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The Boston College Hall of Fame was founded by the Varsity Club in 1970 and has inducted more than 400 of the finest student-athletes ever to wear the Maroon and Gold.
For over twenty years, the Hall of Fame was without a home, but in 1989 the Varsity Club unveiled the plaques of the 1989 Hall inductees on the West Concourse of Conte Forum.
The Class of 2015
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Eight former outstanding athletes will be inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Hall of Fame this fall.
The athletes being honored are: Doug Brzezinski `98 (football), Chris Georgules `95 (track and field), Mary Guarino `00 (women's soccer), Paul Keegan `96 (men's soccer), Mike Mottau `00 (men's ice hockey), Alissa Murphy Richardson `00 (women's basketball), Kelly McManus Souza `02 (women's ice hockey) and Damien Woody `99 (football).
The honorees will be inducted in a ceremony on Friday, Oct. 9 at Conte Forum. They will also be recognized at halftime of the Eagles' football game against Wake Forest on Saturday, Oct. 10.
Doug Brzezinski '98 (Football):
Doug Brzezsinki started 46 games on the offensive line. A native of Livonia, Michigan, Brzezinski was a two-time All-Big East first team honoree. As a senior Brzezinski served as a team captain and earned the Thomas F. Scanlon Award as the teams' top scholar-athlete. He was a member of a line which helped the offense accumulate 4,527 total yards and aided the 1998 All-American running back Mike Cloud to rush for 1,726 yards, third most in the country. BC's offensive line tradition continued as Brzezinski was drafted in the third round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. He played in 73games in the NFL.
Mary Guarino '00 (Women's Soccer):
Mary Guarino was one of the most prolific scorers in BC women's soccer history. Guarino, a native of Plantation, Florida, held the record for most career points until 2001. Her record for most goals in a single season (18) was recently broken in 2013. She is fourth on the all-time list for goals scored with 33 and fourth in points scored (87). Guarino helped the Eagles advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 1999 -- the teams' first appearance since the 1985. In 1999, Guarino set program records by scoring 18 goals, notched nine assists for 45 points. She garnered All-Big East second team honors and was the Offensive Team MVP and earned the Outstanding Senior Award. Guarino played for the Boston Renegades which won the 2002 W-League Championship and also played for the Rochester Reign in the WPSL in 2004. She was the head coach of the women's soccer team at DeSales University in Pennsylvania and is currently running an Aquatic Survival Swimming business..
Chris Georgules '95 (Track & Field):
Chris Georgules ran both cross country and track and field while at the Heights. A native of Worcester, Mass., Georgules was the National Junior Champion and World Jr. Champion in 1992. In 1994, Georgules was the National Catholic champion and led BC to win the team championship. In the indoor season, Georgules was an All-American in the 3000 meters in 1994 and 1995. He won the New England Indoor 3,000 meters championship in 1994 and 1995. He was also ran the mile leg on BC's Distance Medley Relay team in 1995 which won the New England Indoor championship. Georgules also succeeded outdoors as he won the 1994 New England 5,000 meters and the 1995 New England 1,500 meter race. He holds the school record in the 2,000 meters (7:59.27) and is fourth all-time in the 5,000 indoor and outdoor races (14:18.99 indoor/14:06.78 outdoor).
Paul Keegan '96 (Men's Soccer):
Upon arriving at the Heights, Paul Keegan made an immediate impact on the pitch. A four-time NSCAA Regional All-American, Keegan was a three-time NSCAA All-American and three-time Big East first team honoree. In 1992, Keegan received the Big East Rookie of the Year. He led BC to two NCAA Tournament appearances and helped the Eagles win the 1994 Big East Championship. A native of Dublin, Ireland, Keegan still owns the program record for most career goals (31); career assists (21) and points (83). Keegan, who received BC's highest honor athletic honor the 1996 Eagle of the Year, was drafted in the first round of the MLS Draft by the New England Revolution. He went on to play professionally for 10 years.
Mike Mottau '00 (Men's Hockey):
A four-year letterman, Mike Mottau entered the Heights as a highly-skilled player and proved to everyone he was one of the best to skate at Kelley Rink. The three-time Hockey East honoree won the most prestigious college hockey award -- the Hobey Baker - awarded to the nation's most outstanding player in his senior season. Mottau amassed 27 career goals and a program record 130 assists for 157 points in four seasons. In his four years, Boston College went 99-52-14 and had three NCAA Frozen Four appearances. Mottau was a three-time All-American, All-New England, Hockey East All-Star as well as the New England Hockey Writers' Rookie of the Year, Hockey East Co-Player of the Year and the league's Best Defensive Defenseman as well as a two-time team MVP.
Alissa Murphy Richardson '00 (Women's Basketball):
While at the Heights, Alissa Murphy Richardson helped the women's basketball program make history as she was on the first two teams that qualified for the NCAA Tournament. Murphy Richardson, a native of San Diego, Calif., led BC to its first NCAA Tournament victory in 1999 when she scored 22 points vs. Ohio State in 1999. A versatile player, Murphy Richardson played in 121 games, and was fifth on the all-time scoring list (1,361 points) and seventh in rebounds (585). She holds the program record for most points in an NCAA game when she scored 26 points vs. Nebraska in 2000. Murphy Richardson was the Big East Most Improved Player in 1999, followed by All-Big East third team in 2000. She was a three-time Big East Academic All-Star.
Kelly McManus Souza '02 (Women's Ice Hockey):
A native of Dedham, Mass., Kelly McManus Souza played just two seasons at the Heights but made an indelible impression. After two seasons at UNH, McManus Souza brought her talents to BC and she led the team in scoring as a junior and senior. She notched 13 goals and nine assists as a junior. In her senior season, McManus Souza notched 17 goals and 17 assists for 34 points. She earned ECAC All-Star honors in 2001 and 2002. A team captain in 2002, McManus Souza also earned the BC Team Leadership Award and the Outstanding Senior Award.
Damien Woody '99 (Football):
Damien Woody was another success story of the much-heralded offensive line tradition at Boston College. A native of Beverdam, VA, Woody red-shirted his first year and earned the starting position in the middle of the O-line in 1996. He was the main cog in the offensive line for four seasons. He was All-Big East second team and helped three different running back s register a combined seven 100 --yard rushing games. In 1997, he was All-Big East second team honoree as the BC offense that accumulated 4,527 yards. In 1998 he started all 11 games and helped Mike Cloud rush for over 100 yards in 10 of 11 games. Woody was the 17th overall selection by the New England Patriots in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He is currently an NFL analyst for ESPN.