Sept. 17, 2004
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Johns Hopkins University will induct eight new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame in ceremonies scheduled for Saturday, October 2, 2004. The class includes Andy Goldberg (Muttontown, NY/Jericho), Kathy Hart (Townsend, DE/St. Andrew's School), Hank Kaestner (Baltimore, MD/Friends School), Joe Kail (McMurray, PA/Peters Township), Les Matthews (Baltimore, MD/St. Paul's School), Steve Mitchell (Brooklandville, MD/St. Paul's School), Doug Morgan (Newtown, PA/Council Rock), and Julie Siegrist (Pasadena, MD/Chesapeake). The eight-member class is the 11th to be inducted since the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame was formed in 1994 and raises the total number of members in the Hall of Fame to 85. The group will be honored at the Johns Hopkins-Dickinson football game on Friday, October 1 with the actual induction ceremony to take place at the Hunt Valley Marriott on Saturday evening.
Below is a short profile of each of the four inductees.
Muttontown, NY / Jericho HS
Class of 1986 Fencing
One of the all-time greatest fencers in Hopkins' storied history, Andy Goldberg compiled a staggering 218-49 (.816) overall record and ranks as one of JHU's finest performers in the foil. Goldberg qualified for the NCAA Championships in each of his last three seasons, during which he compiled a record of 190-35 (.844).
Goldberg helped lead Johns Hopkins to three Middle Atlantic Collegiate Fencing Association (MACFA) Championships and was the individual MACFA Champion in the foil as a sophomore, junior and senior. He posted a 56-10 record as a sophomore, when he placed 23rd at the NCAA Championships and helped JHU to a 24th-place team finish. A year later, he improved his record to 61-10 and placed 28th at the NCAAs en route to JHU's 29th-place team finish.
Goldberg closed his career on a high note as he posted a 73-15 record and placed a personal-best 14th at the NCAA Championships as a senior. His effort helped Hopkins to an 18th-place team finish.
Townsend, DE / St. Andrew's School
Class of 1989 Field Hockey/Lacrosse/Squash
One of the few four-year, three-sport athletes in JHU history, Kathy Hart left her mark as a member of the Johns Hopkins field hockey, women's lacrosse and squash teams.
Hart became the second All-American in Hopkins' field hockey history in 1987, when she garnered Honorable Mention All-America status. A standout midfield, she finished the 1987 season with 11 goals and two assists and concluded her career with 14 goals and nine assists to her credit. She was also a First Team South Region All-American as a junior, when she also garnered First Team All Middle Atlantic Conference Southwest honors. She helped guide the JHU field hockey team to a pair of appearances in the MAC playoffs and was a two-time team captain.
In women's lacrosse Hart left her name in the JHU record books as one of the most prolific goal-scorers in school history. She finished her career ranked third in goals scored (139), assists (40) and points (179) and still ranks among the all-time leaders in all three categories. Hart's efforts helped lead the Blue Jays to their first three appearances in the NCAA Tournament with a trip to the NCAA Semifinals in 1988.
Hart was also a four-year member of the Johns Hopkins squash team. Individual records are not available, but she was among the top three players on the team throughout her career.
In addition to the records and honors listed above, Hart was also the recipient of the prestigious Catherine C. Kramer Award, which is presented annually to the top senior female athlete at Johns Hopkins.
Baltimore, MD / Friends School
Class of 1967 Lacrosse
One of the all-time great defensemen in Johns Hopkins lacrosse history, Hank Kaestner enjoyed a standout career for the Blue Jays from 1965-67. During his career he led Hopkins to a 25-9 record and the 1967 USILA National Championship. The Blue Jays posted an 11-1 mark during his senior year.
Kaestner earned First Team All-America honors as a junior (1966) and senior (1967) after garnering Second Team All-America status as a sophomore. He earned the William C. Schmeisser Award as the nation's top defenseman as a junior and senior and remains one of just three Johns Hopkins players who have earned this prestigious award twice. He was named to the All-Time Johns Hopkins team and was the recipient of the Sidney C. Erlanger Award as the top senior on the 1967 Blue Jay lacrosse team.
Kaestner was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1986.
McMurray, PA / Peters Township
Class of 1994 Baseball
In the storied history of the Johns Hopkins baseball program, few have accomplished more than Joe Kail. Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 1994 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, Kail was a four-year starter at shortstop for the Blue Jays during one of the most successful four-year periods in school history.
Kail earned Third Team All-America honors as a senior, when he also earned First Team All-Region, First Team All-Centennial, First Team ECAC South and First Team All-UAA honors. He was also named the Centennial Conference and ECAC South Player of the Year at the end of that season.
Kail finished his career ranked first in school history in doubles (39) and walks (90) an third in hits (157), runs scored (134) and at bats (438). He also ranked among JHU's single-season leaders in batting average (.454), runs scored (47), hits (59) and walks (34) as each of those totals/averages were among the top five in school history at the time he graduated.
Kail's individual success translated directly to team success as JHU won four UAA titles, three MAC Southeast Championships, two MAC South crowns, one overall MAC title and the inaugural Centennial Conference Championship during his career. He also led the Blue Jays to three trips to the NCAA Tournament during his career.
Baltimore, MD / St. Paul's School
Class of 1973 Lacrosse/Football
At a time when freshmen were not eligible, Matthews made his mark as a two-year starter in goal for the Blue Jay lacrosse team. He earned First Team All-America honors as a junior and senior, when he led Johns Hopkins to back-to-back runner-up finishes in the NCAA Tournament (both title-game losses came by just a goal). He also earned the C. Markland Kelly Award as the nation's top goalie in each of those seasons as well and finished his career ranked second on JHU's all-time saves list (320).
Matthews was named to the All-Time Johns Hopkins Team at the end of his career and was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1996.
In football Matthews played wing-back and defensive back for the Blue Jays and helped the team compile a 17-10 overall record. The 1971 and 1972 teams both posted 6-3 records with the six wins just one off the school-record for wins in a season at the time. Matthews returned both kickoffs and punts in addition to his duties as a member of JHU's secondary. Complete defensive statistics are not available for Matthews' last two years, but he did lead the team in kickoff and punt returns as a sophomore.
In addition to his exploits as a student-athlete at Hopkins, Matthews has continued his service to the University as he has also served as one of the team doctors for the Department of Athletics.
Brooklandville, MD / St. Paul's School
Class of 1987 Lacrosse/Football/Basketball
Generally regarded as one of Hopkins' finest athletes of the last quarter century, Steve Mitchell excelled in lacrosse, basketball and football during his time at Homewood. He played four years of lacrosse, two years of basketball and one year of football.
Mitchell helped lead the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team to a four-year record of 47-6, four trips to the NCAA Tournament and three NCAA Championships (1984, 1985, 1987). A standout long-stick defensive midfielder, he earned Honorable Mention All-America honors as a junior and First Team All-America honors as a senior. Mitchell was named to the All-Time Johns Hopkins Team at the end of his career, led the Blue Jays in ground balls as a junior and senior and earned the 1941 Team Shaffer Award as the team's top defensive player as a senior.
Mitchell earned First Team All-MAC Southeast as a member of the Johns Hopkins basketball team in 1984-85. He led the team in scoring (16.2 ppg.) and rebounding (9.8 rpg.) that year and started at forward as a freshman and sophomore.
Mitchell played just one season for the Blue Jay football team, but started at wide receiver and led the team in receiving (26 receptions for 491 yards and five touchdowns). He also finished second on the team in scoring that season.
Newtown, PA / Council Rock HS
Class of 1981 Swimming
A key figure during a dominant period for the Johns Hopkins swimming team, Doug Morgan left his mark on the Johns Hopkins record book and helped guide the Blue Jays to national acclaim.
Morgan led the Blue Jays to the 1978 and 1979 NCAA Division III National Championships and runner-up finishes at the 1980 and 1981 NCAA Championships. The NCAA Team Championships won by the men's swimming team from 1977-79 remain the only team titles Johns Hopkins has won in a sport other than men's lacrosse.
Morgan was the individual NCAA Champion in the 200 butterfly as a sophomore (1979) and senior (1981) and the 200 IM as a senior (1981). He was also a member of the 400-medley relay team that won the Division III Championship in 1979, 1980 and 1981.
In all, Morgan swam in 12 individual events at the NCAA Championships during his career and finished in the top four in all 12. This includes his three individual championships.
Pasadena, MD / Chesapeake HS
Class of 1990 Lacrosse/Field Hockey
A standout two-sport athlete at a time when women's sports began to gain nation recognition at Johns Hopkins, Julie Siegrist excelled in both lacrosse and field hockey for the Blue Jays.
A standout defender for the Blue Jay lacrosse team, Siegrist earned First Team All-America honors as a junior and senior and, at the time, was just the second player in school history to twice earn First Team All-America. She remains one of just three players to earn this prestigious award twice and she is the only defensive player to do accomplish this feat.
Siegrist helped lead Johns Hopkins to four straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament and a four-year record of 50-16. She led the 1988 team to the NCAA Semifinals.
The team success followed Siegrist in field hockey as well as the Blue Jays posted a four-year record of 43-18-3 and earned three trips to the Middle Atlantic Conference Playoffs during her career.
Siegrist earned First Team All-Region and First Team All-MAC as a senior, when she led the team in scoring with nine goals and four assists for 22 points. She concluded her career ranked fifth all-time at Johns Hopkins in goals scored (18) and is currently tied for 10th on JHU's career goal-scoring list.
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