Former Dominican College basketball and softball star Maryellen Massey Montera ’88 was Inducted into the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Hall of Fame on Saturday, February 6, 2016. This is the first year that the CACC has inducted athletes into a Hall of Fame.
The ceremony honoring Montera took place in Hennessy Center between games of the Dominican-Philadelphia University basketball doubleheader. CACC Commissioner Dan Mara presented Montera with a framed portrait featuring photos from her legendary career.
In women’s basketball at Dominican College, Montera is the all-time leading scorer with 2,066 points. In softball, she was a standout as both a pitcher and a hitter. She posted a 1.23 earned during her career, which is tops in program history. She also pitched a pair of no-hitters, including a perfect game against John Jay College. At the plate, she had a .414 batting average and became the first and only student athlete in school history to have her jersey retired in 2009.
Just six athletes, including Montera, were chosen for the inaugural class of the CACC Hall of Fame. The CACC is a NCAA Division II Conference composed of 14 schools in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.