Feb. 5, 2007
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross Varsity Club has announced that seven individuals have been selected for induction into the Holy Cross Athletic Hall of Fame. Included among the 2007 inductees is former football player Steve Raquet (Class of 1984).
Raquet was a standout defensive lineman on the Holy Cross football team from 1980-1983, helping lead the Crusaders to an overall record of 26-18-1 (.589) during his four-year career, and a trip to the 1983 NCAA Division I-AA Playoffs. During his senior season, he was named a first team All-American, first team All-New England and first team All-Eastern College Athletic Conference, after totaling 87 tackles, nine quarterback sacks, six pass breakups and three fumble recoveries. Raquet also received the Davitt Award as the team's top defensive lineman as a freshman, when he posted 80 tackles and 10 sacks. Over the course of his career, Raquet totaled 281 tackles, 19 sacks, 15 pass breakups, eight fumble recoveries and three interceptions. He held the school record for career sacks at the time of his graduation, and still stands fourth on the all-time Holy Cross list. Raquet went on to play professionally with the Montreal Concordes in the Canadian Football League.
This year's other inductees are James Daley (Class of 1930, track & field), Jim Nairus (Class of 1991, basketball), Don Riedl (Class of 1963, baseball), Ali (Roberts) Hawk (Class of 1999, field hockey), Bob Fouracre (honorary) and Park Smith (Class of 1954, honorary).
These seven individuals will be formally inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 5, at the Varsity Club's annual dinner, to be held in the Hogan Campus Center.