Athletic Hall of Fame

 

The WPI Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1983 to honor the best that WPI Athletics has to offer. It was conceived and founded on the basis that many individuals have bestowed honor and recognition upon both themselves and WPI as a result of their involvement in WPI athletics. The WPI Athletic Hall of Fame is created to appropriately recognize those people who have distinguished themselves and WPI.


 

The WPI Athletic Department, Poly Club, and Hall of Fame Selection Committee is proud to announce its 36th Class, the Class of 2018. The six newest members were inducted on Friday, October 26, 2018 as part of Homecoming Weekend. They include:

(l-r) Matt Fiore, Andrew Edelman, Kelly Johnson, Bob Soares, Jeff Robinson,
Jarrett Arredondo and Harrington Award Recipient Shawn McAvey

 

JARRETT ARREDONDO ’10 - Track and Field

  • 2009 NCAA Outdoor All-American in the Hammer Throw
  • 2010 NEWMAC Hammer Throw champion
  • Four-time NCAA Qualifier and two-time Championship participant
  • Two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American and three-time All-District selection
  • 17 All-New England Division III, All New England and All-ECAC accolades 
  • Currently second all-time at WPI in hammer throw, in top 10 in shot put and discus

ANDREW EDELMAN ’62 - Basketball

  • Burst onto the collegiate basketball scene with 219 points as a freshman
  • Averaged double-digit scoring all four years, including 12.8 points per game as a senior
  • Narrowly missed school record with 30 points in a victory over AIC
  • Showcased his strong defense in upset of Clark in 1961 
  • Nailed buzzer-beater to defeat Norwich in final home game of career
  • A standout club volleyball player

MATT FIORE ’07 - Baseball

  • Two-time captain was an ironman, starting final 138 games of his career
  • First team All-NEWMAC catcher in 2006 and 2007
  • Led 2007 team to ECAC Championship and most wins in program history
  • 2007 NCAA Division III Statistical champion as “Toughest to strikeout”
  • Career batting average of .318, 167 hits, 106 runs scored, 59 RBI, and 22 stolen bases
  • 2007 Percy Carpenter Award winner for sportsmanship

KELLY JOHNSON ’10 - Field Hockey and Softball

  • 2006 NEWMAC Field Hockey Rookie of the Year and 2009 first team selection
  • Tallied 22 career goals and 16 assists as a midfielder and a back in field hockey
  • Batted .333 in softball as a senior with four home runs and 17 runs batted in
  • Honored as top WPI female award winner as a freshmen, junior, and senior
  • Three-time CoSIDA Academic All-America
  • 2009-2010 NEWMAC NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee

JEFF ROBINSON ’11 - Basketball

  • 2010-2011 NEWMAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year
  • Earned All-New England honors as a junior and senior
  • Game-winning basket in closing seconds of
  • NCAA Tournament game vs. Bridgewater State in 2011
  • Registered 1,281 points in just three seasons on Boynton Hill
  • Part of two NEWMAC regular season champion and NCAA Tournament teams
  • Honored as top WPI male student-athlete at athletic banquet in his senior year

BOB SOARES ’86 - Wrestling

  • 1986 New England Champion and NCAA qualifier at 134 pounds
  • Unbeaten (10-0-1) in dual meets as a senior captain in 1985-1986
  • Part of the 1985 New England Championship team as a junior
  • Career dual meet record of 32-4-2 (.868) to rank in top-ten all time in winning percentage
  • Recorded four pins and contributed 177 team points in dual meets
  • Accomplished high school and college wrestling official