The UMaine Sports Hall of Fame will induct 7 individuals and a team this fall, adding athletes from men’s soccer, cross country, football, women’s soccer, field hockey, track & field, and baseball.
This year’s Hall of Famers were selected by the M Club and approved by UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and Athletic Director Ken Ralph. The dinner and ceremony will be held on Friday, September 13th at 5:30 p.m. at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer, Maine. More information and registration details can be found here.
Honorees include Corey Conner ’13, 10-time America East champion and two-time track All-American; Gerald Ellis ’64, nine-time letterwinner and two-time Maine State Champion in the mile; Heather Hathorn Driscoll ’06, women’s soccer record holder for career goals and points; Joe Johnson ’83, second round draft pick of the Atlanta Braves and NCAA Regional All-Star Co-MVP; Kelly Newton ’12, three-time field hockey all-conference first team selection and 2010 America East Offensive Player of the Year; Ben Spike ’89, men’s soccer captain and All-New England selection; the late Justin Strzelczyk ’91, nine-year NFL veteran; and the 1965 football team, Yankee Conference Champions and the only team in UMaine history to appear in a Bowl game, having participated in the Tangerine Bowl.