Sam DiMatteo ’10
Four-year starter and three-time all-conference outfielder for the baseball team from 2007-2010. DiMatteo's 115 career stolen bases remain a school and PSAC record. He’s listed second in program history for his 223 career hits, 31 homers, 50 doubles and 175 runs. His single-season batting averages were .315, .347, .405 and .400.
DiMatteo is one of only three Vulcans players ever to hit .400 in consecutive seasons.
He received multiple All-American honors over his final two seasons and was named MVP of the 2010 PSAC Tournament, where he batted .588 and led the Vulcans to the conference title.
After graduating, DiMatteo played six years of professional baseball in a variety of leagues. Today he’s the head baseball coach for College of the Desert, a community college in southern California.
DiMatteo, who resides in Rancho Mirage, Calif., is also the founder of The SD Project, a nonprofit organization created to support athletes of all ages who face physical, mental or financial challenges.
Terrence Johnson ’10
Starting cornerback for the Vulcans football team, from 2006-2009, before playing three seasons in the National Football League.
A three-time all-conference selection, Johnson earned multiple All-American honors during his final two years at Cal U.
Johnson finished his career with 178 tackles, 16 interceptions and 32 pass break-ups – including three interceptions in the 2009 postseason – and he led the Vulcans in interceptions in each of his four years with the program.
Johnson helped the Vulcans compile a 44-10 cumulative record and 25-1 PSAC-West mark during his time on the field, with four straight PSAC-West titles and three straight appearances in the NCAA Division II national semifinals.
In the NFL he played for New England, Atlanta and Indianapolis, where in 2011 he made 37 tackles for the Colts. He also played one season of Arena Football.
Johnson, who owns a construction, home remodeling and landscape business, lives in Pittsburgh with his fiancé, Wanisha Green ’19, and their 2-year-old son.
Coached the Vulcans football team from 2002-2011, finishing his Cal U career with a program-best 88-33 cumulative record and .727 winning percentage.
Vulcans football closed the second half of the Luckhardt decade by winning 56 of 68 games, with a 32-2 cumulative PSAC-West mark. Those teams enjoyed five consecutive seasons of double-digit victories and the football program’s first five NCAA Division II playoff appearances, including three straight trips to the national semifinals.
Scholar-athletes also thrived under Luckhardt, whose roster included 68 PSAC Scholar-Athletes, seven Academic All-District selections and two Academic All-Americans.
Before coming to Cal U, Luckhardt spent 17 seasons as head coach and 12 years as athletic director for Washington & Jefferson College. He received the American Football Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998, and was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.
Luckhardt and his wife, Barbara, live in Peters Township, Pa. They have two children, Allison Eckenrode and the late Matt Luckhardt, and three granddaughters.
Renata Silva Gray ’10, ’11
Four-time all-conference setter for the women’s volleyball team, from 2006-2009.
A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Silva Gray received multiple All-American honors in each of her final three seasons and became the volleyball program’s first Academic All-American in 2009.
Silva Gray’s 5,507 assists remain a school record; only four PSAC volleyball players have more. Her career total of 497 sets ranks third in school history, and her 126 service aces rank 10th.
Her career totals also include 1,065 digs and 311 blocks.
The 2008 and 2009 PSAC tournaments’ MVP, she helped Cal U compile a 111-12 cumulative record and 41-0 conference mark over her final three seasons, with three PSAC and NCAA Atlantic Regional titles.
With two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s from Cal U, Silva Gray is Anova Healthcare System’s director of administrative services and human resources. Since 2012 she also has coached the Pittsburgh 17 Elite national team.
She and her husband, Donald Gray III, live in Pittsburgh.
Jim Snyder ’85
Starting defensive back on the Vulcans football team from 1981-1984.
A natural free-safety, Snyder joined the team as a walk-on and found himself playing all four secondary positions during his four years on the field. He was a two-time first-team all-conference safety and, as a senior, earned Associated Press All-American honors.
Snyder appeared in 40 of 41 games, posting 260 career tackles (130 solo), with 16 interceptions, 30 pass break-ups and six fumble recoveries.
In 1983, Cal U’s defense held five opponents to nine points or less. Snyder’s reliable play contributed to the Vulcans’ 7-3 overall finish and the team’s first winning season in 13 years.
During his senior season, the Vulcans won eight games – the most single-season victories since 1958 – and brought home their first PSAC championship in 16 years.
Snyder has been a commercial banker for more than three decades, mostly with Citigroup Inc. He and his wife, Kim Krause Snyder ’84, live in Agoura Hills, Calif. They have two grown children.