Five new members slated for induction into Athletics Hall of Fame this fall

Five new members slated for induction into Athletics Hall of Fame this fall

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University Athletics Department has announced the five-person class of 2015 to be inducted into the Salisbury University Athletics Hall of Fame.

The class of 2015 consists of Jeff Bigas (men’s lacrosse), Lindsey Elliott (field hockey), Stacie Gado (field hockey and women’s track & field), Dan Meehan (men’s soccer), and Melissa Webster (field hockey).

The Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is one of the main events of Salisbury’s Homecoming Weekend and will take place Friday, October 9, 2015. The ceremony, held in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center, begins at 6 p.m. The formal event recognizes the men and women whose contributions to Salisbury University athletics have deemed them worthy of induction into the SU Hall of Fame.

Nominations for the Hall of Fame and the Award of Excellence are accepted throughout the year for former student-athletes, coaches, and staff members. Visit www.suseagulls.com/hof for more information or to nominate.

Bigas (class of 2005) helped lead the men’s lacrosse program to three-straight national championships from 2003 through 2005. He was a team captain in 2004 and 2005 and was named the team’s Most Valuable Player in 2005. He claimed second-team All-Capital Athletic Conference honors in his freshman year, and was named to the first team in his final three seasons. He was recognized on the national level, as well, being named a first-team All-American in his final three years and claiming the honor of the National Defensive Player of the Year in 2005.

Elliott (class of 2004) is one of the top offensive players in program history, still ranking in the top 10 in numerous statistical categories. During her four years, Elliott played in 81 games, dishing out 30 assists, which still stands tied for fifth in program history, while scoring 55 goals and recording 140 points. She was a team captain in her senior season and was named to the All-Capital Athletic Conference first team in 2002 and 2003, while being named the CAC Player of the Year in 2003. She collected first-team All-American honors in her final two years, as well.

Gado (class of 1997), was an All-American in two sports, and nearly a national champion. In field hockey, Gado lettered four years and was named to the All-CAC first team twice. In 1996, Gado was named to the All-Region first team and she earned third-team All-American honors. In the spring, Gado was one of the top throwers in the Capital Athletic Conference, being named the league’s Women’s Track & Field Athlete of the Year in 1994, while earning All-CAC honors eight times, and advancing to the NCAA championships three times in the javelin, with her highest finish coming in 1995, placing second.

Meehan (class of 2003) was a two-year letter winner in men’s soccer, making an immediate impact and helping the team to the NCAA tournament quarterfinal round in his final year in 2003. Meehan was named to the All-Capital Athletic Conference first team in his two seasons, while being named the league’s Player of the Year in 2003. He was twice named first-team All-Region, while being one of just 12 All-Americans in program history, earning that honor in 2003. He closed his two-year career with 21 goals and 12 assists for 54 points, all of which still stand in the top 25 in program history.

Webster (class of 2004) was one of the key playmakers for the field hockey team still standing in the top 10 in a number of statistical categories. She dished out 39 assists in her career, which was second in program history at the time of her graduation and still stands third. Webster was recognized with awards throughout her career, being named the Capital Athletic Conference’s Rookie of the Year in 2001 before claiming first-team All-CAC honors in 2003 and 2004. She was also named the league’s Player of the Year in 2004. She picked up first-team All-Region and All-American honors in her final two seasons.

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