Fall 2012

7 inducted into Hall of Fame



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JONATHAN COHEN
From left: Dave Schneider '00, soccer; Jason Goldman '98, wrestling; Michael Starke, men's tennis coach, 1987–2006; Douglas Kerr, MD, team physician, 1984–2012; Gina Bonante '99, swimming; Charlene Cook '98, softball; and, not pictured, Andrew Magidoff '95, tennis.

Seven individuals, including a physician and a coach, were inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame during Homecoming.

Gina Bonante (1995–99) won seven conference titles in swimming and set six school records. (Now a triathlete, she was the subject of a story in the summer issue Binghamton University Magazine. Click here to read it.)

Charlene Cook (1995–98) was a three-time all-region selection in softball and holds the program record in wins (54). She led the team to a first-ever SUNYAC title in 1995.

Jason Goldman (1995–97) placed third at the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championship in 1996 and fourth in 1997 to graduate with two All-America honors. Twice he was Binghamton’s Athlete of the Year.

Andrew Magidoff (1991–95) was a two-time NCAA Division III All-American in tennis and three-time NCAA qualifier who was ranked as high as No. 20 in the nation.

Dave Schneider (1989–92) was an All-American midfielder who led the soccer team to three post-season tournament appearances. As a senior he was voted one of the six best midfielders in the country.

Michael Starke, former men’s tennis coach, advanced Binghamton to the NCAA Championship at all three divisional levels, including seven times in 11 years. He coached 10 All-Americans.

Douglas Kerr, a local orthopedic surgeon, has been volunteer team physician for 28 years. His practice, Orthopedic Associates, has sponsored the annual Student Trainer of the Year and Trainer Scholarship awards.