RINDGE, N.H. (July 11, 2018) – Franklin Pierce University men's soccer head coach Roy Fink has been chosen as a member of the University of Tampa Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018.
"I am super excited for the great honor of being inducted into the University of Tampa Hall of Fame," said Fink. "Although it's a great personal achievement and testimony to my personal success, it would have never materialized without my great teammates, coaches Fulk, Seabolt and the guidance and support of my mom, dad, brother, and sister. I want to thank the UT men soccer family, President Vaughn, Mr. Marfise and the committee for choosing me. Attending UT has been the best decision I ever made, the degrees I earned, the friends I made and the life experience and lessons I learned shaped my professional career. Spartans forever."
The class will be inducted into the hall of fame on Thursday, October 18 during a 7:00 p.m. ceremony at the Vaughn Center.
As a Spartan, Fink was named the 2001 NCAA Division II National Player of the Year as a sophomore during the squads National Championship season. He was also a two-time All-American, a four-time All-South Region selection, the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year in 2001 and the Freshman of the Year in 2000. Fink also earned All-Conference nods during all four years on the pitch.
At his alma mater, he is tied atop the program annals with 14 game-winning goals. Fink scored 53 goals which are the fifth most in team history. He totaled 101 points which were good enough for fifth as well. Currently, Fink is tied for first in penalty kick conversions with 10.
Fink arrived at Franklin Pierce following a three-year stint as the head coach at fellow Northeast-10 Conference program the University of New Haven. Through three seasons in Rindge, Fink has amassed a 24-22-5 overall record and has brought his team to the NCAA Tournament once in 2016 and the NE10 Tournament the past two seasons. In one of his signature wins as a head coach, Fink and the Ravens upset interstate rival and the previously no. 2 nationally-ranked Southern New Hampshire University Penmen 1-0 at Sodexo Field on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
The men's soccer program opens up their 2018 campaign on Thursday, August 30th with a 4:00 p.m. home showdown against Nyack.
For more information on Franklin Pierce Athletics, please visit the official website of Franklin Pierce Athletics (http://athletics.franklinpierce.edu). Also be sure to follow the Ravens through the Department of Athletics' official Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/FranklinPierceRavens), its YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/franklinpiercesports) and its Twitter feed (http://twitter.com/FPUathletics). Fans wishing to purchase Franklin Pierce men's soccer apparel can do so at the Department of Athletics' online store (http://athletics.franklinpierce.edu/store). You can also follow the men's soccer team on Twitter (https://twitter.com/fpumsoccer) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/fpumsoccer/).