University of Massachusetts
Hall Of Fame Members

  • Marjorie Anderson
  • Holly Aprile
  • Kalekeni Banda
  • David Bartley
  • Debbie Belkin
  • Dick Bergquist
  • Tom Bishko
  • Kristen Bowsher
  • Dick Bresciani
  • Jeannine Burger
  • George "Trigger" Burke
  • Lou Bush
  • George "Sugar" Cain
  • John Calipari
  • Marcus Camby
  • Tony Chambers
  • Bernie Dallas
  • Bill DeFlavio
  • Gary DiSarcina
  • Joe DiSarcina
  • Dorothy Donnelly (Leonard)
  • Megan Donnelly
  • Frederick "Fritz" Ellert
  • Ray Ellerbrook
  • Julius Erving
  • Bob Foote
  • Vic Fusia
  • Dick Garber
  • Jacqueline Gaw
  • Bill Gillin
  • Harold "Kid" Gore
  • Emory Grayson
  • Doug Grutchfield
  • Scott Hiller
  • Pam Hixon
  • Richard Hoss
  • Rene Ingoglia
  • Sarah Jones
  • April Kater
  • Russell Kidd
  • Patrick Keenan
  • Bruce Kimball
  • Greg Landry
  • Ned Larkin
  • Jack Leaman
  • Michele Leary
  • Sal LoCascio
  • Joseph Lojko
  • Earl Lorden
  • Bill MacConnell
  • Dick MacPherson
  • Tammy Marshall
  • Ed McAleney
  • Justin "Jerry" McCarthy
  • Jim McCoy
  • Warren McGuirk
  • Brian McIver
  • Bob Meers
  • Mark Millon
  • Clifton Morey
  • Milt Morin
  • Laura O'Neil
  • Garry Pearson
  • Sue Peters
  • Bob Pickett
  • Bill Prevey
  • Carol Progulske (Doak)
  • Granville Pruyne
  • Michael Quinn
  • Dr. James Ralph
  • Jeff Reardon
  • Noel Reebenacker
  • George Richason, Jr.
  • Allyson Rioux
  • Lou Roe
  • Joe Rogers, Jr.
  • Steve Schubert
  • Brianna Scurry
  • Al Skinner
  • Jeff Spooner
  • John Stewart
  • Judy Strong
  • Brooks Sweet
  • Philip Tarpey Jr.
  • John Thomas
  • Billy Tindall
  • Rodger Twitchell
  • Anne Vexler
  • Ron Villone
  • Paul Wennik
  • Jerry Whelchel
  • Harper Williams
  • Raymond Yando
  • Marjorie Anderson

    Marjorie Anderson

    Marjorie Anderson played attack for the women¹s lacrosse team and forward on the women¹s soccer team, earning a total of seven letters from 1978-1982. In 1982, she was the captain of the women¹s lacrosse team that captured UMass¹ first NCAA title. She led the team to a 10-0 record in 1982 and was named team MVP, while scoring a goal in the NCAA championship win over the College of New Jersey.

    Over the course of her four years, Anderson led the Minutewoman lacrosse team to an overall record of 46-8, including the 1982 national championship and a national runner-up finish in 1979. She still ranks among UMass¹ all-time leaders in career points (180 / fourth), career goals (121 / third) and career assists (59 / third), while standing second on the single-season list for goals scored (47 in 1981), fifth on the single-season chart for points (65 in 1981) and 10th on the single-season list for assists (18 in 1981).

    On the women¹s soccer team, Anderson totaled 71 career points on 30 goals and 11 assists, while leading the team to an overall record of 41-9-4 during her three seasons. She held the school records for both goals and points scored at the time of her graduation, and still ranks 10th in goals and 11th in points today. In 1978, Anderson scored 12 goals while leading the Minutewomen to an overall record of 15-0-1, which remains the only undefeated season in school history.

    Following her graduation from UMass, Anderson was a member of the Unites States women¹s lacrosse national team from 1981-1990. She scored the winning goal in sudden death overtime to lead the U.S. team to the gold medal at the 1989 World Cup, and was the leading scorer of the 1986 World Cup when the U.S. won the silver medal. Anderson also served as the head women¹s lacrosse coach (1985-1993) and head women¹s soccer coach (1985-1995) at the University of New Hampshire. She compiled a 75-36-1 record in lacrosse, leading the Wildcats to six ECAC and three NCAA appearances (1985, 1986 and 1991) as well as two ECAC championships (1986 1987). As a soccer coach, Anderson compiled an 86-80-12 record.

    Holly Aprile

    Aprile, an outstanding softball pitcher, finished her career with a then-school record 77 victories. Today, that total is second to Danielle Henderson's 108. She was a four-time Atlantic 10 All-Conference performer, a three-time A-10 Player of the Year, and a third team All-America selection in 1982. As a senior, she went 11-3 with a 1.19 ERA, allowing just 61 hits and 34 walks in 94 innings, while striking out 53. At the plate, she hit .333 with nine doubles, six triples, two home runs and 19 RBI. In addition, Aprile was named the A-10 Rookie of the Year in 1989, A-10 Pitcher of the Year in 1992, A-10 Tournament MVP in 1990, and the A-10 Tournament's outstanding pitcher in both 1989 and 1992. Aprile was also named to both the All-Northeast Region team and All-New England team on two occasions and was a member of the 1992 ECAC All-Star team. In the classroom, Aprile was named to the 1992 A-10 Academic All-Conference team. She graduated from UMass in 1993 with a degree in Sport Management. An outstanding all-around player, she led Massachusetts to four Atlantic 10 titles, three NCAA Tournament appearances and the school's first NCAA College World Series trip in 1992. Aprile still ranks among the school's top 10 in 17 single-season record lists and 15 career charts.

    Kalekeni Banda

    Banda was the head women's soccer coach from 1980 through 1987, compiling a 120-25-10 (.806) record. He led the Minutewomen to six consecutive NCAA appearances, including five straight trips to the final four. In 1987, the team was the national runner-up, falling to North Carolina 1-0 in the national championship game. He left the university in 1987, after coaching 20 All-America selections and 31 All-New England Selections. A native of Malawi, Africa, Banda also served as women's track and field coach for eight years. A 1975 graduate of UMass, he is currently the head men's soccer coach at the University of Wisconsin, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999.

    David Bartley

    Bartley is the only University of Massachusetts graduate to become the Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, serving seven years. He was a member of the House of Representatives for 13 years, elected first in 1963. During the period he was the Speaker, he used his power to greatly enhance and further the causes of the University and its athletics department. In addition to his service to the University, Bartley played basketball while an undergraduate. As a junior in the 1954-55 season, he averaged 3.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.8 assists. As a senior in 1955-56, he averaged 8.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 4.4 assists. That season, UMass finished 17-6 overall and 5-1 in the Yankee Conference. His career numbers were 6.5 points per game, 4.8 rebounds, and 3.3 assists. Bartley graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts in Government in 1956 and followed that up with a Master's of Education in 1961 and a Doctorate of Education in 1988 from the University of Massachusetts. After retiring from the House in 1975, he became President of Holyoke Community College, a post he held for 28 years until 2003. In 1982 and 1983, he was the Executive Secretary of Administration and Finance for then Governor King.

    Debbie Belkin

    A standout soccer player at UMass from 1984-87, Belkin was a three-time first team All-America selection and All-New England (1985-87). Despite playing in the backfield, she stands 10th on the UMass all-time points list (70), 10th in career goals (25), ninth in career assists (20) and 10th in single-season goals (11). At the time of her graduation, she ranked third in career points, fourth in single-season goals, fourth in career goals, and fifth in career assists. Belkin was chosen as the final four Defensive MVP in 1987. She was named to the Soccer America MVP team for the 1986 and 1987 seasons, and was named to the Soccer America All-Decade team for the 1980s. Belkin was a two-time NCAA All-Tournament Team selection (1985-86). Belkin was a six-year member of the United States Women's national team (1986-92), and was a member of the 1991 team that captured the first FIFA Women's World Cup. Belkin has been the head women's soccer coach at the University of Michigan since 1993, after serving as the head coach at Fairfield University (1991-93). Belkin led Michigan to its first Big Ten title and NCAA Tournament appearance in 1997. A native of Needham, Belkin currently lives in Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Dick Bergquist

    A member of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Hall of Fame, Bergquist is the all-time winningest coach in UMass baseball history. He compiled a 392-321-5 record in 21 seasons at the helm of the UMass program, leading UMass to seven Yankee Conference championships (1967, '69, '71, '73, '78-80), two New England titles (1969, 1978), one Atlantic 10 championship (1980), five NCAA Tournament appearances (1967, '69, '71, '73, '78) and one trip to the College World Series (1969). He coached the 1969 team to a fifth-place finish in the College World Series, including a 2-0 upset of No. 1 Southern Illinois. For his performance he was named District I and New England Coach of the Year. During his tenure, he coached five All-America selections, 14 Northeast Region All-America selections and 35 All-Yankee Conference selections. Bergquist was the president of the New England College Baseball Coaches Association from 1974-76 and served on the Executive Committee of the American Baseball Coaches Association for three years. After retiring from coaching, he was the Executive Director of the ABCA from 1990-94 and served as a faculty member in the UMass Sport Management department. Bergquist coached 34 players who have played professional baseball, including Major League stars Jeff Reardon, Cy Young Award winner Mike Flanagan, Gary DiSarcina and current UMass Hall of Famer Joe DiSarcina. He earned two letters in varsity baseball at UMass from 1956-57 as a member of Earl Lorden's squad as well as two letters in football (1955-56). His number, 26, has been retired and the bleachers at Earl Lorden Field have been dedicated in his honor. The Orange, Mass., native currently lives in Amherst, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999.

    Tom Bishko

    Bishko was a longtime fixture in the UMass Athletic Department, working as the equipment manager with teams and physical education classes, dating back to 1947. He worked under five athletic administrations and while "officially" retiring in 1991, he continued to serve as the equipment manager for both the men's and women's basketball teams until his death in 1998. Bishko received an honorary degree from the University of Massachusetts in 1995.

    Kristen Bowsher

    A four-year letterwinner for the UMass women's soccer team from 1984-87, earning NSCAA All-America honors as a midfielder in each of her four seasons. She helped lead the Minutewomen to four consecutive NCAA Tournament final four appearances from 1984-87, including 1987 when the team lost to North Carolina 1-0 in the national championship game, and won a school record 20 games. Bowsher was a three-time NCAA All-Tournament team selection from 1985-87, leading UMass to an overall record of 65-9-4 during her four years. Bowsher scored 66 career points on 22 goals and 22 assists, which ranked fifth in school history at the time of graduation. An All-New England selection in each of her four seasons, Bowsher served as the team captain as a junior, and was a two-time ISAA Academic All-American. She also played on the 1983 and 1986 Olympic Festival teams. A native of Maplewood, N.J., Bowsher received her degree in Engineering from UMass in 1988. She now resides in Montgomery Village, Md., and is a Biomedical Engineer for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000.

    Dick Bresciani

    Bresciani's association with UMass athletics dates to his undergraduate days in Amherst, when he worked in the school's sports information office for CoSIDA Hall of Famer Dick Page and covered the Redmen for the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. After graduation, the Hopedale, Mass., native spent 11 years as UMass' first assistant sports information director, working with each of the school's athletic teams. In 1968, he and former athletic director Warren McGuirk established the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame, honoring greats Harold"Kid" Gore and multi-sport star Lou Bush in the first class. Bresciani is also credited with establishing the weekly Varsity M Club Luncheons (the forerunner of today's popular UMass Sports Luncheons), purchasing travel blazers with a Varsity M patch for the football players to wear on road trips and hanging banners from the Curry Hicks Cage rafters to recognize the men's basketball team's postseason appearances. Bresciani was on a nine-month contract with the athletic department, so he spent the summers from 1967-71 as director of public relations and statistics for the Cape Cod summer baseball league. During his time on the Cape, the league received full NCAA accreditation and subsequent financial grants from Major League Baseball. Bresciani was recognized for his efforts by being inducted into the first Cape Cod League Hall of Fame class on January 20, 2001. From UMass, the popular Bresciani was called up to the Major Leagues and was hired in May of 1972 by the Boston Red Sox as the team's assistant public relations director. He was promoted to publicity director in 1978 and public relations director in June of 1984, before being selected vice president in 1987. In November of 1996, Bresciani was elevated into his current post as the Red Sox's vice president of public affairs and club historian. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2002.

    Jeannine Burger

    A former standout in gymnastics, Burger was the first female All-American in school history and was the first woman to be inducted into the UMass Hall of Fame (in 1981). Burger earned All-America honors in each of her four years. She led her team to the 1973 national championship during her sophomore year, the first national title in school history. During her other three years, the team finished second, third and fourth nationally, missing the 1974 championship by a single point. A native of Beaver Falls, Pa., Burger is married to another member of the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame, Greg Landry.

    George "Trigger" Burke

    The man for whom the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame is named, Burke was a standout basketball player for two years at UMass in the mid-1950s. A 1956 second-team All-America selection, Burke was also named first team All-East, first team All-New England, first team All-Yankee Conference, and first team All-Boston Garden. He was the first player ever to lead UMass in both scoring and assists in the same season. He remains one of only three former Minutemen to have his jersey number retired, and his #32, shared with fellow UMass legend Julius Erving, hangs from the rafters of the Mullins Center. Burke held many school records which were eventually broken by the great Dr. J. In 1996, Burke revived the Athletic Hall of Fame through his generous contribution. He once said that his 1981 induction into the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame was one of the greatest honors he received. A former acting mayor of the City of Quincy and District Attorney of Norfolk County, Burke enjoyed a successful law career long after his playing days at UMass and with the Boston Celtics.

    Lou Bush

    A three-time letterwinner from 1931-33, Bush was UMass' first All-American in football and still holds many UMass records over 60 years after his last game as an "Aggie". Bush was phenomenal in 1931 and 1932, scoring 39 touchdowns over that span, an average of over two per game. In his first year of collegiate football in 1931, Bush led the nation in touchdowns with 20. Bush finished at UMass with 45 touchdowns, before his career was cut short by an early season injury during his senior campaign. Beside setting UMass season (20) and career (45) marks for touchdowns, Bush also holds the game record, twice scoring five touchdowns (vs. Wagner in 1931 and Cooper Union in 1932). One of his five-touchdown performances led UMass to its largest victory ever, a 77-0 thrashing of Wagner in 1931. While at UMass, Bush also played baseball and basketball, and was a member of the school's only undefeated basketball team (12-0) in 1934. As a member of the baseball team, Bush helped UMass to a 26-16 record, and later signed a professional contract to play with the Boston Braves of the National League. Bush was a charter member of the UMass Hall of Fame, inducted in 1969.

    George "Sugar" Cain

    A three-year member of both the hockey and baseball teams, Cain was one of the great players of early UMass hockey history. Known for "raising Cain," George helped the 1931 hockey team to a 9-3 mark. He scored 14 goals that year, including four in a victory over Army. In 1932, when UMass downed the then Connecticut Aggies 17-0, Cain led the way with five goals. His 1933 team finished 5-2-1, including a 13-5 rout of Colgate and a 7-0 demolition of Amherst College. Cain was also an outstanding pitcher for the UMass baseball team, leading the 1932 team to a 9-6 record. His six innings of scoreless work in the season opener helped the Aggies to a 12-5 win over Northeastern. In his next start at CCNY, Cain held the opposition to just two runs in the 5-2 victory. In his following start, the boys from Bowdoin could only manage one run off of Sugar, as UMass won 5-1. He was inducted into the all of fame in 1981.

    John Calipari

    John Calipari led the UMass men's basketball team to an overall record of 193-71 in his eight seasons as head coach from 1988-1996. His .731 career winning percentage remains the best in school history, and he ranks second all time at UMass in victories with 193. Calipari led the Minutemen to five straight NCAA Tournament appearances from 1992-1996, after UMass had gone to the NCAAs only once in the first 81 years of the program. His Minutemen made the Atlantic 10's first and only Final Four appearance during the 1996 season, during which they went 35-2 overall and spent 10 weeks ranked No. 1 in the nation. Following the 1996 season, Calipari was named National Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, The Sporting News and Boost / Naismith.

    UMass won five straight Atlantic 10 Conference regular season and tournament titles under Calipari from 1992-1996, becoming only the second team in NCAA history to win its conference championships in both the regular and postseason for five consecutive years. A three-time Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year selection in 1992, 1993 and 1996, Calipari coached a National Player of the Year (Marcus Camby, 1996), two first team All-Americans (Lou Roe, 1995; Camby, 1996), three Atlantic 10 Players of the Year (Harper Williams, 1992; Roe, 1995; Camby, 1996) and a total of 24 All-Atlantic 10 selections during his eight seasons at UMass.

    Following his time at UMass, Calipari served as head coach of the New Jersey Nets in the National Basketball Association from 1996-1999. He led the Nets to a second-place finish in the NBA's Atlantic Division and the playoffs in 1998, ending a five-year postseason drought for the franchise with the club's highest league finish at the time. Calipari's Nets also had a 17-game turnaround in 1997-1998, the best that season in the NBA.

    After spending one season as an assistant coach for the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers in 1999-2000, Calipari took over as the head men's basketball coach at the University of Memphis. During his first four seasons at Memphis, Calipari has compiled an overall record of 93-39, winning over 20 games each season.

    Marcus Camby

    One of the most decorated athletes UMass has ever produced, Marcus Camby is among the top basketball players in the school's storied history. Camby was named the Naismith National Player of the Year in 1996 in leading the Minutemen to the NCAA Final Four and a 35-2 record, the most successful season in program history. He was named a consensus first-team All-American that season as he averaged 20.5 points to lead the Atlantic 10. Camby was named to the ESPN Silver Anniversary All-Time Atlantic 10 Team in 2004. In his three seasons at UMass, he was a two-time NABC All-District selection and Atlantic 10 First-Team pick twice. The Minutemen won the Atlantic 10 regular-season and tournament championship in each of his three seasons. He was named the Atlantic 10 Freshman of the Year in 1994. He left UMass as the school's all-time leading shot blocker in a career (336) and single-season (128). Camby scored 1,387 points in his career to rank in the top 10 after his final season in maroon & white. He was the highest NBA Draft Pick in UMass history, being taken second overall by the Toronto Raptors in 1996. He has gone on to play in the NBA with the New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers and is currently with the Portland Trailblazers.

    Tony Chambers

    A three-year letterwinner for UMass from 1951-53, Chambers earned All-America status in 1952, making 36 catches for 455 yards and seven TDs. Chambers teamed with fellow UMass Athletic Hall of Famer Noel Reedenbacker on what remains one of the most prolific passing tandems in UMass history. Chambers was named All-Yankee Conference and All-New England in addition to his All-America honors. While excelling on offense, Chamber's love was on the defensive end of the field, where he played every minute of every game in the 1952 season. Among Chambers' coaches at UMass were baseball coaching legend (and football end coach) Earl Lorden and line coach Chester Gladchuk. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1980.

    Bernie Dallas

    Enthusiasm, unlimited energy, leadership and constant optimism made Bernie Dallas a great athlete and man. Dallas was a two-year letterwinner in football for UMass in 1963 and 1965. He earned All-Yankee Conference and All-New England honors in 1965. He also served as team captain during his senior season. As a sophomore, he played offensive center and defensive line and was a spark plug on the undefeated 8-0-1 team that captured the school's first outright Yankee Conference football title. Following his career at UMass, Dallas went on to play professionally for the Philadelphia Bulldogs. An automobile accident took Dallas' life on April 29, 1968, but the Dallas Memorial Mall across from the east side of McGuirk Stadium keeps his name and spirit alive. Dallas was inducted into the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame in 1971.

    Bill DeFlavio

    DeFlavio was a football player from 1969 to 1971, going from walk-on to first team All American. An undersized defensive lineman, DeFlavio earned first team All-Yankee Conference honors three times. He was named All-East as both a junior and senior in 1970 and 1971. As a senior, he became UMass' sixth first team All-American in 1971. DeFlavio led UMass to two Yankee Conference championships in 1969 and 1971. In his era, sacks and tackles for loss weren't kept, but accounts of the games indicate that he would have been a team leader in both categories. After his UMass playing days were over, DeFlavio went on to play professionally in the World Football League, with New York and Charlotte, and in the Canadian Football League, with Montreal. After a business career with Nike, he is now in real estate and development in Massachusetts. DeFlavio has stayed active with UMass Football, serving as President of The Friends of Football. He graduated from UMass with a degree in Physical Education in 1973.

    Gary DiSarcina

    DiSarcina, one UMass' top shortstops ever, parlayed three outstanding collegiate seasons into a 12-year major league career with the California/Anaheim Angels. While at UMass, he earned first team All-Atlantic 10 honors as a junior in 1988 and was named first team All-New England selection, twice, in 1987 and 1988. DiSarcina led UMass to an overall record of 36-16 during his junior season in 1988, shattering the school single-season record for victories at the time (the old record was 26 wins). He paced the team by hitting .366 during the 1988 season, with six home runs and a team-best 39 RBI. An outstanding contact hitter, he would strike out only 10 times in 202 at bats. As a sophomore, he batted .340, with three homers and 24 RBI. At the time he left UMass, held school single-season records for hits (74 in 1988), at bats (202 in 1988) and total bases (108 in 1988) and finished his UMass career with a .336 batting average, along with 17 doubles, nine triples, 11 home runs, 74 RBI and 29 stolen bases. He was drafted by the California Angels in the sixth round following his junior season in 1988 and made his major league debut with the Angels in 1989 and became their starting shortstop in 1992. In 1995, he was named to the American League All-Star team, when he hit .307 with five homers and 41 RBI, while committing only six errors all season. DiSarcina was voted the Angels' team MVP following the 1998 season, after batting .287 with 39 doubles and 56 RBI, while also posting a .980 fielding percentage with 437 assists and 103 double plays. During his 12-year major league career, he had a .258 batting average with 444 runs scored, 186 doubles, 20 triples, 28 home runs, 355 RBI and 47 stolen bases and had a career major league fielding percentage of .974, making only 131 errors in 4,970 total chances, while being in on 674 double plays. He retired following the 2002 season. He is currently working as a Red Sox post and pre-game analyst on the NESN.

    Joe DiSarcina

    A two-sport standout athlete, DiSarcina competed for both the UMass basketball and baseball teams from 1966-69. An All-America selection at shortstop in 1969, DiSarcina was also a three-time All-Yankee Conference selection and two-time All-Northeast and All-New England selection. In 1969, DiSarcina was a key member of the UMass team that captured the Yankee Conference championship and upset No. 1 Southern Illinois, 2-0, in the College World Series. As a guard on the basketball team, DiSarcina set set several school records, including assists in a game (15), a season (167) and career (431). His single-game mark still stands in the UMass record books. A captain of both sports his senior year, DiSarcina was the Samuel Grossman Two Sport Athlete Award winner in 1969. Currently, DiSarcina resides in Burlington, Mass. His nephews Glenn and Gary both played baseball at UMass, and Gary still plays in the Major Leagues. DiSarcina was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997.

    Dorothy Donnelly (Leonard)

    Donnelly, despite attending UMass at a time when a women's swimming team was nonexistent, went on to become a world-class swimmer. She worked out with the Massachusetts men's team in the distance events and according to her nominator, was "the best swimmer of either sex at the time." Donnelly was a member of the U.S. Olympic Team in 1940, and competed in the 100-meter freestyle, the 400-meter freestyle and as a member of the 400-meter freestyle relay, but did not place in any of the events. A native of Worcester, Mass., Donnelly reached her peak during the War years when no games were held. She continued to swim until her death in 2000 and was very active in AAU master swimming events and holds every world record in her age group. She was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.

    Megan Donnelly

    Donnelly finished her UMass career as the only four-time first team All-America selection in school history. Donnelly was the 1986 Broderick Award winner, presented to the nation's top field hockey athlete. She was a 1983 NCAA All-Tournament selection and was named to the NCAA All-Decade Team (1981-91). Donnelly was a member of four consecutive NCAA Tournament teams, including the 1982 team that advanced to the final four. A two-time Academic All-American, she has been nominated for the GTE CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame. From 1985-88 she was a member of the U.S. National Team, including the 1988 U.S. Olympic Field Hockey Team that participated in the Seoul Games. A 1986 graduate of UMass, Donnelly earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina and is now a vice president at Wachovia Bank in Atlanta, Georgia. She was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999.

    Ray Ellerbrook

    A two-sport star, Ellerbrook competed on the UMass baseball and basketball teams from 1967-70. A two-time All-Yankee Conference selection in basketball (1969 and 1970), Ellerbrook was a third-team All-New England selection in 1968-69. He was also a two-time All-Yankee Conference selection in baseball (1969 and 1970) and an honorable mention All-New England and All-Northeast second team selection in 1970. A member of the basketball team that captured three straight Yankee Conference titles (1968-70), Ellerbrook was the captain of the 1969-70 squad that advanced to the National Invitation Tournament for the first time in school history. Ellerbrook scored 1,224 career points in three seasons, which ranks 18th on the all-time chart. At the time of his graduation he ranked second in career assists, fourth in points, third in field goal attempts and sixth in scoring. His 16.5 points per game ranks ninth on the all-time list while his 1156 career field goal attempts is 10th. In baseball, Ellerbrook posted a career batting average of .299. He was a member of the 1969 squad that captured the Yankee Conference title and advanced to the College World Series, upsetting No. 1 Southern Illinois, 2-0. Ellerbrook was the Samuel S. Crossman Two-Sport Athlete Award winner in 1970. The Hawthorne, N.J., native is the Director of Recreation in Northampton, Mass., and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998.

    Frederick "Fritz" Ellert

    After lettering in football and basketball for three years (1927-29), Ellert later went on to coach the basketball team for three seasons (1930-31, 1932-33, 1940-41), posting an 18-16 mark. During his playing days, Ellert was a two-time captain of the UMass basketball team, guiding the 1929-30 squad to an 11-3 mark. As a football player, Ellert earned a spot on the 1929 All-New England team. He caught a touchdown pass from Ken McKittrick to upset Bates 6-0 in 1928. He also had a 95-yard touchdown run against Tufts in the season finale, a school record which stood until 1996. Upon completion of his collegiate athletic career and along with his coaching stints, Ellert became a member of the UMass faculty. He retired from teaching in 1970, and was inducted into the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame in 1971.

    Julius Erving

    Unquestionably, the greatest known athlete in UMass history, Julius Erving, known simply to the world as "Dr. J," played basketball for two seasons under legendary head coach and fellow UMass Hall of Famer Jack Leaman from 1969-71. During his two seasons, Erving averaged an incredible 26.3 points and 20.2 rebounds per contest. Incredibly, only once in his 52 career games did he fail to record a double-double. Erving turned pro following his junior year, but not before leading UMass to two Yankee Conference titles and its first two appearances in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT). Along with Trigger Burke and all-time scoring leader Lou Roe, Erving remains one of only three Minutemen to have his jersey number retired. He set UMass records, both of which have since been broken, in both scoring (1,370 points) and rebounding (1,049), in just two seasons. Erving went on to be one of the greatest players in both ABA and NBA history, leading the then New York Nets to ABA titles in 1974 and 1976, and the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers to the 1983 NBA championship. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1980.

    Patrick Flaherty

    Flaherty was an ice hockey player from 1969-72, earning first team All-America honors in 1972 as a goalie. That year, he led UMass to ECAC Division II championship. At the time of his graduation, he held the career records for victories (38), saves (1,306), save percentage (.881), and goals against average (3.05). Today he still ranks second in wins, third in goals against average, fifth in saves, and sixth in save percentage. After his UMass playing days were over, Flaherty went to play professionally for four seasons. He joined the American Hockey League's Rochester Americans for the 1972-73 season. He spent the next two seasons, in the International Hockey League with Dayton and Fort Wayne, and finished his career with the Cape Codders of the North American Hockey League in 1975-76. Flaherty graduated from UMass with a degree in Physical Education in 1972.

    Mike Flanagan

    Lettered for the UMass baseball team in 1972 and 1973, earning first team All-Yankee Conference and first team All-New England honors in 1973 before turning professional. Flanagan went 9-1 with a 1.52 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 1973, to lead the team in all three categories. His nine wins and .900 winning percentage set school single season records at the time. He received the E. Joseph Thompson Memorial Trophy as the team's MVP in 1973, after leading the team to an overall record of 21-9-1, including a trip to the NCAA Tournament and the Yankee Conference championship. Flanagan had a career ERA of 1.19 and a career winning percentage of .923 (12-1), which are both still the best marks in school history. He also played in the outfield while at UMass, hitting .320 with six homers and 29 RBIs in 128 career at-bats. After he was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 1973, Flanagan went on to pitch 18 seasons in the major leagues with the Orioles (1975-1987, 1991-1992) and Toronto Blue Jays (1987-1990). He had a career record of 167-143 with 1,491 strikeouts and a 3.89 ERA in 2,770 innings pitched, and won the 1979 American League Cy Young Award for the Orioles, going 23-9 with 190 strikeouts and a 3.08 ERA in 265-2/3 innings. Flanagan pitched over 200 innings seven times in his major league career, including four straight years from 1977-1980. He won 12 or more games in a season eight times during his major league career, struck out 100 or more batters six times, and was a member of the Baltimore Orioles 1983 World Championship team. A native of Manchester, N.H., Flanagan received his degree from the UMass School of Education in 1975, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000. He now resides in Sparks, Md., and serves as a television analyst for Comcast.

    Bob Foote

    Bob Foote earned three letters as an offensive & defensive tackle on the UMass football team in 1958, 1960 and 1961. He became only the second All-America selection in school history during the 1961 season, being honored by Williamson's Ratings for Mid-Bracket Colleges after leading UMass to a 5-4-0 record.

    Foote also earned first team All-Yankee Conference honors as a senior, and was a first team All-New England Major Schools team selection by UPI. In addition, he was named second team All-New England and honorable mention All-East by the Associated Press, while being chosen to Connecticut's All-Opponent team.

    In football, he was a two-time ECAC Player of the Week selection in his senior season, Foote recovered a fourth-quarter fumble in mid-air and returned it six yards for a touchdown in UMass' 25-0 win over Rhode Island in 1961. As a junior in 1960, Foote was a member of the UMass team that won a share of the school's first Yankee Conference title and fashioned a 7-2-0 record, the school's best since the 1932 season. Foote is currently the owner of Cook Builders Supply in Western Massachusetts.

    Foote also was a member of the UMass lacrosse team.

    Vic Fusia

    Fusia was the head coach of the UMass football team from 1961-1970, leading UMass to five Yankee Conference titles. His Redmen had their best season in 1964, when he guided them to the school's first-ever postseason appearance - the Tangerine Bowl - where UMass lost a heart-breaking 14-13 decision to East Carolina. Fusia compiled a 59-32-2 record (.645 winning percentage) in his 10 seasons, and still reigns as the winningest coach in school history, more than 25 years after his retirement. He produced some of the most outstanding football players in UMass history, including NFL stars Greg Landry and Milt Morin. Fusia also directed the stingiest defense in school history in 1963, when his troops allowed only one touchdown the entire season and a toal of 12 points in nine games. In his 10 seasons as head coach which covered some 40 Yankee Conference games, only once did UMass lose a conference game by more than seven points. In 1964, he was named the New England Coach of the Year. Tragically, Fusia died of a heart attack on January 18, 1991, after also working with UMass Athletics' marketing and development, overseeing the football and basketball networks, and ticket promotions and sales since his retirement from coaching in 1970. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998.

    Dick Garber

    A member of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Garber coached at UMass from 1955-90. A native of Harrisonburg, Va., Garber compiled a 300-142-3 overall record in 36 seasons at UMass and is the winningest coach in college lacrosse history. Garber led UMass to nine NCAA Tournament appearances and 13 New England Championships. He coached 80 All-America selections, 105 All-New England selections, and 40 North-South Game participants. A three-time national Coach of the Year (1969, 1976, 1989) and 14-time New England Coach of the Year, Garber served as head coach of the North All-Stars at the North-South game twice (1965 and 1983). During Garber's tenure, UMass was ranked in the top 15 nationally in 17 of his last 18 seasons. In 1969, Garber led UMass to its only undefeated lacrosse season, posting a perfect 10-0 mark in the year. In 1992, "Upper Boyden Field" was renamed Richard F. Garber Field in his honor. Garber was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997.

    Jacqueline Gaw

    An All-American in both soccer and softball, Jacqueline Gaw earned four letters in both sports from 1979-83. A two-time All-America selection in softball and a soccer All-America selection in 1982, Gaw was UMass' first first-team All-America pick in softball. She was a member of the 1980 softball team that advanced to the AIAW National Tournament and the first women's soccer team to advance to the NCAA Tournament (1982). As a senior, she captained both the soccer and softball teams. A native of Springfield, Mass., she earned her degree in business and finance in 1983. She is currently employed as a victim witness advocate in the district attorney's office in Springfield, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999.

    Bill Gillin

    An All-American athlete in cross country and star in track & field, Bill Gillin had one of the best careers in UMass history. As a cross country runner, he was an All-East selection three times as well as being a four-time All-Yankee Conference selection and a member of the All-New England Team. He helped UMass to four consecutive Yankee Conference Championships in cross country. As a senior in 1974, he co-captained the team to the IC4A Championship and a runner-up finish in the New England Championship. His All-America performance led the team to an eighth-place finish nationally in the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships. In track & field, Gillin was named All-East five times in the steeplechase and distance medley relays. He earned numerous accolades as an All-Yankee Conference selection and All-New England pick in both indoor and outdoor track in a variety of events including the mile, steeplechase, 5000 meters and a variety of relays. Gillin set the UMass record in the steeplechase (8:44.6), which still stands to this day. That mark produced a second-place finish at the IC4A Championships. He also won the New England Steeplechase championship three years in a row. He competed in the NCAA Championships in the indoor distance medley relay in 1975 and outdoor steeplechase in 1974, placing fifth nationally. He currently resides in Worcester, Mass and has been the long time coach of the boys and girls cross country and track & field teams at Sutton High School.

    Harold "Kid" Gore

    A two-year letterwinner in football, Gore played quarterback for the 1911 and 1912 UMass football teams. Upon his graduation in 1913, Gore went on to become an assistant in the physical education department, before becoming a full-time professor in 1916. He was instrumental in reinstating the school's basketball program in 1916 after an eight-year hiatus, assuming the head coaching duties. He went on to compile an 85-53 record in 11 years at the helm of the basketball program between 1916-30, and again during the 1931-32 season. His 1924-25 team won the New England Championship. His 11-year tenure stands as the second-longest by any hoops coach in school history. He served as head football coach from 1919-1927, compiling a 33-32-5 career mark,and finished his career as the all-time winningest coach in school history (he now ranks fifth). Gore was also responsible for reinstating the school's baseball program, which he did in 1919, after a three-year hiatus. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1969.

    Emory Grayson

    A letterwinner in three sports at UMass (baseball, basketball and football), Grayson won eight letters during his career and is regarded as one of the most versatile athletes in UMass history. He also competed in hockey and track. He played as a backup halfback on the football team during his freshman year, alternating between the backfield and the end position. In his junior year, he played in the first game on the "new" Alumni Field (where the Whitmore Adminstration Building now stands) and helped power Massachusetts Agricultural College to a 26-0 win over Colby. He went on to serve as team captain in his senior season. He played both forward and center on the basketball team, and captained his freshman squad. Upon graduation, he went on to play professionally with the Easthampton team in the Interstate League, a league which included the Original Celtics. He was inducted into the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame in 1969.

    Doug Grutchfield

    Grutchfield was a three-year letterman for coaches Robert T. Curran and Matthew Zunic, and set 13 school records during his career from 1959-61. He tallied a then-school record 1,257 points in just 74 games for the Maroon and White, a figure that currently ranks as the 15th-best mark in school history. Grutchfield earned second team All-Yankee Conference honors as a sophomore in 1958-59, then earned unanimous first team recognition in his final two seasons while also being named first team All-ECAC. He still ranks among UMass' all-time leaders in scoring, scoring average (17.0 ppg, eighth), field goals attempted (1,207, ninth) and rebound average (10.6 rpg, seventh). His 782 rebounds was a school record at the time of his graduation, and sits just outside the all-time UMass top 10 today. A 1961 UMass graduate and a native of North Quincy, Mass., Grutchfield was one of the Commonwealth's most successful high school basketball coaches ever, and recently retired as the Athletic Director at Fitchburg (Mass.) High School. He began his high school coaching career at Amherst Regional High School, where he won the first of his 21 career conference championships in 1963-64. All-told, his teams won 588 games at Amherst and Fitchburg, 21 league titles and seven district championships. As an administrator, Grutchfield was named the 1994 National High School Athletic Director of the Year. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2002.

    Scott Hiller

    One of only three UMass athletes to be named a four-time All-American, Scott Hiller starred on the lacrosse field. He was a four-time All-New England selection with the Minutemen. He is third all-time in career goals scored (135) and sixth in career scoring (190). Hiller is one of only three players in UMass history to have 40 or more points in his four seasons. He helped the Minutemen to the NCAA Tournament in each of his four seasons and four New England Championships. Hiller led the team in scoring for three years in a row from 1987-89. Following his graduation in 1990, Hiller was a member of the United States National Team in 1994. In Major League Lacrosse, he has served as head coach, general manager and team executive with the Baltimore Bayhawks, Boston Cannons and Chicago Machine. He earned MLL Coach of the Year two times while at the helm in Boston. He has also served as an assistant coach at Harvard and with his wife Kelly Amonte-Hiller for the Northwestern women's lacrosse team. Hiller is a licensed attorney in Massachusetts and Illinois. A native of Garden City, N.Y., he resides in Evanston, Illinois

    Pam Hixon

    Hixon ranks as not only one of UMass' greatest coaches ever, but as one of field hockey's finest, too. The fifth-winningest coach in collegiate field hockey history, Hixon directed the Massachusetts field hockey program for 17 seasons (1978-93 and 1996) and led her team to postseason play every year. She took the Minutewomen to 14 NCAA Tournaments, one AIAW Tournament and a pair of EAIAW Tournaments. Hixon's teams made four NCAA Final Four appearances, finishing second in 1981, and never had a losing season. The winningest coach in New England collegiate field hockey history, she owns an all-time record of 272-75-18 (.768) and led UMass to four Atlantic 10 Conference titles. Selected as the national field hockey coach of the year in 1981, she earned six Atlantic 10 coach of the year citations. During her storied career, she coached a national player of the year, a Broderick Award winner, five Broderick Award nominees, 29 of the school's 34 All-Americans, 17 first-team all-Atlantic 10 Conference selections, four coaches Academic All-Americans and five Olympians. Hixon was the head coach of the U.S. National Team and the 1996 Olympic Team coach. She led the U.S. to a top three world ranking and is recognized as the most successful national coach in U.S. field hockey history. In addition to coaching the UMass field hockey team, she served as head coach of the women's lacrosse program for nine seasons, fashioning a 91-30-2 (.748) record. She led the school to its first women's NCAA national championship in school history in 1982. Hixon was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.

    Richard Hoss

    A three-year letterwinner in football and lacrosse at UMass, Hoss shined under legendary lacrosse mentor Dick Garber from 1959-61, earning honorable mention All-America honors as a midfielder in 1960 and 1961. In his senior season, he served as team captain, was an All-New England selection and participated in the prestigious North-South All-Star game. During his three year with the lacrosse team, UMass complied a 21-9-1 overall record. He led the nation in 1960 with 37 goals and his 46 points that year led all New England midfielders. As a football player, Hoss was the team's starting fullback and punter. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1981.

    Rene Ingoglia

    Ingoglia was a football player from 1992-95, who was named first team All-America in 1995 and second team All-America in 1994. He was picked to the Yankee Conference's 50th Anniversary Team, after earning spots on the Yankee Conference's first team in 1994 and 1995, and second team in 1993. As a running back, he set the career school rushing record with 4,624 yards, which now stands third behind Marcel Shipp and Steve Baylark and is 24th all-time in NCAA 1-AA football. He also set the school record for rushing yards in a game with 313 against Rhode Island in 1994, which currently stands second. His 54 touchdowns is second best at UMass and eighth best in 1-AA football. A two-time captain, Ingoglia was the first UMass back to average over 100 yards a game for a career and had 21 games with 100 or more rushing yards. He rushed for more than 1,000 yards three times, with those single season totals standing sixth (1,505), seventh (1,285), and ninth (1,178). After his UMass career, he played in the 1996 Hula Bowl All-Star Game and played in the NFL with the Buffalo Bills and in NFL Europe with the Frankfort Galaxy, where he scored a touchdown in World Bowl '99. He is currently a member of the Orlando Police Department, where he has won two awards of commendation. He graduated from UMass in 1996 with a degree in Exercise Science.

    Sarah Jones

    The first-ever UMass Hall of Famer from the rowing program, Sarah Jones has had a decorated career in college and with the United States National Team and Olympic Team. With the Minutewomen, she was an NCAA Silver Medalist in 1997 in the Varsity 8+. She was a two-time Atlantic 10 Champion in both 1996 and 1997. Jones was a member of the first collegiate team to win the women's 8+ at the Head of the Schuylkill in 1996 and helped UMass to the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Regatta Silver Medal in 1996 with the Varsity 8+. Jones was a member of United States National Team from 1997-2003. She competed for Team USA at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia and 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, helping the stars and stripes to a sixth-place finish. She scored six times in the World Championships. Jones was a two-time U.S. Rowing National Championship gold medalist in both 1999 and 2000. She was also a silver medalist at the Head of the Charles in 1998 and 1999 and took bronze in 1997. A native of Olympia, Washington, Jones currently resides in San Francisco.

    April Kater

    A three-time NSCAA All-America (1988, 1989, 1990) midfielder, Kater earned the 1990 Hermann Trophy, given annually to the nation's top female collegiate soccer player. A four-year letterwinner for the Minutewoman soccer team from 1987-90, she was a three-time All-New England selection who earned 1987 Soccer America Freshman of the Year honors, then garnered first team All-America awards in each of her final three seasons. Kater is tied for first on UMass' all-time list for game-winning goals scored (12), tied for fourth in goals scored (35), fifth on UMass' all-time points list (92), seventh on the shots chart (179) and tied for eighth in assists (22). At the time of her graduation, her points, goals and game-winning goals marks all stood as school records. The Minutewomen fashioned a 56-14-7 mark with Kater on the team, posting a school record 20 wins during her freshman (1987) season. UMass advanced to the NCAA Tournament three times during her career, finishing second in 1987 and advancing to the quarterfinals in 1988 and 1989. Kater captained the team as a junior and senior, and twice earned adidas first team academic All-America honors. She also played in the 1989 and 1990 Olympic Sports Festivals. Upon graduating from UMass in 1991 with a sport management degree, Kater began her coaching career as a graduate assistant coach at West Virginia Wesleyan University in 1991 and 1992. She returned to her alma mater as an assistant coach under Jim Rudy in 1993 and 1994, before being named the head women's soccer coach at Syracuse University. Kater started that program from scratch and has guided the Orangewomen to a 79-49-7 seven-year record, two NCAA Tournament appearances and six winning seasons. She was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2002.

    Patrick Keenan

    Keenan earned three letters in ice hockey at UMass (1970-73) and was a two-time first-team All-America selection for coach Jack Canniff. A member of the Minutemen's 1971-72 ECAC Division II championship squad which finished with a then-school-record 19-7 overall record, Keenan still ranks as the all-time leading scorer in school history with 180 points. He also holds school records for goals scored (105) and ranks third in assists (75). In addition to his career marks, Keenan holds the three best single-season marks for points and goals scored (65 points, 43 goals in 1972-73, 59 points and 43 goals in 1971-72 and 56 points and 28 goals in 1970-71). He also still holds the UMass single-game records for points (9 vs. Holy Cross in 1970) and goals (7 vs. Holy Cross in 1970). After completing his career at UMass, Keenan went on to play one season for the Cape Cod Cubs of the North American Hockey League. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.

    Russell Kidd

    Russell "Cap" Kidd earned six letters during his career as a UMass student athlete from 1954-56. Kidd earned three letters in hockey (1954-56), two in football (1954-55) and one in lacrosse (1956). He was presented with the Samuel S. Grossman Trophy (Outstanding Two Sport Athlete) and the Joseph Lojko Memorial Award (Outstanding Three Sport Athlete) in 1956 and was an All-East performer in hockey (1956), Kidd was also an All-Yankee conference selection in football in 1955. Kidd served as head men's soccer coach at UMass from 1975-81, compiling a 44-44-4 record. From 1981-85 he was the Assistant to the Director of the General Physical Education Program and from 1985-96 was the Director of the General Physical Education Program. In 1992 he was given the UMass Chancellor's Citation for outstanding service to the University. A native of Melrose, Mass., Kidd retired from the University in 1996. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999.

    Bruce Kimball

    Earned three letters as a member of the UMass football team from 1976-78, and earned first-team all-America honors at guard in both 1977 and 1978. Kimball anchored the UMass line that helped the Minutemen rush for over 3,000 yards in 1978 (setting a school single-season record at the time) en route to the NCAA Division I-AA national championship game. Three different players on that 1978 team rushed for over 5000 yards, including 1,000-yard rusher Dennis Dent. Kimball served as captain in 1978, and earned all-Yankee Conference honors in both 1977 and 1978 when the team won back-to-back conference titles. A member of the 50th Anniversary Yankee Conference team, Kimball also helped UMass to the 1977 NCAA Division II playoffs. Following the conclusion of his UMass career, Kimball was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the seventh round of the 1979 National Football League Draft. He played for two seasons in the Canadian Football League for the Toronto Argonauts, before moving on to the NFL in 1982. Kimball played for the New York Giants in 1982 and the Washington Redskins in 1983 and 1984. He was part of the Redskins' 1983 NFC championship team, and played in Super Bowl XVIII. A native of Rowley, Mass., he received his degree from UMass in Physical Education in 1979. Kimball now resides in Rye, N.H., and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000.

    Greg Landry

    Dubbed the greatest quarterback in UMass history, Greg Landry earned three letters in football from 1965-67. Behind his golden arm and running ability, UMass won two Yankee Conference Beanpots in three years. Landry led the team in passing all three years, and led in both rushing and scoring in 1965 and 1967. Landry's quarterback efficiency rating of 145.4 in 1965 is still the school record. He also holds both the game (.800) and seasons (.623) marks for highest completion percentage. Landry also had a stint with the Chicago Blitz of the now-defunct USFL. Landry later served as an assistant coach for his former team, the Detroit Lions, after spending several years on the coaching staff of the University of Illinois. He was the offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears when the won Super Bowl XX. Landry, who is married to fellow Athletic Hall of Famer Jeannine Burger, was one of six Minutemen named to the Yankee Conference 50th Anniversary team, announced in June 199. He was inducted into the UMass Hall of Fame in 1980.

    Ned Larkin

    A star guard on the basketball squad and a shortstop on the baseball team between 1957 and 1959, Larkin earned first team All-Yankee Conference honors as a senior in 1958-59 and honorable mention recognition as a sophomore. He scored 870 career points and pulled down 441 rebounds in 83 career outings as a member of the Minuteman basketball team, and graduated as the second all-time leading scorer in school history. Larkin led UMass in scoring as a senior with 13.5 ppg, was third as a junior (9.4 ppg) and second as a sophomore (12.9 ppg). He was selected to play in the Hall of Fame All-Star game following his senior season which pitted New England's finest against Boston's best. On the diamond, Larkin served as captain of the baseball team in 1959. He earned the 1958-59 Samuel S. Crossman Two Sport Award, the 1959 E. Joseph Thompson Memorial MVP Trophy and was a first team All-Yankee Conference pick as a senior in 1959. Larkin is one of two athletes in UMass history (the other is UMass Hall of Famer Joe DiSarcina) to earn the E. Joseph Thompson MVP award in baseball and the Samuel S. Crossman trophy as the school's top two-sport standout in the same season. He was also selected as the Collegian's top UMass athlete for the 1958-59 academic year, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003.

    Jack Leaman

    Compiling a career record of 217-126 in 13 seasons, Leaman served as head men's basketball coach at UMass from 1966-79. The all-time winnings coach in school history, Leaman guided UMass to eight Yankee Conference titles in nine season (1968-71, 73-76) and six NIT appearances (1970-71. 1973-75, 1977). A two-time New England Coach of the Year, Leaman coached Basketball Hall of Famer Julius Erving, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, Boston College head coach Al Skinner and UMass Athletic Hall of Famers Bill Tindall and Joe DiSarcina. Leaman coached 22 all-Yankee Conference selections during his tenure at UMass. Leaman also served as the head women's basketball coach in 1986-87, leading the team to a 14-12record, the only winning mark from 1980-95. After finishing his head-coaching career, Leaman served as the Athletic Director of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, as well as the Stockbridge men's basketball and golf coach. Prior to becoming a head coach, Leaman served as an assistant basketball coach under Matt Zunic and Johnny Orr from 1961-66. The 1962 squad advance d to the NCAA Tournament, the school's first. Leaman also served as freshman basketball and soccer coach during his time as a basketball assistant. He complied a 43-14 record as freshman basketball coach. A Boston native, Leaman continues to reside in Amherst. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998.

    Michele Leary

    Leary was a swimmer from 1986-90, who set five individual records during her UMass career. Four of those still stand today, holding marks in the 50-free (23.67), the 100-free (50.81), the 200-free (1:52.17), and the 100-fly (57.36). She was a team Most Valuable Performer three times and was a six-time New England Champion, winning the 50, 100, and 200 frees in both 1989 and 1990. She also was a part of six New England relay championships. As a senior, Leary won the Kay Fromer Award that goes to the swimmer that scored the most points at the New England Championships over a four-year career. She accomplished all of this while coming back from a heart attack in the fall of 1989. She was awarded the ECAC Award of Valor in 1990 and won the Courageous Student-Athlete Giants Steps Award on National Student-Athlete Day. Leary is currently a doctor in Southern California. She graduated with a degree in zoology from the University of Massachusetts in 1990.

    Sal LoCascio

    A four-year letterwinner on the UMass lacrosse team from 1986-89, Sal LoCascio earned USILA All-America honors at goalie in each of his four seasons. A three-time New England Player of the Year selection and four-time All-New England honoree, LoCascio holds the all-time NCAA record for career saves with 931. He was the starting goalie on four consecutive NCAA tournament and New England Championship teams from 1986-89, including the 1989 team that was the first UMass team to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament. LoCascio led the team in saves all four seasons, and his four single-season save totals are the four best in UMass history, including a record 271 in 1987. He served as team co-captain as a senior, and set an NCAA record with 29 saves in an NCAA tournament first-round game against Johns Hopkins in 1986. LoCascio started all 54 games he played in his four-year career, and as a senior participated in the North South All-Star game. Following the completion of his UMass career, LoCascio has been a three-time member of Team USA, winning three world championships (1990, 94, 98). He was named MVP of the World Games in 1990 and named to the All-World team in 1994. He has never lost a game in International competition. LoCascio has also played in the Major Indoor and National Lacrosse leagues as well as in the club lacrosse league since finishing his collegiate career. Has played nine years for the New York Saints in the indoor league, and is the active career leader in saves. He earned All-Pro honors six times (1991-94, 1998-99), and was chosen as the Saints' MVP four times (1991-94). A native of Islip, N.Y., LoCascio earned his degree in Economics from UMass in 1989 and currently works as a sales representative for Baxter Healthcare. He was inducted in 2000.

    Joseph Lojko

    Born in Poland in 1911, Lojko moved to Northampton soon after, and went on to letter in football, basketball, and baseball at UMass. He won three letters in both football and basketball, and two in baseball. In 1934, he helped the UMass hoop squad to an undefeated 12-0 record, the only major New England school to ever have an undefeated season. His basket lifted UMass to a 28-27 win over Amherst College to preserve the undefeated season. The basketball team was 28-12 in his three years, and the football team compiled a three-year mark of 19-6-1. His 1933 baseball team finished 7-5. Tragically, Lojko was killed in an automobile accident on April 27, 1934, just two months shy of his graduation day. He was inducted in 1970.

    Earl Lorden

    Earl Lorden, for whom UMass' varsity baseball field is named, coached baseball at UMass from 1948-66. He compiled a career record of 193-147-3 during his tenure, and led the 1954 team to the District I title and a berth in the College World Series. In 1970, he was elected to the Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, and in 1971, the University dedicated the baseball field in his honor. He set 10 players on to play in the professional baseball ranks throughout North America, and not only coached baseball but was an assistant football coach as well. Lorden also taught physical education classes at the University. He was inducted into the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame in 1982.

    Bill MacConnell

    The founder of the school's men's and women's ski programs, MacConnell led the Minutemen from 1961 through 2001, and the women's program from its inception in 1976 through the 2001 campaign. All-told, his teams captured 30 divisional titles, 18 men's and 12 women's. The early years of the men's program were highlighted by second-place division and league finishes in both 1966 and 1967. From 1968 through 1986, a span of 18 straight seasons, MacConnell's program won its division every year, and since 1986, it has been either second or third in its division each year. One of his top pupils was William Schaffer, who finished sixth at the NCAA Championship in the giant slalom. Under his leadership, the women's team captured 11 consecutive division titles from 1976 through 1986. Since that 10-year run, UMass added another division crown in 1991 and has finished among the top three in its division eight times. In 2003, the Minutewomen captured the USCSA national championship for the first time ever. He served as a professor in the UMass Forestry and Wildlife department from 1948 until his retirement in 1998, and still serves the department on a post retirement appointment. MacConnell has donated some $300,000 as of 2003 to the University's Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003.

    Dick MacPherson

    Dick MacPherson served as the head coach of the UMass football program for seven seasons, from 1971-1977, leading the team to four Yankee Conference championships (1971, 1972, 1974 and 1977). During his seven seasons, MacPherson recorded a 45-27-1 record and led UMass to its only postseason bowl victory, as his 1972 squad defeated the University of California at Davis 35-14 in the 1972 Boardwalk Bowl.

    MacPherson's 45 victories rank third all-time in UMass history. His squads also posted a 28-8-1 mark in Yankee Conference games, and his .778 winning percentage ranks fifth-best in league history. The first coach in UMass history to win eight or more games in three different seasons, his nine-win campaign in 1972 tied the school record for single-season victories first set in 1901.

    In 1977, MacPherson's Minutemen were the first team in school history to play in the NCAA playoffs, losing to Lehigh, 30-23, in the NCAA Division II playoffs. He produced 55 first team all-conference selections, as well as seven first team All-Americans in his tenure, with seven of his players going on to play professionally.

    Following his time at UMass, MacPherson went on to have a successful stint as the head coach at Syracuse University, appearing in five bowl games (3-1-1) in his 10-year career and retiring as the second-winningest coach in Syracuse history (66-46-4). His 1987 Syracuse team was undefeated (11-0-1) and he was a unanimous choice for National Coach of the Year. He later spent two seasons as head coach of the New England Patriots. Now retired from coaching, MacPherson serves as a color analyst on radio broadcasts of Syracuse football games.

    Tammy Marshall

    The only student-athlete in school history to claim an NCAA individual championship in any sport, Marshall won the 1992 NCAA vault title with a score of 9.8125 and claimed 1993 NCAA floor exercise championship with a perfect 10 on the event. A five-time Atlantic 10 champion, she won the all-around in 1990 (37.800), the balance beam (9.700) and all-around (38.300) in 1991 and the vault (9.900) and balance beam (9.800) in 1993. Marshall is also a three-time NCAA Northeast Regional champion, winning the vault in 1990 (9.650), the floor exercise in 1992 (9.900) and the all-around in 1993 (38.225). One of only two gymnasts in school history to ever score a perfect 10 in any event, Marshall earned GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in 1993. She went on to earn a silver medal on floor exercise at the 1993 World University Games. Marshall was named the Atlantic 10's Outstanding Freshman Gymnast in 1990, its Outstanding Senior Gymnast in 1993, and earned All-Atlantic 10 Conference honors during each of her four years in Amherst. She was named to the Atlantic 10's 25th annoversary unit and still holds school records on floor exercise (10.000), while ranking second all time on vault (9.900), third in the all-around (39.250) and eighth on balance beam (9.850). Marshall was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003.

    Ed McAleney

    A four-year letter winner for Dick MacPherson's football team and a member of two Yankee Conference championship football teams, McAleney served as team captain in both 1974 and 1975. A three-time first team All-Yankee Conference selection and three-time All New England (1972-73, 75) selection at defensive end, McAleney earned first team All-America honors as a senior in 1975. He was a member of UMass' 1972 team that defeated Boston College, 28-7, and beat California Davis, 35-14, in the Boardwalk Bowl. The Boardwalk Bowl marked UMass' first postseason win. One of six former UMass players named to the Yankee Conference All-Time 50th Anniversary Team in 1996, McAleney also earned three letters in track and field, performing in both the shot put and the discus. He placed fourth in the Yankee Conference shot put in 1973 in both indoor and outdoor track. Chosen in the eighth round of the NFL draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers, McAleney played for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL) from 1977-83. An All-Western Conference selection in 1979 and the CFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1981, McAleney was the Stampeders Most Valuable Player in 1979, and again in both 1981-82. He also played in the USFL from 1984-85. McAleney founded "Kids to Kamp" charity in Calgary in 1979. "Kids to Kamp" was funded by matching donations from local businesses after quarterback sacks. All proceeds went to summer camp fees for patients at Alberta's Crippled Children's Hospital. McAleney was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003.

    Justin "Jerry" McCarthy

    In the days when hockey was played on the frozen campus pond, Jerry McCarthy developed into one of the all-time Redmen greats. He played right wing for four years, leading UMass to a 12-8-3 mark. He captained the 1921 team and was also a member not only of the 1924 silver-medal United States Olympic team that traveled to France (the first time hockey was played in the Olympics), but was also a member of the world champion Boston team which won the world amateur championship in 1921. He also lettered as a shortstop for the baseball team in 1919 and was a member of the school's football team as well. McCarthy was inducted in 1970.

    Jim McCoy

    McCoy was a cornerstone in the rebirth of the UMass basketball fortunes under coach John Calipari, and finished his standout career as the school's all-time leading scorer with 2,374 points. A four-year letterman for Calipari, the sharp-shooting McCoy was a four-time All-Atlantic 10 selection and three-time All-District performer. The Pittsburgh, Pa., product earned All-Freshman and third team All-Conference honors as a rookie in 1988-89, then picked up first team honors in his final three seasons as a Minuteman. McCoy was the first Minuteman ever to earn first team All-Atlantic 10 recognition. He was also named to the A-10 All-Tournament team as a sophomore and senior. McCoy still holds UMass career marks for points scored (2,374), field goals made (876) and attempted (2,013) and games started (121). He ranks among UMass' all-time leaders in scoring average (18.8 ppg, third), free throws made (575, second) and attempted (810, second), steals (141, sixth), games played (126, tie-fifth) and minutes played (4,180, second). The only player in school history to record four 500-point scoring seasons, McCoy owns three of the top 10 one-year scoring totals in school history. He scored 20 or more points 57 times in his 126-game career, a UMass record, and recorded a school-best 116 double-figure scoring games. He also had eight, 30-point scoring outbursts with a high of 35 points against St. Joseph's in 1989. McCoy graduated from UMass in 1997, and currently resides in Boston where he works for Citizens Bank. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2002.

    Warren McGuirk

    Warren McGuirk served as the Dean of the School of Physical Education and Director of Athletics at UMass for over three decades. During his tenure as an administrator, coach and teacher, he made improvements in facilities, curriculum and intramural programs. McGuirk was instrumental in the development and construction of the Women's Physical Education (1958), the Boyden Building (1963), and the football stadium-now Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium (1966). He also increased intercollegiate athletic schedules and competitions during this period. McGuirk served on several national and regional boards and committees while at the helm of the UMass Athletic Department. He was a member of the NCAA Television Committee from 1954-59. In 1958, he was president of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). He was also appointed to the U.S. Olympic Committee in 1958 as the NCAA's official representative. McGuirk was a member of the 1980 Hall of Fame class.

    Brian McIver

    McIver is one of the most decorated swimmers in school history, having captured 10 New England individual crowns and a pair of Eastern Intercollegiate titles. In addition, he was also a member of 10 Massachusetts relay teams that captured New England titles during his career, and set three individual school records, one of which still stands today. He earned four letters as a member of the UMass swim team from 1987 through 1990, and captured New England individual titles in the 100-yard free (46.17) in 1987, 50-yard free (21.21), 100-yard free (45.90), 200-yard free (1:40.79) in 1988, 50-yard free (20.95), 200-yard free and 100-yard free (45.28) in 1989 and 50-yard free (21.00), 100-yard free (44.72) and 200-yard free (1:38.53) in 1990. McIver also captured 1990 Eastern Intercollegiate crowns in the 50 and 100 freestyle events. McIver is the only UMass swimmer to ever win an Eastern Collegiate title and was a four-time team MVP. The 20 New England titles (10 individual and 10 relay) are the most-ever won by an individual in the 70-plus year history of the New England Intercollegiate Swimming Championships. He also captured the 1990 Moriarty Award given to the senior who scores the most points at the Eastern Collegiate Swimming Championships. Also a four-year letterman for the UMass water polo team from 1987-90, McIver earned All-New England honors in 1989 and 1990, and still holds the school single-game steals record of six in a game against Harvard on Sept. 19, 1989. A native of Medford, Mass., and a 1990 UMass graduate (sport management), he currently lives in Oakland, Calif., where he works in private business. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2002.

    Bob Meers

    A three-time letterwinner in football from 1963-65, Meers earned All-Yankee Conference and All-New England honors in each of his three seasons at end. Meers set several receiving records. At the time of his graduation, Meers shared the record for most receptions in one game (9), was first in most career receptions (82), first in receptions in a season (39), second in receiving yards in a game (146 vs. UNH in 1965) and in a career (1,104), and second in highest average yards-per-game in a season (59.8) and in a career (40.9). He still ranks in the top 10 in all of these categories and is fourth in all-time career receptions. Meers, a tri-captain of the 1965 team, was a seventh-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 1966. A Hudson, Mass. native, Meers is President and Chief Executive Officer of Reebok International, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998.

    Mark Millon

    Mark Millon, considered one of the greatest players in the history of lacrosse, was a four-year letterwinner for the Minutemen from 1990-1993. He earned first team All-America honors in 1992 and 1993, becoming the first UMass player to be selected to the first team twice. He was also an honorable mention All-America selection in 1991, while earning All-New England honors three times.

    During his four-year career, Millon totaled 213 points on 155 goals and 58 assists, making him the fourth leading scorer in UMass history. He also ranks second on the school's all-time goals scored list and is 15th on the assists chart. The team's leading scorer as a sophomore, junior and senior, Millon tallied 58 goals in 1993, the third-best one-season mark in school history. His 45 goals in 1992 rank as the 10th-best single-season performance in school history, while his 81 points in 1992 stand as the 11th-best one-year effort at Massachusetts.

    The MVP of the 1993 North-South All-Star Game, Millon played on UMass teams which qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 1990, 1991 and 1993, and was a member of New England championship clubs in both 1990 and 1993. He captained the Minutemen as a junior and senior, with the team posting an overall record of 38-17 during Millon's career. UMass won at least nine games during each of Millon's four seasons, and finished the season ranked in the top 10 three times.

    After he graduated from UMass, Millon went on to be named the MVP of the 1994 World Games, and was the United States' leading scorer in the 1998 World Games with 20 goals scored. He was named the event's Most Valuable Attack player in 1998 and earned All-Tournament honors. A two-time MVP of the U.S. Club Lacrosse Association, Millon was a three-time All-Pro selection in the National Lacrosse League and ranks as the all-time leading regular season goal scorer.

    Millon is currently in his fourth season with the Baltimore Bayhawks in Major League Lacrosse, and was named the Warrior MLL Offensive Player of the Year in both 2002 and 2003. He also serves as a sales and marketing representative for Warrior Lacrosse, Inc.

    Clifton Morey

    Morey won nine letters at UMass in the late-1930's in football, hockey and baseball and served as captain of the hockey and football teams in his senior year. He played end in football, goalie in hockey, and center field in baseball. His baseball teams were a combined were a combined 33-9 in his three years. As a goalie for the UMass hockey team in 1939, though the club struggled to a 0-4-1 start, Morey was spectacular in goal in the 3-3 tie with West Point on the Campus Pond. One local paper wrote, "Although the State hockey team had a poor record, it can boast the outstanding New England small college player in captain Clif Morey. If not for Morey, one would need an adding machine to tally all the goals scored." Morey was inducted into the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame in 1970.

    Milt Morin

    One of the most versatile athletes ever to play for UMass, Morin lettered in football for three years from 1963-65. He was a three-time All-America selection, and set a then-school record of career receiving yards with 1,151. He also excelled at defense and was the team's placekicker during his senior year. He was part of two Yankee Conference championship teams under Vic Fusia, helping UMass compile and impressive 23-4-1 record during his three years, including a 14-1 YanCon mark, and a trip to the Tangerine Bowl. Morin was also the New England heavyweight wrestling champion in 1965, and played lacrosse for Dick Garber's stickmen. A first-round draft pick by the Cleveland Browns in the 1966 NFL Draft, he went on to play ten seasons for the Browns. He played in three Pro-Bowls (1966, 1968, 1969) and ranks eighth on Cleveland's all-time receiving yardage list with 4,208 career yards. He is also tied for eighth on the Brown's career receptions list with 271. Morin was inducted into the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame in 1970.

    Laura O'Neil

    A standout field hockey and lacrosse player for the Minutewomen from 1977 through 1980 and earning a total of six letters, O'Neil earned first team All-America honors as a senior in both sports. In field hockey, she still ranks among the school's all-time leaders in career points (87, sixth-tie), goals (34, eighth tie) and assists (19, ninth) and single-season points (57 in 1979, fourth), goals (20 in 1979, seventh-tie) and assists (17 in 1979, sixth). At the time of her graduation O'Neil ranked first in single-season assists and second in career points, single-season points, single-season goals and third in career assists. The captain of UMass' 1979 field hockey team that finished fourth nationally, she led the Minutewomen to a 44-15-6 record in her three years as a member and a pair of fourth-place finishes at the AIAW national tournament. Named defensive MVP of the 1979 AIAW Lacrosse National Championship, O'Neil helped the Minutewomen to a 48-5-2 three-year record, including USWLA semifinal appearance (1978) a USWLA runner-up appearance (1979) and an AIAW semifinal appearance (1980). She went on to participate in the 1979 National Sports Festival in field hockey, and was a member of the United States Lacrosse Team in 1980 and 1981. O'Neil's father, Jack, captained the School of Stockbridge's 1951 basketball team, and her mother, Jeanne, was a cheerleader at UMass and graduated in 1953. Her sister, Kathy, is also a 1976 UMass graduate and was a member of both the field hockey and lacrosse teams. O'Neil was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003.

    Garry Pearson

    Pearson was a two-time first team All-America selection (1981-82), who earned four letters in football from 1979-82 and demolished every school rushing record. He set 12 UMass records during his career; career yards (3,859), single-season (1,632 in 1982) and single-game yards (288 vs. AIC in 1982), single-game carries (45 vs. AIC in 1982), single-season carries (312 in 1982), career carries (808), single-season touchdowns (15 in 1980), career touchdowns (35), single-season rushing yards per game (148.3 in 1982), career all-purpose yards (5,277), season all-purpose yards per game (175.7 in 1981), career all-purpose yards per game (131.9) and single-game all-purpose yards (319 vs. AIC in 1982). The three-time first team All-Yankee Conference selection (1980-82) still holds the record for most carries in a game. As a senior, Pearson was presented with the George Bulger Lowe Award (co-winner with Boston College's Doug Flutie) by the Gridiron Club of Boston. He was also the winner of the Harry Agganis Award presented by the New England Football Writers as the Outstanding Senior Football Player in New England. At the completion of his career, Pearson ranked first in New England in single-season and career rushing as well as career all-purpose yards and was the only player in New England history to win three NCAA national statistical titles: kickoff returns (1979), all-purpose yards (1981) and rushing (1982). A native of Bristol, Conn., Pearson led the Minutemen to three Yankee Conference titles and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.

    Sue Peters

    A two-sport star in both basketball and softball, Peters was a Co-SIDA Academic Hall of Fame nominee as well. She set a UMass single-season record for both points (587) and scoring average (23.4 ppg). Her 131 free throws made also set a school record, as did her 493 field goals attempted. She remains the all-time UMass career scoring leader with 1,858 career points, and her 20.0 points per game average is also the best in school history. A two-time MVP, Peters was a Kodak Region I All-America selection, and was also a National Scouting Association All-American and All-Senior Game participant. In softball, she finished her career with a .390 batting average, a then-school record-51 stolen bases, and had a career pitching record of 38-2-1, including a no-hitter against New Hampshire in 1980. She played in the College World Series twice and was nominated for the Pan-American Softball Games team. Peters was inducted into the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997.

    Bob Pickett

    The late Bob Pickett spent more than three decades at UMass as a football coach, administrator and radio broadcaster. Pickett served as head coach of the Minutemen from 1978-83, winning four Yankee Conference Championships. He went on to serve as an Associate Athletic Director at UMass until retiring in 1997. He also worked as a color commentator on radio broadcasts of Minutemen football from 1998-2003. In his first season as a head coach in 1978, Pickett led UMass to a berth in the first-ever NCAA Division I-AA championship game. UMass lost to Florida A&M 35-28 at the Pioneer Bowl in Wichita Falls, Texas, but on the way to the championship game, the Minutemen routed previously unbeaten and No. 1-ranked Nevada-Reno on its home turf. For his accomplishments that season, Pickett was named Coach of the Year by both the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston and the ECAC, while the team earned the Lambert Cup (given to the best Division I-AA team in the East) and was named ECAC Team of the Year. In his six-year tour as head coach, Pickett compiled a 36-28 record and led the Minutemen to four Yankee Conference titles. Prior to serving as head coach, he was UMass' defensive coordinator for seven seasons from 1971-77. During that time, UMass captured four Yankee Conference championships under head coach Dick MacPherson. The Portland, Maine native passed away in February 2010.

    Bill Prevey

    Prevey was a three-year letterwinner for the UMass basketball team (1949-52) and captained the 1951-52 squad. A first team all-Yankee Conference and All-New England selection as a senior in 1952, Prevey totaled 836 career points during his career, a mark which was the best in school history at that time and stood as the school record until Jack Foley broke it five years later en route to becoming the first 1,000-point scorer in school history. As a senior, Prevey averaged 22.6 ppg, a mark which ranked fifth nationally among small colleges, and still ranks as the fourth-best single-season mark in school history. He had three 30-point outings, including a career-high 39-point outburst against Rhode Island in his final season, which ranks as the second-best single-game effort in school history. For his career, Prevey averaged 17.8 ppg, which ranks fifth-best in UMass annals. A retired school teacher and coach, Prevey was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.

    Carol Progulske (Doak)

    A two-sport star in field hockey and lacrosse from 1980-84, Progulske was a two-time first team All-America selection in both sports. A College Field Hockey Coaches Association All-America selection in 1982 and a Mitchell and Ness All-America selection in 1983, Progulske was also a two-time Brine All-America selection in lacrosse (1983-84). A member of the nation runner-up field hockey team in 1981, as well as the final four team in 1983, Progulske played on UMass' only three lacrosse teams to make NCAA Tournament appearances. She was team captain and MVP in both sports her senior year. Progulske was a member of the 1982 NCAA champion lacrosse team which finished with a perfect 10-0 record. The field hockey team compiled a 65-11-6 record in her four years, while the lacrosse team was 39-15-2. Progulske played on the Olympic Festival North filed hockey squad which won the gold medal in 1982 and a bronze medal in 1983. A member of the Under 21 National Team in 1983, she also served as an assistant coach for the U.S. national team in 1988. Progulske is currently an Assistant to the Chairman of the Board of the Armada Hoffler Company. A native of Amherst, Mass., Progulske Doak now resides in Alachua, Fla., and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998.

    Granville Pruyne

    The first UMass men's soccer player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, Pruyne was Massachusetts' first All-American selection in the sport, having earned recognition for his play as a forward for Coach Lawrence Briggs' team in 1932. A member of Massachuetts' first three soccer teams in 1930, 1931 and 1932, Pruyne helped the Aggies to an 11-5-1 record. He was also a two-year letterwinner in track (1932 and 1933), captaining the UMass team in 1933. Pruyne was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003.

    James Ralph

    Dr. James Ralph joined the University of Massachusetts Health Services in 1963 and started his 33-year career as team physician in 1964. As team physician, he worked primarily with the football and men's basketball teams, but also worked closely with other sports, including women's basketball and men's and women's gymnastics. Dr. Ralph was presented with the UMass Chancellor's Citation Award in 1991. He was also given a special award by the football captains in 1986 for his service to football and was presented a Final Four ring by the basketball team in 1996 for his outstanding service to men's basketball. A native of Bennington, Vt., Ralph retired from service to the University in 1997. He resides in Amherst, and was inducted in 1999.

    Michael Quinn

    Michael Quinn was a four-year member of the UMass cross country and track and field teams from 1975-1979. He earned All-America honors in cross country in both 1976 and 1977, while qualifying for the NCAA Championship five times in his career (three times in cross country and twice for the 5,000 meters in outdoor track).

    A six-time All-Yankee Conference selection, Quinn captured individual cross country titles at the league champion-ship meets in 1976, 1977 and 1978, while leading UMass to team titles every season. He also captured the Yankee Conference title in the indoor mile run in 1979, and was third in the indoor two mile (1976) and third in the outdoor three mile (1976).

    A four-time All-New England selection, Quinn was the New England outdoor 5,000-meter run champion in 1979 and finished second at the 1976 New England cross country meet. A six-time All-IC4A performer, his best finish was third in the 5,000 at the 1979 IC4A outdoor meet. Quinn captained the UMass cross country team as a junior and senior, and led the program to NCAA appearances as a team both years.

    Quinn still has times which rank among UMass' all-time top performances in the outdoor mile run (second), the 5,000 meters (second) and three mile (third), while owning the school's second-best indoor mile time and third best 3,000 meter mark. He also anchored distance medley relay teams that own the fourth and fifth-fastest times in school history.

    Following his time at UMass, Quinn went on to compete in numerous international competitions around the world. He recorded first-place finishes in both the 1984 Hong Kong International and Hong Kong national cross country championships, and the 1985 Hong Kong national cross country championship. He is currently employed by Nike in Beaverton, Ore., where he serves as the company's director of product creations for the women's footwear division.

    Jeff Reardon

    Lettered four times on the UMass baseball team from 1974-77, and still holds the all-time UMass record for career strikeouts with 234. He pitched 253-1/3 innings during his UMass career, setting a record which stood until the 1999 season. Reardon also led the team in strikeouts all four years, and had the lowest ERA on the team as a freshman in 1974. He set a school record with 37 starts on the mound during his career, including 13 complete games, and led the team to a 24-13 record as a junior in 1976, setting a then team record for single season victories. Reardon went 5-3 with a 2.95 ERA as a senior in 1977, and was drafted by the New York Mets following the completion of the season. He went on to pitch 16 years in the major leagues with the Mets (1979-81), Montreal Expos (1981-86), Boston Red Sox (1990-92), Atlanta Braves (1992), Cincinnati Reds (1993), and New York Yankees (1994). Reardon had a major league career record of 73-77 with 367 saves, 877 strikeouts, and a 3.15 ERA in 1,132-1/3 innings pitched. His 367 career saves set a major league record at the time (he currently ranks fourth), and he had 20 or more saves 11 straight seasons from 1982-92. Reardon pitched in 880 career games, a mark which still ranks 13th in major league history, and led the majors with 41 saves in 1985. He is still the all-time saves leader in Expos history with 152 during his career, and was a member of the Minnesota Twins 1987 World Championship team. A native of Dalton, Mass., Reardon received his degree from UMass in Humanities and Fine Arts in 1978. He currently resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000.

    Noel Reebenacker

    A three-time letterwinner in football, Reebenacker walked onto the team in 1951 as a quarterback. A Little All-American Team selection in 1953, Reebenacker set school single-season records for yards (1,865), completed passes (132), TD passes (20), total offense (2,080) as well as the longest kickoff return in school history, a 102-yarder against Springfield College in 1951. He earned All-Yankee Conference honors in 1952, and later served as a backfield coach under Charles O'Rourke. He was inducted into the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame in 1982.

    George Richason, Jr.

    Few people have been committed to the athletic program as Richason has. A member of the UMass Athletic Council since 1959, Richason has been part of the University community since the mid-1930's, earning a Bachelor's of Science degree in chemistry in 1937, and later his Master's of Science degree in chemistry in 1939. Richason then went on to serve four years in the United States Navy during World War II. He returned to UMass in 1947, and has served as a faculty member ever since. In 1963, he was named the University of Massachusetts Distinguished Teacher of the Year, and in 1974, earned the Associate Alumni Award for Distinguished Service to the University. He has served on various committees, including the selection committee for both an athletic director and business manager for athletics. He served as the chairman of the Athletic Council from 1967 to 1975, and has since served as its secretary. He served as the faculty representative to the NCAA from 1978-93. Richason was inducted into the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame in 1982.

    Allyson Rioux

    Rioux earned second team All-America honors in 1983 as a shortstop for coach Elaine Sortino. A two-time All-New England shortstop (1981 and 1983), Rioux earned All-Atlantic 10 honors as a senior in 1984, when the Minutewomen won a then-school-record 29 games. As a senior captain, she hit a team-high .372, while also leading the team in doubles (six), home runs (three) and RBI (30), while ranking second in walks (15). She hit .301 as a junior in 1983 with 10 RBI and six doubles, did not play as a sophomore in 1982 due to a broken ankle and hit .282 as a freshman in 1981 with six RBI. A native of Stamford, Conn., Rioux ranks among UMass' all-time leaders in slugging percentage (.452, 10th), on-base percentage (.410, seventh) and walks (51, 10th). For her career, she hit .328, with 87 hits, 46 RBI and 59 runs scored, as the Minutewomen posted then-school record win totals in both her junior (28) and senior (29) seasons. Rioux, who graduated from UMass in 1984 with a communications degree, played 10 seasons with the Raybestos Brakettes, helping the team to 10 American Softball Association Tournament appearances and five ASA national championships at second base. She earned six ASA All-America awards (three first team, three second team), and received both the Most Valuable Player of the 1985 ASA National Championship and the Erv Lind Award as the outstanding defensive player in the championship game (1.000 fielding percentage / 36 chances and no errors). A member of United States' silver-medal winning team at the 1983 Pan American Games, Rioux won the Pan American Games batting title with a .549 average. A two-time World Games participant who earned All-Tournament and All-World honors in 1986, Rioux died of a brain tumor at age 27. She was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2002.

    Joe Rogers, Jr.

    Rogers served as the swimming coach at UMass for 36 years, from 1935-73. During that time, he compiled a career record of 152-149-1. He was also long recognized as one of the nation's leading authorities on pool construction and maintenance. Rogers joined the faculty of the University in 1930, and through his interest and tireless efforts, swimming became a varsity sport in 1935. Rogers also coached the UMass rifle team. Over the years, he served on various regional and national committees. He served as president of the College Swimming Coaches Association of America, the New England Swimming Coaches Association, and the United States Revolver's Association. When he wasn't coaching, Rogers enjoyed pistol shooting and canoeing. In 1985, the Trustees of the University voted to name the pool in the Boyden Building after Rogers. That pool still serves as the home to both the men's and women's swimming and diving teams. Rogers passed away in 1988 at the age of 80. He was inducted into the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame in 1981.

    Lou Roe

    Roe was the first basketball player in school history to earn first team All-America, getting named in 1995, the same year he was the A-10 Player of the Year. He was also named first team A-10 three times from 1993-1995. He is UMass' all-time leading rebounder with 1,070 and is the third all-time leading scorer with 1,905 points. He led UMass to the NCAA Tournament in all four seasons at UMass, including the Elite Eight as a senior. He finished his UMass career averaging 14.2 points, 8.0 rebounds, and shot 53%. Roe's numbers included 7.8 points and 6.4 rebounds as a freshman, 13.8 points and 9.2 rebounds as sophomore, 18.6 points and 8.3 rebounds as a junior, and 16.5 points and 8.1 rebounds as a senior. He was selected a team captain twice. After his stellar UMass career, Roe was drafted in the second round by the Detriot Pistons of the National Basketball Association in 1995. He played for Detroit in the '95-'96 season and for Golden State in '96-'97. Today he continues to play overseas in Spain with Caja San Fernando. Last season, he was the league's runner-up in the MVP voting.

    Steve Schubert

    BSchubert was a record-setting wide receiver on the UMass football team from 1970-72, who went on to a six-year NFL career from 1974-79 with the New England Patriots and Chicago Bears. He still is among the career leaders in several receiving categories, ranking seventh with 1435 yards, third with 17.7 yards per catch, ninth with 11 touchdown receptions, and seventh in yards per game receiving at 47.8. As for season marks, Schubert held the record with 20.0 yards per catch in 1972 at the time of graduation, which now ranks third. His 81.9 yards per game is still sixth best. That season he was named both First Team Yankee Conference and First Team All-America. As a pro, Schubert was with the Patriots in 1974 and with the Bears from 1975-79. He finished his NFL career with 24 catches for 362 yards and a touchdown. He also had a 60-yard punt return for a TD with Chicago. Schubert graduated with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Administration from the University of Massachusetts in 1973.

    Brianna Scurry

    Scurry was not only one of UMass' best soccer players ever, but the U.S.'s as well. She was named All-America in 1993 and was also the Adidas Goalkeeper of the Year. The Atlantic 10 recognized her as the conference's Player of the Year. In her UMass career, she had 37 shutouts and goals against average of 0.56. The shutout mark is second all-time and the GAA is fifth and she is second in career saves with 368. Scurry led UMass to a 17-3-3 record and the national semifinals in 1993 and also had a career record of 48-13-4 while at UMass. Scurry also starred on the international soccer scene, playing on the U.S. National Team from 1994-2000, and then again in 2002 and 2004. She played in more games than any goalkeeper in U.S. Women's National Team history. She won an Olympic gold medal in 1996 and 2004 and was the starting goalie for the U.S. on the 1999 gold medal winning World Cup team and also started in goal for the 2003 World Cup. Scurry played professionally in the WUSA, earning first team All-WUSA and goalkeeper of the year in 2003.

    Al Skinner

    A three-time letterwinner in basketball, Skinner led the team in rebounding from 1972-74, totaling 749 rebounds. He set a school record for highest career field goal percentage at UMass (.557), as well as in a single-season (.620), records he held for nearly 20 years. He was a three-time first-team All-Yankee Conference selection, and helped UMass to two Yankee Conference titles. He led the league in scoring in 1974, averaging 18.7 points per game. He was the eighth player in school history to join the 1,000-point club, finishing his career with 1,235 points. Upon completion of his UMass career, Skinner went on to play professionally. A ninth-round pick by the Celtics in 1974, Skinner wound up playing for the New York Nets of the American Basketball Association, where he was named to the ABA's All-Rookie team. Upon completion of his playing career, Skinner went into coaching. Currently, Skinner serves as the head coach at Boston College. He was inducted into the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame in 1982.

    Jeff Spooner

    Spooner earned four letters in lacrosse from 1974 through 1977 under Hall of Fame coach Richard F. Garber. He still ranks as the all-time leading scorer in UMass history with 275 points. Spooner finished his career with then career records of 134 goals and 141 assists, marks which ranks fourth and second, respectively today. A four-time All-New England selection, Spooner played on three New England championship teams (1974, 1976-77) and captained UMass' first two NCAA Tournament teams in 1976 and 1977. The Minutemen posted a 41-12 mark in his four seasons on the varsity. An honorable-mention All-America pick in both 1975 and 1976, Spooner was a third-team All-American as a senior in 1977. He was also chosen to participate in the North-South All-Star game following his final season in a Maroon and White uniform. A member of the New York/Metropolitan Lacrosse Hall of Fame and the New England Hall of Fame, Spooner was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.

    John Stewart

    A three-sport athlete at UMass, Stewart earned eight career letters. He won three letters in both football and basketball and two in baseball. He captained the 1936 basketball team and was a member of the 1934 team that went undefeated (12-0). He was awarded the 1935-36 Samuel B. Samuels Basketball Cup for the highest free throw percentage. In 1934, he was awarded the George Henry Richards Memorial Cup for greatest improvement in leadership, sportsmanship, and individual and team play during the season. He was a member of the All-New England small college team in both football and basketball. During his time, he was one of the leading pitchers on the baseball team, and served as a punter for the football team. He was inducted into the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame in 1980.

    Judy Strong

    A two-sport athlete in field hockey and women's lacrosse, Strong competed at UMass from 1979-81. A three-time Mitchell and Ness All-America selection in field hockey, Strong was the National Player of the Year in 1981. UMass' all-time leading scorer with 202 points, she was a member of the 1981 team that advanced to the national championship game, losing to UConn, 4-1. Strong played on two New England championship teams in 1979 and 1980. She was a member of the U.S. National team from 1979-84 and she was a member if the 1980 and bronze medal winning 1984 Olympic teams. Strong grew up in Hatfield, Mass., and resides in Northampton. She was inducted into the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997.

    Brooks Sweet

    Sweet was a lacrosse player from 1978-79, who earned All-America honors both seasons he played at UMass. He was a first teamer in 1979 and was honorable mention in 1978. Both of those years, he was named All-New England as he led the Minutemen to the New England title. Sweet was the team's top scorer both season, as he became the only player in UMass history to score more than 80 points in two years. In 1979, the team made the NCAA Tournament and he scored a then-school record 61 goals, which is now second all-time. Despite only playing two years, Sweet ranks seventh in goals (106), is tied for 13th in assists (66), and is eighth in points (106). As a senior, he was a team captain and represented UMass in the North-South All-Star game. After UMass, he went on to play for Team USA and was selected the MVP of the 1982 World Games, in which the U.S. took gold. He was inducted in to the New England Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1996. Currently, he is an executive with STX Lacrosse on Long Island. Sweet graduated from UMass in 1980 with a degree in Leisure Studies.

    Phillip Tarpey, Jr.

    Phillip Tarpey, Jr., earned UMass' first All-America award in baseball, being named third-team by the American Baseball Coaches Association in 1955. A member of two consecutive NCAA Tournament teams (1954-55), he helped UMass advance to the College World Series in 1954, the school's first ever appearance. In 1955, Tarpey was the MVP of the NCAA Regional, a member of the NCAA Regional All-Tournament team, and winner of the E. Joseph Thompson Memorial MVP trophy (team MVP). A native of Gardner, Mass., Tarpey is a managing partner of the Bulkely, Richardson, and Gelinas law firm in Springfield, Mass. He was inducted into the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999.

    John Thomas

    A four-time letterwinner in both cross country and track and field, Thomas competed at UMass from 1972-75, captaining the team to four Yankee Conference championships, the 1973 New England title, and the 1974 IC4A championship. The IC4A title was the first by a New England school in over 30 years. He won seven Yankee Conference titles, winning the 1972 cross county title, the one-mile from 1972-74, and the two-mile from 1973-75. He was the New England champion in the three-mile in 1975. He was named All-East in both cross-country and track and field during his junior and senior years. In 1973, he led UMass to a 15th place finish at the NCAA cross county championship, and he led the 1974 squad to an eighth place finish at that same meet. In 1974, he became UMass' first All-American in cross-country. After his time at UMass, Thomas continued his track career. He set world records in 10-mile running and in 30k running. He set an American record in the half marathon. In 1978, he finished fifth in the Boston Marathon with a time of 2:11.25. He earned three trips to the U.S. Olympic team's marathon trials (1980, '84, '88) finishing fifth in 1980 and tenth in 1988. Thomas was inducted into the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame in 1982.

    Billy Tindall

    A two-sport athlete at UMass, Tindall competed for both the basketball team and the track and field squad from 1965-68. A two-time All-Yankee Conference selection in basketball, Tindall led the conference in scoring with a 22.7 points per game scoring average in 1968. Tindall ranked second on the UMass career scoring list with 1,277 points upon graduation, a mark that still ranks him in the top 15 on the all-time list. He still holds several single-game records, including his 41-point performance vs. Vermont in 1968. As a track athlete, Tindall set Yankee Conference and UMass records outdoors in the triple jump in 1966 and 1967 and the high jump in 1968. He also set the indoor high jump mark in 1967 and won Yankee Conference championships in each of those events. Tindall was inducted into the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997.

    Rodger Twitchell

    Twitchell was a three-year letterman in both basketball and tennis from 1961-64. On the hardwood, Twitchell was a member of UMass' 1962 team which captured the Yankee Conference title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time ever. He led the team in scoring both as a junior (17.0 ppg) and senior (18.3 ppg) and currently ranks 23rd on UMass' all-time scoring list with 1,151 points, which stood as the second-highest mark in school history at the time of his graduation. A first-team all-Yankee Conference player in both 1962 and 1963, he was a first-team All-NABC District I selection as a junior in 1963 and his 10.9 career rebound average still ranks fifth all-time at UMass, while his career scoring average of 16.4 ppg ranks 10th-best. In tennis, Twitchell posted a career record of 24-1 in singles and 16-4 in doubles. He won three straight Yankee Conference singles titles and the 1963 Yankee Conference doubles crown. Twitchell was a member of UMass' 1962 and 1963 Yankee Conference champion tennis teams, and was selected as Massachusetts' standout two-sport athlete as a senior in 1964. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.

    Anne Vexler

    Vexler earned four letters as a member of the UMass women's gymnastics team from 1971-74, earning All-America honors in 1973. She was a member of the 1973 team that captured the AIAW Intercollegiate Gymnastics National Championship, and tied for first in the all-around at the Eastern Regional in 1972. Vexler was a finalist on the balance beam at both Nationals and Easterns in 1972, with UMass finishing fourth as a team in the 1972 AIAW National Championship. Vexler finished fourth in the all-around at the 1973 AIAW National Championship (team best) and finished fourth on the floor exercise, seventh on the balance beam and ninth on the uneven bars. In 1974, Vexler led UMass to the Eastern Championship and a third place finish at the AIAW National Championship. At the 1974 Eastern Championship meet, Vexler finished second in the all-around, first on the balance beam, second on the floor exercise and fifth on the uneven bars. A co-captain as a senior, Vexler was also invited to participate at the 1973 World University Games held in Moscow. Inducted into the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000, she and her husband Norm reside in Amherst, Mass., and operate the Hampshire Gymnastics Academy.

    Ron Villone

    Villone played both baseball and football during his days at UMass from 1990-92, before going on to a major league career that has lasted for 12 years and is still going. As a junior, Villone was named a Third Team All-America, when he led the NCAA in strikeouts with 13.5 per game. His career mark at UMass on the mound was 11-6 with a 3.76 ERA. He had 139 strikeouts in 107.2 innings, while walking 83. He also had seven complete games, two of them shutouts, and four saves. Villone was named First Team All-Atlantic 10 in both 1991 and 1992 and First Team All-New England in 1992. As a football tight end, he lettered three times and was named First Team All-Yankee Conference in 1990 and Second Team in 1991. For his career, he caught 47 passes for 316 yards. He pitched for the U.S. Olympic in the 1992 Games in Barcelona, Spain, before going on to a professional career that has see him pitch for the Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Colorado Rockies, Houston Astros, Pittsburgh Pirates, Arizona Diamondbacks, and now the New York Yankees.

    Paul Wennik

    Wennik was a lefthanded pitcher on the baseball from 1958 to 1961, who had a career earned run average of 1.67. As a senior in 1961, he was named first team All-Yankee Conference and first team All-New England, after going 5-1 on the mound with a 1.24 ERA, which is the sixth lowest single season ERA with a minimum of 40 innings pitched in school history. This helped UMass finish second nationally in team ERA. Wennik had ERA's of 1.16 in 1958 and 2.65 in 1960. He also helped the team at the plate, hitting .333 in 1960 and .400 in 1961. He then signed with the Washington Senators organization, playing in the Appalachian League in Middlesboro, Kentucky. After finishing his baseball career, Wennik has spent more than 35 years in the record industry. Today he is semi-retired, but still serves as a consultant. He has been very active supporter of UMass as an alum, serving as the chairman of the Annual Fund in 1992-93, an Alumni Admissions person for 13 years, and being a member of a selection committee for Chancellor. Wennik graduated from UMass with a degree in government in 1962.

    Jerry Whelchel

    Whelchel was the quarterback and team captain of one of UMass' most successful teams, the 1964 squad that played in the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, Florida. The team went 8-2, including a perfect 5-0 in winning the Yankee Conference. Whelchel was named UMass' MVP in the Tangerine Bowl. He was All-Yankee Conference in both 1963 and 1964 and won the Bulger Lowe Award as New England's top player in 1964. In his UMass career, he accounted for 30 touchdowns, rushing for 13 and throwing for 17 more. In addition to playing quarterback, Whelchel was also the kicker making 30 of 45 extra points and made both his field goal attempts, scoring 228 points. The team's record with Whelchel at starting quarterback 22-5-1 overall and 14-1 in the Yankee Conference. Two of those years, UMass won the Yankee Conference. After his UMass career, Whelchel was selected in the ninth round of the American Football League draft by the San Diego Chargers in 1965.

    Harper Williams

    Williams was a two-time First Team All-Atlantic 10 basketball player from 1989-93. He was named the A-10's Tournament Most Valuable Player twice, winning it in 1992 and 1993. He was on the third team in 1991 and was on the All-Rookie team in 1990. He finished his four-year UMass career with 1,534 points and 854 rebounds, both seventh best on the all-time UMass list. His 222 career blocks is third all-time, behind both Marcus Camby and Stephane Lasme. As a junior, Williams was instrumental in leading Coach John Calipari's Minutemen to national prominence, helping lead the team to its first A-10 regular season and tournament titles in 1992. He averaged 13.9 points and 7.5 rebounds. That team went on to win the school's first NCAA Tournament game, advancing to the Sweet 16. As a senior captain, he led the team to the A-10 regular season and tournament titles, along with another NCAA Tournament appearance. He had his most productive year, averaging 15.3 points and 8.4 rebounds. In his four seasons in Amherst, Williams teams went 91-39 and 44-22 in the A-10. His teams had four straight winning seasons, that coming after the school had 11 consecutive losing seasons before his arrival. He received a B.A. in Education from the University of Massachusetts in 1995.

    Raymond Yando

    Yando was a two-time All-America in soccer, receiving the honors in 1964 and 1965. A defender, who never scored a goal, was part of a stingy defensive unit to tally seven shutouts. A two-time captain, Yando was named All-New England and All-Yankee Conference twice. As a junior, he was a second team All-America and he followed that up by earning a spot on the first team as a senior, helping lead UMass to the Yankee Conference championship. UMass allowed just 16 goals in 10 games in 1964 and 13 goals in 10 games in 1965. Those two goals allowed totals are ninth and fourth best in school history. Yando received a B.S. in education in 1966 from the University of Massachusetts.