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Pace Athletics Inducts 2023 Hall of Fame Class, Recognizes Finnerty Award Winner and NE10 Honoree

January 18, 2024
Pace Athletics Fall 2023 Hall of Fame Inductees
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On October 22, the Pace University Department of Athletics inducted its Hall of Fame Class of 2023 during Homecoming Weekend at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, NY.

This year's class, the 20th enshrined class, was an all-female one, celebrating the long and storied tradition of standout women student-athletes on the heels of the 50th Anniversary of Title IX. The Class of 2023 includes: Lesly Sanchez Alvarez '18, the first field hockey player; Marta Anderson-Winchell '06, representing women's soccer and women's basketball; Shea Hansen '11, women's volleyball; and current head women's basketball coach Carrie Seymour.

The Peter X. Finnerty Leadership Award was presented to women's basketball alumni Elizabeth Hernandez '83. She was inducted into the Pace Athletics Hall of Fame in 2015.

"I am so excited for this year's Hall of Fame class and what it represents for our institution. The circumstances surrounding this class, fresh off the 50th anniversary of Title IX is a testament to our institution's long-standing commitment to gender equity, remarked Director of Athletics Mark Brown. "Our women's teams have been paving the way nationally for many years, with field hockey at the NCAA Semifinals in 2018, women's basketball making the Elite Eight three times, and most recently women's lacrosse winning the 2023 Division II NCAA National Championship this past spring."

In addition to the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, presented by Northwell Health, Wanda Maynard-Morris ’02 was presented with her award for being inducted into the Northeast-10 Conference Hall of Fame by Commissioner Julie Ruppert.

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