Friday, September 24, 2010

Jay HS Alum Bessey Among the UMF HOF Inductees

The 2010 University of Maine at Farmington Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremonies are set for Saturday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. at the University's North Dining Hall.

Registration is still available to attend the 2010 UMF Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremonies. The form is available at

Hors D’Oeuvres: 6:00-6:30 p.m. Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Induction ceremonies following the dinner. This is a non-alcohol event.

The 2010 inductees include Mike Ridley '92 (baseball/golf), Chris Bessey '93 (men's basketball/baseball), Debbie Gagnon Gendreau '93 (women's soccer/softball), Candice Berger Parent '93 (women's volleyball/women's basketball/softball) and Peter Grosso '95 (men's soccer).

Ridley, who resides in West Baldwin, was a three-time captain of the baseball team, receiving All-NAIA District 5 recognition in 1990 and 1991 and visit to the NAIA National Championships with the golf team in 1988 and 1989.

Bessey, who resides in Jay, received all-conference distinction in men's basketball and baseball and holds program career records in steals for basketball and stolen bases and triples in baseball.

Gendreau, who lives in Hampden, garnered All-NAIA District 5 First Team accolades in women's soccer (1989, 1992) and softball (1991, 1992).

Parent, who resides in Oakland, was the NAIA District 5 Co-Player of the Year in 1992 and three-time conference honor recipient in women's volleyball and reached the 1,000 career point milestone in women's basketball.

Grosso, who resides in Westbrook, earned All-NAIA District 5 honors in each of his four seasons for the Beavers. In 1993, Grosso was the Fleet Bank Maine Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Year and was an USCAA All-American Honorable Mention honoree.



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