HOF Class of 2006
Inducted into the UMass Dartmouth Corsairs Hall of Fame as the Class of 2006 were (seated left to right), Stefan Pagios '00 and Sheila Edwards '92.
Standing (left to right) Keith Rose '99, Mark Crowther '90 and John Pacheco '63.
SMU Field Hockey 76
Members of the Southeastern Massachusetts University Field Hockey Team from 1976 were inducted in the team category.
Team members on hand for the induction ceremony included (seated left to right) Barb Donnellan, Coach Barbarbar Carreiro and Claire-Marie Butler.
Standing in the rear (left to right) are Ellen O'Rourke, Sally Darlington, Susan Rose Warren, Lynda Pintrich and Mary MacDonald.
The Class of 2006 Inductees:
John Pacheco ('63, baseball, basketball, soccer) was an outstanding three-sport athlete for New Bedford Institute of Technology in the early 1960's. As a basketball player, he reached the 1,000-point club with a total of 1,308 points in an era long before the three-point shot, placing him 21st on the all-time scoring list. A two-time team captain, he was twice selected to the North/South Christmas Seafood Tournament All-Star Team and was honored several times as The Standard-Times Player of the Week. In soccer, Pacheco played four seasons for NBIT and was named team captain three times. He was described as a very good defender and was an accomplished player on offense as well. He was a member of what is considered by many as the best soccer team ever at NBIT, the 1959 Colonial League championship team. That team went on to win the NAIA Regional Championship before moving to the NAIA National Tournament where they lost to Elizabethtown College, 2-1, in a game played at Slippery Rock College. Pacheco's soccer teams competed against Division I schools in New England including Brown and the University of Rhode Island, posting four consecutive winning seasons. During the spring, Pacheco was also one of the top baseball players for NBIT as both a hitter and a pitcher. After graduating from NBIT in 1963, Pacheco became a teacher in the New Bedford school system, starting a long and successful coaching career with the Whalers' baseball and boys' basketball teams. He is a member of the New Bedford Athletic Hall of Fame. Pacheco returned to the Dartmouth campus and coached the SMTI/SMU men's basketball team for four seasons from 1968 through 1972 with his best season a 14-11 team in 1968-69.
Almost 20 years after he threw his final pitch for SMU, Mark Crowther ('90 baseball) is still in the NCAA Division III baseball record book. His 96 relief appearances and 106 games from 1984-87 both remain national records for a four-year career. From 1984-87, Crowther was the Corsairs' top relief pitcher, making 96 appearances, two more than the second-place finisher in the record book. His 106 career games remain the NCAA Division III record, 12 more than the second closest player. In the UMass Dartmouth record book, Crowther also holds four of the five top spots for appearances in a single season, including 29 in 1988. Among the best closers in UMass Dartmouth baseball history, Crowther had 10 saves in 1988 along with nine in 1987, the two best saves seasons in the Corsair record book. His 28 career saves remains the best by a closer at UMass Dartmouth and leaving him tied for second among all-time NCAA Division III pitchers nationally.
Sheila Edwards ('92 track and field, field hockey) was a standout student- athlete in both field hockey and track and field. A four-year letter winner in field hockey, she played for the Corsairs' first ECAC team which was ranked 7th in NCAA NE poll in her first season. She was selected team captain as a senior for a team which went 11-4-2 and was ranked 3rd in the NCAA New England regional poll and was top seed in the ECAC Tournament. Her most notable accomplishments came during four outdoor track and three indoor seasons. A three-time team captain starting as a sophomore, she competed in seven events for the Corsairs. On the indoor circuit she was a two-time New England Div. III long jump champion in 1990 and 1991, earned All-ECAC honors three times and was All-New England in the long jump in 1989. She was also All-New England in the 55 meters in 1991. During her outdoor career, she was a two-time All ECAC honoree in long jump for 1988 and 1989 and earned five All-New England honors in long jump and javelin. Twice she earned All-New England honors, finishing seventh in the long jump finals in 1989. She also anchored the school record 4x100 meter relay team. As a track and field coach for eight seasons at UMass Dartmouth, her athletes set 12 school records. She coached three Division III All-America selections including Keith Rose, Jean Lincoln and Natarsha Silva.
On the very last throw of his college career, Keith Rose ('99 track and field) earned All-America honors for a second consecutive season with a seventh-place finish in the new javelin at the 1999 NCAA Division III National Championships. In the final round of the competition, Rose re-injured his hamstring and was suffering from an elbow injury, yet was able to move up from ninth place to finish seventh with a throw of 189-6 and earn his second All-America honor. As a freshman, Rose threw 181-1 and was fifth in the New England Division III meet. The next season, he set the school record for the first time at 185 feet. As a sophomore, he won every Division III invitational meet in which he competed and was fifth in the New England Div. III meet. He captured the Div. III New England championship as a junior, twice advanced his school record to 203-3 and finished fourth nationally for his first NCAA Div. III All-America honor. In his senior year, he set the school record for a fourth time at 204-6 and was a Division III All-America for the second consecutive season.
Stefan Pagios ('00 men's basketball) is among the most honored and winningest men's basketball players in UMass Dartmouth history. Ranked seventh in career scoring with 1,882 points, his four-year career was filled with both team and individual honors each season. In his first season (1991-92), he was an All-LEC Tournament selection and was LEC Honorable mention. As a sophomore, he was named All LEC First Team for the first time, was the LEC Tournament Most Valuable Player and was part of an NCAA Final Four team which finished with a 25-6 record. As a junior, he was the LEC Player of the Year, was an ECAC First Team choice, an LEC Tournament All-Star and an NABC Second Team All-Northeast honoree on a team which advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament, posting a 22-6 record. The 1994-95 season was his final year for the Corsairs. That season Pagios was both the LEC and ECAC Player of the Year award, while being named an LEC All-Star and a First Team NABC All-Northeast selection as the Corsairs went to the NCAA Tournament for the third straight year with Pagios at point guard. His team finished with a 24-4 record and included an NCAA Second Round appearance. In addition to his scoring records, Pagios is third all-time in assists with 578 for his career.
In the early years of women's athletics at Southeastern Massachusetts University, the 1976 field hockey team was one of the first to garner attention throughout the New England region. Under the direction of head coach Barbara Carreiro, the Corsairs posted a 9-1-1 record in 1976 and earned a berth in the Northeast College Association (NCA) Tournament at the end of the season. Coming off a 6-3-3 season in 1975, the Corsairs ran off four straight wins to open the 1976 season before a 1-1 tie with Wheaton College. SMU ran off five more victories before closing out the regular season with its only loss, a 2-0 defeat to URI. Among the teams SMU defeated that season were Boston College, Boston University, Providence College and Holy Cross. Invited along with 15 other teams from New England to compete in the NCA Tournament for the purposes of selecting New England All-Stars, SMU lost to Williams, 3-1, tied Vermont, 1-1 and defeated Eastern Connecticut, 3-1. Three Corsairs were named Second Team All-New England after the tournament, including the team's leading scorer and a Corsair Hall of Famer, Mary McCarthy, who scored 16 goals in the regular season, including three three-goal performances. Also named to the second team was Corsair Hall of Famer Sally Darlington and goalie Lisa Drouin, who earned second team honors for a second straight season. Drouin allowed only eight goals in 11 games during the 1976 season. Teammate Mary Mello was a Third Team All New England selection on offense and co-captain Claire-Marie Butler was Third Team All-New England on defense. Team members included coach Barbara Carreiro, co-captains Barb Donnellan and Claire-Marie Butler, Mary McCarthy, Marie Cimino, Barb Brush, Sally Darlington, Lisa Drouin, Mary Mello, Ellen O'Rourke, Sue Rose, Nancy Pustis, Lynda Pintrinch and Jean Aldrich.