Six former athletes and a former coach were named for induction into the Canisius College Sports Hall of Fame.
The former athletes include Golden Griffins men's lacrosse coach Randy Mearns, who played 11 seasons of professional indoor lacrosse with the Buffalo Bandits and Rochester Knighthawks. Mearns (Class of 1992) was a three-year letter winner in lacrosse, setting Canisius single-season records for points (94) and assists (49) in 1990.
The former coach is Tom Hersey, who served as head coach for Canisius football for nine seasons and finished with a 49-42-2 record. Hershey is director of student retention at Canisius. His coaching career was highlighted by a 17-7 victory at Dayton in 1983.
Others named to the Hall are:
Michelle Corrigan ('94), a four-year letter winner in softball and holder of several Canisius records as a pitcher.
Daniel Mullins ('88), a four-year letter winner in cross country and track and a member of the distance medley relay team that set a school record of 10:19.20 in 1985-86.
Jason Rausch ('91), a four-year letter winner in baseball who holds the Canisius record for career home runs (27) and is the only three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American in school history.
Cindy Ulreich Reinhard, a four-year letter winner in basketball and two-year letter winner in softball. She ranks first in Canisius history in career field-goal percentage (.530), including a 7 for 7 game against Siena in 1988.
Amy Vredenburgh, a four-year letter winner as a catcher in softball. She caught 10 no-hitters, including five by Corrigan. In 1994 she was an All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference selection and helped Canisius to its first NCAA Tournament appearance.
The ceremony will be Feb. 5 during halftime of the Canisius-Siena men's basketball game, which tips off at 2 p.m. in the Koessler Center. A pregame reception will be held in the Patrick Lee Center. Contact the Alumni Office at 888-2700.
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Canisius announced that Bret Wackerly (Canton, Ohio) and Joe Young (Battle Creek, Mich.) have signed national letters of intent.
A 5-foot-11 guard, Wackerly led Stark County in scoring as a junior, averaging 21 points a contest, and was named the Repository Stark County Player of the Year.
Young is rated the 11th-best prospect in Michigan by PrepSpotlight.com. He averaged 16.2 points and seven rebounds as a junior, earning all-city honors.
Elsewhere, Daemen, which defeated Tiffin (Ohio), 87-72, for its fourth victory in five games, is ranked 12th in the nation among NAIA schools. Darnell Jackson's 21 points led the Wildcats' victory over Tiffin.
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Buffalo State freshman goaltender Shannon Anesetti was named to the ECAC West Women's Hockey Weekly Honor Roll. She posted 55 saves in the Bengals' 1-1 tie with RIT and stopped 44 shots against Plattsburgh in the conference opener, a 4-0 loss. . . . College Hockey America has named Niagara junior Amy Jack Offensive Player of the Week and freshman Ashley Riggs Rookie of the Week.
WOMEN'S SOCCER: University at Buffalo goalie Anna-Lesa Calvert was named to the Mid-American Conference All-Academic Team. She carries a 3.67 grade-point average as a psychology major.
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Sarah Ballard (Frontier), a senior setter at RIT, has been selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 1 team. Ballard maintains a 3.96 GPA while majoring in industrial engineering.