BANGOR, Maine - Husson University is pleased to announce the University's 32nd Sports Hall of Fame class. The Class of 2017 is comprised of five individuals and one team and covers more than three decades of Husson's athletic history.
"We are excited to announce this year's group of inductees into the Husson Sports Hall of Fame," Husson director of athletics Frank Pergolizzi commented. "It is an outstanding group of men and women as well as the 1970 men's basketball team that represent the great tradition of Husson athletics."
Eight sports are represented in the class, which includes Caitlyn Butterfield Dyer (women's soccer, women's basketball, women's lacrosse), Justin Lindie (football), Amanda Pomerleau Waters (women's basketball and softball), Corey Poulin (men's golf), Angela Stauble Clark (women's cross country), and the 1970 Men's Basketball Team.
"This class is a very strong class of athletes that have performed very well," Hall of Fame Committee chairman Bruce MacGregor said. "It is with great pleasure we welcome them in and look forward to the banquet."
Hall of Fame Weekend starts Friday, Dec. 1, at Spectacular Events Center and Catering in Bangor. The festivities begin with the dinner from 5-6:30 p.m. ET followed by the induction ceremony at 6:45 p.m.
On Saturday, the class will be recognized at halftime of the Husson men's basketball game against Maine Maritime. Tipoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.
The Husson Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1985 to honor outstanding athletes, athletic administrators and coaches for their athletic performances, leadership, and contributions to their teams while at Husson. The Hall of Fame currently includes 195 former athletes, coaches and administrators as well as four teams.
2017 HUSSON SPORTS HALL OF FAME CLASS
Caitlyn"Butters" Butterfield Dyer '13
Caitlyn "Butters" Butterfield Dyer divided her athletic talents among three sports while attending Husson. She was a two year letterwinner as an attacker on the women's lacrosse team from 2009-10 and a guard on the women's basketball team from 2009-12. But it was in soccer that Butterfield truly excelled.
Regarded as the best defender in women's soccer program history, Butterfield helped the Eagles record a 59-24-1 (.708) win-loss mark in a four-year stretch from 2007-2010. She contributed to three North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Championships and berths in the NCAA Division III National Championship in 2007, 2008, and 2009, and a NAC Runner-Up finish during her final season on the football pitch, which saw her earn the program's only NAC Defensive Player of the Year honor. She also helped the 2008 team win the program's first national tournament game, a 2-0 shutout road victory over Norwich University.
The four-time All-Conference selection will enter the Hall of Fame tied as the program's all-time career leader in games played (84), while complying the most goals (8), assists (5), points (21) and shots (60) by a defender in program history.
She was also named to the NAC All-Tournament Team in 2009.
Off the pitch, Butterfield was a two-time member of the NAC All-Academic team and was named a National Soccer Coaches of America Association (NSCAA) All-East Scholar Athlete in 2010.
In women's basketball, Butterfield tallied 352 points, 207 rebounds, 129 steals and 190 assists in 99 career games played, while averaging 3.6 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.3 steals per game. She shot 42.1 percent from the floor, 26.0 percent from behind the arc and 62.0 percent from the charity line.
At the time of her induction - Butterfield ranks 21st all-time in career assists and is tied for 25th in steals.
Butterfield helped the Eagles earn back-to-back NAC Regular Season titles for the first time in program history in 2010 and 2011 and the program's first back-to-back conference championships and berths into the National Championship tournament in 2010 and 2011 for the first time since the 1995 and 1996 squads.
Off the court, she was named to the NAC All-Academic team twice in 2010 and 2012.
In women's lacrosse - at the time of her induction - Butterfield is ranked second all-time in ground balls per game (5.89), third in draw controls per game (3.07), tied for third in game-winning goals (3), fourth in draw controls (83), tied for fourth in ground balls (159), fifth in shots on goal per game (3.37), sixth in shots per game (4.30), tied for sixth in women-up goals (4), eighth in points per game (2.00), ninth in free-position shot percentage (.444), tied for ninth in free-position goals (8), 11th in goals (43), shots on goal (91), free position shots (18) and shot on goal percentage (.784) , tied for 11th in assists (11) and shots attempted (116), 12th in points (54) and assists per game (0.41), 14th in caused turnovers per game (0.96) and shot percentage (.371), and 17th in caused turnovers (26).
The two-year All-Conference performer and the 2009 NAC Rookie of the Year helped the Eagles win a single-season school-record 11 games and the NAC East Division Championship in 2010.
In her final season on the lacrosse field, she set the program's single-season record for ground balls - at the time - with 96 in route to helping Husson lead the nation in ground balls per game with an average of 40.07.
She was also named to the NAC All-Tournament Team in 2009 and 2010.
Off the field, Butterfield was selected to the NAC All-Academic squad in 2010.
Butterfield graduated Cum Laude in 2013 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
A native of Gorham, Maine, Butterfield attended Gorham High School. She and her husband, Jonathan, reside in Gorham, Maine. Butterfield is currently Pediatric Physical Therapist for StoreySmith Pediatric Clinic in Cumberland, Maine.
Justin Lindie '11
Justin Lindie was one of the greatest tailbacks and kick returners in the history of Husson football, earning four letters from 2007-10.
Lindie will enter the Hall of Fame ranked second in career kick return yards (698), third in career rushing yards (2,351), rushing attempts (441), rushing touchdowns (29), all purpose yards (3,301), total points scored (182), total touchdowns scored (30), and career punt yards (3,804), fifth in career rushing yards per game (69.1), all purpose yards per game (97.1), and punt return yards (156), sixth in touchdowns responsible for (31), seventh in total offensive yards (2,512), and tenth in passing yards (161).
As a senior, Lindie had one of his strongest season in a Husson uniform in 2010, setting or tying career marks in rushing yards (961), passing yards (144), rushing touchdowns (10), total offense (1,105), punting yards (1,592), and single-game records for most rushing touchdowns scored (5 against Castleton) and all-purpose yards (246 against Castleton), while being named to the ECFC second team offense as a tailback and honorable mention special teams as a punter.
He posted one of his more successful seasons in 2008 as a sophomore, finishing the year tied for sixth in single season all purpose yards (1,364), all purpose yards per game (136.4), total points scored (66), and touchdowns scored (11), seventh in rushing touchdowns (10), punt return yards (86), and kick return yards (408) at the time en route to helping the Eagles to a program record 7-3 overall record and an ECAC Bowl Game appearance.
Lindie was a selected as a team captain during his senior season in 2010.
Lindie earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Husson in 2011.
A native of Waterville, Maine, Lindie attended Winslow High School. He and his wife, Tayler, and daughter, Harper, reside in Winslow, Maine. Lindie currently works in banking at Kennebec Savings Bank.
Amanda Pomerleau Waters '97
In four years as a women's basketball and softball player, Pomerleau Waters enjoyed one of the most successful multiple-sport careers in Husson University Athletics history, helping the Braves capture two conference titles, and three national tournament berths with a collective 153-99 (.607) overall record from 1994-97.
An elite pitcher/hitter during one of the most successful eras in Husson softball history, Pomerleau appeared in 88 games with 77 starts, throwing 487.0 innings with a win-loss record of 53-26, 68 complete games, 21 shutouts and 500 strikeouts. She posted a career earned run average of 2.33 and a 1.17 WHIP, while striking out 7.19 batters per seven innings pitched and held her opponents to a .198 average with two saves. As a hitter she batted .345 with four homers, 86 RBIs, 106 hits, 107 runs scored, 17 doubles, seven triples and 27 walks in 120 games played.
She capped her career off as the owner of 30 different school records and will entered the Hall of Fame as the Eagles all-time career leader in appearances, strikeouts, wins, shutouts, opponent batting average against, hits allowed per seven innings pitched (5.43) and ranked second in games started, innings pitched, complete games, strikeouts per seven innings pitched, tied for second in saves, third in WHIP, sixth in ERA, tied for tenth in triples, 11th in runs scored, 14th in RBI, tied for 18th in stolen base percentage (.905), tied for 19th in hits, homeruns, and extra-base hits (28), 21st in total bases (149), 23rd in games played, and 24th in doubles, batting average and slugging percentage (.485).
In 1994, as a freshman, Pomerleau helped the Braves set 22 school records en-route to earning the program's first Conference Rookie of the Year and Maine Athletic Intercollegiate Association for Women (MAIAW) Rookie of the Year honors, and being selected to the MAIAW All-State team.
As a sophomore, set the single-season records for strikeouts (172), wins (19), complete games (24), and shutouts (9) and at the time the single-season marks for appearances (27), games started (24), and innings pitched (170.0), with an .336 batting average, with 44 hits, 37 runs, seven doubles, four homeruns, 36 RBI, a .473 slugging Pct., a .374 on-base pct. and a .838 on-base plus slugging pct. Inside the circle, Pomerleau posted a 19-7 win-loss record, a 1.89 era in 170.0 innings pitched with a 172 punch-outs. As a result, Pomerleau was selected as the 1995 Maine Athletic Conference (MAC) Player of the Year - becoming the first student-athlete in program history to earn this honor.
In 1996, as a junior, set the program's single-season mark for the highest strikeouts per seven inning mark with a 7.97, which stood for 22 years.
Pomerleau broke her single-game mark for most batters struck-out of 12 set two years earlier with three different 13 strikeout performances during senior campaign. Her 13 k record stood for 21 years.
After Pomerleau no-hit the University of Maine at Presque Isle at home on April 27, 1994, she became the first pitcher to throw a perfect game in program history three days later against that same Owls squad.
The four-time All-Conference selection helped guide the Braves to a single-season record 29 wins - at the time - and the program's first ever berth into the NAIA National Championship Tournament with at-large bid in 1995.
In women's basketball, Pomerleau was mostly known for being the "shooter" that the opposing teams had to game plan for during her time as a member of program.
She tallied 748 points, 254 rebounds, 156 assists, 122 steals and nine blocks in 107 career games played, while shooting 36.5 percent (271-for-743) from the floor, 34.2 percent (100-for-292) behind the arc and 76.8 (106-for-138) percent from the free throw line and will enter the Hall of Fame ranked tied for ninth all-time in games played, tenth in free throw percentage, 11th in 3-point field goals attempted (292) and 3-point field goal percentage and 13th in 3-point field goals made.
Pomerleau helped guide the Braves to a 73-37 overall record with two MAC Regular Season titles, MAC Championships and berths to the NAIA National Championship Tournament in 1995 and 1996.
Pomerleau earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Teacher Education from Husson in 1997.
A native of Skowhegan, Maine, Pomerleau attended Skowhegan Area High School. She and her husband, Dan reside in Carlsbad, Calif. Pomerleau currently is the Director of Athletics at Carlsbad High School.
Corey Poulin '03
Poulin's impressive scores on the links lifted the Braves to two consecutive New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) Division III and Maine Intercollegiate Golf Association (MEIGA) titles in 2002 and 2003, a Sunrise Athletic Conference Championship, a NAIA Region X Championship and a berth into the NAIA National Championship in 2003 in his two years as a member of the Husson men's golf team from 2003-04.
As one of Husson's top golfers, he averaged 75.58 and 71.79 - the top rank scoring average in the Northeast region and the second highest in the country - in his junior and senior years, respectively to finish with a career average of 73.94. He shot in the 60s three times, once in 2002 at the MEIGA Championship with a 69 and twice in 2003 at the Husson Invitational (69) and at the University of Southern Maine's Fall Classic with a career-low 67.
The 2002 Sunrise All-Conference selection won ten events and finished in the top ten in 21 of his 23 career events he played in and 18 of those 21 events in the top five with a career win-loss record of 982-139 (.876).
As a senior captain, Poulin helped guide the Braves to a record of 103-1 - the best overall season mark in program history - losing only to the University of Southern Maine in a rain-shorten John Queenan Memorial Tournament on September 23, 2003, which included a program record 11 tournament victories and one tournament scoring record of 297 at the Western New England College Invitational.
Poulin set the program record for most medalist honors in a single-season with six surpassing the previous mark of five held jointly by Husson Sports Hall of Famers Corey Pion and Joe Alvarez, while complying an impressive overall win-loss record of 524-8 (.985) in his final collegiate season. He earned the program's sixth All-New England honor after finishing third overall and second among DIII competitors with a six-over par, 150 (75-75) at 69th Annual NEIGA Championship, which saw Husson finished in sixth overall among all teams, regardless of their NCAA division.
In his junior season, Poulin was one of the main contributors who help the 2002-03 men's golf squad receive a program high 18th ranking by the NAIA which was the highest ranking ever for any team from the Northeast Region. That team went on to win the program's eighth MEIGA Championship with a tourney record score of 287, the 23rd conference title in program history and the school's second straight NEIGA Championship since joining the association in the fall of 2001.
Off the course, Poulin was named a Sunrise Scholar Athlete in 2002.
Poulin earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Husson in 2003.
A native of Jackman, Maine, Poulin attended Forest Hills High School.
Angela Stauble Clark '12
Angela Stauble Clark is responsible for helping to start the Husson women's cross country program, earning three letters from 2010-12.
Stauble will enter the Hall of Fame as the first woman to win a race in program history. As an eligibility-wise freshman, she won the Colby Invitational 5k with a time of 19:23 and the North Atlantic Conference Championship with a time of 19:03. The times currently sit at sixth and eighth all-time on the women's cross country all-time list.
She is also one of the most decorated runners to compete at Husson, being named All-Conference (2010 and 2011), Conference Rookie of the Year (2010), Conference Runner of the Year (2010), NAC All-Academic Team (2011), Women Cross Country Eagle Award Winner (2010), Clara Swan Female Athlete of the Year (2010-11), and Husson All-Academic Team (2012).
Stauble Clark graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2011.
She earned a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Husson in 2012.
A native of Nashua, New Hampshire, Stauble Clark attended Souhegan High School. She, her husband, Joshua, and daughter (Melanie) reside in Strafford, New Hampshire. Stuable Clark currently is an Occupational Therapist at Caretenders Homecare and St. Joseph Hospital.
The 1970 Men's Basketball Team
Led by Hall of Fame head coach Bruce MacGregor and Hall of Fame assistant coach Keith Mahoney, the 1970 Men's Basketball Team posted the program's first 20 win season in 31 years with a program-record at the time 22-3 mark and became the first team in program history to qualify for the NAIA District 32 Playoffs.
The team started the season with a 115-47 victory over Thomas College in the very first game played in the newly open William P. Newman Gymnasium, but suffered a heartbreaking loss to Nasson College, 89-87 in the opening round of the fifth annual Paul Bunyan Tournament. That disappointing loss proved to be the turning point, as the Braves reeled off 17-straight wins - the second longest winning streak in program history at the time - before New Hampshire College (SNHU) ended the streak with a 105-103 victory on their home court. The Braves went 4-1 rest of the season, with the only loss coming vs. Western New England College in the semifinal round of the NAIA District 32 playoffs. The last victory of season was a 136-103 home victory over Scared Heart, allowing the 1970 team to break the single-season win mark of 21 that was set by the 1940 team.
During the 17-game winning streak the Braves pick-up home wins over New Haven College, University of Maine at Portland, Jersey City State College (NJCU), Farmington State College, Nasson, Berkshire-Christian College, Eastern Nazarene College and Ricker College and road wins over Curry College, Western Connecticut State College, a third overtime thriller over New Haven College, Western New England College, Eastern Nazarene College, Saint Francis College (UNE), Ricker College, Salem State College and the University of Maine at Portland.
The team featured five Husson Sports Hall of Fame members in: Dick Giroux, who averaged a double-double with 19.8 points and 10.8 rebounds per game; Al Caston who averaged a double-double with 17.1 points and 14.0 rebounds per contest; Donnie Meyers, who nearly average a double-double with 14.9 points and 9.6 rebounds per game; John Sinclair who pitched in with 11.6 points and 6.0 rebounds and Delmar Clark who had 4.0 points per game and now will be joined by Kevin Baker, Bob Leavitt, Jake Edwards, Charles Greer, Rodney Morrison, Brian Higgins, Reggie Clark, Mike Pelkey and Steve Shecker.
The 1970 squad boasted four 1,000-career point scorers in Dick Giroux (1,510), Al Caston (1,564), Donnie Meyers (1,125), and Delmar Clark (1,166) and six players who were recruited by the Hall of Fame head coach Del Merrill in Dick Giroux, Al Caston, Donnie Meyers, Delmar Clark, Kevin Baker, and Bob Leavitt.
Two Players collected post season accolades - Al Caston earned NAIA All-American Honorable Mention, NAIA All-New England, UPI All-New England, Maine Men's Basketball Coaches and Writers Association (MMBCWA) All-State, and Maine Small College All-Star team honors, while being selected to play on the College Division All-Star team for the Annual Hall of Fame Game. Dick Giroux earned MMBCWA All-State and UPI All-New England honors. Head Coach Bruce MacGregor was chosen as the NAIA District 32 Coach of the Year, the UPI New England Small College Coach of the Year and the MMBCWA State Coach of the Year.