The Keuka College Department of Athletics has announced the 2018 Class to be inducted into the Keuka College Athletics Hall of Fame.
Four individuals and one team will be inducted into that Hall of Fame on Sept. 22 during Green & Gold Celebration Weekend.
The 2018 Class includes the 2004 Men's Lacrosse team, Aaron Quku '04, Janice Mars Gauriloff '06, Jeanne Vincent Canough '06, and Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.
Joining the inductees at the ceremony this year will be Tyler Andrews and Konrad York, two Keuka College student-athletes who received the Rob Smets Heart of a Champion award at the end-of-year athletic awards ceremony last May.
Keuka College will host the third annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 22, in the JMW Recreation and Athletics Center. Registration and reservation information will be made available by the College later in the summer.
2004 Men's Lacrosse Team
The 2004 Men's Lacrosse team was influential and caused a major shift in the projection of the program. Leading into the 2004 season, the program averaged just four wins a season. In 2004, Keuka won double-digit games for the first time and set a then-program record with a 10-1 season.
In the years since, Keuka College has averaged more than nine wins a season. In 2004, Keuka competed as an independent but has since found a home in the North Eastern Athletic Conference, winning five conference championships and making one appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
The 2004 team remains in the Keuka College Men's Lacrosse record books, ranking in the top three in goals per game, total assists, and points per game. The team also posted the best goals-against average and save percentage in a season over Keuka's 30-year history in men's lacrosse.
Aaron Quku '04 – Men's Lacrosse
Aaron Quku was a four-year member of the Keuka College Men's Lacrosse team, manning the goal for the then Storm. The Newark, N.Y., native recorded 518 saves over his career, second-most in program history. He also ranks third with 23 career wins and fourth with a .612 save percentage.
Quku made an instant impact in his first season in Keuka Park. He recorded 148 saves as a freshman and set a then-program record with a .667 save percentage. During his first season, Quku recorded 26 saves against Lycoming College, still a single-game school record. He followed his freshman performance by setting a new career high with 152 saves in 2002, third most in a season in school history at the time. His career culminated with him leading the Storm to the second-most wins in school history, a then-school record 10. His 6.21 goals-against average in 2004 was a career high.
Quku was named Team MVP all four seasons at Keuka College, but his honors and achievements extended beyond the lacrosse field. A unified childhood/special education major, Quku maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA throughout his tenure at Keuka College. In 2004, he was honored by becoming the first Keuka College student-athlete to be named an Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Janice Mars Gauriloff '06 – Women's Volleyball
Janice Mars Gauriloff was a four-year member of the Women's Volleyball team at Keuka College. She helped guide the team to the program's first North Eastern Athletic Conference Championship in 2002. During her tenure, Keuka College won three regular-season conference championships and a pair of tournament titles.
Coming from Johnstown, N.Y., Mars Gauriloff proved to be one of the best middle hitters in school history. She remains the career leader with a .386 hitting percentage and 310 career blocks. She is one of only two Keuka College Women's Volleyball players in the 42-year history of the program to accrue more than 1,000 kills in a career. She ended her career with 1024 kills, second on the career list.
Mars Gauriloff improved her efficiency hitting each season. Her final three seasons sit in the top four on the single-season hitting percentage list. She capped her career with a .466 hitting percentage, which remains a record. She was named All-North Eastern Athletic Conference three times over her career, including a first-team selection in 2003.
Jeanne Vincent Canough '06 – Women's Volleyball
A setter from Canandaigua, N.Y., Jeanne Vincent Canough facilitated the offense that propelled Mars Gauriloff and Keuka College to their achievements and NEAC Championships.
Vincent Canough made an immediate impact with 841 assists her freshman season for Keuka College. As a freshman, her 67 assists against Utica College remain the most ever in a single match at Keuka College. She came one assist shy of 1,000 in her junior season, recording 999 which remains a single-season record at Keuka College.
For her career, Vincent Canough had 3,208 assists, tying for the most in program history. She also excelled as a server, hitting 204 aces in her career, setting the career record at that point. She now sits in fourth on the career list. Twice in her career, Vincent Canough was named All-North Eastern Athletic Conference.
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. – Distinguished Service
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. served as the 16th President of Keuka College from 1983-96. During that time, Dr. Kirk led the charge to shape Keuka College and its athletics program into what it is today.
During his tenure, Keuka College Athletics was reestablished after a year of competing as club teams due to budget restraints. In 1985, Keuka College returned to a coeducational institution and added men's basketball, hiring David Sweet as the Director of Athletics and Head Men's Basketball Coach. Sweet currently remains as the Director of Athletics at Keuka College.
Along with men's basketball, Keuka College also added men's lacrosse (1988), softball (1988), and men's soccer (1990) during Dr. Kirk's tenure. The Keuka College Department of Athletics also moved all of its programs to full-time NCAA Division III status during this time.