June 21, 2018
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Husson to induct six into sports Hall of Fame

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff
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Six former Husson University athletic standouts will be inducted into the school’s sports Hall of Fame later this year, the school announced Friday.

Husson’s 31st Hall of Fame class includes softball standouts Cassie Berry and Carolyn McAvoy Gudroe, basketball stars Brock Bradford and Katie Nye Grant, soccer player Deidra Ham McIntosh and football star Julius “Juice” Williams.

An induction ceremony will be held on Dec. 2 at the Spectacular Events Center in Bangor.

Berry was a four-year letterwinner in softball from 2007-10, playing second base for Husson.

She hit .375 with 118 runs scored, 41 doubles, three triples and 19 home runs while driving in 109 runs during her time at the school.

Berry is Husson’s all-time career leader in home runs, total bases and RBIs. She also holds the school record for most hits in a season (62 in 2008).

Husson posted a 98-64 record in Berry’s four years and appeared in two NCAA Division III tournaments.

Bradford averaged 13.1 points and 3.9 assists per game as a four-year starter on the basketball court between 2007 and 2010.

Bradford led Husson to its first conference championship and NCAA tourney appearance in 2009.

He is one of six players in program history to earn all-conference honors on three occasions.

Bradford is a member of Husson’s board of trustees.

McIntosh accumulated 26 goals and 16 assists in 72 career games for Husson’s women’s soccer program.

She led the team to postseason play in all four of her seasons, including Husson’s first NCAA tournament appearance in 2003.

The midfielder also was an NAC All-Academic selection in 2004 and 2005.

Gudroe played shortstop and pitched for Husson’s softball team, and she was a four-year letterwinner.

She hit .373 with 115 runs scored, 53 doubles and 11 home runs while driving in 102 runs in 143 games.

Gudroe was a four-time All-Conference selection and ranks as Husson’s career leader in doubles (67) and fifth in RBIs.

Grant was one of the best 3-point shooters in the history of Husson’s women’s basketball program, finishing her career with a .377 percentage from beyond the arc, good for third all time.

She finished her career with 1,325 points, 407 rebounds, 171 steals and 330 assists, and she led Husson to a berth in the NAIA National Championships in 1999.

Williams is Husson’s all-time leader in rushing touchdowns with 46 and second in rushing yards with 3,591.

He averaged 5.79 yards per carry and 102.6 yards rushing per game over his four-year career.

Williams would lead the ECFC in yards per carry with 6.64 and was second in rushing yards at 1,042.

He holds Husson’s record for touchdowns in a single season with 15 in 2008, along with 1,260 rushing yards that season.

Tickets to the ceremony are $40. To attend, RSVP no later than 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, by reaching Katie Simoncic by email at simoncick@husson.edu or phone at 941-7170.

 


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