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 37th Class, the Class of 2019. The six newest members will be inducted on Friday, October 4, 2019 as part of Homecoming Weekend. They include:

(l-r) Jason Steele, Larry Noble, Steve Graveline '86, Kristen (Garza) Reader '11, John Bibinski '84, Don Maki '80

 

JOHN BIBINSKI ’84 - Football

  • Three-year standout defensive back
  • First Team All-New England safety for undefeated 1983 team
  • Anchored defense that allowed just seven points a game for nationally ranked Engineers
  • Helped WPI compile a 19-5 record on the gridiron during his three seasons on Boynton Hill
  • Starting pitcher and first baseman for WPI baseball team, earning a pair of wins on the mound
  • Starting goalie for undefeated 1982 New England Club Hockey Conference champion

KRISTEN (GARZA) READER ’11 - Women’s Soccer

  • WPI’s first-ever four-time All-NEWMAC women’s soccer player
  • Earned first team all-conference accolades in 2007, 2009, 2010
  • Three seasons on Boynton Hill with double digits in goals scored
  • Career leader in goals (44) and points (106)
  • Two-Time ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-District I selection
  • Capped her career by playing in the NEWISA Senior Bowl

STEVE GRAVELINE ’86 - Wrestling

  • One of only 17 wrestlers in program history to be all-region all four seasons
  • 1987 New England Champion at 190 pounds
  • Career record of 21-11 in dual meets
  • Captain of the dominant 1987 New England championship team that saw all 10 wrestlers place
  • Engineers completed a 70-7 record (.909 winning percentage) in duals meets during his career
  • Accomplished high school and college official and 2018 NCAA Regional Tournament Director

DON MAKI ’80 - Baseball

  • Dominating right-handed pitcher for four seasons
  • Complete game effort in snapping Brandeis’s New England record in 1979 for consecutive wins
  • Winning pitcher in the Engineers upset of nationally ranked Amherst in 1980
  • Defeated Division I Northeasten and Division II Hartford during his standout career
  • Shutouts of MIT (one-hitter) and Coast Guard as a senior
  • Compiled a 4-1 record with a 2.19 ERA with 37 strikeouts in senior campaign

LARRY NOBLE - Men’s Rowing

  • Guided WPI to Rusty Callow Trophy in 2017 as New England Champions for first time in 38 years
  • 2017 Joy of Sculling Men’s Division III Collegiate Coach of the Year
  • Led boats that earned medals at the Head of the Charles Regatta in 2008, 2010, 2016
  • Directed frequent rivalry victories include Baker, Class of 2013 and McCarthy-McGee Cups
  • Competed multiple times in the prestigious Royal Henley Regatta
  • Coaches four rowers who represented Team USA in U23 World Championships
     

JASON STEELE - Women’s Rowing

  • Directed the Engineers to a second place finish at 2019 NCAA Championships
  • Guided WPI to its first-ever NEWMAC championship in April 2019
  • Helped the Crimson and Gray to a bronze medal at the 2018 NCAA Championships
  • 2018 Joy of Sculling Women’s Division III Collegiate Coach of the Year
  • Led WPI to a bronze medal in Women's Collegiate Eights at the 2018 Head of the Charles Regatta 
  • Coached the Varsity Eight to a second place national ranking in 2004