Moravian College Hall of Fame welcomed seven members—Dan
Bloom ’87, Katherine Beck DeKorte ’92, James Lasko ’86,
John Makuvek, Michelle Ann Betz Reichenbach ’89, Stephen
A. “Doc” Sydorak ’43, and James Walters ’84—at
its annual induction dinner, held on Friday, November 15, 2002.
Also honored were Dr. Denise Torma ’77 with the Robert Martin
Herbstman Award and the 1991-92 women’s basketball team.
was a member of the men’s soccer team for four years
and finished his career third all-time with 36 goals and fourth
all-time with 83 points. Bloom was a two-time NSCAA Regional
All-American and a three-time All-MAC First Team All-Star. Bloom
Greyhound Award as Moravian’s Outstanding Senior Male Athlete
lettered four years in women’s basketball
and set school records with 1,936 career points and 1,014 career
She was a two-time Kodak All American and the 1991-1992 Kodak
Division III Player of the Year. DeKorte led the Greyhounds
to the NCAA
Division III National Championship game in 1991-92. She was
a three-time MAC All-Star, MAC Southeast and ECAC South Player
of the Year in
1991-92, and the ECAC Rookie of the Year in 1988-89. She also
led Moravian to the MAC Championships in the 1990-91 and 1991-92
In 1992, DeKorte received the Greyhound Award as Moravian’s
Outstanding Senior Female Athlete.
earned three varsity letters in football. He was the first Greyhound
to reach 1,000
receiving yards in a season
and he set
the school record for 13 receptions in a game. In 1985, he
set school records with 55 receptions, 1,144 yards, 20.8
reception and 127.1 yards per game average. He had 84 career
receptions to go along with 1,585 career yards. He also set
the school records
with 18.9 yards per reception in his career, 58.7 yards per
game and 10 touchdowns. In 1985, Lasko was a member of the
First Team, the All-ECAC South All-Star team, the MAC All-Academic
team, and was an AP Little All-American Honorable Mention.
was the head men’s soccer coach for 24 seasons. His
teams posted a record of 219 wins, 134 losses, and 31 ties
from 1968-1991. He led the men’s soccer team to nine
ECAC Tournaments, the 1982 NCAA Tournament and the 1983 MAC
has been head golf coach since 1968 and he has a record
of 300 wins and 197 losses heading into 2002-2003. Makuvek,
as professor emeritus, also served as athletics director
from 1992 to 1996.
lettered four years in track and field. She set the outdoor records
in the 100 meters, 200
relay. She was a two-time MAC Champion and an All-American
in the 4x100 meter relay. Reichenbach set the indoor
meters, 300 meters and 4x100 meter relay. She was a three-time
MAC Champion in the 60 meters, a two-time MAC Champion
in the 300 meters, and MAC Champion in the 4x100 and 4x400
who died in 1991, was represented at the induction by his wife,
Marianne, and his son, Stephen Jr.
a four-year standout on the football team and a two-year
the baseball team. He played professional football
for the Boston
and Providence Steamrollers of the All-America Conference.
Sydorak was a teacher and head football and baseball
coach at Sayre High
School from 1945 to 1947. He was an assistant football
coach at Moravian from 1955 to 1959 and then was the
at Liberty High School from 1959 to 1962.
was a three-year letterwinner on the men’s basketball
team. He set the Moravian record for career assists
with 405. Walters was a member of the All-MAC Southwest All-Star
in 1983-1984. In
1983, he helped the team reach the NCAA Tournament.
Walters also helped his team win the ECAC New York Metro Region
was a four-year letterwinner in badminton, a three-year letterwinner
in volleyball, and she
for one season. She
was the badminton MVP in both 1976 and 1977. In
1977, Torma was the volleyball team MVP. She was also a
member of the
Team. She received the Greyhound Award as Moravian’s
Outstanding Senior Female Athlete in 1977.
1991-92 women’s basketball team posted an overall
record of 31-2, won the MAC Championship and hosted
the NCAA Division
III Final Four before losing to Alma in the National