Orono To Add 5 Hall of Famers
The Orono High School Athletic Hall of Fame will open its doors to five new members. The Class of 2019 will be honored on Saturday, December 7th.
The Class of '19 includes...
Robert Woodbury: A 12-time letter winner in the sports for football, golf, basketball, baseball and track for 1957-1961. He went on to captain the UMaine hoops team. Robert was a teacher and an athletic director in Massachusetts for over 30 years.
Sarah Marquez: A 9-time letter winner from 1997-2001 in the sports of soccer, golf, basketball and softball. She is one of only seven players at Orono, regardless of gender, to surpass 1000 points. She went on to score another 1,000 points at Drew University. After receiving her law degree from Syracuse, Sarah is now the Assistant District Attorney in the New York County DA's Office.
Susan Gardner: A multiple letter winner in basketball and soccer from 1994-1998. She is one of the seven 1,000 point scorers at Orono. She led the 1996 to the school's first girls basketball state title and was named Tourney MVP. Two years later, the Red Riots repeated as state champs. Susan attended West Virginia Wesleyan College on a basketball scholarship but injuries cut her career short.
Kate Kovenock: Made her mark in the sport of swimming with eight individual Class B state titles. The championships include the 100-Free, 50-Free. Kate was named Swimmer of the Meet all four years at the Class B meet. She would go on to Connecticut College where she became an 11-time NCAA Division III All-American. Kate is the currently the head coach of swimming at Brown University in Rhode Island.
Dodi Saucier: Became the Orono HS field hockey coach in 1979 and went on to win over 150 games in her 23-year career. Dodi was named PVC Coach of the Year five times. She was inducted into the Maine Field Hockey Association Hall of Fame in 2006. She was a three sport athlete at the University of New Hampshire from 1972-1976.
NOTE: This is Orono's 12th class to be inducted into the school Hall of Fame.