Stonehill College to Add Five New Members to Hall of Fame
September 29, 2010
By Jim Fenton
Enterprise Staff Writer
Five new members will be added to the Stonehill College Athletic Hall of Fame during a dinner on Friday night.
The group includes women's basketball player Celeste Chartier (class of 1972), football player Brian Driscoll (1991), cross country and track runner Mario Fraioli (2004), lacrosse player Lauren Stone (2006) and benefactor Dan Maher (1968).
In addition, four-time All-America lacrosse player Katie (Lambert) Conover will be honored for being inducted into the Northeast-10 Conference Hall of Fame this year.
Chartier was one of the founders of the women's basketball program at Stonehill as she helped put together a team that went 14-0. She was one of the top players on a team that beat Boston College that season.
Driscoll was named to the All-ECAC first team three times and ended his career with a school-record 288 tackles to go with seven interceptions, 10 sacks and six fumble recoveries.
In his senior season, Driscoll led Stonehill with 97 tackles to break his own school record and returned an interception for a touchdown to beat Western New England. He also played running back and was a punter.
Fraioli became the school's first All-America in cross country when he finished 32nd at the NCAA Div. 2 race.
He made the All-Region and All-NE-10 teams four times each and led Stonehill to a 12th-place finish in the nationals in 2003.
In track and field, Fraioli qualified for the national meet in the indoor mile in 2004, placing 12th, and was an All-New England performer in the 1,500-meter event twice and the indoor mile.
He left Stonehill with eight school records and was president of the student-athlete advisory committee.
Stone played on two national championship teams (2003, 2005) and was an All-America goalkeeper twice. She was also selected the NE-10 goalkeeper of the year as a sophomore and senior and earned 47 wins while posting a 4.72 goals against average.
A two-time all-conference first team selection, Stone was named the most outstanding player in the national tournament in 2005.
Maher, who played four seasons of basketball, has served as an alumni council member and is on the Stonehill Varsity Club board. He works in a mentoring group with the men's basketball team and helps organize the Friends of Stonehill Athletics golf outing.
Lambert Conover, the women's lacrosse coach and a 2003 graduate, became the school's first four-time All-America in any sport. She was the NE-10 player of the year as a sophomore, junior and senior and was the rookie of the year as a freshman.
In four seasons, she had 220 goals, 106 assists and 326 points and is ranked nationally in goals and points.
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