UMPI Owls 2021 Hall of Fame

UMPI Owls 2021 Hall of Fame

Presque Isle, ME – The University of Maine at Presque Isle is proud to announce the 2021 Hall of Fame inductees. The following five UMPI alumni and the 1995 Women's Soccer team will be inducted Saturday, September 18th on Homecoming Weekend (RSVP and COVID Protocol info below).

 

Lynn Hartley '00 – Lynn Hartley, is a 2000 graduate, with an Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice. Hartley attended UMPI from 1988-1990, 1991-1993 and 2000. During her years at UMPI, Hartley played soccer for four years, basketball for three and a half years (student assistant coach for two years), and softball for four years.

Throughout those years playing, Hartley's stats and accomplishments show her outstanding athletic ability in all three sports. Soccer, she was named MVP of the team in her first two years and MVP Tri Captain the following two. Setting schools records in soccer, tied for most career assists with 19, most games played in a career with 62. Named to the NAIA Northeast Region All-Star Team in both 1992 and 93. In 1993 she also was named to the NSCAA/UMBRO All-Region Team , Maine Athletic Conference – All-Conference Team as well as winning the Maine Athletic Conference along with her team.

In her years playing basketball for UMPI, Hartley set another school record in the 1989-90 season where she recorded the Most Assists in a Season with 132 while also winning Player of the Week in the state of Maine. For Softball awards, Hartley won MVP of the team all four years competing as well as winning the Senior Athletic Award.

Hartley went on to work in the police department. Working in Caribou and Presque Isle for her first 12 years, before moving to North Carolina, where she currently works for the Wilmington Police Department.

 

Wayne Martin '95 – Wayne Martin is a 1995 graduate, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education. While attending UMPI from 1990-1995, Martin was a part of the soccer team for all four years, Martin played for three of those years, while helping as an assistant coach for his junior year. Martin also played on the basketball team for his first two years ('91 and '92).

Martin continued his work as an educator in Maine. Earning the title of Maine Physical Education Teacher of the Year in 2008, while also being named Maine High School Tennis Coach of the Year also in 2008. In 2010, Martin led his tennis team to a State Championship. Martin also was the vice president of Physical Education for Maine AHPERD for four years and the President of the GNG Youth Basketball Association for five years.

Martin has and continues to give back to Maine youth athletics, currently living in Gray, Maine with his wife Jackie Martin along with his two daughters Brooke, Jaley, and son Johnathan.

 

Pierre Michaud '97 – Pierre Michaud is a 1997 graduate, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management. While attending UMPI from 1993-1997, Michaud played for the men's basketball team.

During his final years playing, Michaud put up some outstanding team and national accolades. In both the 1995-96 and 1996-97 seasons, he was the NAIA National Field Goal Percentage Leader, shooting 68% and 70%. In the 1996-97 season, Michaud was named to the Maine Athletic Conference First Team All-Conference, Maine College Basketball Coaches and Writers Association All-State Second Team and NAIA All-American Honorable Mention.

These being just a few of his individual awards in his time as an Owl. Michaud was also a huge asset to the team's success during his years playing. From 1993 to 1997, the Owls would win nearly 70 percent of their games with a 70-33 overall record, which included two MAC championship appearances.

Pierre's love for basketball and athletics spread to his family as he has coached all of his kids in basketball and enjoys watching every sport they play. Currently living in Gorham, Maine with his wife of 20 years Michele. Along with their three kids, Olivia, Sophia and son Gabe. While he currently works as a Manager for WestRock in Regional Sales.

 

Greg Miller '98 – Greg Miller is a 1998 UMPI graduate, with a Liberal Arts Degree. During his time at UMPI, Miller played on the men's soccer team for four years (1995-1998). His years playing, Miller not only had many individual accomplishments, he also helped his team to a 12-3-1 record and an appearance in the NAIA Northeast Regional Playoffs in 1996.

During his sophomore season, in 1996, Miller was named to the Maine Athletic Conference First Team All-Conference. Also was named NAIA Northeast Player of the Week in the October of '96. During that season, Miller scored 13 of his career 30 goals, while also adding four assists and eventually helping lead the team to the NAIA Regional game. Miller was also named to the Maine Athletic Conference First Team All-Conference his senior year in 1998.

Those 30 goals that Miller finished his career with put him, where he currently still sits, at 11th in UMPI men's soccer record book, for most goals in a career. This proves the fact that Miller was able to put the ball in the back of the net during his playing years. Although his strongest aspect was setting up his teammates. Miller still sits on top of the men's soccer record books for most career assists with 25.

Miller now living in Caribou, Maine with his wife Kellie. Along with their two kids, his daughter Madison and son Declon.

 

Gene Roy '69 – Gene Roy is a 1969 UMPI graduate, with a Bachelor degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER). During his years at UMPI, Roy participated on the men's soccer team for the 1965 season as well as the wrestling team in the 1968-69 season.

After his years at UMPI, Roy went on to make many contributions to the athletics community in the state of Maine. Roy became a race director as well as started his coach career, after graduating from UMPI. In his time, Roy has coached cross-country and track teams since 1975, at the junior high, high school and college levels and has worked as a race official for over 30 years.

In 2004, Roy was inducted in the Maine Running Hall of Fame and was also profiled in the New England Runner Magazine. When starting his career as a race director, Roy directed the Roland Dyer Memorial Race for 20 years. Also, directing the Maine Running Hall of Fame race and the Oakland Lion's Club 5K. He has measured most of the certified courses in Central Maine, maintains two calibration courses and has trained many others to measure courses. This volunteer work along with much more earned him the 2000 Hour Volunteer Award for Road Runners Club of America. Roy was also named Central Maine Strider of the Year, and served as the club president for two years.

The amount of volunteer work, mentorship and coaching that Gene Roy has put in to the Maine running community is too much to put into text as Roy continues to do what he loves. Gene is currently married to his wife Sarah, and they have five kids, Rachel, Rebecca, Luc, Sam and Grace.

 

1995 Women's Soccer Team – The UMPI 1995 Women's Soccer Team will be the team to be inducted into the UMPI Hall of Fame. This '95 team was full of talented players, four of which have been previously inducted (Keli (Daigle) Marston, Kelly Picard, Sarah (Roy) Yates and Coach Robert Grove-Markwood).

The team's success in the 1995 season brought them to a 10-4-1 record including a Maine Athletic Conference Championship. Sweeping teams like Thomas College, U-Maine at Farmington and Husson University and finishing 7-1 in the MAC.

The Owls entered the MAC tournament as the second seed. The Owls beat St. Joseph's College in a one sided victory, 4-0 in the first round. Shooting 11 shots compared to only six shots by St. Joes.

After the win, the Owls faced off against the number one seed, the University of New England. The defensive game concluded in regulation 0-0, the teams continued to battle in overtime, but neither team gave an inch. The teams battled in a 60-minute overtime, totaling the game to 150 minutes. With Keli (Marston) Daigle in the goal, the Owls headed to penalty kicks.

With each team's first three of four scorers converting on their penalty kicks, Stori Shaw, Lisa Provenzano and Shelly Richardson for the Owls. UNE was up to kick; Keli Daigle made the save of her career giving the Owls an opportunity to put the game away in their next PK. Who else but senior captain Sarah Roy, stepping up to the penalty box and put it in the back of the net to give the Owls their second MAC Championship in the recent three years, and making the NAIA Northeast Region Tournament for the first time.

This 1995 team includes the Owls women's soccer all-time leading scorer Sarah Roy with 65 goals and leader in assists, Kelly Picard with 27. This team went on to outscore their opponents 30-21, including five shut outs and allowing 1.4 goals per game in the 1995 season.

 

The University of Maine at Presque Isle 2021 Hall of Fame Dinner will take place at UMPI on September 18th, on Homecoming Weekend at 5:30PM.

If you plan on attending, you must RSVP with Sandy McDougal by September 2nd. Tickets are $25 per person, pay at the door (cash or check to UMPI Athletics), dinner included. You may reach her via email at Sandra.mcdougal@maine.edu for your reservation.

 

COVID-19 Protocols
*Subject to Change

All visitors must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of the event.

Masks must be worn indoor, except while eating.

There will be a capacity limit for this 2021 Hall of Fame, so we ask everyone to RSVP with Sandy McDougal (contact information above). RSVP no later than September 2nd.