William Poehler ’70 to Be Inducted into UMass Boston Athletics Hall of Fame

BOSTON, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Boston Department of Athletics has announced that former Boston State College men’s basketball player William Poehler ’70 will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame as a member of the 2014 class.

An All-NESCAC honoree and team captain as a senior, Poehler will be one of seven new members to be honored this October in the university’s annual ceremony.

Named a three-time ECAC Player of the Week, Poehler garnered All-NESCAC honors in his senior season. A member of two Codfish Bowl Tournament championship teams, Poehler currently has a spot in the UMass Boston Athletics Hall of Fame as a member of the 1966–67 Boston State College men’s basketball team.

A four-year starter, Poehler was the Warriors second-best scorer as both a sophomore and junior, recording 16.0 and 12.7 points per game respectively. During his junior season, he helped the Warriors to a NESCAC title. In his second season at Boston State, Poehler set the record for points in a game by a sophomore with 34 and most free throws made with 12. As a senior, he finished as the Warriors top shooter averaging an impressive 18.3 points per game.

The 2014 UMass Boston Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony is scheduled to take place in the Catherine Forbes Clark Convocation and Recreation Center on Thursday, October 9, at 5:30 p.m. For more information about this year’s Hall of Fame ceremony, please contact Ellen Hart-Noone at ellen.noone@umb.edu or call 617-287-7801.