During his four-year basketball career at the College, the
name Phillip Bledsoe was synonymous with
the word basketball. After just three seasons, Phil surpassed the
all time leading scoring record set by former-teammate, Tom Cronin.
Co-captain and long-time friend, Bill Fitzgerald emphasized the
accomplishment, "...for Phil to do it in three is phenomenal."
During his stellar career he scored 2,145 points for the Mohawks, a
record that still stands today. For four consecutive seasons, Phil
was also honored with a selection to the Massachusetts State
College Athletic Conference All -Star Team as well as the Coaches
and Sportswriters All New England Team. As a fitting end to his
career, his #10 jersey was retired.
Along with shattering the all time leading scoring mark, Phil held the record for the most points scored in a season (667) as well as the most points scored in a game (40). Respected by his teammates, Phil was chosen as the recipient of the William MacKeever Award in his freshman and junior season. This honor is awarded to the player that best demonstrates the qualities of leadership, sacrifice, individual example, and skill that led to the team's success. Bledsoe epitomized those qualities. He was also the recipient of the IEP Enduring Student Scholarship.