Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Lisa Modglin Joins Cal Poly Hall of Fame

Akron Racers great Lisa Modglin was inducted into the Cal Poly Mustangs Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony held last Friday night. Modglin, along with seven other inductees, were also honored on the field at the Mustangs football game Saturday.

Modglin, fourth from right. (Photo: Nicole Trimboli)
The full class of inductees included Jack Adam (swimmer); Tom Beyers (baseball); Lennis Cowell (wrestler/coach); Damone Johnson (football); Craig Johnston (football); Gina Oceguera (soccer); Sharon Day-Monroe (track & field/soccer); as well as Modglin. 

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Modglin enjoyed a stellar career as a Mustang, twice earning Big West Player of the Year honors and being named an all-American first-teamer in her senior campaign.

A two-time all-conference and all-region selection, Modglin still holds the top spot in eight categories in the program's offensive career record books, including batting average; total bases; hits; runs; steals; doubles; triples; and slugging percentage. She holds seven single-season records, including batting average (.476) and home runs (16).

Following college, Modglin joined the NPF, playing for the New England Riptide and Akron Racers over her six-year career in the league. One of the biggest unheralded stars during that period, she also made arguably the biggest sacrifice to be able to play, annually taking three months away from her job as an accountant in California to suit up and hit the diamond each season.

Modglin retired from the NPF after the 2012 season, quietly bringing to a close an excellent, if not well-known, career.

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