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Alumni honored at Homecoming 2012 and pictured here with President Flynn are, seated from left, Paul Daly, Jaime Domaingue, Ted Patlovich and, standing from left, Bob Ford, Rob Lasorsa, Lindsey Moore, Mitch Finnegan, Greg Wright (representing the family of Bill Anttila), Angel Schofield Ayres, and Bob Hamill.


Robert Hamill '64, Distinguished Alumna/us Award Robert Hamill earned a doctor of medicine from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., became an intern/resident at Strong Memorial Hospital-University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y., and then became resident, fellow, instructor, and assistant professor at the New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center. He went on to an assistant professorship in neurology, medicine,


and brain research at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, became an associate professor, and then professor of neurobiology and anatomy, and medicine. Since 1993, he has been professor and chair of neurology at the University of vermont College of Medicine. He is widely published on neurology and neurological diseases, has


served on boards and committees for local and national patient organ- izations, and is president of the American Society for Experimental Neurotherapeutics. He was awarded the Teacher Investigator Development and the National Research Service awards from the National Institute of Neurological Communicative Disorders and Stroke. Hamill lives in Burlington, vt., with his wife, Donna (kole) ’64.


J. Mitchell Finnegan '82, Tarbell Medallion J. Mitchell Finnegan was an active student leader, editor-in-chief of the Springfield Student, student trustee, co-chair of Parents Weekend, and a founding member of the Newman Community. After graduation, he represented the Alumni Association on the spiritual life volunteer task force, and helped train Eucharistic ministers. He has served the College as Alumni Council member, president,


and member of the Board; as well as on the Leadership Training Conference Reunion Committee, Class of 1982 Reunion Committee, and the Eastern Massachusetts Alumni Association Executive Committee. He volunteers at EMAA Humanics in Action Day projects, at AAPHERD conferences, as an admissions recruiter, and as a regular attendee at the Alumni Association/Student Association career networking coffee houses. He has trained New Student Orientation leaders on substance abuse, and is a member of the David Allen Reed Society. Finnegan has served as the director of wellness education at


Weston (Mass.) Public Schools since 2003, and has spent the past 28 years working with a community-based substance abuse treatment program. He lives in Framingham, Mass., with his partner, John Allen, and their sons, Nathan, 16, and Andrew, 14.


2012 CLASS INDUCTED INTO ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME


William K. “Bill” Anttila ‘42 (posthumously) There was no more legendary a coach in the world of water polo than William Anttila. Anttila is responsible for starting water polo at what is now the


University of Pacific. From 1947 to 1963, his coaching record at UOP was 143-85. In 38 years, his water polo teams at UOP and elsewhere in California won 759 matches for a .691 winning percentage. His teams went on to win 10 Northern California championships and never had a


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losing season. At the time of his retirement, he was the oldest active and winningest coach in water polo in the USA.


Paul Daly ‘82 Paul Daly owns several Springfield College men’s basketball records, including the career mark of 6.0 assists per game which he established in the early 1980s. In a single-season (1981), he dished out 242 assists, setting a College record with 8.3 per game. At the time, those figures ranked him second in New England, and first in the Northeast-7 in those categories. In three seasons of varsity play (first-years were not allowed to play at the time), Daly averaged 167 assists per year, a total that has not been approached since then. He once had a personal best of 15 assists in a game versus Stonehill.


Robert “Bob” Ford ‘59, D.P.E. ’70 Bob Ford has been head football coach at the University at Albany for 43 years, and he is still going strong. Ford’s 247 career victories entering the 2012 season ranked him first among active NCAA Division I Football Championship subdivision (FCS) head coaches. Bob served as a starting QB in 1959 at Springfield College, where he earned his undergraduate degree in physical education. Ford is the immediate past president of the American Football Coaches Association. He has been a member of the AFCA’s Board of Trustees since 1994.


Robert “Rob” Lasorsa ‘82 While competing at Springfield College in 1982, Robert Lasorsa earned All-America status in the shot put. He was also named the Springfield College Male Athlete of the Year as a junior. Since then, he has become the founder and president of the National Throws Coaches Association, and a much sought-after speaker on throwing events in U.S. track & field. In 1995, Lasorsa was named U.S. Track & Field Men’s Shot Put Coordinator, a position he still holds. Lasorsa has produced six coaching DvD’s, and authored/co-authored seven books.


Lindsay Moore ‘03 Lindsay Moore is one of the best female divers Springfield College history. At the 2002 NCAA Championships, Moore won the national title in 1-meter diving resulting in the 2002 NCAA Division III Women’s Diver of the Year title. She was also a three-time NCAA Division III national runner-up, an eight-time All-American and a five-time New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Champion.


Angel (Schofield) Ayres ‘93, G’97 Angel Schofield is considered the best player and is the all-time leading scorer in Springfield College women’s soccer history. The career leader in goals (51), assists (25), and points (127), she was voted the Northeast-10 Player of the Year twice during her tenure. She has already been selected to the Northeast-10 Hall of Fame. She holds SC single-season records in points (48), goals (19), and assists (10) in 1992. In 1992 as a senior, her team finished 17-3 and was the Northeast-10 champion.1


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