Lander Athletics announces six inductees into Hall of Fame

Lander Athletics announces six inductees into Hall of Fame

GREENWOOD – Men's soccer standout Maurice Alibey '91, men's tennis player Paul-Henri Arrigoni '13, longtime faculty athletics representative Susan Going, softball and volleyball founder Lorraine Redderson, legendary men's soccer coach Van Taylor, and softball great Kristie Weed '91 have been selected for induction into the Lander Athletics Hall of Fame.

All six will be inducted in a ceremony on Friday, Feb. 22, and will be honored the next day during halftime of the men's basketball game against USC Aiken in Finis Horne Arena. 

Alibey, a 1991 graduate, was a three-time NSCAA NAIA All-American for the men's soccer program. He ended his career as the second all-time leading scorer in program history and also ranks second in program history with 181 points. Alibey set the single-season shots record in 1990 with 111 and led the team to NAIA Final Four. He represented Trinidad & Tobago at the World Cup qualifiers in 1989 and finished his Bearcat career with 72 goals and 37 assists. 

Henri-Arrigoni, who graduated from Lander in 2013, was a three-time 1st-Team ITA All-American and four-time 1st-Team All-Peach Belt Conference selection for men's tennis. During his Bearcat career, Henri-Arrigoni compiled a 55-15 singles record. He was named the 2010 Southeast Region Rookie of the Year and was honored as the 2011 M.V. Wells Award Winner as Lander's most outstanding male athlete. Henri-Arrigoni helped lead the Bearcats to four NCAA Tournaments and 2013 Southeast Regional championship. 

Going, who has worked at Lander since 1973, has served as a librarian, faculty athletics representative, and student athletic advisor while working in academic affairs. She is currently Lander's Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Faculty Athletics Representative and University Policy Administrator. Going is the Associate Professor Emerita, has served as the chair of the faculty senate, secretary of the faculty senate twice and several times on the tenure and promotion committee.

Redderson, founder of the Lander softball and volleyball programs, served as a coach for both sports. She sponsored field days, sports days and clinics for local high schools to improve girls' sports programs around the area. Redderson also served as a professor at Lander.

Taylor, who served as Lander's men's soccer coach for 30 seasons, coached Lander to 391 wins. He led the program to nine NCAA Tournaments, two Southeast Region championships, seven PBC regular-season titles, four PBC Tournament titles, one NAIA Final Four and four NAIA District 6 titles. During his career, Taylor coached 18 All-Americans and 40 All-PBC selections.

Weed, a 1991 graduate of Lander, set career softball records for runs scored, doubles, total bases, at-bats, hits, triples, runs batted in, and sacrifice flies. She was two-time NAIA All-American and a four-time NAIA All-District 6 Player. Weed is one of three Lander softball players who have had their jerseys retired.