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Nazareth Inducts Five into Sports Hall of Fame

Five former athletic standouts and a regional championship women’s soccer team were the featured honorees at Nazareth College’s 20th annual Sports Hall of Fame induction dinner Sept. 27.

Former men’s tennis standout Dan Chuckran ’96, men’s lacrosse All-American Terry Goetz ’96, former women’s soccer standout Melissa Kehoskie ’02, national swimming champion Emily Lesher ’08, and former track and field All-American Nick Stenuf ’08 were honored at the dinner at the Nazareth College Forum.

Inducted in a special recognition category was Nazareth’s 1999 women’s soccer team, which finished with a record of 17-3, captured the NCAA New York Regional title, and advanced to the national quarterfinals.

Chuckran, of Port Jervis, N.Y., was a four-year tennis standout who is tied for the most singles victories in Nazareth history with 75. He went 46-13 in his last two seasons as a singles player and was ranked in the top 40 nationally as a senior.

Goetz, of Rome, N.Y., was a standout midfielder for the men’s lacrosse team and was team captain on the Golden Flyers’ national championship team in 1996. He scored the game-winning goal in sudden-death overtime of Nazareth’s 11-10 win over Washington College in the title game. He earned All-American honors that year for a team that finished 15-0.

Kehoskie, of Auburn, N.Y., was a four-year midfielder for the Golden Flyers’ women’s soccer team who amassed 25 career goals and 22 assists. She was a two-time regional All-American and a key contributor on the Golden Flyers’ 1999 team that advanced to the national quarterfinals.

Lesher, of Sherrill, N.Y., was a nine-time All-American and 12-time Empire 8 Conference champion as a dominating swimmer. Her career was punctuated by a national championship swim in the 400-yard individual medley in 2007.

Stenuf, of East Syracuse, N.Y., earned an array of honors for the Golden Flyers as a middle-distance runner as he earned All-American honors four times in the 800-meter run (twice indoors and twice outdoors). He won 11 Empire 8 Conference titles and became Nazareth’s first-ever cross country All-American in 2008.

Nazareth’s 1999 women’s soccer team, coached by Gail Mann, is regarded as one of the program’s best teams and included five members of the Nazareth Sports Hall of Fame, including Kehoskie, Maya Lambiase ’01, Melanie Northrup ’00, Jaime Snyder ’03, and Michelle Urbanski ’00, ’02G.

Dan Chuckran

Dan Chuckran '96

Terry Goetz

Terry Goetz '96

Emily Lesher

Emily Lesher '08

Melissa Kehoskie

Melissa Kehoskie '02

Nick Stenuf

Nick Stenuf '08