Johns Hopkins to Add Nine to Athletic Hall of Fame
Athletes Representing Six Decades Form 18th Induction Class
April 24, 2012
BALTIMORE, MD -- Johns Hopkins University will induct nine new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame in ceremonies scheduled for Saturday, April 28. The nine-member class is the 18th to be inducted since the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame was formed in 1994 and raises the total number of members to 141. The group will be honored at induction ceremonies scheduled to take place at 6 pm in the Evans Room of the O'Connor Recreation Center on the Johns Hopkins campus. A reception honoring the inductees will immediately follow the induction ceremony in the Newton White Athletic Center.
Individuals interested in attending the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremonies can contact Lewis Williams in the Blue Jays Unlimited office to secure a reservation. Williams can be reached by phone (410/516-6132) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Below is a look at the nine individuals who comprise the 2012 class of inductees for the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame.
Ed Bernstein - Class of 1959
Lacrosse Soccer Basketball
In an era when multi-sport athletes were the norm, Ed Bernstein was one of the finest three-sport athletes at Johns Hopkins as he played lacrosse, soccer and basketball at Homewood. Freshmen were ineligible for varsity athletics during his career so he played on the freshman teams in all three sports before moving to varsity in each as a sophomore. Bernstein prepped at nearby City College before enrolling at Johns Hopkins in 1955.
Bernstein was a key member of the 1957 and 1959 USILA National Championship teams and the team combined to go 24-3-1 in his three seasons as a member of the varsity under the guidance of head coach Bob Scott. The 1957 national championship was the first for Johns Hopkins under Scott's direction. The Blue Jays lost just one game to an intercollegiate opponent in his three seasons and he earned All-America honors three times, including second team status as a junior and senior. He also earned the Penniman Award as the team's top midfielder in 1959 and ended his career with 31 goals and 27 assists.
In soccer, Bernstein played for legendary coach Mickey Cochrane and started as a sophomore and junior before injuries cut short his career. He earned All-Middle Atlantic Conference and All-Mason Dixon Conference honors, led the team in goals (8) and points (16) as a sophomore and served as a team captain as a junior before missing his final season with an injury.
Bernstein's three-sport efforts were closed in the winter as a member of the Johns Hopkins basketball team. He started at guard each season for the Blue Jays.
Lauren Carney Class of 2001
Field Hockey Lacrosse
One of Johns Hopkins' truly great field hockey players and a key member of the Blue Jay women's lacrosse team as it made its transition from Division III to Division I in 1999, Lauren Carney enjoyed a career rivaled by few in the history of Johns Hopkins athletics.
Carney excelled in the fall for head coach Megan Fraser's (Callahan) field hockey team as she helped the Blue Jays to a four-year record of 55-24, including a 34-8 mark over her final two seasons, and a 28-8 record in Centennial Conference play. Carney was twice selected as an All-American in field hockey, grabbing second team honors as a junior and first team honors as a senior. She remains one of just four players in school history to twice earn All-America honors in field hockey; "firsts" and "one of onlys" are part of her legacy. She was the first three-time first team all-region and four-time All-Centennial selection in school history and remains one of just three to earn first team all-region honors three times and one of four to earn All-Centennial honors four times.
Despite splitting time between midfield and defense, she closed her career with 26 goals and 18 assists and ranked as JHU's second all-time leading scorer with 70 points when she graduated. Her individual success translated directly to team success as Johns Hopkins won back-to-back Centennial Conference titles during her junior and senior years and earned consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances those years as well. With Carney leading the way, Johns Hopkins advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals in 1999 - this remains the farthest the Blue Jays have ever advanced in the NCAAs.
Carney helped the Blue Jay lacrosse team makes its move from Division III to Division I a smooth one as she helped the Blue Jays to a 47-19 record during her career. She played in 50 games with 27 starts and started all 17 games as a senior, when she helped JHU to its first Division I women's lacrosse title of any kind - the 2001 ECAC Championship. She was also a member of the 1998 Centennial Conference Championship team, which advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals.
Jim Feely Class of 1969
The standard of Johns Hopkins' quarterbacks for many years and a three-time national champion in men's lacrosse, few enjoyed more individual or team success at Johns Hopkins than Jim Feely.
In an era when many teams still relied heavily on running the ball, Johns Hopkins used a rugged rushing attack and Feely's passing exploits to achieve a level of success not seen at Homewood in a decade.
He led Johns Hopkins to MAC South titles in 1967 and 1968 with a combined record of 13-3 overall and 12-1 in the MAC; this after Hopkins had posted a 1-12-3 record in the two seasons prior.
Feely graduated as Johns Hopkins' career leader in passing yards (2,871), touchdown passes (32) and completions (180) and more than 40 years later he still holds the top two single-season pass efficiency ratings in school history (188.44 in 1967 and 152.11 in 1968). His 18 touchdown passes in 1968 remained a Johns Hopkins record until 2010 and his 30 combined touchdown passes over his final two seasons were the most-ever in consecutive seasons during the first 95 years of the program.
Feely smoothly transitioned to lacrosse in the spring and was a key member of Bob Scott's USILA National Championship teams in 1967, 1968 and 1969. At the time, this marked the first time Johns Hopkins had won three straight national championships in 20 years.
Feely quietly contributed 23 goals and 23 assists during his three seasons as an attackman (freshmen were ineligible during his career) as the Blue Jays compiled a 30-3 record with just two losses to intercollegiate opponents during his career. Most impressively, JHU posted a 19-1 record at Homewood Field during his career.
Peter Kahn Class of 1998
The nearly two-decade run of success that the Johns Hopkins men's soccer team is currently enjoying began with a stunning run in the middle of the 1990s. That run was sparked by an explosive offense and a equally strong defense spearheaded by Peter Kahn, one of the top defensive players in school history.
Kahn was a four-year starter for the Blue Jays and served as a team captain as a junior and senior. He helped lead Johns Hopkins to a four-year record of 63-13-5, including a 29-5-2 mark in Centennial Conference play. The Blue Jays made three trips to the NCAA Tournament during Kahn's career - one more than Hopkins had accumulated in school history prior to that point - and claimed the 1996 Centennial Conference title.
Kahn fueled a stunning run to the 1994 NCAA Championship game as the Blue Jays, the underdog in every tournament game that year, won four tournament games away from home before falling in the national championship game in overtime. Kahn and the Blue Jay defense allowed just three goals in five NCAA Tournament games that year.
With the team success came the individual accolades and Kahn remains one of the most decorated defenders in school history. He earned All-Centennial honors in each of his four seasons, including three selections to the first team. He also earned First Team NSCAA All-Region honors three times and remains the only defender and one of just three Johns Hopkins men's soccer players to earn first team all-region honors three times or more.
Mathew Menz Class of 1993
Matt Menz enjoyed one of the great all-around careers in the storied history of the Johns Hopkins baseball program. Nearly 20 years after his career ended, he remains one of the few Johns Hopkins players to excel as a position player and pitcher.
One of the top power hitters in school history, Menz graduated with school records of 24 home runs and 139 RBIs. He also ranked among the top 10 in school history in hits (149/5th), batting average (.382/2nd), doubles (32/2nd) and triples (8/7th). He still ranks among the top 10 all-time in career batting average and the top 20 in each of the other categories as well.
Menz saw spot duty as a pitcher early in his career, but took on a regular spot in the rotation as a senior and flourished, He posted a 6-2 record with a 2.48 ERA and 43 strikeouts and pitched one of the great all-time games in school history when he went 15 innings against Elizabethtown in the 1993 Middle Atlantic Conference Championship game.
Menz earned First Team All-MAC Southeast honors three times and was the MAC Southeast Most Valuable Player as a senior. He also grabbed All-UAA honors three times, including first team nods as a pitcher and first baseman as a senior, when he was also named UAA MVP.
With Menz leading the way, the Blue Jays posted a 104-45-1 (.697) record from 1990-93 and won three UAA titles (1990, 1992, 1993) and one MAC Championship (1992). He also helped Johns Hopkins to appearances in the 1992 and 1993 NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships.
Mary Alexis Paul Class of 2001
Mary Alexis Paul arrived at Johns Hopkins in 1997 - she spent the next four years etching her name throughout the Blue Jay volleyball record book.
A dominating hitter, Paul still holds school records for kills (1,609) and hitting percentage (.302) and remains the only player in school history with more than 1,400 career kills. She also holds the top two single-season kill totals in school history (576, 492) and the single-season mark for kills per game (4.88).
In addition to ranking as one of the top hitters in school and Centennial Conference history, Paul also ranks among JHU's all-time leaders in digs (1,419) and service aces (164).
Paul earned All-Centennial Conference honors in each of her four seasons at Homewood, including first team honors twice and second team honors twice as well. She capped her career in 2000 by becoming the first Johns Hopkins player to be selected as the Centennial Conference Player of the Year. She remains one of just two players in school history to earn CC Player of the Year honors and one of just three to earn All-Centennial honors four times.
Johns Hopkins was also a member of the UAA during her career and she earned All-UAA honors a school-record three times, including a pair of selections to the second team.
The individual success Paul enjoyed translated to the best four-year run in school history to that point. Johns Hopkins posted a 97-55 record, including a 31-9 mark in the Centennial Conference during her career. She also helped the Blue Jays to their first-ever appearance in the Centennial championship match as a senior and JHU made three trips to the ECAC Championships during her career.
John Hahn Roberts Class of 1975
Few fencers in school history have enjoyed as much individual and team success as John Roberts, who enjoyed a career rivaled by few in any weapon.
A two-time captain and three-year starter on the Blue Jays' sabre squad, Roberts accumulated a career record of 219-56 (.796) and finished his career as Johns Hopkins' all-time sabre leader in victories and winning percentage. More than 35 years after he concluded his career, he still ranks fifth in career winning percentage in all weapons.
Roberts' was at his best when the pressure was the greatest. He won the 1974 & 1975 Middle Atlantic Collegiate Fencing Association (MACFA) individual championship in the sabre with undefeated records in the championship tournament both years. He remains one of just four fencers in school history to twice win an individual MACFA Sabre championship.
With Roberts leading the way, Johns Hopkins dominated the MACFA Championships, winning overall team titles in 1973, 1974 and 1975 with a North Atlantic title in 1975 as well. Hopkins posted a four-year record of 72-16 during his career Roberts closed his career with an 18th-place finish at the NCAA Championships as a senior. Johns Hopkins earned a 15th-place team finish at the NCAAs that year, a showing that still ranks as the fifth-best in school history.
Brendan Schneck Class of 1981
Despite playing just two seasons at Johns Hopkins after transferring from Navy, Brendan Scheck left his mark as one of the top players in school history. Schneck helped Johns Hopkins to the 1980 NCAA Championship, the record third straight for the Blue Jays at the time, and a national runner-up finish in1981. Johns Hopkins compiled a 27-2 record during his two seasons.
Schneck totaled 46 goals and 25 assists for 71 points in 1980 as he led the Blue Jays to the national championship. His marks for goals and points that season are both school records for a midfielder and helped him earn the Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award as the nation's top player and a nod as a First Team USILA All-American.
A year later, he earned a repeat selection as a First Team All-American after scoring 33 goals to go along with 17 assists for 50 points. He was also selected as the Lt. Donald McLaughlin Award recipient as the nation's top midfielder and was named to the William C. Schmeisser All-Time Johns Hopkins Team when he graduated.
Schneck was selected to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1997.
Marjahna Segers Class of 2000
Basketball Track Volleyball
Marjahna Segers was a three-sport letter winner during her time at Johns Hopkins as she excelled for the Blue Jay basketball, track and volleyball teams. She enjoyed individual and team success in all three sports.
Segers made her mark in basketball as a powerful inside force on four of Hopkins' greatest women's basketball teams. She is one of just two players in school history with more than 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds as she ranks ninth in school history in points (1,121) and second in rebounds (1,100) and rebounds per game (9.6). Segers also ranks among the all-time leaders in blocked shots (69), free throws made (221) and attempted (399), games played (114) and minutes played (2,762).
More than a decade after her career ended, Segers remains one of just two players in school history to total 225 or more rebounds four times and her marks for career games and minutes played both rank among the top five in school history. She earned All-Centennial honors three times and All-UAA honors twice, including first team honors from both leagues as a senior.
Segers helped the Blue Jays to a 93-21 (.816) record during her career with four trips to the NCAA Tournament, two appearances in the national quarterfinals and two Centennial Conference titles. The 93 wins Johns Hopkins earned during her career are the most ever in a four-year period in school history.
In addition to her exploits in basketball, Segers also left her mark with the track team as she won the 1998 and 1999 Centennial Conference Outdoor Shot Put titles.
Segers added a third sport as a senior, when she played on the Blue Jay volleyball team. She played in 32 matches that season and helped Johns Hopkins post a 27-16 record, including a 7-3 mark in the Centennial Conference. The Blue Jays also advanced to the ECAC Semifinals and the 27 wins Hopkins accumulated that season remain the second-highest single-season total in school history.
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