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St. Joseph’s University to induct first three lacrosse players into school’s Hall of Fame

Friday, 2nd November 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 11/2/12

Saint Joseph’s University will honor its newest Hall of Fame class at the 11th Athletics Hall of Fame Celebration on Sunday, November 11. Three of the members serve as the first lacrosse players ever inducted.

The inductees for the Class of 2012 are: Shannon (Feite) Meakim ’97 (women’s lacrosse/field hockey); Marc Schaffer ’98 (men’s lacrosse); Chris McIsaac ’97 (men’s lacrosse);Norman Black ’79 (men’s basketball); Maureen Costello ’98 (women’s basketball); Bob Jaugstetter ’70 (men’s rowing); Jack Kraft ’42 (men’s basketball); Jim Murray ’63 (men’s soccer); and Ellen (Stenrud) Martinez ’00 (women’s soccer).

The celebration begins with Mass at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of St. Joseph, followed by brunch and the induction ceremony in the Doyle Banquet Hall in the Campion Student Center. For tickets, call 610-660-1708 or email Register online

Meakim, formerly Shannon Feite, becomes the first Hall of Fame inductee for women’s lacrosse. She is the program’s all-time leader in points (243), goals (171) and assists (72) and posted three consecutive seasons with over 60 points scored. Named the Hawks’ Most Outstanding Offensive Player in each of these seasons, she was also the team’s MVP as a junior and senior. She was also a key member of the field hockey team, helping the Hawks capture the 1995 Atlantic 10 title. A native of Lansdale, Pa., Meakim set the single-game record for goals in a game with 10 against Notre Dame in 1997.

McIsaac and Schaffer were teammates on the men’s lacrosse team from 1995 to 1997 and become SJU’s first Hall of Fame inductees from that sport.

At the time of his graduation in 1997, McIsaac was the Hawks’ leader in career scoring and now ranks second in goals (113) and points (193). An All-MAAC selection as a senior, he was the Hawks’ MVP for three consecutive years. A native of Edmonton, Alberta, McIsaac excelled in the classroom and earned Academic All-America honors in 1997.

Schaffer was one of the top defenders in Hawk history while serving as team captain his junior and senior seasons. He earned All-MAAC honors in 1997 and 1998, and was named SJU’s Most Oustanding Defensive Player in 1996 and 1998. Schaffer played in 56 games in his career and ranks sixth all-time in ground balls with 179. The native of Morton, Pa., is the only player in Hawk history to participate in the North-South All-Star game, with his selection in 1998.



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