MELBOURNE, Fla. – Four former student-athletes will comprise the Florida Tech Hall of Fame Class of 2005, joining the 33 previously-inducted members to
raise the size of this exclusive group of Panther Sports Hall of Fame members to 37. The four newest honorees represent three different sports and two
different decades and also includes two teammates from a National Championship team.
Election into the Florida Tech Sports Hall of Fame is held every other academic year. The previous class being inducted in 2003 and the inaugural class was
inducted in 1986. The class of 2005 Sports Hall of Fame Banquet will take place this Friday, November 18. A social will begin at 6:00 p.m., with dinner to
follow at 7:00 p.m. in the John and Martha Hartley Room on the Florida Tech campus.
The Florida Tech Sports Hall of Fame was founded to honor those persons who have made outstanding contributions to Florida Tech Athletics. Its purpose is
to perpetuate the memory of those persons who have brought distinction, honor, and excellence to Florida Tech through athletics. This year’s former
student-athlete honorees include:
Bino Campanini (men’s soccer, 1986-1989), Tom Finney (baseball, 1988-1991), Dylan Lewis (men’s soccer, 1988-1991) and Sanja Radenkovic (women’s basketball
FLORIDA TECH SPORTS HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2005
When it comes to the tradition of the Florida Tech men’s soccer program, Bino Campanini is high on the list of one of the most memorable athletes to adorn
the crimson and gray. He is ranked among the top ten all-time players in the Panther record book. A native of Jersey in the Channel Islands of Great
Britain, Campanini arrived in the United States in the fall of 1986 with the help of head coach Rick Stottler and assistant coach Giles Malone, who became
accustomed to recruiting overseas, especially in the United Kingdom. Campanini started in his first collegiate game, at forward, against Barry University
on September 4th in Miami Shores.
In his first season, Campanini tore up the field for the Panthers, leading the entire team as freshman scoring his career best 43 points. He notched 17
goals and nine assists for the 1986 campaign, topping the Sunshine State Conference in scoring. For this Campanini was named All-SSC first team and
All-State (FISCA) First Team. Statistically speaking, Bino’s freshman season was the most prolific of his career earned him recognition as the team’s most
In 1987, the Panthers began their reign of success by reaching the NCAA playoffs for the first time. Although the team fell in the opening game versus
Tampa, it was an omen of things to come. Campanini was the second leading scorer on the team behind current Florida Tech head women’s coach Fidgi Haig,
tallying seven goals and 11 assists chalking up 25 points for the year. He was named first team All-SSC in 1987 and with first team All-State and All-South
Region once again.
In 1988, the Panthers finished with a 15-6-0 record, defeating Gannon University, Southern Connecticut, and Cal State-Northridge in the NCAA Championship,
and claimed the first-ever national championship for Florida Tech. For his effort, Bino was named second team All-SSC and first team All-State. Campanini
helped by scoring 17 points that season with seven goals and three assists despite an injury that plagued him most of his junior and senior seasons.
In his final year as a soccer player at Florida Tech, Bino and the team would make it to one more postseason trip only falling short of the national
championship of the 1988 campaign. He was also named the cocaptain of the team his junior and senior years. In 1989, he chipped in four goals and four
assists and he topped his four-year career tallying 97 points with 35 goals and 27 assists. In his final season, Campanini was named first team All-State
for the fourth consecutive year.
During his playing tenure, Bino helped lead his team to three consecutive NCAA postseason appearances and two Sunshine State Championships in 1988 and
1989. He also took All-SSC honors in three seasons. With the conclusion of his career at Florida Tech, Bino Campanini remains fourth all-time in goals per
game for a career, fifth in points per game for a career, the fourth-ranked individual for single-season goals, and sixth in career goals and career points
in the Panther record book.
Campanini was also the only Panther to win national championships as both a coach and as a player. After finishing his eligibility Bino stayed on for three
seasons as an assistant coach, with where Tech winning the national championship once again in 1991.
Campanini was also exceptional off the field, making the Dean’s List every semester. He was a member of the Delta Mu Delta honor society and maintained a
4.0 his senior year. He graduated with a B.S. degree in Communications in 1990 and an M.B.A. degree in 1992, both with honors. In 2003, he was named to the
Sunshine State Conference Silver anniversary team.
In 2005, Campanini was appointed to the Florida Tech Board of Trustees and the Florida Tech School of Management Board of Overseers. Campanini is the Chief
Executive Officer of Stottler, Stagg & Associates Architects Engineers Planners, Inc.
Bino and his wife Trish have three children Isabella (11 years old), Luca (7 years old) and Carlo (5 years old) and they reside in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Tom Finney is one of the best hurlers to have worn the crimson and gray for Florida Tech. Finney started his career with the Panthers in 1988 under the
tutelage of head coach Les Hall. Finney was a local stand-out pitching recruit from Merritt Island.
His freshman campaign, Finney threw only nine games, but he had five starting nods and closed out one game for the 1988 season. Tom pitched a total of 29
innings while tallying 22 strikeouts and picking up two wins.
Next season, during his sophomore year, he notched his best in season appearances with 23 and seven starts for a 4.20 ERA. Finney finished with a 9-5
overall record, hurling 106.1 innings while fanning 123 batters. He still holds the Panthers single season strikeout record, set during his sophomore year,
although he did match his own record in 1991. For his second season, Tom was named to the All-Sunshine State Conference second team and the All-NCAA II
South Region second team.
His junior year, he appeared in 19 games and made ten starts. He finally broke through with a 3.69 ERA over 105 innings. He added to his strikeout tally
with another 84 K’s for the season. Tom notched seven wins and only four losses, while closing five games in 1990.
His senior season would prove to be the most prolific of his four year tenure at Tech. Finney had an overall record of 11-5, pitching 139.1 innings and
pulling in his first and only collegiate career save. He also recorded his best ERA of 2.14. For his final season, Tom was named a NCAA Division II
All-American, and was also selected to the NCAA Division II South Region first team and All-SSC first team.
For his career, he accumulated 352 strikeouts, appearing in 70 games with 39 starting nods. Tom managed a 3.46 ERA with a winning record of 29-17, closing
25 games over four years as a Panther. For this, he holds the single season strikeout record, single season win-loss record, career strike-out record and
career win-loss record for Tech. In the SSC, he ranks fifth all time in strikeouts and 10th in career wins.
Thomas Finney is one of only two Panthers that were named to the Sunshine State Conference Silver Anniversary team in 2002. After his collegiate career, he
signed as a free agent with the New York Mets organization and played for one season. Despite his four years at Tech, Finney later graduated from Georgia
Southern in 1996 with a B.S. degree in education, majoring in English.
Tom is currently an English teacher at his alma mater, Merritt Island High School, and has coached golf, tennis and baseball for the Mustangs. He and his
wife DeeDee reside in Rockledge, Florida.
The only Florida Tech men’s soccer player to have his number retired, no. 3, is Dylan Lewis. He was also the only Panther player to contribute on the field
to Florida Tech’s 1988 and 1991 NCAA Division II national championship teams.
His freshman season, Lewis began a four year stretch of the winningest four years in the program’s 33-year history. Lewis tallied three goals and four
assists for ten points. Behind his play as a defender, the Panthers went 15-6 with only 21 goals against and 12 shutouts. All of this effort led to the
Panthers’ first-ever NCAA national championship title.
His sophomore year, he tallied three goals and seven assists and his junior year he notched six goals and nine assists for a combined 34 points over the
two-year span. The Panthers once again were the SSC champions, and also earned two more NCAA tournament berths.
His senior year would prove to be the best season of his collegiate career. He had his best scoring season with six goals and 11 assists for 23 points, and
also made his biggest contribution as a defender, as the Panthers posted a 19-2-1 record, Tech’s best record ever. Defensively, the Panthers allowed only
19 goals all season with 10 shutouts. The best defensive player to ever wear the crimson and gray, Lewis was named the Adidas/ISAA Player of the Year in
1991, as well as the NCAA Division II Championship Defensive MVP.
The 1991 team MVP’s biggest game came his senior season when he recorded a hat trick to defeat Virginia Tech and win the Florida Tech Tournament. Lewis
found the back of the net 18 times in his career and is 10th in the Panther record book for career assists with 31.
Originally from Wales, Lewis was a big part of the Panthers’ success in making it to the NCAA Division II Regional every year from 1987-94. He literally
went in with a title and out with a title. Florida Tech claimed the Sunshine State Conference championship each year Lewis was on the team from 1988-91, as
he garnered All-American honors in 1991, All-South Region accolades in 1991, All-State FISCA honors in 1990-91 and All-SSC recognition in 1989-91.
He graduated with honors in applied mathematics in 1991 and went on to play professionally for the Orlando Lions. Lewis was a member of the 2003 SSC Silver
Anniversary men’s soccer team and was recently inducted into SSC Hall of Fame, class of 2005-06, and is now teaching and coaching soccer in Vero Beach
where his family resides. Dylan and his wife Meeghan have three sons, Jyoti (age 7) and twins Owen and Bryn (ages 3).
In 1994, head coach John Reynolds recruited an overseas basketball player from Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Sanja Radenkovic was a member of the 1993 Yugoslavia
Junior National Team. She is described as one of the finest players in the history of the Florida Tech women’s basketball program. Sanja had the ability to
make everyone around her better on the court.
In her first season, Sanja began her reign of outscoring both the men’s and women’s players in the Sunshine State Conference. She led the SSC averaging 22
points per game and 10.3 rebounds per game. For her effort she was named SSC Freshman of the Year and first team All-Conference.
Her sophomore season, she once again was the Panthers’ top scorer and the conference’s top scorer tallying 18.6 points per game for her effort. She was
named SSC second-team All-Conference, leading the team to an impressive 20-9 overall record and the SSC title.
Coming back for her junior year, Sanja saw one of her best seasons, averaging 20.5 points per game and 10.3 rebounds per game which placed her first in the
league for points and third in rebounding. For this effort, she was named the SSC Player of the Year along with first team All-Conference, first team NCAA
Division II All-Region and also garnered an All American honorable mention award.
Her junior campaign would also prove to be the team’s third NCAA regional tournament appearance, after winning the SSC regular season and tournament
championships. The Panthers posted the team’s best ever overall record at 27-3 in its 20-year history.
Despite an injury leading into her final year, Sanja still made it a memorable senior campaign. The team finished the year with a 19-8 record. She again
led the way with chipping in an 21.4 points per game. She was named SSC All-Conference first team.
For her career she totaled 2,136 points and 20.5 points per game average. Sanja still reigns as the alltime leading scorer for both Florida Tech and the
Sunshine State Conference. Her four year numbers included 104 games played, 799 field goals with a .508 percentage, 138 three pointers with a .351
percentage, 400 free throws made with a .748 percentage, 897 rebounds, 8.6 rebounds per game, 172 assists and 92 blocks.
These figures have placed Radencovic in the top ten in numerous categories in the All-Time Panther and SSC record books. She is first at Florida Tech and
second in the conference for career field goals made, second at Tech and fifth in the SSC for career free throws made, and second at Florida Tech and ninth
in the SSC for career rebounds. Sanja also holds numerous other spots in the SSC career leader board, including ninth for single season points with 614,
sixth in SSC for single season points per game with 22.1 (574 pts, 26 game played), seventh n the SSC for single season field goals made with a .518
percentage (230 field goals made, 30 games played) and seventh in the SSC for career three point field goals made with 138 (104 games played).
Sanja finished off her four years at Florida Tech making the Dean’s List every semester and graduating with honors in Business Administration. From
2001-2004 she served as the Activities Coordinator at Ritz Carlton Hotel, Palm Beach, Florida and was named Employee of the Year in 2003-2004. She
transferred last year and became the Spa Concierge at The Ritz Carlton on South Beach in Miami. She has since changed locations and is currently working
for the Ritz Carlton in Colorado.