MDI Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2013 (Updated With Bios)
Bunky Dow, the Athletic Director of MDI High School announced the Class of 2013 that will be inducted into the MDI Sports Hall of Fame, Friday, October 4th during half time of the football game between the MDI Trojans and Nokomis Warriors as part of homecoming weekend.
The Class of 2013 includes
Joan graduated in 1977 from MDI High School where she participated in Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track all four years. She lettered 12 times during her high school career; 4 times each in Cross Country, Indoor Track and Outdoor Track. Joan was one of the elite runners to participate in cross country and indoor and outdoor track.She set numerous state and school records for the sport. She won the first ever cross country state championships sponsored by the Maine Principal's Association which was held in 1976 and led the team to it's first ever state title in a girl's sport. She also became the first ever girl's individual State champion.
During her sophomore year she participated in the Cross Country National Championships and placed second in the meet. Joan went back to the National during her Senior Year and placed fourth overall. She won the State Championship in the mile all four years of her high school career. She was also the State Champion in the half mile in her junior year.
One of her biggest highlights during her high school career was beating Joan Benoit Samuelson in the one mile race at the State Championship in 1976. That was the only race that Joan Benoit Samuelson lost during her high school career.
Joan still holds the high school record for the 1/2 mile and mile run for her freshman and sophomore years at MDI High School.
Joan was a member of the National Honor Society her Junior and Senior years. After high school Joan attended Indiana State University where she competed in the National Cross Country Championships. After one year at ISU she came back to Maine and attended the University of Maine and ran cross country and track for UMaine.
Lee graduated from Bar Harbor High School in 1958 and participated in basketball, football, baseball and cross country at Bar Harbor High School. His first love was basketball and he was cut from the team his first year. Lee went and asked the coach why he was cut and the coach told him it was because of his layups and that he went off on the wrong foot. The coach gave Lee another chance to make the team, provided he did 100 layups off of the correct foot, which Lee did, and he made the team
Lee was named captain of the Basketball team his junior and senior year, and served as captain of the football team his senior year. Lee was selected to the All Hancock County Basketball Team in 1957 and the All Tourney Honorable Mention in 1958.
Lee served as the class secretary his junior year and vice president his senior year. Lee was selected to Dirigo Boys State his junior year.
He graduated from Pemetic High School in 1966. He was a four year starter for the Pemetic Indian in basketball from 1962 through 1966. As a freshman, he was named to the first team All Island Basketball Team. Richard was the team leading scorer and rebounder for basketball his sophomore, junior and senior years. Richard was selected captain his junior and senior years and was selected to the All Tourney Team during his senior year for the Class M Basketball Tournament. He was selected to the Maine State High School Basketball Hall of Fame during his Senior Year.
Richard served on the student council during his high school career and was named president his senior year. He also served on the yearbook committee during his high school career.
After high school Richard attended EMVTI where he earned a degree in business administration.
Richard is currently the Maintenance Supervisor for the Pemetic Elementary School and drives the bus for many extra curricular trips for the high school
Jamie graduated from MDI High School in 1999. He lettered his sophomore, junior and and senior years for football. He was captain of the football team his junior and senior years and was selected to the Class B Eastern Maine All Defensive Team in 1998. Jamie lettered all four years as a member of the swim team and was captain his junior and senior years. Jamie won six state championships for swimming during his high school career. During his sophomore year he won the 200 free relay; his junior year he was the state championship for the 50 yard free and the 100 yard free and his senior year he won the 50 yard free, the 100 yard free and the 200 yard free relay. Jamie set the state record in 1999 for the 50 yard and 100 100 free style races, the records which still stands.
During his senior year, Jamie was the Outstanding Swimmer at the Class B State Meet and was selected Swimmer of the Year in 1999. Jamie achieved several high school and Y swimming records and also a a New England Champion's record for swimming.
Jamie was a three time letter winner for baseball. He also was voted captain of the baseball team his senior year. He earned second team all conference as a catcher his senior year.
After high school, Jamie attended the University of Maine where he swam for UMaine. Jamie earned America East All Conference Swimmer and an ECAC qualifier. In 2001 he was the MVP for the Black Bears.
Jamie then went to Maine Maritime Academy and played football. While attending MMA, he served as captain for the team, and won several team awards.
Jamie graduated from MMA with a degree in Marine Transportation Operations. He currently lives in Portland with his wife Jessica and serves as the Chief Officer on a tanker for Crowley Petroleum Services in the Gulf of Mexico.
Shelly graduated from MDI High School in 1983 and was a four time letter winner for the varsity girls basketball team. She was captain of the girl's basketball team her junior and senior years. Shelly was a 1000 point scorer her senior year. She was selected for the Bangor Daily News all tourney team her sophomore, junior and senior years. She achieved All State second team selection her senior year. Shelly helped lead the girl's basketball team to three State Class B Basketball Championships.
After High School Shelly attended Maine Maritime Academy. She was a starter for four years while attending MMA. She is Maine Maritime Academy's programs all time leading scorer with 1600 career points. She holds the school record at MMA for field goals made, three pointers made (202). She also holds thirteen other program records. Shelly was selected All Conference for each of her four years at MMA.
Shelly graduated from MMA in the IBL program and is currently working int he family business and caring for her two young sons, Cooper and Bentley.
Andy graduated from MDI High School in 1984. He played three sports: Football, Basketball and Baseball. Andy earned 10 letters during his high school career, 4 in football and three each in basketball and baseball. He was captain of the football his junior and senior years. Andy was selected 1st team quarterback in the LTC his junior and senior years. He was captain of the basketball team his senior year and was the starting guard his sophomore, junior and senior years. Andy was selected MVP for football and basketball and baseball his junior and senior years.
Andy was a member of the student council and National Honor Society his junior and senior years at MDI High School. After graduation from MDI Andy was recruited to play football at the University of Maine.
He graduated from UMaine with a business degree. He serves on numerous local boards and is one of the driving forces of the Acadia Little League Field improvement, the KC Jones Basketball Camp and the outdoor basketball courts in Bar Harbor. Andy is always looking for ways to better the youth programs for the island communities.
Currently Andy is a Certified Financial Planner and lives in Bar Harbor with his wife Leslyn and two boys, Mac and Drew.
To be eligible, the nominee must have been a former student, coach or advisor from Bar Harbor High School, Mt. Desert High School, Pemetic High School or MDI High School.
They must have played two varsity sports, and have been out of high school for a minimum of FIVE years. They must have had superior accomplishments in their sport, for example, All State, All Conference, All League etc.
The coach or advisor must not be a current employee of the MDI High School.