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.@TempleLacrosse to add 90’s lax star Paul Asbury (Pennridge) to Hall of Fame

Saturday, 10th September 2016

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 9/10/16
From Press Release

Temple University will welcome six new members, including four All-Americans, into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, September 23, announced Director of Athletics Dr. Patrick Kraft.paul

The Class of 2016 is comprised of men’s basketball great, Lynn Greer, women’s basketball standout Candice Dupree, two-time All-American Kerry Paul Asbury (Pennridge) from women’s lacrosse, men’s cross country and track All-American Bill Mahoney, the Owls’ first four-time All-American golfer Kevin Klier and three-time NCAA participant Art McCall from wrestling.

“On behalf of Temple Athletics I would like to congratulate these deserving individuals on their Hall of Fame careers,” said Kraft. “This class truly encompasses the rich history of Temple Athletics. It spans seven decades, features six sports and showcases the championship level student-athletes we have produced in our storied history.”

A two-time All-American, Kerry Paul Asbury helped the Temple lacrosse team to 37 wins and two NCAA Tournament appearances in her four-year career (1989-93). The Sellersville, Pa. native (Pennridge HS) earned Second Team All-America honors as a junior in helping her team post 11 wins and earn a berth in the NCAAs. She saved her most prolific scoring season for her final year as she led the nation with 62 goals (6th best season output at the time), and garnered First Team All-America accolades. For her career, she scored 124 goals and dished 15 assists for 139 points. A versatile athlete, she also played two seasons of field hockey (1989-90) and a year of soccer (1991) during her Owl career.

A star performer for the Owls from 1997 through 2002, Lynn Greer ended his career as the program’s second all-time leading scorer with 2,099 points. The 6-1 guard turned in one of the best offensive season ever in Temple men’s basketball history as a senior in 2001-02. That year he averaged 23.2 points, scoring 719 points (3rd on the TU single-season list), while earning first team all-conference, all-district and Philadelphia Big 5 Most Valuable Player honors. The Philadelphia native (Engineering and Science HS) also set still-standing school records for single-season three-point accuracy (.472) and career free throw percentage (.852). Temple’s all-time leader in games played (137), Greer was a member of four NCAA teams, including two Elite Eight trips (1999, 2001), and one NIT Final Four (2002) in his career. Upon graduation, he played one season in the NBA and went on to a 12-year professional career overseas.

One of the most decorated women’s basketball players in Temple history, Candice Dupree is the Owls’ all-time leader in field goal percentage (51.4%). The 6-2 forward also ranks second on Temple’s career list in points (1,698), third in rebounds (968) and is tied for second in blocked shots (218). The four-year starter (2002-06) was instrumental in helping the Cherry and White to its best three-year stretch in school history. Under her dominance, Temple won three conference titles, won 73 games, including a school-record 25 consecutive contests, and appeared in the national rankings in 27-straight weeks. Dupree also earned numerous personal accolades during her TU career. She was a two-time conference and Big 5 Player of the Year, a two-time conference Defensive Player of the Year, and as a senior in 2005-06 she was named the Most Outstanding Player at the conference championship and capped her career with Third Team All-America honors. The sixth overall pick in the 2006 WNBA Draft, Dupree is a three-time WNBA All-Star. The Tampa, Fla., native was also a member of the US National Team that won gold at the 2010 World Championships.

The first-ever All-American in Temple men’s cross country history, Bill Mahoney had a stellar career for the Owls during the mid-1960s. A four-time Middle Atlantic Conference cross country champion, Mahoney capped his career by placing fifth at the NCAA College Division Championship to earn All-America honors. Arguably the top distance runner in school history, the Cornwells Heights, Pa. native (Bensalem HS) won the MAC two-mile championships three times in the indoor circuit and twice outdoors. He also placed third in the 1966 NCAA College Division Championship at the three-mile run to garner All-America accolades. A cross country and track captain, Mahoney helped the Owls capture their first MAC Outdoor Track title. In 2012, he was named to the MAC All-Century Team.

One of the top wrestlers in Temple history, Art McCall made three appearances in the NCAA Championships at the 115-pound weight class from 1955 through 1958. A two-time Middle Atlantic Conference champion, McCall had an impressive 22 straight regular season match win streak over three seasons to end his collegiate career. Following his career at Temple, the 1959 graduate joined the coaching ranks, first as an assistant at the University of Pennsylvania. He left the Quakers to become the head coach of his high school alma mater, Upper Darby, in 1961. At Upper Darby, he coached 13 District 1 champions, eight Southeast regional champions, one PIAA runner-up and one PIAA state champion, Andy Matter, who went on to be a two-time NCAA champion at Penn State. The Upper Darby, Pa., native was inducted into the Pennsylvania Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2011.

The first Temple golfer to earn All-America accolades for four seasons, Kevin Klier starred for the Owls from 1979 through 1982. The Rockland, Mass., native helped the Owls to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances and an impressive 40-2 record during his career, including 32-0 his final three seasons. A Third Team All-American as a junior in 1981, Klier won three individual tournaments during his outstanding career, the 1980 Army Invitational, the 1980 Yale Invitational and the 1981 Navy Invitational. His best round, a five-under 67, came at the Old Dominion Invitational as a senior in 1982.

The 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Friday, September 23 at the Temple Athletics Indoor Student Pavilion. The event will start with a reception at 6 pm with the ceremony slated for 7 p.m. In addition to honoring our 2016 induction class, Temple Athletics will also recognize our 2016 F. Eugene Dixon Inspiration Award Winners, Holden & Betsy Hummel. For tickets to the event, click here.

The Temple Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2016 will also be introduced at halftime of the Owls’ football game against Charlotte on September 24.



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