Class of 2006
Hollis Liddiard ’37
Liddiard was a talented, all-around athlete. During her tenure at Keuka College, she participated in swimming, softball, crew, basketball, field hockey, and volleyball. She received the Big K award and was the 1937 athletic queen. Liddiard received a bachelor’s degree in sociology.
Madeline Ross ’78
A four-year member of the women’s basketball team, Ross was a team captain and All-American. She ended her career with 1,165 points, No. 5 on Keuka’s all-time list at the time. A force inside, Ross grabbed 718 rebounds, No. 4 on Keuka’s all-time list and canned 522 field goals, also No. 4. She earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and political science.
Christine AmEnde ’83
AmEnde was a member of the softball team for four years but her impact was felt beyond the diamond. She played volleyball and soccer and was also involved with crew, swimming and synchronized swimming. She took on leadership roles with the Women’s Athletic Association (WAA) and organized the WAA Alumnae Weekend. AmEnde earned a bachelor’s degree (student-initiated major in health administration).
Shawn Reed ’89
A four-year member of the men’s basketball team, Reed ended his career as Keuka College’s all-time leading scorer with 1,548 points, a mark that still stands. A 6-4 forward, he was also No. 1 in field goals made (611) and free throws made (303). He ranked No. 2 in rebounds with 623 and made 50 percent of his field goal attempts, No. 5 in Keuka annals. Reed earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and history.
Hans Stelmach ’94
A member of the lacrosse team, Stelmach served as co-captain and was an all-league performer for three seasons. He ended his career with 56 goals, No. 10 on Keuka’s all-time list and chipped in 39 assists, good for No. 8. He was No. 9 in total points with 95. Stelmach earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
Class of 2007
Julie Deboover Peacock ’88
Peacock played soccer and basketball for three years and ended her soccer career with 44 goals, at the time ranking No. 1 on Keuka’s all-time list, and 104 points, tied for the top spot. She also chipped in 16 assists, which ranked No. 9 in Keuka annals. She captained the team in 1988 and in 1986 was selected Most Valuable Offensive Player of the Binghamton Tournament. Peacock earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Vanessa Morgan ’91
Morgan set some women’s basketball records that will be hard to topple. Morgan finished her career with 1,726 points and 1,197 rebounds, No. 1 in both categories. She was also No. 1 in field goals made with 698 and No. 3 in free throws made with 330. A top-notch defender as well, Morgan was credited with 190 steals, tied for fifth place all-time. Her life was cut short in an automobile accident in 1991.
Gray served as assistant to the president, vice president for student affairs, and vice president for public affairs during a 17-year tenure (1970-1987) at Keuka. As vice president for student affairs, he was responsible for the intercollegiate athletics program, including the introduction of men’s teams in the 1980s. Gray coached women’s basketball from 1973-1982 and was assistant coach from 1986-1991. In 1978, he directed Keuka to a 65-64 win over host Syracuse University.
Class of 2008
Antoine Hyman ‘97
A 6-10 center, Hyman is arguably the premier defensive player in Keuka basketball history. He blocked 440 shots in his career, which at the time ranked second all-time in NCAA Division III history and No. 10 for all divisions. He averaged 4.36 rejections a game, No. 6 in Division III annals. Hyman is Keuka’s all-time leading rebounder (885) and scored 1,274 points, No. 2 in school history at the time of his graduation. Hyman helped the Vermont Frost Heaves capture the ABA championship in 2006-07 and also played professional basketball in Europe and Asia. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science.
Dawn Myers Thurmond ‘01
Thurmond was one of the volleyball program’s building blocks. When she enrolled, volleyball had been in existence only two years. When she left, the talented setter owned the all-time assists record (3,208). At the time of her graduation, she was No. 3 in attacks (1,101), No. 4 in kills (427), No. 2 in kill percentage (.230), No. 3 in service aces (127), and No. 4 in digs (699). Thurmond earned two degrees (unified elementary/special education and psychology), received the Senior Psychology Award, and was a member of Chi Beta Phi Honor Society. She is a special education teacher.
Madge Phillips ‘47
Long before Keuka established an intercollegiate sports program for women, Phillips paved the way through her multi-sport participation and leadership. She was involved in field hockey, basketball softball, crew, and volleyball, as well as the Women’s Athletic Association. She carved a distinguished career in teaching and administration at the college level, helping draft the initial standards for Title IX. She also encouraged legendary Tennessee basketball coach Pat Summitt to go into coaching. She earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology is a recipient of the Alumni Association’s Professional Achievement Award.
Class of 2009
Loreto Barbone ‘04
This dynamic men’s soccer star graduated as the Storm’s all-time leader in goals (58) and points (140) while ranking second in assists (24). During his senior season, the last of three straight NEAC regular season and postseason championships, Barbone recorded the greatest statistical season in school history. He scored 18 goals with nine assists for 47 points, setting school records for goals and points. Was named NEAC Tournament MVP honors for three straight years and claimed NEAC Player of the Year honors in 2001 and 2002. During his senior year, Barbone’s outstanding play netted him second-team All-Region honors by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Joanne Lusink LeRoy ‘67
Before Title IX and the advent of women’s intercollegiate athletics at Keuka College, Joanne Lusink LeRoy was a multi-sport standout and leader who recognized the huge potential of women’s sports. LeRoy played basketball and tennis and, along with twin sister Susanne Lusink LeRoy, started the swim team at Keuka. LeRoy participated in “play days” at area colleges and universities, took part in assorted intramurals activities and was a member of the Women’s Athletic Association Board. She has brought great distinction to her alma mater as a teacher and coach, having led the Pittsford varsity girls golf team to a state-record 53 consecutive wins. She was honored as the Democrat and Chronicle’s All-Greater Rochester Girls Golf Coach of the Year several times, including in 2007 and 2008. A talented golfer in her own right, she has won multiple club championships at two area courses.
Susanne Lusink Yarnall, ‘67
As a student-athlete, Susanne Lusink Yarnall helped lay the groundwork for today’s intercollegiate athletics program at Keuka College. As an alumna, she serves as a role model for today’s student-athletes. A Women’s Athletic Association officer and board member, she excelled in many sports while also serving as the sports editor for the Keukonian, the student newspaper. Yarnall has devoted her career to teaching, primarily fourth grade, and served a two-year stint in the Peace Corps. She donates her time and talents to junior golf, various community organizations and her alma mater. In 1986, Suzanne earned the Keuka College Alumni Association’s Eleanor Judd Wilkes Service to Keuka award. Recognized as one of the top golfers in the region, she and her twin sister Joanne won the National Twins Day Tournament in 2007.
Class of 2011
Lyle P. Corey
Lyle P. Corey served as president of the Stormwatchers from 2003 until his death in August 2010. The senior vice president of LeChase Construction Services in Rochester was a resident of Victor and native of Penn Yan. He played a key role in the construction of the press box, one of many projects funded by Stormwatchers that benefit student-athletes and the intercollegiate athletics program. Corey and his company also undertook leadership roles in the renovation of Ball Hall, the College’s venerable original building.
Class of 2012
Jim Crowley ‘93
Jim Crowley was a four-year letterman and three-time captain of Keuka’s men’s basketball team who also coached the Storm’s women’s basketball program for three years and both the men’s and women’s cross country squads for two seasons while in Keuka Park. He has since transformed the St. Bonaventure University women’s basketball program from bottom-feeder to perennial power, with four-straight seasons with 20-plus victories and the school’s first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division I tournament. For guiding the Bonnies into the Big Dance for the first time in school history, Crowley was honored by ESPN.com as its Division I Coach of the Year. Recruited as a point guard out of Windsor, N.Y., Crowley spent all four years on the men’s basketball team, serving as captain his final three seasons. During his playing days, Crowley’s team compiled a 62-40 mark, highlighted by the 1990-91 squad that went 20-6, the best mark in school history. He often served as a player-coach under then-head men’s basketball coach David Sweet.
Following graduation, Crowley was named Keuka’s women’s basketball coach, and in his three-year stint the Storm posted a 39-37 record. Following a 14-11 record in his inaugural campaign, Crowley’s best season came during his second year, when the Storm recorded an 18-10 record and advanced into the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Upstate New York tournament before falling to Elmira College in the championship. After starting out with a 57-119 mark at Bonaventure, his teams have gone 128-59, the best turnaround in the nation of any coach who has remained at the same institution. This year, he was also named the Atlantic 10 (A-10) Coach of the Year as well as the Basketball Coaches Association of New York (BCANY) Women’s Division I Coach of the Year. Crowley lives in Olean with his wife, Monti. The two were married on Jan. 1, 2012, and the Bonnies went on an 18-game winning streak in the aftermath of the wedding.
Jessica Trainer Carey ‘02
Jessica Trainer Carey was part of a deep and talented synchronized swimming program that routinely competed with and fared well against the nation’s best squads. Carey and her Storm teammates earned top-7 finishes at the U.S. Collegiate Synchronized Swimming Championships all four years, led by sixth-place finishes in both 1999-2000 and 2000-2001.
During her time with the synchronized swimming program, Carey was a four-time captain who made an instant impact on the team. In her freshman season, Carey was named All-American after placing in the top 8 in the nation for her solo routine. In 2001, Carey qualified for the Jantzen National Synchronized Swimming Championships (one meet away from the Olympic qualifier), and during her senior season, she earned Team Most Valuable Player honors for the second straight year after placing eighth in the nation in the duet. Carey and her husband, Matt Carey (’01), have a three-year-old daughter and a two-year-old son.