SJC Honors Inductees at 4th Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony

PATCHOGUE, NY – AUGUST 23, 2011 – The St. Joseph’s College Office of Alumni Relations and Department of Athletics are pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Golden Eagle Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception on Friday, September 23 at 7 p.m. The event will take place at the John A. Danzi Athletic Center located on the College’s Long Island Campus in Patchogue, NY.

“We are extremely happy to honor the fourth group of Hall of Fame inductees,” said Don Lizak, athletic director at SJC. "These inductees exemplify the strong tradition of athletic excellence and team success at St. Joseph's College over the past 25 years. We take great pride in recognizing their accomplishments as student-athletes, and their contributions to St. Joseph's College.”

Established in 2008 by the Office of Alumni Relations and Department of Athletics at SJC, the Golden Eagle Athletic Hall of Fame honors former athletes, coaches and friends of the College who have contributed significantly to the athletic program and continue to exemplify the principles of sportsmanship and integrity through their contributions and achievements in their respective communities and professions.

This year’s celebrated class of honorees include former baseball MVP, All-District First Team member and Exceptional Senior, Charlie Caputo ’90; former soccer MVP, four-time Hudson Valley All-Conference Team award recipient and All-Hudson Valley Conference player, Michael Symancyk ’01; former two-time basketball MVP and two-time Student Athlete Award winner James McCormack ’89; the first two-sport, four-year player in SJC history, Golden Eagle Award winner in both basketball and baseball and current fourth ranked athlete on SJC’s all-time basketball scoring list, Peter Manger ’92; and the 2006 Softball Team.

Tickets for the event cost $25 per person, which includes the program and a post-event cocktail reception. For reservations and information, please call Matthew Colson, director of alumni relations, at 631.687.2653 or email mcolson@sjcny.edu. R.S.V.P. by September 20.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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