FARMINGTON, Maine – University of Maine at Farmington Athletics announced the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2016 on Tuesday with seven former Beavers receiving the prestigious honor.
Baseball standouts Brett Chase '98 and Charles Reed '65; Darryl Hilliard '88 andWilliam (Bill) Webber '34 from men's basketball; golf's all-time wins leader Jon Moody '98; men's soccer All-American Frode Olsen '98; and women's basketball and softball star Becky Roak '01, will be inducted into UMF's Athletics Hall of Fame at a banquet on Saturday, September 24, 2016.
Brett Chase '98 is the all-time leader in UMF baseball with 26 doubles and was the team's batting champion in 1998. Chase set the single-season record for most total bases with 82 and ranks fourth all-time in 64 career runs batted in. He also sits 13th in the all-time record books with 65 runs scored and 16th with 93 career hits.
Darryl Hilliard '88 recorded 844 points over his four years at UMaine-Farmington, but made his biggest impact on the court as the Beavers' primary playmaker. Hilliard tallied 484 assists over his 93-game career, averaging 5.2 assists per game over four years. A tremendous shooter, Hilliard shot .458 from the field over his four seasons. Hilliard received All-Conference honors as a junior.
Jon Moody '98 competed in a golf national championship and holds numerous program records in his four years. Moody was named the Maine Athletic Conference (MAC) Rookie of the Year, a four-time All-Conference selection, and two-time Golfer of the Year. Moody holds the record for most career wins (16), most wins in a season (9), and competed in three NAIA Regional Championships with one appearance in the NAIA National Championship.
Frode Olsen '98 was a two-time NAIA All-American for UMF soccer. Olsen earned All-Conference, All-NAIA Northeast Regional, and All-New England, and All-American honors during his junior and senior seasons. In his final year with the Beavers, Olsen scored 16 goals and seven assists for 39 points to help him earn NAIA All-American honors. He ended his career with a total of 36 goals in a Beavers uniform.
Charles Reed '65 ranks as one of the best hitters in the history of UMF baseball. Reed was a .392 lifetime hitter in three seasons and set the season record in 1964 with a .416 batting average. As a senior, Reed hit .382 in his final spring as a Beaver. Reed recorded 40 hits, drove in 34 runs, crossed home plate 26 times, and stole five bases in 38 career games.
Becky Roak '01 scored 1,200 points during her four years with the UMaine-Farmington women's basketball team. Roak ranked third all-time with 315 career free throws and fifth on the scoring list at the time of graduation. As a senior, Roak became the first Beaver to play in the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) Division III Senior All-Star Game. On the softball diamond, Roak was a three-time First Team All-Conference selection, voted Rookie of the Year, and named team captain as a senior.
William (Bill) Webber '34 is being inducted posthumously, and is described as "one of the greatest centers to ever don a uniform" in the 1934 UMF yearbook. The men's basketball star averaged 17.0 points per game as a junior and the Beavers were 23-3 in his final year in Farmington. Webber played three seasons at UMF.
Reservations for the induction dinner are $25.00, and can be purchased at: http://goumfbeavers.com/information/hof/2016/2016-hof-reservations. For more information, contact Wendy Harvey in the UMaine-Farmington Athletics Department at 207-778-7147 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.