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Springfield College Inducts Six Members In Athletic Hall of Fame

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., August 30, 2004 – Springfield College inducted the 32nd class into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Sat., October 16, during the College’s Homecoming Weekend festivities. The six newest members are Miller A. Bugliari ’57, Edward Carey ’91, Carson “Missy” Wassell Foote ’74, William H. Hillman ’53, Frank B. Holland ’36 (posthumously) and Barbara Jordan ’57.

With 626 victories to date, Miller A. Bugliari has won more matches than any high school boys’ soccer coach in the country. A three-year letter winner in men’s soccer as an undergraduate at Springfield College, he won 20 Division A State Championships in 44 seasons as the head coach at Pingry (N.J.) High. Other notable accomplishments by his teams include 13 undefeated seasons, 17 county championships and a 55-game winning streak. An inductee to the New Jersey High School Hall of Fame in 2000, Bugliari has been named New Jersey Coach of the Year seven times, and was recognized with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Honor Award in 1999.

Edward Carey is the most prolific scorer in the history of SC men’s lacrosse. The all-time leader in career points (300) and career goals (175), he set a single-season school record with 93 points in 1990. Carey, who led SC to the NCAA Division II Tournament in 1990, earned second-team All America honors that season after receiving honorable mention All-America accolades in 1989. After graduation, he continued his career in the South Australia Lacrosse Association. Carey scored 117 points (66 goal, 51 assists) in 13 games for the Glenelg Lacrosse Seahawks and was voted the “Best and Fairest Player” in the league. He was only the second American to ever win the award.

Carson “Missy” Wassell Foote is a household name in women’s lacrosse. As head women’s lacrosse and field hockey coach, she led Middlebury College to five women’s lacrosse national championships in the last eight seasons, and also guided the Panthers to a field hockey national championship 1998. Foote is a five-time national women’s lacrosse coach of the year, and earned the national coach-of-the-year honors in field hockey twice. In 2004, she was enshrined in the New England Lacrosse Hall of Fame, and was honored with the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Women’s Sports Coach of the Year in 1998 and 1999. Aside from her coaching duties, Foote has been the director of physical education at Middlebury for 11 years. As an undergraduate at Springfield College, she competed on the field hockey team and the women’s lacrosse club.

William H. Hillman is regarded as one of the top cross-country runners to ever run at Springfield College. A captain of the cross-country and gymnastics team, he was also an outstanding distance runner on the track & field squad. Hillman graduated with honors from Springfield College then served his country in the Korean War. He spent over three decades as a teacher, coach and administrator in New Jersey school system. Among Hillman’s numerous professional highlights was his election to the Delran (N.J.) High Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999 for establishing the school’s physical education and athletic programs. He has recently been published in several magazines on the topic of fitness for people suffering from Parkinson’s disease.

Frank B. Holland worked tirelessly to improve and enhance first aid and water safety programs in New England. As a member of the SC swimming team for three years, he was an All-American from 1934 to 1936. Holland set five New England Intercollegiate Swimming Association’s records in those three seasons, and was a finalist in the 50 and 100-yards freestyle at the 1934 NCAA championships. His career is marked by countless distinctions. Holland was recognized by the Massachusetts House of Representatives for his dedicated service in the field of first aid and water safety. He was also honored by the American National Red Cross after directing that organization’s largest aquatic school in the United States for 37 years.

Barbara Jordan is a world-class track & field athlete. She established seven American age-group records and, when she was 65 years old, she set the world record for women her age in the 300-meter hurdles (64.66 seconds). At the National Senior Olympic Championships and the National Master Outdoor Championships, she earned gold medals in the triple jump and 200-meter dash, along with silver medals in the 100-meter dash, long jump, and pentathlon. Jordan was awarded the gold medal in the 300-meter hurdles at the World Association of Veteran Athletes Championships in Brisbane, Australia. She attended Springfield College prior to inception of the women’s intercollegiate athletics program.
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