| Media Contact Laurie Maker
Executive Director of College Communications
(508) 588-9100 x1848
|May 23, 2011
|Massasoit Community College Athletic Hall of Fame Announces 2011 Inductees. Ceremony to be held on Friday, June 10, 2011 at 6 p.m. at the Massasoit Conference Center. http://www.massasoit.mass.edu/athletics/hof.cfm
Gary Bowen – Men’s basketball 1968-1970. Gary is in the record books as the second leading scorer of all time at Massasoit, accumulating 1,050 points in 2 seasons. Gary left Massasoit and earned a full time scholarship at Fairfield University. After graduating Gary earned a tryout with the Milwaukee Bucks. He played professionally in Geneva, Switzerland and after returning to the States, played for Leo Papile in the Eastern Basketball Association.
John Macaroco – John Played for the Warriors soccer team in 1984 and 1985. During the two years that John played, the Warriors went on to win the NJCAA Region XXI New England with both teams finishing 3rd at the National Tournament. John was selected as a First Team NJCAA All Region (2 years), First Team All American, Member of the Regional and National All Tournament teams, NCCAA All Region, and MVP of the Region XXI All Tournament Team. John also holds the school and NJCAA record for most goals in one season – 58. John was also inducted into the NJCAA National Hall of Fame.
Noreen Herlihy - Noreen played for the Warriors in 1988 and 1989 as well as for the women’s basketball team from 1988-1990. In 1988 the soccer team place 2nd in the NJCAA Regional Tournament with a record of 9-5-2 and in 1989, Noreen helped lead the Warriors to their first NJCAA New England Championship. During her first year on the basketball team, Noreen helped lead the Warriors to an MCCAC State Championship. In 1988, Noreen was honored by being selected to the NJCAA First Team All Regional, selected as the Region XXI Outstanding Offensive player, NJCAA Second Team All American and NSCAA Second Team All American. Because of Noreen outstanding performance in the classroom, she was also selected to the NJCAA Academic All American team.
Missy Carpenter - Missy represented the Warriors in 1995 and 1996. In 1995, the team went 18-3 and finished 2nd in the NJCAA New England Tournament as well as being co-champions of CSAC. During this year, Missy was named to the NJCAA All tournament team and was honored as a recipient of the NJCAA All New England First Team. In 1996 once again Missy led the Warriors back to the NJCAA All New England Tournament, but this time, Massasoit walked away with the Championship. Again Missy was named to the NJCAA All tournament Team and the NJCAA All New England First Team. She led all batters with a .471 batting average and received the team MVP award. Aside from softball Missy Carpenter excelled in the classroom and made Dean’s list each semester.
Jeff Davis - Jeff played for the Warriors in 1992 and 1993. The 1992 team had a record of 38-5 and the 1993 had a record of 34-8. Jeff was a member of the NJCAA All Region Team (1st team) both years and lead the team to a New England and National Championship in 1993. He was a member of the NJCAA Regional All Star team in 1992 and 1992, was selected as a First Team All American, NJCAA National All Tournament Team, NJCAA Regional All Star Team, CSAC All Star. Jeff pitched 20 innings in the National Tournament and was the first player to ever win 3 games in a National tournament. Jeff went on and signed with the Texas Rangers.
1993 Men’s Baseball Team - This team recorded a 34-8 record with a winning percentage of .809. As a NJCAA Division II team, they won the NJCAA New England Championship by defeating Dean College. In their first appearance in the NJCAA World Series, the team played 3 games and defeated Brookdale Community College in the final game taking their first and only National Championship for men’s baseball at Massasoit. Three members of that team were honored on the NJCAA National Tournament Team – Jeff Davis and Joe Claudio. Coach Tom Frizzell was named NJCAA Coach of the Year for Division II, NJCAA All Star Coach, Coach of the District Division II and National Coach of the Year. Members of the team included Coach Tom Frizzell, Asst. Coach Bob Flynn, Asst. Coach Paul Newcomb, Derek Quigley, Jamie McKenna, Adam Fralick, Tom Balzano, Joe Claudio, Jason Connors, Sean Faherty, Mark O’Toole, Joe Marmal, Jr., Gary Rawdon, Michael Terceira, Jeff Davis, Mike Baylis, Mark Coveno, Jim Mann, David Depoutot, Kevin Shaw, Salah Zabian, and Kevin Murphy.
Rico Cabral - Men’s Basketball coach – Rico began his career at Massasoit in 1969 when he came to Massasoit and became part of the men’s basketball team. In his first year the team went 23-8 while Rico averaged 13+ per game. He returned for the 1970-1971 season and helped to lead the Warriors to an 18-4 record while accumulating 22.6 points per game. In 1987, Rico returned to Massasoit in the capacity of Men’s Basketball Coach. Rico built the fledging program and developed into one of the top Region XXI program in New England. In his second, third, and fourth season, Rico was named NJCAA New England Coach of the Year. His overall record for five years was 105-46, making Rico the winningest basketball coach in the school’s history. Currently Rico is the Associate Athletic Director and Men’s Basketball Coach at Mount Ida College in Newton. Coach Cabral is a member of the Sharon High School Hall of Fame and the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.
Murrel “Skip” Culpepper (in memoriam) - Skip was the inaugural coach of the Women’s Soccer Team at Massasoit where he began his Massasoit career with a 12-4 record and finished as the 2nd place team in the NJCAA New England Tournament. In his first year as coach, Skip was awarded the NJCAA Coach of the Year. Skip continued to coach for an additional 6 years and was honored as NJCAA New England Coach of the Year in 1990 and 1991. As the coach of the soccer team, he led the Warriors to a 83-42-8 record. After leaving Massasoit, Skip took a position as Women’s Soccer Coach at Mount Ida College.
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