LSSU Athletic Hall of Fame

The Lake Superior State University Athletic Hall of Fame, established in 1995, recognizes individuals for their athletic accomplishments and contributions to the LSSU athletic programs as a student, coach or administrator.

Selection to the Hall of Fame is based on athletic accomplishments and contributions to the LSSU athletic programs as a student, coach or administrator. A nominating committee comprised of alumni, coaches, former athletes and other University officials make the selections.

2014

Lake Superior State’s Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2014, which included basketball players Alice Duesing-Nightingale and Chris Buell, and the 1994 NCAA Champion hockey team, was inducted on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Art Center.

2012

1992 Championship Laker Hockey Team

NCAA Hockey Champions George Bush and Hockey Team

Lake Superior State’s 1992 national championship, which occurred midway through the program’s amazing 10-year dominance in college hockey, was among the most unlikely of LSSU’s success stories.

Led by hall of famers Jim Dowd and Doug Weight, LSSU was projected to win the title in 1991, but Clarkson ended the Lakers’ season during the NCAA Quarterfinals. Players who had accounted for over 100 goals and won Central Collegiate Hockey Association regular-season and playoff titles in 1990-91 had left the program. Second-year head coach Jeff Jackson expected the 1991-92 season, with 10 freshmen and 16 underclassmen, to be a rebuilding year.

Lake Superior State opened 1991-92 by winning 10 of its first 12 games and stunned Michigan in early December by winning 3-2 in overtime and 10-0. The year was not without setbacks, however, as LSSU endured a 3-5-2 stretch in February and lost the regular-season title to the Wolverines.

Lake Superior State cruised through the first two rounds of the CCHA Playoffs, then beat Michigan 2-1. The headline in the Royal Oak Daily Tribune following the playoffs read, “Lakers suffer from Superiority complex.”

Former LSSU sports information director Scott Monaghan wrote, “The Lakers roared into the NCAA Tournament with a six-game winning streak and new-found confidence, which was shaken just enough in a tough opening-round win over the University of Alaska-Anchorage.

“Playing Alaska was good for us,” Jackson said. “It got us back into reality. We realized that we had to be disciplined to survive.”

LSSU expected a tough test from Minnesota during the final round of the NCAA West Regional in Detroit, but the Lakers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period and won, 8-3. Rolston, a freshman, dominated the regional with three goals and four assists.

The Lakers’ next opponent was Michigan State – the team they eliminated during the CCHA semifinals – during the NCAA semifinals in Albany, N.Y.

Monaghan wrote, “The teams were deadlocked at two from the 17:22 mark of the second period until senior defenseman Mark Astley slipped a shot past MSU goaltender Mike Gilmore midway through the third. Just under two minutes later, (Sandy) Moger combined with freshman defenseman Tim Hanley and (Wayne) Strachan. Lake State’s tenacious defense held the Spartans to only six shots on goal in the final period as the Lakers advanced to their second NCAA Championship Game in five years.”

LSSU battled back from a 2-0 first-period deficit to beat Wisconsin in the title game. Paul Constantin put Lake Superior State on the board in the second period with a power-play goal, and Hanley tied it with six seconds remaining as the Badgers, who had upset No. 1 Michigan during the semifinals, took eight of 12 penalties called during the period. After LSSU’s Michael Smith and Wisconsin’s Jason Zent (who had a hat trick) traded goals, Rolston tallied the game-winner at 15:08. Jay Ness finished off the scoring with an empty-net goal, and Madeley totaled 24 saves.

“I’ve seen him (Jackson) emotional, but nothing like how happy he was at the end,” Astley told Steve Crowe of the Detroit Free Press. “He works so hard, cares so much. You know he’s the reason we’ve been so successful. We’re not a real talented team. We’re just a bunch of blue-collar guys who were led out of nowhere.”

“But the Lakers’ time had come,” Richard O’Brien wrote in the April 13, 1992, issue of Sports Illustrated. “The day before the final Jackson had said, ‘Sometimes when you’re supposed to win, you don’t.’ Then he paused, lest the listener miss the reference to the Clarkson letdown a year before. ‘And sometimes when you’re not supposed to win, you do.’”

2010

Jim Dowd Hockey 1987 – 1991

  • Jim Dowd Hockey 1987 - 1991LSSU’s all-time single-season points leader with 92, and career points leader with 91 goals and 183 assists for 274 points
  • CCHA Player of the Year and Hobey Baker Award finalist, 1991
  • Earned All-America honors,  1990 and 1991
  • Member of the CCHA All-Decade Team, 1990s
  • Helped lead LSSU to the 1988 NCAA Championship and three NCAA Quarterfinal appearances, 1989, 1990, 1991
  • Helped lead Lakers to CCHA Playoff title in 1991 and two CCHA regular-season titles, 1988, 1991
  • Holds LSSU assists records for overall career (183) and CCHA career (121), and also overall single-season (67) and CCHA single-season (43)
  • As of 2009, is ranked first nationally in career NCAA Tournament points (8-15—23), second in career NCAA Tournament assists, seventh in most single-season assists, ninth in career assists and 14th in career points
  • Played 728 NHL games for 16 different teams during a 17-year professional career and helped the New Jersey Devils win the Stanley Cup in 1995

Doug Weight Hockey 1989 – 1991

  • Doug Weight Hockey 1989 - 1991Earned NCAA All-America Second Team, CCHA All-Tournament Team and All-CCHA First Team honors, 1991 
  • Top-scoring freshman in the nation and named to CCHA All-Rookie Team, 1989-90
  • Holds LSSU’s record for most game-winning goals in a season with 10, 1990-91
  • Ranks third and seventh, respectively, on LSSU’s all-time single-season points list with 29-46–75 in 1990-91 and 21-48—69 in 1989-90
  • Ranks fourth and is tied for eighth, respectively, on LSSU’s all-time CCHA single-season points list with 19-34–53 in 1990-91 and 14-33–47 in 1989-90
  • Ranks third and fourth, respectively, in LSSU’s single-season assists lists with 48 in 1989-90 and 46 in 1990-91, and is tied for second and ranks fourth in CCHA single-season assists with 34 in 1990-91 and 33 in 1989-90
  • Helped lead LSSU to CCHA regular-season and playoff titles in 1991 and two NCAA Quarterfinals appearances, 1990, 1991
  • Represented Team USA in the Olympic Games, 1998, 2002, 2006
  • LSSU’s second-highest NHL Draft pick, taken in the second round (34th overall) by the New York Rangers, 1990
  • Has played 19 professional seasons with six NHL teams and helped the Carolina Hurricanes win the Stanley Cup in 2006
  • Captained the New York Islanders, 2009-10 season
  • Played in NHL All-Star Games, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2003

2009

Jeffery L. Jackson – Hockey Coach 1990-1996

  • Best win percentage among Laker hockey coaches (.751)
  • 2nd in all-time Laker hockey wins (182-52-25,sixseasons)
  • Two (2) NCAA national championships (1992, 1994)
  • Two (2) CCHA regular season championships (1991, 1996)
  • Four (4) CCHA playoff championships (1991, 1992, 1993, 1995)
  • Appeared in Six (6) consecutive NCAA tournaments 1991 through 1996

Bill Crawford – “Voice of the Lakers”

  • Provided play-by-play coverage of Laker hockey for 28 years
  • Called NCAA ice hockey championship games in 1988, 1992, 1994
  • Recipient of Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s Tom Donahue Service Award, 2007
  • Instrumental in establishment of Student Athlete Advisory Committee and the NCAA Oversight Committee at LSSU
  • Served as GLIAC president, 1997-98
  • Member of the of GLIAC and Central Collegiate Hockey Association executive boards
  • President of the CCHA Executive Board in 2002-03
  • Career at Lake Superior State University spanned two decades 1988 to 2009, including
    • Director of Public Relations
    • Associate Athletic Director
    • Athletic Director
    • Vice President for University Relations and Marketing

Chuck Jones – Faculty Athletics Representative

  • Faculty Athletics Representative, 1978-2002, serving as LSSU’s liaison to the NCAA, NAIA and AIAW
  • Recipient of Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s Tom Donahue Service Award, 2002
  • Head of the LSSU Chemistry/Physics Department, 1970-78
  • Served on Various Committees, including:
    • Academic Affairs Council
    • Administrative Council
    • Honors Committee
    • Intercollegiate Athletics Committee
    • Library Committee
    • Scheduling Committees

2007

John Gilbert

Basketball 1984-1988

  • Named to First Team All-GLIAC and North Central Region, 1987-88
  • Career totals of 1,309 points and 558 rebounds
  • Second in LSSU record books for single-season field goal percentage at .613, 1987-88
  • Ranked third at LSSU for single-season scoring average at 24.6, 1987-88, which ranked ninth in the nation that season
  • Scored career-high 42 points in a single game vs. Grand Rapids Baptist, November 24, 1987
  • Recognized as Most Valuable Player at LSSU, 1987-88
  • Described by Coach Bob Eldridge as the best all-around player he has ever coached

Teresa Watwood Gilbert

Basketball 1984-88

  • Named to Kodak All-District IV First Team, 1988
  • Three-time GLIAC All-Defensive Team selection and two-time All-GLIAC First Team selection
  • Career totals of 1,153 points and 723 rebounds
  • Outstanding LSSU Female Athlete Award, 1987-88
  • Named MVP of 1988 Great Lakes Regional after totaling 47 points and 26 rebounds
  • Led LSSU to three straight 20-win seasons
  • Second in LSSU record books for season field goal percentage at .570, 1987-88
  • LSSU’s leading rebounder for team three consecutive years, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88

1978 Volleyball Team

  • Best season record in school history at 28-7-1 overall and 10-0 GLIAC
  • Won LSSU’s first league championship in volleyball
  • Earned a perfect 6-0 record to win the SMAIAW State Championship
  • Midwest AIAW Regional quarterfinalists
  • Season included a 19-match winning streak
  • GLIAC Coach of the Year (Debra K. McPherson)
  • All-State Honors (Shaun Lake Antler, Teresa Shaheen Jensen)
  • Midwest AIAW Tournament Team (Shaun Lake Antler)
  • First-team All-GLIAC (Shaun Lake Antler, Teresa Shaheen Jensen)
  • Honorable Mention All-GLIAC (Martha Campbell)

2005

Jason Bingaman

Wrestling 1991-1994

  • NCAA II Runner-up (Heavyweight) 1994
  • NCAA II Champion (Heavyweight), 1992 and 1993
  • NCAA II Tournament, sixth place, (Heavyweight) 1991
  • Amateur Wrestling News top collegiate freshman heavyweight
  • Career record of 129-33-3; school-record 51 career pins
  • Silver medallist, 1991 at the Espoir World Championships (International Greco Roman wrestling)
  • Silver medallist, 1993 University nationals and Olympic Sports Festival

Jim Fallis

Wrestling 1971-1974

  • 142-19-1 career record; undefeated in dual-meet competition
  • NCAA II Champion (158 lbs), 1974
  • NAIA Champion (158 lbs), 1973, 1974
  • NAIA Runner up (158 lbs), 1971
  • NAIA National Tourney (158 lbs), fourth place, 1972
  • NAIA All-America, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974
  • NAIA Hall of Fame, Inducted 1980
  • Successful LSSU Coach and Athletic Director

Ice Hockey Team

1987-1988

  • NCAA I Ice Hockey Champions
  • CCHA Regular Season Champions (22-4-6)
  • Established school record for most wins (33-7-6)
  • US College Hockey Player of the Year, CCHA Player of the Year and Hobey Baker finalist (Mark Vermette)
  • NCAA I Ice Hockey  Coach of the Year and  Spencer Penrose National Coach of the Year (Frank Anzalone)
  • NCAA Tournament MVP and three All Tournament team selections (Kord Cernich, Mike deCarle and Bruce Hoffort)

2003

Pat Tims

  • Hockey 1973-1977
  • NAIA All American (1974)
  • All CCHA First Team (1973)
  • All CCHA Second team (1974)
  • Team MVP (1975, 1976)
  • Established school records for saves (1028, 1974) and career saves (3477)
  • Established school record saves in a game (54 vs. St. Louis, 1974)
  • Established second best mark for games played (107)

1973-1974 Ice Hockey Team

  • Hockey – 1973-1974
  • NAIA Champions
  • Won school’s first CCHA regular season title
  • 22-16-1 record
  • Six Lakers named NAIA All America

2002

1971-1972 Hockey Team

  • Captured first National Championship in school history (NAIA)
  • 20-8-2 record
  • ICHA Championship (12-0)
  • Six members named to 1972 NAIA All American Team

Dee Fischer Weaver

  • Volleyball 1985-1989
  • All-GLIAC First Team (1988, 1989)
  • GLIAC All-Academic Team (1989)
  • Established career records – kills 1,352; aces 212
  • Established LSSU record for single-season kills (429, 1988)
  • Established LSSU record for single-season aces (63, 1987)
  • Outstanding Female Athlete Award (1990)
  • Terry McDermott Award (1987)

Bill Slewidge

  • Hockey – 1971-1974
  • NAIA National Championship (1972, 1974)
  • NAIA All-American (1972, 1973, 1974)
  • All-CCHA First Team (1973)
  • All-CCHA Second Team (1974)
  • Established LSSU record for career goals by a defenseman (52, 1971-1974)
  • Established LSSU record for single-season assists by a defenseman (36, 1973)
  • Terry McDermott Award (1972)

1955-56 Basketball Team

The ’55-56 Hornets had size, speed, springs and burned out lights in the scoreboards. Coached by the now legendary coach, Ronald “Bud” Cooper, this Soo Tech squad averaged an amazing 101.6 points a game enroute to a 19-2 record and the UPIAC championship.

Led by LSSU Hall of Famers Frank Hamilla and Dean Rye, the Hornets set records for points scored per game, wins, consecutive wins, and win percentage that remain unchallenged in LSSU annuls. Among their victims were Aquinas, Suomi, Alma, Central Michigan’s “B” team, and Ferris. The Hornets dropped their first and sixth games of the year before buzzing through 15 straight opponents.

This was an era when Soo Tech was a two-year school, playing a four-year, two-year and “B” teams from bigger schools.

1955-56 Roster
Jim Bourque, Rae Burns, Jim Cooper , David Creery, Jim Depew, Ray Fazari, Frank Hamilla, Ben Lachard, Eldred Leach, Ed Peterson, Jim Quinnel, Clarence Rye, Marv Tauriainen and Raymond VanLuven.

Coach Ronald ‘Bud’ Cooper – Assistant Coach Bill Ruffer – Manager Glenn Rye

1955-56 Basketball Team

Front Row (L to R): Jim Cooper, Ray VanLuven, Jim DePew, Dean Rye, Ed Peterson, Jim Quinnell, Eldred Leach

Back Row (L to R): Bill Ruffer (Asst. Coach), Glen Rye (Manager), Rae Burns, Dave Creery, Jim Bourque, Frank Hamilla, Ronald ‘Bud’ Cooper (Coach)

2001

Frank Anzalone

  • Hockey 1982 – 1990, Ice Hockey Coach
  • Led the Lakers to their first NCAA Division I Championship (1987-88)
  • Led the Lakers to their first CCHA Championship (1987-88)
  • NCAA Quarterfinalist (1988-89, 19989-90)
  • Led Lakers to first NCAA Tournament appearance (1984-85)
  • 191-108-22 (.630 winning percentage), December 1982 to 1990

Linda Thompson Hula

  • Basketball – 1980-1984
  • 1st Team All-GLIAC (1982-83, 1983-84)
  • 5th Laker to break the 1,000 point barrier (1363 points)
  • Top 10 season marks in scoring, field goals, free throws, field goal percentage, rebounding and assists
  • Top 10 career marks in scoring, assists and field goals
  • Terry McDermott Award (1980-81)
  • Outstanding Female Athlete (1983-84)

John Bennin

  • Basketball – 1964-67
  • Scored 999 points
  • Scored 402 points, the 10th best season mark at the time (1966-67)
  • Led the Lakers in assists in each season
  • Established the single game assist mark with 16. A record that stood for more than twenty years.
  • Top 25 on the Laker points and assist career charts.
  • Cliff Everett Award recipient 1966-67

Mike West

  • Basketball – 1983-87
  • 1st team All GLIAC (1985, 1986, 1987)
  • Team MVP (1985, 1986, 1987)
  • Top 10 single season marks including points, shooting percentage, free throw percentage, and field goals.
  • Top 10 career marks including points, field goals, free throw percentage and assists.

James Leyndyke

  • Wrestling – 1971-74
  • NCAA Finals – fourth place (1974)
  • GLIAC Champion (126 lb. 1974)
  • NAIA District 23 Champion (1972, 1973, 1974)
  • NAIA Runner-up (126 lb. 1971-72)
  • NAIA All American (1972)
  • NAIA Coaches All American (1971-72)
  • Top 10 careers marks include falls (32, 4th), wins (97, 6th), points (362, 7th)

2000

Tom Davies

  • Hockey – 1970 1974
  • NAIA All American (1972,1973,1974)
  • All CCHA First Team (1974)
  • Established career record for assists (104) and points (154) by a defenseman
  • Established single season record for goals (25) and points (61) by a defenseman (1973 74)
  • Top 10 on LSSU career assists list (104, 118 games)

Maurice Evans

  • Track and Cross Country – 1969, 1972 1976
  • Four Time Cross Country All Conference (1969, 1972 74)
  • Competed in NAIA District 23 Final and National Finals (1973)
  • Fourth Place NCAA Division III Track & Field Championship (1976)
  • NCAA Division III All-American (1976)
  • Established LSSU records for one (4:29.7); two (9:24.2); three (14:21.2);six miles (29:25); 10,000 meter (30:21)

Julio Francella

  • Hockey – 1971-1975
  • NAIA All-American (1972, 1974)
  • All-CCHA Honorable Mention (1974)
  • Established LSSU record for career points (68-144-212; 121 games)
  • Established LSSU record for career assists (144)
  • #5 Single Season Assists (45, 1974-75)

Vicki Hill

  • Women’s Basketball – 1985 1989
  • Established LSSU career record for points scored (1,707) and field goals (663 field goals)
  • Laker Top 10 career marks for free throws made (379); rebounds (725); free throw percentage (.742); and blocked shots (59)
  • Established single season records for points (61, 1988 89); field goals made (246, 1988 89); scoring average (22.7ppg, 1988-89)
  • Laker Top 10 season marks: field goals (174; 1987-88); free throws made (119, 1988-89; 114, 1986-87); free throw percentage (.804, 1988-89); and block shots (22, 1988-89)
  • Established single game scoring record (42 points vs. Hillsdale, 2/11/89)
  • Established single game rebound record (23 vs. Hillsdale, 1/14/89)

Joe Poisson

  • Track and Cross Country Coach – 1963 to 1979
  • NAIA District 23 Coach of the Year (1973)
  • A conscientious, dedicated and educated coach who had an outstanding rapport with his student-athletes, staff and public
  • Lake Superior State University Professor Emeritus (July 1976)
  • Retired in 1976 but continued to teach and coach until 1979

1999

Roger Dallas

  • 1975 – 1979 Wrestling
  • One of three Lakers with three undefeated dual seasons (1977, 1978, 1979)
  • Second in school history in career wins and points (115 wins, 475.5 points)
  • School record for most major superior decisions (7, 1978 -79)
  • GLIAC Champion (1978, 1979)
  • NAIA Tournament Participant (3rd place, 1977; 2nd place, 1978)
  • NCAA II Tournament Runner-up (158 lbs., 1979)
  • Cliff Everett Award (1978, 1979)
  • Terry McDermott Award (1976)

Franklin Otis

  • Faculty Athletic Representative 1948-1978
  • The first faculty athletic representative (1948 – 1978)
  • Instrumental in the development of the GLIAC and CCHA
  • The ‘original’ official scorekeeper for the Hornet’s basketball team
  • Department of Mathematics chair (1948 – 1971)
  • Mathematics faculty (1948 – 1978)

Doris Pierce

  • 1976-1980 Tennis
  • #1 Laker singles and doubles player in each year of her career
  • Earned a college ring as the top player in the state (1976)
  • #1 ranked single and doubles player in Michigan (1980)
  • SMAIAW runner-up singles (1980)
  • SMAIAW doubles champion (1980)
  • Laker MVP (1977, 1979, 1980)

Teresa Shaheen Jensen

  • 1978-1982 Volleyball
  • All-GLIAC – the only Laker spiker to earn first team all-conference honors in each season of her career
  • MAIAW All-Midwest Region Team (1978)
  • All-SMAIAW (1979, 1980)
  • All-MAIAW (1980)
  • Member of the 1981 squad that set the school record for wins in a season (42)
  • Terry McDermott Award (1979)

Chris Dahlquist

  • 1981-1985 Hockey
  • Outstanding defenseman
  • 68 career points (12 goals 56 assists, 313 penalty minutes)
  • CCHA All-Academic Team (1985)
  • All-CCHA Honorable Mention (1985)
  • Team Captain (1983, 1984)
  • Ronald `Bud’ Cooper Award (1984)
  • Cliff Everett Award (1985)
  • 12 year NHL veteran

Mike Cribbs

  • 1980 – 1983 Wrestling
  • 56-13-1 record (10th most career wins)
  • One of four Lakers with two undefeated dual seasons (16-0-1, 1981, 1982)
  • NAIA Tourney (6th place finish) and NCAA II (5th place, 1981)
  • NCAA II Champion (167 lbs., 1982)
  • LSSU’s first two-time NCAA II All-American (1981, 1982)
  • Single season record for falls (21, 1980-81)
  • Third on the LSSC career falls chart (35)
  • Terry McDermott Award (1981)
  • Cliff Everett Award (1981)

1998

Brian Aho

  • 1971 – 1974 Cross Country, Track
  • Established LSSU records at one, two, three, four, five and six miles plus 10,000 meters
  • One of the first two Lakers to compete in the NAIA cross country nationals (1973)
  • GLIAC 2 mile champion (1972)
  • GLIAC 3 mile champion (1973)
  • Cross Country MVP (1971-1973)
  • Terry McDermott Award (1972)

Ed Douma

  • 1974-1978 Basketball
  • 85 – 25 Record at LSSU
  • 1975-76 squad established school record for wins in a season (27 – 4)
  • GLIAC Champions (1976, 1978)
  • NAIA District 23 Champions (1976, 1978)
  • NAIA National Tournament participant (1976, 1978)
  • NAIA District 23 Coach of the Year (1976)

Mitch Irwin

  • 1970-1974 Cross Country, Track
  • LSSU all-time leading scorer in track (2363 points, 1971-1973)
  • Twice scored in 7 events in a single meet (1972)
  • Pole Vault school record (13′ 9″, 1973)
  • All-GLIAC, Pole Vault & 440 Intermediate Hurdles (1973)
  • 440 Intermediate Hurdles school record (58.0, 1974)
  • 440 Relay school record (45.0, 1974)
  • Mile Relay school record (3:31.4, 1974)
  • NAIA District 23 medal winner (1974)

R. Terrance McDermott

  • Speed Skating 1960-1962
  • Earned the only Soo Tech letter awarded in speed skating
  • 3 time Olympian (1960, 1964, 1968)
  • Olympic Games 7th place finish 500 Meters (1960)
  • Established 220 meter national record (1961)
  • National Indoor Champion (1961)
  • Olympic Gold Medal 500 Meters (1964; Olympic record, 40.1 seconds)
  • Michigan Amateur Athlete of the Year (1964)
  • United States Olympic Team Standard Bearer (1968)
  • Olympic Silver Medal 500 Meters (1968)

Dr. Steve Mulholland

  • 1979-1983 Hockey
  • The only player to lead his Division I Lakers in goals and points four straight years
  • 206 career points (95 goals, 111 assists)
  • CCHA Rookie of the Year, All-CCHA second team (1979-1980)
  • CCHA honorable mention (1980-1981)
  • CCHA All Academic (1980-1981; 1981-1982, 1982-1983)
  • All American Academic (1982-1983)
  • Terry McDermott Award (1979-1980)

Dr. Rose Pushies

  • 1978 -1982 Softball
  • All-GLIAC 1st Team Catcher (1980, 1981, 1982)
  • SMAIAW First-team (1980, 1981)
  • Laker Softball MVP (1979, 1980, 1981, 1982)
  • Outstanding LSSU Female Athlete (1980)
  • All State College Softball Team (1981)
  • Team Captain (1980-82)

1997

Debra McPherson

  • 1976-1993 Coach
  • LSSU’s career wins leader in volleyball with 282
  • 1978 GLIAC champions
  • Won SMAIAW championships (1978, 1980); Midwest AIAW crown (1978)
  • 1978 GLIAC Coach of the Year
  • 1978 team posted the school’s best winning percentage in any sport (30-4, 88.2%)
  • 1981 squad posted school record for wins in a single season in any sport (42-8)

Jim Booth

  • 1966-1970 Hockey
  • NAIA All-American (1968, 1969, 1970)
  • 161 career points (58 goals, 103 assists)
  • Twice led team in scoring (1967, 1970)
  • First Laker to be inducted into the U.S. College Hockey Hall of Fame (1976)

James Kjolhede

  • 1973-77 Basketball
  • Second team NAIA All American (1976)
  • 1793 career points
  • Top 10 in all career and season categories, except 3-point field goals
  • All-conference and All-district (1976, 1977)
  • Set school high jump record (1975)

Martha Wallace

  • 1978-1983 Basketball
  • The only Laker, man or woman, to grab 1,000 career rebounds
  • 1626 career points; 648 field goals; tied for second in field goal percentage (.512); and fourth in career free throws (350).
  • Holds single game record for field goals with 19 vs Hillsdale College in 1983
  • All-conference selection (1981, 1982, 1983)
  • One of two Lakers to lead team in scoring three consecutive seasons
  • Laker MVP (1981, 1982, 1983)

James Wiley

  • 1968-1972 Ice Hockey
  • The first triple crown in school history (56 points, 22 goals, 34 assists)
  • Member of the first NAIA championship team (1972)
  • 155 career points (70 goals, 85 assists)
  • Led Lakers in goals and points in 1971 and 1972
  • 1972 Laker MVP

1996

Rick Comley

  • 1967-1971 Ice Hockey
  • NAIA All American (1968)
  • 1970-71 International Collegiate Hockey Association All Star
  • 151 career points (44 goals, 107 assists)
  • Led Lakers in assists three times
  • Clifford Everett Outstanding Athlete Award recipient (1971)

Gunile Myers-DeVault

  • 1974-83 Coach
  • Pioneered the women’s athletics program at LSSU
  • LSSU first women’s basketball coach (87-112)
  • First Women’s Athletic Coordinator
  • Laker tennis coach (1974-1983)

Gary Fors

  • 1972-76 Basketball
  • NAIA All-American (1973-74; 1974-75; 1975-76)
  • NAIA All-District 23 (1973-74; 1974-75; 1975-76)
  • GLIAC All-League (1972-73; 1973-74; 1974-75; 1975-76)
  • Led team in scoring four straight seasons (23.1 career average)
  • Terry McDermott Award recipient (1973)
  • Clifford Everett Award recipient (1975, 1976)

Archie Orazietti

  • 1966-70 Ice Hockey
  • NAIA All-American (1969, 1970)
  • Defenseman who talied 109 points (24 goals, 85 assists)
  • Two-time MVP (1969, 1970)
  • Team captain for three years (1967-70)

Ron Mason

  • 1966 to 1973 Ice Hockey
  • Laker’s first hockey coach, compiling a 129-47-8 (.723) record
  • Led the Lakers to the 1972 NAIA National Championship and three NAIA runner-up trophies (1968, 1969, 1970)
  • Coached 19 NAIA All-Americans

Shaun Lake Antler

  • Volleyball 1977-1981
  • Earned eight varsity letters including four in volleyball, two in softball and two as a basketball cheerleader · Four-time volleyball team captain, her teams posted a career record of 98-33, two SMAIAW titles (79, 81) and GLIAC championship (79)
  • Two-time All-State College Volleyball as a setter (78, 79)
  • Two-time Midwest AIAW Tournament Team (79, 81)
  • Three-time recipient of the Ronald `Bud’ Cooper Coaches Award
  • Terry McDermott Award recipient
  • Outstanding female athlete (77-78)

Jamie Fleming Berge

  • 1975-1979
  • Led team in scoring four consecutive years (76-80), one of only two in Laker sports history to accomplish that feat
  • Career 15.2 scoring average
  • Four-time team MVP
  • First team GLIAC and SMAIAW (78-79)
  • Terry McDermott Award recipient (1975)
  • Outstanding female athlete (1978-79)

Randy McArthur

  • Hockey 1966-1970
  • NAIA All American (1969)
  • ICHA All Star (1968, 1969, 1970)
  • Led the Lakers in goals scored three consecutive years (1967-70) and points twice (1968, 1969)
  • 208 career points (113 goals, 95 assists)
  • Scored six goals in a game (Ohio State, 1968), 13 game winning goals, 5 season and 13 career hat tricks

Brad Shouldice

  • Track, Basketball 1966-1970
  • Three-sport athlete who earned 10 varsity letters including two in cross country, and four each in track and basketball.
  • Two-time NAIA District 23 All-Star (1969, 1970)
  • Twice led team in scoring (22.3ppg, 1969, 1970)
  • Captain or co-captain in all three sports in one year
  • Michigan Collegiate Conference All-Conference basketball (1970)
  • Established several Lake State track records ; MVP of the track squad in each of his four years.
  • Cliff Everett Award recipient (1969, 1970)

Helen Vukovich

  • Volleyball 1976-1977, 1980-1982
  • GLIAC All-conference (1980, 1981)
  • LSSC’s Outstanding female athlete (1977, 1981, 1982)
  • Terry McDermott Award recipient (1976)

Archie Orazietti

  • Hockey 1966-1970
  • NAIA All-American (1969, 1970)
  • Defenseman who scored 24 goals, 85 assists (109 points)
  • Two-time team MVP (1969, 1970)
  • Terry McDermott Award recipient (1967)
  • Cliff Everett Award recipient (1968, 1970)

Frank Hamilla

  • Basketball 1955-1957
  • Two-time leading scorer for the Soo Hornets with a 21.2 points per game average
  • He and his teammates posted a 36-5 record
  • Clifford Everett Award recipient (1956-1957)

1995

James Myers

  • 1946-1954, Coach, Athletic Director
  • `Father’ of Laker athletics
  • First Director of Physical Education; Athletic Director and Coach
  • Started intramural program and volunteered to implement intercollegiate sports
  • Coached football, basketball and track
  • Served the Sault Branch through 1965 including 12 years as Registrar

Tom Villemure

  • 1957-59, Basketball
  • Led Hornets in scoring in his two seasons (25.9 ppg)
  • Two season point total of 1217 (school record)
  • Clifford Everett Award recipient (1957-58)
  • Continued career at the University of Detroit, played in two National Invitational Tourneys

Donald Roe

  • 1950-52 ,Basketball, Track
  • Single season scoring average 28.7 ppg (1951-1952; school record)
  • Member of the 1952 league championship squad

Ron Sober

  • 1964-1968, Basketball
  • N.A.I.A. All American Honorable Mention (1967-1968)
  • Single game records of 54 points and 24 field goals (1965)
  • Team MVP and leading scorer (1965, 1966 and 1968)
  • Terry McDermott Award recipient (1965)
  • Clifford Everett Award recipient (1966)

Dan Ocharzak

  • 1958-1960, Basketball, track
  • Led team in scoring (17.5)
  • Clifford Everett Award recipient (1959, 1960)

Frank Fazi

  • 1951-1953, Basketball
  • MVP (1952, 1953)
  • He led the team in scoring (20.1; 1952-1953)
  • Clifford Everett Award recipient (1953)

Robert J. Foley

  • 1946-1947, Basketball
  • Member of the original Hornets basketball team
  • Led team in scoring both seasons
  • Team captain (1946, 1947)

C. Dean Rye

  • 1954-1956 Basketball, Track
  • Lettered in basketball and track (1954-1956)
  • Led team in scoring in 1955 (19.5 ppg)
  • Captain of the basketball team (1955-1956)
  • UPIAC All Star team (1955 and 1956)
  • Held school record times in the mile and two mile
  • Clifford Everett Award recipient (1956)

Ronald ‘Bud’ Cooper

  • 1947-49 athlete, 1954-86 coach, athletic director
  • Athlete
  • Captained the football and basketball teams
  • Led basketball team in scoring (15.7; 1948-1949)
  • Clifford Everett Award recipient (1949)

Coach

  • Basketball teams posted 100-21 record (1954-60; school record)
  • 1955-1956 basketball team posted marks for most points per game (101.6) and record (19-2) (school records)
  • Coached basketball, tennis, golf and bowling
  • Director of Athletics and Department Head for Physical Education (1957-1976)
  • Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Thomas Donahue Award for meritorious service recipient

Stan Ojala

  • 1961-1964, Basketball
  • Basketball team’s Most Valuable Player (1962, 1963, 1964)
  • Led Hornets in scoring three consecutive seasons (career 18.3 ppg)
  • Clifford Everett Award recipient (1963, 1964)

James Maki

  • 1964-1966, Basketball, Track
  • Clifford Everett Award recipient (1964 and 1965)
  • Co-captain of the 64-65 track squad
  • Posted school record time in the 880 and anchored the mile relay team that set the school mark

Duane Graham

  • 1948-50, Basketball
  • Outstanding forward for some of the best basketball teams in school history.