ODU to Induct Four into Sports Hall of Fame
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, Va. – Old Dominion University athletics will induct four former student-athletes into the ODU Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Main in downtown Norfolk. Former field hockey players Kim Decker and Adrienne Yoder, women’s basketball player Lucienne Berthieu and wrestler Ryan Williams will be inducted into the hall of fame on Friday night.
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Berthieu was a three-time All-CAA honoree, two-time CAA Player of the Year and third-team Women’s Basketball Journal All-American. As a freshman, Berthiue was the 1999 CAA Rookie of the Year. She was drafted by the Seattle Storm of the WNBA and also played for the Cleveland Rockers and played professionally in France. Berthiue is the 22nd all-time leading scorer in ODU history, playing the second fewest games of anyone to score 1,000 career points in ODU history. She graduated with a degree in communications in 2002.
Decker was a three-time NFHCA All-American goalkeeper and earned first-team All-CAA and all-region honors as a senior. As a freshman in 1992, she did not allow a goal in the NCAA Tournament en route to an ODU National Championship. She still holds the NCAA single-season Division I record for goals against average with a 0.13 GAA in 1992, and shutouts, with 21. She is the Division I all-time career leader in minutes with 6,803, second in shutouts with 56 and tied for ninth with a 0.79 GAA. She was a two-time NFHCA National Academic Team member and graduated with a degree in teacher prep in 1996.
Williams has ODU’s best finish of any Division I wrestler in school history with his runner-up finish in 2009 to earn All-America honors. A three-time NCAA qualifier and two-time CAA Champion, Williams was the 2009 Wrestler of the Year in Virginia and was also named the ODU Alumni Association Male Athlete of the Year, and the Tom Scott Award Winner given to ODU’s most outstanding senior. A three-time NCWA All-Academic Team member, he graduated in 2010 with a degree in business marketing.
A three-time NFHCA All-American and two-time first-team All-American, Yoder helped ODU to a pair of NCAA Division I Field Hockey National Championships. She was a three-time first-team All-CAA honoree and was named the CAA Player and Defender of the Year as a senior. She was a finalist for the Honda Award in 2001 given to the nation’s top player. As a senior she also earned the ODU Alumni Association Female Athlete of the Year Award. Yoder was a four-time NFHCA All-Academic squad member, earning a degree in biology.