Although athletics competition was suspended this fall, Cal U continues its tradition of inducting former Vulcans standouts into the Athletics Hall of Fame. This year’s class is the 26th cohort of these distinguished honorees.
Amanda Heister-DelGreco ’09
Amanda Heister-DelGreco ’09 was a prolific forward on the Cal U women’s soccer team from 2006-2009.
Named PSAC Athlete of the Year as a senior, she helped the Vulcans make their first appearances in the PSAC and NCAA tournaments in 2009.
She led the PSAC with 19 goals and 42 points as a senior and was an NSCAA and Daktronics first-team all-region selection.
Heister-DelGreco holds all-time school records of 44 goals and 107 points.
Only one other player has eclipsed the century mark in points.
Bernard “Bernie” Kalocay ’65
Bernard “Bernie” Kalocay ’65 was a standout pitcher for Vulcans baseball and a two-year team captain in the 1960s.
He helped the program advance to the NAIA National Tournament in Saint Joseph, Mo., in both 1962 and 1963. Kalocay posted a 4-0 record with a 1.29 ERA as a sophomore and finished his career with 18 victories, winning at least four games each season.
Kalocay passed away on July 29, 2020.
Dennis Laskey ’84, ’06
Dennis Laskey ’84, ’06 was head coach for men’s soccer from 1984-1988 and 1991-2012, and for women’s soccer from 1990-2001.
In both sports he is the all-time winningest coach in school history, with a total 258-223-41 mark with the men’s program and an 89-123-13 record with the women’s.
Laskey’s victories rank second in PSAC men’s soccer history. He led the program to PSAC Championship appearances five times; earned the program’s first league title, in 2008; and guided the Vulcans to the NCAA Tournament three times in eight years, from 2004-2011.
Kayla Smith ’10,’ 11
Three-time All-American Kayla Smith ’10,’ 11 was a dominant forward for Vulcans basketball from 2006-2011.
She helped Cal U capture NCAA Atlantic Regional championships in 2007 and 2008 and was the 2011 PSAC West Athlete of the Year. In her last two seasons she ranked among the top five in the country in rebounds per game.
Smith holds the all-time school record with 1,309 rebounds and ranks third with 2,096 points. She is one of eight players in PSAC history – three from Cal U – to finish with more than 2,000 career points and 1,000 rebounds.
Randy Sturgill ’11
Randy Sturgill ’11 was a standout pitcher for Vulcans baseball from 2008-2011 and received multiple All-America honors in his final two seasons.
The Vulcans’ ace throughout his career, Sturgill helped his team capture the 2010 PSAC Championship. He led the league in strikeouts and was the PSAC West Pitcher of the Year in both 2010 and 2011.
Despite playing just three seasons, Sturgill holds the all-time school record with 23 victories and ranks second with 241 strikeouts. He also ranks among the top five in school history with a 2.88 ERA and 16 complete games in his career.