RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The sports of women's basketball and men's soccer will be the focal points of the 2014 Felician College Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony. The Hall of Fame, a joint venture among the office of Felician President Dr. Anne M. Prisco, the department of athletics, and the office of alumni affairs, will honor its second class of inductees on Friday, September 19, as part of the College's Homecoming Weekend.
Former basketball standout Audrey Lundy '02 of Cincinnati, Ohio, and 2000 NAIA soccer All-American Kwame Telemaque of Ottawa, Ontario, are set to become the first student-athletes inducted. Longtime men's soccer coach Anthony Sciorciolla of Roseland will also be honored, along with his record-setting 2000 team. Felician completed its 18th season of intercollegiate athletics in May.
"With our second class of inductees, we continue to establish a tradition of which our alumni and staff can be proud," said Prisco, entering her third year as Felician's President. "In 2014 we open our Hall to two worthy student-athletes, and a team and coach that set a standard of excellence."
Lundy is a native of Vineland and was a highly-decorated performer at Vineland High School. She joined Felician women's basketball in the program's third year of existence and quickly became one of the Golden Falcons' early stars. She was Felician's second female 1,000-point scorer, and her career total of 1,428 points is still second on the College's all-time list.
Lundy was named Honorable-Mention All-New England Collegiate Conference as a sophomore and First-Team All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) in her senior season of 2001-02. She is one of only two female Golden Falcons to average a "double-double" for a season. She holds the Felician record of 22 rebounds in a game, and her 607 career boards rank third in school annals.
Telemaque came to Rutherford from Pierrefonds, Quebec. He was a two-year starting defender for the Felician men's soccer team before leaving school to pursue a professional career. As a sophomore in 2000, he became the first Golden Falcon in any sport to be named an All-American above the honorable-mention level, earning Third-Team honors from the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics.
Scorciolla is the winningest coach in Felician men's soccer history. He took over the program in its second season, and posted a won-lost-tied record of 89-87-13 from 1997-2006. His Golden Falcon teams owned a winning percentage of .625 in CACC play, capturing conference and NAIA Region X championships in both 2000 and 2001.
Sciorciolla has more than 30 years of coaching experience at the high school, college and professional levels. He was the first men's head coach at Caldwell College, winning the CACC Coach-of-the-Year award in 1993, and has 120 total collegiate victories. He is the current head girls' coach at Verona High School. As a player, Scorciolla was a member of Glassboro State College's 1981 Division III national championship team. Prior to attending college, he was a corporal in the United States Marine Corps.
Led by Scorciolla and Telemaque, the 2000 men's soccer team joined that season's men's cross-country squad as Felician's first teams to win CACC championships, claim NAIA Regional titles, and advance to national competition. With a record of 15-7-1, the Golden Falcons set a program record for victories that still stands. High-scoring sophomore forwards Gary Hanly and John McGarry joined Telemaque on the All-CACC Team.
The Second Annual Felician College Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony will be held at The Fiesta in Wood-Ridge at 6:30 p.m. on September 19. Tickets are $70 each and can be purchased contacting Mark Mentone, sports information director, at MentoneM@felician.edu or 201-559-3257. Program book advertisements and other sponsorship opportunities are also available.
The Hall of Fame Banquet will kick off Felician's Homecoming Weekend. Several activities are scheduled on the Rutherford Campus on Saturday, September 20, to celebrate all alumni classes and current students. Included in the festivities will be a volleyball tri-match against Goldey-Beacom College and Bowie State University at Job Gymnasium beginning at noon.
Questions about Homecoming Weekend should be directed to Todd Littleton, Director of Public Relations and Alumni Affairs, LittletonT@felician.edu.