During Alumni and Family Weekend, Warner Pacific College will induct its first class into a newly established Athletic Hall of Honor.
"We are pleased to recognize this first group of alumni with induction into our athletic Hall of Honor," said Athletic Director Ryan Kaiser. "The Knights Booster Club stepped forward with this idea, and I think it's the perfect time. Warner Pacific has a rich history of outstanding student-athletes and coaches. It only makes sense to connect our community with that heritage of excellence."
Glenna (LaFont) Collier, Brent Goulet, and Dave Dougherty will be honored on Saturday, February 11th during the Hall of Honor Dinner, and be recognized at half-time of the men's basketball game.
Glenna (LaFont) Collier - Volleyball
Glenna LaFont was a four year letter winner and team MVP for Warner Pacific from 1979-82. A product of Portland's Marshall High School, she was named a NAIA District 2 All-Star every year, and her #9 jersey was retired by the college after her senior season.
LaFont captained the Warner Pacific Volleyball team to a record 33 victories in 1982 on the way to winning the NCCAA Regional and National Championships. After the Knights' remarkable playoff run, LaFont was named NCCAA Regional Tournament MVP and to the National All-Tournament Team.
Brent Goulet - Soccer
Brent Goulet was a four year letter winner for Warner Pacific from 1983-86. He scored an incredible 108 goals over his four seasons, easily a Warner Pacific record and tied for 5th all-time on the NAIA national record books.
Goulet helped Warner Pacific to two appearances in the NAIA National Tournament, where the Knights finished a program best 3rd in 1985. He was named to the NAIA All-Tournament Team in both 1984 and 1985. During his career, Goulet was named NAIA 3rd Team All-American in 1985, 2nd Team All-American in 1984 and 1985, and 1st Team All-American in 1986.
He went on to a productive professional soccer career including eight caps with the U.S National Team. Goulet was named the U.S. Olympic Committee Player of the Year in 1987 and was a member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team that competed in Seoul, Korea. His professional club stops included A.F.C. Bournemouth in England, and Bonner SC, Tennis Borussia, Wuppertaler SV, and SV Elversberg in Germany. After three years as an assistant coach, he was promoted to head coach of SV Elversberg in April 2004, becoming the first American-born player to coach a top-level club in Germany.
Rev. Dave Dougherty - Men's Basketball
Dave Dougherty was a member of the Warner Pacific basketball team from 1963-66. He was named team MVP three times (64,65,66) and led the Knights to two PCCC Championships.
A long time pastor in the Northwest, Dave was a dedicated servant of Jesus Christ and his focus was on loving and serving people. Over more than 40 years of marriage, Dave and his wife Peggy were a formidable leadership team for the church.
Throughout his ministry, Rev. Dougherty was an enthusiastic supporter of Warner Pacific athletics, particularly the basketball and track & field programs. As an alumnus and former athlete, he was a true ambassador and valued friend of Knight athletics.
Dave’s dignity and joy in the face of terminal cancer was an inspiration to WPC athletes and coaches, and he is dearly missed.