The University of Southern Maine added seven new members to the Husky Hall of Fame at the 28th Annual Husky Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremonies that took place on Saturday, September 28. The seven new inductees will bring the total number of members in the Husky Hall of Fame to 182.
Those honored include former women’s track standout Kim Brewer Griger, Class of 2005; all-conference women’s basketball player Meg Cressler, Class of 2005; all-conference men’s soccer player Mike Fish, Class of 1995; men’s ice hockey player Phil Gerolstein, Class of 1998; men’s basketball standout Jason Levecque, Class of 2006; softball and tennis player Sarah McLean, Class of 2003; and baseball All-American Pat Toomey, Class of 2002.
Brewer Griger won 19 Little East Conference titles and participated in three NCAA Outdoor Championships in the heptathlon during her stellar four-year career. At the time of her graduation in 2005, Brewer held nine individual school records and was a member of four record relay teams. She still holds the heptathlon record with 4,439 points set at the Penn Relays in 2005.
A two-time All-Little East Conference selection, Cressler finished her career with 1,047 points. She averaged 11.0 points and 5.2 rebounds in 95 career games. Cressler was named to the MWBCA (Maine Women’s Basketball Coaches Association) All-Rookie team in 2000-2001, and to the All-State team the next two seasons. She also received NEWBA honors in 2001-2002, and D3hoops.com All-Region accolades in 2002-2003.
The Little East Conference men's soccer Co-Rookie of the Year in 1991, Fish received All-LEC honors in four seasons, including two first-team selections. A versatile player who play anywhere on the field, Fish earned his first three all-conference citations as a forward before receiving the final all-star honor in 1995 as a midfielder/defender. In 63 career games, Fish tallied 18 goals and garnered eight assists for 44 points. He led the Huskies in scoring as a freshman collecting 18 points on eight goals and two assists.
The men’s hockey program’s all-time leading scorer at the time he concluded his playing days, Gerolstein finished his USM career with 28 goals and 44 assists for 77 points. Gerolstein played the first two seasons for coach Gordie Clark after USM reinstated the men’s hockey program (1985) before finishing his career playing for current USM coach Jeff Beaney. He helped the Huskies earn their first ECAC postseason berth in the 1989-90 season when they compiled an 11-8-2, and was the squad’s leading scorer in 1990-91 with 11 goals and 17 assists.
The LEC Co-Player of the Year in 2002-03, Levecque scored 1400 points in his three seasons with the Huskies to ranked eighth all-time in scoring. After spending his freshman year at Keene State College, Levecque transferred to USM and took the conference by storm in 2002-2003 leading the LEC in scoring averaging 23.7 points. He was named to the All-LEC and MCBCWA All-State first teams, and picked up All-ECAC second-team and D3hoops.com third-team honors. Levecque added All-LEC and All-State honors in his final two seasons with the Huskies.
A two-sport standout, McLean was an All-Little East Conference and NFCA All-Northeast Region softball selection three times during her career. On the softball diamond, McLean finished her career hitting .349 (160 for 458) with 14 home runs and 100 RBI. She is one of only three players to amass 100 RBI in their USM career, and ranks among the career leaders in numerous offensive categories. In three seasons (2000-02) with the women’s tennis team, McLean compiled a 24-18 record in singles play and captured the #4 singles title at the 2002 LEC championships. She helped USM win the program’s two LEC team titles (2000, 2002).
A third-team ABCA/Rawlings All-American in his senior season, Toomey was one of the finest infielders to play for USM. He helped the Huskies win two NCAA regional titles (2000, 2001) and the Little East Conference championship in 1999. At the 2001 NCAA Division III World Series, Toomey broke the school record for most hits (253) then held by Bob Prince (and eclipsed two years later by teammate Tyler Delorme) when he hit a home run against Illinois Wesleyan. An All-LEC honorable mention selection at second base in his rookie season, Toomey went on to receive All-LEC and NEIBA All-New England recognition three times at shortstop. Toomey hit .375 (255 for 680) during his USM career and ranks among the top 20 in 11 offensive categories. He still holds the career records for most stolen bases (86) and fielding assists (543).
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