Eight to Enter WC Hall of Fame in October
CHESTERTOWN, Md. -- Washington College will welcome eight new members to its Athletic Hall of Fame October 12th during an annual ceremony and dinner. A brief look at the inductees and follows.
Jesse Wittich Anderson '83
Jesse Wittich was the first "go-to scorer" in Washington College women's lacrosse history. She scored 77 goals in just 16 games spanning the Shorewomen's first two varsity seasons in 1982 and 1983. In nine of those 16 career varsity games, Jesse scored at least five goals. The Shorewomen went 13-3 during her career, outscoring their opponents by an average of 6.75 goals per game.
Travis Beauchamp '99 M'01
Travis Beauchamp was a two-sport star in soccer and baseball. He was a three-time All-Centennial Conference goalkeeper in soccer, twice earning first-team recognition. He was also named to the All-Region second team as a senior. He finished with 367 saves and 15 shutouts in his soccer career. In baseball, Travis was a career .324 hitter and was named to the All-Centennial Conference first team at third base as a senior.
John Fuller '99
A three-time All-American and four-time All-Centennial Conference selection, John Fuller was one of the most consistently prolific goal scorers in Washington College men's lacrosse history. He scored between 35 and 42 goals in each of his four seasons for a career total of 159. John was named a North-South Senior All-Star and played for the 1998 NCAA Division III National Championship team and the 1996 and 1997 NCAA Division III National Finalist and Centennial Conference Championship teams.
Paul Hooper '82
Paul Hooper was the men's lacrosse team's leading point getter for four consecutive years from 1979 through 1982. He was an All-America honorable mention in 1981 and an All-America second-team selection in 1982. He played in three NCAA Division III Tournaments and scored a then tournament-record 17 points during the 1982 NCAA Division III Tournament as the Shoremen finished second in the nation. He was also a starter in the 1982 North-South Senior All-Star Game.
Michael Kember '96 M'99
Michael Kember was a key member of the 1994 and 1997 NCAA Division III National Champion men's tennis teams. He was a two-time Rolex Regional Champion in Doubles, a two-time All-American in doubles, and a 1997 All-American in singles. He was named the Centennial Conference Player of the Year in 1996, was an All-Centennial selection each of his four seasons, and won the Centennial Conference Singles Championship in 1996 and 1997. The Shoremen won four Centennial Conference Championships and went 72-9 during Michael's four years on the team.
April Podolinsky Fernandes
April Podolinsky was not only one of the finest hitters in Washington College softball history, but also one of the top hitters in all of Division III during her career. A three-time All-Centennial Conference first-team selection, she still holds the school career records for batting average (.428), career hits (167), and career runs scored (97). In 1999, she hit .495, good for 18th in all of Division III, and had an on-base percentage of .561. Both of those marks still stand as single-season school records.
Alyssa Wiedenmayer Dickey '99
Alyssa Wiedenmayer was the first All-American in Washington College women's rowing history, earning second-team Division II/III honors in 1999. During her junior and senior seasons, the Shorewomen were ranked second among all Division II and III teams in the Central region. She was also a member of Shorewomen’s varsity eight which finished first at the Mid-Atlantic Crew Championships in both 1998 and 1999 and placed first among Division II and III teams at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships in 1999.
Dr. Fred Lohr - Special
Since 1987, Dr. Fred Lohr has served as the Washington College Athletic Department's team physician on a volunteer basis. Not only does Dr. Lohr treat student-athletes referred to him by the Washington College athletic training staff, he also volunteers in the College’s training room one day per week. In addition to providing these services free of charge, Dr. Lohr was also taken Washington College students interested in the medical field under his wing as interns.