Stevens Inducts Five into Athletic Hall of Fame
The 2012 Stevens Hall of Fame Class was enshrined into the Athletic Hall of Fame Friday night as part of the institutions 23rd induction ceremony. The class includes Mark Bielicky ’07, Chris Bock ’06, Lorrie Brabender ’07, Bob Henderson ’80 and Brian Marks ’06. Stevens now counts 102 members of its Hall of Fame which was founded back in 1990.
“We were thrilled to honor this year’s class as part of our homecoming festivities,” said Director of Athletics Russell Rogers. “Each one of these inductees were truly special student-athletes during their time at Stevens, and I could not be prouder to welcome them into our Hall of Fame with so many other outstanding people. These honorees represent the essence of what we want the Stevens student-athlete to stand for: talented, hard-working individuals who played their sport with the utmost passion while always representing our institution in a first-class manner.”
This year’s ceremony followed a dinner format and had more than 150 people in attendance to help kick-off the 10th-annual Homecoming celebration.
Mark Bielicky – Men’s Lacrosse - Class of 2007
Bielicky was a standout for the men’s lacrosse squad his entire career, leading his team to three National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournament appearances and the program’s first-ever tourney win. He was a three-time United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-American and a 2007 USILA North-South Senior All-Star. Bielicky was twice named the Knickerbocker Conference Player of the Year and was a four-time all-conference honoree.
His numbers back up his accolades as he is first in the men’s lacrosse record book in goals, second in points, first in shots and first in shots on goal. His single-season ranks are equally impressive as he ranks fourth, 10th and 14th in goals as well eighth, 12th and 13th in points.
Bielicky was also a recipient of the John A. Davis award in 2007 that is given to the senior who best exemplified loyalty and devotion to the institute; self-control and modesty; perseverance under adverse conditions; fairness to opponents and observance of the rules of the game.
Chris Bock – Men’s Volleyball – Class of 2006
Bock led his team to a pair of Northeast Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) titles and three NECVA West championships. He also helped guide his squads to a pair of MOLTEN Division III Final Four appearances and was a four-time All-NECVA selection. Bock was the 2005 NECVA Tournament MVP and made the NECVA All-Tournament team four times. He was twice a member of the MOLTEN Final Four All-Tournament team and was a recipient of Stevens’ Best Male Athlete Award in 2006.
Bock is currently first in the men’s volleyball record book in kills, points, kills per set and service aces while checking in at No. 2 in digs and points per set. He is second and fourth in single-season kills, fifth and seventh in single-season kills per set and first in single-season service aces. He also is second in the single-season record book in points and points per set.
Lorrie Brabender – Women’s Soccer, Women’s Swimming – Class of 2007
Brabender played soccer for four years at Stevens, leading her teams to four NCAA Tournaments and four Skyline Conference titles. She ranks first in program history in games played, third in career assists and 16th in points. She earned CoSIDA Academic All-District accolades in 2004 and was a two-time first-team all-conference honoree.
Brabender was the first NCAA Championship participant in the sport of women’s swimming, qualifying in the 200-yard butterfly in 2007. She earned honorable mention All-America honors at the national meet, helping her earn All-Met and All-Skyline distinction in addition to being named the Skyline Conference MVP.
Brabender earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in 2007 and was Stevens’ NCAA Woman of the Year as well. She was the Gear & Triangle Best Athlete in the senior class and was the 2006-07 Skyline Conference Woman of the Year.
Bob Henderson – Men’s Lacrosse – Class of 1980
Bob “Rusty” Henderson is one of the best goalies in the rich history of the men’s lacrosse program. He ranks first in career save percentage and ninth in saves per game. His single-season save percentage of .676 in 1979 is first all-time, while his .658 in 1978 is third.
He was a two-time All-Knickerbocker pick and was ranked as a top-two goalie in Stevens history at the Centennial Celebration.
Henderson was No. 5 nationally in save percentage in 1979 and No. 15 in 1978.
Brian Marks – Men’s Soccer – Class of 2007
Marks led his men’s soccer teams to a trio of NCAA Sweet 16 appearances and three Skyline Conference titles. He was a team captain and ranked as one of the top-three players to ever play under former Head Men’s Soccer Coach Tim O’Donohue.
Marks was a four-time first-team All-Skyline selection and the 2003 and 2004 Skyline Conference Player of the Year. He was the ’04 Skyline Tournament MVP and was twice named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-American, earning first-team honors in 2004. A four-time NSCAA All-Region performer, Marks was the 2007 Stevens Male Athlete of the Year.
In the record book, he is third all-time in assists and fourth in points. He is fifth in goals and sixth in assists per game. He is ninth in single-season points and fifth in single-season goals.