The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

October 7, 2013

CU inducts quartet

ATHENS — The Concord University Athletic Department enshrined  David Herscher, Mike Lazo, Lewis Muse and Samm Nester into the Concord Hall of Fame Saturday.

All four were recognized prior to CU’s  homecoming game against Fairmont State, while a formal induction ceremony for the group will be held in May.

Herscher was a mainstay on the football team’s defensive line from 1979-82. He earned All-West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors as a junior and senior in 1981 and 1982. While at Concord, Herscher helped lead the Mountain Lions to a 31-9-2 record as well as back-to-back WVIAC championships in 1980 and 1981.

Lazo is arguably the top quarterback to ever play at Concord. During his collegiate career (1995-98), he was a four-year starter who completed 496 of 1,029 passes for 7,830 yards and 55 touchdowns. Lazo still holds Concord career records in passing yards and yards per completion. He also ranked sixth in WVIAC history in total yards (8,385), eighth in passing yards and 13th in touchdown passes.

Muse starred for the Concord men’s basketball team from 2003-05 and was a two-time first team All-WVIAC choice. As a senior in 2004-05, he was named the WVIAC Player of the Year. Muse was a dynamic scorer, leading the nation in points per game as a junior and ranking third as a senior. In addition to his scoring prowess, Muse also averaged 6.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.2 steals per game in his 53-game Mountain Lion career. To this day, Muse’s career average of 28.2 ppg is the highest in CU history.

Nester is one of the most decorated players in Mountain Lions women’s basketball history. In addition to being named to the WVIAC Freshman of the Year in 2004-05, Nester was a three-time all-conference choice, a WVIAC All-Tournament selection in 2007-08 as well as the 2007-08 Neal Baisi award recipient, which recognized the top athlete from West Virginia at a WVIAC school. For her career, Nester scored 1,655 points (14.5 ppg), shot 46.0 percent from the field and averaged 6.1 rebounds per game while leading CU to a 70-45 record.