Athletic Hall of Fame
The Penn College Athletic Hall of Fame identifies and honors individuals and teams who have distinguished themselves in Wildcat Intercollegiate Athletics. Inductees are formally recognized each year during Homecoming Weekend with a ceremony honoring the accomplishments and service. All inductees are given a plaque in commemoration. Inductee name(s) are engraved on the permanent plaque hung in the Athletic Department. Join us in congratulating all of our Hall of Fame inductees.
Class of 2014 Nominations
Athletes, coaches, teams, and professional staff from 1966-2009 are eligible for 2014 Hall of Fame nominations.
Penn College's Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2013. From left are director of athletics Scott E. Kennell, Michelle L. Wright, Adam N. Waigand, Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour, Shawn C. Naylor, Matthew R. Haile and Dennis L. Dunkleberger. Not pictured is Maria Bova Strohl.
Matthew R Haile (Class of 2006)
Matthew R. Haile was a four-year member of the Penn College golf team. From 2002-06, he helped the Wildcats stay undefeated and capture PCAA and Commonwealth Campus Athletic Conference team championships. In 2003, he was the conference individual champion – the first since 1982. In addition, he was a four-time all-conference selection and medal winner.
Shawn C. Naylor (Class of 1999)
Shawn C. Naylor was a two-year letter winner and two-time All-American for Penn College archery. In those years, he was a member of three men’s compound championship teams and was the national male compound champion in 1999. He was also a member of that year’s world team that won gold in Madrid, Spain.
Maria Bova Strohl (Class of 2007)
Maria Bova Strohl was a four-year letter winner for Penn College women’s volleyball. During that period, the libero helped the team amass a 71-23 (.755) record, as well as four championship appearances – including a title in 2004. She was an all-conference selection and ranks fourth in career digs for Penn College with 249.
Adam N. Waigand (Class of 2005)
Adam N. Waigand was a four-year letter winner for Penn College men’s soccer. During his tenure, the defender helped the Wildcats to a 55-14-1 (.793) record, making three postseason appearances that included Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference and PCAA championships in 2004. An All-State selection, he helped the defense record 15 shutouts in his last two years.
Michelle L. Wright (Class of 2007)
Michelle L. Wright was a four-year letter winner for Penn College archery. She was a member of the first women’s compound team in school history and a three-time All-American. She led the team by placing second at the national championships and also was a member of the 2007 world team that traveled to Venezuela.
Dennis L. Dunkleberger (1993-1999)
Dennis L. Dunkleberger coached Penn College cross-country teams for seven years (1993-1999). During that time, his teams produced seven Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletic Association championships – three men’s and four women’s – as well as five individual champions. His leadership of the team earned him Coach of the Year honors seven times.
Bookended by Pennsylvania College President Davie Jane Gilmour and Scott E. Kennell, director of athletics, the inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame class gathers outside the Thompson Professional Development Center. From left are Steven Craig; Katlyn Albitz's parents, Steve and Cher Stupar (accepting on behalf of their expectant daughter); Mike Stanzione; Pam Schuman (accepting for her late husband, Chet); Max Wasson; Brian Parker, Chad Karstetter, and Robert String.
Katlyn (Stupar) Albitz (Class of 2006)
Katlyn (Stupar) Albitz was a two-year letter winner for Penn College women’s basketball from 2004-2006. She was a prolific scorer for the Wildcats and a two-time all-conference selection. In 2005-06, she led the team to the Wildcats’ only conference championship in women's basketball history. She also holds the record for points in a single game scoring 43 points against both Penn State Hazleton (2004-05) and Penn State York (2005-06).
Bobby String (Class of 2001)
Bobby String was a two-year letter winner for the Penn College men’s basketball program from 1998-2000. In those two short years, he scored 1,022 points to become the first male player to top the 1,000-point career scoring mark. In addition, he scored a career high 41 points against PCCC his sophomore year making it the most points scored in a single game by a male basketball player.
Chet Schuman (2000-2008)
Chet Schuman was the head coach of the Penn College golf team for nine years (2000-08). During that time, his teams put together a 155-match unbeaten streak and captured six straight conference titles (2003-08). He also coached three Penn State University Athletic Conference individual champions and was a four-time Coach of the Year selection.
Max Wasson (1970-1982)
Max Wasson was the head coach of the wrestling program for Williamsport Area Community College (WACC) from 1970-82. In those 13 years, his teams amassed an impressive 95-39-1 (.710) record, the best of any wrestling coach in WACC or Penn College history. The impressive record led to eight Eastern Pennsylvania Community College Athletic Conference (EPCCAC) Championships and multiple invidual championps.
Chad Karstetter, Brian Parker and Steve Craig were the first Penn College student-athletes to capture a national championship, winning the men’s compound national competition in 1998. All three were named All-Americans and helped start a tradition of excellence by Penn College archery.
Karstetter was a three year member of the Penn College archery team (1997-99). He was a three time All-American and a member of the national championship men’s compound teams in 1998 and 1999. In addition, he served as the program’s head coach from 2001-2011 and was US Collegiate Archery’s Coach of the Year in 2011.
Parker was a three year member of the Penn College archery team (1997-99). He was a three time all-American and a member of the national championship men’s compound teams in 1998 and 1999. He currently serves as the program’s head coach.
Craig was a two-year member of the Penn College archery team (1997-98). In 1998, he earned All-American status and was a member of the first national championship men’s compound team.
Mike Stanzione (1991-2008)
Mike Stanzione served as the first director of athletics for Penn College, starting in 1991. Over the next 17 years, he built the program to 13 varsity intercollegiate sports while serving as the head baseball coach for 13 of those years. As coach, his teams won five conference championships and he was a five-time Coach of the Year. He ended his tenure as baseball coach with an impressive 261-167 (.610) career record. As the director of athletics, Stanzione built the program from scratch and oversaw its affiliation with the the Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference and then to the Penn State University Athletic Conference where his programs saw great success.