Brian D. Stanchak, Director of Athletics, proudly announced at tonight's annual awards banquet this year's inductees into the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Athletics Wall of Fame. Those inductees are Charles Boughton, Jill Chocallo, James Miliauskas, and Philip Navola. Congratulations to Charles, Jill, James, and Philip on this well deserved honor!
Charles Boughton, Penn State Wilkes-Barre Athletic Director, 1970 - 1980
Charles Boughton was the first Athletic Director in the history of Penn State Wilkes-Barre, serving as Athletic Director and Physical Education instructor from 1970-1980. While at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, he was instrumental in the addition of several sport programs including men's basketball, cross country, and soccer. In addition to developing the men's basketball team, he also served as Head Coach. Charles was recognized by Penn State Wilkes-Barre for his accomplishments in 1974 with the Hayfield Award. Charles is remembered as a husband, father, coach, friend, and visionary.
Jill Chocallo, Basketball and Volleyball, 2006 - 2008
Jill Chocallo was a two-sport athlete who exceled at both basketball and volleyball at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. A founding member of the 2007-08 women's basketball team, Jill was captain and team MVP. Jill was also a member of the 2006 and 2007 volleyball teams in which she again earned the title MVP. Her accolades did not stop on the court, as she was given the 2007-08 John C. Egli Female Student-Athlete Award (most prestigious PSUAC award) and the 2006-07 John Kolesar Outstanding Athlete Award. Jill was a Dean's List student during her years at Penn State Wilkes-Barre and graduated from University Park in 2010 with a degree in elementary education.
James Miliauskas, Golf and Tennis, 1989 - 1991
James was a two sport athlete at Penn State Wilkes-Barre where he played tennis and golf (Captain/MVP). James finished his collegiate tennis career with a 10-2 record, and also excelled on the golf course where he was named 1989-90 and 1990-91 EPCC All-Conference and CCAC All-Tournament. In addition, James was a member of the 1st Presidents Golf Cup Championship and graduated from University Park in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Health and Human Development in Recreation and Parks Management.
Philip Navola, Golf and Tennis, 1989 - 1991
Phil Navola was a two-sport athlete during his tenure at Penn State Wilkes-Barre from 1989-1991. While participating in tennis, he became a CCAC State Singles Champion and received team MVP honors. During his two years of tennis, he collected multiple CCAC/EPCC All-Conference awards. Additionally, he was a member of the school's golf team where he received All-Conference and All-Tournament honors and was a member of the 1st Presidents Cup Championship. In honor of his accomplishments, he received the 1989-90 John Kolesar Outstanding Athlete Award. Phil was selected to the 1991 Edition of Who's Who in American Junior Colleges, and went on to continue his education at University Park where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Quantitative Business Analysis in 1993.