Lafayette Maroon Club Announces Hall of Fame Class of 2008
June 12, 2008
EASTON, Pa. - Three athletes and a former coach and administrator will be inducted into the Lafayette Maroon Club Hall of Fame as the members of the Class of 2008. Running back Tom Costello '92, field hockey and lacrosse Andrea Dagostino Brennan '94, track athlete Jayne O'Brien Lloyd '87 and former Lafayette coach and administrator Barbara Young will be honored at the annual Maroon Club Hall of Fame dinner on Friday, Nov. 21, at the College's Marquis Hall.
For tickets to the event, which is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., please contact the Maroon Club at (610) 330-5122.
Costello left Lafayette as the program's top rusher, receiving numerous accolades and setting many records during an injury-shortened career from 1988-1991. He was a 1988 Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American and a member of the Patriot League First-Team Offense from 1988-89. In 1988, Costello was named the Patriot League and ECAC Rookie of the Year and was the 1989 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year. He also led the league in rushing in 1988 and 1989.
Costello is now Lafayette's second all-time leading rusher with 2,936 yards. He finished with 581 career carries and 28 career touchdowns, the fifth-most in Lafayette history. He is also second all-time in yards gained in an individual season (1,397 in 1989).
There were several games that stood out during Costello's career, including two MVP performances against Lehigh (1988, 89). In the 1989 game against the Engineers, he rushed for 245 yards on 45 carries in a 36-21 Lafayette victory. Costello is still the only Lafayette player to earn Lafayette-Lehigh MVP honors in two consecutive years and is the only Lafayette freshman ever to receive the award.
Costello has made his career in the sales and marketing of medical devices and most recently served as the Director of Marketing for Power Medical Interventions. He currently resides in Sellersville, Pa. with his girlfriend, Caitlin O'Malley. He also serves on the Friends of Lafayette Football steering committee and is the current Class of 1992 Class Fund Manager. He has a daughter, Julia (8), and son, Kaelin (5).
Dagostino Brennan played four years of varsity field hockey for head coach Ann Gold and was a four year starter on the lacrosse team. She was named to the Patriot League's All-Decade team in both field and lacrosse.
She served as the field hockey team's tri-captain in 1993 and helped guide that squad to a first-place finish in the Patriot League standings and an ECAC Division I championship. All four of Dagostino Brennan's teams won Patriot League titles while advancing to the ECAC Championship in three of those seasons. A midfielder, Dagostino Brennan was named the 1990 Patriot League Rookie of the Year and honored with All-Patriot League status from 1991-93. She was also a member of the College Field Hockey Association's All-America Third Team.
On the lacrosse field, she tallied 205 career points, sixth all-time in Lafayette history, with 141 goals and 64 assists. Dagostino Brennan was the Patriot League Rookie of the Year, a two-time Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year and a two-time All-American. Her teams won league titles from 1991-93 with the 1992 team capturing the ECAC title.
Dagostino Brennan's involvement with field hockey did not end with her graduation from Lafayette. She coached at her alma mater, Upper Moreland High School, for several years before joining a club field hockey team with former Lafayette teammate Kim Hovis Joy '94.
Dagostino Brennan currently resides in Wayne, Pa. She has been married to Greg Brennan for five years and the couple has two children, daughter Bria (2), and son Bode (6 months). She has worked as a registered nurse at Abington Memorial Hospital for the past 11 years, specializing in cardiac care.
O'Brien Lloyd was an eight-time All-East honoree during her four years on the women's indoor and outdoor track and field teams. She competed in multiple events, including hurdles, dash and relays, and was tabbed as the Most Valuable Player of the East Coast Conference (ECC) Outdoor meet from 1984-86.
Several of the school records O'Brien Lloyd set during her career still stand today. She is the current record holder in the 400 hurdles (59.10) and the 500 meter (1:14.34) events, and her 1986 time of 14.25 in the 100 meter hurdles is the second-best time in Lafayette history.
The teams on which O'Brien Lloyd competed were also highly successful. She was a member of six ECC Championship teams and was an individual champion in 24 events, including the mile relay, the 500 meter and 4x100 and 4x400 relays. O'Brien Lloyd also served as the team captain from 1986-87 and was a recipient of the Class of 1913 Award in 1987, presented annually to the senior male and female student-athletes who have attained the greatest distinction both as an athlete and a scholar.
Following graduation, O'Brien Lloyd joined Lafayette head coach Julio Piazza as an assistant coach for two years (1988-90) before moving to the Philadelphia area. She married former Lafayette baseball player Chip Lloyd '87 in 1991 and the couple has six children: Kathleen (14), C.J. (13), Shannon (10), Thomas (6), Joshua (4) and Colleen (7 months).
Young completes the Hall of Fame Class of 2008. Young was a valuable member of the Lafayette community for 28 years, serving as the head coach of several sports as well as an administrator for several of those years. Young worked most extensively with the tennis programs, but also served as the head coach of the volleyball and women's basketball teams.
She served as the head women's tennis coach for 28 years on College Hill and spent six seasons as the men's coach, as well, compiling an overall record of 389-168-2 as the head tennis coach. In 1986, the women's team earned the ECC crown. Twenty-four of her women's players earned 32 individual conference titles, while her 1991 women's squad won the Patriot League title.
Young also spent 11 years as the head volleyball coach and her teams finished with a school-record 175 wins during that span. She also served as the head coach of the women's basketball team from 1975-80 and compiled an overall record of 59-26. In 1978, Young was a Women's Basketball Coach of the Year nominee.
In addition to her duties as head coach, Young was also a part of Lafayette's athletic department, serving as the school's Assistant Director of Athletics and as the Senior Woman Administrator from 1999-2001. She also published several sport-related articles on topics ranging from the anthropology of sport to the international sensation of mini volleyball.
Young and her husband, Jim, have two children, Kate and Matt, and a grandson, Stellan. She currently plays in several golf and tennis leagues and is enrolled in art and music classes at New York University.