October 15th, 2019
GC inducting 5 former Lakers into Hall of Fame
Four sports to be represented in October 26th induction ceremonies
Five former Lakers representing four different sports teams will be inducted into the Garrett College Athletic Hall of Fame on October 26th at 6 p.m.
LaSha Anderson (women’s basketball), Amanda Frantz Shaffer (women’s volleyball and basketball), Antonio Butler (men’s basketball) and baseball players Mike Crosby and Mike DeLeeuw comprise the fourth class to be inducted into the Garrett College Athletic Hall of Fame. Tickets to the induction dinner, to take place in the Community Aquatic and Recreation Complex (CARC) gymnasium, are $25 per person (free to children under 12), and may be reserved at www.garrettlakers.com by October 18th.
"This is another highly accomplished Hall of Fame class," said GC Athletics Director Dennis Gibson, who was a member of the founding Hall of Fame class for his Laker playing and coaching accomplishments.
Anderson – a second-team all-American who also earned first-team all-Region XX and all-Maryland JuCo honors – led the Lakers to consecutive state women’s basketball tournament championships in 2003 and 2004. Butler, who went on to play professionally in Luxembourg, was first-team all-Region XX and played in the Maryland JuCo All-Star Game as a sophomore while playing for the Lakers from 2011 to 2013.
Frantz Shaffer was an honorable mention on all-Region XX and all-Maryland JuCo squads while playing for the Lakers during a volleyball career that spanned 2003 to 2005. She and Anderson both played on the 2004 women’s basketball squad that qualified for the national tournament.
Crosby was a power-hitting run-producer for the Lakers who eventually signed a contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. DeLeeuw made all-state, all-region and all-district teams while playing for the 2007 Laker baseball squad.