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Two former St. Lawrence College athletes and one coach to be inducted into OCAA Hall of Fame

2011-04-28

As part of the Class of 2011, St. Lawrence College’s Chris Dorey, Deng Kuol Marial and Nejat Agaoglu will be inducted into the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Hall of Fame at the fifth OCAA Hall of Fame ceremony, to be held Wednesday, May 4 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto.

"Being inducted into the OCAA Hall of Fame is a testament to the excellence that Chris, Deng and Nejat brought to their sports and to the St. Lawrence College community," tri-campus athletic director Brad Greenwood commented. "I am very pleased that SLC Athletics was able to earn three spots in this class and I know that St. Lawrence College is proud of their achievements and this recognition."

Dorey represented the Vikings in badminton, tennis and touch football, while Marial competed with the cross country team and Agaoglu was the head coach of the SLC Kingston soccer program.

Inductee Profiles

Chris Dorey - Athlete

Chris Dorey began his athletic career at St. Lawrence College Kingston in 1979, competing as a three-sport athlete in badminton, tennis and touch football. During his time playing on the touch football team, Dorey’s squad won the OCAA championships in 1979 and 1980. Dorey is a two-time OCAA mixed doubles champion in tennis, earning one title with partner Margot Whittingham in 1980, and again with Louise Cole in 1982. In badminton, Dorey finished second in men’s doubles at the 1981 OCAA championship with teammate Kevin Cheung. After graduating from Mechanical Engineering – Machining (1983) and the Visual and Creative Arts (1984) programs, Dorey’s badminton game took full flight from 2002-2010, where the former Viking earned 17 gold and four silver medals at the Ontario Badminton Associations Masters Championships, and 13 gold, five silver and one bronze medal at the Canadian Masters championships.

Deng Kuol Marial - Athlete

Deng Kuol Marial ran three seasons (2002-2004) with the cross country team at St. Lawrence College Kingston. During his time at SLC Kingston, Marial won the 2002 OCAA championship and blew past his competition in 2003 earning the OCAA and CCAA gold medals. He was selected as SLC Kingston’s athlete of the year in 2002 and 2003. After graduating from SLC Kingston, Marial attended the University of Windsor and competed with the cross country and track and field teams. Marial was a member of the 2005 OUA championship cross country team at Windsor and represented Canada at the World University Cross Country Championships in Mauquenchy, France in 2008.

Nejat Agaoglu - Coach

Nejat Agaoglu spent 18 years as head coach of the soccer program at St. Lawrence College Kingston from 1987-89 and 1991-2007. During his time with SLC Kingston, Agaoglu was awarded OCAA coach of the year in the 1997-98 season and again in the 1999-2000 season. He led SLC Kingston to 11 regional titles and captured two provincial crowns in men’s indoor soccer in the 1997-98 season and the 1998-99 season. Agaoglu served as the assistant coach with the Ottawa Wizards, a semi pro team in 2000-2001, and helped guide them to the Rogers Cup title. Agaoglu played professionally in Turkey for five years in the first division and the Junior Turkish international team for one year.

About the OCAA Hall of Fame

The OCAA Hall of Fame is dedicated to the recognition of extraordinary contributions and accomplishments within collegiate sports in Ontario. Honoured members include athletes, coaches and builders of the association. The OCAA Hall of Fame was established in 2003. That year, 265 people attended the inaugural induction ceremony in Toronto to pay tribute to the first 103 inductees and celebrate the OCAA’s rich history. Since then, the Hall has expanded to 258 members.


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