in 1991 and despite playing only two years in the Patriot League, she was recognized with a spot on the conference's 1990's All-Decade Field Hockey Team in 2000.
Peter Lerner `88
Peter Lerner `88 used an arsenal of offensive skills to lead the Lafayette men's soccer team. A four-time East Coast Conference All-Star, Lerner reached double figures in goals in three of his four seasons on College Hill. With Lerner's contributions, Lafayette captured three East
Coast Conference championships, including back-to-back titles in 1986 and 1987. In his senior season, Lerner led the team in goals (17) and assists (10), and captured East Coast Conference Player of the Year honors and regional All-America Second-Team accolades. Lerner was also awarded Lafayette's Charles A. Albert Award presented to the senior male student-athlete who is judged to be the most outstanding athlete as voted on by the head coaches and athletic administration.
Frank Stanczak `49
Frank Stanczak `49 was a three-sport letterwinner at Lafayette in baseball, basketball and football, and the 30th multi-sport inductee in the Hall of Fame. Stanczak's greatest accomplishments came on the gridiron where he was moved from fullback to quarterback in the middle of the 1946 season. As a quarterback in the vaunted "T" formation he went on to lead the Leopards in rushing in 1947 on a team that went 6-3, including a victory over archrival Lehigh. In fact, Stanczak never lost to Lehigh in football, going a perfect 4-0. Stanczak was a winner on the baseball diamond as well. Lafayette complied a 53-33 record in his four years on College Hill, and Stanczak played third base and catcher for a Leopard baseball team that advanced to the 1948 NCAA Eastern Finals with playoff wins over West Virginia and national powers Illinois and North Carolina. Stanczak resides in nearby Palmer Township.