VESTAL (WBNG) - Binghamton University announced its 2017 Hall of Fame Class on Thursday. The 2017 class features three athletes and one team, headlined by former Binghamton baseball player Brendon Hitchcock. Joining Hitchcock are former softball player Mollie Lehman, former wrestler Josh Patterson and the 1983 women's cross country team.
Hitchcock (2004-07) earned all-conference honors four times during his career as a Bearcat and remains the program's all-time hits leader with 246. As a sophomore he helped Binghamton reach the America East postseason for the first time. Then as a senior, he earned America East player of the year honors when he led the Bearcats to its first America East regular season crown.
Lehman (1997-00) set five program records while playing softball for the Bearcats. During her career, Lehman compiled a .379 career batting average which is still the best mark in program history.
Patterson (2006-10) is Binghamton's first Division-I wrestling All-American. In his junior season, Patterson led the entire nation in wins (46) and pins (22).
The 1983 women's cross country team placed fifth at the NCAA Division-III Championships, which is the best team sport finish of any Binghamton women's program in school history.
The 2017 hall of fame induction ceremony is set for December 2.