LeMoyne to enshrine four in Gold Wave Hall of Fame

The Le Moyne College Gold Wave will enshrine four new members of the Gold Wave Hall of Fame at the on Oct. 20.

Sheila Doyle, Ken King, Jon Ratliff and Robert Tifft make up the Class of 2006, while longtime Syracuse SkyChiefs Executive Vice President Anthony Tex Simone will receive the Rev. Vincent B. Ryan, S.J. Dolphin Award at the annual Gold Wave Hall of Fame Dinner.

Doyle, a 1995 graduate, started four seasons for former women's soccer coach Christine Rizzeri and was team captain in her final season. She holds the program's all-time record for goals, assists and points.

She completed her distinguished four-year career with 71 goals, 35 assists and 177 total points. Doyle's 53 points in 1995 is a single-season school record. Her totals from each of her first three seasons also rank among the top seven in program history.

As a sophomore, Doyle helped lead Le Moyne to its best winning percentage in program history. The Dolphins went 12-4-1 (.735) that season. Today, Doyle is a special education reading teacher at The Norman Howard School in Rochester.

King, an honorary inductee, has been a part of the Le Moyne College department of athletics for 19 years. He has been the head volleyball coach since 1991 and took over the softball program in 1997.

Under King's direction, the softball program has become on of the nation's premiere Division II programs. The softball team has made five consecutive trips to the NCAA tournament and won four regional championships in the last five seasons.

In 2003 and 2005, King's staff was honored as the NCAA Division II Northeast Region Coaching Staff of the Year. He is 284-140-3 (.669) overall and 248-96-1 since the turn of the century as the Le Moyne softball coach. The 2003 team posted a program-record and New York state collegiate record 47 victories.

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