Date: March 6, 2013
– The Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) announced today the inductees
into the OCAA Hall of Fame, Class of 2013. Fanshawe College is proud to have four individuals being
selected for induction
– Mike Lindsay, Bill Carriere, Emily Costello and John Mason. The OCAA Hall of
Fame recognizes extraordinary contributions and accomplishments within collegiate sports in Ontario.
These new inductees will be recognized at the OCAA Hall of Fame ceremony to be held on May 1 at the
Delta London Armouries in London, Ontario.
Lindsay recently retired (August 2012) from the Fanshawe Athletics Department after 41 years of
service. In September of 1971, he was first hired on as the Athletics Technician for the Fanshawe
Athletics department. In 1985, he became the Athletics Officer and assumed the role of Head of the
Fanshawe College Athletics Department. In December of 2000, Lindsay was appointed as the new
Manager of Athletics. During his career at Fanshawe, the varsity student-athletes and teams won an
impressive 131 gold, 81 silver and 88 bronze medals at the Provincial and National level. Lindsay also
started the Campus Recreation program at Fanshawe, which is one of the largest in the province today.
He held the title of OCAA Vice-President from 1995-97 and OCAA President from 2003-05. In 2009-10,
Lindsay was named the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association Athletic Director of the Year. He was also
the recipient of the City of London's 2011 Mayor's Honour List for his contrib
ution to sports in the
. The countless awards that he has won over the year's shows the impact he has had
on Fanshawe College and the OCAA.
Carriere coached the Fanshawe Falcons Women's basketball team for
seven years (1987-94). During his
tenure, the Falcons won four OCAA Championships (1987-88, 1988-89, 1991-92, and 1993-94). In three
of those years, he was named the OCAA Coach of the Year. In 1993-94, he went on to be named the
CCAA Coach of the Year. Over his seven seasons, his teams had a league record of 64 wins and 26
losses, good for a .711 winning percentage.
was a member of the Fanshawe Women's Outdoor and Indoor Soccer Teams for three seasons
while majoring in the Child and Youth Worker program. Costello was team captain and team MVP all
three years that she was part of the program. The London native was a two-time recipient of the
Fanshawe College Female Athlete of the Year award (05-06, 07-08). Some of her major Provincial and
National accomplishments included being named an OCAA League All-Star on four occasions, CCAA All-
Canadian twice, as well as winning two OCAA Gold Medals (05-06 Outdoor, 07-08 Indoor). Costello
success was not only done on the field but also in the classroom where she was the recipient of the
OCAA All Academic, SIRC CCAA All Academic and National Scholar Awards.
Mason was a member of the Fanshawe
Men's Cross Country Team for five seasons while majoring in the
Architectural Technology program. The two-time Fanshawe College Male Athlete of the Year (05-06,
07-08) was MVP of the cross country team four times. Some of his major individual Provincial and
National accomplishments included being named a two-time OCAA individual silver medalist, five-time
OCAA All-Ontario team member and four-time CCAA All-Canadian team member. He also helped the
Falcons capture three
OCAA Men's team championships as well as five CCAA team medals (2 silver, 3
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