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Bugbee To Be Inducted Into New England Lacrosse Hall Of Fame

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – August 26, 2002 – One of the most successful men’s lacrosse coaches in the region, Springfield College’s Keith Bugbee will be inducted into the New England Lacrosse Hall of Fame on Friday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. in a ceremony to be held at the Fleet Center in Boston.

Entering his 20th season at SC as a coach and assistant professor of physical education, Bugbee has an impressive 199-91 (.686 winning percentage) record. His teams have won a national championship, participated in seven NCAA Tournaments and 10 ECAC Tournaments. Thirty-five of his players have received All-America recognition, including Bob Felt, who was voted the 1994 U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division II Player of the Year.

In 1994, Springfield captured the NCAA Division II National Championship with a 15-12 victory over New York Institute of Technology to finish with a 12-2 record. The following year, Springfield compiled a 13-1 mark with its only loss coming against Adelphi, 12-10, in the NCAA Division II Championship title game.

In 2001, Bugbee led Springfield to a school-record 16-2 mark and a No. 5 final national ranking. In the program’s fifth appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament, the Pride defeated Eastern Connecticut State, 11-9, in a first-round game played on Benedum Field, before falling at No.1-ranked Gettysburg (Pa.), 16-12. Springfield led the nation in scoring (17.78 gpg) and scoring margin (+11.67 gpg) while winning its second consecutive Pilgrim League Championship. SC, which was ranked as high as No. 3 nationally, had six players named All-American.

The Pride captured its second ECAC Division III Championship in 2002, with the other coming in 1998. Bugbee was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Co-Coach of the Year and three of his players were named Pilgrim League All-Stars.

In 2000, the Pride finished the season ranked No. 20 after falling in overtime at RIT, 13-12, in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament. The Pride were ranked No. 12 in 1999 after compiling a 12-5 record and winning the inaugural NEWMAC Championship with a 4-0 league mark. SC finished 12-4 in 1998 and captured its first ECAC Division III Championship.

Bugbee was named the USILA Division II Coach-of-the-Year in 1994 and 1995. He coached the North team in the annual North-South All-Star Game in 1995 and was the coach for the West squad in the annual New England All-Star Game in 1986. Bugbee serves as president of the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.

Bugbee is a 1979 graduate of Keene State (N.H.) College where he lettered in lacrosse and soccer while earning his bachelor’s degree in physical education. He received his master’s degree in physical education from Springfield College in 1983.
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