June 11, 2013

Dan Hayes ’78 to Be Inducted into UMB Athletics Hall of Fame

BOSTON, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Boston Department of Athletics has announced that former Boston State College lacrosse player and assistant lacrosse coach Dan Hayes ’78 will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame as a member of the 2013 class.

One of the top midfielders in the history of the Warriors lacrosse program, Hayes will be one of seven new members to be honored this October in the university’s annual ceremony.

Named a Colonial League All-Star in his senior season, Hayes led Boston State to three Colonial League titles and three ECAC Championship Tournament appearances in 1976, 1976, and 1978.  Named a co-captain in 1978, Hayes was selected for the All-New England East/West All-Star game at the end of his senior campaign. 

By the end of his college career, Hayes ranked fourth all-time in program history amongst midfielders in points with 63 (43 goals, 20 assists).  He would also leave Boston State third all-time in goals scored by a midfielder in a single season with 19. 

A defensive specialist, Hayes was the go-to player on the Warriors penalty kill all four seasons.  Following his graduation from Boston State, Hayes stayed involved with the program by establishing the Boston State College/UMass Boston Lacrosse Alumni Association in 1980, while also serving as an assistant coach.  He would later earn his Master’s Degree in Education from Cambridge College.

The 2013 UMass Boston Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony is scheduled to take place in the UMass Boston Campus Center Ballroom on Thursday, October 10, at 6 p.m. For more information about this year’s Hall of Fame ceremony please contact Maria Marcelino at maria.marcelino@umb.edu or call 617-287-7895.