Raymond J. Adkins ’39
Adkins was a nine-time letter winner in three sports: football, basketball, and baseball. He played under legendary coaches Earl Dean and Bill Andreas, and served as the men’s basketball team captain during his senior year.
Gary Hindley ’69, ’70
Coach Hindley’s soccer teams compiled a 76-52-18 record over eight seasons, making six trips to the postseason, including a 1974 trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament. His baseball teams compiled a 134-123-4 record. His 1979 and 1981 teams went to the NCAA Division III Tournament; the 1981 squad captured the NJSAC Championship along the way.
Kimberly Faust Petke ’97
As a member of the 1993 and 1994 national champion women’s soccer teams, Faust was a standout at both ends of the field for the Lions. She helped the team rank among the best in the country in goals-against and finished with 71 career points on 25 goals and 21 assists. That last stat still stands as seventh best in program history. In 1994, she was named NSCA Division III National Player of the Year and became the program’s first three-time All-American.
Gary Tantleff ’87
A three-year letter-winner for the men’s soccer team, Tantleff was known by his teammates as the “Spider.” During his collegiate career, he picked up 35 shutouts in 59 starts, recorded 273 saves with a 0.59 career goals-against-per-game average, and earned three All-American citations.
Tom Till ’95
Till excelled for the men’s swim team from 1991–94, and was the program’s first student-athlete to qualify for the NCAA Division III Championships each of his four seasons. He was an eight-time All-American and held 10 team records—five individual and five as a member of a relay team—during his TSC days.
Teams of Distinction
1974–75 Men’s Swimming
The men’s swimming team in 1974–75 produced a mark of 8-5 in dual meet competition and set 11 of 13 records in the water over the course of its season. TSC’s finish on the year marked the first winning season in six years and saw the squad finish in fourth place in the New Jersey Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Championships and second in the New Jersey State Conference.
1983 Softball Team
The 1983 squad was the first Lions softball team to win an NCAA national title. The team was dominant on the field that season, boasting a 19-game winning streak at one point and finishing the season with a 41-7 record—with 22 of those victories coming by shutout. At the time, the 41 wins were a school record.
1993 Women’s Soccer
Just four years after the program came into existence, the 1993 women’s soccer team captured the national championship, cruising through the regular season with a 16-1-2 record and going 4-0-1 in the NCAA Division III Tournament. The Lions’ 20-1-3 combined record marked the first time the program had hit the 20-win plateau. Only five teams since have matched that win total.