Athletic Hall of Fame inducts six new members

The Lauralton Hall Athletic Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Ceremony was held on April 27, at Race Brook Country Club in Orange. The ceremony recognized six outstanding individuals who were nominated for performing with distinction or having been instrumental in the overall development and success of athletics at Lauralton.

2014 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
Amy Lindblom Andre ’95 | Colleen Lynch Furlow ’03 | Jennifer Kelly Greene ’79
Chris Farren Healey ’67 | Jackie Catanese Klahold ’96 | Alyce Elizabeth Merwin ’43

 

 

 

Tricia Sacca Fabbri, Quinnipiac University’s women’s basketball coach who holds the most wins of any women’s basketball coach in Quinnipiac’s history, served as keynote speaker. She recently completed her 19th season on the Bobcats’ sideline. In 2012-2013 she guided the Bobcats to their most accomplished season, featuring a Northeast Conference Championship title. Tricia was named the 2013 NEC Coach of the Year by her peers and also accepted the Sterling House “Spirit Award.” Off the court, her team members have known success in the classroom as well. The Bobcats were recognized by the NCAA for strong Academic Progress Ratings (APR) for the sixth consecutive year. The first full-time coach and first-ever female head coach in Quinnipiac history, Tricia is the recipient of numerous awards, accolades and inductions to Halls of Fame.  

The Athletic Hall of Fame 2014 recipients have all made outstanding contributions in athletics and have also distinguished themselves in their careers and in their commitment to community service. Each inductee was introduced by a student-athlete who shed light on the inductee’s many accomplishments.

Amy Lindblom Andre ’95:
Outstanding swimmer and NCAA All-American, Amy swam for the Wilton Wahoos Swim Club and Lauralton Hall, breaking records for both. She was a scholar-athlete and team captain while at the University of Miami, where she graduated with a BS in Communications/Sociology. She is a YMCA record holder and placed 15th in the 1996 Olympic trials.

Jacqueline Catanese Klahold ’96: Two-time Connecticut All-State Softball Champion, Conference Champion and team MVP 1995, 1996 while at Lauralton, Jackie played for the Connecticut Charmers Girls Fast Pitch League and the Connecticut Brakettes. During her college career at Florida Atlantic University, she was a four year starter for the Division I Owls softball team, winning four Atlantic Sun Conference titles. She is in her second season as head softball coach at the State University of New York-Canton.

 

Jennifer Kelly Greene ’79: All time high scorer in basketball and captain in her junior and senior years at Lauralton, Jennifer played four years of basketball in college and was named to the All-Conference team in her last two years at Marymount College where she received a BA in economics. She played for the Irish National Basketball League and later returned to the US where she continues to play in the Connecticut Senior Games. She is an active community volunteer and advocate for children.

Colleen Lynch Furlow ’03: Competing on the varsity track team all four years, Colleen began running under the tutelage of Coach Jairus Gilbert in her freshman year at Lauralton. She earned a BS in biology from Duke University where she was President of the Duke Roadrunners Club. Colleen has completed more than 15 marathons since running her first at age 19, including 6 New York City Marathons and 4 Boston Marathons. In the 2007 Boston Marathon, she was the 52nd female finisher out of 12,000 women, earning her a spot in the “Sub Elite Start” in the 2008 race. She earned her master’s degree from Yale University School of Nursing.

Alyce E. Merwin ’43: Alyce picked up her first golf club at the age of 13, and 75 years later is still playing. She was an active member of the Lauralton Hall Athletic Association and played all the sports offered, in addition to pursuing her interests in classical music. Alyce graduated from Rollins College with a BS in chemistry and continued improving her golf game. She played competitive golf in Connecticut and New England Women’s Golf Associations, and is past club champion of both the eighteen and nine hole courses at Race Brook Country Club and Rolling Hills GC in Arizona.

Chris Farren Healey ’67: As a student Chris played a variety of intramural sports and was President of the Lauralton Hall Athletic Association. She earned a BA in English from Briarcliff College and returned home to coach women’s varsity squash and volleyball at Yale University, where she was also Assistant Athletic Director of Operations, Promotions and Facilities for 32 of the university’s varsity and junior varsity sports. She returned to Lauralton in 1976 to serve the next 9 years as Athletic Director during a time of major expansion that added varsity volleyball, junior varsity basketball, softball, cross country and indoor track, and was instrumental in helping develop the Joseph Morrissey Field.

Lauralton takes great pride in congratulating these accomplished women.

The next Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place in spring 2016. If you would like to nominate someone for this honor, please download the nomination form.

 

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