Bouchard, Dill, Thurlow earn UMPI Hall of Fame berths

Posted Sept. 10, 2013, at 10:56 a.m.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Paul Bouchard, a 1,000-point scorer who played on the 1974 Northeast College Conference Championship team, is among three former athletes who will be inducted into the University of Maine Owls’ Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Bouchard will be honored along with Jocelyn “Jo” Dill and Stephanie (Thurlow) Dubay, while UMPI’s 1973-74 men’s basketball team also will be recognized during an awards banquet on Saturday.

Bouchard is a 1975 graduate who lives in Old Town. He scored 1,106 points for the Owls and graduated UMPI as the school’s No. 2 career scorer. He and his teammates won the NCCC title and finished as runners-up in the NAIA District 32 Championship in 1974.

Dill, a 1973 UMPI graduate, was the executive director of Maine Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance for many years. The Lyman resident is now the coordinator for Maine Senior Games, overseeing competition in 17 sports.

Dubay graduated in 2002 and was a four-year basketball and soccer standout and also played one season of softball for the Owls. Dubay, who teaches and coaches at Mattanawcook Academy in Lincoln, coached Lee Academy to a Class D girls soccer state championship in 2006.

For information, call 768-9506.

MMA Hall of Fame to induct three

Mount Desert Island product Matt Ketchen is among three men who have been selected for induction into the William J. Mottola Mariner Athletics Hall of Fame at Maine Maritime Academy.

MMA also will honor Yarmouth native Steve Gould and Alan Harrison of Alfred during ceremonies scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 20, in the Waypoint Room on the first floor of the Alfond Student Center.

The men also will be recognized prior to the start of MMA’s Sept. 21 football game against Massachusetts Maritime on Ritchie Field.

Ketchen (Class of 2000) was a four-year letter winner and basketball team captain when the Mariners won the inaugural North Atlantic Conference championship. He was named to the All-NAC first team and was MVP of the league tournament.

Ketchen, a guard, finished his career with 1,276 points, 261 assists, a school-record 185 steals and 430 rebounds. He still holds four of the eight MMA records he owned at the time of his graduation.

Gould, from the Class of 1987, was a four-year letterman in soccer and a team captain his senior year. He was a two-time New England College Conference All-Star and a two-time NAIA All-New England choice in addition to an All-America honorable mention.

Harrison, Class of 1982, was a four-year letter winner in football. He received MMA’s “Mr. 1980” Award and was selected as an NAIA Division II All-America honorable mention at tailback.

He was also named to eight all-star teams including the New England Football Conference All-Star team, the NAIA District 19 team, the ECAC Division III All-Star team, the Boston Herald All-New England Small College First Team and the UPOI All-New England College Division team.

For banquet details, call Chris Murphy at 326-2452.

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