Middlebury College has announced that two Pelicans, Fred Beams '62 and Jennifer Hefner Carbone '93, will be members of its 2017 Athletics Hall of Fame class, to be inducted in November.
Fred was a football, hockey, and lacrosse player at Loomis and played several seasons under longtime coach Jim "Grim" Wilson. At Middlebury, Fred led the football team in rushing yards in both his junior and senior campaigns and earned All-Vermont honors twice. In his junior year, Fred was named to the ECAC All-East College Division squad.
On the lacrosse field, Fred was an All-American player in 1966 and earned All-New England accolades three times during his tenure. When Fred graduated in 1966, he held the Middlebury lacrosse records for most career goals and most career assists.
Jennifer was a three-sport athlete at Loomis and Middlebury, competing in soccer, ice hockey, and lacrosse. In her senior year at Loomis, Jennifer was captain of the 1992 soccer team, coached by Chuck "Bruno" Vernon, that went 17-0 and won Loomis' first girls soccer Founders League Championship and won the New England championship.
At Middlebury, Jennifer helped the ice hockey team earn two consecutive ECAC Championships and was named ECAC Player of the Year both seasons. When she graduated in 1997, she was at the top of the record books for career goals (91), assists (125), and points (216). Jennifer also held records for the soccer program with 29 goals, 18 assists, and 76 points and contributed to two ECAC Tournament appearances. She also played two seasons of lacrosse at Middlebury, during which her teams went to the NCAA Final Four twice and had an overall record of 26-6.
Jennifer and Fred are two members of the seven-person class being inducted into the Hall of Fame. The group represents nine different sports and five different decades. The 2017 class will be inducted on Saturday, November 4.
Photo features Jennifer with Bruno in 2016.