Jasper Club

2008

Courtesy: Manhattan Athletic Department
Release: 06/29/2010
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Peter Beyer '60

Peter Beyer '60 was only the second Jasper to break 25 minutes at Van Cortlandt on the grueling five-mile course, marking his place in the Cross Country and Distance Runner logs for his era. He put up times of 24:55 for the Metropolitan IC4As and 24:47 for the IC4As. Victorious in 25 races/meets, Beyer followed in the footsteps of fraternity brother (Sigma Beta Kappa) Robert Sbarra' 56 and raced against the likes of Tom Kearns, Walter Cooper and Henry Levin. A team leader, he served as captain of the cross country team in 1959. Beyer finished his Jasper career with five cross country victories, leading Manhattan to the Metropolitan IC4A Championships three times. He broke several records during his college career, while playing a pivotal role in nine Metropolitan IC4A Championships (3 Cross Country and 6 Indoor/Outdoor). Named Elite Cross Country Runner in the East in 1958 and 1959, Beyer also led the Jaspers to a fourth place finish in the IC4A Cross Country Championships. He set four records for Coach George Eastment, including the Metropolitan IC4A record for three miles of 14:35.

Carrie Wujcik Drum '96

Carrie Wujcik Drum '96 began her Manhattan career with 30 wins in a season that saw the softball team take 34 victories (the winningest team in Manhattan history at that time). Despite an injury that cut her sophomore season short, Drum pitched 78 complete games, had 55 victories and an ERA of 2.32 over her career. She tallied over 300 strikeouts and was also renown in the field at first base. During her collegiate career, Wujcik Drum posted some amazing numbers, leading the team in appearances (105), games started (98), wins (55), innings pitched (618) and complete games (78). She ranks third in strikeouts (245) and fifth in earned run average (2.32).

Jason Hoover '97

Jason Hoover '97 was part of the Manhattan College basketball resurgence in the 1990s. A powerhouse center even as a freshman, Hoover started 23 games and averaged 8.6 points and 10 rebounds per game to become MAAC Rookie of the Year. As a sophomore, he was an integral part to the Jaspers earning an at large NCAA bid, and then beating Oklahoma in the First Round. Hoover completed his Jasper career with 1,250 points, 865 rebounds and a 52.0% field goal rate. These stats plus the energy he brought to the hardwood every game put him on the list for the Top-20 Jaspers in the first 100 years. A two-time Academic All American, Hoover was listed on Manhattan's Dean's List and awarded the Arthur Ashe Award.

Patrick McGrath '95

Patrick McGrath '95 represented his native Ireland in the Sydney Olympics in 2000. A three-time All American, McGrath was a threat with both the hammer and 35 lb weight. He was named All East eight times, four in each category. McGrath is listed third all-time on the Manhattan College chart for hammer and weight, and has national and international championships to his credit. He earned the title of youngest champion at the Irish Nationals in the hammer throw competition in 1992 (205'0").

Dean Noll '50

By the time he completed his Manhattan career; Dean Noll '50 collected 51 medals, ranked sixth nationally in the 440m and held the Jasper record for the one mile relay with a time of 3:16. Noll helped put Manhattan on the national track map contributing to many victories, including the major relays during the 1947 indoor season. Noll was a member of the mile relay and sprint medley relay which won the national championship at Madison Square Garden in 1947. It marked the first time Manhattan had four runners win two relay events in a national championship.

Louis Ostolozaga '81

A prolific long distance runner, Louis Ostolozaga '81 was a two-time All American in the mile, while also earning three All East honors over his career. He easily broke the 25 minute barrier at Van Cortlandt as he placed under the mark four times, including a Manhattan College record and Metropolitan Championship victory time of 24:24. Ostolozaga set five Manhattan College records in all, including two at the New York City Marathon with his best time of 2:14. A three time Metropolitan Champion, he was undefeated in indoor dual meet races throughout his sophomore, junior and senior years.

Dine Potter '97

Dine Potter '97 was the first Manhattan female student-athlete to compete in the Olympic Games. She represented her parents' homeland, Antigua and Barbuda, at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, competing in the 4x100 and 4x400. During the Games, her team set a new record for Antigua and Barbuda. Potter broke nine Manhattan records and still holds records in the 4x400 (3:39.64) and 4x200 (1:38.25), more than a decade after graduation. Named All East five times between 1994 and 1997, Potter won six Metropolitan Championship titles. 

Thomas Walraven '76

A standout Jasper baseball player, Thomas Walraven '76 boasted an impressive career during his years in Riverdale. In his first season, Walraven recorded one of the highest batting averages (.349) for all freshmen in the country. An outfielder, he was named All-Metropolitan in 1974 and 1976. As a senior, he harbored a .356 batting average, scored 19 runs and notched 32 hits. Walraven was named to the Manhattan College Dean's List several times, earned both the program's Outstanding Performer Award and Jasper Award.

1935 Penn Relays Mile Championship Team

Coach Pete Waters found a winning combination in Matt Carey (sophomore), Bill Averill (senior), Bill Morrissey (senior) and anchor Jack Wolff (junior). This team contributed regularly to Jasper victories during their track careers. At the Penn Relays they completed the race in 3 minutes 16.3 seconds, the second fastest mark recorded at the time. Carey set the pace with a 50.4 lap. Averill kept the Jaspers in contention with a 49.8 second lap. By the time Morrissey (47.4) passed the baton to anchorman Wolff the Jaspers had the lead. Wolff streaked to the finish in 48.7 bringing the Jaspers their first mile relay championship at one of the most competitive tournaments of the season.

1993 Softball Team

The 1993 Manhattan College softball team finished with the most wins in Jasper Athletics history at that time posting a 34-16 overall record. They also had the highest grade point average of any team in the country. Coached by Hall of Famer Paul Mazzei, the roster included: Lara Catalano, Bethany DeBrosse, Suzanne DelVecchio, Jennifer Drum, Holly Farmer, Lindsay Hill, Lisa Lockwood, Colleen Mannion, Dena Mazzei, Michele Molfetta, Jill Picaso, Genevieve Savino, Donna Szeliga, Carrie Wujcik, and Danielle Yearick.

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