Six to be immortalized in Salisbury Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2019

Six to be immortalized in Salisbury Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2019

SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University athletic department in conjunction with the Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce the 2019 Salisbury University Athletics Hall of Fame class, which will be inducted over Homecoming Weekend. This year's class will feature Linda (Ackermann) McCarthy '05 (Women's Lacrosse), Jarrell Chandler '09 (Football), Jason Cranford '06 (Men's Soccer), Dan Korpon '05 (Men's Lacrosse), Stacey (Krebs) Frederick '09 (Volleyball), Tom Kress '86 (Football).

The Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony kicks off Homecoming Weekend, held on Friday, October 18 beginning at 6 p.m., in the Assembly Hall of Guerrieri Academic Commons.

Linda (Ackermann) McCarthy is one of the top women's lacrosse players in program history. She was a 2005 All-American, a three-time first-team All-Region selection, a three-time All-Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) honoree and a member of the CAC Silver Anniversary team. A four-year letter winner, Ackermann was a captain in 2005 and team MVP in 2003 and 2004. The team had a four-year record of 56-12, played in three NCAA tournaments and were national semifinalists in 2005. Ackermann is seventh all-time in career goals, 12th in points and tied for 16th in goals in a season.

Jarrell Chandler left Salisbury as one of the top defensive players in program history. Chandler was a two-time D3football.com All-American, a 2008 AFCA All-American and a two-time All-Atlantic Central Football Conference defender. A three-year letter winner, Chandler was the 2007 team defensive MVP. The team had a 32-12 record during his four years, made an NCAA tournament appearance in 2007 and played in three Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) bowl games. In his career, Chandler ranks second in tackles and sacks and tied for second in tackles for loss yardage.

Jason Cranford was one of the most decorated men's soccer players of all time to wear the maroon and gold. Cranford was a first-team all-region player in 2003 and 2004, a three-time first-team All-CAC player and was named to the CAC Silver Anniversary team. He was a four-year letter winner and a team captain in 2005.  The team had a 67-10-9 four-year record, qualified for four NCAA tournament appearances, won three CAC Championships, and was an NCAA quarterfinalist in 2003 and an NCAA semifinalist in 2004. Cranford is second in career shutouts, third in goals-against average and goalie minutes played and sixth in career saves. 

Dan Korpon left Salisbury as one of and remains one of the best goalies in Salisbury men's lacrosse history. A two-time All-American, Korpon was selected as the National Goalkeeper of the Year in 2005 and an All-CAC honoree in 2005. He was a four-year letter winner and team captain in 2005. The Sea Gulls compiled a four-year record was 72-6, won the three consecutive NCAA national championship in 2003-2005 and NCAA quarterfinalists in 2002. Korpon ranks second in career saves, third in saves in a season, 13th in goalkeeper minutes played. After the 2004 season, Korpon led the NCAA in goals-against average.

Stacey (Krebs) Frederick is arguably one of, if not the greatest volleyball player to have ever worn the maroon and gold. Krebs was a two-time All-American and All-Region selection, a four-year All-CAC player as well as being named the 2008 CAC Player of the Year. She was a four-year letter winner, a two year captain, and a two-time coach's award winner. The team's four-year record was 112-36, made two NCAA tournament appearances, and claimed the CAC Championship in 2007 and 2008. Krebs is the leader in kills in a season and kills in a single match. Krebs tops the all-time career attempts list, second in career kills.

Tom Kress played during one of the most successful stretches in Salisbury football history. He was a first-team All-American in 1986 and a three-year letter winner. The program's three-year record was 26-6-1, played in two NCAA tournaments, and was an NCAA semifinalist in 1985. Kress still holds the career record in quarterback sacks (30) and season sacks record (15). Kress also sits fourth in career tackles.

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.