RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Four former Felician University student-athletes will be inducted into the Felician Athletics Hall of Fame on Thursday, October 13, 2016. The Hall of Fame, a joint venture of the department of athletics and the office of alumni relations, will honor its fourth class of inductees as part of the University's Homecoming Weekend.
Two of the honorees, women's cross-country standout Amanda (Scibetta) Mammolito '09 of Middletown and men's basketball player Sadot E. Williams '06 of Irvington, will be the first Golden Falcons in their sport to enter the Hall of Fame. They will be joined by record-setting baseball slugger Frank Quintana of Bradenton, Fla., and softball two-way threat Jackie Scarpari '05 of Monroe Township. The foursome swells the membership in the Felician Athletics Hall of Fame to 13 individuals (10 athletes, two contributors, one coach) and one team.
"Our fourth class of inductees includes four more outstanding student-athletes who represented the Golden Falcons in an exemplary manner," said Felician University President Dr. Anne M. Prisco. "These individuals continue a tradition of which our alumni and staff can be proud."
Mammolito came to Felician from Middletown North High School. She capped a breakout sophomore season in 2006 by winning the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) championship race, and was named the conference Runner of the Year. In all, she was a three-time All-CACC selection. Mammolito owns three of Felician's top ten 5,000-meter times, and still holds seven school course records
Quintana, a Miami native and South Miami High product, is one of Felician baseball's most prolific offensive players. The Golden Falcons' single season and career leader in both home runs (16, 35) and runs batted in (59, 147), he was a two-time all-CACC and two-time all-region selection. He finished his college career with 207 base hits.
Quintana capped his career with one of the top seasons enjoyed by any Golden Falcon in any sport. In 2007, the first-baseman hit .405 and slugged .768 with a .504 on-base percentage. In 49 games, he stroked 19 doubles and 16 home runs, scored 59 runs, drove in 59, and stole 23 bases. He was named the Player of the Year by the CACC, ECAC, and New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association, and was an Honorable-Mention Daktronics All-American. Quintana completed his BA at Florida Atlantic University in 2010.
After attending Monroe Township High, Scarpari pitched for the Felician softball team from 2002-05. She is the only three-time all-CACC performer in program history, earning the honor twice at designated player and once as a pitcher. As a senior she was also named to the conference All-Tournament and All-Academic squads. She hit .408 in 2004, a school record that stood for nine years, and she still holds the Felician marks for pitching victories (15) and strikeouts per seven innings (7.71) in a season.
Williams was the top performer during one of the best periods in the history of Felician men's basketball. A two-time all-CACC point guard who was also named All-Met as a sophomore in 2014, he graduated as the Golden Falcons' all-time scoring leader. His 1,439 career points still rank second in school annals, as do his 315 assists. The Irvington High graduate is also Felician's career leader with 200 three-point field goals.
Felician won 60 games during Williams' four-year career, including a 49-31 record in CACC play. The Golden Falcons captured the CACC regular-season title and the ECAC Division II championship in 2003-04, and made another ECAC postseason appearance the following year.
The Fourth Annual Felician University Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony will be held at The Fiesta in Wood-Ridge at 6 p.m. on October 13. Tickets are $70 each and can be purchased by contacting Mark Mentone, sports information director, at MentoneM@felician.edu or 201-559-3257. Program book advertisements and other sponsorship opportunities are also available.
The Hall of Fame Banquet will kick off Felician's Homecoming Weekend. Several activities are scheduled on the Rutherford Campus on Friday and Saturday, October 14-15, to celebrate all alumni classes and current students. Also on Saturday, the women's volleyball team hosts Philadelphia University at 1 p.m. in Job Gymnasium, and the women's and men's soccer teams entertain Holy Family University at 6 and 8 p.m. at the Lyndhurst Recreation Complex.
Questions about Homecoming Weekend should be directed to Patricia Malizia, Director of Alumni Relations and The University Fund, MaliziaP@felician.edu.