Four inducted into Lewis Hall of Fame
Four new members of the Lewis Athletics Hall of Fame were inducted during the Flyer Red Dinner on March 17 in the Drury Lane Theater and Conference Center.
The new members are Duane Chappell in men's track and field, Robin (Martz) Hammer in softball, Eduardo Quinones in men's volleyball, and Kirk Vucsko in men's basketball and baseball. Paul Ruddy, a former coach and athletic director at Lewis, was named Lasallian of the Year.
Chappell was a six-time national champion, three each in the indoor and outdoor pole-vault events. Quinones is third in program history with 1,597 kills and earned All-America Second Team honors from two organizations. Hammer, a two-time All America First Team selection, still leads Lewis in several categories, including career batting average. Vucsko was an All-Great Lakes Valley Conference pick as a pitcher and helped the Flyers get to the 1980 College World Series, and had a hand in the Lewis men's basketball team make its first two NCAA Tournament appearances.
Under Ruddy's guidance as athletic director, Lewis transitioned from NAIA to NCAA Division II, made more than 100 NCAA postseason appearances and established its Hall of Fame. As a coach, he is fifth all-time at the school in men's basketball wins.
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