Worcester, Mass. (September 30) -- On Friday night in the Hagan Campus Center, five new members were inducted into the Assumption College Athletics Hall of Fame in the ceremony that kicked off Homecoming Weekend at Assumption.
This year’s class included Charlie K. Aleksiewicz `65 (Baseball, Basketball Contributions), Jeff Scott `74 (Basketball), Bryan C. Moore `00 (Basketball), Allison C. (Reyell) Murphy `05 (Soccer) and Jenny M. (Mongeau) Laine `06 (Lacrosse). In addition, 1999 graduate Stephanie (DeLucia) DeBaggis (Softball) was honored for her selection to the Northeast-10 Conference Hall of Fame earlier this year, with NE-10 commissioner Julie Ruppert on hand to make the presentation.
Charlie Aleksiewicz `65 (Baseball, Basketball,
Charlie Aleksiewicz `65 was a two-sport athlete in baseball and basketball, playing each for all four years. Finishing with 222 points in basketball, he was a first baseman on the baseball and was the winner of the first Desautels Award in 1965. He served on the Hall of Fame Committee for a number of years and is currently the Director of Alumni Relations at the Bancroft School. He also founded the boy’s basketball program at the Bancroft School in 1972. Since 2003, Aleksiewicz has served as the director of the Worcester Partnership Program, which is an academic enrichment program with the Elm Park Community School and the Bancroft School. In his role with the Worcester Partnership Program, he coordinates academic program development and fundraising efforts for inner-city children from Elm Park Community School. He is also responsible for hiring staff, reviewing quality and overseeing the growth of all functions.
A lifelong member of the education community, Aleksiewicz held a number of positions at Assumption following his graduation in 1965. From 1969-72, he served as the head soccer coach, assistant varsity and head junior varsity basketball coach and head track and field coach. He also served as the director of intramurals and as a physical education teacher. Charlie currently resides in Worcester with his wife, Mary. The couple has two daughters, Kerri Melley and Kathleen Aleksiewicz.
Jeff Scott `74 (Basketball)
Jeff Scott `74 was a four-year member of the men’s basketball program and was a team captain as a senior. He finished his career with 1,229 points, ranking among the school’s all-time leading scorers. Over his four years, he averaged 11.5 points per game while also finishing his Assumption career with 464 field goals made, 676 free throws, 696 rebounds, 146 assists and 166 steals.
Upon graduation, Scott was invited to play professionally in Caracas, Venezuela, where he enjoyed a four-month playing stint and the opportunity to visit another country. Following his time playing basketball, he returned home and worked as a Recreational Director of Boys Activities at the JP Kennedy Center in Harlem, where he had the opportunity to be involved in the lives of young men seeking both guidance and recreation. Following that, he pursued a position with State Farm Insurance as a Property/Casualty Claims Adjustor and later went on to own his own business as Owner/Operator of Shadan Trucking, which involved shipping wine and liquor in the Metropolitan New York area.
Jeff currently resides in Bay Shore, N.Y. with his wife, Sandra. The couple has five children, Shanta, Danielle, Jamaal, John Jr. and Karim.
Bryan Moore `00 (Basketball)
Bryan Moore `00 was a three-time Northeast-10 All-Conference honoree and two-time Northeast-10 Tournament MVP in 1998 and 1999. A two-time Team MVP and the Preseason National Player of the Year, he finished his career with 1,766 career points to go along with 857 rebounds and 120 blocks. He also knocked down 116 three-pointers and converted 570 free throws. Moore averaged over 20 points per game in three of his four years, including a career-high 23.9 points per game as a senior. He was a Basketball Bulletin All-American, an Academic All-Region selection and the winner of the 2000 Desautels Award.
After graduating from Assumption in 2000 with a double major in international business and international economics, Moore has pursued a career in the banking industry since November 2006. Beginning with Sovereign Bank as a small business specialist in 2006, he progressed thru the company to the position of small business team leader in January 2012. In August 2013, Moore moved on to his current position at Country Bank for Savings, where he serves as a small business lending officer and works with over 300 accounts and over $20 million in loan management. He was recently named as a 2014 “40 Under 40” honoree by the Worcester Business Journal.
Moore currently resides in Holden, Mass. with his wife, Jamie `01, and their three children, Bryan Jr., Matthew and Sarah.
Allison (Reyell) Murphy `05 (Soccer)
Allison (Reyell) Murphy `05 is one of the top women’s soccer players in Assumption history, earning First Team All-American honors in 2005 and being named as a three-time Northeast-10 All-Conference selection. As a senior, she earned both the Desautels Award and the Laska Award, along with serving as a team captain in both her junior and senior years. She was the 2004 Northeast-10 Defensive Player of the Year, an Academic All-Region selection and a two-time All-New England honoree, as well as the 2002 Team MVP. Academically, she was a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-Region selection, a member of the Dean’s List each semester and went on to earn an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. She was also active in the community during her Assumption career, serving in three different capacities within the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). From 2002-2005, she moved secretary to vice-president to president of SAAC, where she helped organize a $4,000 fundraising campaign for Make-A-Wish. She also initiated the “Kids on Campus Day” and helped organize and fundraise for the “Coats for Kids” project.
Upon graduating from Assumption, Murphy earned her Master of Education degree in education studies from Springfield College in 2007 and served as an elementary school and middle school teacher beginning in 2005.
Murphy currently resides in Holden, Mass., with her husband, Ryan `03, and their three children, Owen, Declan and Jack.
Jenny (Mongeau) Laine `06 (Lacrosse)
Jenny (Mongeau) Laine `06 is the leading point and goal scorer in Assumption women’s lacrosse history and was a two-time laxpower.com All-American. Finishing her career with 221 points on 188 goals and 33 assists, she was a four-time Northeast-10 All-Conference selection, including a three-time First Team honoree. She was also a two-time ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-American and was awarded the 2005 Andrew Laska Athlete of the Year Award. In addition to her accomplishments on the field, she was a two-time IWLCA All-Academic Team selection in 2005 and 2006, the 2005 IWLCA Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the Northeast-10 Scholar-Athlete of the Year and the winner of the 2006 Desautels Award. An eight-time recipient of the Assumption College Student-Athlete Director’s Citation for a GPA of 3.5 or higher, she went on to receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. She was also a four-time recipient of the Thomas Aquinas Scholarship, a two-time recipient of the Augustine Scholarship and a one-time recipient of the Eugene W. Byrnes Scholarship. She also received the Honors Convocation Award in chemistry while at Assumption.
After graduating from Assumption with a triple major in biology, chemistry and mathematics, Laine went on to earn her Ph.D. in biomedical science from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2012.
Jenny resides in Conway, N.H. with her husband, Scott, and their two daughters, Summer and Chloe.
Stephanie (DeLucia) DeBaggis `99 (Northeast-10
Conference Hall of Fame Inductee)
A native of Franklin, Massachusetts, Stephanie (DeLucia) DeBaggis `99 ended her career with a school-record 155 runs scored, 63 doubles and 395 career bases as she ranks among the all-time Assumption leaders in nearly every offensive category. She is second all-time in hits with 260, third in career batting average at .466, third in triples with 12, fourth in runs batted in with 124 and sixth in home runs with 16. As a pitcher, DeLucia finished with a 27-20 record to go along with a 2.11 earned run average as she threw 325 innings with 31 complete games and 148 strikeouts.
The daughter of current Assumption softball head coach Ralph DeLucia, Stephanie was named as the 1996 Andrew Laska Award winner as the Assumption Female Athlete of the Year. In that season, she hit .479 at the plate while finished with a 13-7 pitching record behind a 2.15 earned run average and 15 complete games. She was a two-time NFCA All-American, two-time All-Region selection, two-time Northeast-10 All-Conference honoree, a two-time All-New England selection and a member of the CoSIDA Academic All-Region Team as a junior. In her junior season, she led all of NCAA Division II with a .566 batting average. She set team records for hits with 94, doubles with 23, extra-base hits at 32 and total bases with 139. As a senior, DeLucia finished with a .396 average, eight home runs and 50 runs batted in.
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