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Swarthmore Athletics Announces 2024 Hall of Fame Class

Collage of 2024 hall of fame inductees: clockwise from top left Annie Fetter, Marc Jeuland, Bill Stetson, Genny Pezzola, Travis Pollen, Katie Lytle

The Swarthmore Athletics Department is honored to announce the selection of six exceptional individuals to the Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2024. Honorees will be inducted on the evening of Friday, November 1 to kick off Garnet Weekend 2024.

The 11th class in Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame history recognizes Annie Fetter ’88, Marc Jeuland ’01, Katie Lytle ’14, Genevieve Pezzola ’12, Travis Pollen ’12, and Willis "Bill" Stetson ’33 for their extraordinary contributions to Swarthmore Athletics.

The 2024 Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame Class:

Annie Fetter playing softballAnnie Fetter ’88 (field hockey, women's basketball, softball)

A three-sport athlete, Fetter's impact on the field hockey, basketball, and softball programs is still felt to this day with top-10 records in all three sports. Fetter is 10th all-time in career goals (30) as a member of the field hockey team, while ranking seventh in career assists (90) for women's basketball. She also holds four top-10 career marks on the softball record book: ranking sixth in runs (88), seventh in on-base percentage (.455), eighth in batting average (.363) and ninth in walks (44). Fetter was a two-time Middle Atlantic Conference first-team selection for field hockey, while receiving one first-team honor for softball. She was also named Softball Athlete of the Year by the Philadelphia Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (PAIAW) and Field Hockey Regional All-American during her senior year. Fetter was a recipient of the May E. Parry Award for her successful careers across three sports.

Marc Jeuland runs on trackMarc Jeuland ’01 (men's cross country, track & field)

One of the top distance athletes in program history, Jeuland captured All-American status in the 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter events at the 2001 NCAA Outdoor Championships, becoming the first male Swarthmore athlete to capture a pair of All-American selections in the same season. Jeuland was also a two-time Centennial Champion in the 5000-meter run, becoming the only athlete in program history to sweep the 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter races at the Centennial Championships.

He still holds program records in both the outdoor 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter events. In addition to his accolades around the track, Jeuland experienced tremendous success as a member of the cross country team with three career All-Centennial selections. The three-sport standout earned second-team honors in 1998 and 1999, while racing to first-team status with a runner-up finish in 2000. Jeuland was the first of two male cross country athletes to earn three straight All-Centennial selections. He was a winner of both the Robert Dunn and Lew Elverson Awards.

Katie Lytle with basketballKatie Lytle ’14 (women's basketball)

A two-time All-American, Lytle became one of the most decorated and accomplished student-athletes in program history. After capturing an All-American honorable mention in 2013, Lytle closed out her Swarthmore career with All-American first-team and Academic All-American second-team nods. As a senior, Lytle was honored as the Centennial Conference's nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year after capturing back-to-back Player of the Year awards in her final two seasons. Lytle became the third player in program history to eclipse 1,000 career points and rebounds.

She ranks third all-time in career rebounds (1,050) and seventh in career points (1,382), while also appearing inside the top-10 for career blocks (85), steals (228), and free throws made (333). Lytle still holds the single-season record for rebounds (365) and is tied with Hall of Famer Kathryn Stockbower '11 for most rebounds in a single game (24). She also competed as a member of the track & field team in 2014, where she threw javelin and placed fourth in the heptathlon at the Centennial Championships. Lytle was recognized for her excellence on the court with back-to-back Gladys Irish Awards.

Geny Pezzola serves volleyballGenevieve Pezzola ’12 (volleyball, women's basketball)

A three-time first-team selection, Pezzola broke ground as the first player in program history to earn All-Centennial first-team honors for volleyball. Pezzola graduated with the program's all-time kills record (1,374) and is one of four players in program history to reach 1,000 career kills and digs. She currently ranks second all-time in career kills, fourth in digs (1,549), and seventh in aces (163), while also holding four single-season marks inside the program's top-10. Pezzola was recognized as a member of the Centennial Conference Silver Anniversary Team, while also excelling in the classroom as a PhillySIDA Academic All-Area and CoSIDA Academic All-District recipient during her senior year.

On the basketball court, Pezzola played three seasons for the Garnet, while breaking the program record with eight three-pointers in a single game. She was awarded the Eleanor Kay Kess Award as a sophomore, while culminating her career with the Dinny Rath Award.

Travis Pollen in poolTravis Pollen ’12 (men's swimming)

Pollen made waves outside of Swarthmore, setting two Paralympic American records. An above-knee amputee, Pollen broke the Paralympic S9 American record in the 100 freestyle with a time of 54.80 seconds, while competing for the Garnet at the 2010 Centennial Conference Championships. Pollen went on to capture a national championship in his classification for the 50 freestyle, while placing second overall in the 100 freestyle at the 2010 U.S. Paralympics Spring Swimming Nationals. Pollen's time in the 50 free (28.47 seconds) ranked second in the United States for his classification and 24th in the world. The following year, Pollen shattered the 50 freestyle record as a member of the Garnet with a time of 24.74 seconds at the Centennial Championships - claiming his second Paralympic record. Pollen was awarded Academic All-District by ESPN the Magazine in 2009-10.

Bill StetsonWillis "Bill" Stetson ’33 (men's soccer, golf, basketball, baseball, administrator)

A four-sport athlete in the 1930s, Stetson left an indelible, lifelong mark on Swarthmore Athletics as a student-athlete, coach, and administrator. A standout in soccer, golf, basketball, and baseball, Stetson made his biggest impact on the soccer pitch with two All-American selections in 1931 and 1932. As a coach, Stetson led the 1974 men's soccer team to a runner-up finish at NCAA National Championship, while coaching to a 77-60-12 mark over 15 seasons. He also accumulated a 122-121 record over 14 seasons as the men's basketball coach, leading the squad to the Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Southern Division Championship in 1947. Stetson went on to become the longest-acting athletic director in department history, serving from 1949-76.

Established in 2012, the Garnet Athletics Hall of Fame honors the student-athletes and administrators who have contributed to the College's success. The 2024 class was chosen by a selection committee of administrators, coaches, and alumni for their significant impact on Swarthmore College Athletics and the College itself.

Calls for nominations for future Hall of Fame classes will go out in the spring. Please check our Athletics Hall of Fame webpage for future announcements.

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