Greyhound Sports

Al Calvo, Jud Frank, Shawn Marie Walsh Hib, Gregory OíNeil, and John Patrignani were inducted into the Moravian College Athletic Hall of Fame on November 5.

Also honored at the 2004 Hall of Fame induction ceremony was Douglas C. Wilkins, who received the Robert Martin Herbstman Award, and the 1990-91 womenís basketball team.

Calvo, who graduated in 1948, played football, basketball, and baseball at Moravian. Actually, he started his Moravian career in 1942 but was interrupted when he began military service in 1943. (At that time, all sports at Moravian were suspended for the duration of the war.) After he completed his service in 1946, Calvo returned to Moravian and continued to participate in basketball and baseball. He was a member of the Varsity M Club, the Spanish Club, and Omicron Gamma Omega.

Frank, from the Class of 1994, was a four-year standout on the football and baseball teams at Moravian. On the gridiron, Frank was named to the All-MAC Team three times and also was a member of the MAC All-Academic Team the same number of times. During his senior year, he was named a Second Team GTE Academic All-American and was awarded an NCAA Post- Graduate scholarship. He ran for 2,433 yards during his career and added 101 receptions, for a total of 1,264 yards for the Greyhounds. On the diamond, Frank was a MAC Southwest League First Team All-Star twice and a MAC Commonwealth League First Team All-Star once. He was named to the All-MAC All-Academic Team three times. Frank was also the baseball teamís Most Valuable Player as a junior.

Hib, a 1992 graduate, starred on the Greyhound womenís track and field team for four years at Moravian. She captured the MAC Championship in the shot put indoors and outdoors all four years of her collegiate career. She also was Middle Atlantic Conference Champion in the discus throw three times, and she was named MAC Athlete of the Meet during the 1991 and 1993 MAC Championship Meets. During her junior year, Hib earned NCAA Division III All-American honors in the shot put and won the ECAC shot put championship the same year. She set the Moravian records in the shot put, discus, and 20-pound weight throw, and she set the MAC record in the shot put and discus. Hib was a team captain as a junior and senior, and she was named the Greyhound Award winner as Moravian’s most outstanding senior female athlete in 1992.

O’Neil, also a graduate in 1994, was a four-year letterwinner on the men’s track and field team. He won the 1994 NCAA Division III Indoor National Championship in the 55-meter hurdles, and he was a two-time NCAA Division III All- American in this event. He also was a two-time NCAA Division III All-American in the decathlon. During his collegiate career, O’Neil won the Middle Atlantic Conference Championship in the 55- meter hurdles three times, the 110-meter high hurdles three times, and the high jump outdoors once. He was a member of the champion 4x400-meter relay once. O’Neil was Moravian’s team Most Valuable Player twice, and he was named the Greyhound Award winner as Moravian’s most outstanding senior male athlete in 1994.

Patrignani, a member of the Class of 1989, was a fouryear letter-winner on the football squad and a two-year letter-winner on the wrestling team. On the football field, Patrignani helped the Greyhounds to the MAC Championship in 1988 and the school’s first NCAA Playoff appearance that same year. He earned MAC First Team All-Star honors twice and also was on the ECAC Southern All-Star Team twice. During his senior season, Patrignani was named to Don Hansen’s Football Gazette All-American Second team, the Pizza Hut All- American First Team, and the Associated Press Little All-America Honorable Mention squad. He set the school record with three interceptions in a game and 12 interceptions in a season. He finished his career with 21 interceptions. On the wrestling mat, Patrignani was the Moravian team Most Valuable Player in 1984-85 and champion of the Lebanon Valley College Tournament.

Wilkins, a member of the Class of 1964, was a four-year letter-winner on the football team and a three varsity letter- winner on the wrestling squad. He was co-captain of the football team in 1963. A very active participant in campus life, Wilkins was vice-president of the Class of 1964, president of the program board college union and president of Omicron Gamma Omega. He was listed in Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.

The 1990-91 women’s basketball team was an outstanding squad in Moravian history, posting a 27-3 record. The team captured the Middle Atlantic Conference Championship and became the third women’s basketball team in school history to reach the NCAA Tournament, making the Sweet Sixteen before being knocked out of the tournament.

Shawn Marie Walsh Hib ’92, Gregory O’Neil ’94, John Partignani ’89, Douglas C. Wilkins ’64, Jud Frank ’94, and Al Calvo ’48 (seated).

Photo: Tim Gilman '73