On Saturday, we were thrilled to induct three empowering Stuart women into Stuart's Athletic Hall of Fame. Our inductees included Val Van Horn Pate '81, a four-sport collegiate varsity athlete; Barb Van Horn Yocum '81, who earned 12 varsity letters and All American Lacrosse honors in college; and Sarah Driscoll Kuchar '01, Yale's all-time leading point scorer in field hockey. All three women are tremendous leaders both on and off the field. The Athletic Hall of Fame honors those in our Stuart community who have had significant achievements in sports and exemplify the principles of sportsmanship and the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools.
See photos from the Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony. You can read a little about each one of these amazing women below:
Val Van Horn Pate '81
Val participated in field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse while at Stuart. After graduating, Val attended St. Lawrence University, where she was one of only a few athletes in the school's history to participate on four varsity teams in the same academic year: field hockey, ice hockey, swimming, and lacrosse. Among her many accomplishments and leadership positions, Val was named Senior Female Athlete of the Year in the class of 1985, and was inducted in the St. Lawrence University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000.
Barb Van Horn Yocum '81
Barb participated in field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse while at Stuart. At Denison University she earned 12 varsity letters in the sports of field hockey, swimming, and lacrosse. Barb served as captain of the swim team for two years and the lacrosse team for one, and she competed in nationals in all three of her sports. Among her many accomplishments, Barb was named an All-American in Lacrosse. Barb was inducted into the Denison University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003.
Sarah Driscoll Kuchar '01
Sarah participated in field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse at Stuart, earning High School All-American honors in lacrosse. Sarah went on to attend Yale University, where she was a 4-year varsity letter earner in both field hockey and lacrosse. She was Yale's all-time leading point scorer in field hockey and was named Second Team All-American in field hockey and First Team Regional All-American in lacrosse. At her graduation in 2005 from Yale, Sarah was named Female Athlete of the Year.