2017 HU Sports Hall of Fame Class Inducted

2017 HU Sports Hall of Fame Class Inducted

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BANGOR, MAINE - The 32nd Husson University Sports Hall of Fame Class was inducted with a ceremony at Spectacular Events Center and Catering on the evening of Friday, December 1st. Caitlyn Butterfield-Dyer'13 (women's soccer, women's basketball, women's lacrosse), Justin Lindie '11 (football), Amanda Pomerleau Waters '97 (women's basketball and softball), Corey Poulin '03 (men's golf), Angela Stauble Clark '12 (women's cross country), and the 1970 Men's Basketball Team were enshrined with nearly 120 family members, friends, alumni, Husson University Athletic Department Staff and student-athletes in attendance.

The addition of this year's class increases the Sports Hall of Fame membership to a total of 210 accomplished individuals and teams.

Dinner and dessert kicked off the evening. The ceremony followed with Director of Athletics Frank Pergolizzi welcoming the crowd, followed by Husson University's President Dr. Robert Clark with a brief address. Pergolizzi then presented the Major Conference Award Winners from the 2016-17 school year and then the 2016-17 Clara Swan Female Athlete of the Year, Chandler Guerrette and the 2016-17 Del Merrill Male Athlete of the Year John Smith. Presentation of the Award Winners and the Athlete of the Year winners was followed by the presentation of the 32nd Hall of Fame Class by Bruce MacGregor, the chair of the hall of fame commitee.

Caitlyn Butterfield-Dyer '13 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

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.

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.

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), fourth in draw controls with 83, tied for fourth in ground balls with 15), 11th in goals with 43, tied for 11th in assists with 11, 12th in points with 54 and 17th in caused turnovers with 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 program's first-ever Conference Championship in its second season as a Varsity sport in 2010.

Butterfield graduated Cum Laude in 2013 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

A native of Gorham, Maine, Butterfield attended Gorham High School.

Justin Lindie '11 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 with 698, third in rushing yards with 2,351, third in rushing attempts with 441, third in rushing touchdowns with 29, third in all-purpose yards with 3,301, seventh in total offensive with 2,512, and tenth in passing yards with 161.

He posted one of his more successful seasons in 2008 as a sophomore, helping the Eagles to a program record 7-3 overall record - at the time - and the program's first-ever postseason appearance, an ECAC Bowl Game vs. St. John Fisher.

Lindie was a selected as a team captain during his senior season in 2010.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Husson in 2011.

A native of Winslow, Maine, Lindie attended Winslow High School.

In four years as a women's basketball and softball player, Amanda Pomerleau Waters '97 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).

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.

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.

Corey Poulin's '03 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).

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.

Poulin earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Husson in 2003.

A native of Jackman, Maine, Poulin attended Forest Hills High School.

One of the greatest runners in school history, Angela Stauble Clark '12 was a two-year standout for the Eagles in cross country and is solely responsible for helping to start the program.

Stauble helped lead the Eagles to an 89-78 overall record and four team victories in the program's first two seasons as a varsity sport, and their first North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Championship in 2011.

The two-time All-Conference selection posted ten top-10 finishes, including eight top-two efforts and six individual victories, over her two seasons and is the only runner in HU women's cross country history to win a race in her first-ever intercollegiate completion. The victory came in the program's first ever race on September 4th, 2010 at the UMaine-Farmington Invitational. 

She will enter the Hall of Fame tied for the most victories and ranks third all-time top-10 finishes, while holding two of the top ten 5K times in program history.

Stauble graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2012 and earned her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Husson in 2015.

A native of Amherst, N.H., Stauble attended Souhegan High School.

Led by Hall of Fame head coach Bruce MacGregor and Hall of Fame assistant coach Keith Mahaney, 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. After a disappointing loss, the Braves reeled off 17-straight wins - the second longest winning streak in program history at the time. 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.

The team featured five Husson Sports Hall of Fame members in: Dick Giroux,  Al Caston, Donnie Meyers, John Sinclair and Delmar Clark and now will be joined by Kevin Baker, Bob Leavitt, Jake Edwards, Charles Greer, Rodney Morrison, Brian Higgins, Reggie Clark, Mike Pelkey, Steve Shecker,  student manager Charles "Ned" Foster and assistant coach Percy Christian.

The 1970 squad boasted six 1,000-career point scorers, with four them doing so in a Husson uniform: Dick Giroux (1,510), Al Caston (1,564), Donnie Meyers (1,125), and Delmar Clark (1,166) and five players who were recruited by the Hall of Fame head coach Del Merrill in Dick Giroux, Al Caston, Donnie Meyers, Delmar Clark, and Bob Leavitt.

Keith Bosley presented Butterfield-Dyer, Gabby Price presented Lindie, Kissy Walker presented Pomerleau Waters, Jim Karcanes presented Stauble Clark and Bruce MacGregor presented Poulin and the 1970 Men's Basketball Team.

Hall of Fame weekend will continued today when the Husson University women's and men's basketball teams host Maine Maritime Academy in their Annual Hall of Fame Games. The women tipoff at 1:00 p.m. and the men at 3:00 p.m., both games can viewed at hussoneagles.com/live or on Bangor's local CW.