BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Five former student-athletes will be enshrined as the newest members of the LIU Brooklyn Athletics Hall of Fame, the athletics department announced Tuesday. Walter Bustamante (Men’s Soccer), Michael Campbell (Men’s Basketball), Dawn Coleman (Women’s Basketball), Charles Jones (Men’s Basketball) and Martina Wagner (Volleyball) comprise the 2018 inductees, who will be honored at halftime of the men’s basketball game against Central Connecticut State on Saturday, January 27. An awards reception will be held at the Kumble Theater, Friday, January 26.
Wagner was one of the key members of the first three NEC championship volleyball teams in LIU history from 2005 to 2007, helping establish over a decade of dominance for Blackbird volleyball, including 11 titles over a 14-year span. Despite playing just three seasons for LIU, she graduated as the program leader in nearly every offensive category, and still ranks in the top ten to this day.
Wagner holds the program records for service aces in a single match (12), a single season (115), and in a career (292), and is third all-time in kills in a career (1,652), fourth in total attacks (3,918), and sixth in career digs (1,207).
A unanimous selection for NEC Player of the Year in 2006, she was a three-time first team All-NEC honoree, and was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team in 2006. She is one of only two players in program history to record more than one triple double in her career, with two, and holds three of the top ten spots on the program’s kills in a single season list, including third in 2006, with 598 kills that year.
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