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Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Krystyna Gagne '10
Krystyna Gagne was a four-year starter on the Elms College women’s soccer team from 2006-2009 and a member of the women’s lacrosse team in 2010.
Gagne enters the Hall of Fame as one of the Blazers most dominant players on the pitch. At the time of induction, Gagne holds the women’s soccer program records for points (105), goals (44), game-winning goals (11), and assists (17), as well as the single game records for points (10), goals (5) and assists (3).
Gagne was selected to the 2007 All-North Atlantic Conference (NAC) First Team, followed by All-New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) First Team selections in 2008 and 2009. As the NECC Player of the Year for the 2008 season, Gagne led the Blazers with 14 goals and six assists en route to the Elms College first-ever NECC women’s soccer championship. Gagne was named Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Player of the Week on Oct. 27, 2009, along with three NECC Player of the Week accolades during her career.
On the lacrosse field, Gagne was a standout goalkeeper, earning New England Women’s Lacrosse Alliance (NEWLA) Player of the Week honors while compiling 159 saves in a single season.
Louise T. McCleary
Louise McCleary served as Director of Athletics at Elms College from 2002-2012. McCleary becomes the second Athletics Director to be elected to the Elms College Hall of Fame.
During her tenure, McCleary guided 15 intercollegiate programs, spearheaded the development of the athletics department by adding 11 full-time staff and coaches; oversaw the Berchmans gym renovation and a $1.7 million field-improvement project to construct the Leary and Cheryl R. Condon fields.
McCleary helmed the Blazers transition from the North Atlantic Conference to the New England Collegiate Conference, serving a term as AD chair for both conferences during her tenure. She was instrumental in the addition of the Elms baseball program, as well as fostering a 40% growth in the number of student-athlete participants; increasing the student-athlete retention rate and raising the student-athlete grade point and graduation rates. From 2002-2012, the Blazers participated in 15 NCAA national championships – including the first ever visit for the college in 2003.
McCleary joined the NCAA national office as director of Division III in February of 2012. She works in overseeing the division’s governance committee structure, serving as liaison to several governance committees, developing and implementing the division’s strategic plan and assisting the vice president in managing the division’s operating budget.
2003 Softball Team
The 2003 Elms College softball team became the first Elms College athletics team to make the NCAA Division III National Championship tournament. The Blazers notched the most successful season in program history, compiling a 28-7 overall record with a 9-3 record in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) en route to a conference championship.
The members of the championship team are Rachel Bradford, Debra Boissonneault, Janelle Charette, Nicole Chartier, Natalie DaCunha, Renee Desaulniers, Tina Fontaine, Kristi Guzzo, Patricia Hay, Amanda Huston, Amy King, Athena Lane, Andrea Malloch, Cynthia Osko, Jamie Parslow, Lauren Stauch, Kristin Tassey, (manager - Kara Dupre); coached by Cheryl R. Condon and assisted by Kelly O’Connell.
During the 2003 season, Condon claimed the second of five straight NAC Coach of the Year honors, while Guzzo and Tassey were All-NAC selections; and Fontaine was named to the NCAA East Regional All-Tournament Team.
Kids Fun Run (Free)
$25 Entry Fee // Free for Elms CollegeStudents
$20 for Alumni
Free T-shirt to the first 100 participants
Begins at 10am from Commuter lot B at the corners of Springfield and Fairview Street. Followed by music, food, and fun!
Field Hockey vs Daniel Webster - Leary Field
Women's Volleyball vs Mitchell - Picknally Arena
Men's Soccer vs Daniel Webster - Leary Field
Women's Soccer vs Wheelock - Leary Field
Immediately following game against Wheelock join 2015/2016 team and coaching staff for food and fun on the Quad. No charge but Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can plan accordingly.
**Half-time games and giveaways and more!**
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Hot dogs, hamburgers, pulled pork, grilled chicken, and all the fixings at our all campus BBR
$5 children 10 and under
Elms College Students (Meal Plan)
Beer Tasting Hosted by the EC Alumni Association
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sample local craft beers
DJ and Photo Booth
Must be at least 21 years old with valid ID
Our Lady's Chapel
Berchman's Front Lawn