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Rutgers Olympic Sports Hall of Fame
Class of 2005

Albert Ray '83

A two-sport standout in both lacrosse and football during his Rutgers career, spanning 1979-83, Ray earned four varsity letters in lacrosse and three in football. Ray was one of the top lacrosse players in the nation throughout his career "On the Banks," earning All-America honors in three of his four years. He was an honorable mention selection in 1980 before receiving first and second team laurels as a junior and a senior. In 1982, the midfielder was selected to participate in the prestigious North-South All-Star Game, featuring the nation's top players. Ray was awarded one of Rutgers' Athletics top honors when he received the Coursen Award in 1982, as the Most Outstanding Male Student-Athlete. He was also the recipient of the William Miller Trophy, honoring the lacrosse team's most outstanding player that season. On the gridiron, Ray was the team's top rushing leader for three seasons from 1979 through 1981 and earned All-East honors. Upon graduation, Ray served as the Assistant Director of the NCAA Volunteer Youth Program. He was invited to try out with the Denver Broncos as a free agent. Ray led the Franklin High School (Somerset, NJ) football team to a pair of state championships as the Warriors' head coach, and also served as head lacrosse coach at Bridgewater West High School. Five years ago, Ray was inducted into the Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Hall of Fame. He is the eighth member of the men's lacrosse program to be inducted into the Rutgers Olympic Sports Hall of Fame. 

Christine Lacy '86

A 1986 graduate of Cook College, Lacy was a two-sport standout during her Rutgers career, starring in both field hockey and women's lacrosse. Lacy was bestowed one of the highest honors in Rutgers Athletics when she received the Headley-Singer Award in 1986, awarded annually to the outstanding female student-athlete. Lacy was primarily a defender, excelling as a four-year starter in both field hockey and women's lacrosse from 1982-1986. In field hockey, she earned a spot on the USA Under-21 and Under-23 National Team and participated in the United States Olympic Festival. A 1985 Honorable Mention All-American, Lacy also guided the Scarlet Knights to the Final Eight in the 1984 NCAA Tournament. She was a two-time scholar-athlete and captained the field hockey squad her senior season. Lacy, an Environmental Science major, also excelled in the classroom, finishing with a cumulative grade point average above 3.7, while posting a 4.0 GPA during her final semester.

David Collins '91

Collins was a three-year varsity letterwinner for men's crew, captaining the lightweight team both his junior and senior years. During his standout career as a member of the Scarlet Knights, he led the lightweight eight to a fifth place performance at the EARC Championships in each of his three years with the program. As a senior in 1991, Collins led RU to the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championship, winning the pair event. He was honored with the Outstanding Athletic Achievement Award from Rutgers in recognition of his national title. Following his stellar Rutgers career, Collins, who graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering, was selected to compete on six United States National Rowing teams. He won a bronze medal at the 1991 World Championships and represented the National Team in the 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1995 World Championships. Collins won a total of seven United States National Rowing titles, including a gold medal in the lightweight eight at the 1995 Pan-American Games in Argentina. In the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Collins' lightweight four won the bronze medal, becoming the fourth Rutgers rowing Olympian to have won a medal at the Olympic Games.

Jeff Zaun '93

An All-American and National Player of the Year candidate during his time "On the Banks," Zaun has truly made his mark on the Rutgers soccer program. He starred at Rutgers from 1989-1993, leading the Scarlet Knights to a pair of Final Fours, including the NCAA Championship match in 1991. In that 1991 season, Zaun recorded four game-winning goals, guiding the Scarlet Knights to a 19-3-1 record. A three-time captain, Zaun earned a pair of NSCAA All-Region selections as both a back and a midfielder in the 1990 and 1991 seasons. He was a four-year letterwinner for the Scarlet Knights, starting 77 games during his career. In his rookie campaign, the former New Jersey High School Player of the Year was named the Atlantic-10 Freshman of the Year in 1989. He went on to earn several All-Atlantic 10 laurels the following years. Rutgers enjoyed a 76-15-4 record during his four seasons with the Scarlet Knights. Upon graduation, Zaun continued his soccer career at the professional level, playing a total of four seasons in the MLS as a member of the New York/New Jersey MetroStars and the Chicago Fire. Zaun is giving back to the program he starred at a little more than a decade ago, recently completing his seventh season on the Rutgers coaching staff under his mentor Bob Reasso. He has served the past four seasons as the program's Associate Head Coach. Zaun becomes the seventh men's soccer player to be inducted into the Rutgers Olympic Sports Hall of Fame.

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