Athletic Department Announces 2012 Hall of Fame Class
The Alfred State athletic department will induct five new members into the hall of fame during 2012 Homecoming/Family Weekend festivities. Longtime athletic director Kathy Feldman, basketball player Larry Mulcahy, softball player Jodie Corsi, cross country & track and field athlete David Dominguez, and pole vaulter Kurt Dunn will join the Hall of Fame on October 12th.
Feldman was a fixture in the Alfred State Athletic Department for over 30 years. Always an advocate for the important lessons learned through athletics and physical education, Feldman has left a legacy of excellence at Alfred State.
Feldman wore numerous hats during her time in the Athletic Department serving as a physical education instructor, volleyball coach, softball coach, and athletic director. After teaching in the Physical Education Department and coaching volleyball for 15 years and softball for 10 years, Feldman was named the college’s director of athletics, a position she held until 2011.
During her leadership, the college saw significant facility upgrades including the building of Pioneer Stadium, new baseball and softball fields, refurbishments to Orvis Gymnasium, the fitness center, and the athletic training room. On the field, three Pioneer teams won NJCAA national championships and the college hosted national championships (cross country, softball, and track & field) events as well as countless regional championships.
Mulcahy was one of the most prolific scorers in Alfred State basketball history. He etched his way into the record book while scoring from all over the court and fighting through double-teams, zones, and pressure defense.
As the co-captain of the 1976-77 team, Mulcahy put together one of the most impressive scoring seasons in program history. He scored 742 points during the campaign and finished with nine Alfred State scoring records including most points in a game, 56. His 742 points currently is 2nd all-time in program history. His 28.5 points per game average was 6th in the nation and led him to being named NJCAA All-American, 1st team All-Region, and MVP of his team.
For his two-year career Mulcahy averaged 20.6 points per game and finished with 1,057 points. The 1,057 points is 6th on the all-time Alfred State scoring list. Mulcahy received the Alfred State Senior Athlete of the Year award in 1977, and the Dr. Huntington “Presidential Accommodation” award for achieving a 4.0 GPA in his final semester. He also finished 5th in the 1976 Region III championships in the high jump.
Corsi was a key ingredient to the only Region III championship softball team in Alfred State history. She led the Lady Pioneers to the NJCAA Division III World Series with dominating performances inside the pitcher’s circle.
During the regional championship season, Corsi earned decisions in 15 of the teams 19 games. She finished the 1994 season with an 11-4 overall record in 105 innings of work. She struck out 32 batters and had a 1.46 ERA. For her solid season, she was recognized by Region III by being named 1st team All-Region.
Her biggest victory of the season came in the regional finals when she pitched all eight innings in a 2-1 victory over Hudson Valley CC. She didn’t allow an earned run in the contest and allowed just four hits. In the final five innings, she didn’t allow a hit and allowed just one base runner.
Dominguez is one of the most decorated distance runners in Alfred State history. He ran to All-American honors in cross country, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field.
During his cross country career, Dominguez ran to All-American honors both seasons. He finished 14th overall as a freshman at the NJCAA DII national championships to earn honorable mention honors. During his sophomore year, he finished 2nd overall at the nationals and helped the team to a 3rd place finish in the nation. Earlier in the season he was the district champion and helped his team to a district championship with a winning time of 25:38.
On the track, Dominguez ran to All-American honors during both the indoor and outdoor seasons. He earned indoor All-American in 1994 in the 4x800 (5th place – 7:59.84), the distance medley relay (8th place – 10:45.88). In 1995, he was indoor All-American in the 4x800 (6th – 7:54.70), the distance medley relay (6th place – 10:30.03), and the 3,000 m (8th – 8:37.74). In the outdoor season, he was All-American in the 3,000 steeplechase (8th – 10:19.84 in 1994 and 7th – 9:44.80 in 1995). He is currently still ranked #1 in the Alfred State indoor record book in the 4x800 relay, the sprint medley relay, and the distance medley relay. He is ranked #2 in the 4x800 relay, the mile and the 3,000 m. In the outdoor record book, he is currently ranked #2 in the 4x800 relay, #5 in the steeplechase, and #6 in the 4x400 relay.
Dunn vaulted his way into the Alfred State and NJCAA record books during his career at Alfred State. Dunn won back-to-back NJCAA Division III Outdoor national championships in the pole vault.
Dunn won Region III titles in back-to-back years in both the indoor and outdoor seasons. He went on to nationals in 2003 and won the NJCAA DIII national championships with a vault of 4.69 m. In 2004 he won the national championship with a new championship meet record of 4.96 m. This record still stands today.
Dunn also went to consecutive NJCAA Indoor national championships. In 2003 he finished in 3rd place (15’3.75”) and in 2004 he took 5th place honors. Dunn remains the all-time leader in Alfred State history for his performances during the indoor season (16’) and outdoor season (4.98 m).
Other career highlights include a 3rd place finish at the prestigious Penn Relays in 2004 with a vault of 15’1/4”, being named the Alfred State Freshman Athlete of the Year in 2003, and running the 100 m in 10.94.
The 2012 Hall of Fame class will be inducted on October 12th at 6 p.m. in the Cappadonia Auditorium located inside the Orvis Activities Center.