BOSTON, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Boston Division of Athletics and Recreation held their annual Hall of Fame Induction ceremony Thursday evening in the UMass Boston Campus Center Ballroom.
The Hall of Fame Class of 2016 included Stephen DeAngelis '71 (BSC), Arthur Murphy '78 (BSC), Adam Waxman '04 (UMB), Kate White '09 (UMB), and Ryan Donovan '10 (UMB). Also earning induction into the Hall of Fame will be the 2010 UMass Boston Baseball team.
Stephen DeAngelis '71 (Ice Hockey) – A three-year letterwinner at Boston State College, DeAngelis served as a team captain in the 1970-71 season. One of the team's top defenseman, he forever left his mark on the Warriors program, as he ended his career as one of the top-5 scoring defenseman in program history. During his illustrious career, DeAngelis tallied an impressive 54 points in 66 games played. His 47 assists, was second most for a defensemen all-time. He led the D-line in assists in the 1969 and 71 campaigns, and also helped to lead Boston State to a pair of Codfish Bowl championships in 1968 and 1969.
Arthur Murphy '78 (Lacrosse) – Perhaps one of the most talented lacrosse players to ever wear the Green and Gold, Murphy will earn his rightful place in the Hall of Fame this fall. A two-time captain and four-time varsity letterwinner, Murphy's career was truly one for the record books. One of the key factors behind Boston State's three Colonial League titles, Murphy was a force to be reckoned with on the field. A 1978 Colonial League First Team All-Star, Murphy was also selected to the All-New England East/West All-Star Game in that same season. He was also the first midfielder and second player in program history to be named to the prestigious North/South National All-Star game in his senior season. Amongst his many highlights was his five goal performance in 1977 against Springfield College.
Adam Waxman '04 (Baseball) – One of the most consistent baseball players to play for the Beacons, Waxman is amongst the top hitters to ever compete on the harbor campus. Currently sitting in the top-10 all-time in career batting average as a .355 lifetime hitter, and eighth in career games played with 130, Waxman was one of the driving forces to the Beacons success in the early 2000's. As a senior Waxman led the Little East Conference with a .400 batting average, and also set the program record for runs batted in, in a game with eight and home runs with three. His nine home runs in 2001, sits as third most in a season, while is 22 career homers is second most. A Second Team All-Little East Conference honoree in 2002 and 2003, Waxman ended his four seasons with an impressive .568 slugging percentage.
Kate White '10 (Volleyball) – As one of the most integral players in the history of the volleyball program, White helped build the foundation that has made Beacons volleyball a prominent name in Division III. The first player to record over 1,000 kills in a career at UMass Boston, White was the 2006 Little East Conference Rookie of the Year, and First Team All-Conference selection. She was also a Second Team honoree in 2007, and played a major part to the Beacons first-ever 30 win season and the program's first Little East Conference Tournament championship. During her standout career, the Beacons compiled 88 victories and made the first-ever trip to the NCAA Regional Tournament in 2009.
Ryan Donovan '10 (Ice Hockey) – A staple between the pipes for the Beacons ice hockey program from 2006-10, Donovan will enter this year's Hall of Fame class posthumously. Donovan was the first goaltender to lead the Beacons to a conference championship game (2009), since the program's first conference title in 1982. The program leader in career games played (90), and career minutes played (5,030:06), Donovan was a 2007 and 2008 New England Hockey Writers Association All-New England Team selection. In 2008 he was an ECAC East First Team honoree, and also garnered conference Rookie of the Year honors as well. Donovan currently sits second all-time in career shutouts with three and still holds the program record for saves in a game (64), season (898), and career (2,669). Donovan passed away in the summer of 2015.
2010 UMass Boston Baseball – The greatest baseball team in UMass Boston history, the Beacons put together an unprecedented run to their first-ever Little East Conference Tournament and NCAA Regional Tournament championships. One of the most potent offenses ever, the Beacons pounded their competition to earn their first-ever trip to the Division III College World Series. Amongst the team's many highlights was their school record 32 wins that season. During the conference and regional tournaments the Beacons outscored their opponents 65-32. They ended the year ranked 12th in the country, the highest national ranking of any Beacons team at the time. Two players were named ABCA All-Americans, while six players collected All-Conference and All-Region accolades. In total 16 program records were set in the Beacons historic run.
2010 Baseball Team
Head Coach: Brendan Eygabroat