PSU announces Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2004

August 25th, 2004 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Four outstanding student-athletes from the 1980’s and 1990’s and two individuals who’ve made their mark as coaches and administrators represent the newest class of the Plymouth State University Athletic Hall of Fame.

The 20th class of the PSU Athletic Hall of Fame will be enshrined at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet on Sunday, Oct. 17. This year’s group will increase the total numbers in the Hall to 98 individuals and six teams.

The new inductees will be Joe Amorosino (’62), a former three-sport letterman who has been a successful high school and college coach and professional basketball scout;  Adam DeChristopher (’99), a First Team All-America basketball star who is PSU’s second all-time leading scorer; Elaine Flanagan Swett (’85), a All-American softball player who led the Panthers to an ECAC Championship; Stacey Freda (’95), an All-America soccer star  who helped her team to four straight NCAA berths;  Hank LaBranche (’65), a former student-athlete at Plymouth Teachers College who has enjoyed a noted career as a high school coach and administrator in New Hampshire; and Norm Sherwood (’89), a former four-year starter and standout for both the Plymouth State men’s soccer and baseball teams.

“We are delighted in announcing the six new members of our Hall of Fame,” said Committee Chairman Peter Cofran.  “We have many deserving candidates, so to rise above the rest and earn induction is an extremely high honor.  Each of this year’s inductees has been selected because of his or her outstanding contributions to our institution.”

The inaugural Plymouth State Athletic Hall of Fame class was inducted in 1985. This year’s activities at Prospect Hall on the PSU campus on Oct. 17th begin with a reception at 12:00 p.m., followed at 1:00 p.m. with a banquet and the induction ceremony.  For tickets or more information, call 603-535-2772.

For a brief profile on each of the 2004 inductees, click here.