William Goodfellow '68 (Posthumously)
A three-year varsity starter, Goodfellow played 65 games and scored 1, 025 points while at Manhattan. A two-time All Met Conference player, Bill was also voted to the All Metropolitan Team. Affectionately nicknamed Goody, he was ninth in total career points at the time of his graduation. He had 223 boards as a guard and shot 75 percent from the line. He helped the College take the Met Conference in 1967 against St. Francis; scored a career-high 31 points against Bobby Knight's Army team, and earned his 1,000th point against the University of Connecticut. At the St. Francis Game he was voted MVP and received the Junius Kellogg Award, making 20 of his 28 points in the second half to clinch the Jasper NIT bid. Life after Manhattan included teaching and coaching at Rice High School, service n the U.S. military and work as an account executive with the NY Telephone Company. Bill died tragically in a car accident at the age of 26. He is remembered as a gentleman and a fierce competitor by teammates and opponents alike, that captured the Jasper spirit in every game he played for Manhattan.
John Leonard '82
A four-year letterman, team captain his senior year and two-time team Most Valuable Player, Leonard has left his mark on Manhattan. He ranks third in career free throw percentage (83 percent), holds the record of 32 consecutive shots from the line and ranks ninth in points with 1,329. He was named to the All Metropolitan Team in his junior and senior years and was a member of the Metro Atlantic All Conference Team (MAAC). He was a tenth-round NBA draft pick for the New York Knicks, one of only 20 Manhattan College players drafted by the NBA. Leonard went on to coach at the collegiate level, returning to Manhattan as a coach under Steve Lappas and helping the team to return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 35 years. He later returned to serve as head coach at his alma mater for three seasons.
Marty Ludwikowski '80
A member of the Manhattan indoor and outdoor track teams and the cross country team. An NCAA All American in Cross Country in 1979, Marty was also named the Metropolitan Track's Collegiate Cross Country Runner of the Year. A very competitive year for the honor, Marty paved the way with a 10th place finish at the National AAU Cross Country Championships, a third place finish in the IC4A Championships, and second place finishes in the NCAA District II Championships and the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Championships. He was also a member of the All East First Team. Marty wrapped up his track victories in 1980 with another second place finish in the IC4A's Outdoor 10,000 meters. Both of these IC4A second place finishes came behind future Olympians. Marty was also instrumental in several Jasper relay victories, including the 4 x 1600m Rutgers Relay. He ran the leadoff leg in 4:10.8, breaking a Villanova record with a final team time of 16:43.3.
Aliann Pompey '99
The first Jasper female to win an NCAA title, Pompey also holds seven Manhattan records. Her 500m race indoors with a time of 1:09.38 is also an ECAC and NCAA Collegiate record. She and her relay team took the 4x400m Indoor Relay in 3:41.01. Outdoors, Pompey is tops for the 200m (23.59), the 400m (52.51), the 4x200m Relay (1:38.25) and the 4x400 Relay (3:39.64). She holds eight Individual Metropolitan Titles in the 200m and 400m and still holds the MAAC 400m Indoor and Outdoor records, as well as the Metropolitan Conference 400m Indoor and Outdoor records. She was named All-East in the 200m and 400m six times, and she was selected as one of the top 25 MAAC all-time performers in 2006. Pompey went on to compete in three Olympic Games and recently returned from the World Championships in Berlin, placing 11th in the 400m and has been world ranked in the 400m each year. She has competed in seven World Championships, took a Bronze Medal for the 400m at the Pan Am Games in 2003, and set five records for Guyana for both the 200m and 400m, indoors and outdoors. A Dean's List student, Pompey was a member of the National Society of Black Engineers and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and president of the African Caribbean American Club.
Michael T. Quigley '72
A right-handed second baseman that garnered All Metropolitan Conference all-star selections. As a senior, Mike was named team captain, voted the Manhattan College Baseball MVP and was named to the Outstanding College Athletes of America Hall of Fame. Mike batted .405 and .388 in the Met Conference and .387 and .363 overall in his last two seasons as a Jasper. After graduation, he served as volunteer assistant to Coach Dave Curran for two years, became the head coach of the Mount Vernon Generals of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League for the following two seasons, and was head baseball coach of Queens College during 1977. He later served as Assistant Baseball Commissioner for the New York City Public School Athletic League and as consultant for the New York City Department of Education.
Gerry Ryan '90
A record holder for hammer throwing and weight throwing, Ryan ranks sixth on the all time Hammer List at Manhattan. He earned NCAA All American status as a senior when he hurled the hammer for a personal best of 211 feet 8 inches. Ryan was named All East six times, qualified for the NCAAs twice and was a four-time Metropolitan Champion, twice for the hammer and twice for the weight. He coached track and field at Manhattan while in grad school.
Gerard J. Smith '79
A member of the Manhattan Men's Tennis team, Smith was named the Jasper's Most Valuable Player in his last two seasons. Having lost only two matches his junior year, he improved on that record and went undefeated as a senior. The team also went undefeated in conference play that year and won the Suburban West Conference. Upon the completion of his senior year, Smith was offered the first tennis scholarship at Manhattan. Smith instead took a full-time position working for Weeden & Company. Smith competed for years after Manhattan and was nationally ranked for ten years in platform tennis. He was also ranked in the Top 25 for three consecutive years in the Men's Open Eastern Tennis Association.