Wayne Starkey
Wayne Starkey

Wayne Starkey made an impact on both ends of the ice for Boston State College and is considered one of the best offensive defensemen in school history. The blueliner was a part of two historic Warrior teams, having made a significant contribution to the 1965-66 team that finished with a 20-0-0 mark and a number one national ranking with 15 points on nine goals and six assists and the 1967-68 team that finished fourth in the country after advancing to the national semifinals with 17 points, including five scores and a career-high 12 assists. Starkey played on Boston State's top penalty killing unit for his entire career and stands third among the school's defensemen with 68 career points. He also ranks seventh among BSC blueliners with 32 assists and second with 36 goals, including a school-record total of three goals in one period during the 1966-67 campaign. He was named All-East and All-New England following his senior year that saw him lead the Warriors' defensemen with a career-best 21 points on 10 goals and 11 assists. He also helped Boston State to a fourth straight Codfish Bowl Championship, while being named ECAC Player of the Week for the third time in his career. He helped the Warriors to compile a 58-34-1 mark during his 90-game career and graduated from BSC in 1969. Following his time at State, Starkey served his country for the Army from 1970-72 and was a member of the Honor Guard at Arlington National Cemetery in 1972. He has stayed active in amateur leagues for parts of 17 years and has served his community as a Eucharistic Minister for Infant Jesus Church in Port Jefferson, New York and for Special Ministry to Echo Arms Adult Home. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Knights of Columbus.