GENESEO, N.Y. - The SUNY Geneseo Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation is pleased to announce the 2016 Geneseo Sports Hall of Fame class. The group will be honored at the annual Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony slated for Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 4 p.m. in the MacVittie College Union Ballroom on the Geneseo campus.
This year's class includes men's ice hockey players Erik Stevens '87 and Marc Miller '92, softball standout Cherylyn Pinkerton Wilson '99 and men's soccer/men's lacrosse star, Chris Stock '05.
The consummate "offensive" defenseman, Stevens presence on the blue line paced the Knights to a record of 73-60-1 over his four seasons, including the program's first State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) title with a 3-2 overtime win versus Oswego as a junior in 1986. A native of Suffern, N.Y, Stevens graduated 10th with 108 career points and eighth with 73 career assists. His career points mark still remains second all-time for Geneseo defensemen, while his assist total is third. As a senior captain, Stevens posted a career-best 32 helpers during the run to the 1986 SUNYAC title and scored a career-high 50 points on 20 goals and 30 assists as a senior captain in 1987.
A native of West Seneca, N.Y., Miller is one of the Knights most prodigious scorers, amassing 195 points on 85 goals and 110 assists in four seasons. His career goal total remains third all-time at the College, while his point total is fourth. He graduated fifth in career assists and still stands seventh in the category some 20 years later. A two-time All-SUNYAC performer, Miller aided Geneseo to a record of 70-43-6 in his four seasons from 1987-92, including a 61-24-6 mark in his final three seasons after missing his sophomore year due to injury. A first team All-SUNYAC pick in 1990 and second team selection in 1992, Miller's 68 points in 1990 stands fourth-best for a single season in Geneseo lore, while his 36 goals that same year is tied for third-best in a Geneseo sweater.
Pinkerton Wilson was the catalyst behind the softball program's emergence, aiding the Knights to an 82-39 record over her four seasons, including a 58-19 mark during her junior and senior span when Geneseo reached the SUNYAC playoffs for the first time in 10 years and earned the program's first-ever appearance in the ECAC Upstate Division III Championships. A two-time All-State selection and 1999 first team All-SUNYAC choice, Wilson graduated as Geneseo's career leader in home runs (14), walks (44) and slugging percentage (.638) and remains the all-time leader in triples (12) and RBI (130). The Webster, N.Y. product hit .372 for her career, including a single-season best .403 in 1997 before posting a school-record 53 RBI in 1999.
A two-sport star from Penfield, N.Y, Stock spent three seasons at Geneseo after transferring from Clarkson. On the soccer pitch, Stock backstopped the Knights to a 34-20-9 record over three years, including a 17-5-2 mark in 2004 when he led Geneseo to a 1-0 win over Plattsburgh in the SUNYAC Championship game before logging three shutouts in NCAA Division III Tournament play. A three-time All-Region and All-SUNYAC selection, Stock earned second team All-America and SUNYAC Player of the Year recognition in 2004 after posting a Geneseo single season record 14 shutouts as the Knights advanced to the national semifinals. On the lacrosse field, Stock helped the Knights to a record of 36-13 as a midfielder, including an ECAC Upstate Division III Championship in 2003, a SUNYAC title in 2004 and an appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament second round in 2004. Stock compiled 89 points on 46 goals and 43 assists with 189 groundballs, earning first-team All-SUNYAC recognition in 2003 along with second team honors in 2004 and 2005.
In addition to highlighting these four individuals, the ceremony will include recognition of the accomplishments of the 2004 NCAA Division III Final Four men's soccer team.
The event is open to the public. Please visit www.go.geneseo.edu/SHOF to reserve tickets ($20 each) or call the Office of Alumni Relations at 585-245-5506.