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Five Inducted into Neumann Hall of Fame


Hall of Fame Inductees 2013
2013 Hall of Fame inductees at Neumann University are Lauren Toppi,
Shannon Swavy-Fareno, Michael Moser, Frank Sill, and Peggy Vanim.


Neumann University inducted Shannon Swavy-Fareno, Media; Michael Moser, Aston; Frank Sill, Boothwyn; Peggy Vanim, Media; and Lauren Toppi, Runnemede, NJ, into its Athletic Hall of Fame on October 19.  The Hall of Fame inductions take place every year at the Alumni Awards and Hall of Fame Recognition Dinner during homecoming weekend.


Swavy-Fareno, is a 2001 graduate of Neumann University and was a two-sport athlete in women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse.  She was set school records in both sports before graduating.


When Moser graduated in the class of 1990, he was ranked at the top of every statistical category in men’s basketball.  He is still ranked in the top 10 in scoring, rebounding, free throw shooting, and assists, and is second all-time in scoring average (16.7).

Frank Sill has been the head golf coach since the 1999-2000 season at Neumann University. He has led the program to several runner-up finishes and most recently its first conference championship and NCAA tournament appearance in 2011-2012. 

Peggy Vanim served the Neumann family for many years.  Her roles included volleyball coach and women’s basketball coach from 1977-1979.  Her success in mentoring student-athletes, led to her appointment as athletic director from 1977-1984.


Toppi, a 2005 graduate, held field hockey records in eight statistical categories, including points in a season, goals in a season, and game-winning goals. She still holds the records for shots attempted in a season (82) and shots per game (4.32).

The Neumann University Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes and honors outstanding individuals who have performed with excellence or have been instrumental to the development of the Neumann University athletic program.  The Hall of Fame consists of past student athletes, coaches, staff and faculty who have supported and encouraged the continued success of Neumann athletics.



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