2005 PSU Athletic Hall of Fame

January, 2006

2005hofFour outstanding Panther student-athletes from the 1980s and 1990s and two individuals who have earned recognition as coaches and teachers were enshrined in the Plymouth State Athletic Hall of Fame at the 21st annual induction ceremony in October.

Shown in the photo are (seated from left): Randy Jennings Swormstedt ’94, a three-sport athlete at Plymouth State who made her biggest mark in soccer, where she earned All-New England honors twice, was named to the 1993 All-America Second Team, and helped the Panthers to four straight NCAA berths; Cassandra Donovan ’65, a field hockey, basketball and tennis player at Plymouth Teachers College who enjoyed a long and successful career at Exeter (N.H.) High School as coach, athletic director and pioneer for girls sports; (standing from left) Brian Borkowski ’99, a two-time New England wrestling champion who was an All-American as a senior after finishing 33-1 and runner-up at the NCAA Division III National Championships; Tony Guarino ’50, a basketball and baseball starter for Plymouth Teachers College who was a successful basketball coach, listing among his accomplishments three straight Vermont state championships for Barre High School from 1961-63; Brett Scaccia ’98, the second all-time leading scorer in Plymouth State men’s soccer history who was a First Team All-America selection in 1997 after scoring 26 goals and leading the team to the NCAA Regional final; and Tim Kelliher ’82, a four-year starter in both football and ice hockey at Plymouth State who earned All-Conference and All-New England honors in football and team MVP honors in ice hockey.

The list of 104 individuals and six teams comprising the Hall of Fame, as well as a nomination form open to the public, is available on the PSU athletics Web site.—Kent Cherrington


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