BETHLEHEM, Pa. --- Moravian College will be inducting both the 2005 softball and 2005 football teams into the Moravian College Athletic Hall of Fame on November 11, 2016 in Johnston Hall beginning at 6:00 p.m.
The 2005 Softball Team, under the direction of Head Coach John Byrne '82, posted a 37-8 record and reached the NCAA Division III Regional Championship game for the third of four straight years during the career of Meagan Hennessy '06, one of the 2016 Moravian Hall of Fame Inductees. In 2005, Hennessy was 29-7 while starting 36 of the team's 45 games in the circle. Hennessy recorded 17 shutouts, three saves and 277 strikeouts in 290 innings while Heather Bortz '05, a 2015 Moravian College Hall of Fame inductee, led the Greyhounds at the plate with a .428 average to go along with 62 hits, 30 runs scored and 21 RBIs.
The 2005 Football Team coached by Scot Dapp and with Chris Jacoubs, who are both being inducted to the Hall of Fame this fall, in the backfield finished 7-4 and won the Greyhounds' first ECAC Division III Southwest Bowl Championship with a 14-7 victory at Frostburg State University. Jacoubs ran for 1,014 yards in his final season with 10 touchdowns while quarterback Jerry Venturino '06 completed 112-of-233 passes for 1,705 yards and 15 touchdowns. Linebacker Chad DeFelice '06 led the defense with 97 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, six and a half sacks, five passes defended and five forced fumbles. DeFelice was named the Most Valuable Player of the ECAC Bowl Game after making 16 tackles with two for loss.