Eight Former Eagles To be Inducted Varsity Club Hall of Fame on Friday
Oct. 2, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Eight of the finest athletes in Boston College history comprise the Class of 2013 and will be inducted into the Varsity Club Hall of Fame on Friday at Conte Forum. The group will be recognized at halftime of Saturday's football game against Army.
The athletes will be inducted: Mike Cloud '99 (football), Stalin Colinet '97 (football), Dick Cremin '65 (football), Jessalyn Deveny '05 (basketball), Ken Hodge Jr. '88 (ice hockey), Anne T. Kavanagh '81 (soccer), Chris Lambert '12 (baseball) and George Lermond '25 (track & field, cross country).
Here are short biographies of the new Hall of Famers:
MIKE CLOUD '99 (football): Mike Cloud, who played in 45 games, was named BC's Eagle of the Year in 1998. Cloud, a native of Portsmouth, R.I., finished his career at the Heights as the all-time leading rusher with 3,597 yards. He also had 25 career touchdowns and averaged 5.9 yards a carry. As a senior, Cloud rushed for 1,726 yards and scored a career-high 14 touchdowns. He was a consensus All-America first-team honoree and earned the Gold Helmet Award and was an All-Big East first-team honoree.
STALIN COLINET '97 (football): Stalin Colinet, a native of Bronx, N.Y., was an All-Big East defensive tackle. He was a member of the 1993 Carquest Bowl team, as well as the 1994 Aloha Bowl team. Colinet, a team captain, earned the Bulger Lowe Award for the best defensive player in New England in 1996. Colinet recorded 54 tackles and had nine sacks as a senior. He finished his career with 148 total tackles and 14 sacks. Colinet was the first Dominican born player to be drafted and play in the NFL. He played six seasons, finishing his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2002.
DICK CREMIN '65 (football): A two-way player at guard and linebacker, he was a stalwart lineman on the successful BC teams in 1962, 1963 and 1964. Among his top games were the 1964 victory over nationally-ranked Syracuse and an impressive defensive performance at Tennessee. The Eagles won 20 of 28 games during Cremin's three-year varsity career. Cremin's on-field success came in spite of a playing with Hemangioma, a medical disorder that required multiple corrective surgeries and constant medical attention to his legs. Though he battled his medical condition daily, Cremins never missed a practice or a game. An All-New England and All-East honoree, Cremins attended law school and is currently a highly-successful attorney in Florida.
JESSALYN DEVENY '05 (basketball): Jess Deveny was a member of the first BC class to appear in an NCAA Tournament in each of her four years. She finished her career with 1,496 points, seventh on the all-time scorers list. A native of Westford, Mass., Deveny suffered a season-ending injury her senior season but she managed to averaged 17.2 points and 5.2 rebounds in 17 games. As a junior, Deveny was named the Most Outstanding Player Performer in the Eagles first-ever Big East Tournament Championship. All-Big East first-team honoree as a junior, Deveny played in 102 games and started 79 for the Eagles.
KEN HODGE, JR. '88 (hockey): Ken Hodge, Jr. played in 99 career games and tallied 60 goals, 94 assists and 154 career points in just three seasons at the Heights. Hodge, a native of Lynnfield, Mass., led Hockey East in scoring as a freshman (64 points). He still holds the BC record for assists (44) and points scored (64) for a freshman. Hodge, who was named the 1985 Hockey East Rookie of the Year, is fifth in goals scored for freshman (20), fifth in single-season assists (44) and 22nd on the all-time scoring list (154 career points). A Hockey East All-Tournament team honoree as a freshman and sophomore, Hodge was drafted by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1984 draft and played for the North Stars, the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Boston Bruins. Hodge has served as the radio color analyst for the Boston College hockey team since the 1999-2000 season.
ANNE T. KAVANAGH '81 (soccer): Anne Kavanagh earned BC's most prestigious athletic award, Eagle of the Year, in 1981. Kavanagh was a pioneer for the women's soccer program as it advanced from club to varsity level. Kavanagh, a defender on the soccer field, was a team captain and was named the team MVP as a senior. She also earned the Heights Athletic Achievement Award as a junior. A captain on the lacrosse team, Kavanagh earned the Coaches Award in 1981. She was also a member of the women's ice hockey team and was named the winner of the Player's Player Award. Kavanagh graduated with a degree in finance and marketing from the School of Management.
CHRIS LAMBERT '12 (baseball): Chris Lambert was a first round selection, 19th overall, by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2004 MLB Draft. Lambert, a native of Manchester, N.H., was the Big East Pitcher of the Year in 2002 and 2004. He was also Big East Rookie of the Year in 2002. Lambert, who was a first team Big East selection from 2002-04, was also a ABCA All-America third team selection and ABCA Northeast Regional first team pitcher honoree. Lambert still owns three BC records - single season strikeouts (107), career strikeouts (272) and career ERA (2.84).
CAPT. GEORGE LERMOND '25 (track/cross country): One of the few Boston College athletes to compete in two Olympic Games, Lermond represented the United States in the 5000-meter run in the 1924 Olympiad in Paris and in the 3000-meter steeplechase event in the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. While at BC, he set a course record in the New England 2-mile championship while winning the event in three consecutive seasons. Lermond, a native of Nahant, Mass., won New England cross-country titles in 1924 and 1925. He attended the United States Military Academy after graduating from BC and went on to serve his country as an Army officer. Lermond lost his life in 1940 during a valiant attempt to save his son in a house fire, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery in recognition of his military contributions.