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Three athletes from the 1960s and two from the '90s will be inducted into the Buffalo State Athletics Hall of Fame in ceremonies Oct. 2.

Michael Collopy (1964-68) is the only runner in Buffalo State history to win six events in one track meet. In 1968, he was the most valuable athlete of the indoor and outdoor track teams and he captained the Bengals' cross country and track squads. From 1977-82 he coached the school's cross country and track teams, producing 21 All-Americans.

Mary DelSignore (1991-93) was SUNYAC player of the year and conference MVP in basketball and set six school records, including 559 points, in her only hoops season (1991-92). In softball, she was an all-conference outfielder for two seasons and led the 1993 Bengals in five hitting categories, including home runs (8).

Peter Prozik (1965-67) was the Bengals' first soccer All-American. In 1966, as a fullback, he led a Buffalo State defense that allowed 13 goals in 12 games and posted four shutouts. The team's 8-3-1 record was the school's best in its first 28 soccer seasons. He was a SUNYAC first team all star in 1965 and 1966.

James Weigel (1989-93) quarterbacked the Bengals to their first postseason appearance in 1991, a victory over Worcester Tech in the ECAC Northeast championship game. In 1992, he led Buffalo State to its first NCAA playoff berth. Weigel holds many school quarterback records, including most completions in a game (27) and career touchdown passes (46).

Larry Doloff (1963-67) enters the Hall of Fame as an honorary member. He earned the President's Award for winning six varsity letters in basketball and golf. His insurance company, Doloff & Associates, was recognized by the school in 1994 with a small business entrepreneur award.

MEN'S SOCCER: Tenth-ranked Yale (3-0) scored in each half and defeated St. Bonaventure, 2-0, in the first round of Yale's Fila Classic. Bona is 2-5. Antonio Gallo scored in the 34th minute on his only shot and Dave Borchard made seven saves to lift Canisius over Robert Morris, leaving each team with a 2-4 record. . . . Davidson (S.C.) broke loose for four goals in a four-minute span in the first half and defeated visiting University at Buffalo, 4-0. The Bulls were held to four shots in falling to 4-2-1. . . . Josh Meyers (Alden), with his seventh goal and an assist led Erie CC (2-2-1) over Niagara CC, 2-0. . . . Ed Fritz (West Seneca East) made five saves in Buffalo State's 2-0 loss to Brockport.

WOMEN'S SOCCER: Samantha Swerdloff scored twice and Heather Collins (Sweet Home) added a goal in undefeated UB's 3-0 win over the University of Miami. Jaime Adams turned aside eight shots in posting the shutout as UB improved to 6-0. . . . Laura Williams made eight saves as Buffalo State lost to Brockport, 1-0.

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: UB's Kirk David finished third in 25 minutes, 22 seconds for 8,000 meters in the Kent (Ohio) Invitational, The Bulls were seventh with 138 points. Central Michigan won with 51.

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: UB was seventh in the Kent (Ohio) Invitational with 159 points to winning Akron's 52. UB's top finisher was Marie Macander, 20th, in 18:54 for 5,000 meters.

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Bree Feist had a game-high 14 kills for Niagara in a 15-12, 15-11, 15-8 loss to Loyola (Md.) and Jodie Bowers had 12 digs in the Purple Eagles' 15-4, 15-0, 15-1 loss to Michigan State in games at Western Michigan. . . . Rebecca Meade had 14 kills and 14 digs for UB but Syracuse rallied for a 6-15, 15-11, 15-10, 15-1 victory in the Bulls Invitational at Alumni Arnea.

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