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Varsity Club Announces 2019 Class in Athletic Hall of Fame

Holy Cross Athletics   02-08-2019

WORCESTER, Mass. – A group who set numerous school records and earned extensive recognition headlines a class of seven individuals who will be inducted into the Holy Cross Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame this year. The 2018 inductees into the Hall of Fame are Ari Confesor (Class of 2004, football), Chuck Doyle (Class of 1986, football), Stacey Hochkins (Class of 2012, ice hockey), Pat Kelly (Class of 1987, lacrosse), Megan Lynch (Class of 2013, volleyball), Glenn Williams (Class of 1989, basketball) and Barry Parenteau (honorary, swimming and diving coach).

These new honorees will be formally inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 4, at the Varsity Club’s annual dinner, to be held in the Hogan Campus Center. To reserve tickets to the event, click here.

Confesor was a standout wide receiver and kick returner for the Holy Cross football team from 2000-2003. A two-time All-America selection, he was also named first team All-New England following his junior and senior years. As a senior in 2003, Confesor set school single-season records with 1,213 receiving yards and 841 kickoff return yards. He also finished his career as Holy Cross’ all-time leader in receiving yards (2,352), kickoff return yards (2,267) and all-purpose yards (5,370), while ranking second in receiving touchdowns (19), third in punt return yards (600) and fourth in receptions (180). Confesor went into coaching following his graduation, and currently serves as Holy Cross’ pass-game coordinator and wide receivers coach.

Doyle was a star fullback on the Crusader football team from 1982-1985. He rushed 411 times for 1,620 yards during his collegiate career, and still ranks sixth all-time at Holy Cross with 23 rushing touchdowns. Doyle also served as the lead blocker for Gill Fenerty, who became the Crusaders’ all-time leader with 3,680 career rushing yards. He helped lead the team to an overall record of 29-14-2 during his four years, including the program’s first-ever NCAA playoff appearance in 1983. Doyle currently serves as the managing director of Business Capital, a leading commercial finance and restructuring firm.

Hochkins was a standout forward on the Holy Cross women’s ice hockey team from 2008-2012. She was a four-time first team All-ECAC East selection, in addition to being named All-America and All-New England three times. During her senior year, Hochkins led the team with a school-record 28 goals and 18 assists for 46 points. She ended her collegiate career as Holy Cross all-time leader in all six major offensive categories, totaling 103 goals, 86 assists, 189 points, 18 game-winning goals, 22 power play goals and 15 shorthanded goals. A two-year team captain, Hochkins led the Crusaders to an overall record of 80-19-7 during her four years on the team. She currently serves as an executive mortgage banker for Quicken Loans.

Kelly was a star player on the Crusader men’s lacrosse team from 1984-1987. A two-time USILA Colonial League All-Star, he earned All-New England honors as a senior and was selected to play in the New England East-West All-Star Game. Kelly ranks as Holy Cross’ career leader in both assists (125) and points (250), while standing third in goals (125). He also stands second on the school single-season lists for goals (48 in 1984) and assists (44 in 1985), while holding the third (80 in 1985) and fourth (78 in 1984) spots for single-season points. The Crusaders posted an overall record of 39-24 during Kelly’s career while winning two Colonial League championships. Kelly currently serves as the managing director of global institutional sales at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.

Lynch was an outstanding player on the Holy Cross volleyball team from 2009-2012. A three-time All-Patriot League selection, she was named to the Patriot League 25th Anniversary team in 2015. Lynch set what was then a school single-season record with 442 kills as a sophomore in 2010, and also totaled 405 kills as a junior in 2011. The Crusaders’ all-time leader with 1,486 career kills, she also ranks eighth in school history with 1,108 career digs. Lynch is the only player in school history ever to break the 1,000-mark in both kills and digs, and was the first three-time Academic All-Patriot League selection in conference history. She is currently a senior account executive at USI Insurance Services.

Williams was a star point guard for the Crusader men’s basketball team from 1985-1989. He recorded 714 assists during the course of his collegiate career to set the all-time school record. Williams earned All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference honors as a senior, when he set a Holy Cross single-season record with 278 assists. His average of 9.9 assists per game during that 1988-1989 season also led all players in NCAA Division I. Williams scored 638 points during his collegiate career, while hitting 42.6 percent of his three-point field goal attempts and 78.4 percent of his free throws. He is currently the president and owner of Steve Angeline Sales.

Parenteau served as the head coach of the Holy Cross women’s swimming and diving team from 1975-2018, and the men’s swimming and diving team from 1996-2018. He was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in women’s swimming and diving three times, following the 1984-1985, 1987-1988 and 1989-1990 campaigns. Parenteau also combined for 241 career victories between the men’s and women’s programs, a total which ranks eighth all-time among all coaches in school history. Over the course of his career, he coached eight student-athletes who have been inducted into the Varsity Club Hall of Fame, including Holy Cross’ first-ever female All-American (Callie Taffe, 1981). Parenteau retired from coaching in the spring of 2018.



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