October 01, 2017
Five new faces were added to the Athletics Hall of Fame wall in James W. Garrett Sports Complex.
Joel Patch ’09
The class of five former athletes includes Joe Farley ’97 (baseball), Joel Patch ’09 (men’s basketball), Mike Marr ’08 (track & field), Colin Howlett ’90 (football) and Lindsay Nevins ’05 Gaines (women’s soccer).
Farley was one of the most decorated pitchers in school history and went onto a professional career after being drafted by the Chicago White Sox. He is among the school’s leaders in career wins, career strikeouts and career earned run average. He is also the record holder for wins in a season for the Class A Hickory Crawdads of the Chicago farm system.
Patch was the Landmark Conference Player of the Year in 2008-09 and an All-Region selection. He remains the only player in Susquehanna history to score at least 1,000 points, grab more than 700 rebounds and record over 120 steals.
Marr was one of the best jumpers in school history, earning All-America honors in 2007. He was the Landmark Conference high jump champion, triple jump runner-up, and took fourth in the long jump at the conference championships.
Howlett is considered one of the best offensive linemen in school history. He was a two-time All-Conference selection in the Mid-Atlantic Conference (MAC) and the 1990 Blair Heaton Award winner.
Gaines was a rare four-time All-MAC selection, the 2001 MAC Rookie of the Year, and remains among the top five in nearly all of the major offensive school records for career and season marks.