Greyhound Sports

Moravian inducted six new Hall of Fame members on September 12.

Daniel Burrell ’93, Amy Endler ’93, Michael K. Howey ’91, Russell J. Parsons ’91, John M. Stengele ’51, and David L. Yonney ’92 made up the class of 2003. Also honored were Russell R. Conover ’60, with the Robert Martin Herbstman Award, and the 1956 baseball team. Moravian also celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first cheerleading squad.

Burrell lettered for four seasons in basketball and participated in track and field for two years. On the basketball court, he scored 1,325 career points and was named a MAC Southeast All-Star during his senior year. Burrell also earned ECAC Southern All-Star honors as a senior. In track and field, Burrell competed in the long jump and triple jump. He received the Greyhound Outstanding Senior Male Athlete Award in 1993.

Endler was a four-year standout on the women’s basketball team and played field hockey for one season. On the basketball court, she helped the Greyhounds to the NCAA Division III National Championship game in 1991-92 and helped Moravian win the MAC in 1990-91 and 1991-92. Endler scored 1,524 career points and was an MAC All-Star as a senior. She was named an ECAC All-Star twice and the ECAC Rookie of the Year. She was the team MVP in 1992-93, and she set four records during her career. Endler was named the Blue & Grey Senior Scholar Athlete in 1993. This year she was named assistant coach of the Moravian women’s basketball team.

Howey starred on the football team for four years. He helped the Greyhounds to the MAC Championship on the football field in 1988 and the school’s first-ever NCAA Division III Playoff appearance the same year. Howey was a two-time MAC First Team All-Star, and he was honored by the ECAC in 1989. He was a Pizza Hut Second Team All-American in 1989 and a Football Gazette Honorable Mention All-American in 1988. Howey set seven school records during his career.
Parsons was a three-year letter-winner on the football field. He made 344 career tackles and was named the USA Today national Division III Player of the Week after the Lycoming game in 1988. Parsons was named to the MAC All-Star First Team twice and the Second Team once. He was an ECAC Southern All-Star in 1989-90, a Third Team Pizza Hut and Football Gazette All-American in 1988 and an Honorable Mention Pizza Hut All-American in 1989. Parsons earned the Greyhounds’ team MVP award in 1990.

Stengele was a four-year letter-winner on the basketball and baseball teams. He served as captain of the basketball team during his junior and senior years while serving as a captain for the baseball squad during his senior year. Stengele was also a member of the Varsity “M” Club, and he participated in intramural football for two years. He died in June 2003, and his award was accepted by his family.

Yonney was a member of the wrestling team for four years. He was a two-time NCAA Division III All-American, with third place finishes in 1991 and 1992. Yonney was the MAC Champion at 150 pounds in 1992, and he was a four-time place-winner at the MAC Championships, with finishes of first, second, third, and fifth. He holds two school records. Yonney was twice named the wrestling team’s MVP. He won the Greyhound Outstanding Senior Male Athlete Award in 1992.

Conover was a three-year letter-winner on the football team. He was very active in campus life as a member of the Political Activities Committee, the Dormitory Council, Kappa Phi Kappa, and Sigma Phi Omega. Conover worked for 37 years in the Afton Central School District as a teacher. He also coached high school football and track and field for 43 years.

Conover earned the D.A.R. Teacher of the Year Award, and he was named Football Coach of the Year twice and Track Coach of the Year as well.

The 1956 baseball team was another outstanding squad in Moravian history, posting a 15-2 record. If it hadn’t been for the NCAA’s rule back in 1956 that did not allow a team that used freshman players to participate in the NCAA Tournament, Moravian would probably have played in the NCAA Regionals. The Greyhounds won 13 games in a row in 1956 and had victories over current NCAA Division I schools Lafayette College, Wagner College, and St. Joseph’s University.

Moravian began cheerleading in 1953. Since then the program has grown from a small group to the current 16-member team.

David Yonney ’92, Amy Endler ’93, Daniel Burrell ’93, Russell Parsons ’91, Annetta Stengele on behalf of her husband John Stengele ’51, and Russell Conover ’60 show their Hall of Fame awards.

Photo: Tim Gilman '73