MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College Department of Athletics is proud to announce its six-member Hall of Fame Class of 2019. The six inductees and one Special Recognition selection will be honored at an induction ceremony and banquet scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Additional information regarding the event will be released in the coming weeks.
Established in 1980, the Saint Anselm College Athletics Hall of Fame recognizes student-athletes, coaches and athletics administrators that have brought recognition to themselves and the College through their efforts on and off the playing surface. The Hall of Fame was revived in 2017 when the Class of 2007 was finally inducted along with two additional candidates.
"This year's class of inductees into the Saint Anselm Athletics Hall of Fame is incredibly deserving of enshrinement," remarked Director of Athletics Daron Montgomery. "With their accomplishments before, during and after their athletics careers on the Hilltop, these inductees set an example for what can be accomplished with a Saint Anselm education. We congratulate them all on their selections to the Athletics Hall of Fame."
Matt Cahill '06, the all-time leading scorer for the men's basketball team at Saint Anselm, racked up 2,081 points during a four-year career. Across 119 games, Cahill averaged 17.5 points per game and helped the Hawks to two Northeast-10 Conference titles (2005, 2006) and as many NCAA Division II Tournament appearances.
The only student-athlete in men's basketball history to earn First Team All-Conference honors three times from the NE10, Cahill ranks eighth all-time in league history in career point scoring. The all-time leader in three-point field goals made (321) was also a proficient free throw shooter, making just over 82% of his shots from the charity stripe (416-504).
His 28-point performance in the NE10 Championship game on Mar. 5, 2005 against Bentley was instrumental in helping Saint Anselm defeat the fifth-ranked Falcons. He would go on to win Male Student-Athlete of the Year honors as a sophomore after becoming the first student-athlete in team history to reach 1,000 career points in only his second year of competition.
Lauren Glancy '07 had a standout career for the Hawks women's lacrosse team, earning NE10 All-Conference recognition three out of her four seasons on the Hilltop. A four-year starter, Glancy posted 178 goals and 65 assists for 243 points (178-65=243) and was the first-ever Hawks student-athlete to crack 200 career points of offense.
The program's first-ever NE10 Freshman of the Year, Glancy posted 56 goals and 20 assists in 14 games as a first-year student-athlete, earning First Team All-NE10 and Second Team All-North Region honors from the IWLCA that same season. To this day, Glancy remains the team's all-time leader in assists (65)
Glancy scored a career-high seven goals on four separate occasions and would later serve as a team captain during her senior season. After bursting onto the scene in 2004, the Hawks would improve their win total in her final two seasons with the program, equaling a program record with eight victories in 2007.
Ken Kessaris '02 of the Saint Anselm baseball team holds many program records that still exist to this very day. During the 2001 season, Kessaris was an ABCA Third Team All-America selection after leading the nation in slugging percentage and home runs per game. During the Triple Crown season, Kessaris led the conference with 21 home runs, 69 runs batted in and a .472 batting average.
At the time of his induction, Kessaris stands the program's all-time leader in runs scored (138), hits (203), home runs (37), extra base hits (76), on-base percentage (.473), single-season batting average (.472, 2001), walks (83) and runs batted in (142). His .384 career batting average (203-527) is the second-best in program history and he remains the only student-athlete in team history with 200 career hits.
He also drew ABCA All-New England First Team and ECAC Division II All-Star recognition during his career on the Hilltop. His outstanding junior year performance earned him a spot at the NEIBCA All-Star Game at Fenway Park in 2001.
Margaret Morin '91 set the foundation for the Saint Anselm women's soccer program in the late 1980's, scoring 27 career goals and eight assists for 62 points (27-8=62) across a four-year career on the Hilltop. The program's first-ever NCAA Division II All-America selection, Morin was a two-time NE10 First Team pick that earned NSCAA All-Region honors on two occasions.
Sharing NE10 Freshman of the Year honors in 1987, Morin led the Hawks in point scoring through her first three seasons with the team. She broke the school's career scoring record in only her second collegiate season, going on to win All-America honors while propelling the squad to their first winning season in team history (10-5-2).
Scoring a personal-best five goals at Assumption on Sept. 16, 1989, Morin would help Saint Anselm to 30 wins during her four-year career. She currently ranks fourth all-time in both goals (27) and points (62) while her 0.95 points per game stands as the fifth-best figure since the program's inception in 1984.
Kristin Penney '00, the program's only two-time NE10 Defensive Player of the Year award recipient, finished her career on the Hawks women's basketball team as the team's all-time leader with 275 steals while ranking third in program history with 536 assists. She earned Second Team All-Conference honors from the NE10 on two separate occasions and was named Saint Anselm's Female Student-Athlete of the Year in 2000.
Winners of at least 15 games in each of her four seasons on the Hilltop, the 1999-00 team captain played in two NCAA Division II Tournaments and was a part of the 1998-99 team that made it to the NE10 Championship game for the first time in four seasons prior.
Penney scored 1,182 career points for the Hawks, ranking in the top-15 in team history. A well-rounded player, she also poured home the fourth-most free throws (320) and the sixth-most treys with 128 to her credit. She handed out a career-best 12 assists on Dec. 11, 1999 versus East Stroudsburg, then the second-most in a single game for Saint Anselm.
Kris Tardio '00 posted 1,726 points and an impressive 156 steals during a four-year career with the men's basketball program. A two-time NE10 Second Team honoree, he would go on to captain the team in 1999-00 where the Hawks won the NCAA Division II East Region Championship and played in the team's first-ever Elite Eight.
He finished his career with two NCAA Division II Tournament appearances and was only the fourth-ever NE10 Freshman of the Year pick from Saint Anselm and remains the program's lone NABC Freshman of the Year selection. A key offensive weapon from beyond the arc, Tardio poured home 256 three-point baskets to rank seventh in program history.
Tardio reached 600 points only eight games into his sophomore campaign and in one of his most memorable single-game performances, he scored a career-high 30 points against Saint Michael's on Feb. 16, 1999, clinching the 1998-99 NE10 Regular Season Championship and handing Head Coach Keith Dickson his 250th career coaching victory.
Don Healy '60 was chosen as a "Special Recognition" selection for the Athletics Hall of Fame. A Manchester, N.H. native, Healy was employed by Saint Anselm for forty years and was named Director of Admission in 1967. An enthusiastic supporter of the College's athletic programs, he spent his early years on the Hilltop as an assistant basketball and tennis coach.
Healy, a three-year member of the Hawks men's basketball team who later served as a team captain, assisted with the addition and expansion of women's varsity sports. Furthermore, his support of intercollegiate athletics was instrumental in the revival of football after a 58-year hiatus. Prior to his stint on the Hilltop, he served in the United States Army and later taught at Manchester Central High School.
A complete list of Saint Anselm College Hall of Famers can be found here.