July 16, 2013

LE MOYNE COLLEGE ANNOUNCES HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2013

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Le Moyne College Gold Wave will enshrine the Hall of Fame Class of 2013 on Saturday, September 28th as part of John ‘Doc’ Joiner Homecoming Weekend. The Class of 2013 includes Sarah Reed-Dolph ’08 (softball), Francesco Riverso ’02 (men’s soccer), Rev. William O’Donnell ’65 (cross country & track) and Don Familo ’86 & Chris Granozio ’86 (honorary).

Sarah Reed-Dolph ’08 | Softball (2005-2008) The first member of the softball program to be named a first-team All-American, Sarah Reed-Dolph is Le Moyne’s all-time leader in runs, hits doubles and runs batted in.  Named the 2005 NE-10 Rookie of the Year, her first season at Le Moyne, Reed-Dolph earned All-NE-10 honors in three seasons and was named to the NCAA All-Region team all four years.  In leading the Dolphins to four appearances in the NCAA Tournament and two berths into the World Series, Reed-Dolph capped her career being named the 2008 NE-10 Player of the Year in her senior year.

Francesco Riverso ‘02  | Men’s Soccer (1998-2001) One of the most prolific scorers in program history, Francesco Riverso left the program ranked second all-time in goals scored (41, currently t3rd), third in career points (97, currently t3rd) and fourth in career assists (15, currently t7th). Named the 2002 Rev. J.J. O’Brien Male Senior Athlete of the Year (the only men’s soccer student-athlete to have ever received the honor), Riverso earned All-NE-10 honors three times in his career. In his senior season, Riverso tied a program record for goals in a season with 18, ranking in in the top-ten in the NCAA in goals per game, en route to being named the NCAA All-Region First-Team. Riverso currently serves as the assistant coach in the Le Moyne men’s soccer program.

Rev. William O’Donnell ’65  |  Cross Country & Track (1961-1965)  As a senior, Bill O’Donnell was part of one of the most significant moments in the early history of Le Moyne College Athletics. Partnering with Gold Wave Hall of Fame members David McBride ’65 and Bill Ripple ’67, O’Donnell ran the middle leg of the sprint relay event at the 1965 Penn Relays, the most prestigious track and field event in the sport. Along with Chuck Desmond, the quartet recorded a gold medal time of 3:33.6 to the claim the first victory at the relays for Le Moyne and established the team as one of the fastest medley in the country. In addition to competing in Indoor & Outdoor track, O’Donnell ran Cross Country his first season on the Heights and served as manager each of the next three years. Serving across campus in a variety of capacities during his time at Le Moyne, O’Donnell upon leaving Le Moyne, entered the religious order of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate where he studied philosophy and theology at the Jesuit-run Gregorian University in Rome.  He was ordained in Rome in 1970.

Don Familo ’86 & Chris Granozio ’86  |  Honorary  
Fixtures on the sidelines of Le Moyne College basketball since their days as freshman, Don Familo and Chris Granozio have served as the commentators on Le Moyne basketball broadcasts for over 21 season and 664 games. From radio to phone lines to internet to video streaming, the duo have brought Le Moyne basketball to fans, alumni, students, and parents in a way that only two devoted alumni can. Their knowledge of Le Moyne basketball, coupled with their passion for the green and gold is unmatched.  They have traveled across the country to broadcast games in three different time zones and 14 states while logging over 300,000 miles. Neither weather, injury nor technically difficulties could stop a broadcast. Familo and Granozio will return to the airways in 2013 for their 22nd season of Le Moyne basketball.

 Sarah Reed-Dolph ’08
Softball (2005-2008)
 
Francesco Riverso ‘02
Men’s Soccer (1998-2001)

Rev. William O’Donnell ’65
Cross Country & Track (1961-1965)
Don Familo ’86 & Chris Granozio ’86
Honorary