Department of Athletics

Southern Maine to Induct Seven Into 2017 Husky Hall of Fame

GORHAM, Maine – The University of Southern Maine Department of Athletics will add seven new members to the Husky Hall of Fame when it hosts the 32nd Annual Husky Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony on Saturday, September 30, at the Brooks Student Center on the Gorham campus.  The seven new inductees will bring the total number of former Southern Maine standouts in the Husky Hall of Fame to 211.

To be enshrined as part of the Class of 2017 are former two-time Little East Conference Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Year, and four-time all-conference selection, Sinisa Bajic, Class of 2010; a two-time All-ECAC, All-Little East Conference, and member of the Little East Conference's 25th Anniversary women's basketball team, Stacey Kent, Class of 2009; a four-time all-conference, and three time all-region softball shortstop, Christen Lachapelle, Class of 2008; a second team All-American men's ice hockey player who owns the career, season and single game records for scoring by a defensemen, Jon Lounsbury, Class of 2012; a two-time all-region forward and one of the best playmakers in field hockey history, India Lowe, Class of 2009; the shortstop on the 1997 national championship baseball team and an All-ECAC, Bill O'Brien, Class of 1998; and three-year men's ice hockey captain, and New England Hockey Writer's Association All-Star, Ed Pike, Class of 2014.  

Also to be honored for their significant achievements in the field of athletics are women's basketball alumnae Angel Elderkin, Class of 1999, and Janet Judge, president of Sports Law Associates, LLC, and NCAA Advisor.  Judge will receive the Clifford O.T. Weiden Award, presented to individuals, or businesses, which contribute their special talents to the athletic department. Elderkin, the head women's basketball coach at Division I Appalachian State University, will be honored with the Richard "Doc" Costello Special Achievement Award, which is presented to a USM graduate who has distinguished themself through their commitment to student-athletes and athletics.

A four-year member of the Huskies' women's basketball team, Angel Elderkin helped USM to three Little East Conference Championships and four trips to the NCAA Division III National Championship tournament.  Playing as a guard for Southern Maine, Elderkin was a part of teams that amassed an remarkable record of 104-15 over four seasons.  A two-time William B. Wise Scholar Athlete, Elderkin earned her degree in Sociology with a minor in Education in 1999, and immediately embarked on her coaching collegiate career, which including stops at Siena, Virginia, St. John's, Louisiana State and Tennessee before becoming head coach at Division I Appalachian State, which competes in the Sun Belt Conference.  READ MORE