Nine Athletes, Basketball Club Team to be Inducted into Hall of Fame Thursday
October 09, 2012
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Nine former college athletes will be inducted Thursday into the University of Massachusetts Boston Athletics Hall of Fame, along with the players and coaches who founded the Beacons basketball program.
This year’s inductees are:
· Andrea Ciarletta ’07 (ice hockey, softball)
· Honorable James P. Collins, III ’73 (lacrosse, football)
· Joe Curran ’87 (ice hockey)
· Mark Duggan ’77 (cross country, indoor track, outdoor track and field)
· Jack Lambert, Jr. ’00 (baseball, basketball, football)
· Craig Lindgren ’70 (basketball, golf)
· Louis Mancini ’73 (wrestling)
· Mark Matanes ’71 (baseball)
· Joseph McLean, Jr. ’69 (ice hockey)
· 1974-80 Men’s Basketball Club teams
This will be the tenth Hall of Fame class inducted by UMass Boston’s Division of Athletics, Recreation, Special Programs, and Projects. It includes alumni of UMass Boston and Boston State College. .
Craig Lindgren, who played both basketball and golf for Boston State College, describes his induction as “overwhelming.”
“You start remembering all the team members, all the coaches that helped you along the way, and the ones that are gone, that are no longer with us, and you hope they know how much they meant to you,” Lindgren said.
Lindgren graduated from Boston State with a 3.7 GPA. After playing professional golf for 10 years, he worked in real estate on Boston’s North Shore. Lindgren is now retired and living in Georgetown, Ala., where he writes songs in his free time.
Andrea Ciarletta, another two-sport athlete, is still the all-time leader in points for the women’s ice hockey team. She racked up 167 points and scored 98 goals during her time at UMass Boston. She also holds a record in softball, with 192 total bases during her career.
“I am very excited. When I found out, I was in shock. I’m looking forward to Thursday. I can’t wait to see everyone,” Ciarletta said.
Ciarletta is now a physical education teacher at Lynn Elementary School, but she still feels UMass Boston’s influence.
“I try to lead my class almost like a practice at [UMass Boston]. I start with a warm-up and end up with a cool-down,” Ciarletta said.
The Hall of Fame induction event starts at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, in the Campus Center Ballroom. Dinner follows at 6:30.
Tickets are $85 and are available online. Guests can also purchase raffle tickets for a golf trip for four to Ireland. Proceeds from ticket sales and the raffle will be used to install a new interactive Hall of Fame display wall in the Clark Athletic Center, featuring photos from UMass Boston and Boston State College.
For tickets and additional information, visit http://www.umb.edu/athletics/special_programs/hall_of_fame/banquet.
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