Kiwanuka, Smith, Giunta, Stack Headline Monster Hall Of Fame Class

Lot of big names here

Boston College announced their 2019 Hall of Fame Class, and let's just say it is filled with memorable athletes from many of the programs. Let's quickly review some of the inductees

Mathias Kiwanuka (football): Linebacker/defensive end for the Eagles, was an All American in '04/'05, Finished his BC career with 37.5 sacks before going to the NFL where he had an illustrious career with the New York Giants, winning two Super Bowls against the Patriots. (I've never been more upset at a BC football game than the game against UVA in 2005 when he he took a cheapshot and Al Washington came in and cleared that player out. )

Kelli Stack (hockey): One of the leaders in BC Women's hockey's resurgence she was Hockey East Freshman of the Year, led BC to the Frozen Four and multiple Beanpot championships. A Patty Kaz finalist in 2011, she holds almost all the records at BC including points, assists and goals. Currently holds two silver medals for her play with the USA Women's Squad. 

Craig Smith (Basketball): One of the leaders in BC's last really competitive basketball squads, he helped BC jump out to a 20-0 record in 2005, including beating Syracuse at home. A big physical forward who could outmuscle anyone for a rebound, Smith was a quiet leader on some very good teams. After his time at BC he ended up playing in the NBA and in Europe. 

Brian Giunta (Hockey): A three time Hobey finalist, graduated with the most goals and hat tricks as an Eagle. Hockey East player of the Year, Giunta was a prolific goal scorer who went on to become a fantastic NHL player for multiple teams including the New Jersey Devils and Montreal Canadiens. 

Chris Snee (Football): Three year starter at guard for the Eagles, Snee was big in opening holes for a prolific running game that featured Derrick Knight. Drafted in the 2nd round by New York Giants, like Kiwi he won two Super Bowl Championships before retiring in 2014.

Ted Bassett (Tennis): Brought BC tennis to prominence by going a stunning 16-0 in 1973, and 17-1 in '74, he took a team that really struggled and made them very competitive during his time at the Heights. 

Lou Papadellis '81 (Men's Soccer): Like Bassett he took a mediocre program and brought them to the top. When he arrived, BC was a .500 program, but during his time on the Heights BC won the ECAC Championship. When he graduated he held basically all the records for men's soccer at the school. 

Owen Murphy '26 (Football, Baseball, Basketball and Track & Field): Via BCeagles.com "The BC Varsity Club Veteran's selection, Owen Murphy excelled in four sports while a student-athlete at the Heights. A native of Bellows Falls, Vermont, Murphy shined on the gridiron as a punter and running back. He played for legendary coach Frank "The Iron Major" Cavanaugh from 1923-25. In his three seasons, BC went 19-6-1. On the hardwood, Murphy was a defensive guard, while competing in the shot put, discus, broad jump and sprints on the track. He was a pitcher, catcher and infielder and hit over .400 over two seasons on the diamond. Murphy earned three letters in football, two in baseball one in basketball and one on the track."

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