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Courtesy: Manhattan Athletic Department
Release: 12/08/2016
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Luis Custodio '82 (Men's Soccer)
Luis Custodio holds the Manhattan records for goals in a game (5) and a season (16), and he ranks second all-time with 29 career goals.  He was named all-conference twice (1979-80) and All-New York State in 1980.

Lisa Daley '93 (Women's Track & Field)
Lisa Daley set 10 school records (three individual, seven relay) during her time in Riverdale, four of which still stand.  She was a member of Manhattan’s distance medley relay squad that ran a school-record time of 11:50.73 while winning the gold medal at the 1992 ECAC Indoor Championships.  Individually, Daley still holds the school record in the 300 meters (40.30), and she was also the record-holder in the 400 meters (both indoors and outdoors) at the time of her graduation.

Jasmine (Whu) Donato '01 (Women's Tennis)
Jasmine (Whu) Donato becomes the first women’s tennis player elected to the Hall of Fame.  She’s Manhattan’s all-time leader with 124 wins, including 64 singles victories.  Donato posted a 10-3 doubles record as a senior in 2001.  The Jaspers finished second as a team at the MAAC Championships that season.

Mark Hurst '79 (Men's Track & Field)
Mark Hurst twice competed at the NCAA Championships in the 400 meter hurdles.  He also qualified for both the 1976 and 1980 U.S. Olympic Trials in the event.  Hurst ran a personal-best time of 50.7 seconds at the 1979 IC4A Championships and earned All-East honors three times.  He won multiple Metropolitan titles in the 400 meters, 120 yard hurdles and 4x400 meter relay, as well as the 400 hurdles.

Jillian Medea '06 (Softball)
Jillian Medea established program records for career (514) and single-season strikeouts (187).  Her 13 career shutouts are the most in MAAC history, and she ranks second on Manhattan’s all-time list with 43 wins.  Medea is also the Jaspers’ career leader in appearances and complete games.  She was named Second Team All-MAAC in 2004, as the Jaspers made the first of back-to-back MAAC Tournament appearances.

Robert O'Brien '61 (Men's Track & Field)
Robert O’Brien scored points in 10 different events during his career on the track & field team and received the Manhattan College Spiked Shoe Club Most Valuable Athlete Trophy in 1961.  He set a school-record of 24 feet to win the long jump at the 1961 IC4A Indoor Championships.  O’Brien was also an IC4A medalist in the triple jump and one mile relay.

Eugene Tanner '05 (Men's Lacrosse)
Eugene Tanner is the Jaspers’ all-time leader in assists (89) and points (186).  A three-time First Team All-MAAC selection, he was named MAAC Rookie of the Year in 2002, when Manhattan went undefeated in conference play and won the MAAC championship.  Tanner scored 51 goals that season, and his average of 3.19 goals per game is still the MAAC single-season record.  He also set a single-season program record with 74 points in 2002.

Michael Williams '96 (Men's Track & Field)
Michael Williams won the 800 meters at the 1995 NCAA Indoor Championships, running a school-record time (that still stands) of 1:48.12.  He also finished second in the 500 meters at the 1995 IC4A Championships and was a member of Manhattan’s 1992 IC4A championship team, scoring in both the 800 and 4x400 meter relay.  In addition, Williams earned Metropolitan titles in the 500, 800, 4x400 relay and 4x800 meter relay.

1995-96 Women's Basketball Team
Led by MAAC Player of the Year Gina Somma, the 1995-96 women's basketball team went 19-11, won the third MAAC title in program history, and qualified for the NCAA Tournament.  After going 11-3 in conference play, the Jaspers beat Fairfield 92-66 in the MAAC Championship Game to win the third MAAC title in program history, and the first since 1990.  Manhattan averaged a school-record 78.5 points per game and broke the 100-point barrier three times.  The Jaspers also set a program record with seven straight wins from Jan. 28-Feb. 18.

2006 Baseball Team
One of the most celebrated teams in the history of Manhattan College Athletics, the 2006 baseball squad won the first MAAC championship in program history and made Manhattan's first NCAA Tournament appearance in nearly 50 years.  The Jaspers upset sixth-ranked Nebraska in the first game of the NCAA Tournament and they eventually reached the Regional Final, where they fell to Miami.  Manhattan's 34 victories that season were a program record, and the team also set program marks for runs scored (354), doubles (96), home runs (44), stolen bases (100), ERA (4.03) and strikeouts (406).

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