SJC Honors Inductees at Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony

PATCHOGUE, NY – SEPTEMBER 25, 2009 – St. Joseph’s College is pleased to announce the celebration of its Second Annual Golden Eagle Athletic Hall of Fame Award Ceremony and Reception on Friday, October 16, 2009 at 6 p.m. Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations and Department of Athletics, the Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at the John A. Danzi Athletic Center located on the College’s Long Island Campus in Patchogue, NY.

“We are very happy to honor, in our second class of inductees, two teams that helped set the standard for all who would follow,” said Don Lizak, athletic director at St. Joseph’s College. “We are inducting three outstanding individuals who helped St. Joseph's College quickly establish itself as a very competitive program in the New York metropolitan area during the 80s and 90s.”

The celebrated class of honorees include former baseball MVP, Bernard “Bernie” Hoyt ’95; former two-sport athlete and record holder David Edwards ’94; and legendary soccer and softball coach, and mentor, Gary Smith.

Tickets for the event cost $25 per person, which includes the program and a post-event cocktail hour. For reservations and information, call Matthew Colson, director of alumni relations, at 631.687.2653 or e-mail

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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