DALLAS TWP. -- The Misericordia University athletics department has announced its 2012 Hall of Fame class which is set for induction as part of Homecoming Weekend, September 28.
This year's honorees include Nick Bressler '01, Dennis Fisher, Ryan Foley '99, Emma (Engler) Lang '61 and Megan (Kopicki) Marx '99.
Bressler was a men's soccer standout and served as team captain in 2000 while leading the Cougars to their first NCAA Tournament appearance. He was the MVP of a team that finished 19-2.
Despite playing his entire career as a defender, he ranks fourth in career assists.
He was a first-team All-Conference and All-Region selection and ranked among the NCAA D-III leaders in assists as a senior. Bressler also served as an assistant coach for the Cougars.
Fisher is recognized as a coach and administrator after serving as the first baseball coach in Misericordia history in 1982.
He spent seven seasons at the helm and led the Cougars to their first conference championship in 1988. He was also named Coach-of-the-Year.
A member of the social work faculty at Misericordia, Fisher served several years as Misericordia's Faculty Athletic Representative.
Foley was a standout goalkeeper for the men's soccer team and led the Cougars to a pair of conference titles. He is the school's all-time leader in save percentage, goals against average and shutouts and ranks second in career wins.
He holds single-season school records for shutouts, save percentage and goals against average.
The team MVP as a senior, Foley was a two-time All-Conference selection and four-time All-Academic honoree.
Lang was a key member of the women's basketball team that enjoyed success throughout the 1950's and 1960's. A forward, she served as team co-captain and led the team to an 8-3 record as a senior, including a win over East Stroudsburg.
Marx was a standout women's basketball player and was a two-time team MVP. She was a three-time All-Conference selection and scored more than 1,000 career points.
She is Misericordia's all-time leader in steals and ranks second in assists.