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1993 Plymouth State Athletic Hall of Fame

 
 

DON DIMICK ('59):  A native of Gorham, N.H., Don Dimick enrolled at Plymouth Teachers College in 1955. While at PTC, Dimick was a standout baseball and basketball player for the late John C. Foley. Dimick batted over .300 for three straight baseball seasons, and finished his basketball career with 805 points. His point total was the second highest in school history at the time of his graduation.

Dimick graduated from Plymouth in 1959, and went on to become a teacher, coach, and administrator at Groveton High School. He eventually accepted an administrator’s position in the Berlin school system in 1971, where he worked until his recent retirement. Don and his wife Joyce, also a PTC Class od ’59 alumnus, remain residents of Lancaster, N.H.

 


TERRY DIMICK ('88): Terry Dimick came to Plymouth State College in 1983 after a successful multisport career White Mountain Regional High School in Whitefield, N.H. After arriving at PSC however, Terry concentrated on soccer. He was a member of Coach Gerd Lutter’s 1983 team which made it to the NCAA Division III semifinals before losing in overtime.

As a goalkeeper, Dimick soon established himself as one of the best in Division III. As a senior, Terry set a record by helping his team to a record nine straight shutouts to open the 1986 season, a season which saw the Panthers win another NCAA New England title en route to the “Final eight.” Dimick was a team captain in his senior year and was names a Division III All-American following that season.

After graduating from PSC in 1988, Dimick went on to serve as an assistant coach at Keene State College.

 


RICH PARKER ('89):  Rich Parker is felt by many to be PSC’s finest all-around athlete ever. The Lebanon, N.H., native excelled at basketball, baseball, and golf. As a hoopster, Parker tallied 949 career points, despite missing part of one season due to injury. As a baseball player, Parker hit .349 during his career, which included a record .512 average in 1982. However, it was as a golfer that Parker really stood alone. He reached the pinnacle of golfing success on October 16, 1982, when he won the ECAC individual golf title at Yale University. Parker’s two-day total of 144 gave him an incredible seven stroke victory margin over his closest competitor.

After graduating in 1989, Parker went on to become a touring professional golfer. A highlight of his pro career came in 1990 when he qualified for, and played in, the U.S. Open at Medinah, Illinois.

 


KATHLEEN O'CONNOR (‘87):  Kathleen O’Connor came to PSC from Manchester’s Central High School in 1983. A soccer standout, she played a key role on two ECAC championship teams at PSC. As a team captain in 1986, O’Connor led her team into the first-ever NCAA Women’s Division III tournament. A knee-injury prevented O’Connor from playing in the NCAA’s, which saw PSC advance to the national championship game before losing 1-0 to the University of Rochester. O’Connor did earn All-American recognition that season, the first PSC women’s soccer player ever to receive such an honor. “Oakie” was also an exceptional softball player, and was a major factor on PSC’s 1985 ECAC softball championship team. She currently holds or shares eleven softball team records for the Panthers.

O’Connor graduated this past May, and can be found in the Capital City coaching soccer at Concord High School.