Seven Lakers Tapped For Hall of Fame Honor

OSWEGO, N.Y. – The Oswego State Athletics Department has announced the seven-member 2015 Hall of Fame induction class.

On Nov. 14, the following individuals will be inducted to the Oswego State Hall of Fame at a banquet: wrestler Tom Stanbro ’83, multi-sport athlete Angela Ryan ’85, men’s lacrosse defenseman Paul Mizer ’85, women’s basketball star M.J. O’Toole ’95, swimmers Patrick Chetney ’93 and Charlie Manners ’96 and women’s soccer standout Janet D’Agostino Davis ’98.

Stanbro was a four-year member of the Oswego State wrestling team, where he contributed to a squad that thrived in the early 1980s. He wrestled in three different weight classes (158, 167, 177) during his tenure as a Laker, finishing in the top four of his weight class every year at both SUNYACs and States. The wrestler would go on to receive All-America honors twice during his career, once during the 1981-82 season at the 177-pound weight class and then again the following year at 167 pounds.

A two-sport athlete that played field hockey and softball, Ryan also earns a spot in the Hall of Fame. Ryan was a part of a field hockey squad that went 45-20 over her four years, including posting double-digit wins in three-consecutive years (1982-84). She currently is second in program history for career assists (20), fourth for goals (30) and tied for third in career points (80).

During her softball career, Ryan was a three-time All-New York State Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (NYSAIAW) Tournament performer, including in 1984 when Oswego State won the title. In 1985, she was also named to the All-SUNYAC Team.

Setting the precedent for men’s lacrosse at Oswego State was Mizer, as he became the first-ever All-American in the program’s history, earning Honorable Mention in 1985 from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA). He led the way for the defense, earning All-SUNYAC honors in three-straight years, starting in 1983. The defensemen continued to be a part of the Oswego Athletics family as he was an assistant coach for the men’s lacrosse team during the late 1980s.

Throughout the mid-1990s, O’Toole was a force on the Lakers squad, earning All-SUNYAC Honorable Mention in 1994 and then First Team the following year. The forward spent a majority of her time in the paint, ranking second in Oswego State history in blocked shots (122), third in career rebounds (872) and sixth in career rebounding average. O’Toole was also proficient on the offensive side of the ball, appearing on numerous records lists, including fourth in total career points (1,239), fifth in career scoring average (13.9) and ninth in career field-goal percentage (42.6).

A four-year swimmer for the Lakers, Chetney earned the title of SUNYAC Finalist every single year. In 1992 and 1993, he took home first in the 100-yard breast at the SUNYAC Championships, setting the record in the event until fellow Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Manners broke it four years later. The swimmer also placed 10th in the national meet in 1992, earning him All-America Honorable Mention honors.

During his time at Oswego State, Manners was a two-time All-American, placing fourth in the 100-yard breast at the national meet as a junior and then in the top-eight as a senior. In his final year, Manners also took home an All-America Honorable Mention accolade in the 200-yard breast. At the SUNYACs, he took home first place titles in the 100-yard breast as a sophomore and a senior, setting the conference record for that event, which lasted for eight years. Manners also received the James Fulton Award in 1996 which is presented to the Most Outstanding Senior Male Swimmer in the SUNYAC.

Playing women’s soccer for four years at Oswego, Davis earned First Team All-SUNYAC in both her sophomore and junior seasons. During those seasons, she was also named to the Second Team All-New York Region as selected by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and to the All-State Team as chosen by the New York State Women’s Collegiate Athletic Association (NYSWCAA). One can also find Davis in the Oswego record books, as she still holds the school record in career assists (28), is sixth in career goals (26) and fifth in total career points (80).