A former student-athlete from the Class of 1999 and two members of the Class of 2009 are the newest members of SJC Long Island’s Golden Eagles Athletics Hall of Fame, the College has announced.
Joseph King ’99, a psychology major and the first-baseman on SJC Long Island’s 1997 ECAC championship team, was elated by the news of his induction.
“I feel honored and excited to be a part of the Gold Eagles Hall of Fame,” said King, 42, who owns Pottery King, Inc., a wholesale distributor of pottery and glass vases with an outlet store in New York City. “Baseball is a game that I have always been passionate about, and I have lasting memories of my four years at St. Joe’s.
“Playing soccer has been something I’ve loved doing since kindergarten, and the opportunity to play in college meant I got to keep doing what I enjoyed most,” said Brady, 30, a strategic account executive at Hub International. “Being recognized for my time on the field is just icing on the cake — it’s humbling and super exciting.”
“It is an honor to be recognized by SJC,” said Eckhoff, 31, a middle school social studies teacher and high school cross country and track coach in Alexandria, Virginia. “St. Joseph’s enabled me to continue my running career, accomplish my dream of becoming a teacher, make lifelong friends and still have money to fund my graduate school after graduating.”