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 38th Class, the Class of 2020, 2021 and 2022. The five newest members were inducted on Saturday, May 21, 2022 as part of Alumni Weekend. They include:

Hall of Fame Inductees - WPI Athletics 2022

(l-r) Noelle M. Richard '13, Megan Forti '14, Marshall Houskeeper '81, Chris Bartley, Cherise Galasso

CHRIS BARTLEY - Men's Basketball

  • Winningest coach in school history with 394 victories and a .720 winning percentage

  • Ten-time NEWMAC Regular Season Champions

  • NEWMAC Tournament Champions, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2022

  • Five-time NEWMAC Coach of the Year and National Coach of the Year, 2013

  • 13-straight seasons of 20 victories or more

  • Denise Nicoletti Trustees’ Award for Service to the Community, 2008

MEGAN FORTI ’14 - Women’s Soccer

  • NEWMAC and ECAC Division III New England Rookie of the Year, 2010

  • Capped standout career with 13 goals, 9 assists and 35 points during senior season, 2012

  • Three-time All-NEWMAC First Team Honoree

  • Career totals: 35 goals, 18 assists, 88 points

  • WPI Athletics Varsity Club award winner - top senior female student-athlete, 2013-14

  • Recipient of prestigious Foisie scholarship

CHERISE GALASSO - Women's Basketball

  • Winningest coach in program history with 339 victories

  • NEWMAC Tournament champions and NCAA Tournament participants, 2016

  • NEWMAC regular season champions, 2007, 2009, 2018

  • ECAC New England champions, 2007 and 2009

  • New England Women’s Basketball Association Coach of the Year, 2015-2016

  • Significantly elevated women’s athletics as Associate Athletics Director and Senior Women’s Administrator


  • One of only 16 wrestlers in program history to be all-region all four seasons

  • New England Champion at heavyweight, 1979

  • Team posted an 18-2 record during senior season, placing second at New Englands

  • His 11 pins during 1978-79 campaign remains tied for the most in school history

  • 25 career pins, including six in under one minute

  • 247 career dual meet team points, tied for fifth all-time in WPI history

NOELLE M. RICHARD - Women's Track and Field

  • Remains school record holder in the 400 meters for both indoor (56.38) and outdoor (56.61)

  • Six-time NCAA Championship Participant

  • WPI’s women’s program first-ever indoor New England champion, 2011 

  • Two-time ECAC champion in the 400 meters

  • Returned as a graduate student and competed on the cross country team

  • COSIDA Academic All-America in 2013 and three-time All-District selection