by Corey McCarthy | photos by Megan Dunlap ’18
This year’s inductees included:
Charles Warren ’88
L-R: Matthew Nelson ’91, Thomas Ollman ’88, and Charles Warren ’88
A two-time All-Conference basketball honoree, Warren enters the hall ranked third in team history in games (118), fifth in free throws made (387), eighth infield goal percentage (.552), 12th in rebounds (637), and 17th in points (1,287). Warren is best remembered for converting a three-point play with two seconds left to lift the Monks past Castleton, 75-74, in the 1987 District 5 Championship, a win that launched Saint Joseph’s into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes National Tournament for the first time. In a first-round national tournament matchup versus #3 Biola on March 12, 1987, Warren scored 14 points with seven rebounds in a huge upset victory, the College’s first on the national stage. During his four years, the Monks posted a 94-27 (.777) overall record with a 30-4 (.882) mark in Western Maine Athletic Conference (WMAC) play and four WMAC Championships.
Derek McIntosh ’05
An outstanding catcher for the Monks’ baseball team for three seasons, McIntosh hit .368 (136-370) with 99 runs, 16 doubles, 17 home runs, 95 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 116 career games. At the time of his induction, he ranks fifth in career on-base percentage (.473) and eighth in batting average. As a senior, McIntosh enjoyed one of the finest offensive seasons in SJC baseball history when he hit .453 (58-128) with 47 runs, six doubles, 10 home runs, and 41 RBI in helping lead the Monks to the 2005 North Atlantic Conference Championship. In 2005, he ranked ninth in the country in batting average and earned Conference Co-Player of the Year, First Team New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association All-New England, and First Team All-Conference honors and started in the NEIBA Senior All-Star Game at Fenway Park.
L-R: Derek McIntosh ’05, Father John Tokaz, Coach Will Sanborn.
Father John Tokaz, OFM
Cap. Father John came to Saint Joseph’s in September 1997 and quickly became entrenched in SJC Athletics, offering pre-game prayers and being present on the bench for all of the Monks’ teams. As an honorary member of the baseball team, Father John played a major role in changing the culture and image of the program and established a series of team retreats. Many of the tenets Father John helped implement within the athletic department remain to this date and have been important elements in the sustained success of the Monks Athletic programs.
1991-1992 Women’s Basketball Team
From L-R: Sheri McCarthy Piers ’93, Melinda Stenberg Blumetti ’92, Cheryl Hartman, Neile Joler Nelson ’95, Sharon Rines Tracy ’94, Karen Rogers-Campbell ’95, Stephanie Minott Carter ’97, Danielle Bouchard Santucci ’95, Melissa Crowley Jipson ’95, Katherine Hartley Littleton ’92, Stephanie Clark Sullivan ’95, Karen Hartman ’92, Denise Treadwell Smith ’95 and Jill Bourget Kelly ’94.
Led by Head Coach Mike McDevitt ’83, the team went 23-8 (.742) overall, won the Western maine Athletic Conference Championship, and advanced to the NAIA national Tournament, where the Monks recorded the first NAIA tourney win in program history, a 94-78 victory over Concordia (NE). The victory was also the first on the national stage for any New England NAIA institution, in any sport. When the season commenced, the 1991-1992 team had established new program records for games, field goals attempted (2,340), three-pointers made (90) and attempted (316), and free throws attempted (744). The team featured six players — Jill Bourget ’94, Sharon Rines ’94, Sheri McCarthy ’93, Danielle Bouchard ’95, Neile Joler ’95, and Karen Rogers ’95 — who were
previously inducted into the SJC Hall