Editor’s note: Information for the story was provided by the committee making the selections.
WOOD RIVER JCT. — Five new members will be inducted as the 17th class of the Chariho Sports Boosters Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 12, at the Richmond Country Club.
The banquet begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 each and must be reserved by April 4. Contact Brenda Cahoon (401-837-4326 or 401-255-2011) or Pam Trenholm (401-524-5022) for tickets and more information. No tickets are sold at the door, and additions to the head count cannot be made after the cutoff date.
This year’s class includes:
Class of 1971
Bednarczyk was an all-around athlete who excelled in three sports.
He was a key component in establishing Chariho as one of the premier soccer teams in the state. For his accomplishments, Bednarczyk was named All-State during his junior and senior seasons.
Bednarczyk also excelled in basketball, earning All-Division honors his junior and senior seasons.
Bedmarczyk was also an All-Division baseball player.
Bednarczyk continued his playing career at the University of Rhode Island, where he played basketball for two years and soccer for four years. He currently resides in Hope Valley.
Class of 2004
Borsay earned All-State honors in his junior and senior seasons as a member of the volleyball team.
He was first-team All-State as a senior and second-team as a junior. Borsay also received first-team All-Division honors both seasons.
As a junior, Borsay amassed 170 kills, 51 assists, 41 digs, 25 blocks and 16 aces.
Borsay also participated in basketball and track and field. Borsay had a passion for and was very skilled in marine technology.
Borsay attended the University of Rhode Island, where he continued playing volleyball at the club level. He was recognized as the MVP of the New England Collegiate Volleyball League in 2009.
Borsay attained a bachelor’s degree in Ocean Engineering. He is currently employed as a system engineer for General Dynamics Electric Boat.
Borsay resides in Narragansett and enjoys sailing, kayaking, volleyball and other outdoor activities.
Class of 2005
Lambrechts was a three-sport standout — football, basketball, and track and field.
He was the school’s male athlete of the year in 2005. Lambrechts was known for his physical yet skillful play. Lambrechts was slected second-team All-State as a linebacker his senior year, in addition to being a three-time All-Division performer, and a member of the All-Academic team.
Lambrechts received MVP honors in the annual Thanksgiving Day game against Exeter-West Greenwich his senior year, and was named to Chariho’s team of the decade.
In basketball, Lambrechts helped lead the Chargers to the Division II championship Game in the Ryan Center in 2005. A first-team All-Division II selection in 2005, Lambrechts was also a three-time All-Division selection. He was named second-team All-Division I-A as a sophomore, first-team All-Division I-A as a junior, and first-team All-Division II-South as a senior.
Lambrechts was named MVP of the 2004 Westerly Community Credit Union Holiday Tournament after leading Chariho to the championship.
Lambrechts was also decorated as an All-Division and All-Class performer in the shot put.
Lambrechts received his associate degree in criminal justice from the Community College of Rhode Island, and is currently employed as a police officer in Hopkinton.
Class of 2005
Lovoy finished her career as the school’s all-time leading basketball scorer for boys or girls.
She scored 1,634 career points and was the school’s female athlete of the year in 2005. The point guard was an all-round player who led the team in assists all four seasons. Chariho qualified for the playoffs each year Lovoy played.
For her accomplishments, Lovoy was named to the All-Division team all four seasons, including third-team Coaches Association All-State her junior year, and All-Class B her senior year. Lovoy was also selected for the Sister Charlene Tedeschi All-State Academic Team as a senior.
Lovoy continued her career at Salve Regina University. As a 1,000-point career scorer, she was twice named first-team All-Conference and was named athlete of the year. She received the 2009 RIAIAW Distinguished Athlete of the Year Award, the 2009 Cox Sports RI Basketball Media Award, ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District third- team in 2008 and 2009.
Lovoy received a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2009. She is a teacher assistant at The Pennfield School in Portsmouth, where she also coaches middle school boys’ basketball and girls’ soccer.
Class of 2004
Poulton played three sports and particularly excelled on the softball diamond.
Poulton was selected first-team All-State as an outfielder her junior season. Her junior year, Poulton batted .317 with three doubles, a triple, home run, and 11 RBIs. On the mound, she recorded a 3-1 record with a 1.17 ERA. Poulton also received Division I-South second-team recognition.
In her senior year, Poulton was again named first-team All-Sate in addition to first-team All Division I-South honors.
As a pitcher, she recorded a 14-7 record with an 0.85 ERA. Poulton registered two no-hitters, including a perfect game.
In basketball, Poulton was twice named second-team All Division II-South.
Poulton also played soccer.
A National Honor Society member, she was named Chariho’s female scholar athlete of the year in 2004, and was Chariho’s selection for the Providence Journal Honor Roll Award.
Poulton was also selected as a member of the Sister Charlene Tedeschi Academic All-State basketball team in 2004.
Poulton played softball at Wheaton College, where she received second-team Regional All-American recognition in 2007.
Poulton was named NEWMAC player of the week three times, received multiple All-New England honors, and was the team’s leading hitter in 2008.
Poulton is a registered nurse and is currently studying to be a nurse practitioner.
She still plays competitive travel slow-pitch softball, and is an avid golfer.
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