July 2, 2014

Tom Ferraro ’81 to Be Inducted into UMass Boston Athletics Hall of Fame

BOSTON, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Boston Department of Athletics has announced that former Boston State College lacrosse player Tom Ferraro ’80 will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame as a member of the 2014 class.

One of the most talented goalies in program history, Ferraro will be one of seven new members to be honored this October in the university’s annual ceremony.

Starter of 54 collegiate games, Ferraro anchored a Warriors defense that won Colonial League titles in 1976 and 1978. An All-New England honoree in 1979, Ferraro was regarded as one of the greatest netminders in all of Boston State College history. Named an All-Conference selection twice (1977, 1979), Ferraro was selected to play in the prestigious All-New England East-West Senior All-Star game in 1979.

In the history books, you can find Ferraro at the top of many different lists including games played with 54 and career victories with 39. He ended his unbelievable career with a 39-15 record, while his .722 career winning percentage was the standard at Boston State College following his graduation.

His standout play also earned him national attention as he led the country in 1977 and 1979 in save percentage. His all-time career save percentage with the Warriors as well as his goals against average rank second behind all-time great and UMass Boston Hall of Famer John Yeager.

The 2014 UMass Boston Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony is scheduled to take place in the Catherine Forbes Clark Convocation and Recreation Center on Thursday, October 9, at 5:30 p.m. For more information about this year’s Hall of Fame ceremony, please contact Ellen Hart-Noone at ellen.noone@umb.edu or call 617-287-7801.