Since 2006, the Colby-Sawyer Athletic Hall of Fame has celebrated the athletes, coaches, teams and supporters who have set records, demanded excellence, forged lasting bonds and made dreams come true.
On Oct. 16, during Homecoming Weekend, volleyball player Michelle Doody ’11, basketball player Terri Duffy ’10, basketball and lacrosse athlete Noelle Surette ’08, dedicated supporter Sally Shaw Veitch ’66 and the 1999 baseball team were inducted into the Hall of Fame, enshrining their spectacular contributions and achievements in an enduring legacy.
Michelle Doody ’11
One of only two players to record 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in a career, Doody solidified her standing as one of the top players in Colby-Sawyer volleyball history. The outside hitter showed her versatility by playing the entire rotation, contributing offensively and defensively. An intimidating force at the net, Doody displayed power and accuracy with a program record 1,794 career kills and the program’s ninth highest total of 209 blocks. She got her career off to a fast start as a first-year student and was named Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) and N.H. Division III Volleyball Rookie of the Year.
She was also named to the All-CCC First Team and became the first player to earn First Team accolades all four years. In her sophomore and junior seasons, Doody earned back-to-back CCC Player of the Year honors. She also became the first player to earn three All-New England honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association. She’s the all-time leader in kills per set (3.65), attack attempts (5,049), points (2,103.5) and points per set (4.27). In addition, Doody ranks fifth in attack percentage (.242), sixth in digs (1,253), ninth in digs per set (2.55), ninth in block solos (60) and ninth in block assists (149). She also set a pair of single season records in 2010 with 557 kills and 1,595 attack attempts.
Terri Duffy ’10
Duffy enters the Hall of Fame as one of the most dominant post players ever to play for Colby-Sawyer. The forward averaged 12.6 points and 8.4 rebounds per game and led the Chargers in scoring in three out of her four years. Her consistency in the paint was a product of passion for and dedication to the game of basketball, which resulted in 70 overall wins and 45 conference victories. Duffy, who led the team with 14.9 points per game on 50.3 percent shooting in 2007 – 08, scored 31 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help the Chargers win the CCC Championship.
Her best statistical season came as a senior when she averaged a double-double of 14.5 points and 11.8 rebounds per game. For Duffy’s efforts, she was named CCC Player of the Year. She earned additional awards, including twice being named to the CCC First Team and once to the CCC Second Team; she was an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England All-Star, a two-time N.H. Division III Player of the Year and three-time N.H. Division III First Team honoree. Duffy still ranks in the top-five in numerous categories: she’s fourth in points (1,321), fourth in rebounds (877), fifth in made field goals (495) and third in made free throws (300). In addition to her success on the basketball court, Duffy was a winner on the tennis team with a 12 – 2 singles record in her lone season.
Noelle Surette ’08
Surette excelled as a four-year member of the basketball and lacrosse teams. Her hard work and determination allowed her to become one of the most versatile players and one of a select few Colby-Sawyer basketball players to win three conference championships (2005, 2006, 2008). In her basketball career, Surette helped the Chargers to an 87 – 26 overall record and a remarkable 56 – 8 CCC record. She averaged 18 points and 9.4 rebounds as a junior and was named CCC Player of the Year, CCC First Team, N.H. DIII Player of the Year, N.H. DIII First Team and New England Women’s Basketball Association First Team.
Surette added 13.6 points and 8.4 rebounds as a senior to be named CCC First Team, N.H. DIII First Team and D3Hoops All-Region Third Team. She finished her career eighth in points (1,158), eighth in rebounds (705) and fourth in made free throws (290). She also holds the record for most free throws in a game (13) and in a season (135). She ranks second for points in a season (504) and scoring average (18.0) while her 37 points and 13 field goals in a game are also second most. On the lacrosse field, Surette’s stout defending was pivotal to the success of the team, which went to the postseason all of her four years. She earned All-CCC Second Team, All-CCC Honorable Mention and Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Academic Honor Roll accolades.
Sally Shaw Veitch ’66
Veitch has had a powerful and enduring impact on Colby-Sawyer athletics, from her time as a student-athlete to her leadership role in creating a winning environment for our athletes. While earning her A.A. degree, she threw herself into playing intramural sports and was an enthusiastic member of the athletic association. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree at the University of Denver and find professional success in Colorado. Veitch raised her family there and is an avid fan of the state’s professional sports teams.
No matter where life takes her, though, her heart remains at Colby-Sawyer. A loyal and supportive alumna, she’s returned to campus for reunions and President’s Alumni Advisory Council meetings. In 2011, she was elected to the Board of Trustees and inducted into the Legends Society in honor of her extraordinary philanthropy. When it comes to significant contributions in the name of advancing our Chargers, few have been as dedicated. Time and again, she’s stepped up to improve our students’ experiences. Her generous support helped to complete a new fieldhouse floor in 2007; in 2011, she made the lead gift for the artificial turf field and track that now bear her name. These and so many other transformative gifts have impacted the lives of Colby-Sawyer students, as well as the surrounding community, and they will continue to do so for generations.
1999 Baseball Team
The 1999 baseball team won a record 25 games and captured the program’s second CCC title. The team earned the program’s first postseason berth and played in the ECAC tournament. Colby-Sawyer finished 25 – 12 overall and went an impressive 13 – 1 in conference games. The team holds single-season records in average (.324), slugging percentage (.510), on base percentage (.413), at-bats (1,267), stolen base percentage (.910), runs scored (330), hits (410), home runs (45), triples (15), runs batted in (275), total bases (646), walks (163), strikeouts per nine innings (6.11) and strikeouts (194).
The 1999 team was composed of Mike Bargamian ’01, Brian Beauman ’99, captain Tyler Blout ’99, Chris Cabe ’00, Adam Dow ’01, Rob Fagan ’01, Jason Frew ’01, Shawn Herlihy ’01, Andrew Hobbs ’02, Darcy LaFrance ’00, Scott Lavigne ’01, David Lindberg ’01, Chris Lindquist ’99, Kevin Maccioli ’02, John Pelech ’02, David Shoreman ’01, Mark Smith ’99, Ryan Smith ’00, captain Eric St. Onge ’99, Kurt Svoboda ’00, George Sylvester ’00 and Ryan Willey ’00. The 1999 baseball team was led by Head Coach Jim Broughton and Assistant Coach Rick Miller.