July 30, 2011


CHS alum Garrett in Nazareth spotlight

Former stellar Cortland High athlete Dan Garrett will be among five new inductees to be honored at the 16th annual Nazareth College Sports Hall of Fame Dinner being held on Sept. 24.
Garrett and Brandon Piccarreto from Rochester were both lacrosse defensemen on Nazareth teams that won Division III national titles in 1996 and ’97 at the Pittsford school. They will be inducted into the Hall of Fame along with past volleyball standout Tricia Jones (Class of 2005) from Corning and women’s lacrosse scoring whiz Sue Hollister (’01) from Syracuse.
Past women’s lacrosse coach Sue Behme will also be inducted in the distinguished service category.
This year’s dinner will be held in the Nazareth College Forum. A cocktail hour from 6 to 7 p.m. will be followed by dinner and the induction ceremony. For ticket information, contact Marie Kerns at 585-389-2186.
Garrett, who graduated in 1997 from Nazareth, was a two-time All-American and was the recipient of the William Stiles Award as the Outstanding Defenseman in Division III during his senior season with the Golden Flyers.
He was an all-league performer in football and lacrosse during his Cortland High athletic career.
Piccarreto, a 1998 graduate, also earned first-team All-American honors in 1996 and ’97 for the national-champion Golden Flyers.
Jones was twice named Empire 8 Conference Player of the Year in women’s volleyball after amassing 2,052 kills, 256 service aces and 682 blocks. She also was a two-time first-team selection as an Academic All-American.
Hollister ranks third all-time on Nazareth’s career scoring list for women’s lacrosse with 220 points, including 177 goals. She scored 58 goals in 2001 and earned first-team Empire 8 Conference all-star honors as well as first-team all-region.
Behme, of Syracuse, was Nazareth’s women’s lacrosse coach for nine seasons and compiled a record of 115-39 (.747 winning percentage) with six NCAA Tournament berths and four Empire 8 Conference titles. She was selected E8 Coach of the Year five times.


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