Missy Foote (photo credit: Middlebury Athletic Comm.)
Missy Foote (photo credit: Middlebury Athletic Comm.)


Vermont Sports Hall of Fame To Induct 12 Members in its Class of 2017

COLCHESTER, Vt. -- Olympic medalists, legendary coaches, sports pioneers, a champion boxer, a standout football player, a star hockey player and a chronicler of Vermont’s athletic scene make up the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017. The VSHOF made its announcement Jan. 31, 2017 at the Ross Sports Center at Saint Michael's College.

A dozen new members, plus one member of the previous class, will be inducted at the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame Dinner and Celebration presented by Casella on Saturday, April 22, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Burlington in South Burlington. Ticket information will be available soon on 

Inductees were selected from a field of nominees by a voting committee consisting of previous inductees, members of the VSHOF board of directors, and advisors from all corners of Vermont. This year’s class will bring membership in the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame to 61.

Proceeds from the annual VSHOF Dinner and Celebration benefit the Hall's designated charity, Prevent Child Abuse Vermont. In its first five years the VSHOF has raised over $10,000 for PCAV.

The 2017 Inductees (click on inductee's last name for complete bio):

John Caldwell, Nordic skiing, Putney

Bernie Cieplicki Sr., basketball (athlete/coach), Burlington

Lindy Cochran Kelley, Alpine skiing, Richmond

Tad Coffin, equestrian, Stratford

Clarence DeMar, distance running, South Hero (Historical Pioneer Inductee)

Don Fillion,  media-sportswriter, Shelburne/Montgomery

Missy Foote, field hockey/lacrosse, Middlebury/Middlebury College

Guy Gaudreau, ice hockey/soccer, Beebe Plain

Helmut Lenes, mountain climbing/skiing, Shelburne (David K. Hakins Inductee)

Ed Markey, basketball/administrator, South Burlington/St. Michael’s College

Tony Robitaille, boxing, Newport

Betsy Snite Riley, alpine skiing, Norwich

Martha Rockwell, Nordic skiing, Putney (2005 Inductee)

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