Congratulations to the newest members of the Boston College Varsity Club Hall of Fame. Nine former athletes and one coach will be inducted in the 2014 class: Allison Anderson '07 (volleyball), Bob Dirks '09 (field hockey), Jeff Farkas `00 (men's hockey), Kasey Hill '08 (track and field), William Hogan '33 (men's hockey), Marty Reasoner '98 (men's hockey), Kim (Ryan) Scavone '03 (softball), Paul Taylor '04 (fencing), Jeff Waldron '99 (baseball) and former head women's basketball coach, Cathy Inglese.
This year's class is headlined by a trio of former Boston College hockey greats -- Jeff Farkas (2000), Marty Reasoner (1998) and William Hogan (1933). Also nice to see the school recognize the contributions of former women's basketball coach Cathy Inglese, the winningest coach in program history.
This group will be recognized on Friday, October 17 at Conte Forum as well as at halftime of the Eagles' football game against Clemson on Saturday, October 18.
Bios of each of the inductees below (via bceagles.com):
Allison Anderson '07 (volleyball)
Allison Anderson was a three-year captain of the BC volleyball team, who accrued All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team honors twice, AVCA All-East First Team honors, AVCA All-American Honorable Mention, and captured The Nathaniel J. Hasenfus `22 Eagle of the Year Award following her senior season. The Moraga, California native remains the school's career leader in three statistical categories - aces (133), digs (2,176), and digs per set (4.92). Upon graduation, Anderson received the Weaver-James-Corrigan Award, an ACC postgraduate scholarship that speaks to her excellence both on the court and in the classroom.
Bob Dirks, 2009 (field hockey)
Bob Dirks was a three-time All-America honoree, 2006 Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Year and earned The Nathaniel J. Hasenfus '22 Eagle of the Year Award in 2008-09. She made an immediate impact on the field hockey program, starting 77 out of 79 games. Dirks graces BC's single-season points record list three times and the single-season goals list twice. She still holds the school's records for career goals (62) and caree points (150).
Jeff Farkas, 2000 (men's hockey)
Jeff Farkas played four years on the Eagles' hockey team. In 2000, Farkas earned All-America accolades, was a Hobey Baker finalist, and received the Norman F. Dailey Memorial Award given by the Pike's Peak Hockey Club to the team's MVP. During his incredible career, the Eagles finished with an exemplary 99-52-14 record with two Hockey East Championships and three Frozen Four appearances. He ranks sixth all-time in scoring (190), seventh in goals (88), and 12th in assists (102). In 1997, Farkas received BC's Outstanding Male Scholar-Athlete Award and was drafted into the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Kasey Hill, 2007 (track and field)
Upon arriving at the Heights, Kasey Hill made her mark on the BC track & field record books. In 2008, Hill received The Nathaniel J. Hasenfus `22 Eagle of the Year Award and competed in the heptathlon at the U.S. Olympic Trials. The school record holder in both the pentathlon and heptathlon, she ranks among the all-time top-five lists in the 55m hurdles (8.02), 100m hurdles (13.91), 200m (24.85m), shot put (43'0.25"), javelin (123'0"), and long jump (19'0.75"). Hill became the first ever BC track & field athlete to earn All-America honors at the 2007 NCAA Indoor Championships.
William Hogan, 1933 (men's hockey)
The sport of ice hockey at Boston College - as we know it today - would not exist without the efforts of William M. Hogan. A native of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Hogan was instrumental in resurrecting this treasured sport at Boston College, following suspension of hockey as a varsity sport during the Great Depression. When the team gathered at Boston Arena for its first varsity game, the players unanimously voted Hogan as team captain in recognition of his great efforts. Hogan proved to be as valuable on the ice as off, finishing with eight points in his brief varsity career and tied for the team's leading point total in the 1932-33 season. He went on to earn a law degree from Harvard but never forgot his ties to his alma mater, serving on both the Alumni Association and Athletic Association Boards for many years. Although Hogan passed away at age 100 in 2012, his legacy and spirit reverberate at the Heights on each and every game day.
Cathy Inglese (women's basketball)
Cathy Inglese's appointment as head coach in 1993 marked the beginning of a new era for Boston College women's basketball. Her combination of hard work, determination and enthusiasm built a foundation that elevated the program to compete at the Big East, ACC and national levels. As the all-time winningest coach in BC history (273-197), Inglese led the Eagles to seven NCAA Tournaments, three NCAA "Sweet Sixteen" appearances and the Big East Conference Championship (2004). She coached three Eagle of the Year Award recipients, six Varsity Club Hall of Fame Members and five WNBA draft picks. Inglese was voted New England Division 1 Coach of the Year in 2004 and inducted to the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.
Marty Reasoner, 1998 (men's hockey)
Marty Reasoner played three years on the Eagles' hockey team. Leading the team in scoring in each of his seasons, Reasoner earned NCAA East first-team honors, AHCA All-America honors, and twice captured All-Hockey East first-team honors. He helped bring BC to the NCAA National Championship game in 1998. Reasoner represented the U.S. in the 1996 and 1997 World Junior Championships, and the 2002, 2003 and 2006 World Championships. He was selected by St. Louis in the first round of the 1996 NHL Draft, Reasoner played 15 years in the NHL (with St. Louis, Edmonton, Boston, Atlanta, Florida and the N.Y. Islanders).
Kim (Ryan) Scavone, 2003 (softball)
Kim (Ryan) Scavone was a four-year starter on the softball team from 2000-2003, while serving as team captain her junior and senior years. As a freshman, she garnered the 2000 Big East Rookie of the Year award, while also earning first-team All-Rookie and first-team All-Big East honors. Scavone capped off her career as the Big East Pitcher of the Year in 2003 and earned first-team All-Big East honors. She went 16-6 in the 2003 season which helped BC to its first regular season title since 1998 and an NCAA Tournament berth. Scavone finished her career as the Big East career and single-season strikeout record holder. She was also a first-team Regional All-American in 2003.
Paul Taylor, 2004 (fencing)
Paul Taylor was an exceptional athlete and scholar. Amplifying the success of BC's fencing program, Taylor was a three-time NCAA Regional finalist, two-time qualifier for the NCAA Championships, three-time team MVP, 2002 New England Collegiate Foil Champion, and owner of the record for the most career wins of any foilist in program history. Taylor's list of academic accomplishments is equally long; most notably he is Boston College's first Rhodes Scholar and recipient of the Edward H. Finnegan, SJ, Award, BC's most prestigious undergraduate honor, at commencement.
Jeff Waldron, 1999 (baseball)
Jeff Waldron played four years on the Eagles' baseball team as catcher. Serving as captain of the 1999 season, Waldron earned All-Big East first-team honors for the second time in as many seasons and captured American Baseball Coaches Association All-Northeast first-team honors. He ranks first in walks (99), third in on-base percentage (.441), fifth in runs (138) and seventh in batting average (.341). Following play in the Cape Cod League for two summers, Waldron was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 12th round of the 1998 MLB draft.