Athletic Hall of Fame

 

The WPI Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1983 to honor the best that WPI Athletics has to offer. It was conceived and founded on the basis that many individuals have bestowed honor and recognition upon both themselves and WPI as a result of their involvement in WPI athletics. The WPI Athletic Hall of Fame is created to appropriately recognize those people who have distinguished themselves and WPI.


 

The WPI Athletic Department, Poly Club, and Hall of Fame Selection Committee is proud to announce its 35th Class, the Class of 2017. The six newest members were inducted on Friday, September 8, 2017 as part of Homecoming Weekend. They include:

Front: F. David Ploss, Back (l-r) Lee (Helberg) Conroy, Malcolm MacPherson, Jason Benoit, Nickie Hunter, Nick Fluet

 

JASON L. BENOIT ’88 - Wrestling

  • 1986 New England Champion at 126 pounds
  • Posted 41-3-3 career dual meet record
  • Unbeaten in dual meets (13-0-1) as a sophomore
  • Ranked number one in the region to begin senior season
  • Tied for second in career pins with 26
  • Second place all-time in pin percentage (.533)

NICK FLUET '01 - Football

  • Fifth WPI player to eclipse 2,000 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns
  • Third all-time in rushing yards with 2,981 and points with 210
  • 1997 Freedom Football Conference and All-Worcester Area Rookie of the Year
  • Senior season featured top 10 WPI performances in rushing and scoring
  • Four-time Freedom Football Conference rushing champion
  • Rare four-time Athletic Department Banquet major award winner

LEE C. (HELBERG) CONROY ’05 - Basketball and Volleyball

  • Led the team in rebounding in three season and in scoring her final two years
  • Career-best 201 rebounds and ranked nationally in blocks during her freshman season
  • Career totals of 1,337 points, 743 rebounds, 152 blocks and 110 steals Two-time All-NEWMAC performer in basketball
  • Career-best 311 kills, 55 aces, and 45 block assists in volleyball junior year
  • Amassed 898 kills, 157 aces, 162 digs, and 55 solo blocks during her career

NICKIE HUNTER '93 - Field Hockey and Softball

  • Perfect 17-0 record with 14 shutouts and just three goals allowed headed into 1992 NCAA Tournament
  • Coaches Association All-Region and Senior All-Star game invitee
  • Helped guide softball team to first NEW-8 regular season and tournament titles as sophomore in 1991
  • Batted .414 as a senior en route to being named All-America
  • Key cog on 1993 team that won NEW-8 regular season crown and defeated Wheaton for first time
  • 1993 Varsity Club award winner for top senior student-athlete

MALCOLM MACPHERSON - Men’s Soccer

  • Posted record of 198-146-19 in 22 years as head coach at WPI
  • Amassed 22 wins over his final two season, including his 300th career victory
  • Guided his first team at 1992 NCAA Tournament bid and No. 19 national ranking
  • Captured 1993 Constitution Athletic Conference Championship
  • Totaled an All-American, 32 all-conference selections and 2013 NEWMAC Rookie of the Year
  • Sported five academic All-Americans, including a three-time recipient

F. DAVID PLOSS '70 - Crew

  • Captured the 1968 Rusty Callow Regatta champion as a coxswain
  • Won City Champions and competed in the 1968 Eastern Sprints
  • Coach of the 1978 4+ National Champion
  • Guided the Varsity Eight to the 1979 New England championship
  • Helped make the men’s and women’s programs separate teams in 1982
  • Leadership role with the formation of Friends of
  • WPI Rowing and WPI Crew Endowment