Northeast-10 Conference Announces Hall of Fame Class for 2012
For Immediate Release
June 5, 2012
South Easton, Mass. – The Northeast-10 Conference announced its Hall of Fame Class of 2012 Tuesday night at its annual awards banquet in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Six former student-athletes and one former coach will be joining the Northeast-10 Hall of Fame.
The student-athletes that will be inducted are: Sean Kenney ‘03 (men’s tennis) from Assumption College, Tracie (Seymour) Robidoux '92 (women’s basketball) from Bentley University, Laura Hislop ’06 (women’s soccer) from Franklin Pierce University, Patrick Morasse ’06 (cross country / track and field) from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Steve McAuliffe ’98 (men’s soccer) from Merrimack College, Theresa Uliano Krusewski ’01 (women’s soccer) from Southern Connecticut State University, while former American International College softball and volleyball coach Judy Groff was also selected for induction.
Judy Groff was the softball coach at American Int’l for 43 years, and during her time there, built the Yellow Jackets into one of the most prominent programs in the nation. Her 974 career wins is currently fifth on the all-time NCAA Division II wins list. Groff led American Int’l to 14 NCAA Division II Tournament appearances, and two trips to the College World Series in 1996 and 1997. Groff also started the women’s volleyball program at American Int’l in 1974, and guided the team to 272 wins in her 15 seasons as the head coach.
Assumption College men’s tennis player Sean Kenney was chosen for induction into the Northeast-10 Conference Hall of Fame this year. Kenney was a four-time Conference Player of the Year, and helped lead Assumption to four straight Northeast-10 regular season and championship titles. The Greyhounds participated in the NCAA Tournament each of his four years.
Kenney’s numbers in conference play are staggering – he compiled a 44-2 mark in singles play, and was a perfect 51-0 in doubles action during his four years. He was also named the 2003 Northeast-10 Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and earned an NCAA Postgraduate scholarship following his graduation from Assumption.
Tracie (Seymour) Robidoux helped lead the Bentley women’s basketball team to four consecutive National Semifinal appearances in her time in Waltham. During her four years on the team, the Falcons posted a mark of 126-12, a run that included four consecutive Northeast-10 regular season championships.
Seymour finished her career with 1652 career points, which currently ranks sixth in school history, and she was named a first team WBCA Division II All-American following her senior season. She is the only player in Bentley women’s basketball history to rank in the top 15 in points per game, rebounds per game, assists per game, field goal percentage, and free throw percentage.
Franklin Pierce women’s soccer standout Laura Hislop is our next inductee into the Conference Hall of Fame. Hislop was named the 2003 National Soccer Coaches Association of America National Player of the Year, and currently ranks second in program history with 222 career points.
She led the Ravens to four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the national championship game in 2003. Hislop led the nation in scoring in 2003 and 2004, and was a first team All-American three consecutive years, from 2003-2005. She also was named the Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Year following the 2004 and 2005 seasons.
Patrick Morasse from UMass Lowell was a standout member of the River Hawks cross country and track and field teams during his time on campus. He earned All-American honors five times throughout his career, and twice was named the Northeast-10’s Athlete of the Year. Either on his own or as a part of a relay team, Morasse was a part of five school records, and helped lead the River Hawks to four straight appearances at the NCAA Division II National Cross Country Championships. In 2004, Morasse was selected as the NCAA’s Northeast Region Athlete of the Year, and he was also selected as the East Region Indoor Athlete of the Year in 2006.
Former Merrimack soccer standout Steve McAuliffe was also chosen
for the Northeast-10 Conference Hall of Fame. McAuliffe was a
First Team All-Conference selection each of his four years at
Merrimack, twice was named the NE-10 Defensive Player of the Year,
and was named the Conference’s Player of the Year following
the 1997 season.
His 45 career goals, 48 assists, and 138 total points currently place him second in each category in school history. McAuliffe was selected as an Academic All-American in 1998, and he remains the only student-athlete in Merrimack history to have his number retired.
Theresa Uliano Krusewski, a former women’s soccer standout at So. Connecticut, and holds virtually every offensive record for the Owls to this day. She scored 75 career goals and also had 36 career assists. Krusewski also scored four goals in a game three times, a record that stands to this day at So. Connecticut. She was a first team All American selection in 2000, and helped lead So. Connecticut to their finest season ever that year, as they earned the program’s first NCAA berth and finished the year ranked 3rd in the nation.
The Northeast-10 is an association of 16 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that are committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,500 student-athletes. Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in Conference championships in 23 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes