Fairfield Now - Fall 2007
Athletic Hall of Fame to induct five
The Alumni Association will honor excellence in athletics at the 26th annual Athletic Hall of Fame awards ceremony on Oct. 13, as part of Fall Homecoming. All alumni are welcome to join in saluting the following inductees:
Corrine Carlson '01: volleyball
Corrine Carlson of Bakersfield, Calif., remains among the top five record-holders in nearly every statistical category: kills, digs, service aces, block assists, and total blocks. In 1999 and 2000, she earned All-MAAC honors and was named Most Valuable Player in the 1999 MAAC Tournament. During her four years on the team, women's volleyball advanced to the NCAA Tournament four times. Corinne capped off her career by earning a spot on the MAAC All-Academic team.
Stephen Dogmanits '01: football
Steve Dogmanits is Fairfield's all-time leader in interceptions with 21, including a school-standard 11 made in his senior season. That year, he led Division I-AA in interceptions, and just missed tying the national record (12) set in 1987. This distinction earned him a spot on the Associated Press Division I-AA All-American First Team. A defensive back, his list of honors includes MAAC Defensive Player of the Year (2000), All-MAAC First Team, and All-ECAC First Team. Today, Steve works for Empire Merchants as a wine and spirits consultant and resides in Copiague, New York.
Trish Elser '92: women's basketball
Trish Elser led the Stags in blocks in all four of her seasons, finishing her career with 231. During her junior year, the Stags captured the MAAC Tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. As a senior, she led the team in rebounding and scoring, with an impressive 200 single-season field goals that place her fourth in program history. Trish's honors include All-MAAC First Team (1992), MAAC All-Tournament team (1992), and All-Met (1992). Today, Trish resides in Cockeysville, Md., and is manager of sales training for Manpower.
Izabella Kotowski '02: field hockey
Izabella Kotowski graduated as the field hockey program's all-time leading scorer, still holds many school records, and remains the only Fairfield player to score more than 100 career points. As a senior, Izabella was voted Female Athlete of the Year by Fairfield University's head coaches and earned a spot in the prestigious North-South All Star game. The National Field Hockey Coaches Association awarded her All-Region honors three times, and she earned All-Patriot League honors three times as well. A forward, Izabella helped the Stags capture the Patriot League Tournament Championship her senior year and earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament. Izabella currently resides in New York, N.Y.
Spencer Steele '00: men's lacrosse
Spencer Steele is still the all-time leading scorer in men's lacrosse, with 147 goals in 60 career games. He ranks third all-time in both career points (210) and assists (63). Spencer's freshman year included earning MAAC Rookie of the Year honors as a member of the conference championship team. In 1999, he received the MAAC Player of the Year Award and a spot on the All-MAAC team. During his junior and senior seasons, the team captain played in the prestigious USILA North/South All-Star game and earned All-New England first team honors. He was named MVP of the East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC) Tournament his senior year. Today, he works for Intervet Inc., and resides in Rehoboth Beach, Del.