AUGUSTA, Maine — A prestigious class of nine was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame during a ceremony Sunday at the Augusta Civic Center.
William (Bill) Alfond, Peter Carlisle, Glenn Dumont, Anna Goodale, Roger Levesque, Rob Pendergist, Marcie Lane Schulenberg, Eric Weinrich and Amy Winchester were inducted into the hall at the 40th annual awards dinner.
Winchester of Brewer was a five-time state champion in track — twice in shot and discus and once in javelin — at Brewer High School. The 1992 Brewer grad also earned all-state honors in basketball and soccer.
At Dartmouth College, the four-time All-Ivy League first-team selection won nine heptagonal championships and holds the school shot put record. She placed in the shot at the 1996 NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships and qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials.
Weinrich of Yarmouth and Gardiner played 17 years in the NHL where he made three all-star appearances and was named to the 1991 All-Rookie Team.
He represented the United States in the World Cup, Olympics, Canada Cup and at nine World Championships. Weinrich, who skated at the University of Maine for coach Shawn Walsh, graduated in 1985 from North Yarmouth Academy.
Schulenberg, a 1989 Cony High School graduate, starred on two Class A state championship basketball teams and two state championship field hockey teams.
The all-state selection in basketball, field hockey and softball was a scholarship basketball player at Boston University and the University of New Hampshire.
Pendergist, a 1989 graduate of Ellsworth High School, was state champion in the long jump, high jump, high hurdles and javelin and was the national pentathlon high school champion.
At Mount St. Mary’s College in Maryland, he was All-American in the decathlon and four-time IC4A pentathlon champion. He competed at the 1992 U.S. Olympic Trials.
Levesque, a 1999 graduate of Falmouth High School, is one of the most honored players in Seattle Sounders soccer history. In 2010, he was ranked 19th among the United Soccer League’s best 25 players of the previous decade. Levesque was an All-American and Pac-10 Player of the Year at Stanford University. At Falmouth High School, he was the all-state soccer player and two-time Maine Gatorade Player of the Year.
Goodale of Camden won Olympic gold in 2008 with the U.S. women’s eight in Beijing, China, as well as gold in the eight at the 2007 and 2009 World Rowing Championships. The five-time national champion and an All-American rower at Syracuse University took up the sport in college.
Dumont, who graduated in 1965 from Winslow High School, was an All-American at American International College in 1969, where he is a member of the school’s Hall of Fame and holds the record for most points scored in a football career. After making it to the final cut of the Kansas City Chiefs, he was a member of the coaching staff for two Winslow High School state championship teams. Dumont also was a longtime high school football official.
Alfond of Dexter and Waterville is president of the William and Joan Alfond Foundation, which has contributed millions of dollars to build athletic fields and facilities at numerous universities, colleges and centers in Maine.
The 1972 Colby College graduate is director of Dexter Enterprises Inc. and the Harold Alfond Foundation. The limited partner with the Boston Red Sox serves on various boards, including the U.S. Biathlon Committee. His father, the late Harold Alfond, was inducted in 1992. They are the first father-son members in the Maine hall.
Carlisle of Saco and South Portland is managing director of Olympics & Action Sports. The Bates College (1991) and University of Maine School of Law (1994) graduate has been an agent for Olympic medalists Seth Wescott and Michael Phelps and presides over a global agency that has represented the most Olympic medalists and marketable Olympic athletes since 2002.
Five outstanding high school student-athletes also were honored by the Hall, and each received a $5,000 scholarship.
The recipients were Caleb Abbott of Freeport High School, Kevin Barrett of Thornton Academy in Saco, Caleb Gauvin of Mountain Valley High School in Rumford, Lydia Roy of Waterville Senior High School and Kathryn Taylor of Noble High School in North Berwick.