2008 Thomas Glasser '82 Hall of Achievement Inductees
- The 1942 Football Team
- G. Diehl Mateer, Jr. Class of 1950 - Squash, Tennis
- Dick Voith Class of 1977 - Basketball
- Kevin Foley Class of 1983 - Cross Country, Track & Field
- Jen Maranzano Class of 1994 - Cross Country, Track & Field
The fall of 1942 opened inauspiciously on what was to be the last formal program for three years.
Football had been hit by graduation and the loss of several men, including line coach Bill Docherty to the Armed Services. This was a young team, eager and willing to work, with no false ideas of its abilities. The line under the inspiring leadership of Captain Beef Meader developed rapidly and each week proved itself a better unit, willing and able to learn. Chuck Boteler, a sophomore speedster moved into the backfield and with Art Jones at fullback doing the bucking and passing, gave Haverford an outside threat that proved invaluable throughout the season. As Boteler spread them out, Jones went down the middle, combining a fine burst of speed when in the open with a passing arm that completed the season without an interception.
Wesleyan University was the highest hurdle to be met, and the team rose to the occasion with unbelievable fury, piling up 33 points, 26 in the first half, and then hanging on grimly against Wesleyan’s superior reserve power, to emerge the victor 33-21.
Against Swarthmore a new star shone. Art Jones was injured early in the second quarter and had to be removed from the game. Dee Crabtree, a halfback, did yeoman service in reserve. Boteler got loose once for 60 yards and a touchdown, but the team had to come from behind in the second half as Swarthmore went ahead 13-7. In the final period Boteler moved once more and tied the score. With Botetler holding, Crabtree kicked his first and only point after touchdown to give the Fords a one point victory and enable them to complete the first undefeated and untied football season in the history of the College.
Awarded Football H’s
Haverford scored 177 points to its opponents 54. This was also the first time since 1896 that a Haverford team had scored as many as 14 points against Swarthmore.
"One of the top collegiate squash players in the country," wrote the Haverford News on March 10, 1948.
Oh ye of little faith.
G. Diehl Mateer, Jr. '50 would quickly outgrow these complimentary words, becoming not one of the best but perhaps the best collegiate squash player in the nation. Entering Haverford College from Episcopal Academy in 1946, Mateer evolved into a threat to win every time he stepped onto a court, either tennis or squash.
On the outdoor courts during his senior campaign the two-time captain led a Scarlet and Black tennis team—nicknamed the Bramallmen after Coach Norman Bramall—to their fourth straight Middle Atlantic League title. Over Mateer's four years the Hornets (the Haverford athletics nickname during that era) carried an astounding 45-6 (.882) match mark that included a string of 20 consecutive wins in League play, as well as victories over the likes of Rutgers, Lehigh, Penn, Delaware, Drexel, Lafayette, and of course Swarthmore. The Philadelphia native also earned the Virginia Cup award, given to the team's Most Valuable Player, each of his final two years with the tennis program.
It was indoor on the squash courts, though, that Mateer found few, if any, collegiate equals. Mateer learned the game locally at the Merion Cricket Club but his name was certainly no secret across the country. Only a college sophomore in1948, Mateer thrust himself into the spotlight by capturing the National Intercollegiate, Eastern Intercollegiate, and Gold Racquets national singles titles. In 1949 he again won the National and Eastern Intercollegiate titles, then in 1950 became the first player in history to capture the Eastern title a third consecutive time.
Mateer proved he was not just a solo act on the squash court during his collegiate years as he earned eight doubles championships from 1948 through 1950. A pair of Baltimore Invitational championships in '48 and '49 were in addition to Penn State titles in those same years and the Arthur H. Lockett Trophy in doubles in '48, '49, and '50. While only a college junior, he teamed with another Merion player, national singles champion Hunter Lott, in 1949 to capture the National Squash Racquets Championship.
Through his time at Haverford College, Mateer proved to be an almost unparalleled competitor with a racquet in his hands and remains the only Scarlet and Black athlete to ever appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
The level of excellence Mateer displayed during his college years was only a hint of what was yet to come on the squash courts. He won singles Nationals titles in '54, '56, and '60, and the North American Open singles crown in both '55 and '59 becoming the first and only amateur to have won a pair of Open titles. In addition to the doubles titles he won while a student-athlete at Haverford, Mateer won eight more National doubles titles — '53, '54, '58, '59, '61, '62, '65, '66. His accomplishments earned Mateer entrance into the National Intercollegiate Squash Racquets Hall of Fame in 1990.
His coach Tony Zanin once said, "Dick can do it all." In four years at Haverford Dick Voith did it all on the basketball court.
He is the all-time leading scorer in Haverford history and the only player to break the 2,000 point plateau. In addition to having the most points, Dick also made the most field goals (895) and attempted the most field goals (1,820).
"He shoots with anybody, drives and passes well, plays superb defense and hustles all the time," added Zanin back in 1977. "Best of all, he's unselfish never stops working to improve."
Voith compiled an impressive list of feats during his 1976-77 senior season. He was named Division III All-American and is still the only Haverford basketball player to earn the prestigious honor. He scored 702 points, the most any Haverford basketball player has scored in a single season. En route to his record-setting total, Voith attempted 559 shots, connecting on 290, both single season highs. He averaged 27.0 points per game that season, good for second all-time. Voith had eight games with at least 30 points. He scored the most points in a game at Alumni Field House with 41 against Lebanon Valley College on January 19, 1977. A few weeks later he scored his 2,000th career point at the Field House on February 9. However, the most memorable moment of Voith's magical senior campaign and arguably his career came on February 24 when the Fords traveled to Franklin & Marshall, ranked fifth in the nation, in a second round Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) playoff game. Haverford took the Diplomats to the wire and pulled off the colossal upset on a buzzer beater by Voith for a 70-68 victory and a ticket to the MAC championship game.
During his career, he scored at least 37 points six times with three of those occurring in his senior season. Voith was a three-time All-MAC First-Team selection and led the conference in scoring three times.
Voith lives in Philadelphia and is married to architect Daniela Holt Voith, a former top player on Bryn Mawr's basketball team. He was an economics major at Haverford and is a principal in an economic consulting firm and has an M.S. and Ph. D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Voith won an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
When describing Foley, Head Coach Tom Donnelly said, "On their best days we've had a few guys who could match Kevin Foley as a competitor, but we've never had anyone who could surpass him."
His Haverford records in the indoor 1,000 meter run (2:24.7) and mile (4:03.3) and the outdoor 800 (1:49.9), 1,500 (3:44.0) and mile (4:02.71) survived for over a decade. During his last three years at Haverford, Foley never lost a track race to a Division III opponent.
Foley was one of the lead runners on Haverford's first championship cross country teams in 1979 and 1982. Haverford won its sole IC4A title in New York's Van Cortlandt Park in 1980 and Foley used the occasion to register his first individual win as a college cross country runner. His effort earned him the distinction as the only Haverford runner to win an individual IC4A cross country title.
Foley lives in New York and is married to Donna Silbert '84, a member of Haverford's first fully coed class. He is an investment banker, and was a philosophy major at Haverford. Foley has an MBA from Columbia University. He was an NCAA Postgraduate Scholar.
Jen Maranzano was one of the greatest long distance runners in the history of Haverford women's cross country and track and a true pioneer who helped establish a tradition of success for the women's cross country program. She was a four-time All-American, twice in indoor track and twice in cross country, and the first Haverford runner to claim the honor in indoor. She won the Seven Sisters and NCAA Regional individual crowns in both 1992 and 1993. Maranzano also captured the 1991 and 1992 Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) championships and then the 1993 Centennial Conference individual title in addition to a team championship. In that same year she led the harriers to a 10th-place finish at the Division III Championships—which to this day stands as the best finish in program history.
"Jen made the most dramatic improvement in the history of the former Middle Atlantic Conference," said Head Coach Fran Rizzo. "She finished 50th in the championship race as a freshman and was crowned MAC champion her sophomore year."
Maranzano was twice a member of the MAC Academic Honor Roll and was co-winner of the Varsity Cup as the outstanding athlete in her graduating class. To this day, her College records in the indoor 5,000 meters and the outdoor 5,000 and 10,000 meters remained unchallenged.
Maranzano lives in Washington and was an honors history major at Haverford. She received her J.D. degree from University of Virginia Law School.