The Athletic Hall of Fame, created in 1989, honors those who have brought distinction to themselves and Connecticut College through their achievement, commitment, sportsmanship and leadership in athletics. The Athletic Hall of Fame gallery is in the Charles B. Luce Field House.

Athletic Hall of Fame inducts four alumni

Connecticut College inducted the following alumni and Department of Athletics faculty members into the Athletic Hall of Fame on April 30, 2016:

  • Chris Capone '97 (lacrosse) — The two-time All-American and team captain lead the lacrosse team to an ECAC championship in 1996. He was also named All-New England and All-NESCAC in 1996 and 1997.
  • Betsy Woods '97 (soccer) — Named an All-American in 1996, Woods graduated with the school record for career points and assists. The former team captain was named All-New England in 1994, 1995 and 1996.
  • Bill Lessig (coach, men's soccer and women's basketball) — He coached the men's soccer team from 1970-2009, compiling a record of 269-234-40 and making 11 post-season appearances. The team won ECAC titles in 1992 and 1996, and became the College's first team to make the NCAA tournament in 1995. Lessig also coached the women's basketball team from 1982-1993, compiling a record of 181-64.
  • Glen Miller (coach, men's basketball) — Miller led the 1998-99 squad to an undefeated regular season record, a No. 1 national ranking and an NCAA Final Four appearance. He also led the 1997-98 team to a NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance.

Additionally, Kathryn Dornan Smith '84 was honored at this celebration for her dedication and support of Camel Athletics.

Anyone can nominate a Connecticut College alumnus/a athlete to the Athletic Hall of Fame. View the eligibility guidelines and bylaws and access the nomination form.

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