The Daemen University Athletics Hall of Fame added a new class for the first time in nearly a decade. On Saturday, February 25, 2023, the university’s division of athletics hosted an induction ceremony to enshrine four former student-athletes.
Gerald Beverly ’15, men’s basketball: Beverly played from 2011-15. In 120 games, he totaled 1,799 points, 1,004 rebounds, and 330 blocks. The team posted an 89-34 overall record during Beverly’s career, tied for the most wins over four years in program history.
Mackenzie Donahue ’17, women’s cross country and track and field: Donahue competed from 2013-17. In 25 cross country meets, she achieved 19 top-10 finishes and set program records for the 5K and 6K. She also set 12 program records on the track.
Samantha Engel ’14, women’s soccer: Engel took the field from 2010-13. Appearing in 76 games, she totaled 36 goals, 33 assists, and 105 points. Engel is one of only three players in program history to reach 100 career points.
Dr. Gabriel Marshall ’05, men’s basketball: Marshall transferred to Daemen in 2002 and led the team to two standout seasons with 45 wins. He averaged 13.5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. Marshall was previously inducted into the Hall of Fame with the 2003-04 men’s basketball team, the only team added in school history.
The induction marked the end of a nearly three-year process to relaunch the Hall of Fame, which included the creation of a formal committee and updating the criteria for nominations and consideration. The last Daemen Athletics Hall of Fame induction was in 2014.
You can find the complete list of inductees by visiting daemenwildcats.com/honors/hall-of-fame.