December 13th, 2013
Messiah College Athletics and the Falcon Athletic Network (FAN) are pleased to announce the 2014 induction class for the Hall of Honor: Jessica (Regan) Cotton, Sam Lenhart, Coach Jan Trapp and Hayden Woodworth. The ceremony will take place Jan. 10, 2014.
Jessica (Regan) Cotton ’99 – Softball
Cotton was a three-time All-American and four-time All-Conference pitcher for the Falcons in the late 1990s. She was a member of four conference championship teams and led the Falcons to three NCAA Regional appearances and two trips to the NCAA Division III World Series (1998, 1999). Currently, she is first-all time in program history in wins, innings pitched, appearances, and games started; she is second all-time in ERA, strikeouts, and shutouts.
Sam Lenhart – Personnel/Staff Member
Lenhart began working at Messiah College in 1963 and completed 45 years of service to the College and Falcons Athletics. Sam worked in the College’s General Services department for more than 30 years while also filling roles as scorekeeper and bookkeeper for a number of the Falcons’ teams. For close to a dozen years at the end of his career he worked as an Athletics attendant. Known by countless former student-athletes and coaches as one of the first “number one fans of Messiah College Athletics” Sam will be the first staff/personnel member inducted into the Hall of Honor.
Jan Trapp – Field Hockey Coach
Trapp retired at the end of the 2011 season after 39 years of service as the Falcons’ program leader. Her career has rivaled those of legendary coaches in all of NCAA Athletics history. Trapp’s career record is complete at 535-179-28 with her victory total ranking first all-time in NCAA Division III field hockey and third all-time across all NCAA divisions.
Trapp’s coaching accolades include, but are certainly not limited to, six NCAA Regional Coach of the Year awards, eight Conference Coach of the Year awards, 25 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, 14 NCAA Regional Championships, eight NCAA Division III National Runner-Up honors, and 18 Conference Championships.
Hayden Woodworth ’03 – Men’s Soccer
Woodworth was a standout midfielder for the Falcons and a key contributor to the program’s first NCAA Division III National Championship in 2000. He was also a part of the Falcons’ 2002 National Championship and that year also earned the College’s first-ever National Player of the Year honors. Beyond these outstanding accomplishments, Woodworth was three-time All-Conference, two-time All-Region, two-time All-American, the 1999 Commonwealth Rookie of the Year, and the 2000 Commonwealth Player of the Year.
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