Impressive Quartet Tabbed for Cassell Hall of Fame

Barry Goldberg, Camila Infante, Denise Infante, Andre Ingram

WASHINGTON – American University's all-time winningest coach, the Eagles' second-ever NBA player and sisters who left an indelible mark on the field hockey record book make up the Class of 2019 for induction into the Stafford H. "Pop" Cassell Athletic Hall of Fame.

Volleyball head coach Barry Goldberg, men's basketball player Andre Ingram, two-time Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year Camila Infante and her two-time Defensive Player of the Year sister, Denise Infante, will comprise the induction class that will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Hall.

"We are unbelievably thrilled with this year's class to be inducted into the Stafford "Pop" Cassell Hall of Fame," said Dr. Billy Walker, Director of Athletics and Recreation at AU. "Andre is one of our all-time greats on the court, Camila and Denise were driving forces in leading our field hockey program to national prominence, and Barry is the all-time winningest single-sport coach in Patriot League history… Simply put, he's a legend!  We look forward to a very special induction ceremony."

The quartet will be inducted on Saturday, Feb. 9 in a ceremony at Claudio Grossman Hall at the Washington College of Law.

A schedule of events for Feb. 9, including AU's men's basketball home game at 2 p.m. against Army West Point, and ticket information is available here.

To reserve a full table or for more information, call 202-885-3001 or email ejanson@american.edu.

Thumbnails of the inductees follow: 

BARRY GOLDBERG, VOLLEYBALL HEAD COACH (1989-Present)

Now in his 30th season as head coach of the Eagles, Goldberg started 2018 in ninth place among active NCAA Division I coaches with 730 wins and 12th with a .740 winning percentage. AU has won 15 Patriot League championships in the 17 seasons the Eagles have been a member, with Goldberg sporting 10 coach of the year honors during his career. His teams have lost only 14 PL matches in his 17 seasons.

ANDRE INGRAM, MEN'S BASKETBALL (2003-07)

Ingram became AU's second-ever NBA player when he played with the Los Angeles Lakers in June 2018. He was a three-time All-Patriot League player, earning first-team honors in 2005 and 2007, and a second-team pick in 2006. Ingram sits fifth on American's career scoring list with 1,655 points and is among AU's top all-time 3-point shooters. He was the Patriot League Rookie of the Year in 2004.

CAMILA INFANTE, FIELD HOCKEY (2003-06)

A three-time All-American, Infante was a second-team selection in 2004, 2005 and 2006. She remains one of only two Eagles selected four times as a first team All-Region player. She was the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005, one of only five PL players to win the honor twice. She was the PL Rookie of the Year in 2003. Infante is the only Eagle to earn first team All-Patriot League four times.

DENISE INFANTE, FIELD HOCKEY (2004-07)

Infante is one of only five American field hockey players to earn first team All-America honors, reaching that milestone as a senior in 2007. She was also a second-team selection in 2006. She was selected three times to be first team All-Region, after being a second-team pick in 2004. The Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007, she is one of three PL players to win that award twice. She is the only player in PL history to be selected as the Tournament MVP three times.

 

Alumni and fans planning to attend the Cassell Hall of Fame weekend are invited to take advantage of special AU rates from our corporate partner, the Kimpton Glover Park Hotel. Please mention AU Athletics' Corporate ID Code "786867763" when booking at (202) 337-9700 or online here. A portion of each night's room stay booked with this code will go to support AU student-athletes and the Eagles Club. Based on availability.