The Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Hall of Fame is dedicated to the recognition of extraordinary contributions and accomplishments within collegiate sports in Ontario. This is a list of the Fanshawe College Student-Athletes who have been inducted into the OCAA Hall of Fame.
Basis of Selection of Candidates:
Athletes - Inductees are chosen on the basis of their athletic skills and abilities, fair play, leadership, individual statistics, and team accomplishments both while in the OCAA and/or at a higher level after their college career. All persons elected have graduated from their respective institutions.
Coaches - Inductees are chosen on the basis of their ability to develop athletes, the success of their teams and/or athletes, as well as their integrity, fair play, leadership, and commitment to their college and the OCAA.
Builders - Inductees are chosen on the basis of distinguishing themselves through their extraordinary and/or exceptional contributions to the development and advancement of the OCAA as a member of the executive committee, as a convenor, or as a committee chair, and for their devotion to the OCAA.
Bob Horvath - ATHLETE - Inducted in 2017
Horvath was a member of the Falcons Men's Basketball program for four seasons (1976-80). He led the Falcons in scoring in both 1977-78 and 1978-79. Horvath won a National Championship in 1979-80 and was named a CCAA Championship All-Star in 1977-78. While he was playing for the Falcons, the team had an OCAA league record of 66-13 and playoff record of 12-3. He was a three-time OCAA All-Star (1976-77, 1978-79 and 1979-80) and was named the OCAA Championship MVP in 1977-78. He was also named the Fanshawe College Male Athlete of the Year in 1979-80. Over his four year career, Horvath won a total of six medals; 1 CCAA Gold, 1 CCAA Bronze, 3 OCAA Golds and 1 OCAA Silver.
Glenn Johnston - COACH - Inducted in 2015
Johnston was the Head Coach of the Falcons Men's Basketball program at Fanshawe for an impressive 35 years, from 1976-2012. During his tenure, his teams won two CCAA National Championships (1979-80 and 1980-81) and six OCAA Provincial Championships (1977-78, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1980-81, 2003-04 and 2006-07). His teams won 13 total Provincial medals (6 Gold, 3 Silver, 4 Bronze) and posted an amazing OCAA League record of 429 wins and 261 losses. During that time, he was named CCAA Coach of the Year in 1995-96 and named the OCAA Coach of the Year four times (1990-91, 1995-96, 1999-00 and 2006-07). Johnston is the third Fanshawe coach to be inducted into the OCAA Hall of Fame.
Michelle Brown (Hall) - ATHLETE - Inducted in 2015
Michelle Brown played three seasons with the Falcons Women's Basketball program from 1996-99. In both 1997-98 and 1998-99, she was the OCAA Women's Basketball Scoring Champion, averaging 17.2 and 18.4 points per game respectively. During her Falcons career, her teams had a League record of 33-11. She was twice named an OCAA First Team All-Star (1997-98 and 1998-99), as well as an OCAA Second Team All-Star in 1996-97. In 1997-98, her team won a bronze medal at the OCAA Championships and she was named as a CCAA All-Canadian. In the same season, she was also named Fanshawe's Female Athlete of the Year. In 1998-99, she helped lead the team to an OCAA silver medal.
John Hayden - ATHLETE - Inducted in 2015
Hayden was a member of the Falcons Men's Basketball program for four seasons (1979-1983). He was an instrumental piece in both of Fanshawe's Men's Basketball National Championships (1979-80 and 1980-81) and was named a CCAA Championship All-Star in 1980-81. While he was playing for the Falcons, the team had an OCAA League record of 60-18 and playoff record of 9-4. He was a two-time OCAA First Team All-Star (1980-81 and 1981-82), an OCAA Second Team All-Star in 1982-83 and was named the OCAA Championship MVP in 1980-81. Fanshawe's co-Male Athlete of the Year in 1982-83, Hayden is currently second all-time in Fanshawe Men's Basketball history for total points with 1119, averaging 15.1 points per game over his career.
Mike Lindsay - BUILDER - Inducted in 2013
Mike Lindsay retired in 2012 from the Fanshawe Athletics Department after 41 years of service. In September of 1971, he was first hired on as the Athletics Technician in the Fanshawe Athletics Department. In 1985, he became the Athletics Officer and assumed the role of Head of the Fanshawe College Athletics Department. In December of 2000, Lindsay was appointed as the new Manager of Athletics. During his career at Fanshawe, the varsity student-athletes and teams won an impressive 131 gold, 81 silver and 88 bronze medals at the Provincial and National level. Lindsay also started the Campus Recreation program at Fanshawe, which became one of the largest in the province. He held the title of OCAA Vice-President from 1995-97 and OCAA President from 2003-05. In 2009-10, Lindsay was named the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association Athletic Director of the Year. He was also the recipient of the City of London's 2011 Mayor's Honour List for his contributions to sports in the London community. The countless awards that he won over the year's is a testament to the impact he had on Fanshawe College and the OCAA.
Emily Costello - ATHLETE - Inducted in 2013
Emily Costello was a member of the Fanshawe Women's Outdoor and Indoor Soccer teams for three seasons, while majoring in the Child and Youth Worker program. Costello was Team Captain and Team MVP all three years that she was a part of the program. The London, Ontario native was a two-time recipient of the Fanshawe College Female Athlete of the Year award (2005-06 and 2007-08). Some of her major provincial and national accomplishments included being name OCAA League All-Star on four separate occasions, a CCAA All-Canadian twice, as well as winning two OCAA gold medals (2005-06 in outdoor; 2007-08 in indoor). Costello's success was not only done on the field but also in the classroom where she was the recipient of the OCAA ALL-Academic, SIRC OCAA All-Academic and National Scholar Awards.
John Mason - ATHLETE - Inducted in 2013
John Mason was a member of the Fanshawe Men's Cross Country team for five seasons while majoring in the Architectural Technology program. The two-time Fanshawe College Male Athlete of the Year (2005-06 and 2007-08) was MVP of the cross country team four different times. Some of Mason's major individual Provincial and National accomplishments included being a two-time OCAA individual silver medalist, a five-time OCAA All-Ontario team member and a four-time CCAA All-Canadian. He also helped the Falcons capture three OCAA men's team championship as well as five CCAA team medals (two silver, three bronze).
Bill Carriere - COACH - Inducted in 2013
Bill Carriere was the head coach of the Fanshawe Falcons Women's Basketball team for seven seasons, from 1987-94. The Falcons found immediate success with Carriere as head coach, winning four OCAA championships (1987-88, 1988-89, 1991-92, and 1993-94). In four of those seasons, he was named the OCAA Coach of the Year as well as CCAA Coach of the Year in 1993-1994. Over his seven seasons, Carriere's team had a league record of 64 wins and 26 losses, good for a .711 winning percentage. Fanshawe won 10 or more games a season four different times under Carriere, going undefeated in 1993-1994 with a 12-0 record.
Cindy Huras - COACH - Inducted in 2011
Cindy Huras was the head coach of the Fanshawe College Badminton team for eight seasons from 2000-2008. During her tenure, the badminton team collected five OCAA gold medals, one OCAA silver medal, three OCAA bronze medals, and one OCAA overall team championship. Huras was also named the CCAA Ontario Team Coach for the 2006-07 season. As a player, Huras was a Junior Pan Am player for Team Canada in 1977-78, was ranked in the top 10 in Canada in 1978-79 and was part of the Ontario Winter Games in 1984-85. Huras went on to teach and certify coaches through Badminton Ontario and the National Coaching Certification Program as a course conductor.
Bob Armstrong - ATHLETE - Inducted 2011
Bob Armstrong was the skip for the Fanshawe Falcons Curling team for three seasons (1985-89). During his time as a Falcon, Armstrong's team won one National Championship, one National Bronze, two OCAA Provincial Championships, and one Provincial Bronze. The Strathroy native has been named both a provincial and a National Tournament All-Star, as well as the recipient of the CCAA Fair Play Award. In 1987-88, Bob was named Fanshawe College Male Athlete of the Year. He graduated from the Business-Marketing program in 1989.
Melanie Moulton - ATHLETE - Inducted in 2009
Melanie Moulton was the recipient of the Fanshawe College Female Athlete of the year in 1998. She won two OCAA gold medals, one OCAA silver medal, numerous individual honours and made three appearances with Fanshawe at the National Championships in Women's Soccer. Her best season was in 1998 when she was the league's top scorer averaging 2.20 goals per game (13 goals in six league games). This paved the way for her to earn an All-Canadian award. She was also named a west Division All-Star and was declared OCAA Athlete of the Week when she broke an OCAA record for goals in a single game scoring five times in a 6-2 win over Lambton. Moulton graduated from the General Arts and Science program at Fanshawe in 1998. She went on to pursue music along with athletics when she graduated from the Music Industry Arts program at Fanshawe. Moulton was named a member of the OCAA Women's Soccer All-Millennium Team in 2009.
Marie Foran (Murphy) - ATHLETE - Inducted in 2009
Marie was a graduate of the Recreation and Leisure Program in 1976. She played on four different varsity teams during her time at Fanshawe including basketball, volleyball, table tennis and badminton. As part of the badminton team, she was the OCAA women's singles badminton champion of 1971. She was also a member of the OCAA gold medal winning women's basketball and volleyball teams in 1970-71. Continuing her winning ways, Foran went on to win a second OCAA gold medal in women's volleyball in 1971-72, along with a gold medal for the table tennis team. Foran was named Fanshawe College's Female Athlete of the Year in 1972. Foran was the student athletic representative at Fanshawe College in 1971-72. She also won the Presidents' Award that same year which is given to a Fanshawe graduate who has achieved great academic success as well as making a significant contribution to campus life.
Nick D'Oria - ATHLETE - inducted in 2009
Nick D'Oria graduated from the Electrical Apprentice program in 2003. D'Oria took home more than just hands on experience in the classroom, he was able to showcase his athletic abilities on the soccer field as well. He was an integral part of the Fanshawe Falcons men's soccer team from 1996-1998 winning a bronze medal. D'Oria returned to Fanshawe for the 2001-02 season where he was named an OCAA West League All-Star. He earned an OCAA gold medal and was name a CCAA Tournament All-Star. D'Oria helped the team win a CCAA silver medal. D'Oria was named as a member of the OCAA Men's Soccer All-Millennium Team in 2009.
Paul D'Hollander - ATHLETE - Inducted in 2009
D'Hollander complete the recreation and Leisure Program at Fanshawe College in 1979. He was a three-sport athlete in men's soccer, men's doubles badminton and tennis. He was the back-to-back MVP for the soccer team in 1977-78 and 1978-79, where they won the OCAA Provincial Championship in back-to-back seasons. He also won the OCAA Championship for Mixed Doubles Tennis (with Debbie Woodhouse) and helped Fanshawe win Team Gold at the OCAA Badminton Championships. After D'Hollander's three OCAA gold medals in 1979, he was named the Male Athlete of the Year at Fanshawe College. D'Hollander went on to become the head coach of the men's outdoor and indoor soccer teams at Fanshawe College. He was named the OCAA and CCAA Men's Soccer Coach of the Year for the 2008-09 men's outdoor soccer season. D'Hollander was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award at Fanshawe College for his contributions to society in a substantial was as well as achieving a great deal of career success.
Paula Rich - ATHLETE- Inducted in 2007
Paula Rich played on the Women's Basketball Team for three seasons (1993-96). During that time, Rich captained the Falcons to two OCAA Provincial Championships, one OCAA silver medal, and twice led the Falcons to CCAA National Championship appearances. The Ontario Native finished the 1995-96 season as the OCAA League scoring champion (19.5 ppg). Nationally, Rich was twice named a CCAA All-Canadian. The powerful forward was named as Fanshawe's Female Athlete of the Year on two occasions, and was a winner of the Les Zoltai award in 1995-96. She was also named as a Fanshawe College top academic, and graduated from Environmental Services in 1997. Rich finished her career ranked in the top ten in OCAA all-time scoring.
Vito Frijia - ATHLETE - Inducted in 2007
Vito Frijia was a member of the Fanshawe College Men's Basketball team from 1979-82. As team captain, he led his team to back-to-back Provincial & National Championship titles in 1980 and 1981. During his career, the London, Ontario native, was recognized as a Provincial Second Team All-Star, a National Championship Team All-Star and was named the CCAA Tournament MVP at the 1979-80 National Championships. Frijia capped off a historic collegiate career, when he was named the 1980-81 Fanshawe College Male Athlete of the Year. Vito graduated from the Construction Engineering Technology program in 1982. In 2007, Frijia was named to the OCAA All Millennium Men's Basketball Team and was presented the Fanshawe College Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011. In 2016, Frijia was inducted into the CCAA Hall of Fame in the Athlete category, becoming Fanshawe's first ever CCAA Hall of Fame member.
Emilio Rocca - ATHLETE - Inducted in 2005
Emilio Rocca established himself as one of the premiere players in the OCAA over his four year career with the Falcons Men's Basketball team. He was named an OCAA All-Star in each of his four seasons and was twice named a CCAA All-Canadian. When Rocca finished his career, he led the entire OCAA in career points with 1,434. In all four years, Rocca would be named team captain, team MVP and the team's leading scorer. For his achievement in basketball, Rocca was selected as a member of the OCAA Men's Basketball All-Millennium team as well as a recipient of the Les Zoltai Award. Rocca graduated from Fanshawe's marketing program in 1986.
Theresa Carriere (Colizza) - ATHLETE - Inducted in 2005
Theresa Carriere (Colizza) starred on the Women's Basketball team for three years (1983-86). During that time, Theresa led the Falcons to two OCAA Provincial Championships, and one OCAA silver medal. The Sault Ste. Marie native was recognized as a two-time OCAA Championship Tournament MVP. Theresa was also named a CCAA All-Canadian in 1984-85, and was the first Ontario female basketball player named a CCAA Tournament All-Star. The Fanshawe Falcons point guard was awarded the Female Athlete of the Year in both 1984-85 and 1985-86. She graduated from the Fitness & Health Promotion program. In 2000, Carriere was named to the OCAA All-Millennium Women's Basketball team. Carriere continued her basketball career at Fanshawe serving as both the head coach (1987-89) and assistant coach (1989-92) of the Women's Basketball Team.
Jim Matchett - BUILDER - Inducted in 2003
Jim Matchett was a part of the Fanshawe College Athletics in almost every aspect; as an athlete, coach, administer, committee, member and convenor. As a student, Matchett was an outstanding athlete at Fanshawe, winning the OCAA badminton singles gold medal in 1975-76. He would later be hired as an athletic Officer at the college and would serve as a coach in the badminton, basketball and soccer programs. At the OCAA level, Matchett was Badminton Convenor from 1987-88 to 1991-92 and in 1995-96, he was West Region Convenor for the Men's Soccer. Nationally, he was Badminton Convenor from 1989-1992 and again in 1996-97. In 1996, he was selected to work at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta as a line judge for badminton. Jim passed away in 1999 at the age of 47, after battling with Hodgkins Disease. He was posthumously honoured by the OCAA with a Shield Award in 2001.
Les Zoltai - BUILDER - Inducted in 2003
Les Zoltai was Fanshawe College's Director of Athletics from 1967-85. During his tenure, he guided 12 intercollegiate sport programs to 28 Provincial and 3 National titles. Zoltai was a part of the inaugural seven, a group of athletic directors that founded the OCAA in 1967. In 1975, he received an Ontario Special Achievement Award for his contributions to fitness and amateur sport. In 1987, the OCAA presented him with a Shield Award, to recognize his contributions to the association he helped create. Before Zoltai's time at Fanshawe, he was a Second Lieutenant in the Hungarian Army. He ran the 5000 metres for his home country in the 1948 Olympic Games. He also volunteered during the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal as a sport official. In 1985, The Les Zoltai Award was created and presented annually to a Fanshawe student-athlete who embodies the competitive spirit and the leadership qualities of a Fanshawe Falcon. Les Zoltai passed away in 2007 at the age of 87.