|Title:||Class of 1993|
John F. Ethier, tennis has played a major role in your life as
well as the entire Ethier family, many of whom represented Lancer
tennis teams over the years.
You showed your relentless desire to perform to the best of your ability while spearheading the Worcester State College tennis team for four years. You played as the number 2 player as a freshman and went on to become the number 1 player in your sophomore, junior and senior years. You compiled an excellent 41-11 singles record and combined for an outstanding 45-7 record in doubles, many of those matches played with your brother, Tim, making the Ethiers tough to beat.
You and Tim combined for a 14-2 doubles record in two years. You also combined with Hall of Famer Joe Gill to become one of the top MASCAC doubles teams. Your leadership qualities were evident since you were named the captain of the team in your junior and &senior years.
You had an outstanding senior year with 10 wins and 3 losses and you reached the finals of the Massachusetts State College Conference tennis tournament
During the 1970 season, the Lancers were represented by you, Tim and brother Mike on the same team. Another brother, Paul, who is deceased, also played tennis for the Lancers and was a captain of two teams and was also his class president. Your sister, Patty was also an outstanding player for the Lancers Women's teams and was a captain of her team.
All of the Ethier family tennis accomplishments must be attributed to your father Paul, who has been playing tennis for 55 years and taught all of you the game of tennis. At 78-years of age he is still playing tennis.
You are a member of the Shrewsbury Tennis Club and also play in a doubles league in Paxton. You are currently employed as a buyer for the Neles-Jamesbury Corp.
John F. Ethier, it is with great pride that we induct you into the Worcester State College Athletic Hall of Fame.