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ESF Athletic Hall of Fame inductees

ESF Honors Newest Inductees to Athletic Hall of Fame

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Sept. 29, 2023 –  The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) will induct the newest class of honorees into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Sept. 29, in the College's Gateway Center. Inductees include golf, soccer, lacrosse, and basketball athletes, and two championship cross country teams.

The ESF Athletic Hall of Fame was created to honor former students, coaches, administrators, faculty, staff, and members of the ESF community whose contributions have brought distinction, honor, and excellence to ESF athletics and highlighted the College’s rich athletic history.  

The 2023 ESF Athletic Hall of Fame honorees are:

Sean Barron, ’19, Construction Management, golf. Barron was the 2018 United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Individual National Golf Champion with a USCAA tournament record score of minus 7. He is a three-time First Team All-American USCAA golf (2016-2018) and served as ESF Golf Team Captain in 2017 and 2018.

John H. Dean, ’59, Paper Science Engineering, lacrosse. Dean played on the Syracuse University lacrosse team and received a Letter of Distinction. His other accolades include University of Missouri Academy of Distinguished Chemical Engineering Alumni (Honorary) and the Veterans Hospital Director's commendation, Columbia, Missouri.

Geoffrey Golick, ’18, Environmental Resources Engineering, ’20 MS, soccer. Golick was a three-time Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) All-Conference Selection (2016, 2017, 2018), and an All-American USCAA Honorable Mention. He started in every soccer game he played for ESF. He recently finished a season as the head coach for the U12 Colonie Soccer Club.         

Dan Treadwell, ’17, Environmental Science, basketball. Treadwell holds the second all-time record in points scored (726). He is the All-Time Assists Leader (321), was team captain from 2015- 2017, and HVIAC All-Conference Selection (2015-16, 2016-17).

Teams of Distinction

The 2018 ESF Women's Cross Country Team won the 2023 USCAA National Team title, marking the first national championship for the women’s team. Team Captain Marrissa Lathrop  was the individual national race champion.

The team was coached by Mike Melfi and assistant coaches Hannah Anthes and Todd Halbig.

The 2018 cross country team included: Emily Booth, Erin Cocca, Cori Conlon, Erin Cuddihy, Toni Daino, Alexi Deiseroth, Cassidy Engleson, Audrey Fatone, Alyssa Flint, Rachel Joyce, Lathrop, Hailey Lynch, Julie Romano, Tabby Wechter, and Eden Zickler.                                                                   

The 2013 ESF Men's National Championship Cross Country Team included eight team members who were All-American USCAA Award recipients and two All-American Runners. Team Captain Tim Callahan was the Individual National Race Winner.

The team was coached by John View and assistant coaches Adam Wild, Kevin Reynolds

The 2013 cross country team included: Thomas Arcuri, Brian Busby, Tim Callahan, Jonathon Cleveland, Kai Crannell, Matt DeLuca, Jeremy Driscoll, Alex Fisher, Nick Grieco, Andrew Hewitt, Peter LeDuc, James McKenna, Malcolm Moncheur, Michael Persson, Lucas Rogers,Caleb Rudge, Reed Scott, Jacob Shave, Nathan Sleight, Stephen Slonosky, Lawrence Vedilago, Maxwell Woelk, Jacob Wolfgong, and Taylor Yerrick


The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is dedicated to the study of the environment, developing renewable technologies, and building a sustainable and resilient future through design, policy, and management of the environment and natural resources. Members of the College community share a passion for protecting the health of the planet and a deep commitment to the rigorous application of science to improve the way humans interact with the world. The College offers academic programs ranging from the associate of applied science to the Doctor of Philosophy. ESF students live, study and do research on the main campus in Syracuse, N.Y., and on 25,000 acres of field stations in a variety of ecosystems across the state.