Five Former Saint Leo Standouts Elected to 2014 Hall of Fame Class

Saint Leo Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to be Held on April 3

SAINT LEO, Fla. – The Saint Leo University Department of Athletics has announced the names of the five new members who will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame at the 2014 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Saint Leo Student Community Center. The evening will feature a reception commencing at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner and the induction ceremony. The event is sponsored by Bright House Networks.

The newest members of the Saint Leo Athletics Hall of Fame include multi-sport prep school stars William McKeown (’54) and Jorge Salgado (’59), in addition to two college-era selections with Jason Sartor (’94, Men’s Basketball) and Jason Linkes (’99, Baseball) representing the Monarchs.  One university-era student-athlete joins the accomplished list with Casie Poyssick (’07, Women’s Soccer) elected to represent the Lions.

McKeown played baseball, football, basketball, and ran track at Saint Leo Preparatory School. He was named All-State for baseball three times as a second baseman.

Salgado, a multi-sport athlete lettering in baseball, football, basketball and track & field for Saint Leo Prep, served as the leadoff hitter while playing shortstop and catcher for the baseball team as well as guard on the basketball team. He set Florida high school state records in the high jump and broad jump in track & field competition. 

Sartor was a four year standout on the hard-court, playing in 107 games.  He is among the Top 10 all-time statistical leaders in scoring (tenth - 1,273 points) and rebounding (ninth – 607 rebounds) while playing for four different coaches during his four years.

Linkes, one of Saint Leo’s finest baseball players, was named All-Sunshine State Conference Second-Team and All-South Region First Team in 1998. The 1999 Preseason All-American held a career batting average of .354 in his four seasons of action, which is in the top-10 of career averages.

Poyssick, the 2003 Sunshine State Conference women’s soccer Freshman of the Year, played in 67 games during her four years (2003-2007). She scored 52 goals in her career, including a season record 26 in 2003, and finished with 122 points, second-most at Saint Leo. The All-SSC First Teamer in 2003, 2005, and 2006, holds the all-time mark in goals, shots and game-winning goals.

The Saint Leo Hall of Fame was organized by former Athletic Director Dr. Norm Kaye in 1986-87. Committee members include a broad representation of the University’s alumni as well as the administration, faculty and athletic department.

The purpose of the Saint Leo Hall of Fame is to honor former students, coaches and administrators who excelled in Saint Leo athletics in the Prep School, Junior College, four-year College or University. Its purpose is to perpetuate the memory of those persons who have brought distinction, honor and excellence to Saint Leo athletics and familiarize the entire campus community and alumni with the University’s rich athletic history.

Tickets for the event are available for $35 per person. Click here to register and purchase tickets for the event.  For more information on the 2014 Saint Leo Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, please contact Chris Lahey in the Department of Athletics at (352) 588-8823 or at christopher.lahey@saintleo.edu.