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La Salle to induct four into Hall of Athletes

Charles Torpey, Jenna Darcy, Bob Moore and Karo Isajan will be inducted into the La Salle University Hall of Athletics, the school announced Tuesday in a news release. The induction will take place Feb. 11 in the ballroom of the campus’ Student Union after the Explorers host a men’s basketball game against Saint Louis that afternoon at Gola Arena. The four will be recognized during halftime of that game. Torpey, who died last year, was named coach of the year in the Atlantic 10 16 times, including 13 in cross country, and led his teams to 15 Atlantic 10 Championships over his 17 years at La Salle (1994-2011). In cross country, Torpey's teams captured 13 A-10 Championships. Darcy, of Medford Lakes and Shawnee High, won 11 Atlantic 10 championships in track and field, including seven individual titles in the indoor mile, indoor 3,000m, indoor 5,000m, outdoor 1500m (twice), and outdoor 5000m (twice). In cross country, Darcy was a three-time all-Atlantic 10 performer and helped the Explorers to four consecutive Atlantic 10 Championships. She won the 2004 ECAC Cross Country Championship and was a three-time all-Mid-Atlantic region selection Moore, of Bishop Neuman, won the 200 butterfly at the 1966 NCAA Championships and also earned All-America honors in the 100 butterfly that season. He was also a Middle Atlantic Conference champion in the 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly, 400 freestyle relay and 400 medley relay, the school said. Isajan was the four-time Atlantic 10 Diver of the Year from 2004-07 and as a senior was the first La Salle diver to qualify for the NCAA Diving Championship in 20 year.

La Salle to induct four into Hall of Athletes

Charles Torpey, Jenna Darcy, Bob Moore and Karo Isajan will be inducted into the La Salle University Hall of Athletics, the school announced Tuesday in a news release. The induction will take place Feb. 11 in the ballroom of the campus’ Student Union after the Explorers host a men’s basketball game against Saint Louis that afternoon at Gola Arena. The four will be recognized during halftime of that game.
 
Torpey, who died last year, was named coach of the year in the Atlantic 10 16 times, including 13 in cross country, and led his teams to 15 Atlantic 10 Championships over his 17 years at La Salle (1994-2011). In cross country, Torpey's teams captured 13 A-10 Championships.
 
Darcy, of Medford Lakes and Shawnee High,  won 11 Atlantic 10 championships in track and field, including seven individual titles in the indoor mile, indoor 3,000m, indoor 5,000m, outdoor 1500m (twice), and outdoor 5000m (twice). In cross country, Darcy was a three-time all-Atlantic 10 performer and helped the Explorers to four consecutive Atlantic 10 Championships. She won the 2004 ECAC Cross Country Championship and was a three-time all-Mid-Atlantic region selection
 
Moore, of Bishop Neuman, won the 200 butterfly at the 1966 NCAA Championships and also earned All-America honors in the 100 butterfly that season. He was also a Middle Atlantic Conference champion in the 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly, 400 freestyle relay and 400 medley relay, the school said.
 
Isajan was the four-time Atlantic 10 Diver of the Year from 2004-07 and as a senior was the first La Salle diver to qualify for the NCAA Diving Championship in 20 year.

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The college sports staff of The Inquirer covers La Salle men’s basketball, as well as other sports. Keith Pompey, who also covers Temple; Joe Juliano, beat reporter for Villanova; Marc Narducci, who writes on St. Joseph’s; and Mike Jensen, who writes Campus college sports columns, contribute their longtime expertise in Philadelphia college sports to their coverage of La Salle.

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