As a part of Homecoming each year, new inductees are added to this exclusive listing and their plaques are hung for future generations of Sailfish fans and supporters to see each and every time they return to campus.
Ashley Jones Capps, a record-setting Palm Beach Atlantic University softball player, is the first player in her sport to be inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame. Capps is easily the most decorated PBA softball player in the history of the program. While competing from 2007 to 2010 for head coach Kimmy Bloemers, she claimed 23 records. She achieved the all-time Sailfish softball record for career wins (73), strikeouts (979), innings pitched (799), shutouts (33) and earned-run average (1.37). As a senior, she led a memorable charge to the NCAA regional final while ranking in the nation’s top 10 in earned-run average (1.05, 7th) and total strikeouts (309, 8th) within the NCAA Division II ranks. Her dominant pitching style led to her becoming the first PBA softball player named an All-American in the NCAA era while also claiming NCCAA National Pitcher of the Year honors. Capps also found high levels of success as a student and was named the Outstanding Graduate for the Elementary Education Department in the School of Education and Behavioral Studies. Prior to suiting up for the Sailfish, she competed at Jensen Beach High School, where she later served as a pitching coach from 2011 to 2013. Capps has worked as a first- and second-grade teacher at Bessey Creek Elementary School in Palm City, Florida, since graduation. She was named the Bessey Creek Teacher of the Year for the 2013-14 academic year, and she recently earned a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from American College of Education. She and her husband, Josh Capps, live in Jensen Beach.
Weston “Cheyne” Roberts '10
A standout for the Palm Beach Atlantic University Sailfish men’s soccer team who played in the professional ranks before becoming head coach of the Ocala Stampede, Roberts will be the third PBA men’s soccer student-athlete to be inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame, joining Miguel Lemming ’04/’06 MBA and Curtis Lynch ’82. Soccer at PBA has become something of a family tradition for the Roberts family. Roberts’ older brother Caleb played for the Sailfish from 2005 to 2008, while younger brother Cameron began his PBA journey in the 2012 season and is a current redshirt junior on the team. The eldest of the Roberts brothers, Clay, also played for Palm Beach Atlantic and served as an assistant coach for PBA under former head coach Jose Gomez. Roberts was a highly decorated player, being named to the National Christian College Athletic Association All-American team each of his four seasons while earning PBA’s first NCAA All-Region distinction as a junior and senior. He was named the Most Outstanding Offensive and Defensive Player in successive seasons at the NCCAA national tournament as a freshman and sophomore while earning the prestigious Kyle Rote Jr. Award by the NCCAA following his senior campaign. Not just an accomplished athlete, Roberts also shined in the classroom as a management major in the Rinker School of Business. He also was named a Scholar All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. A native of Plant City, Florida, Roberts competed for Plant City High School before attending PBA. Following his collegiate playing career, he went on to compete in the professional ranks for the Charlotte Eagles of the United Soccer League. Following his professional playing career, Roberts spent time as an assistant coach at Palm Beach Atlantic. He was head coach and executive director of the Ocala Stampede, a club program in the Premier Development League. He presently works for Hillsborough County Public Schools.