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Stephen Bono and Jenny Moerschbacher Named 2004-05 Maroon Club Scholar-Athletes

Nov. 19, 2004

EASTON, Pa. ( - Lafayette seniors Stephen Bono (Upper Saddle River, N.J./Northern Highlands Regional) and Jenny Moerschbacher (Selinsgrove, Pa./Selinsgrove) have been named the 2004-05 Maroon Club Scholar-Athletes.

Bono, a four-year starter at right guard on the Leopard football team, carries a 3.8 GPA in Civil Engineering. Moerschbacher, a member of the school-record setting 800 freestyle relay team, maintains a 3.6 GPA in Engineering. She also minors in Spanish.

Bono, the first student-athlete to earn the honor in consecutive years, is a Marquis and Trustee Scholar. A co-captain of the 2004 team, Bono recently earned his third selection to the CoSIDA Academic All-District II Team and is a two-time selection to the I-AA Athletic Directors' Academic All-Star Team. Bono is also a member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society.

Jenny Moerschbacher is the female recipient of the Maroon Club Scholar-Athlete Award.

Moerschbacher is a Trustee Scholar and has been a member of the CSCAA Academic All-American Team every semester at Lafayette. A 2004 co-captain, Moerschbacher earned the Lafayette swimming 2002 Coaches Award and 2003 Most Valuable Female Swimmer Award. Moerschbacher, who was featured in the Patriot League News for her EXCEL Scholar research, is a member of the Lafayette Athletic Honor Roll and Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

As recipients of the 2004-05 awards, Bono and Moerschbacher will receive awards in their honor and donations of $1,000 from the Maroon Club will be made to both their academic major and their varsity team. They will be honored on Friday, Nov. 19, as part of the Maroon Club Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Liz Bagley-Stankavage '92, Bob Falconiero '80 and David Hubinger '53 will be inducted into the Maroon Club Hall of Fame on Friday.

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.

Falconiero 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.

Hubinger 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.