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AU announces Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2010

ALFRED, NY -- Alfred University will induct four former athletes and a former coach into its Athletics Hall of Fame during ceremonies held over Homecoming Weekend this fall.

Members of the Hall of Fame Class of 2010 are: former swimming and diving coach Mike Schaeberle; former cross country and track and field standout Joe DiCamillo ’61; former football player Paul McDonnell ’88; former swimmer Brian Striker ’00; and former women’s lacrosse player Lauren D’Aurio ’00. The five will be inducted during ceremonies Saturday evening, Oct. 2.

Schaeberle was one of the top men’s swimming and diving coaches in the nation during his 24-year tenure at AU. He coached 27 All-Americans, including six-time NCAA Division III?champ and AU Hall of Fame member Howard Seidman.

DiCamillo ran cross country and track at AU for four seasons. A member of AU teams that won three state cross country titles and two track championships, he was a two-time state track champ in the 880-yard run (1960 and 1961) and twice competed in the NCAA cross country championships.

McDonnell was a standout quarterback on the football team, earning All-American honors in 1987, his senior year. A four-year letterwinner (1984-87), he was quarterback on the 1986 team that went 9-2 and won the ECAC?North Championship Bowl.

Striker was a four-year letterwinner on the men’s swimming and diving team, earning All-American honors five times (three individual races; two relays). He was a state champ in the 200-yard freestyle in 2000 and is a former school record-holder in the 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle. Currently the head swimming and diving coach at AU, he has guided the team to four state and five Empire 8 Conference titles.

D’Aurio was a four-year star in women’s lacrosse, earning All-American honors as an attacker in 2000. She currently holds school records for goals and points in a career and single season and is the former career and single-season record holder for assists.