Join Fairfield Athletics in Honoring the New Inductees of the Athletics Hall of Fame

Join Fairfield Athletics in Honoring the New Inductees of the Athletics Hall of Fame

Fairfield Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees

Celebrate the excellence of Fairfield Athletics as five former student-athletes are inducted into the Hall of Fame.

On Saturday, November 17, at 5 p.m. in the Barone Campus Center Oak Room on the Fairfield University campus, join Fairfield Athletics as they induct five former student-athletes into the Hall of Fame for achieving excellence and distinguishing themselves in their Athletics programs. Fairfield alumni Michael O’Keeffe ’13, men’s soccer; Katie Mann-McCabe ’10, volleyball; Colin Kiley ’71, rugby; Tim Malay ’94, ice hockey; and Lauren Thomas ’04, field hockey; along with the 1972-73 men’s basketball team and 2000-01 women’s basketball team, will be honored at the ceremony.

The evening will start with a celebration at 12 p.m. in the Stags Club at Webster Bank Arena and proceed with the men’s basketball Fairfield vs. Wagner game. Following the basketball game, attendees are welcome to enjoy campus tours at 4 p.m., before the cocktail reception at 5 p.m. and induction dinner at 6 p.m.

To purchase tickets and view sponsorship opportunities for the 2018 Athletics Hall of Fame.

For more information, please contact Nick Wormley at (203) 254-4000 ext. 2474.

The Fairfield University 2018 Hall Of Fame Inductees

Michael O'Keeffe ’13 excelled as a goalkeeper both at the collegiate and international levels during his Fairfield soccer career. A four-year starter, the New Zealand native finished his Fairfield career with 302 career saves, which translated into a .789 save percentage, and finished with a 1.13 goals against average over 70 appearances. O'Keeffe continued his career as the starting goalkeeper for New Zealand at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.

Years after her graduation, Katie Mann-McCabe ’10 continues to hold a presence in the Stags' record books. She places third in program annals with 1,486 kills, second in blocks with 408, eighth in service aces of 132, and she set the standard as the record holder for career hitting percentage at .361. The middle blocker earned four All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) honors, and collected three berths to both the MAAC All-Championship team and the MAAC All-Academic squad.

Colin Kiley ‘71 quickly became a cornerstone for the Fairfield rugby program. Using speed and agility, he was able to navigate the pitch, and his teammates lauded his ability to break down and win contested mauls as well as his skills in scrummage. Kiley continued his career post Fairfield as a captain for Met Union First Division Essex RFC, and then moved on to play with the national powerhouse Old Blue where he played for seven years. Kiley played internationally as well, appearing in matches against the French National Team, English Club Powers Sale and Gosforth, the West of Scotland, and Isidro of Argentina.

Ranking seventh all-time for career points with 124, Tim Malay ‘94 was a highly-decorated ice hockey player during his four-year career at Fairfield. Malay averaged 1.51 points per game over his 82 appearances for the Stags, and posted 60 career goals, the seventh-best mark in Fairfield annals, which included 24 goals as a senior. He also collected accolades from the ECAC, earning multiple player of the week awards before capping his career with a spot on the ECAC All-Star First Team in 1994.

As one of Fairfield’s top goalkeepers, Lauren Thomas ’04 ranked nationally for her stats and was among the elite within the Patriot League. As a junior, Thomas finished sixth in the nation with a .810 save percentage and seventh nationally with 166 saves. She placed her name in the Fairfield record book by finishing second all-time in victories with 28, third all-time in shutouts of 9, and second all-time in saves of 584. Thomas earned a spot on the All-Patriot League Team as a junior and as a senior, as well as two berths to the League's Academic Honor Roll. She was also recognized with a spot on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-Academic Team.

Two teams will also be inducted into the Fairfield University Athletics Hall of Fame for their achievement on the basketball court. The 1972-73 men's basketball team will receive recognition as the team that captured the program's first-ever National Invitational Tournament (NIT) victory. The 2000-01 women's basketball team will also be honored for earning the program's only at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament.

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