Five Catamount Greats Honored
- By Thomas Weaver
Five Catamount greats honored
UVM welcomes five new members into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame. This year's inductees are: Jeff Barry '03 (baseball), Jamie Farrell '02 (men's soccer), Kate Goodchild '01 (women's track & field), Morgan Hall '03 (women's basketball), and Tiffany Hayes '03 (women's hockey). The inductees will be lauded at the 45th annual UVM Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner at the Davis Center on Saturday, Sept. 7.
Jeff Barry '03
Barry was Vermont's first-ever America East Conference Player of the Year in baseball and concluded his career as one of the best ever to play at UVM. He was selected to a pair of preseason All-America teams and was named by Baseball America as one of the nation's top fifty seniors. Barry played in 132 straight games, the most in school history, finishing his career seeing action in 176 contests. He led UVM to 110 wins and graduated as the all-time leader in hits, runs scored, and stolen bases. He also ranks fourth in batting average and owns the program mark for most stolen bases in a season.
Jamie Farrell '02
One of the top men's soccer players in school history, Farrell finished his career third all-time at Vermont in goals scored, sixth in assists, and third in points. Farrell led the Catamounts in scoring in three of his four years on campus, becoming only the third player in school history to accomplish the feat. Farrell burst on to the scene as a freshman, finishing second among America East rookies with fourteen points, which also ranked tenth overall in the conference. During his sophomore year, he finished fifth in the league with seven assists, which marked the fifth-most in a single season in program history.
Kate Goodchild '01
Goodchild helped lead the Catamount women's track & field team to two America East titles and one New England title in her final two seasons on campus. Goodchild was a three-time America East Track & Field All-Conference selection from 1999-2001 and earned All-New England honors all four years of her standout career at Vermont. She was a two-time conference champion in the long jump (1999 and 2001), and also was crowned the 1999 New England outdoor long jump champion. At the America East Championship in her junior campaign, she was second in the long jump, third in the 100 hurdles, fourth in the high jump, and also ran on the 4x100 relay team that finished second and set a school record.
Morgan Hall '03
Hall finished her career ranked among the all-time leaders at UVM in 10 different categories, including fourth in scoring with 1,689 career points. She was a four-time America East All-Conference selection and earned Rookie of the Year honors in 1999-00. Hall reached double figures in scoring ninety-three times and posted fifteen career double-doubles in her four years. She reached the thousand-point milestone as a junior and was just the fifth player to accomplish the feat at the time. As a freshman, she helped guide Vermont to the America East Regular Season and Tournament Championships and an NCAA appearance. Hall was the America East Rookie of the Week five times and finished her first year setting a new school record for most points in a single season by a rookie. As a junior, she led Vermont to the conference regular season championship and a successful run in the WNIT Postseason Tournament. As a senior, Hall was a Preseason All-Conference pick and led the Catamounts to their second straight twenty-win season, becoming the first UVM player to score thirty-plus points in back-to-back games.
Tiffany Hayes '03
One of the top women's hockey players in school history, Hayes graduated from UVM as the owner of six career goaltending records and every single-season mark. She finished with 3,001 saves, second all-time in NCAA history and at Vermont, behind only Tim Thomas '97. Hayes began her career by recording sixty saves against Mercyhurst and helping Vermont to a 12-9-4 record and its first-ever playoff berth while earning ECAC Division III All-Rookie honors. As a sophomore, Vermont posted the most wins in program history and Hayes became the first player to earn All-America honors when she was named to the ACHCA/JOFA All-America First Team. That year, Hayes made fifty-five saves in a triple-overtime playoff loss to Colgate and was named ECAC Division III Goaltender of the Year and first-team all-conference. As a junior, Vermont made the leap to Division I and Hayes posted back-to-back fifty-one-save performances to start the season. She was also the starting goalie on the ECAC-North All-Star team that played the USA National Team, making twenty saves.