The Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) is pleased to announce the 2020 Hall of Fame Class brought to you by GEICO. The MASCAC created the Hall of Fame to provide the recognition of those individuals who have made a significant contribution to the conference and to help preserve the storied history of the MASCAC and its member institutions.
Former NASC/MCLA All American men's soccer player Tony Crescitelli joins a class of eight to be enshrined. Crescitelli had an amazing run in North Adams and is already a member of the school's Hall of Fame and a member of the 1978 Final Four squad.
There are five categories for nomination: student-athlete from a men's team, student-athlete from a women's team, overall team, coach and administrator. The 2020 MASCAC Hall of Fame Class is as follows:
Student-athlete from a male team- Tony Crescitelli- MCLA, Ed Grueter- Bridgewater State University
Student-athlete from a female team- Cindy Sturm Menard- Westfield State University, Elke Aun- Worcester State University
Team- Bridgewater State University Softball 1994
Coach- Peter Mazzaferro- Bridgewater State University
Administrator- John Harper- Bridgewater State University, Betty Kruczek- Fitchburg State University
Tony Crescitelli set the standard for the North Adams State College (MCLA) Soccer program. His career began in 1975 when he led the nation in scoring with a goal total of 31, a mark he would well surpass his senior year when he led the nation again in scoring 45 goals. He was selected to the MASCAC All-Star Team four consecutive seasons and honored as an All-New England team member on three separate occasions. Respected by his teammates, Crescitelli was chosen as the team's Most Valuable Player in 1976 and 1978. At the conclusion of his college career in 1978, he had distinguished himself as the all-time leading goal scorer in the nation with 123 goals. Following his stellar college career, Crescitelli went on to participate in the Olympic Sport Festival in 1978. He was then drafted and signed by a professional Soccer team, the Washington Diplomats. His professional career lasted seven years and took him all over the United States. He played for the San Jose Earthquakes, Team America (United States National team), Ft. Lauderdale Suns, and the Buffalo Stallions.
Crescitelli was a part of the inaugural MCLA Hall of Fame class back in 1998 while his Final Four team was inducted in 2003. He still ranks first all time in the NCAA with 123 career goals and 258 points.
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