A former Mr. Basketball is among five Old Town athletic standouts who will be inducted into the school’s athletic hall of fame in December.
Matt Arsenault (Class of 1993), Denise Treadwell Smith (1990), Katie Bergeron (2006), Moira Vereault (1984) and Hilary Maxim (2008) comprise Old Town’s Class of 2017 that will be inducted before the school’s boys basketball home game against Mount Desert Island on Saturday, Dec. 9.
A reception will begin at 4:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public, followed by an induction ceremony at 5 p.m. The inductees also will be recognized at halftime of the game, when they will receive their hall of fame plaques.
Arsenault, the athletic administrator at Central High School in Corinth, was a three-year starter in basketball who scored a school-record 1,296 points and helped Old Town win the 1991 Class A state championship. He was a two-time Bangor Daily News All-Maine first-team selection and was named the state’s Mr. Basketball in 1993.
Arsenault also played soccer and baseball while at Old Town.
Treadwell played softball and tennis at Old Town and was a 1,000-point scorer in basketball who was a three-time Big East Conference all-star and an all-state selection. She went on to star at Saint Joseph’s College in Standish where she helped to lead the Monks to three national tournament appearances, an NAIA district championship and two conference titles.
Treadwell ranked third nationally in 3-point shooting percentage as a junior at Saint Joseph’s, and remains fourth in career 3-point percentage and sixth all-time in 3-pointers made.
Vereault, who will be inducted posthumously, competed in softball and field hockey at Old Town and most notably was a multiple state medalist in swimming. She captained the 1983 team to the Penobscot Valley Conference championship.
She went on to Millikin University where she was an NCAA Division III All-American in swimming, and she later played softball at DePaul University.
Bergeron was a three-time, all-conference selection in basketball who was named Old Town’s 2008 female athlete of the year.
She went on to star at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, where as a first-year player she was named rookie of the year by the Maine Women’s College Basketball Coaches Association. She helped lead Bowdoin to the NCAA Division III Sweet 16 as a senior, and she concluded her college career sixth on the Polar Bears’ all-time scoring list with 1,180 points and second all-time with 160 3-pointers.
Bergeron then played professionally in Europe and now is head coach of the women’s basketball team at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland.
Maxim is one of the top distance runners in Old Town history. In cross-country she won regional and state championships in 2006 and was a three-year, all-state selection who was named to the 2007 All-New England team and was part of the only Old Town team to qualify for the New England championships.
Maxim won three consecutive Penobscot Valley Conference-Eastern Maine Indoor Track League titles in the mile and won the two-mile twice. She was the Class B state champion in the mile in 2008 and was a two-time all-state selection.
Maxim also was the 2008 state champion in both the 1,600 and 3,200 and won five individual PVC titles in outdoor track.
She holds school records in the 800 indoors and the outdoor 800 and 1,600.