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Three to Join USciences Athletics Hall of Fame
Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Contact:  Brian Kirschner
Contact Email:  b.kirschner@usciences.edu
Contact Phone:  215-895-1186
University of the Sciences will welcome its three newest inductees into the Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Athletic/Recreation Center.

Michael Brown P'83
Baseball 1979-1982
Basketball 1979-1980
Golf 1982-1983
Michael Brown was a three sport athlete at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, playing one year of basketball (1979-1890) and golf (1982-1983) and four years of baseball (1979-1982).

A four-year starter for the PCPS Blue Devils baseball team from 1979-1982, Brown played and started in 92 career games. His 45 career stolen bases are the most in program history, a record that still stands 32 years after he finished his playing days. Brown recorded 88 hits and drove in 48 runs while compiling a .288 career batting average. He scored 80 runs which is tied for seventh on the Devils’ all-time list. Brown had his best season as a senior in 1982, hitting .316 with 24 hits and a then-school record 16 stolen bases. His 16 stolen bases in a season remained the seasonal benchmark until broken in 2002. It is still the second highest single season total in program history. He is the only player in the history of the program to steal 10 or more bases in three separate seasons, stealing 11 in 1980 and again in 1981 along with his 16 in 1982. Brown had seven sacrifice hits in 1981 which is still tied for the most in a single season by a Devils player. He is tied for seventh on the Devils’ all-time triple list. 

Brown played in 18 games for Hall of Fame coach Bob Morgan in 1979-80, seeing limited action on a team that had three other Hall of Famers on its roster. In his one season of golf competition, Brown was in the top four PCPS scores in all of the matches played.

A 1983 graduate with a bachelor of sciences degree in pharmacy, Brown has been the president of Andrew Browns Drug Store, Inc. since his graduation. The store is a third generation family owned pharmacy that has served the greater Lackawanna County community for over 100 years. He is a member of the National Community Pharmacist’s Association, Pennsylvania Pharmacist’s Association and the Lackawanna County Pharmacy Association. Brown has been extensively involved in his community’s activities, coaching youth basketball, serving on several advisory boards and several committees at St. Paul’s Church in Scranton where he is currently a lector. He resides in Scranton with his wife Meg Cullen-Brown and three children.

Amy Dalessandro MPT'96
Women's Basketball 1991-1995
Softball 1991-1995
Amy Dalessandro was a four-year women’s basketball and softball player from 1991-1995.

A four-year starter for the PCPS Blue Devils women’s basketball team, Dalessandro left her mark on the program that produced a 66-38 record during her career. Dalessandro finished as the Devils’ all-time leader in both points and steals with 1,288 points and 201 steals. Currently, she is seventh on both the Devils’ all-time scoring list and steals list. As a junior in 1993-94, Dalessandro became the first women’s basketball player in program history to score 400 points in a season (405) and leading the Blue Devils to a 15-8 record. She repeated the feat in 1994-95, scoring 407 points, as the Blue Devils recorded a 16-13 record. Dalessandro’s 575 field goals are the fourth most in program history and her .435 field goal percentage ranks 12th on the Devils’ all-time list of best shooters. Dalessandro was the third player in program history to record at least 1,000 career points and 500 career rebounds when she concluded her career in 1995.

Dalessandro was also a four-year starter on the women’s softball team, compiling a .389 career batting average with 77 hits, five home runs and 59 career runs batted in. Her five home runs are tied for fourth on the Devils’ all-time list and her .389 batting average the 10th best in program history. In 1995, Dalessandro set a school record with 46 hits in a season, a mark that would stand until tied in 2007 and broken in 2009. All five of her home runs came in that 1995 season and was the school single-season record until broken in 2004. 

After graduating with a masters of physical therapy degree in 1996, Dalessandro stayed in the suburban Philadelphia area as a physical therapist practicing first at Bryn Mawr Hospital. From there, she continued her career specializing in out-patient orthopaedic physical therapy at what is now Premier Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Bryn Mawr where she has been the clinic manager for the past 10 years. When not working, she remains very active. Although not playing organized sports anymore, Dalessandro enjoys biking, skiing and running and since graduation has completed one full marathon and seven half-marathons.

Chauntrelle Clayton PMM'03
Women's Basketball 1998-2002 
A four-year starter for the women’s basketball team from 1998-2002, Chauntrelle Clayton was the first player in program history to reach 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. She finished her career as the Devils’ all-time leading rebounder and scorer. Clayton’s mark of 1,207 career rebounds still stands as the Devils’ all-time record. Her 1,352 points is now fourth on the Devils’ all-time list. As a freshman, she set a school record with 347 rebounds in a season. Clayton followed her standout freshman year with an even bigger sophomore season, setting 12 school records at the time and becoming the first and only Devils player to grab 400 or more rebounds in a season (422), breaking her own school record. She led all of NAIA Division II in rebounding that year with a 14.6 per game average. Her performance on the court that year earned her CACC all-conference and third team NAIA all-America honors. Clayton still holds every career and season rebounding record at USciences and ranks in the top ten all time in ten different statistical categories.

After graduation with a degree in pharmaceutical marketing and management, Clayton's career has been on the fast track in the pharmacy industry. After working as a lead technician in the inpatient, outpatient, and NICU pharmacies at Bryn Mawr Hospital in 2006, she started working at Health Business Systems (HBS) in the Account Services Department as an interactive support specialist.

Clayton was promoted at HBS in 2007 to account manager, where she was responsible for managing one of the largest closed door long term care pharmacies in the nation as well as other strategic accounts. From there she was promoted to supervisor of account services were she managed a team of five in the delivery of account management and training services. Most recently, she stepped into the manager position of the Account Services Department. Today, she oversees the provision of technical support to pharmacies across the nation and manages the portfolio of HBS' largest clients.

The ceremony will take place approximately 2:30 p.m. between the women's (1 p.m.) and men's (3 p.m.) basketball games versus Caldwell College.

All are invited to come early to watch the USciences Alumni men’s basketball game starting at 10:30 a.m.

J. Mervin Rosenberger ‘13, 1981
Alfred J. D’Angelo ‘30, 1981
Robert L. McNeil, Jr. ‘38, 1981
Kathy Bolger Watson ‘79, 1981
Frederick A. Labs ‘55, 1981
Eileen D. Rowan ‘70, 1981
Roger T. Malseed ‘66, 1981
William S. Shea, 1981
Robert A. Walchek ‘69, 1981
Robert N. Jones, 1981
Donna Gaumond Craigo ‘75, 1981
Gilbert E. D’Alonzo, Jr. ‘70, 1983
Terry L. Benney ‘59, 1983
William E. Trifillis ‘70, 1983
Gerald Misewich ‘72, 1983
William P. Englehart ‘42, 1983
Philip W. Paparone ‘63, 1983
Gilbert H. Hathaway ‘71, 1983
Edward C. Miller ‘73, 1983
Jeffrey Gubernick ‘74, 1983
John D. Flanagan ‘79, 1984
Karen F. Deller ‘80, 1984
William R. Tedor ‘80, 1993
Edward J. Schrader ‘60, 1994
Robert C. Morgan Hon’89, 1995
Meade T. Palmer ’81, 1996
Kenneth R. Stewart ’82, 1997
Paul Klimitas, 1998*
Michael D. Tercha, ‘77, 1999
Theresa M. Staats, ‘83, 1999
Michael R. Hoy ‘81, 2000
Elaine S. Anderson ‘89, 2000
John B. Rush ’81, 2001
Margaret M. McEvilly ’87, 2001
Kevin C. Gale ‘86, 2002
Siobhan Duffy, ’84, 2002
Jack M. Kelly ‘86, 2003
Diane Lesiak ‘91, 2003
Timothy R. Fox, ’88, 2004
Genie Rogers, ’93, 2004
Joseph Smart, ’85, 2005
Karyn Flynn Gerard ’93, 2005
Kenneth J. Bevenour, ’87, 2006
Andrea Burgo, ’89, 2006
Shannon T. Overton, ’99, 2007
Kathleen Hudak Richards, ’93, 2007
Diane Green, ’92, 2009
Mark Tacelosky, ’97, 2009
Natalie Kohutka Grogan '94, 2012
Mark Shaw P'85, 2012
Joseph T. Miller, Jr. ’96, 2011
Jodi M. McNeill-Miller ‘96, ’97, 2011
Dr. Joseph W. Ruane ’11, 2011*
Sean I. Burns P’95, 2012
Christina Woodruff Colistro MPT’04, 2012
Jeff Misenko P’92, 2012

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