Queens College inducted eight members of the Class of 2017 into its Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 13, at Harbor Links Golf Club in Port Washington, N.Y. QC's sixth class includes eight members, with five outstanding individuals and three teams of distinction, including former Queens College athletes, coaches, and championship teams.
The Class of 2017 features Alan Landes, Frank Saracino, Cheryl Vigo, Howard M. Elson and Nicole Young, along with the Knights' 1967 baseball team, 1980 softball team and 2007 women's tennis team.
Our final Team of Distinction Hall of Fame Spotlight is the 1980 Softball Team.
During the 1980 season, the Queens College softball team captured the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) Conference Championship, the New York State Division III Championship.
The Knights put together a 17-6 overall record in 1980 with head coach Lynne Withers guiding the way. Eileen MacLellan, a member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2013, was one of many standouts on a talented squad ahead of its time.