The Salisbury University Athletics Hall of Fame welcomed six new members over Homecoming Weekend. Five sports are represented in the 2019 Hall of Fame class.
The 2019 inductees are Linda (Ackermann) McCarthy (women’s lacrosse), Jarell Chandler (football), Tom Kress (football), Jason Cranford (men’s soccer), Dan Korpon (men’s lacrosse) and Stacey (Krebs) Frederick (volleyball).
The 2019 Hall of Fame class was honored in the Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday at 6 p.m. The ceremony was held in the Assembly Hall of the Guerrieri Academic Commons.
Linda (Ackermann) McCarthy, a 2005 graduate, enjoyed one of the most decorated careers in program history. A 2005 All-American, McCarthy is also a three-time first-team All-Region selection and a member of the Capital Athletic Conference Silver Anniversary Team.
McCarthy was a four-year letter winner for the women’s lacrosse team, earning team MVP honors in 2003 and 2004 and being named a team captain in 2005. She ranks seventh all-time in career goals and 12th in points.
Over her four years, the women’s lacrosse team recorded a 56-12 record. They played in three NCAA Tournaments and reached one NCAA Semifinal.
Jarell Chandler, a 2009 graduate, was one of the best defensive players to don the maroon and gold. Chandler racked up three All-American awards in his career, two from D3football.com and one from the American Football Coaches Association.
Chandler was also a two-time All-Atlantic Central Football Conference defender and was named the team’s defensive MVP in 2007. Chandler ranks second in tackles and sacks in program history.
The Sea Gulls held a 32-12 record over Chandler’s four seasons, making one NCAA Tournament trip and playing in three Eastern College Athletic Conference Bowl games.
Tom Kress, a 1986 graduate, was a key member of a very successful Salisbury football team. Kress was a three-year letter winner and was named a first-team All-American in 1986.
The program recorded a 26-6-1 record and reached two NCAA Tournaments in Kress’s three seasons with Salisbury. It reached the semifinals in 1985.
Kress holds the career record for sacks (30) and sacks in a season (15).
Jason Cranford, a 2006 graduate, was another well-decorated Sea Gull. He was a first-team all-region player in 2003 and 2004, making the first-team All-CAC squad three times and being selected for the CAC Silver Anniversary Team.
Over Cranford’s four seasons, SU's basketball team went 67-10-9. The Sea Gulls qualified for four NCAA Tournaments, making the quarterfinals in 2003 and the semifinals in 2004.
Cranford comes in at second in career shutouts and third in goals against average in his career.
Dan Korpon, a 2005 graduate, represents one of the best goalies to play between the pipes for Salisbury men’s lacrosse. In addition to his two All-American awards, Korpon was awarded the National Goalkeeper of the Year Award in 2005.
The four-year letter winner was also named a team captain in 2005. The men’s lacrosse team notched a 72-6 record in Korpon’s four-year tenure.
Korpon ranks second in career saves and third in saves over a season in program history. He also led the NCAA in goals against average for the 2004 season.
Stacey (Krebs) Frederick, a 2009 graduate, left a lasting impact on the court for SU volleyball. Frederick received two All-American and All-Region honors and was a four-year All-CAC player in the maroon and gold.
The 2008 CAC Player of the Year was also a four-year letter winner and a two-year captain for the Sea Gulls. The team went 112-36 in the four seasons with Krebs, with two CAC Championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances.
Krebs holds numerous Salisbury records, including single season kills and kills in a single match. Krebs also comes in at second in career kills.
By NICK LEWIS
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