BOSTON, Mass. – The Great Northeast Athletic Conference is pleased to announce and welcome three new members into the GNAC Hall of Fame. The inductees were announced at the 2012 GNAC Professional Development Seminar and become just the second class to earn the conference’s highest honor. This year’s inductees include Ellen Boss of Emerson College, Annemarie Proto of Johnson & Wales University and Stacy Manfredi of the University of Saint Joseph (CT).
Ellen Boss – Emerson College – Soccer, Softball, Basketball
- Only women’s soccer player in GNAC history named Rookie of the Year as a first-year (2001) and Player of the Year as a senior (2004)
- Led GNAC in goals (22) and points (51) her senior year
- Three-time GNAC All-Conference in soccer (2001, 2003, 2004), two-time GNAC All-Conference in Softball (2004, 2005)
- CoSIDA Academic All-District in Softball and Soccer (first female student-athlete at Emerson)
Stacy Manfredi – Saint Joseph College CT - Basketball
- Holds career school records of 1,806 points, 17.9 points per game and 322 steals
- Holds single-season school records of 640 points and 24.6 scoring average in 1997-98 when she was GNAC Player of the Year and team won only GNAC title
- The only player at any NCAA level to have two 50-point games in 1997-98 when she scored a school-record 54 and 50 respectively
- All-GNAC first team selection in 1997-98 and second team pick in 1995-96 and 1996-97.
Annemarie Proto - Johnson & Wales University – Volleyball
- The GNAC Player of the year in her freshman and senior years (2001 and 2004)
- Proto led the Wildcats to three conference championships
- Was a four-time first-team All-GNAC selection.
The Great Northeast Athletic Conference is an NCAA Division III conference made up of 13 institutions with nine associate members. In 2012-13, the GNAC will sponsor championships in 17 sports for men and women. The GNAC also enjoys outstanding professional partnerships with Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine Division, Doubletree Hotels, Fenway Printers, New Balance, Reading Trophy and Presto Sports.