STANDISH, Maine – The 17th Saint Joseph’s College Athletics Hall of Fame Class has been announced. Tom Ollmann ’88, Alyssa Dunn ’11, Will Pike ’11 and the 2006 Baseball Team will be inducted into the Hall of Fame with a ceremony on Saturday, September 14th.
A native of West Springfield, Massachusetts, Tom Ollmann ’88 is regarded as one of the finest post players in the history of the men’s basketball program. The 6’8” center tallied 1,279 points, 636 rebounds, 190 blocked shots, 130 assists, and 107 steals in 120 career games.
Ollman is the team’s career blocks leader and ranks among the Monks’ all-time leaders in games (1st), blocks per game (1.6, 2nd), free throws made (311, 10th) and attempted (425, 11th), rebounds (13th), field goals made (484, 14th) and attempted (1,023, 14th), and points (20th).
During his four years, the Monks posted a 94-27 (.777) overall record with a 30-4 (.882) mark in Western Maine Athletic Conference (WMAC) play and four WMAC Championships. Following his senior season, Ollman garnered All-District and All-Conference accolades.
Alyssa Dunn ’11, who hails from Standish and attended Bonny Eagle High School, was a tremendous two-sport athlete who was a four-year starter for the Saint Joseph’s field hockey and softball teams.
As a starting first baseman for the Monks’ softball team, Dunn was a .382 career hitter and remains among the program’s all-time leaders in total bases (278, 3rd), hits (191, 5th), home runs (13, 5th), doubles (44, 6th), RBI (123, 6th), and extra-base hits (59, 6th).
As a senior Dunn hit .384 (58-151) with 28 runs, 11 doubles, six home runs and 34 RBI while leading the Monks to the program’s first Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championship and subsequent NCAA Tournament appearance. In four field hockey seasons, Dunn played in 78 games with eight goals, 23 assists and five defensive saves and is regarded as one of the best defenders in program history.
Dunn helped lead her teams to a 178-74 (.706) combined record and garnered five all-conference honors in the two sports combined.
An outstanding student, Dunn – a Nursing major – was the first athlete in the College’s history to claim Academic All-America honors and earned over 15 individual academic accolades during her career and was named as the 2011 GNAC Woman of the Year.
Will Pike ‘11, a native of Gorham, Maine, transferred to Saint Joseph’s prior to his junior year after playing two seasons at Mount St. Mary's University, an NCAA DI program in Maryland. After posting a pair of outstanding seasons (2008-09) with the Monks, the standout goalkeeper graduated with the program’s career records for goals against average (0.88), save percentage (.861), victories (26) and shutouts (19).
During his time on the pitch, Pike led Saint Joseph’s to a pair of conference championship appearances, including the program’s first GNAC Championship in 2009, as well as the team’s first-ever ECAC Tournament berth in 2008. Pike was also selected as the 2009 GNAC Tournament Most Valuable Player.
The two-time First Team All-GNAC honoree and 2009 GNAC Defensive Player of the Year recipient set SJC single-season records for games (23), minutes (2,074), goals-against average (0.87), wins (14) and shutouts (11) during his senior campaign.
After serving as an assistant coach at Saint Joseph’s for five seasons, Pike was named as the head coach of the SJC men’s soccer program in January, 2019.
Led by Head Coach Will Sanborn ’86, the 2006 Baseball Team went 34-10-1 overall, won the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Championship, and advanced to the NCAA DIII New England Regional where the second-seeded Monks recorded the first NCAA Tournament victory – a 9-7 comeback triumph over Bowdoin College – in Saint Joseph’s College history.
The 2006 nine registered a 16-game undefeated streak (including a 4-4 tie with Bowdoin) and, led by sophomore ace Charlie Furbush, tied the program’s strikeout record with 313 K’s in 344 innings. Furbush, who led the nation with 13.9 strikeouts per nine innings, finished the season with team records for victories (10) and strikeouts (115), and collected First Team All-Conference accolades along with Luke Enman ’08, Jack Hughes ’06 and Brian Schools ’08.
Freshman outfielder Wade Oliver ’09 was selected as the Conference Rookie of the Year and also claimed 2006 NAC Tournament Most Valuable Player honors.
The Hall of Fame evening begins at 5:00 PM with a ‘plaque-revealing’ reception and is followed by dinner and the induction ceremony. The cost to attend is $30 for adults and $10 for children under the age of 12. As always, all current members of The Hall of Fame receive one free admission into this and all future Hall of Fame ceremonies.
With the addition of the 2019 honorees, the list of accomplished athletes, teams, coaches, administrators and philanthropists inducted in the SJC Athletics Hall of Fame grows to 93. The complete list of inductees can be found on the Saint Joseph’s College athletics website, www.gomonks.com.