Wheeling Jesuit inducts three into Athletic Hall of Fame

  Andrew Woodley, WJU Sports Information Director
  Monday, October 29, 2018 8:03 AM
  Athletics, WJU News

Wheeling, WV

Wheeling Jesuit University inducted three new members into its Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday morning inside Erickson Alumni Center.

The 2018 inductees included Joel Bailey, Class of 2003 (men's soccer), Tina Amoroso-Crognale,Class of 1993 (women's soccer) and Ricky Moore, Class of 2004 (Cross Country/Track & Field).

Joel Bailey, Class of 2003 (San Fernando, Trinidad & Tobago/Naparima), graduated as one of the finest men's soccer players in school history. Bailey was a three-time All-American from 2000-02 and a four-time All-Great Lakes Region selection. He was the NCAA statistical champion in points and goals per game at the conclusion of the 2000 season and was later named the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) Player of the Year for his efforts. He was also the 1999 WVIAC Rookie of the Year and was a four-time All-WVIAC selection during his time with the Cardinals.

Bailey was a four-year member of the men's soccer team and helped lead the Cardinals to a WVIAC and Great Lakes Region Championship in 2000, before ending the season ranked No. 5 in the nation.

Bailey graduated with a marketing degree and went on to enjoy a six-year professional soccer career with the Montreal Impact, Vancouver Whitecaps, Baltimore Blast and Cleveland Force. He also competed as a member of the Trinidad & Tobago Senior National Team and made his international debut in 2007.
He currently works as a clerical for the Trinidad & Tobago Electricity Commission. Bailey and his wife, Sharon, live in Trinidad with their three children, Gianluca (8), Dario (7) and Donato (7).

Tina Amoroso-Crognale, Class of 1993 (Havertown, Pa./Archbishop Prendergast High School) helped captain some of the best women's soccer teams in school history. She was a 1991 NAIA All-American and a two-time NAIA All-Region selection for the Cardinals. Amoroso was a member of the four District 28 Championship teams, including the 1991 and 1992 Great Lakes and National Tournament Finalist squads. A two-time captain, she wrapped up her career with 18 goals, 12 assists, 48 points and a record of 65-20-1 as a member of the team.

Amoroso graduated from Wheeling Jesuit with a degree in psychology and currently works with dementia and Alzheimer patients. Over the past 15 years she has done numerous volunteer works with the Jesuit's Volunteer Corps and the Haverford Township Police Department Youth Aid Panel.

She and her husband of 19 years, Robert Crognale, live in Havertown, Pennsylvania with their three children, Carolena (17), Allissa (16), and Christoper (14). 

Ricky Moore, Class of 2004 (Wheeling, W.Va./Wheeling Park High School), graduated as one of the most decorated athletes in Wheeling Jesuit history and still holds multiple school records. He was a two-time NCAA All-American, four-time Academic All-American and a two-time WVIAC Athlete of the Year in both track & field and cross country. In total, he qualified for seven NCAA National Championships events, was a four-time All-WVIAC honoree, a two-time all-region selection, won six individual WVIAC championships, and finished in third-place at the 2004 NCAA Indoor Championships in the 5000-meter run to garner All-America status.

Moore's team's also shared in his success on the track. Wheeling Jesuit won two WVIAC cross country and track & field team championships each during his career with the Cardinals.

Moore graduated from Wheeling Jesuit with a bachelor's degree in history and went on to compete professionally for Saucony in events around the United States, finishing in the top-15 of several major events. He left Wheeling Jesuit as the owner of five school records, three of which still stand today.

Moore is currently in his 12th year as the head track & field and cross country coach at Wheeling Jesuit, where he has tutored numerous all-region athletes and national qualifiers.

He currently resides in Wheeling with his wife, Bethany, and their sons, Redick (12), Rylan (8) and Ryker (4).

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