Lycoming inducts seven into Hall of Fame

Amanda Pierce, Anthony Boures, Brenda MacPhail, Lyndy LeVan, Andrea Rapach, Joseph Emrick, Eric Walker

Left to Right: Amanda Pierce, Anthony Boures, Brenda MacPhail, Lyndy LeVan, Andrea Rapach, Joseph Emrick, Eric Walker

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Lycoming College inducted seven former athletes into the school’s athletic Hall of Fame at the 22nd annual Hall of Fame Inductee Banquet on Friday, Oct. 10, at the Holiday Inn.Inductees ranged from graduates of the class of 1983 to graduates from 2003.

Each inductee was introduced by a person of their choice before taking the microphone to deliver an acceptance speech.

Current coaches and administrators were joined by President Douthat and his wife at the celebration.

A complete list of the 2008 inductees and a brief bio of each is posted below.
Anthony “Joe” Boures, 1983, Football (Introduced by Mike Santoleri, 1983)
Boures, who played offensive line for the Warriors, was named the co-Offensive Player of the Year in 1982. He earned All-MAC honors twice during his career, including 1982 when he was the center for the team that managed 1,627 rushing yards during the season. Boures won MAC titles in 1979 and 1982 and served as a team captain during his senior season. Boures now serves as the president of Specialty Risk Services of The Hartford. He and his wife, Susan, have two children: Samantha, 14, and Lauren, 11.

Joseph T. Emrick, 1993, Football (Introduced by Steve Wiser, 1974)
Emrick, who played defensive end for the Warriors, finished his career with 138 tackles, 35 sacks, five fumble recoveries, two interceptions and one touchdown. The team posted a combined record of 40-5-1 during his time at Lycoming, including four consecutive MAC titles and four trips to the NCAA playoffs. In 1990, he set the single-season sack record with 17 sacks. He earned All-MAC honors for three seasons and earned Academic All-America plaudits as a senior. Emrick teaches economics at Lower Moreland High School. He and his wife, Christine, have two children: Olivia, 8, and Zoey, 3.

Lyndy J. LeVan, 2003, Women’s Basketball (Introduced by Kathy Loy)
LeVan is the all-time record holder in three catergories at Lycoming and ranks in the top three in multiple categories. Her scoring record of 1,543 points is complimented by records of 636 field goals and 1,462 attempts. She ranks second in Lady Warrior history in scoring average, finishing her career with 16.2 points per game. She also ranks second in rebounding with 756 career rebounds and third in blocked shots with 75. She served as an assistant coach at Lycoming after graduation and currently teaches sixth-grade math and science at Susquenita Middle School.

Brenda L. MacPhail, 2001, Women’s Lacrosse (Introduced by Lauren Evangelist, 2004)
MacPhail is the first women’s lacrosse player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. She finished her career with 170 goals and 64 assists for 234 points, which was a record when she graduated. She was named to the All-MAC team in each of her four years and earned honorable mention All-America honors as senior. A three-year captain, she ranked seventh in Division III in points per game as a senior. MacPhail is getting married next Saturday, Oct. 18, and works as a project manager for React Environmental Professional Services Group, Inc., based in Philadelphia.

Amanda (Hollenbacher) Pierce, 2000, Volleyball (Introduced by Dean Hollenbacher)
Pierce was a four-time All-Conference selection as an outside hitter. She ranks fourth in career kills with 1,362, fifth in digs (1,090), fifth in attempts (3,378) and seventh in single-season kills (472). She was an Academic All-District selection during her senior season. Pierce is married to Lycoming alumnus, Jim Pierce. She teaches at Twin Valley High School in Morgantown, Pa.

Andrea V. Rapach, 2003, Women’s Swimming (Introduced by Jerry Hammaker)
Rapach earned first team All-MAC honors in 14 events and second team plaudits in five events during her career. Upon graduation, she held five separate Lycoming records including individual records in the 50-meter and 100-meter freestyle events. She was named the team’s MVP in 2001 after winning the MAC title in the 50m freestyle event. Rapach resides in Marathon Key, Fla., where she works in the ESE department at Marathon High School.

Eric D. Walker, 2000, Wrestling (Introduced by Justin Newkam, 2000)
Walker finished third in Division III and earned All-America honors his senior season, helping the Warriors finish fifth in the NCAA. He advanced to the MAC finals in each of his four years, winning titles twice and advancing to the NCAA Tournament three times. A three-year captain, Walker graduated with a career record of 119-30. After graduation, he served as the assistant coach at Franklin & Marshall for two years before accepting the head coaching job at Elizabethtown in 2003. Walker is engaged to Melanie Fried. The couple is scheduled to be married on July 11, 2009.

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