Aug 08, 2017
The Becker College Athletics Department and the Hall of Fame Committee have announced the inductees of the 2017 Hall of Fame Class. Four outstanding student-athletes and one team will be formally inducted into the Becker Hall of Fame in a ceremony on September 29th during Homecoming Weekend.
Becker's Athletic Hall of Fame committee meets every two years to elect new members to the Becker College Athletic Hall of Fame.
Missy Phillips-Mahar '98
Becker College Field Hockey / Women's Basketball
Missy Mahar-Phillips was one of the most acclaimed student-athletes in the history of the Becker College Field Hockey program. Mahar-Phillips was the defensive lynchpin of the team that won the 1996 NJCAA National Championship, earning Defensive Player of the Game honors in the 1-0 victory over Harford Community College in the championship game. A two-time NJCAA All-American with the Hawks, Mahar-Phillips also earned NJCAA Defensive Player of the Week honors twice, and in 1997 became just the third player in school history to reach 18 assists for a season, a number that ranked her third in the country. In her final season with the Hawks, Mahar-Phillips was named the team's Most Valuable Player, earning MAIAW All-Tournament team honors for 1998. A two-sport athlete who was named the Women's Basketball Most Valuable Player of the 1997-1998 season, Mahar-Phillips averaged 22 points per game for Becker in her sole season with the team, making a then-school record 55 three-pointers. Mahar-Phillips ranked seventh in the NJCAA in scoring for the year.
Jim Ceglarek '10
Becker College Men's Ice Hockey / Baseball
Jim Ceglarek, a two-sport standout athlete from the Becker Class of 2010, was one of the best defenders in the history of the men's ice hockey program. As one of the original Ice Hawks in the 2006-2007 season, Ceglarek helped put Becker hockey on the map, culminating in 2010 when he was named the Becker College Outstanding Male Athlete. Ceglarek was also a major part of the Becker baseball team, where he had a career .360 batting average and earned All-NAC and Team MVP honors and led the team to the NECC Championship in 2009. Ceglarek finished his career ranked sixth all-time in career RBI. He is the first representative of the men's ice hockey team to be named to the Becker Hall of Fame.
Terrance Favors '12
Becker College Men's Basketball
Terrance Favors graduated from Becker College as arguably the most accomplished player in the history of the Men's Basketball program. Favors scored 1646 points for his career, the most since the Hawks joined the NCAA. Favors also set the school record in career assists with 369. As a freshman, Favors was voted the NECC Rookie of the Year, a feat he followed up his sophomore year when he made Second Team All-Conference. After leading the Hawks to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history as a junior – making First Team All-NECC in the process – Favors reached the pinnacle of his career as a senior when he powered Becker to their first NECC Championship and their second NCAA berth. For these achievements, Favors was the voted the NECC Player of the Year for 2011-2012, and was likewise voted to the NABC Second Team and to the D3Hoops.com All-Region Third Team.
Joe Corey '12
Becker College Baseball
Joe Corey was a major part of the Hawks Baseball team during his time at Becker College. Corey was the NECC Rookie of the Year in 2009 when he helped lead the team to the conference championship. He would go on to make two more All-NECC teams, was a Worcester area All-Star and made the All-New England Team. Corey hit .344 for his career, finishing third all-time in stolen bases with 47. At the time of his graduation he was the the all-time career hits leader in program history.
1993 Becker College Field Hockey Team
The 1993 Becker College Field Hockey team will go down as having one of the greatest seasons in the history of Becker Athletics. The team ran up a 16-1 record, allowing just six opposing goals over the course of their season as they emerged as the National Junior College Athletic Association National Champions. Three of the Hawks – Jodi Farnsworth, Heidi Fiske and Danielle Doane were all named NJCAA All-Americans while Farnsworth and Fiske have already been inducted into the Hall of Fame as individuals.