Jake Hordych concluded his career as one of the finest men?s soccer goalies in Penn State Behrend history. Hordych was honored with the Herb Lauffer Leadership/Scholarship award as a sophomore and earned All-AMCC accolades three straight seasons. A team captain, he set the career record for both games played and shutouts, and 10 years later is still ranked second in each category. Hordych is also fourth in career saves with 382.
Learning from Hall of Fame goalie Tommy Sieg his freshman year, Hordych stepped into the starting role his sophomore year. He had five shutouts in 20 games, making 130 saves and earning the respect of his peers to be given the Herb Lauffer Leadership/Scholarship award. Hordych also was an All-AMCC second-team choice.
Hordych turned in another outstanding season during his junior year. He recorded 151 saves for the fourth-most saves in a single season. Playing in every game, Hordych helped the Lions take second overall in the conference and repeated on the All-Conference second team. He added five more shutouts to his resume, putting him six away from breaking the all-time record.
Saving his best for last, in 2003 Hordych turned in a brilliant senior campaign. In the 21 games played, he shut out nine opponents to give him a total of 19 and the program record. He tallied a 0.90 goals-against average to lead the team and conference, while making 93 saves. Hordych?s final shutout of the season came in the AMCC Championship game to give the Lions the title.
Hordych graduated first in career games played (67) and his 382 saves stands as the fourth best in program history
?It was a tremendous honor to be recognized and inducted into the hall of fame this past weekend", said Hordych. "It was something that without so many important people, players and coaches in my life, I never would have had a chance to be in the hall, and I am so grateful for them in my life?
The induction was held on Saturday, September 28th at the Penn State Behrend Campus. The day started off with Hordych and the 2003 men?s soccer team being recognized at halftime of the men?s game. The 2003 team, in which Hordych was a senior captain, was honored as a team of distinction and a 10 year anniversary of the team. That team won the AMCC Championship, set a school record for wins in a season and qualified for the NCAA Division III tournament with an at large bid. That evening an induction ceremony was held on campus to honor the six athletes and one coach that made up the Penn State Behrend Hall of Fame Class of 2013.