2015 SU Sports Hall of Fame Class Announced

2015 SU Sports Hall of Fame Class Announced

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Susquehanna University has announced it will induct six individuals into the SU Sports Hall of Fame as members of the Class of 2015.

The inductees include men’s swimmer Jeff Fornadley ’08, softball player Kristen Hogan ’01, track & field athlete Nate McNitt ’95, women’s soccer player Jessica Paulshock ’05, football player Dave Paveletz ’10 and football and track & field athlete Marty Pinter ’99.

The Class of 2015 will be inducted September 18, the Friday night of Homecoming Weekend. In addition, the members will be recognized at halftime of Susquehanna’s 1 p.m. football game against Dickinson on Saturday, September 19.

Fornadley is the first Crusader swimmer to be inducted into the SU Sports Hall of Fame. He was a four-year varsity letter winner who was a three-time Most Valuable Swimmer and a Landmark Conference Male Swimmer of the Year. In addition, Fornadley became Susquehanna’s first multiple event winner at a conference championship meet.

Over his career, Fornadley won a minimum of 70 percent in each of his freestyle events (50 yard, 100 yard, 200 yard). As a senior, he was named team captain for a squad that went undefeated in the regular season (11-0). That year Fornadley was the conference champion in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 800 free relay and 800 medley relay en route to being named the Landmark Male Swimmer of the Year. He also still holds the school record in the 200 yard freestyle.

Hogan spent four years as a pitcher on the softball squad. She remains second all-time in strikeouts (442), innings pitched (445.1) and wins (44). Hogan finished her career with 10 shutouts, an ERA of 2.03, three seasons of 100 or more strikeouts and went 44-23 overall. She also had four saves and 53 complete games.

Hogan was named a three-time All-Middle Atlantic (MAC) All-Star, including two First-Team selections. During her sophomore season, the Crusaders qualified for the MAC Championships, the same season in which she went 14-6 and boasted a career-low ERA of 2.01. As a senior, she finished with a 12-4 record with a 2.25 ERA and was named First-Team All-MAC.

A track & field athlete, McNitt was both a jumper and a hurdler for the Crusaders. As a senior, he was an All-American in the triple jump with a mark of 46’10.25”. That same season he won the MAC triple jump, took fourth in the high hurdles and seventh in the high jump.

As a junior, McNitt also qualified for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships in the triple jump with his mark of 47’2.50”. In addition, he was a member of the 1994 and 1995 MAC championship teams.

McNitt currently ranks second in program history in the outdoor triple jump and fourth in the indoor triple jump.

Paulshock’s name remains etched near the top of nearly every offensive category in Susquehanna women’s soccer history. She was the MAC Commonwealth Player of the Year in 2004 and a First-Team selection in both 2003 and 2004.

She remains tied for first in program history with 102 career points, first in assists with 18 and is second with 42 goals over her four-year career. Paulshock also is second all-time in shots (220) and holds the single season record in both points (43 in 2004) and goals (19 in 2004).

In 2004, the Crusaders went 14-5-1, a program record in both wins and winning percentage. That year Paulshock was also named a CoSIDA Academic All-District player.

Largely considered the greatest running back in Susquehanna football history, Paveletz was a member of the Crusaders from 2006-09. He was a 2009 D3football.com All-American as well as a 2009 CoSIDA Academic All-American and Gagliardi Trophy finalist that same year. The Gagliardi Trophy is awarded annually to the most outstanding football player in NCAA Division III.

Paveletz is the career rushing leader in yards (4,731), touchdowns (47) and single season rushing yards (1,414 in 2009). He also owns the single game rushing record with 288 yards in a win over Rochester in 2008.

In 2007, Paveletz scored 17 touchdowns, second-best in single season history. He finished his career as a three-time First-Team All-Liberty League player and was named the 2009 Liberty League Offensive Player of the Year. From 2007-09, he led the Liberty League in rushing and his 2009 total placed him sixth among all Division III running backs.

Finally, Pinter is the lone two-sport athlete in this year’s class. As a football player for the Crusaders, Pinter was a First-Team All-MAC player in 1998, the same season in which Susquehanna won the MAC Commonwealth Championship.

A three-year starter, Pinter led the defensive line with 47 tackles his senior season and for his career tallied 145 tackles and 15.5 sacks.

As a track athlete, Pinter remains eighth all-time at Susquehanna in the javelin, an event in which he was an All-American in 1998. He finished sixth at that year’s national championship meet with his throw of 192-7 and his career best throw of 194-7 was set on March 28, 1998 at the SU Invitational.

 The Crusader track & field team won MAC titles in 1995, 1997 and 1998.