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Courtesy: Manhattan Athletic Department
Release: 10/24/2006
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Richard "Rod" Aurigemma '70 A member of both the baseball and basketball teams, Aurigemma led the Jaspers in hitting as a sophomore, junior and senior, improving his average every season (.359,.365,.446). A career .390 hitter, he was a three-time All-Metropolitan First Team selection. In 1969, he was voted NCAA District II First Team and received the Topps All-Star Award.
Tim Cain '85 A basketball superstar, Cain won Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year honors and went on to become Manhattan's all-time leading scorer with 1,872 career points (since surpassed by Keith Bullock's 1,992). A two-time Sporting News All-American Honorable Mention and a four-time All-MAAC and All-Metropolitan Team selection, Cain averaged 17.3 ppg for his career.
John Carey '56 "Jack" began as Manhattan's swimming coach in 1960 and led his men's teams to three Metropolitan Championships. He was voted Met Coach of the Year in 1973 and was honored as Master Coach by the American Coaches Association in 1978. In all, his men's teams compiled a 218-157-2 record. He led the first-ever women's team in 1989, and also coached the baseball team (1979-88).
Joseph M. Dougherty '60 A member of the Jaspers' basketball teams, Dougherty scored 724 career points, averaged 10.6 ppg and 5.5 rpg. During his three-year career, "Doc" helped the Jaspers post a 44-27 record, including a victory over #1 West Virginia in the 1958 NCAA Tournament. Dougherty averaged a career-high 15.6 ppg as a junior, including an NIT Tournament-record 34 points.
John J. Kravetz '41 A three-year member of the Jaspers' basketball team, Kravetz stood only 5'8", yet became one of the team's most prolific scorers. As a sophomore, he finished second on the team with 127 points. As a senior, he served as co-captain and became the first Jasper to score over 200 points in a season. He also won the Metropolitan individual scoring title that season.
William Lucas '52 An outstanding runner, Lucas burst onto the Manhattan scene by winning both the Metropolitan and IC4A Freshman Cross Country Championships. He won three more Met Championships and earned NCAA All-America honors in 1949. On the track, Lucas won the two-mile run at the 1950 indoor and outdoor Met's, as well as the 1952 outdoor Met's.
Lenny Moore '56 A versatile track athlete, Moore led the mile relay team to victory and also won individual titles in the 220-yard run and the long jump at the 1954 Indoor Met Championships. In 1955, he was a member of two winning relay teams at the Penn Relays and he won the 100, 200, and long jump at the indoor Met's. As a senior, he won the long jump at the indoor and outdoor IC4A's.
Charles Pessoni '35 A star leaper for Manhattan's track team, Pessoni recorded four first-place finishes as a junior, including wins in the 110-meter hurdles at both the Junior and Senior Metropolitan Championships. As a senior, Pessoni recorded seven first-place finishes, including a meet-record 7.0-second timing in the 50-meter hurdles at the indoor IC4A Championships.


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