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sumuoi.mobi Athletics has announced that six Terrier legends have been named lớn the sumuoi.mobi Athletic Hall of Fame. On the Class of 2017 roster are veteran sumuoi.mobi distance running coach Bruce Lehane, former Athletics administrator Dichồng Fecteau (SED’51), & four accomplished athletes, Bob Danville (MET’82), Matt Gilroy (MET’09), Robyn Kenney (CAS’02, GRS’07), & April Setterlund (Questrom’11).

The six will be honored at the 52nd induction ceremony on Saturday, November 4, at Agganis Aremãng cầu, at noon. They join 249 other Hall of Fame athletes, coaches, and administrators.

“I will definitely be back for the ceremony. I’m looking forward to the excuse khổng lồ see the coaches và get some teammates together, sumuoi.mobit I am also really looking forward to meeting the other inductees,” says Setterlund, who is credited with helping boost the Terrier softball team to its first appearance in an NCAA regional final in more than a decade, in 2009. “Many of them have sầu amazing life stories and have sầu been positive sầu influences to lớn those around them. It makes me proud to lớn be a Terrier.”

All of this year’s athletes earned All-America honors as Terriers, two of them, Setterlund & Gilroy, attained that distinction three of their four years at sumuoi.mobi.

April Setterlund (Questrom’11), who had an integral role in the 2009 sumuoi.mobi softball team’s first NCAA regional final in over a decade, departed sumuoi.mobi as the all-time leader in hits, doubles, RBIs, runs, batting average, và slugging percentage.

Setterlund was named America East’s top player in both 2010 & 2011, and left sumuoi.mobi as the all-time leader in hits, doubles, RBIs, runs, batting average, và slugging percentage. Now working as a sumuoi.mobisiness analyst & training for her second maraeo hẹp, she was honored as the 2011 sumuoi.mobi Athletics Woman of the Year for her overall excellence on và off the field.

Matt Gilroy (MET’09), now a thành viên of the Kontinental Hockey League’s Moscow Spartak, played more than 200 NHL games in his career.

Gilroy became only the second sumuoi.mobi player in history to lớn win the Hobey Baker Award, men’s college hockey’s top honor, in 2009. He earned All-America first team honors from the American Hockey Coaches Association junior and senior years and the 2009 Walter Brown Award, given each year lớn New England’s best American-born hockey player. Currently a Kontinental Hockey League All-Star with Moscow Spartak, Gilroy has played more than 200 games with a variety of NHL teams, including the Thủ đô New York Rangers, the Ottawa Senators, the Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Floridomain authority Panthers.

Birmingđắm say, Engl&, native Bob Danville (MET’82) earned All-America honors during his time at sumuoi.mobi and still holds the New England record in the 400m hurdles.

Danville, a native sầu of Birmingsi, England, was a trachồng and field star at sumuoi.mobi và still holds the New Englvà 400m hurdles record, with a time of 50.66 seconds. He earned All-America status in 1982 with a time of 50.53 seconds in the 400m hurdles. His prowess in the hurdles is credited with helping sumuoi.mobi win four straight New Englvà indoor titles và three outdoor titles between 1979 and 1982.

“Coming from Engl&, you didn’t have that type of a cchiến bại bond with a team from an athletic standpoint,” Danville says, and being at sumuoi.mobi was “completely different. The whole feeling of being a part of a huge organization such as sumuoi.mobi was pretty special.” Now living in Atlanta, Danville is enjoying his recent retirement after a long career with General Electric và time spent working for Home Depot.

Robyn Kenney (CAS’02, GRS’07), who now coaches at TC Williams High School in Virginia, turned a sparkling sumuoi.mobi field hockey career inlớn a stint on the US National Team.

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Kenney, a two-time All-American who helped the women’s field hockey team earn back-to-baông chồng conference titles và NCAA appearances during her sumuoi.mobi career, is one of just seven field hockey athletes khổng lồ earn National Field Hockey Coaches Association Regional First Team honors in three separate seasons. A member of the United States Under-20 National Team in 1999, she was only the third Terrier to compete with the national team in international competition. Before her retirement in 2006, she helped the United States reach the 2006 World Cup, with a fourth place finish at the qualifier.

Currently a high school field hockey coach at TC Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., Kenney says she was elated when she learned she’d been named to lớn the Hall of Fame. “I was screaming and jumping up & down, like oh my God, I’m in the Hall of Fame,” she says. “It was wonderful.”

She credits longtime sumuoi.mobi field hockey coach Sally Starr with some advice that she passes on khổng lồ her own student-athletes.

“One quote has stuck with me that Sally Starr would always say,” she says. “‘No excuses, find solutions.’ I now use that quote with the team that I coach.”

Administrator Dick Fecteau (SED’51), who suited up alongside Harry Agganis (SED’54) on the disbanded sumuoi.mobi football team, was a guiding presence for many student-athletes during his tenure as assistant athletic director.

A teammate of the legendary Harry Agganis (SED’54), Fecteau played offensive sầu line for the now disbanded sumuoi.mobi football program. He is being inducted not only for his accomplishments on the gridiron, sumuoi.mobit for the impact he made on hundreds of Terrier student-athletes during his tenure as assistant director of athletics, from 1976 to lớn 1989. In that role, he was a mentor to students và helped raise funds for the athletics department. He joined the athletics staff after retiring from a 25-year government career.

Fecteau, who worked for the CIA, was captured during the Korean War when his plane was shot down during an attempt khổng lồ rescue an informant. Held captive sầu in Trung Quốc for 19 years, from November 1952 khổng lồ December 1971, he was later awarded the Distinguished Intelligence Cross, the CIA’s highest decoration, for refusing to lớn h& over names and information lớn his captives. Instead, he substituted the names of former sumuoi.mobi teammates.

Longtime distance running coach Bruce Lehane, who has been head cross country coach for 35 years, has coached dozens of All-Americans in his time at sumuoi.mobi.

Lehane has been head cross country coach for 35 years. He arrived at sumuoi.mobi in 1982 & since then has contrisumuoi.mobited immeasurably lớn the program’s success. Under his guidance, the sumuoi.mobi men’s cross country team has won 11 conference championships, qualified for the NCAA Championship field 10 times, và earned 3 top-10 finishes. The women’s cross country team has won 11 conference titles under Lehane, the lakiểm tra were Patriot League titles in 2013 và 2014.

Lehane has coached 50 All-Americans, 2 national champions, & a pair of Olympians. In addition, nine of his athletes have qualified for the World Cross Country Championships.

“To be named khổng lồ Boston University’s Athletic Hall of Fame fills me with pride và gratitude,” says Lehane. “I think back to lớn the hundreds of wonderful people I had the honor và privilege to lớn work with—students, administrators, coaches, & staff—whose spirit & commitment made for such an inspiring environment. I cannot say thank you enough to lớn those wonderful people và to lớn God.”

At the November Hall of Fame luncheon, men’s tennis player Jake De Vries (COM’17) và women’s lacrosse player Charlotte Castronovo (Questrom’17) will receive this year’s Alvày “sumuoi.mobiff” Donelli Memorial Leadership Awards, presented annually khổng lồ a male and a female senior who have sầu demonstrated outstanding leadership on and off the field; the winners of this award were announced during the Rhettys awards ceremony in May.

A number of other awards will also be presented at the ceremony: the annual William French Award, bestowed on a current or former coach or graduate who has distinguished himself or herself in coaching over the past year; the Murray Kramer Memorial Award, given to lớn an individual or organization in recognition of outstanding media coverage or publithành phố of intercollegiate sports; & the Roger “Moose” Washsumuoi.mobirn Award, presented each year to lớn an alum who has demonstrated “continuous, unselfish support” lớn the athletics program. The winners of those awards have not yet been announced.

For all of the recipients, the Hall of Fame ceremony is a time to reflect upon what their time at sumuoi.mobi has meant lớn them và how it has shaped the course of their lives.

“My fondest memories of sumuoi.mobi were those everyday moments with the team spent off the field—when we played games in the airport, listened khổng lồ music on the sumuoi.mobis trang chủ, or walked between our apartments lượt thích the entire sumuoi.mobiilding was one big house,” Setterlund says. “I made the best friends of my life playing softball at sumuoi.mobi, & it was those small moments that made all the difference. I have walked away from sumuoi.mobi having forged lifelong friendships with strong và talented women, whose successes postcollege have continued to inspire me.”

The Boston University Athletic Hall of Fame 52nd induction ceremony & banquet is Saturday, November 4, at noon, in the Francis sumuoi.mobirke Club Room at Agganis Aremãng cầu, 925 Commonwealth Ave sầu. The banquet is open lớn the public. Tickets are $70 per person. Liên hệ Brittany Kane at bmkane