Three Individuals and One Team to Be Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Three Individuals and One Team to Be Inducted Into Hall of Fame

RICHMOND, Indiana - Walker Yane, Lisa Vanderkolk, Bob Stein and the 1967 men's volleyball team will join the Earlham Athletics Hall of Fame in an induction ceremony scheduled for October 20.

Walker Yane, class of 2007, holds the distinction as being one of two track and field All-Americans in Earlham history. A four-time All-North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) honoree in outdoor track and field, Yane won the 3,000-meter steeplechase as a senior and was named Men's Track Most Valuable Player at the 2007 NCAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. He went on to earn All-American honors with an eighth place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Yane holds program records in the outdoor 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:07.66) as well as holding indoor records for both the 3,000-meter run (8:48.35) and 5,000-meter run (15:14.16).

Lisa Vanderkolk, class of 2007, played volleyball, basketball and track & field at Earlham. A three-time All-NCAC honoree in volleyball including a First Team selection in 2007, Vanderkolk started all 29 matches as a senior. She tallied 373 kills for an average of 3.85 kills per set along with finishing with 67 blocks and 326 digs. Vanderkolk holds single-match program records for kills (27) and attack attempts (75). She was a member of both Quaker teams that reached the double-digit wins plateau in the last 16 seasons.

Vanderkolk was also a member of the Quakers' basketball team including averaging 8.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game during the 2004-05 season. She also led the team in rebounding as a senior.

Bob Stein, class of 1967, was a four-year member of the Quakers' men's volleyball team as well as team captain as a senior. After being named Second Team All-Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) in 1966, Stein led Earlham to an 8-2 record in 1967 along with first and second place finishes in the MIVA Tournaments. He earned First Team All-MIVA honors as a senior and aided the Quakers' fifth place finish in the United States Volleyball Association (USVBA) Championships.

After graduation, Stein remained competitive in the USVBA, playing with teams from Wisconsin and Massachusetts over the next decade. He later went on to serve as head women's volleyball coach at Assumption College (Massachusetts).

The 1967 men's volleyball team finished 8-2 in the MIVA after finishing without a win the previous season. Under the direction of head coach Jackson Bailey, a member of the inaugural class inducted into the MIVA Hall of Fame, the Quakers took first place in one MIVA Tournament and finished runner-up in the other. After falling in the MIVA Tournament, Earlham rebounded to win the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) District 21 Championship. Due to the NAIA not having a national tournament, the Quakers took fifth place in the USBVA Championships in Detroit, Michigan.

Team members include: seniors Bob Stein, Tom Hooker, Bob Boettiger, Bob Chatelain, Paul Schaefer and Ron Kidder; junior Mike West; sophomores Bill Telfair, John Stroman, and Dave Cope; and freshmen Mark Dannenhauer, Tim Knowles, Wally Dietz, Guy Kovner, and Eric Rumsey.