2014 Lycoming Winter Magazine - page 24

Athletics Hall of Fame inductees
The 28th annual Lycoming College
Athletics Hall of Fame banquet was held
during homecoming Friday, Oct. 25. The
inductees include Cameron Coleman ’00,
football; Mark Seagreaves ’01, football;
Megan Wallenhorst ’08, women’s
lacrosse; Susan (Leuthner) House ’97,
softball; Matt Miller ’08, wrestling; Jim
Bechtel ’06, golf; and Bill Byham, former
radio broadcaster and sports information
Coleman was a four-year starting
defensive lineman and finished his career
as a two-time First Team All-MAC
selection. He capped his career with a
seven-sack season that landed him a spot
on the AFCAAll-American Team.
Seagreaves picked up two First Team
All-Freedom League honors, earning the
accolades as a freshman and a senior. He
earned First Team Don Hansen Football
Gazette All-American honors and Second
Team Hewlett-Packard All-American
honors as a senior, as he tied the school
record with 17 sacks.
Wallenhorst is the women’s lacrosse
team’s all-time leading scorer with 276
points and 233 points. She earned All-
American honors during her junior and
senior years and was also a three-time
all-region selection.
A four-year starting second baseman,
Leuthner never hit less than .320 in a
season. The cleanup hitter drove in 77
runs and scored 85, both records that
stood for 16 years before being broken
in 2013. She was also a three-time all-
conference selection.
Miller entered his senior year in a
battle for the starting slot and finished
it as a national champion. He ended his
career with a 78-28 record, posting a
perfect 21-0 mark as a senior and was
named the Empire Collegiate Wrestling
Conference Wrestler of the Year.
Bechtel was a CoSIDA Second Team
Academic All-District selection as a
senior and a 2006 MAC Scholar-Athlete.
He became the first Warrior to earn two
all-conference honors in a career. Bechtel
owns the school’s lowest career stroke
average (81.0) and lowest single-season
average (78.21, 2004).
Byham served the college as its
football and basketball voice for
decades and as its first full-time sports
information director
from 1987-92.
“A big thank you goes to the
college’s athletics logo committee, the
survey participants and the Joe Bosack
Design Group for their dedication and
valuable input in helping us visually
identify our core principals as an
athletics department,” Joe Guistina,
assistant director of athletics and sports
information director, said.
Apparel and merchandise featuring
the new logos is available in the Streeter
Campus Store.
New athletics
logos unveiled
A new, vibrant
and contemporary family of logos and
word marks, along with a customized
font package for Lycoming College’s
17-sport intercollegiate athletics program,
was introduced in August.
“Throughout the design process, the
college was committed to identifying an
image that promotes the core concepts of
strength, honor, excellence and tradition,”
Mike Clark ’93, director of athletics and
head football coach, said. “We feel the
new logo reflects the dynamic direction
of Lycoming athletics. We are very
excited to wear it into competition.”
The new set of marks replaces the
block L logo, which has been in use
since 2005. Prior to that, the college used
an “Indian Head” mark for nearly 50
years, but stopped using the logo due to
NCAA legislation that banned the use of
American Indian imagery by sports teams
during its postseason tournaments.
Lycos the Warrior makes debut
Before Lycoming won its
homecoming football game with a field
goal in overtime, the crowd cheered for
a different reason: The college’s new
mascot was revealed. The creature is a
wolf in hero’s clothing – complete with
sword and cape – fittingly named “Lycos
the Warrior.” Lycos means “wolf” in
Greek. The name also is a nod to the
Native American heritage of the area
and the college, as early French settlers
referred to local Native Americans as
“Loupes,” the French word for wolves.
Energizing fans is really what mascots
are all about and Dan Miller, Ed.D.,
vice president of student life, said that
Lycos personifies the spirit of Lycoming
athletics followers.
“The mascot symbolizes the pride
we all have in our student-athletes as
they represent the college,” Miller said.
“Moreover, it can serve as an ambassador
of Lycoming athletics in the community
and at special events on and off the
2013 Athletics Hall of Fame inductees: Megan
Wallenhorst ’08, Cameron Coleman ’00, Bill By-
ham, Jim Bechtel ’06, Susan (Leuthner) House ’97,
Matt Miller ’08 and Mark Seagreaves ’01
Lycos the Warrior, Lycoming’s new mascot
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