Five new members were inducted into the Centre College Athletics Hall of Fame as part of Homecoming 2019. The new inductees of the Centre Hall of Fame were honored at a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 12, that also recognized this year’s Distinguished Alumni.
Jessica Chisley ’04 starred in net for Centre women’s soccer for four years, lettering in 2001, 2002 and 2003, and she was named first-team All-SCAC (2000, 2001); third-team All-SCAC (2002); and second-team All-SCAC (2003). She was also named Centre defensive player of the year in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003; SCAC Defensive Player of the Year (2003); Third-Team All-South Region (2003); and soccer team captain (2003). Also playing softball for the Colonels, Chisley was a two-time All-SCAC Honorable Mention honoree; Centre softball’s Best Teammate Award in 2001 and Miss Hustle in 2002. For the last 14 years, she has served as the associate/assistant head coach for the Centre women’s soccer team, and also served as assistant coach for Centre women’s basketball.
Adam Clark ’07 was a four-year letterman on Centre’s football team. He was named SCAC Offensive Player of the Year in 2005, after finishing with 838 total yards and six touchdowns. In addition, he received All-SCAC First-Team (2005, 2006); All-SCAC Second Team (2004). When he wasn’t on the football field, Clark was running track & field. Clark was a four-year letterman on the team and received All-SCAC Long Jump (2004, 2006). He was also a member of the U.S. National Bobsled Team, where he enjoyed a long and successful career, winning many championships and awards. Clark recently moved to Long Beach, California, where works as an Aircraft Engineer for Boeing.
Greg Lawson ’89 was a four-year starting fullback for Centre football and team captain in 1988. He was named All-CAC in 1986 and 1987 and honorable mention All-CAC in 1988. Lawson was the second leading rusher in school history when he graduated, and he was a significant member of the 1987 team, which finished third in the South Region. He averaged 4.9 yards per carry during his career, including 6.1 yards per carry in 1986. Lawson was voted the team’s most valuable special teams player in 1985 and most valuable offensive back in 1987 and 1988. Lawson resides in Louisville with his family and works as a Client Relations Manager for Schneider Electric.
Eric Mount and Milton Scarborough were Centre tennis co-coaches from 1970 to1980. Together, they hold a 135-97 record, and they finished with four of the top ten seasons in Centre tennis history in terms of both total wins and winning percentage, including a program record 20 wins in 1974. That same year, Mount and Scarborough coached Centre tennis to a conference championship. Both coaches enjoyed long careers at Centre as distinguished faculty and currently serve as emeriti faculty.
by Kerry Steinhofer
October 22, 2019