Tim Boal ’78 concluded his collegiate career as one of the best hitters in Washington & Jefferson baseball history. A four-letterwinner at first base, Boal was a two-time All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference performer, who led all of Division III with a .625 batting average in 1978. Boal earned the batting title by topping the second-best hitter in the nation by nearly 90 percentage points. He also led the PAC with seven triples and finished second in the conference with eight home runs. Boal drove in 25 runs during the season in which he became one of the few W&J baseball players in school history to be named to the NCAA Division III All-District All-Star Team. Boal is a native of Connellsville, Pa.
Heather Dawkins ’94 continues to rank as one of the most dominating forces in Washington & Jefferson women’s basketball history. A 6-foot-2 center and native of McDonald, Pa., Dawkins still ranks as the career rebound leader at the College with 942. She also holds the single-season rebound record with 318. Dawkins’ record of 464 points in a single-season also stood for 10 years. Dawkins ranks sixth on the W&J all-time scoring list with 1,265 career points. Following the 1993-94 season, Dawkins was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Player of the Year and became the second W&J women’s basketball player to earn All-America honors. Dawkins was twice named the PAC and W&J MVP and also was a two-time First Team All-PAC performer. During her senior season, Dawkins led W&J to the school’s first-ever PAC Women’s Basketball Championship as well as its first trip to the ECAC Tournament.
Jim Meyer ’87 played football at Washington & Jefferson from 1984-87. A four-year letterwinner, Meyer finished his career as the all-time leading tackler in W&J history with 316 stops. Meyer also holds the record for the most single-season tackles in school history with 131 during his senior season in 1987. Following his senior year, Meyer was named an Associated Press Little All-American. Meyer led his teams to three Presidents’ Athletic Conference titles and three appearances in the NCAA Division III Tournament, including W&J’s first-ever trip in 1984. A three-time First Team All-PAC honoree, Meyer was named the conference’s Most Valuable Player as a junior. After graduating from Washington and Jefferson, Meyer pursued a career in the pharmaceutical industry and received his MBA from Duquesne University. Jim lives in Upper St. Clair, Pa., with his wife and three daughters.
Adam Sanders ranks as one of the most successful coaches in Washington & Jefferson College history in any sport. As the head men’s basketball coach from 1933-1954, Sanders’ teams accumulated a win-loss record of 222-115 (.659), marking the best stretch in the history of the program. Sanders’ teams achieved success nearly every season as his only losing season came in his first in 1933-34. One of the most notable athletic accomplishments in W&J history occurred during Sanders’ regime as he led the 1942-43 Presidents to the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) during a time when the NIT was the most exclusive post-season college basketball tournament in the nation. Washington & Jefferson placed third in the event, defeating Creighton and Fordham and finished the season with an 18-5 overall record. His 1950-51 squad posted an 18-3 overall record which stood as the best in the College’s history for 43 years. Sanders was also credited with recruiting and coaching some of the top basketball talent in school history, including Buddy Jeannette (2001 W&J Hall of Fame inductee), Andy Mestrovic (2002 W&J Hall of Fame inductee) and Cy Godfrey.
Ed Morascyzk ’75, 2004 Robert M. Murphy Award Honoree, graduated Cum Laude with a double major in economics and political science. At graduation, he received the Matthew Brown Ringland award in Economics. He is a 1979 graduate of the Duquesne University School of Law. During his four years at Washington & Jefferson College, Morascyzk was a four-year letterwinner for the wrestling team. During his collegiate wrestling career, he accumulated a record of 40-15 while representing the college by wrestling in five different weight classes. He wrestled in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference championship finals in 1974, losing to the eventual Division III National Champion. Morascyzk was a co-captain of the wrestling team during his senior year. The 1974-75 wrestling team continues to rank as the best in the history of the college. The team had a record of 18 wins and 2 losses and was ranked among the top 20 wrestling teams in Division III of the NCAA. This recognition was the first NCAA Division III recognition for W&J wrestling. Following his junior and senior seasons, Morascyzk participated in the Division III National Championships. He continues to rank among the top 10 wrestlers in W&J History for pins in a career. Morascyzk is a senior partner in the Washington, Pa., Law Firm of Morascyzk, Stopperich and Associates. In addition, he is corporate counsel for the Falconi Group of businesses, with holdings throughout the United States. He is a member of the Washington County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Individually, and on behalf of the Falconi businesses, Morascyzk has been a supporter of numerous charitable organizations, including the Canonsburg Hospital and the Washington County Humane Society, but with a particular focus on athletics. He was instrumental in the development of Falconi Field, the home of the Washington Wild Things. A proponent of the positive attributes of participation in Division III athletics, Morascyzk has supported numerous Washington & Jefferson College athletic programs and improvements to facilities. Ed and his wife Elaine, who have been married for 28 years, reside in Washington, Pa. They have three children: Angela, a 2002 graduate of W&J; Kristen, a 2003 graduate of W&J, and current W&J sophomore E. J.