|Title:||Class of 1989|
Patricia Provost, your exceptional athletic ability and
competitive spirit have distinguished you as one of the most
versatile athletes to ever wear a Worcester State uniform.
From 1970 to 1973, you earned 16 varsity letters while playing field hockey, basketball, tennis, volleyball and lacrosse. You were an integral member of teams that won State Championships in field hockey, basketball and volleyball. You played five varsity sports, an incredible feat, and one that has not been, and may never be, surpassed.
You were a tenacious point guard in basketball and one of the all time leading scorers in field hockey with 19 goals, including a school record 15 in 1972. Your leadership qualities were acknowledged as you were elected captain of field hockey and basketball.
You continued to play field hockey for the Boston Field Hockey Association from 1973 to 1985 and were selected to the Northeast Field Hockey team that played in the nationals. You were a part of the grass root movement which resulted in the first United States Olympic Field Hockey team being selected for the 1980 Olympics. You played against National teams from Germany, New Zealand, and Australia and scrimmaged the US Olympic team.
You were named head basketball coach at Notre Dame Academy in 1974, a position you still hold. You obtained a full time teaching position at Notre Dame in 1976 and were later named as athletic director. You began coaching field hockey in 1977 and your teams have compiled a 97-61-52 record and numerous district tournament appearances. Your basketball team won the Clark Tournament in 1974-75. You were the first woman ever inducted into the Wachusett Regional High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
Patricia Provost, it is with a great deal of pride that we induct you into the Worcester State College Athletic Hall of Fame.