They’ve already been immortalized as members of the Nazareth Sports Hall of Fame, but the Golden Flyers’ 1992 men’s lacrosse team reached yet another level of notoriety in August as one of 16 inductees into the Frontier Field Walk of Fame.
Since 1997, a special section at the center of the Walk of Fame has been designated to Rochester sports legends. These individuals (including fans, management, players, and media) are those who have made an impact on the community through their achievements in the Rochester-area sports scene.
A handful of former players and coaches showed up for the official ceremony on August 25 prior to a Rochester Red Wings baseball game. The 1992 team, which finished 14-1 overall and captured the College’s first NCAA Division III championship, was recognized in the Team for the Ages category and had a brick placed in the stadium Walk of Fame area.
“It’s a pretty big deal,” says Rob Randall ’88, Nazareth’s current head coach and an assistant on the ’92 team. “That team accomplished something that will be difficult to replicate. It’s a great honor to be included in a group of so many Rochester legends.”
Nazareth is well represented in the Walk of Fame. Among the members are former athletic director Bill Carey, former basketball standout Jeff Van Gundy ’85, former swim coach Rick Aronberg, former men’s soccer coach Doug May, former men’s lacrosse coach Scott Nelson (who coached the ’92 team), former women’s volleyball coach Linda Downey, and her daughter, three-time volleyball All-American Christa Downey ’03, and current equipment manager Michael Palermo.