Ship recognized six athletes and one coach for their outstanding accomplishments during the annual Athletic Hall of Fame luncheon during Homecoming weekend.
Lindsey Knupp ’05 — FIELD HOCKEY
Lindsey Knupp, a four-year starter in field hockey, graduated as SU’s all-time school record
holder for goals and assists. Her fifty-six career goals remains sixth all-time at Shippensburg, while her thirty-four assists rank second. The two-time National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-American and three-time All-PSAC performer exceled during a four-year stretch under head coach Bertie Landes in which the Raiders began an incredible run of success. SU won at least fifteen games each season, posting a 66-19 record from 2001-04.
Knupp started all eighty-five games in her Raider career—totaling 146 points. Her seventeen assists as a junior in 2003 remains a single-season school record, and she is one of seven players in school history to achieve at least three assists in a single game.
After graduation, Knupp began a career in professional baseball as an associate with the Reading Phillies in 2005, then joined the Lehigh Valley IronPigs’ front office in 2007, which is the AAA affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Chuck Davis ’07 — MEN’S BASKETBALL
Chuck Davis is SU’s all-time leading scorer in men’s basketball history with 1,825 points and also its school-record holder for career steals with 203. In four seasons with the Raiders, Davis helped the team to a record sixty-nine wins.
A three-time All-PSAC Western Division First Team selection, he was named the PSAC Western Division Player of the Year as a junior in 2005-06. Davis also was selected to the Daktronics All-East Region First Team and recognized as an Honorable Mention All-American by Division II Bulletin. He averaged a career-best 19.5 points and also led the team with 5.1 rebounds per game.
The 2005-06 Raiders won a school record twenty-four games, won the PSAC Western Division with an 11-1 record, reached the PSAC Championship game, and appeared in the NCAA Tournament for just the second time in school history.
In 2015, Davis began his master’s degree in the Organizational Development and Leadership Program for Higher Education Structure and Policy at Ship. He is starting his third season as an assistant coach with the SU Men’s Basketball team while also working as a graduate assistant with the Academic Success Program.
Jaime-Lyn Dacey ’06 — SOFTBALL
Jaime-Lyn Dacey is one of the best softball players in the history of the PSAC. Starting center fielder from 2002-05, she is SU’s all-time leader in batting average (.422), triples (23), and RBIs (156) while ranking second in school history for hits (264) and runs (163) and tied for fourth in stolen bases (49).
Dacey is a two-time National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-American, four-time NFCA All-Region honoree, and three-time All-PSAC selection in addition to being named the 2005 PSAC Eastern Division Player of the Year and the 2002 PSAC Eastern Division Rookie of the Year. She also earned the prestigious honor of Academic All-America First Team as a senior.
After graduation, Dacey played professional softball for two years with the Philadelphia Force, a team in the National Pro Fastpitch League. She also served as an assistant softball coach at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She is in her tenth year as a fourth-grade teacher at Langtree Elementary School in Hamilton Township School District in New Jersey.
Geoff Bloes ’07—MEN’S SOCCER
Geoff Bloes is the all-time leading scorer in SU men’s soccer history. After seventy-seven
career games, Bloes set new school records for career goals (51) and career points (130). He also finished second in school history with twenty-eight career assists and totaled ten game-winning goals.
Bloes is the only player in school history named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Men’s Soccer Player of the Year, a feat he accomplished as a junior in 2006 and as a senior in 2007. He was a four-time All-PSAC player, including Rookie of the Year honors in 2003. Bloes is one of two players in school history selected three times as a National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Region player. As a senior, he was the second All-American in school history, earning a spot on the Daktronics All-America First Team.
After graduation, Bloes played four years professionally with the Harrisburg City Islanders of the United Soccer League. A supply chain management major, Bloes was employed in logistics and operations supervision, in the Lancaster area and is the inbound manager at Henry Schein Animal Health.
Clyde Cressler ’65—WRESTLING
Clyde Cressler is one of seven Raider wrestlers in school history to become a PSAC Champion—claiming the 1962 title at 115 pounds. He is one of three SU wrestlers to win that weight class at the PSAC Champi- onships.
In three years as a wrestler from 1961-63, Cressler posted a 24-4-1 record. He was an integral part of the formative Shippensburg wrestling teams that had success early on in the program’s history. In a competitive Pennsylvania Conference (PC) that featured some of the best programs in the country at the time, SU took third place at the 1961 PC Championships and had a 9-2 dual meet record. Shippensburg also was third in the PC in 1962—the year Cressler won his conference crown.
Cressler worked as a sixth-grade teacher, then earned a degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in 1969. Two years later, he bought his first pharmacy in Meadville. He now owns eighteen Medicine Shoppe Pharmacies in Pennsylvania and two in New York.
Barry Kerr ’85—BASEBALL
Barry Kerr is one of the best shortstops to suit up for SU’s baseball team. He is the first player in
school history with ten or more home runs in a single season and posted a .318 career batting average in 149 games with the Raiders. He was a co-captain in 1984 and 1985, a two-year span in which SU posted a sterling .710 winning percentage.
Kerr played for SU Hall of Fame coaches Art Fairchild and Bob Yocum and was known for his strong throwing arm. He finished as a three-time All-PSAC performer who also earned All-Region honors and an All-America honorable mention as a sophomore in 1983. He is one of three SU baseball players, in school history, to earn Academic All-America First Team honors during his senior season.
Kerr has held various progressive finance positions for industry-leading manufacturers and has been a senior director with JLG Industries in Hagerstown, Maryland, for the past seven years.
Bertie Landes—Honorary — FIELD HOCKEY/LACROSSE
Bertie Landes served as Shippensburg University’s head field hockey and lacrosse coach from 1999-2005 before transitioning solely to field hockey, completing her eighteen-year tenure in 2016. Landes built and maintained SU’s modern tradition of field hockey excellence and brought the university its first two NCAA Division II championships in any sport.
Landes totaled a 302-77-1 record as the Raider field hockey coach—winning 79 percent of her games. SU won at least twelve games in all eighteen seasons under Landes and qualified for the PSAC Tournament seventeen times, reaching the PSAC Semifinals sixteen times.
Prior to Shippensburg, Landes spent nineteen seasons at Cairn (Philadelphia Biblical) University. In thirty-seven years as a field hockey coach, Landes compiled an overall record of 486-133-17 for a .778 career winning percentage. Landes ranks number eleven all-time among all NCAA divisions for head coaching victories. She retired as the winningest active coach at the NCAA Division II level.