Patricia Porter Deschaine
Patricia Porter Deschaine
Class: Class of 1989
Sport: Lacrosse, Swimming, Field Hockey
Enshrined: Inducted October 15, 1994

One of the most outstanding female athletes in the College's history. She was a four-year, three-sport standout, and served as captain in all three sports. As a valuable member of the swim team, she belonged to a relay team that held four SMC records. She was a two-time team captain in lacrosse, and was a major force for the Lady Knights throughout her career. At the time of her induction, she ranks sixth on the all-time scorer's list, with 64 goals and 18 assists for 82 points. Despite her accomplishments in swimming and lacrosse, field hockey was her strongest suit. A CFHCA First Team All-America in 1988, she led the Lady Knights to the ECAC Championship that year -- the first ECAC title ever won by a women's team at SMC. A two-time team captain, she is the program's all-time scoring leader (43 goals, 13 assists, for 99 points), and holds five College records. Only the second woman in SMC history to rank among the Top Ten scorers in two different sports, she received the Victor V. LeMieux Award for loyalty and leadership in athletics in 1989.

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