Hall of Fame

 

Westmont Hall of Fame Members
Name Sport(s) or Association Year
Inducted
Lynn Abbott Patron 1997
Dwight Anderson Baseball/Basketball, 1949-53 1995
Sandra Asimos Soccer, 1984-87 1997
Bill Bakley Track & Field, 1971-72 2006
Russ Carr Soccer Coach, 1966-93 1996
Bill Cole Baseball, 1946-50 1996
John Crew Basketball, 1950-54 1996
Louie Cuevas Soccer, 1982-86 1996
Chip Cullison Tennis, 1981-85 1995
Riva DaSilva Tennis, 1996-97 2010
Nicole Smith Gabelein Soccer, 1992-95 2005
Steve Gay Soccer, 1966-70 1995
Kelly Barnes Greene Volleyball/Track and Field, 1991-94 2005
Tine Hardeman Basketball, 1951-55 2010
Dan Heinrichs Basketball, 1955-157 2006
Paul Herman Track & Field, 1959-62 1995
Jim Howard Track & Field, 1974-76 1997
Chet Kammerer Basketball Coach, 1975-92 1999
Kathy LeSage Tennis, 1982-85 1995
Stacia Larsen McInnes Cross Country/Track & Field, 1985-90 2005
Mark Miller Basketball, 1973-77 2007
Ron Mulder Administrator/Coach/Athlete, 1958-63, 1967-2004 2005
Peg Lovik Nicholas Professor/Administrator, 1954-79 1995
Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa Track & Field, 1970-72 1996
Casey Roberts Soccer, 1976-79 2007
Cheryl Rogers Tennis, 1980-84 1996
Miriam Niednagel Ryan Cross Country/Track & Field, 1993-97 2010
Dennis Savage Cross Country/Track & Field, 1965-70 1995
George Terzian Basketball, 1955-58 1995
Jean-Paul Verhees Soccer, 1970-73 1997
Justin Wall Soccer, 1988-91 2003


Lynn Abbott – Patron

Lynn Abbott has generously supported Warrior sports for over two decades. Known by Warrior teams as "Mr. Tennis," he financed the construction of four new tennis courts in the 1970′s, the renovation of another two existing courts, and the purchase of spectator seating at the courts, which now bear his name. Lynn’s provision of facilities and scholarships for the Warrior tennis program has contributed greatly to Westmont’s regional and national tennis successes, including the 1982 NAIA Women’s Tennis National Championship and the 1997 NAIA men’s Singles National Championship. In addition to his support of warrior tennis, Lynn has given generously to a variety of other Westmont athletic teams, faithfully attending their competitions and sponsoring end-of-year banquets for them. Inducted October 1997.


Dwight Anderson – Baseball/Basketball, 1949-53

A great all-around athlete, Dwight ”Andy” Anderson became a legend on the baseball field. As an outfielder, third baseman, pitcher, and catcher, he started for the Warriors each year. Superb on the mound and in the batter’s box, Dwight pitched a one-hitter, captured the MVP award his second year, and maintained a batting average close to .300. He led the team as captain during his senior year, when he also captained the basketball team. Dwight’s versatility as a four-year starter on the basketball court helped him capture the MVP award twice, and Westmont retired his baseball jersey #13 after his final season. Inducted April 1995.


Sandra Asimos – Women’s Soccer, 1984-87

"Unstoppable," "an architect on the field," "the heart of the team," and "a great teacher" represent just some of the accolades describing forward Sandra Asimos’ prowess on the soccer field. The four-time Warrior MVP proved key in helping her team capture the NAIA National Championship in 1985, when she was named to the All Tournament Team and voted tournament MVP. Also that year, she set Warrior records for most goals in a season (29), most assists in a season (18), and post points in a season (76). A three-time All-American at Westmont (1985, 1986 and 1987), Sandra still holds those records, as well as the records for most career goals (79) and most career points (192), setting the highest of standards for the many women who have followed her as Warrior soccer competitors. Inducted October 1997.


Bill Bakley – Track & Field, 1971-72

Bill Bakley’s remarkable career included earning All-American honors on three successive weekends in 1971.  After placing second at the NAIA decathlon championships Bill entered and won the NCAA college division championship the following weekend.  At the NCAA university division championship the next weekend, Bill placed third.  His best point total of 7,656 points puts him second in the Warrior record books.  Bakley earned a fourth All-American title in 1972 at the NAIA national championship where he beat Bruce Jenner, the 1976 Olympic Champion. Team captain in 1972 and “Solid Gold Guts” award winner, Bakley holds Westmont’s second best long jump mark of 24’ 3”, and is seventh in the pole vault at 14’ 2.25”. Inducted September 2006.


Russ Carr – Soccer Coach, 1966-83

President of the NAIA Soccer Association from 1978-83, Warrior soccer coach Russ Carr achieved an overall record of 211-108-26. Leading his teams to 12 District III championships, seven area championships, and five SCISA titles, he followed up the Warriors’ 1971 fourth place finish in the NAIA National Tournament with the National Champion-ship in 1972. That same year, he received the NAIA Coach of the Year award. The Santa Barbara Roundtable and the NAIA have inducted Russ into their Halls of Fame, and the National Soccer Coaches Association recognized him with their highest distinction, the Honor Award, in 1991. Westmont’s soccer field has borne his name since 1984. Inducted April 1996.


Bill Cole – Baseball 1946-50

Bypassing attention from the Los Angeles Times and a contract to play for the Los Angeles Angels, pitcher Bill Cole instead brought his sharp ”drop-ball” to the first Warrior baseball team in Westmont’s history. Adding leadership to his abilities as a pitcher and batter, he served as team captain for three years. In the 1948 season, he pitched most of the Warrior games, compiling an impressive 2.73 earned run average. Also a forward on the Warrior basketball team, Bill helped Westmont build its intercollegiate athletic program during the early years. Inducted April 1996.


John Crew – Basketball, 1950-54

Star forward John Crew’s career scoring record of 1,716 points has stood for over four decades. He also claims the Warriors’ fourth and fifth all-time leading scorer spots for points in a season, having accumulated 655 points in 1952-53 and 615 the following year. In his second season, he averaged 26.2 points per game, ranking 14th in the NAIA. John scored 45 points against Chapman College during the 1953-54 season, placing him second in the Warrior record books for highest number of points in a game, and he achieved an impressive four-year average of 21 points per game. Inducted April 1996.


Louie Cuevas – Soccer, 1982-86

A three-time All-American, midfielder Louie Cuevas has held the Warrior record for most assists in a season (16) for over a decade. As an all-CIF player at Dos Pueblos High School, he was the number one soccer recruit in Southern California. Louie captured MVP awards and was named to the All-District Team, as well as numerous all-tournament teams, each year he played for Westmont. Co-captain of the 1984 squad that won the District III championship and participated in the NAIA National Tournament, Louie posted 44 career goals, 18 of which he scored in the 1985 season. He went on to play professionally for the Hollywood Kickers. Inducted April 1996.


Chip Cullison – Tennis, 1981-85

Tennis champion Chip Cullison exemplifies the Warrior spirit as a true team player. Known for his tremendous two-handed backhand return, Chip built up a 17-2 record in the 1982 season and received Westmont’s co-MVP award. His achievements include three NAIA District III doubles championships, a first and second place finish in NAIA District III singles, and a Santa Barbara City Championship in doubles, where he also finished second in singles competition. Chip and his partner reached the quarterfinals in the NAIA national tournament in 1984 and the finals in 1985, when Chip received All-American honors. Inducted April 1995.


Riva DaSilva – Tennis, 1996-97

Riva DaSilva has the distinction of being the only NAIA National Singles Champion in the history of Westmont College’s men’s tennis program. Riva won the NAIA singles title in 1997. Riva’s NAIA National Championship game with teammate Ashley Fickel boosted Westmont to a third place finish in 1997 which is the highest in the history of the program. DaSilva also won the Golden State Athletic Conference singles title in 1997 and teamed with Fickel for the doubles title that same year. In 1996 and 1997, Rivae and his teammates were regular season GSAC tennis champions. Riva was honored as an NAIA All-American in doubles in 1996 and singles in both 1996 and 1997. DaSilva also serverd as the Westmont College tennis coach for three season sfrom 1998-2000. Inducted October 2010.


Nicole Smith Gabelein – Soccer, 1992-95

A three-time All-American, Nicole Smith Gabelein led the 1994 women’s soccer team into the NAIA National Championships for the second time in school history and the first time in nine years. Recording 50 goals and 32 assists in four seasons, Nicole graduated from Westmont second in both career point total and number of career assists. In 1994 Nicole was named to the NAIA All-Tournament Team and was selected as the Golden State Athletic Conference Player of the Year. She was also an All-GSAC selection in the 1993 season. Inducted September 2005.


Steve Gay – Soccer, 1966-70

A superb all-around soccer player at Westmont, Steve Gay excited crowds as a Warrior for four years. The former co-captain and four-time MVP still holds the Warriors’ career scoring record, including an incredible 36 goals in the 1968 season. Steve earned individual honors as a four-time All-SCISA, three-year All-District, All-Far West, and NAIA All-Tournament team player. The Warriors retired Steve’s jersey #9 after his final season, and the NAIA inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 1977. Inducted April 1995.


Kelly Barnes Greene – Volleyball/Track and Field, 1991-94

In 1993, two-time All-American Kelly Barnes Greene led the Warrior volleyball team to a third place finish in the NAIA National Championship and was named to the All-Tournament Team. Named GSAC Player of the Year in 1994, Kelly was an All-GSAC selection all four years of her collegiate volleyball career. She is also a two-time NAIA All-District Selection. Her career attack percentage of .291 is second in the Westmont career record book. At the time of her graduation, Kelly had more career kills per game (3.39) than anyone in school history. As a track and field athlete, Kelly remains in the top three all-time for both the high jump and the heptathlon. Inducted September 2005.


Tine Hardeman – Basketball, 1951-55

A Warrior pioneer, Tine Hardeman was one of the finest athletes to play basketball for Westmont College in the 1950s. Tine still holds the Westmont record for most points in a game with 46. During the 1954-55 year, Tine averaged 24 points per game which is number two in the record books for points per game in a season. An early leader in many statistical categories, Tine is still in the top six in most points in a season and most field goals made in a year. Upon graduation, Tine moved to the Philippines where he has served as a missionary for over fifty years. Tine returned to Westmont in 1974-75 to serve as basketball coach for a year. Inducted October 2010.


Dan Heinrichs – Basketball, 1955-57

In 1957, Dan Heinrichs helped lead Westmont to its first appearance in the NAIA National Basketball Tournament in Kansas City, Missouri.  Fifty years after his Westmont basketball career, Dan still holds seven Warrior records including career rebounding average (19.2), single season rebounding average (23.4), single season point total (706) and single season field goals made (261).  Despite playing only two years for Westmont, Dan is in the top twenty in both career points (1317) and career field goals made (480).  He also holds the record for rebounds in a single game (35). Inducted September 2006.


Paul Herman – Track & Field, 1959-62

World class athlete Paul Herman made track a major sport at Westmont. Competing in nine events, Paul regularly scored 20 to 30 points each meet. Setting 14 school records from the discus to the 100 yard dash, he won two National AAU Decathlon Championships, a National Pentathlon Championship, and competed for Westmont on an AAU track tour through Europe. In Tokyo’s 1964 Olympic games, Paul finished first for the American team and fourth overall in the decathlon. Inducted April 1995.


Jim Howard – Track & Field, 1974-76

An excellent student and a tough competitor, Jim Howard made a unique contribution to collegiate sports history in the shot put and discus events. Competing in the NAIA and NCAA College Division nationals on consecutive weekends in 1976, Jim won the national championship in both events at each tournament, setting an NCAA Division III record in the discus. Jim came away from the meets with four gold medals and was named to the NCAA and NAIA All-American teams in each event. He also achieved All-American status in the 1975 NAIA discus, 1976 NCAA Division III indoor shot put, and NCAA Division I discus events, as well as reaching the 1976 AAU finals in the discus. During his senior year, Jim set Warrior records in the shot put (58′ 9-1/2") and discus (192′). Upon graduation, the NCAA awarded him with their Post-Graduate Fellowship. Inducted October 1997.


Chet Kammerer – Basketball Coach, 1975-92

Chet Kammerer spent 17 years as head coach at Westmont and compiled a record of 359-156. He claimed five NAIA District 3 championships, two GSAC regular-season titles, and took the Warriors to the NAIA National Tournament five times. His 1983-84 squad reached the No. 1 national ranking, advanced to the NAIA Final Four, and ended with a 31-4 record. Kammerer also served as athletic director at Westmont for 13 years. His leadership helped to move the Warrior athletic into the forefront of NAIA athletics. Prior to arriving at Westmont, Kammerer coached 10 years at his alma mater, Grace College in Indiana and established a 183-100 mark. Overall, his 27-year collegiate coaching record was 547-256. Inducted February 1999.


Kathy LeSage – Tennis, 1982-85

Award-winning scholar-athlete Kathy LeSage has brought national recognition to Warrior tennis as a player and a coach. Kathy won two NAIA District III singles championships and one doubles championship. Having achieved an impressive 23-3 singles record in 1984, the NAIA named her National Senior Player of the Year and the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table voted her Women’s Tennis College Athlete of the Year. Kathy also reached NAIA All-American status. As a coach, Kathy has received seven NAIA District III Coach of the Year awards and a Wilson Intercollegiate Coach of the Year award for NAIA women’s tennis. Inducted April 1995.


Stacia Larsen McInnes – Cross Country/Track & Field, 1985-90

Stacia Larson McInnes was the first woman at Westmont to earn All-American track and field honors when she placed fifth in the mile at the 1989 Indoor Championships. A year later, she finished second in the event. Stacia also earned All-American status in cross country in 1986 and 1989. A four-time GSAC track and field champion, Stacia held five women’s track records at the time of her graduation from Westmont. She remains the school record holder in the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:25.25. Winner of the 1988 Westmont Invitational, Stacia is a three time winner of All-GSAC honors in cross country. . Inducted September 2005.


Mark Miller – Basketball, 1973-77

A three-time All-NAIA District III selection, Mark Miller scored 1,671 points in his four year men’s basketball career at Westmont. He ranks second in career points and first in career field goals made with 662. Mark is one of only three Warriors to have eclipsed the millennial mark in rebounds having pulled down 1008 boards. In his sophomore year, Mark scored 42 points against a UC Santa Barbara team which included future Los Angeles Laker Don Ford – the most ever scored by a Warrior against the Gauchos. A three-year team captain, Mark was Westmont College Dean’s Award recipient at his graduation in 1977. After receiving NAIA All-American honorable mention recognition in his senior year, Mark went on to play professionally in Switzerland for one year and traveled internationally as an ambassador of basketball. Inducted October 2007.


Ron Mulder – Administrator/Coach/Athlete, 1958-63, 1967-2004

Ron Mulder has played a part of Westmont Athletics since 1958. As an athlete, Ron played both basketball and baseball. On the basketball court, Ron averaged 18.7 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in his senior season. In two and one-half years as head coach of the men’s basketball team, Ron led the team to two national tournaments finishing in the elite eight both years. His .767 winning percentage is the best among all Warrior coaches. He served twice as Westmont’s Athletic Director and was named the Golden State Athletic Conference Administrator of the Year. Inducted September 2005.


Peg Lovik Nicholas – Professor/Administrator, 1954-79

A woman ahead of her time, Peg Lovik Nicholas laid the foundation for the success of Warrior sports today. In her 25 years at Westmont, she emphasized athletics as a complement to the academic endeavor, advocated equal opportunity for women in sport long before it became popular, and held a philosophy of excellence that emphasized the ”whole” person. Starting Westmont’s physical education program in 1954, Peg chaired the department and worked to institute the major in 1972. She provided the driving force for building the Murchison Physical Education and Athletic Complex. After her death in 1980, an anonymous donor endowed the Peg Lovik Nicholas Senior Award, and in 1982 Westmont named an instructional field in her honor. Inducted April 1995.


Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa – Track & Field, 1970-72

In 1971, All-American sprinter Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa tied the world record of 5.9 in the 60 yard dash at the NAIA National Indoor Championships, capturing the title, and also won the national AAU event. Outdoors, he went undefeated, winning the California Relays 100 and capturing the NAIA District III 100 and 220 titles. He tied the European record of 10.0 for the 100 meters at the World Games in Helsinki, Finland, and "Track and Field News" named him the number two sprinter in the world. Successfully defending his NAIA and California Relays titles in 1972, Jean-Louis captured the NAIA 100 meter dash outdoor championship and the Mt. Sac Relays Gold Medal and competed in the Munich Olympics. Inducted April 1996.


Casey Roberts – Basketball, 1976-79

A four year starter, Casey Roberts holds the Westmont records for career saves at 601 and saves per game at 6.53. Second in the record book for career shutouts with 38, Casey was twice named the team defensive MVP. A 1977 NAIA and NSCAA All-American, Casey has a career goals-against-average of 1.12 with a single season best of 0.95 in 1979. In each of his four years, Westmont won the District III Tournament and advanced to the NAIA Area 1 Championship. In 1977, Casey was recognized as the NSCAA National Player of the Week. The two-time team captain was a three-time All-District III and All-Far West selection. Recipient of the 1980 Westmont College Dean’s Award, Casey was also honored as the 1979 Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Collegiate Soccer Player of the Year. Casey was also selected as a participant in the 1979 World University Games and the 1980 Senior Bowl. Inducted October 2007.


Cheryl Rogers – Tennis, 1980-84

Westmont’s first NAIA All-American Scholar-Athlete, tennis star Cheryl Rogers excelled on and off the court. Ranked number one in 1980-81, she went on to become a member of Westmont’s 1982 National Championship team. One of the first two women athletes at Westmont to achieve All-American status, she reached the individual quarter finals at the national tournament. A consummate team player, Cheryl helped the Warriors go undefeated in NAIA competition and defend their District III title in 1983, when she and her partner captured Westmont’s first district doubles championship. Inducted April 1996.


Mirian Niednagel Ryan – Cross Country/Track & Field 1993-97

Scholar-Athlete Miriam Niednagel Ryan was a humble champion and a highly respected team leader. Miriam, who earned 10 NAIA All-American selections, is one of the most highly decorated athletes in Westmont College history. She was a two-time GSAC cross country champion and four times she led the Warrior to the NAIA cross country national championships where they finished fourth, third and third in her final three seasons. In addition to her four All-American titles in cross country, Niednagel earned the same honor six times in track. In track, Miriam owns the top ten times in five different events and owns the school record in the distance medley relay. Miriam was also a three-time NAIA Scholar-Athlete. Inducted October 2010.


Dennis Savage – Cross Country/Track & Field 1965-70

One of the most outstanding cross-country runners in Westmont’s history, Dennis Savage earned All-American honors three years in a row. A Warrior team captain, Dennis brought home Westmont’s first two District Cross-Country Championships. Receiving Warrior Most Outstanding Runner honors three times, Dennis won four Solid Gold Guts Awards. He also excelled in track, winning three NAIA National Championships and an NCAA College Division Championship in the mile run. Dennis was named to nine All-American teams as a Warrior, and the NAIA inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 1984. Inducted April 1995.


George Terzian – Basketball, 1955-58

Star guard-forward George Terzian provided Warrior basketball’s offensive spark for three years. Achieving a high point game of 41 and averaging 20.5 points per game during his senior year, George remains Westmont’s third all-time leading scorer. He reached all tournament status, captured two MVP awards, and started for the first Warrior team to reach the NAIA national tournament. George also filled the number one position in Warrior tennis singles for three years and went undefeated in his senior year. Inducted April 1995.


Jean-Paul Verhees – Men’s Soccer, 1970-73

One of the finest players in Westmont men’s soccer history, forward Jean-Paul "JP" Verhees helped lead the 1972 Warrior team to the NAIA National Championship. Reaching the height of his achievements that year, JP was named to the NAIA All-American team. In addition, he made the NAIA National All-Tournament Team for the third consecutive year and was named Outstanding Forward of the national tournament. In 1973, JP was voted co-winner of the Outstanding Offensive Player award, was named to the United States National Selection Team touring Latin America, and gained All NAIA, All Far West, All SCISA and All-American honors for his fourth straight year. With 58 career goals to his credit, JP is second all-time at Westmont. He went on to coach the women Warriors to their 1985 NAIA National Championship. Inducted October 1997.


Justin Wall – Men’s Soccer, 1988-91

A three-time NAIA Men’s Soccer All-American (1989, 1990, 1991), Justin Wall helped lead the Warriors to two national tournament appearances, including a spot in the final four in 1989.  He is one of only two Warrior men’s soccer players to receive All-American honors in three successive years.  Justin was also named three times to the All-Golden State Athletic Conference team and was honored as the GSAC Player of the Year in 1990. Inducted September 2006.