Davidson Athletics Announces 2022 Hall of Fame Class
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson College announced Thursday that Eric Ferguson ’00 (Football), Claude Finney ’61 (Men’s Soccer), Kayli Maxwell ’08 (Field Hockey), Caroline Price (Former Women’s Tennis Head Coach) and the 1984 DIII National Champion Women’s Tennis Team will make up the 29th induction class into the Davidson Athletics Hall of Fame.
“The achievements of this year’s class of inductees are a tremendous addition to the history of Davidson Athletics,” said Director of Athletics Chris Clunie. “This team and these individuals have earned the honor and privilege of joining the Hall of Fame, and we look forward to celebrating the 29th class as well as this institution’s rich sports tradition.”
In addition to Price becoming the first female head coach inducted, her 1984 squad will be the first-ever team enshrined.
The induction ceremonies will take place Saturday, Feb. 26, with details to follow at a later date.
Eric Ferguson ’00 – Football
Ferguson ranks fourth on the Davidson career-rushing list with 2,791 yards and is one of four Wildcats to be named a CoSIDA Academic All-American. He led Davidson in rushing all four years he played from 1996-99, and his 975 yards as a senior were the sixth-highest total in school history at the time of his graduation. His 33 career touchdowns (29 rush, 4 rec.) are tied for second on the Davidson chart, and his 3,173 all-purpose yards rank eighth. The Wildcats did not have a conference affiliation during his four-year tenure, but Davidson compiled a record of 25-17.
Claude Finney ’61 – Soccer
Finney was Davidson soccer’s first All-American. He was the team’s starting goalkeeper beginning in his freshman season, the sport’s second year of existence at Davidson. Finney was a member of the All-South squad for four straight years and earned all-conference honors as a sophomore. That season, he had one of his strongest years in the goal, allowing only 1.30 goals per game over a 10-game schedule.
Kayli Maxwell ’08 – Field Hockey
Maxwell impacted Davidson field hockey immediately upon arrival, leading the Wildcats in scoring as a freshman (9 goals) and earning NorPac East Rookie of the Year honors. By the time her career concluded, she was a four-time All-NorPac selection and Davidson’s all-time leader in goals (40), assists (23) and total points (103). She led the league with 35 points (14 goals, 7 assists) in 2007, earning NorPac East Player of the Year honors.
Caroline Price – Former Women’s Tennis Coach
Price accumulated a 422-314 (.573) career record in 32 years of leading the Davidson women’s tennis program. She guided the Wildcats to a pair of trips to the NCAA Division III National Championship match, while taking home the 1984 national championship as the only national championship title ever earned by a Davidson athletic team. The following year, Price guided the ‘Cats back to the championship match on their way to a school-record 21 wins in 1985. Fast forward a few years and Price went on to earn a Big South Championship title in 1991 and then finished runner-up in 1992. During it all, she registered 22 winning seasons, including a nine-year run, the ‘Cats reached the Southern Conference Tournament final four times and went a combined 150-71.
1984 Women’s Tennis Team | Roster (PDF)
The Davidson women’s tennis team captured the only National Title in school history in 1984, defeating UC San Diego, 15-14, in Kalamazoo, Mich. That year, the Wildcats went 17-6 during the regular season, and went on three different four-match win streaks throughout the campaign, on their way to the national championship.