Hartwick Athletic Hall of Fame Announces 2011 Inductees

June 13, 2011

The 2011 Class of the Hartwick College Athletic Hall of Fame will include Duncan Macdonald '78, Cal Chase ‘71, Ed Clough '60, and the entire roster of the 1977 National Champion Men's Soccer team, the Hall of Fame Committee has announced.

The ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2011 during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend.

Macdonald played in three Final Fours as a member of the Hartwick men's soccer team, in 1974, 1976, and assisting the first goal in the national championship game in 1977. Just one assist shy of the Hartwick career top 20 list, Macdonald finished his career with two goals, 15 assists and 19 points. He was a two-time All New York State selection, the number-one pick in the first round of the ASL Draft, and a fourth-round pick in the NASL Draft. Hartwick men's soccer went 53-8-7 during Macdonald's four years. He currently serves as Director of Alumni Relations for Hartwick College, where his passion for the school--and its soccer program--is routinely on display.

Born in Oneonta, Clough bought his first camera in 1976 on the way to a soccer match, and subsequently taught himself how to process film and develop photographs in his home darkroom. Clough's photos have appeared in many magazines, yearbooks, programs and other publications, and he has photographed two World Cups and one Olympic Games. Over the course of his career as a sports photographer--and for a time as Hartwick's Sports Information Director--Clough has shot every Hartwick team, amounting to thousands of student-athletes captured on film. He can be seen beside Hartwick's courts and fields, camera bag in tow, setting up the perfect shot--and capturing cherished memories for each generation of Hartwick athletes.

"Ed's commitment and devotion to Hartwick College athletics is undeniable," said Ian Mcintyre '96. "[His] passion and enthusiasm for Hartwick Athletics is contagious, and he has become a true ambassador of our ‘Wick sports programs."

Chase has long dedicated a substantial amount of his considerable energy to ensuring the continued vibrancy of Hartwick College athletics. Among his important contributions, Chase served as the team captain of the College's inaugural alumni phonathon, as the local co-chair of the Reignite the Wick campaign, two separate terms on the Alumni Association Board of Directors, the Wick Athletic Association Board of Directors, and as a team captain for the Hartwick College Capital Campaign in 1982-83. He has received the Alumni Association Meritorious Service Award (2009) and has twice been given the Mellecan Award (1985 and 2004).

"There are few individuals who rival Cal Chase in their steadfast devotion to Hartwick College," said Hartwick President Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich. "His loyalty to the College is surpassed only by his singular commitment to the Hartwick College soccer program."

There is no more storied squad in the long history of Hartwick College athletics than the 1977 Men's Soccer Team. They won the only national championship in Hartwick history and racked up the only undefeated season, finishing with a 16-0-2 record. At California Memorial Stadium in Berkley, CA, they defeated San Francisco by a score of 2-1 to claim the national title. Art Napolitano (assisted by Duncan Macdonald) and Steve Long (assisted by Jeff Tipping) tallied the Hartwick goals, while John Young brought the Final Four MVP trophy back to Oyaron Hill.

Captain Billy Gazonas won the Hermann Trophy for College Player of the Year. Under the guidance of then second-year head coach Jim Lennox, the team tallied an 11-0-2 record for the regular season, electrifying Hartwick fans across the globe and establishing a Hartwick soccer legacy that lives on proudly today.

The complete roster was as follows: Aly Anderson (First-year - Liverpool, England), Mike Blundell (Junior - Wilton, CT), Rudy Pena (First-year - Dallas, TX), Duncan Macdonald (Senior - Southport, England), Bill Gazonas (Senior - Trenton, NJ), Khyen Ivanchukov (Senior - Howell, NJ), Jeff Tipping (Senior - Liverpool, England), Art Napolitano (Senior - Trenton, NJ), Tom Maresca (Junior - Bloomfield, NJ), Stephen Long (Junior - Liverpool, England), Randy Escobar (Senior - West Patterson, NJ), Peco Bosevski (First-year - Garfield, NJ), John Young (First-year - Edinburgh, Scotland), Zeren Ombadykow (Senior - Howell, NJ), Joe Ryan (Junior - Harrison, NJ), David Moore (First-year - Decatur, GA), Phil Wallis (Junior - Montreal, Quebec), Robert Cuddy (Sophomore - Hialeah, FL), Scott Brayton (First-year - Needham, MA), Gary Vogel (Senior - Buffalo, NY), Charles Kadupski (Senior - Lebanon, CT). Head Coach: Jim Lennox; Assistant Coach: Alden Shattuck.

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