Student-Athletes, Championship Ice Hockey Team Honored at Hall of Fame Induction
Four SUNY Plattsburgh alumni will be inducted into the Cardinal Athletic Hall of Fame during the annual induction ceremony and luncheon Saturday, Nov. 4 beginning at noon at the Field House gymnasium.
The college’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, along with the Office of Alumni Relations, will welcome Martin Beliveau ’91, men’s ice hockey; Richard Keegan ’71, men’s soccer and baseball; Erin Hutchinson Lorah ’04, women’s basketball and women’s volleyball; Lisa Marlow Turner ’02, softball; and members of the men’s national championship 1992-1992 ice hockey team into the ranks of those inducted into the hall since 1984.
Martin Beliveau ’91
Beliveau served as a key defenseman, helping the Cardinals skate to a SUNYAC title and advance to the NCAA Division III national championship game during his sophomore year in 1990. An All-American and Al-SUNYAC choice in 1990-1991, the Boucherville, Quebec, native earned a spot on the 1985-1994 All-Decade Team. Taking in a total 85 games, Beliveau made 19 goals and assisted in 67 more for a career total of 86 points.
Richard Keegan ’71
Keegan was the first All-American in the history of the men’s soccer program and the third student-athlete in college history to hear the acclaim. Keegan was a two-time All-SUNYAC selection and a two-time All-Region honoree as a back on the soccer field. In 1968, he helped the Cardinal men’s soccer team go 11-2-1 overall and finish third in the NAIA. In baseball, Keegan excelled as a pitcher, achieving a career ERA of 2.98, which continues to be one of the top in the program’s career-record book.
Erin Hutchinson Lora ’04
Shortsville, N.Y., native Lorah earned two All-SUNYAC honors in basketball and two All-SUNYAC East honors for volleyball. In basketball, she earned, 1,023 points during her career and is just one of a handful of student-athletes in program history to reach the 1,000-point milestone. In volleyball, she finished her career as the all-time record holder in blocks as well as its single-season record holder in blocks per set. In 2003-2004, Lorah earned the Senior Achievement Award.
Lisa Marlow Turner ’02
Turner helped put SUNY Plattsburgh softball on the map, helping the team improve from a 78 overall record her freshman year in 1999 to a 31-15 overall record and ECAC championship in 2002. A Rouses Point, N.Y., native, Turner racked up 47 wins and 284 strikeouts throughout her collegiate career. During her senior year in 2002, she earned a 1.79 ERA while going 16-7, striking out 107 batters.
1991-1992 Men's Ice Hockey
In addition to Beliveau, Keegan, Lorah, and Turner, the college will recognize the men’s 1991-1992 men’s hockey team, which captured the NCAA Division III national championship after going 32-2-2 overall and 13-0-1 in SUNYAC play. Led by third-year head coach Bob Emery, the Cards started the season 16-0-1. With just one loss to a Division III school all year, the Cardinals sailed through SUNYAC competition before winning the title. After securing the ECAC title, the team beat Elmira in an NCAA tournament quarterfinal series before taking out Wisconsin-Superior in the national semifinals. In front of a hometown crowd at the Stafford Ice Arena, the Cardinals defeated Wisconsin-Stevens Point 7-3.
The team will be recognized prior to the 7 p.m. men’s ice hockey game against Morrisville State Nov. 4. Individual players will be recognized during the first period intermission.
Tickets for the induction and luncheon are $20. Registration is suggested before Oct. 30 at alumni.plattsburgh.edu/halloffame.
For more information, contact Brian Savard, director of athletic communications, 518-564-4148, or email [email protected].