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1990 Plymouth State Athletic Hall of Fame

   

THERESA GALLEY ('85):  Theresa Galley is the first women to be selected for Hall of Fame induction in her first year of eligibility. A 1985 graduate of Plymouth State College, Galley left an indelible mark of both the PSC field hockey and women’s lacrosse programs.

As a freshman field hockey player in 1981, Galley scored an unheard of 28 goals while leading coach Dot Diehl’s Panthers stickwomen to a 10-2-4 record- their best ever to that point. In later years Galley would show her versatility by playing several positions as PSC’s field hockey program gained increasing credibility.

As a senior in the fall of 1984, galley led PSC to a 14-3 record, a mark which qualified the Panthers for their first and only NCAA Division III national tournament invitation. Galley’s effectiveness was greatly hampered by a severe eye injury she had suffered just prior to the tournament, but her inspirational presence on the field that day will long be remembered by her coaches and teammates.

Galley’s 48 career field hockey goals remains tops on the all-time Panther scoring list.

Galley also excelled on the lacrosse field, helping Plymouth to winning records for four straight seasons. Her 146 career lacrosse goals also ranks first on the all-time Panther lacrosse scoring list. As a senior in the spring of 1985, Galley tallied an incredible 70 goals- a new England Division III single-season scoring mark.

 

NORMAN MULLEN ('50):  Norm “Moon” Mullen was a star on both the basketball and baseball squads at Plymouth teachers College during the late 1940s, squads that set standards for competitive excellence that Panther teams have striven to meet ever since.

Plymouth’s basketball teams always compiled winning records with Mullen as a regular, and coach John C. Foley’s Panther hoopsters were perennially contenders for top honors in the New England teachers College Athletic Conference.

Mullen especially stood out on the baseball diamond, and on several occasions Foley referred to him as being among “the very best I’ve ever coached.” Mullen was a mainstay on the Plymouth powerhouses of 1949 and 1950, which compiled records of 9-1 and 11-0, while averaging almost 13 runs per contest, a versatile performer who played several positions, Mullen “swung a big stick,” and his lifetime batting mark of .428 is the second-highest ever compiled at Plymouth.

Mullen went on to play several season of minor league baseball, before embarking on a long and successful career as a teacher and educational administrator in Lisbon, Berlin, and Woodsville.  

 

LILLIAN PELTZ PETOW ('73):  Lillian Peltz enrolled at Plymouth State College in 1969 and would go on to become one of PSC’s finest multiple sport student-athletes. But while she is remembered as being a standout on the women’s ski team and women’s lacrosse team as an undergraduate, it was as a tennis player that Peltz really left her mark.

Peltz compiled one of the top singles records each year that she competed on the PSC women’s to form a top doubles combination. In 1971 and again in 1972, the Miller/ Peltz tandem would triumph against the best doubles teams the region had to offer while earning consecutive New England doubles titles.

Peltz remained active in athletics after graduating from PSC. She recently teamed up with Lee Delefausse of Concord, N.H., to earn the nations #3 tennis doubles ranking for their age group.  Today, with the support of her husband Bob, Lillian peltz Petow is as active in tennis as ever.

 

 

WILLIAM STUMPF ('76): A native of Nashua, N.H., Bill Stumpf came to Plymouth State College in 1972, and quickly established himself as a defensive mainstay on Coach Tom Bell’s Panther football team.

With Stumpf and company holding Panther opponents in check, Plymouth State emerged as a New England football Conference Power. PSC compiled winning records each season from 1972-1975, highlighted by a 7-1-1 record in 1974, when the Panthers finished just behind Nichols College in the NEFC standings.

That 1974 season also marked the first time that PSC had a football player accorded NAIA All-America status, when Stumf received Honorable Mention recognition as a linebacker from the NAIA. (PSC was a member of the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics in those days.) Stumpf was the leading tackler for PSC in 1974, and set a team record with 21 tackles during a 21-6 win over Plattsburg State College

Stumpf also excelled on coach Gerd Lutter’s PSC track team, settling the all-time Panther shot put record.

After graduating from PSC, “Stumpy” played semi-pro football and has remained active as a coach with several youth programs in southern New Hampshire.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

PETER SIMONONI ('80):  Pete “The Cat” Simonini enjoyed an extraordinary career as a goalkeeper for coach Gerd Lutter’s men’s soccer Panthers from 1976-79. With Simonini as a full-time starter from 1977-79, PSC compiled records of 13-2, 16-1-2, and 13-3-1 as the Panthers established themselves among the region’s Division III elite.

A native of Billerica, Mass., Simonini anchored a defense that helped PSC stay competitive with virtually all teams on its schedule. By the timie Simonin’s college playing days were over, he could claim an NCAA record 43 career shutouts.

In 1979, after his final college season had ended, Simonin became the first PSC soccer player to participate in the annual Senior Bowl, which features the nation’s finest collegiate soccer players (all-division)

In 1980, “The Cat” was selected in the first round by the New England Teamen of the north America Soccer League, and Simonini went on to play several seasons of professional soccer.

After leaving the professional ranks, Simonini became involved in coaching soccer, and in 1988 he was named head coach at Bentley College in Waltham, Mass.