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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown University was proud to formally induct 18 individuals and two teams to the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame on October 29 at the Omni Providence Hotel.
Meet the Class of 2022
Lawrence J. Haertel, Jr. ’08 – Men’s Golf
Larry Haertel ’08 is one of the top golfers in Brown athletic history, including becoming the first Bear to earn an Individual Ivy League Championship (2006).
Haertel earned his Ivy League title during his sophomore year, winning the event by five strokes while shooting a three-round score of 212. He also placed second in the Ivy League Tournament during his senior year with a three-round score of 221.
Ivy League recognition was familiar to Haertel who was named First Team All-Ivy as a sophomore (2006), junior (2007) and senior (2008), becoming the first Brown golfer to be honored three times in his career. Haertel was also named to the PING Division I All-New England team as a freshman and sophomore.
As a junior, Haertel earned the first invitation for a Brown golfer to the prestigious Northeastern Amateur Invitational. He also became the first Brown golfer to win the individual title at the New England Intercollegiate Championship (2007).
During his college career, Haertel earned wins at the 2005 Russell Palmer Cup and the Connecticut State’s Men’s Amateur 36-hole Invitational Stroke Play Championship.
The Greenwich, Conn. native is the sixth Brown golfer to be inducted into the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame.
After receiving his MBA from UCLA, Larry co-founded Jiant, a nationally distributed alcohol brand, along with former Brown teammate Aaron Telch ’07. Larry lives in Los Angeles with his wife Lexi ’10 and daughter Annabelle (hopeful Brown class of ’42). Larry remained active in competitive amateur golf and is confident that his best golf is still ahead of him.
Damon H. Huffman ’08 – Men’s Basketball
Damon Huffman ’08, the 2005 Ivy Rookie of the Year and a 2008 First Team All-Ivy member, graduated with 1,306 career points. It was the eighth-highest mark in program history. Currently, it stands at No. 13 all-time.
During his senior season, Huffman was instrumental in leading Brown to 19 victories, a school record, including an 11-3 mark in the Ivy League, the second-best in school history.
In 2005, Huffman earned both the Jim Turner ’86 Award, presented to the member of the team who was most improved, and the Dave Zucconi ’55 Award presented to the most selfless team member.
In 2006, he was named the Stan Ward Award winner, presented to the player who contributes most to the team. In 2007, Huffman earned the Rusty Tyler Coaches Award, presented to the team member who has given the most of himself for the good of the team. And in 2008, he won the Woody Grimshaw Memorial Award, presented to the member of the team showing the most positive attitude and best spirit.
Huffman and his backcourt mate Mark McAndrew ’08 are entering the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame together. Current coach Mike Martin ’04 sums up the dynamic duo as follows: “they led by example TOGETHER, they outworked everyone TOGETHER, they helped Brown become one of the toughest teams in the Ivy League TOGETHER, and they won big TOGETHER.”
Coach Martin adds “playing against that Brown team was an unpleasant task for anyone. They were as physically strong and mentally disciplined a team as there was in the Ivy. They cut with force and defended with vigor. This mentality was carried out under the leadership of Damon and Mark.”
Mark J. McAndrew ’08 – Men’s Basketball
Mark McAndrew ’08, a two-time First Team All-Ivy and Academic All-Ivy selection and a 2008 Academic All-American, graduated with 1,100 career points. He ranked 17th in program history in points scored upon graduating. Currently, his totals stand at number 25 all-time.
During his senior season, McAndrew was instrumental in leading Brown to 19 victories, a school record, including an 11-3 mark in the Ivy League, the second-best in school history.
In 2006, he won the Stan Ward Award, presented to the player who contributes most to the team. In his junior campaign (2006-07), McAndrew won three awards; the Rusty Tyler Coaches Award, the Bernard V. Buonanno, Jr. ’60 Award, and the J. Richmond Fales Trophy. In order, they are presented to the team member who has given the most of himself for the good of the team, exemplified the true meaning of the scholar-athlete, and contributed the most to the sport at Brown. As a senior in 2008, McAndrew again won the Bernard V. Buonanno, Jr. ’60 Award and the J. Richmond Fales Trophy.
McAndrew and his backcourt mate Damon Huffman ’08 are entering the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame together. Current coach Mike Martin ’04 sums up the dynamic duo as follows: “they led by example TOGETHER, they outworked everyone TOGETHER, they helped Brown become one of the toughest teams in the Ivy League TOGETHER, and they won big TOGETHER.”
Coach Martin adds “playing against that Brown team was an unpleasant task for anyone. They were as physically strong and mentally disciplined a team as there was in the Ivy. They cut with force and defended with vigor. This mentality was carried out under the leadership of Damon and Mark.”
Zackary R. DeOssie ’07 – Football
Zak DeOssie enters the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame as one of the most decorated football players in Brown program history. DeOssie played in 36 games with 29 starts at Brown and recorded 315 tackles (187 solo) with 10.5 sacks, 36.5 tackles-for-loss, five quarterback pressures, five forced fumbles, 11 deflected passes, four interceptions, and one blocked kick.
He was a two-time I-AA All-American and a two-time finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award, given annually to the nation’s top FCS defensive player. As a senior in 2006, DeOssie was named a First Team All-American by The NFL Draft Report and a Third Team All-American by the Associated Press. In 2006, DeOssie earned First Team All-Ivy honors for the third straight season and started all 10 games at strongside inside linebacker. He led the team with a career-high 110 tackles (68 solo).
DeOssie’s impactful defensive play was a major factor in Brown’s 2005 Ivy League Championship season.
“Zak was the best, pure athlete that I ever recruited to Brown,” said Phil Estes, former Brown Football Head Coach. “Not many people know that he was also a quarterback in high school but most colleges were recruiting him as a defensive player only. We told him we’d give him a shot at quarterback but we knew that he would be a great defensive player for us. How did we know? I think he may have thrown double-digit interceptions as a quarterback but he was always the first one down the field to make the tackle! In all seriousness, he truly was one of the most skillful, pure athletic football players that I have ever been around. He had it all: intelligence, strength, speed, and endurance. I really feel like he could have played linebacker in the NFL but, because of his tremendous skill as a long-snapper and how much that is valued in that league, he made a great career out of that.”
Following his Brown career, DeOssie was selected in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. From there, DeOssie enjoyed an 13-year NFL career, all with the Giants, as the team’s long-snapper.
During his career, DeOssie lifted the Lombardi Trophy twice, in 2007 and 2011, and spent the last six years as a special teams captain.
DeOssie and his father, Steve, are the lone father-son duo to win a Super Bowl with the same organization.
Matthew A. Kutler ’05 – Baseball
The 2005 Ivy League Player of the Year, Matt Kutler graduated as one of the best players in the history of Brown and Ivy League baseball. Kutler arrived on College Hill in the Fall of 2000 and quickly made his mark on the program, earning Honorable Mention All-Ivy honors as a freshman in 2001. Kutler followed with First Team All-Ivy honors as a sophomore (2002) and junior (2003). After missing the 2004 campaign, Kutler returned for his senior in 2005 and earned Third Team All-America and First Team All-Ivy honors.
Kutler is one of a handful of League players to earn First Team All-Ivy honors three times. In addition, Kutler graduated as the conference’s all-time leader in hits (260), RBI (164), and total bases (402).
In the Brown record book, Kutler ended his career as the program leader in games played (184), hits (260), doubles (56), triples (16), extra-base hits (90), RBI (164), and total bases (402). His .369 career batting average placed him second in Bruno history and his 57 runs scored were fifth-most.
Kutler received the 2005 Brown University Fritz Pollard Male Athlete of the Year Award, given to the top male student-athlete of the athletic year. He was drafted by the then-Florida Marlins in the 24th round of the 2005 MLB Collegiate Draft. Kutler spent two years in professional baseball in the New York-Penn League, the Gulf Coast League, and the South Atlantic League.
After playing two seasons of professional baseball for the Florida Marlins, Matt returned to his hometown of Omaha, Neb. where he lives with his wife Cally and two boys, Vincent and Tyler. He is the Senior Director of commercial real estate lending at First National Bank of Omaha and enjoys coaching his sons in baseball and hockey along with playing beer-league hockey.
Adil Shamasdin ’05 – Men’s Tennis
Adil Shamasdin ’05 helped the Brown men’s tennis program capture its first-ever Ivy League Championship in 2002 and is one of the best tennis players in program history. Shamasdin, along with Phil Charm, stands as the only Bears to earn All-American honors in doubles. The pair did so in Shamasdin’s senior season in 2005.
In the Ivy League, Shamasdin was a First Team All-Ivy singles selection and a Second Team All-Ivy doubles selection in 2005. As a junior in 2004, he was named Second Team All-Ivy in singles. As a sophomore in 2003, Schamasdin and Nick Goldberg picked up First Team All-Ivy accolades in doubles.
In the Brown career record book, Shamasdin ranks first in program history in combined wins (216), second in doubles wins (115), and third in singles wins (101). In the Brown single-season record book, Shamasdin 27 wins in 2002 rank eighth and his 25 wins in 2004 and 2005 rank 15th. In single-season doubles wins, Shamasdin’s 33 wins in 2004 rank third, his 29 wins in 2005 rank 10th, and his 27 wins in 2002 rank 14th.
Since graduating from Brown, Adil has competed on the ATP world tour for the past 12 years, traveling across the world including competing at all the major grand slams.
His tennis career highlights in doubles include 24 challenger titles, three ATP tour titles, a quarter finalist at Wimbledon and a win over world number one Novak Djokovic at the 2016 Rogers Cup. In 2017, Adil reached a career high ranking of 41 in the world.
After recently completing his competitive career, Adil continues to be involved in tennis and is transferring his knowledge to players as a coach. Most recently, he has been named Davis Cup coach for team Canada and will be accompanying them in the final 8 this month in Malaga.
Corre Myer Larkin ’02 – Volleyball
Corre Myer Larkin ’02 had an immediate and lasting impact on the Brown Volleyball program. Myer helped Brown to two Ivy League titles and still sits at the top of the Bears’ record book in multiple categories. Myer Larkin began her career by winning Ivy League Rookie of the Year and Second Team All-Ivy honors. In addition, she helped Brown earn a school record 23 wins, an Ivy League title, and an NCAA Tournament berth.
As a sophomore, Myer Larkin collected Second Team All-Ivy honors again after finishing the season with 1,286 assists, the second-most in Brown history.
Myer Larkin capped her career by being named Ivy League Player of the Year as a senior. She led the Ivy League in assists per set with 13.33 and helped Brown to a share of the Ivy League title.
She graduated as Brown’s all-time assist leader with 4.026, despite missing the majority of her junior year due to injury. Myer Larkin’s career total still stands second in Brown’s program history. Her average of 11.67 assists per set for her career was first in Brown history when she graduated and is now the second-best mark in the program.
Myer Larkin holds three of the top-five single-season assist performances and posted 75 assists in a match, tied for the second-most in program history.
Corre spent her 20’s in London and then returned to Southern California. Corre owns a defense contracting business and lives in Newport Beach, Calif. with her husband Matt and kids Coco and Bear.
Myer Larkin becomes the fourth volleyball player to enter the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame.
Bronson C. Lingamfelter ’02 – Wrestling
Bronson Lingamfelter ’02 stands as one of the most decorated wrestlers in Brown University history, compiling a 106-37 career record while qualifying for the NCAA Championship in all four seasons in Seal Brown and Cardinal Red.
Lingamfelter made an immediate impact on the program as a freshman in 1998-99, earning Ivy League Rookie of the Year and EIWA Freshman of the Year honors along with Second Team All-Ivy accolades. With a 22-11 record in his first season, Lingamfelter qualified for the NCAA Championship and won two matches, one by pin. He finished second in the heavyweight at the 1999 EIWA Championships. He was the recipient of the 1999 Brown First-Year Male Athlete Award and the 1999 Artemis Joukowsky Award.
Lingamfelter compiled a 23-10 record as a sophomore and finished fourth at the 2000 EIWA Championships to again earn Second Team All-Ivy honors. Once again, he qualified for the NCAA Championship, this time winning one match.
As a junior in 2000-01, Lingamfelter improved his record to 30-9 and grabbed a runner-up finish at the 2001 EIWA Championships to earn First Team All-Ivy honors and Team MVP accolades. Lingamfelter qualified for the NCAA Championship, winning a match for the third consecutive season. Lingamfelter excelled in the classroom as a junior and earned Academic All-Ivy and Academic All-America honors.
Lingamfelter posted a 31-7 record as a senior and once again finished second at the EIWA Championships to earn First Team All-Ivy and Team MVP accolades. Lingamfelter won a match at the NCAA Championships for the fourth straight season, finishing his career with five NCAA victories. Off the mat, Lingamfelter was named an Academic All-American for the second time.
Following his Brown career, Lingamfelter received his MBA from Columbia and works in consulting. He moved to New York City and lives with his wife Trish and boys Wells and Ames. Since attending Columbia Business School, Bronson has been investing in and operating early-stage media and tech companies. At Columbia Business school, Bronson played rugby and completed four triathlons.
Susana Garcia Woods ’01 – Field Hockey
A two-time First Team All-Ivy selection, Susana Garcia Woods graduated with one of the most decorated resumes in Brown Field Hockey history. Garcia ended her career on College Hill in 2001 with 13 career assists, good for fourth-most in program history. Her 10 assists stood ranked second and sixth, respectively, in assists (10) and points (26) in a single season.
As a junior in 1999, Garcia was a First Team All-Ivy and Second Team NFHCA All-Northeast Region selection. The Bears posted a 13-4 overall record and 6-1 Ivy League record to capture the program’s third Ivy League Championship. Garcia earned First Team All-Ivy and First Team NFHCA All-Northeast Region honors as a senior in 2000. She was also selected to compete in the 2000 North-South Senior All-Star game.
Susana was recognized as the Team MVP in 1998 and 2000 and earned the 1998 and 1999 Outstanding Defensive Player Award, now the Laura Kavazanjian ’06 Award.
Garcia excelled not only on the field but in the classroom, being named to NFHCA National Academic Team twice (1999, 2000) and was a two-time Academic All-Ivy selection (1999, 2000).
Susana and her husband Brian have two children, Mary Jane and Benjamin. They reside in New Hope, Pa. She is currently the Vice President of Financial Shared Services & Treasury at Berlitz, headquartered in Princeton, N.J.
Trishna G. Patel ’98 – Women’s Tennis
The 1997 Ivy League Player of the Year, Trishna Patel ’98 led the Bears to their second-ever Ivy League Championship as a senior, capping a stellar career and becoming the fifth women’s tennis player inducted into the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame.
Patel stands as a five-time All-Ivy selection and was a First Team All-Ivy selection in singles and doubles in 1997. Patel was also a First Team All-Ivy doubles selection in 1995 and a Second Team All-Ivy doubles selection in 1996. In singles, Patel was a Second Team All-Ivy selection in 2005. She racked up 36 wins in 1997 to set a program record, one that still stands today. Her 25 doubles win in 1997 stand as the second-most in program history.
Trishna collected 54 career singles wins and 64 doubles victories. The totals stand at number 12 in the Brown record book (118).
Patel and the 1997 Bears won the Ivy League Championship with a perfect 7-0 record. Her impact on the women’s tennis program was evident as the Bears went from winless prior to Patel’s arrival, to a 2-5 Ivy mark (1995), a 4-3 League record (1996), and a perfect 7-0 mark (1997), capped by a 19-3 overall record.
After a 15-year finance career in NYC, Trishna “rediscovered” tennis, this time in a teaching capacity. Currently residing in Ormond Beach, Fla. she has two sons, Ronan and Shai. She is the head pro at Trails Racquet Club, High School Coach for Seabreeze High, and the Founder of Trailblazers Tennis junior program.
Liz Turner Suscha ’98 – Women’s Basketball
Liz Turner Suscha ’98 is one of the most decorated women’s basketball players in Brown history. Suscha was a two-time captain and was twice named First Team All-Ivy.
In her career, Suscha finished with 1,358 points, 111 three-point field goals, and 288 assists. As a senior in 1998, she became the first player in Ivy League history (men’s and women’s) to amass 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 250 assists, 150 steals, and 100 three-point field goals in a career. Suscha was ranked in the top ten in 14 different statistical categories in the Brown record book.
Liz became just the fifth player in Brown history to earn back-to-back First Team selections, the second being unanimous. Suscha also earned First Team Academic All-American District I honors and was twice named Academic All-Ivy. Turner was named the Team MVP as a senior, was a two-time winner of the Team Leadership Award, and was a two-time Ivy League Player of the Year.
The economics major was a two-time winner of the Bessie H. Rudd Award, given to the female varsity athlete who has done the most to promote women in sports during the year, based on enthusiasm, spirit, and leadership.
In 1997, Elizabeth Zopfi Chace ’59 and Malcolm G. Chace III endowed the women’s basketball coaching position as the Elizabeth F. Turner ’98 Coaching Chair For Women’s Basketball. This endowed coaching position was the second of its kind in the country.
“Liz Turner embodies all that is good about Brown and athletics in general,” stated Elizabeth Chace at the ceremony announcing the creation of the endowed position. She added; “she is a role model for girls and women everywhere and epitomizes the Brown student-athlete.”
After graduating from Brown, Liz continued her love of sports by giving an athletic-related career, earning an MBA from Indiana University in 2003. She has worked in college athletics serving the NCAA for the last 15 years in the championships department.
James A. Stalfort ’94 – Men’s Lacrosse
A 1994 graduate, James ‘Jay’ A. Stalfort set the standard for all future goalies for Brown Men’s Lacrosse. Stalfort guided the Bears to their first-ever Final Four berth as a senior and earned Second Team All-American honors and First Team All-Ivy honors.
The 1994 Brown Bears squad, coached by Peter Lasagna ’82, finished with a perfect 6-0 Ivy record to secure the program’s fifth League Championship and fourth perfect season. The team opened the season with a win over Boston College before dropping four straight games. From that point forward, Brown ripped off 12 straight wins, with Stalfort allowing fewer than 10 goals in 11 of the 12 wins. The co-captain provided steady leadership over the course of the season.
As a junior in 1993, Stalfort earned the starting job and picked up USILA Honorable Mention All-America accolades in addition to Honorable Mention All-Ivy honors. Stalfort graduated with a .661 career save percentage to place him third in the Brown record book, a position he still holds. Jay was presented with the Cliff Stevenson Award in 1993 and 1994, given to the Most Valuable Player on the team.
Stalfort was a member of the 1991 Bears team which was inducted into the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame in 2018. In 1992, Jay backstopped the United States U-19 team to a gold medal.
Jay coached at Brown for three years after graduating and then for a decade at Ohio State. He currently lives in his hometown of Charlottesville, Va. as an insurance agent with his wife Teller, son Noah and daughter Kate.
Jane G. Corcoran ’91 – Women’s Soccer
Jane Corcoran was a prolific athlete and an impact player in every sport. She was a team player and a wonderful teammate. Jane was a rare Brown student-athlete, participating in three sports in each of her four years – women’s soccer, women’s ice hockey and softball. She appeared in 318 games in a Brown uniform, a school record.
In women’s soccer, she played on four of Brown Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Phil Pincince’s Ivy League championship teams. Jane was pivotal in achieving an overall record of 40-19-3, was twice named an All-Ivy player, and was named the 1990 Women’s Soccer Dobson-Kay Coaches Award winner.
In women’s ice hockey, Corcoran amassed 41 goals, 51 assists, and 92 points across 75 career games. She was a four-time All-Ivy selection and led the team to 33 victories. Corcoran won the 1991 Panda Cup, presented annually to the team member who demonstrated outstanding spirit, sportsmanship, and dedication.
In softball, Corcoran led the team to a 105-67-1 record. She was a member of the 1990 Ivy League championship team, the 1991 team captain and 1991 Bessie H. Rudd Award winner. She won the Golden Glove Award in 1990.
Jane was an iron woman, earning 178 victories representing the Bears.
Jane was all-state in four sports at Rogers High (soccer, basketball, softball and tennis), and has been elected to three Halls of Fame from her high school days – Rhode Island Interscholastic League Hall of Fame (2015), Rogers High School Athletic Hall of Fame (2009) and City of Newport Sports Hall of Fame (2003).
After graduating, Jane lived in the Boston area and worked for Nantucket Nectars. A few years later, the Newport, R.I. native and her husband Tony moved to England. Twenty years ago, Jane and her family returned to Rhode Island. She and her husband ran the Boston Marathon six times.
Murray S. Danforth III ’77 – Men’s Rugby
In 1974, 1975 and 1976, the Brown men’s rugby program reached new heights, winning the Ivy League tournament three consecutive times. One of the prime reasons for this period of dominance was the emergence of Murray Danforth ’77, as a star fullback and fly halfback for the Bruins. In the spring of 1976, he scored 28 of the team’s 67 points in the three-match Ivy Tournament. He had been away from campus in the fall of 1975, when the team garnered a 5-2-1 record. In the spring season, the Brown ruggers went 14-1 for a stellar combined year record of 19-3-1, one of Brown’s most successful years. After the Ivy Tournament, Murray’s scoring spree was recognized by Sports Illustrated Magazine, which featured him in the Faces in The Crowd section. Murray was once described as “having a foot of pure gold who can execute drop kicks from 40 meters.”
In the fall of 1976, Murray was a tri-captain when Brown competed in a national tournament at LSU in New Orleans. Thanks to Murray’s play, the Bruins extended the eventual champions LSU to the limit, losing 22-12. In the same season, Danforth was chosen to represent New England on a team which played the British Barbarians, a world famous side. An excellent student, Murray finished his graduation requirements early and did not compete in the spring of 1977. He did however continue his playing career in Boston, playing in the men’s club level for many years.
Murray has remained ever true to Brown men’s rugby and helped spearhead the creation of the Marvel Field rugby pitch, which was dedicated in honor of founding Father David Zocconi ’55.
Danforth was a key member of a Harvard Business School 7-A-Side Championship and was named to the 1976 New England All-Star team.
Murray remains involved with the team as an advisor. He is semi-retired after a career on Wall Street in NYC.
According to men’s rugby director Jay Fluck ’65, Murray Danforth was “that rare athlete who combined speed, foot and handling skills and great tactical sense.”
Murray and his wife Judith and their two daughters live in Providence.
Jacqueline Court – Special
Jackie Court was a true pioneer. The first female of color to coach at Brown took over the club gymnastics program in 1969 and spent 32 years at the helm before retiring after the 2000-01 season. During her tenure, gymnastics became a varsity program in 1974.
Court guided the gymnastics program during the Cohen v. Brown University Title IX case following Brown’s 1991 decision to cut the program. This class-action lawsuit reached the Supreme Court. After more than five years of appeals, the Supreme Court’s ruling mandated increased equality between men’s and women’s sports in college athletics nationwide. During this period, Court continued to coach while being a pivotal witness in the legal proceedings.
Brown Gymnastics saw steady, upwards success throughout Jackie Court’s tenure, as she earned ECAC Coach of the Year honors twice (1997, 1999). In 1999, she was named the NCAA Northeast Region Coach of the Year after leading the Bears to a conference title, a tournament Brown hosted.
Jackie Court inspired her gymnasts to attain insurmountable goals through her calm, positive presence. Former coach Sara Carver-Milne described Jackie in the following manner; “what stood out about Jackie was her ability to testify at a Supreme Court case, then leave to coach the team as if it were a normal day. She stayed calm and collected throughout and did whatever she could to ensure her team continued to compete and have an opportunity at Brown. She taught them grit, determination, class and poise.”
In addition to her role at Brown, Court served as the State Chairperson of USA Gymnastics and as the District Chairperson for the National High School Federation for nearly 20 years. She also served on advisory boards for the Women’s Sports Foundation and New England Women’s Fund. In 1994, she earned a Special Service Award from the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches, and in 1996 she gained induction into the Northeast Women’s Hall of Fame.
Brittany Harris, who became the fourth NCAA African-American gymnastics coach in 2022 for Brown, said “having the opportunity to build on the foundation Jackie Court built is the greatest honor.”
Jackie Court passed away in 2020, but learned about her election into the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame prior to her passing. She was 81. Court is survived by her sons Kenneth and John.
Philias E. Pincince, Jr. – Special
Phil Pincince, who was the longest-standing coach in college women’s soccer before his retirement, was the head coach of Brown women’s soccer for 39 years (1977-2015). Year after year, the winning tradition continued on Stevenson Field under his careful direction.
Pincince compiled a 324-253-55 overall record in his 39-year career while leading the Bears to 12 Ivy titles (including nine in a row from 1982-90) and six NCAA appearances. Widely respected for his coaching and recruiting skills, Pincince had 24 winning seasons and directed Brown to five perfect Ivy campaigns. During an eight-year span from 1983-90, Brown were nearly unbeatable in Ivy play, losing only once in 47 contests, including a 27-game unbeaten streak.
When he arrived on College Hill as a part-time coach in 1977, the youthful Pincince inherited a fledgling team with a seven-game schedule. During his first season, he expanded the schedule to 14 games and brought in a talented class of 10 rookies, including his first All-American player. The team won 13 games!
From that point forward, he developed Brown women’s soccer into a nationally respected program and created a virtual Ivy League dynasty. At the national level, the Bears placed in the top-20 national rankings throughout the 1980s while producing eight All-American soccer players. In the Ivy League, Brown posted an impressive 129-101-26 record under Pincince, swept every title in the 1980s except for 1981, and won three titles in the 1990s.
During the 1984 campaign, his most celebrated season, Pincince led the Bears to a 13-1-1 overall record and a No. 2 final national ranking. The 1984 team, which held the No. 1 spot for two weeks during the season, surrendered only three goals in 15 games that fall as Pincince was named the National Coach of the Year by both the ISAA and Soccer America. The 1984 women’s soccer team was inducted into the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame.
Pincince also served as the head coach of Brown softball for 14 years (1979-1992). He amassed a 269-181-1 overall record and claimed three Ivy titles.
On October 31, 2015, his name was added to the lacrosse and soccer field, renamed the Stevenson-Pincince Field.
Pincince totaled 594 wins, a Brown Athletics coaching record.
After his Brown retirement, Phil continued his passion for coaching as the head coach for the girls soccer team at Mount Saint Charles Academy in Woonsocket. He is currently the head women’s soccer coach at Rhode Island College.
Pincince resides in Cumberland with his wife Janet. They have two children, Brian and Stephanie, a 2006 Brown graduate.
Augustus A. White III ’57 – Joukowsky Humanitarian Award
Joukowsky Humanitarian Award – Honoring the lives of Artemis A. W. Joukowsky ’55 and Martha Sharp Joukowsky ’58 Brown ambassadors of good will, this award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions toward the betterment of society , reflecting the highest ideals of sport.
Growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, Augustus “Gus” White III learned early on about the challenges faced by African-Americans in the Jim Crow era. White’s entire life has been one of “overcoming.” As one of the few black students at Brown in the mid-1950s, Gus White excelled in athletics, the classroom, and leadership positions on campus.
White began as a Cub wrestler on College Hill before gravitating to the gridiron. With a knack for historical moments, White scored a touchdown in the first-ever Ivy League game in 1956, a 20-0 Brown win over Columbia. He also scored the winning touchdown in the Cornell game, Brown’s first-ever win over the Big Red.
Gus earned the Class of 1910 Trophy for outstanding academic achievement, and was invited to a tryout with the NFL’s Chicago Cardinals. He declined in order to pursue a medical career.
White’s record of surmounting racial barriers is inspirational. He was the first African-American medical student at Stanford, where he was president of the student body. At Yale Medical School, he was the first black surgical resident. In Vietnam, where he was an officer, White was awarded a Bronze Star. He worked as a trauma surgeon in Vietnam, but it was his volunteer work with leprosy patients which was the most meaningful experience for young Dr. White.
White’s subsequent career as a world-renown practitioner and educator (Distinguished Professor of Medical Education and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Harvard Medical School) provided a platform for Gus to become a national leader in promoting ethnic and gender diversity in the medical field. In his quiet but powerful way, he has pushed back existing color lines in all areas of medicine, causing colleague Doug Jackson, MD to call Gus “the Jackie Robinson of orthopedics.” Always a team player, dating back to his Brown days, his compassion in caring for others is one of his hallmarks. His seminal publication, Seeing Patients: Unconscious Bias in Healthcare helped to pull back the curtain of cultural bias in medical practice.
More recently, Gus teamed with Jon Land ’79 on a motivational book focusing on overcoming adversity (Overcoming: Lessons in Triumphing Over Adversity and the Power of Our Common Humanity). White credits his many life experiences for providing him with material for this book. White notes that it “evolved from my ongoing life experiences. I’m impressed by our common humanity., and I’ve had that re-emphasized throughout my life.”
It is axiomatic that Gus White is the ideal recipient of the inaugural Joukowsky Humanitarian Award. His life of service to humanity is long, deep, and exemplary. Little did Gus or anyone else realize that back in the seventh grade, a kitchen table conversation with his mom about going to school in New England would help shape his life, and in the process, help change the world. Simply put, Gus White is a gentle humanitarian. Gus poses a rhetorical question, “Why do we want to correct this unconscionable reality suffered by some of our fellow humans?” His response is; “because we are a nation and a people of high humanitarian ideals.”
Gus and his wife Anita live in Weston, Mass. and have three daughters – Alissa, Atina and Annica.
Marcia J. Hooper ’77 – Paul L. Maddock ’33 Award
Paul L. Maddock ’33 Award – Special honor given to an individual who has gone to the extreme in support of Brown athletics.
Marcia Hooper ’77 has been at the very center of Brown Women’s Crew since she was introduced to rowing through a serendipitous experience. As she tells it, “I was spotted on campus by an enthusiastic athlete who said I would be perfect for ‘crew;’ could I come to the boathouse on Saturday morning for a meeting. As a lifelong sailor, I went down and was surprised to see rowing shells, not the sailboats I expected.
Having realized my error, I tried to find a graceful way to exit, when Pete Amram, the women’s coach, approached me asking “Do you know how to steer a Whaler?” I said I did, so we climbed into the Whaler. Peter coached the single eight with his two-foot megaphone and I steered. We took the boat up the Seekonk and he had the crew stop.
Peter, now confident that I could steer a boat, instructed the coxswain that he was going to make a switch and said to me, ‘Get in the boat.’ Once in the coxswain’s seat, I was hooked.” The rest, as they say, is history.
Marcia was a coxswain for the rest of her Brown career. As Junior Varsity Coxswain, she participated in Brown’s first entry in the Eastern Sprints in 1975. In her junior and senior seasons, she steered the Varsity Eight as the team gained headway in the ranks of Eastern women’s rowing.
Since graduation, Marcia has been a dynamic leader in support of Brown Women’s Crew. She was the co-founder of the Friends of Brown Women’s Crew in 2004, the 30th anniversary of the program. She has been a leader role ever since, raising funds and creating events such as the Alumnae Row. Every celebration of Brown Crew has found Marcia at the center. In 1999 for the 25th year of Women’s Crew, and in 2009 for the combined Men’s and Women’s Celebration of 150 Years of Rowing at Brown, Marcia was again a major leader. As a founding Mother, Marcia has the distinction of having a shell named in her honor. Coaches John and Phoebe Murphy call Marcia their “most loyal and committed alumna… as dependable as the rise of the tide.”
At Brown, she has been a member of the President’s Athletic Advisory Council and currently Co-Chairs the Sports Foundation Board of Directors. She was a major contributor to the 2010 book, Ever True: The History of Brown Crew.
Marcia is also a major figure for women’s crew on the national level. She is on the Board of the National Rowing Foundation, Managing Director and Board member of the Head of the Charles Regatta, and a long-term leader in USA Rowing, serving as Board President. The organization embraces her ‘unwavering commitment to supporting US Rowing and the US National Teams.
She has been married to Jim Hooper since 1986. They have two children, Phil ’09 and Annie ’11. Annie was a member of the women’s crew that won the 2011 NCAA National Championship. Marcia and Jim reside in Dedham, Mass.
1999 Women’s Crew Team
The 1999 Brown Women’s Crew team will be remembered for beginning the greatest dynasty in Brown Athletics history. The 1999 squad captured the NCAA Team Championship – marking the first of seven Championships for Brown over a 13-year span. A nucleus of sophomores and juniors led the way, in a season which saw Brown end Washington’s 33 consecutive race win streak.
At the NCAA Championship, Brown’s Varsity 8 crew clocked a time of 6:46.89 for a 3.5-second victory over Virginia. The JV Eight finished second to Virginia and the Varsity 4 crew took third. Brown and Virginia tied for the team lead with 56 points, but Brown’s first-place finish in the V8 lifted them to their first NCAA National Championship.
The Bears also captured the Charles G. Willing, Jr. Team Trophy at the 1999 Eastern Sprints as well as the Ivy League title.
Perhaps even more impressive than the National Championships, not one of Brown’s boats – the Varsity 8, Junior Varsity 8, and the Novice 8 – lost a dual race in the 1999 season.
Head Coach John Murphy noted that “what is not in the record is the chemistry and humor of this group of individuals… they got the speed rolling in 1999 when the Varsity won.”
John Murphy was honored as the 1999 EAWRC Coach of the Year while Phoebe Murphy was honored as the 1999 EAWRC Novice Coach of the Year.
1999 Women’s Crew Team:
Coaches – Loyalty Chair for Women’s Crew John Murphy, Associate Head Coach Phoebe Murphy ’82, Assistant Margaret Garde. Boatman. Mark Schofer
Team – Anda M. Adams, Rachel E. Anderson, Anne H. Carter, Eleanor H. D’Ambrosio, Morgan Foster, Chandra N. Glick, Caroline G. Grogan, Nina F. Hanlon, Nina K. Carter Hitchen, Liane M. Keister, Emily Z. Kontos, Amanda C. Lease, Portia J. McGee, Robyn C. Meeks, Hadley Hosea Michalowski, Lucy C. Nguyen, Jessica D. Rome, Molly C. Russo, Katherine R. Saul, Erin K. Schoneveld, Kelly E. Turley, Kristen F. Van Hull, Kellie L. Walker, Sheila M. Walsh, Amy M. Wickman
2000 Women’s Crew Team
The 2000 Brown Women’s Crew team picked up where the 1999 team left off, repeating as NCAA National Team Champions. The Bears edged out Washington in the Varsity 8 and Junior Varsity 8 races at the NCAA Championship. The Varsity 4 crew finished second to the Washington Huskies. In total, Brown accumulated 59 points to repeat as Champions.
For the second straight season, Brown’s top-three crews finished first at the Eastern Sprints to pick up the Charles G. Willing, Jr. Team Trophy as well as the Ivy League title. During the regular season, all three of Brown’s crews were unbeaten in dual races for the second straight year. The Varsity 8 crew earned First Team All-Ivy honors following the first-place finish at the Eastern Sprints.
The accolades did not end with the student-athletes in 2000 as head coach John Murphy was named the NCAA Division I National Coach of the Year, the CRCA National Coach of the Year, the CRCA Regional Coach of the Year, and the EAWRC Coach of the Year. Phoebe Murphy was honored as the 2000 EAWRC Novice Coach of the Year.
Coach John Murphy stated that his rowers “really closed the deal in 2000 when the JV won by 20 seconds, which is an unheard of margin.” Murphy concluded in reference to both championship teams, “if we had the members of these two teams back today and got them fit, they still might be the fastest in the country – even now 20 years later! They were exceptional athletes and exceptional individuals.”
2000 Women’s Crew Team:
Coaches – Loyalty Chair for Women’s Crew John Murphy, Associate Head Coach Phoebe Murphy ’82, Assistant Jonathan Mekinda. Boatman. Mark Schofer
Team – Anda M. Adams, Rachel E. Anderson, Sarah L. Baird, Frances M. Betancourt, Rosemary H. Branson Gill, Anne H. Carter, Eleanor H. D’Ambrosio, Julie A. Derderian, Eleanor Dodson-Kasper, Sara A.D. Ferree, Chandra N. Glick, Caroline G. Grogan, Nina F. Hanlon, Liane M. Keister, Christina F. Mair, Portia J. McGee, Hadley Hosea Michalowski, Sarah Mudge, Lucy C. Nguyen, Jessica D. Rome, Katherine R. Saul, Maria P. Schnobrich, Erin K. Schoneveld, Kelly E. Turley, Kellie L. Walker.
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