Roanoke College has announced its Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2017. The class includes soccer standouts Regi Francois ’02 and Jill Hoffmeister DeMello ’05 as well as former men’s lacrosse players Don Treacy ’92 and Jon Mason ’07.
The quartet will be honored at a reception on April 7 during Roanoke College’s Alumni Weekend festivities. The reception will start at 7 pm in Roanoke’s new Cregger Center.
An attacking midfielder, Francois was the 2002 ODAC and VaSID Men’s Soccer Player of the Year. He was also a First-Team All-ODAC choice in 2001 and 2002 and a three-time NSCAA All-Region performer.
A two-time All-State selection, Francois was a member of Roanoke’s 2001 and 2002 ODAC Championship teams which made two straight NCAA appearances and had a four year record of 83-27-4. His 36 goals, 20 assists, 92 points in 79 games places him seventh on the RC’s All-Time Scoring List.
Hoffmeister DeMello holds the RC career scoring records with 144 points and 61 goals. She also has school records in game-winning goals (15), shots (316), shots on goal (178) and ranks fifth all-time in assists (22). She was a four-time All-ODAC selection, including three-straight first-team accolades and was a four-time VaSID College Division All-State selection. She was the 2001 ODAC Rookie of the Year and a three-time NSCAA All-South Region selection, including a first-team nod in 2002.
Mason is the men’s lacrosse program’s all-time leader in points (282) and in goals (247), which were both ODAC records at the time of his graduation. A three-time USILA All-American (2005/3rd, 2006/2nd, 2007/1st), Mason was part of three-straight 15-win seasons, including back-to-back national semifinal appearances in 2005 & 2006.
Mason was a four-time ODAC All-Tournament Team selection, the 2007 ODAC Player of the Year and a three-time First-Team All-ODAC selection. Following his senior season he was named the Jack Trumbull Memorial Outstanding Attackman in the Nation in 2007. In addition, he was named VaSID College Division State Player of the Year in 2007 and was a three-time VaSID All-State selection (2005-07). He was selected to play in the USILA North-South All-Star Game and was the Roanoke College Athletic Department Male Athlete of the Year in 2007.
Treacy earned USILA First-Team All-American honors in 1992. He was a First-Team All-ODAC Selection in 1992 as well. During that season, Treacy had a team-best 42 goals and 16 assist for 58 points which was tops on the team.
Treacy led the Maroons to the 1990 and 1992 ODAC Championships. In 1992 he and the Maroons advanced to the NCAA National Championship game. For his career, he finished with 57 goals and 28 assists for 85 career points. A two-sport athlete, Treacy was also a member of the men’s basketball program.