UMaine Sports Hall Of Fame To Induct Eight
The University of Maine announced eight inductees to the Sports Hall of Fall at the school that includes former NFLer Mike Devito and the 1992-93 UMaine men's ice hockey team.
Joining the Devito and the 92-93 hockey team are record-setting swimmer Charles "Chuck" Martin, track star Vicki Tolton, softball player Ashley Waters, runner Daniel Rearick, baseball player David Thompson, and broadcaster Gary Thorne.
The men's ice hockey team in 1993 put up a 42-1-2 mark and won the school's first ever national title in the sport. The team was led by Paul Kariya who won the Hobey Baker award, with Shawn Walsh at the helm of the squad as the head coach.
Devito had 112 tackles and 15 sacks during his tenure with the Black Bears and played in nine seasons with the NFL with the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs.
Thorne was the former play-by-play voice of the men's ice hockey team from 1977-86 and went on to be the voice of the New York Mets, Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils, Chicago White Sox, and Baltimore Orioles. He has also called other games in the MLB, NHL, and NCAA football for ESPN.
The eight inductees will be honored at a dinner and ceremony held on September 8th at the University of Maine. To read more on the inductees, you can read the full UMaine release here.