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1991 Plymouth State Athletic Hall of Fame

   

 

BRUCE GABRIEL (‘82):  One of the finest wrestlers ever to wear the green and white of Plymouth State College, Bruce Gabriel was PSC’s first four-time all-New England selection.

“Gabe” compiled an 11-6 record as a freshman in 1976-77 and then went 14-1 as a sophomore in the 142 pound class. His sophomore mark included a record ten pins. Bigger and stronger as a junior, Gabriel mover up to the 150 pound class and compiled a 15-0 dual meet record. A 17-2 mark as a senior gave Gabriel a career dual meet record of 57-9. Gabriel’s career record includes 35 straight dual meet triumphs from 1978-80.

Plymouth State compiled dual meet records of 14-7 during Gabriel’s junior and senior years- the two winningest wrestling seasons ever at PSC. Gabriel earned spots in four NCAA wrestling tournaments as well during his career.

Gabriel was named as an assistant wrestling coach at the Home of the Panthers for the 1981-82 season, when he helped head coach Jim Aguiar and the PSC matmen compiled a fine 12-8 record.

SALLY GUERETTE ('64):  Sally Guerette left her mark on women’s athletics at Plymouth Teachers College at a time when women’s sports had a lower profile than they do today. The Nashua N.H., native played basketball, field hockey, and softball as a PSC undergrad, even though some of those programs were in a club status during those days.

But it was on the tennis courts that Guerette really stood out, earning the top singles designation on teams which were among the regions finest.

After graduating from the Home of the Panthers, Guerette went on to teach and coach at Milford and Nashua High Schools. Her four-year basketball coaching record at those two schools was 39-6.

Following graduate study at Cortland State and the University of Iowa, Guerette embarked on a career in coaching and athletic administration at the University of Vermont. She coached the Catamount tennis team for three years and also won 128 games during her 12-year tenure as UVM softball coach, a tenure that included nine straight winning seasons.

Guerette is currently Assistant Athletic Director in charge of NCAA compliance for both men’s and women’s sports at UVM. She remains athletically active and is an avid golfer. In fact she scored two holes-in-one in 1990, holing out on a 140-yeard par 3 in Arizona, and an 86-yard par 3 in Hawaii.

 

DOUG KARWOSKI ('85): Doug Karwoski played key roles on both of Plymouth State College’s national championship men’s ski teams. He was the top skier on the 1981 national championships, winning the combined alpine national individual title at Marquette, Michigan. Then in 1985, he served as an assistant coach to Tom Quimby as the Panther skiers won a second National Collegiate Ski Association crown at McCall, Idaho.

Karwoski was also a standout on the soccer field, helping to anchor a staunch Panther defense on Coach Lutter’s outstanding PSC teams of the early 1980s. From 1980-93, the Panthers compiled an overall record of 60-13-5, and went to three NCAA Division III tournaments. The 1983 Panthers advanced to the Final Four in North Carolina, where PSC dropped an overtime shootout decision to North Carolina-Greensboro in a national semifinal.

Besides serving as an assistant men’s ski coach, Karwoski also assisted Phil Rowe with the 1985 PSC women’s soccer team, which compiled a record of 8-5-3.

After leaving PSC, the Wilmington, VT., native headed west to Lake Tahoe, California, where he would serve as head ski coach for the Heavenly Valley ski team.

 

MEG PICKETT (‘79): Meg Pickett was a multi-sport standout at PSC during the late 1970s, excelling at both field hockey and lacrosse.

The New Jersey native never missed a game for coach Dot Diehl’s field hockey Panthers from 1975-78. PSC never suffered a losing season with Pickett playing her familiar center halfback position. Pickett’s field hockey skills would win her spots at the U.S. Development Field Hockey Camps both in 1977 and 1987.

Pickett was also a star on coach Janet Nell’s outstanding PSC women’s lacrosse teams of that era, earning all-New England recognition in 1978.

After leaving PSC, Picket stayed active in athletics as an official for both lacrosse and field hockey. She served as the head field hockey coach at Keene State in 1985, and helped the Owls to compile an outstanding record.

 

1985 MEN'S SKI TEAM - National Collegiate Ski Association Champs

(Top Row, l-r) Pat McNamara, Tom Quimby (coach), Mike Stuart, Les Nagy, Doug Karwoski (assistant coach)

(Middle Row) Mike Damp, Morgan Hole, Kirk Leslie, Bill Finethy

(Bottom Row) Kurt Oliver, Jim Johnson, Tor Sirset, Tim Lagerquist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981 MEN'S SKI TEAM -- National Collegiate Ski Association Champs

(Top Row, l-r) Bob Sampson (coach), Vince Bell, Doug Karwoski, Peter Dill, Dave Roberts, Eric Roman, Harry Maybee

(Bottom Row) Scott Stone, Greg Prince, Al Rizzo, Peter Gordon, Dave Delano, Bill Smaine