MANCHESTER, N.H. - The Saint Anselm College Athletic Department is proud to announce that after a 10 year hiatus, it plans to re-establish the Athletic Hall of Fame during the 2016-17 academic year. The Hall of Fame class of 2007, which was never officially inducted, will be invited back to the Hilltop for an event on campus on February 11, 2017.
The 2007 class of inductees includes Ed Gorman (Men's Basketball), Frank McBride (Men's Soccer), Annamaria Addonizio (softball) and Nick Gabardina (Special Recognition).
Those individuals were recently informed of the department's plans. "It was an honor to reach out to these Anselmians and to share this exciting news. They were elated of our plans to officially recognize their outstanding achievements," said Daron Montgomery, Director of Athletics.
Hawks Athletics will also formally recognize former men's basketball player Chris Madigan at the event, who was recently selected for the Northeast-10 Hall of Fame. During his four years on the Hilltop, Madigan helped lead the Hawks to a 78-42 mark overall and a 47-21 record in NE-8/10 games. Saint Anselm appeared in four-straight NE-8/10 Tournaments and a pair of NE-10 Championships and also made it to the NCAA Regionals during the 1986-87 and 1989-90 seasons.
Additionally, the athletic department is forming an Athletics Hall of Fame Committee. This group will seek nominations (deadline – December 1, 2016) for review, with the intent to select a Hall of Fame Class of 2017 which would also be presented for induction at the event.
The committee, athletic administration members and coaches will work jointly with the Alumni Office on the finalizing details for this recognition event, tentatively scheduled for February 11, 2017. It will be held in conjunction with basketball and ice hockey doubleheaders slated for that same day.
For more information, please contact Associate Athletic Director Mitch Capelle.
To submit online nominations to the Hall of Fame Committee, visit: http://www.saintanselmhawks.com/information/Hall_of_Fame/HallOfFameNominations
The 2007 honorees include:
Ed Gorman – Men's Basketball – 1975-79
Gorman was a four-year starter at forward for the men's basketball team and captained the Hawks in his junior and senior seasons. He currently ranks No. 24 on Saint Anselm's all-time scoring list with 1,270 career points and his 15.1 points per game average sits 23rd in program history. Gorman also ranks second all-time in steals (229) and fourth in field-goal percentage (.499), while his 73 steals in 1976-77 stood as a single-season record for a decade. The Brockton, Mass. product paced the team in assists and steals as a sophomore and junior and scored 20 or more points 11 times in his career. Gorman led the Hawks to back-to-back winning seasons as a junior and senior and 46 wins in his career. He was an ECAC Weekly Honor Roll choice three times and played in the New England Basketball Coaches' Association All-Star game.
Frank McBride – Men's Soccer – 1986-90
McBride was a four-year stalwart and three-year starter on the men's soccer team, missing just two games after his freshman season and playing in 59 games in his career. He achieved an NE-10 soccer rarity by earning All-NE-10 First Team honors at two different positions (midfield and back) as a junior and senior. In addition to his defensive prowess, McBride chipped in with six goals and six assists for 18 career points. The Deering, NH product served as a team captain during his final two seasons and helped lead his teams to a 35-31-7 record over his four seasons. As a freshman, he was part of the NE-10 title team and he was also a member of the 1989 NE-10 runner-up squad. Following his career, he also served as an assistant coach for Ed Cannon.
Annamaria Addonizio – Softball – 1993-97
Addonizio was a three-time All-NE-10 selection at third base and shortstop over her four-year softball career. She concluded her career ranking first in program history in stolen bases (39), second in home runs (7) and runs scored (110), and third all-time in hits (163) and RBI (89). She also wrapped up her career as the first-ever player to average more than 40 hits and 20 RBI over her final three seasons. For her career, Addonizio batted .337 with a .404 on-base percentage, while helping lead her teams to a combined 102-58 record. In her senior season as a co-captain, the Hawks went 33-9 and won the program's first-ever ECAC Division III Championship. Addonizio was a two-time All-NE-10 Second Team selection and was named an All-NE-10 Honorable Mention and New England Intercollegiate Softball Association Honorable Mention as a senior.
Nick Gabardina – Special Recognition
A great ambassador for Saint Anselm Athletics, Gabardina has been involved with Saint Anselm in a number of capacities. In addition to serving as a scorekeeper at basketball games, Gabardina was the Hawks' baseball coach from 1979-86 and again in 1989 and his 54 wins are tied for third-most in program history. Most recently, he served as a long-time assistant coach for the softball team.