Richard Syriac
Richard Syriac
Year: 1998
Team: Basketball

A literal big man on campus, Dick Syriac towered over his opponents on the basketball hardcourt. A four-year team member of the Men’s Basketball team, he also played on the Golf team during his sophomore and junior years. As center for the Basketball team, Dick once held the College’s record for most number of rebounds in a single game (31). He set his mark his junior year, by breaking his own record (30) set his sophomore year. Dick was selected to Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference All-Star team three of his four seasons on the court. During his sophomore campaign, he was chosen to the All-New England Team. During the 1965-66 and 1967-68 school year he was chosen as the team’s Most Valuable Player and presented with the William McKeever Award.

At the end of his basketball career at the College, Dick had accumulated enough points to be distinguished as the College’s all time career scoring leader, a record he held until the mid 1980’s.