23 Sep DOMINICAN ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY SET FOR SEPTEMBER 24TH
Orangeburg, N.Y. (8/26/21) Dominican College induct six individuals into the Dominican College Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, September 24th. The Hall of Fame will honor its 26th class of inductees.
Derek Funsch, who serves as the men’s basketball team manager, will be honored as the 21st Hall of Famer in the service category. He will be inducted alongside men’s soccer player Ryan Clancy ’08, men’s basketball player John Clarke ’75, women’s basketball player Dana Rotio ’08, women’s soccer player Margaret (Porter) Hamilton ’12 and baseball player Tom Maloney ’10. This class of honorees will increase the membership into the Dominican College Athletic Hall of Fame to 107 individuals (21st service members and 86 athletes) and 15 teams.
The 26th Annual Dominican College Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and reception will be held in the Granito Center on the campus of Dominican College at 7:30 pm on Friday, September 24th. The night begins with a champagne toast for the 2021 Honorees and past Honorees at 6:30 pm in the Badami Room in the Granito Center. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased by contacting Mary McHugh, director of alumni relations at 845-848-7407. You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org or make reservations by clicking here.
Clancy was a four-year starter on the men’s soccer team. He currently ranks second all time in program history in assists and is fifth in total points and goals scored. Along with is place in the Charger Record book, Clancy was a three-time All-CACC honoree, a three-time CACC All-Tournament pick and a three-time All-Region selection. He also earned two CACC Tournament Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards.
Clarke ranks fourth all time in men’s basketball history in points with 1,770 career points. In 77 games, he averaged 23.0 points per game, 331 total free throws and 609 career field goals made.
Rotio sits eighth all-time in the Sue Heller 1,000 point club with 1,265 career points. A four-year member of the Lady Chargers she earned both All-CACC and All-Met honors, along with being named the 2007 ECAC Tournament Most Valuable Player (MVP). In her 120 game career, she hit 400 career field goals, 103 career three-point field goals and 355 career free throws.
Hamilton was a two-year team captain and two-time CACC All-Tournament honoree. She ranks fifth all-time in Lady Chargers history in goals and eighth all-time in career points. Hamilton earned two All-CACC selections and one All-Region accolades.
Maloney ranks sixth in the Charger 200 hit club with 207 career hits. He was both an All-CACC and All-Region honoree, along with receiving a CACC All-Tournament selection and to the ECAC Division II All-Star First Team. Maloney is ninth all-time in Charger history in runs batted in.
Funsch has been a key fixture on the Charger basketball sidelines for over a decade. As a team manager, he assists both the players and coaches during the games and in practice. He has been a part of two CACC Tournament Championship teams.
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