HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

Kris Fillat-Buchanan - Fillat-Buchanan spent more than a decade on the U.S. Women's National Team and helped lead the team to a fifth place finish at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games. She made her debut with the USWNT in 1990 and competed in three World Cups (1990, 1994 & 1998) including a bronze medal finish in 1994. Other accolades include a third place finish at the 1991 Pan American Games and a second place finish at the 1995 and 1999 Pan American Games, third place at the 1995 Champions Trophy held in Mar del Plata, Argentina and an Olympic Qualifying tournament appearance in Milton Keynes, England. Fillat-Buchanan owns GOODONYA® Organic Cafe in Encinitas CA. And has created an Organic Electrolyte Drink called 1051 that you can find online at drink1051.com or in select Whole Foods Markets. 

Manzar Iqbal - Iqbal was a member of the U.S. Men's National team from 1977 -1991 and accumulated more than 100 international caps for USA Field Hockey. He has influenced generations of players on the men's side and continues to be involved in the sport. He was the captain of the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games team, participated in four Pan American Games (1979, 1983, 1987 & 1991) and the 1989 International Cup. Deemed one of the best men's player for more than 10 years, he went on to the U.S. Men's National Indoor Team in 2003 at the first Indoor World Cup in Leipzip, Germany, at the 2002 and 2005 Indoor Pan American Cup and a U.S. Men's Indoor Tour to Germany and Austria in 2004. In 2014 he was a member of the U.S. Men's Master's National Team and competed in the FIH Master's World Cup in The Hague, The Netherlands. Iqbal was the coaching director of Fairfield County United Field Hockey Club for 7 years.

Kelli James - James is an Atlanta 1996 Olympian who totaled 144 international caps for the U.S. Women's National Team. She helped Team USA win bronze at the 1991 Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba and the 1994 World Cup in Dublin, Ireland as well silver at the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata, Argentina. She competed in two Champions Trophy tournaments (1995 & 1997) and won bronze in 1995. She was a member of the 1998 World Cup team that competed in Utrecht, The Netherlands and tied for team scoring leader on the silver medalist 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada with 3 goals.

Carrie Lingo - A Beijing 2008 Olympian and former team captain of the U.S. Women’s National Team, Lingo was a member of the National Team from 2001-2012. She played in 190 international matches, making herself one of the most capped and elite athletes in USA Field Hockey history. She represented the USA at the Pan American Cup, Pan American Games, World Cup, Olympic qualifier and the Beijing Olympics. She boasts two silver medals from the Pan American Games in 20013 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and 2007 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She helped Team USA to a first place finish at the Olympic Qualifier in Kazan, Russia to secure a final placement in the Beijing 2008 Olympics Games, USA’s first Olympic appearance since the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games. Lingo is currently a realtor in Rehoboth Beach, Del. where she lives with her husband, Murray, and son, Marsh.

Antoinette Lucas - An Atlanta 1996 Olympian, Lucas had 173 international caps with the U.S. Women's national Team during her tenure from 1990-2002. She played in four World Cup tournaments (1990, 1994, 1998 & 2002) and earned a bronze medal in 1994. She was also on the USWNT that won two silver medals (1995 & 1999) and a bronze medal (1991) at the Pan American Games. In 2002, she was a starter on the team that competed in the first Champions Challenge in Johannesburg, South Africa, the Japan Six Nations Tournament, the New Zealand Test Series and the India World Cup Qualifying Series. She retired from the USWNT following the 2002 World Cup. She has many years of coaching experience and went on to lead various entities including the U.S. U-16 Women's National Team, assistant coach at Connecticut (1992-1995) Northeastern (1999-2001), Duke (1996-1999) and New Hampshire (2002-2003) and head coach at James Madison (2004-2013). Lucas is currently a financial advisor for Morgan Stanley in Harrisonburg, Va.

Dina Rizzo - Rizzo competed on the U.S. Women's National team for seven years and made 157 international appearances for Team USA. A Beijing 2008 Olympian she also played in the 2006 World Cup. She was a member of the silver medalist 2003 Pan American Games team and played in two Olympic Games qualifiers and one World Cup qualifier. After retiring from the USWNT, she has continued to stay active in USA Field Hockey often times volunteering for the U.S. U-21 Women's National Team and assisting with the Futures Programs and Mid-Atlantic region. She got her start in coaching volunteering as an assistant at her alma mater the University of Maryland in 2004. She spent time coaching at the Harvard University and University of Massachusetts before returning to the Terrapins program in 2010. After six seasons with Maryland, Rizzo made her way to Princeton University in July 2016 as the assistant coach.

1975 West Chester State College National Championship Team - No other program dominated the landscape of intercollegiate field hockey quite like West Chester University in the mid-1970s. The Golden Rams rattled off four straight Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) titles from 1975-78 and laid the groundwork for future success of the West Chester University Field Hockey program. The 1975 National Championship marked the first ever AIAW Collegiate Field Hockey Championship. Under the direction of field hockey legend Vonnie Gross in 1975 and 1976, and her successor Robin Cash in 1977 and 1978, West Chester authored a combined four-year record of 71-1-9. The Golden Rams orchestrated a 65-game unbeaten streak over that same time period.

Team Members: Robin, Altorfer, Felici Ficca, Lee Gerdes, Jane Glass, Cheryl (Hunstock) Holland, Sue (Holland) Noll, Karen Marley, Bonnie McMurtie, Rose Ann Smith (deceased), Pat Stauffer, Nancy Stevens, Kim Tumilty (deceased), Bunny Watts, Joy (Dannenberg) Wenstrup, Alexis Ziobro, Vonnie Gros (Head Coach), Melinda Lando (Manager), Twilda Treadway (Trainer)

Hall of Fame Inductees
 Member  Induction Year
 1975 West Chester State College National Championship Team  2016
 1984 U.S. Women's Olympic Bronze Medal Team  2014
 Gwen Cheeseman Alexander  1989
 Beth Anders  1989
 Ruth Heller Aucott  1988
 Katie Kauffman Beach  2014
 Beth Beglin  1994
 Adele Boyd  1988
 Pam Bustin  2014
 Robin Cash  1988
 Gertrude Dunn  1988
 Frances Elliott  1988 
 Kris Fillat (Buchanan)  2016
 Tracey Fuchs  2014
 Vonnie Gros   1988
 Mary Ann Leight Harris 
 1988
 Anita Corl Huntsman  1989
 Manzar Iqbal  2016
 Kelli James  2016
 Sheryl Johnson  1994
 Kate "Tiki" Kinnear  2014
 Jill Grant Lindenfeld  1989
 Carrie Lingo  2016
 Antoinette Lucas  2016
 Leslie Lyness  2004
 Phyllis Stadler Lyon  1988
 Laurel Hershey Martin  2004
 Barbara Marois   2004
 Chris Larson Mason   1989
 Betty C. Miller  1988
 Charlene Morett   1989
 Christy Morgan  2004
 Joan Moser  1988
 Patricia Kenworthy Nuckols  1988
 Marcia Pankratz  2004
 Eleanore Pepper  1988
 Marcy Place  1994
 Chickie Geraci Poisson   1988
 Jill Reeve  2014
 F. Elizabeth Richey  1988
 Alison Hersey Risch  1988
 Dina Rizzo  2016
 Nancy Sawin   1988
 Patricia Shea  2004
 Betty Shellenberger  1988
 Karen C. Shelton  1989
 Julie Staver  1989
 Barbara Strebeigh  1988
 Joan Edenborn Stiles  1988
 Pam Neiss Stuper   2004
 Bonnie Smith Taylor   1988
 Anne B. Townsend  1988
 Nigel Traverso  2014
 Anne McConaghie Volp  1988
 Alice Putnam Willetts  1988