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Contact: Brian Mundy

Sports Information Director

Phone: (914) 773-3888

Fax: (914) 773-3491



July 2, 2002

Pace Announces 2002 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees

Brother-Sister Act Goes In Together
PLEASANTVILLE, NY – The Pace University Athletics Department is pleased to announce the 2002 class of Hall of Fame inductees.

Heading the list is former baseball coach Fred Calaicone (1980-2000). Calaicone is the career victories leader with 397 wins against 389 losses, and he took the program from Division II to Division I status.
Calaicone coached six All-Americans, two Academic All-Americans, one Academic All-District honoree, and 34 players who have gone on to play professionally. Under his direction, the Setters earned Division II conference titles in 1983, 84, and 85. He led the Setters to their first 30-win season in 1985 when they reached the NCAA Division II East Regional Tournament. Calaicone was a former professional baseball player in the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs minor league systems and served in the FDNY until his retirement in 1984.
Baseball player Kevin Gallagher (1972-75) was a three-time Knickerbocker Conference All-Star selection, a three-time ECAC All-Star, two-time Pace University Athlete of the Year, and Pace President’s Trophy winner. Gallagher held a .331 career batting average and was the first player to reach 100 hits in a career.
Following college, he played two years in the Atlantic Coast Baseball League and was an ACBL All-Star in 1974. He served as assistant coach at Pace in 1977 and held various other head coaching positions throughout New York over the next 15 years. He is still in the top ten in the Pace record books for triples and stolen bases.
Gail Gallagher Traditi, the sister of Kevin Gallagher, was a talented softball and volleyball player at Pace from 1981-84. She batted over .400 each year and held the all-time career batting average record for 18 years. She was a three-time Hudson Valley Athletic Conference All-Star and a Pace Trustee Scholar. She also was a two-time Hudson Valley Athletic Conference All-Star in volleyball and was honored as the Pace Female Athlete of the Year 1984.
Since Pace she has coached junior varsity volleyball at Hendrick-Hudson High School, junior varsity basketball at Croton-Harmon High School, and continues to coach and play in local volleyball and softball leagues. She volunteers a great deal of her time and has been the V.P. of the Beacon Babe Ruth Softball League, an active member of PTA, and a member of the Cal Ripken, Jr. Baseball League.

The Pace University Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place during Homecoming weekend on Sat., Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. at Pace’s Pleasantville, NY campus.


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