BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae athletic department is proud to announce the induction of Troy Brown, Shela Moffett-Fabri and Ally Stacher into the Lees-McRae Fred I. Dickerson Athletics Hall of Fame.
The inductees will be recognized at the Hall of Fame dinner Friday, October 2 at 6 p.m. in Evans Auditorium on the campus of Lees-McRae.
“We are in store for another great event at Lees-McRae College as we honor these alumni for their contributions to the Green and Gold,” praised Vice President Director of Athletics and Club Sports Craig McPhail. “Ally, Shela and Troy each embody the Bobcat spirit and have carried it with them long since they have left Banner Elk.”
Brown was a two-time football letterman (1989 & 90) for the Bobcats when they were in their junior college days. He transferred from Marshall to finish his collegiate career before heading to the National Football League for a well-documented 15-year stint with the New England Patriots.
Brown is a member of the College and NE Patriots Hall of Fame.
While at LMC, Brown caught 41 passes for 836 yards and six touchdowns.
“Troy has been honored at every level with accolades for his accomplishments on the football field. It all started here at Lees-McRae. Watching him on Sundays and in the Super Bowls gives Bobcat Nation a great sense of pride,” said McPhail. “This is long overdue and certainly well worth the wait as we honor him for a lifetime of success.”
Brown shined in his second season with the Bobcats, averaging 18.5 yards per catch to go with four touchdowns. He was named to the Region X All-Region First Team and was a second-team all-conference member in the Coastal Conference.
He continued his successes at the highest of levels when he caught 557 passes for 6,366 yards and 31 touchdowns during his tenure with the Patriots. Brown was a key component during New England’s dominant run that saw it claim three Super Bowl titles.
Moffett-Fabri is a 1993 graduate from Lees-McRae and appeared in 61 women’s soccer matches during her time at LMC.
The Bobcats were dominant force with her on the team as they produced a 48-12-1 record, while Moffett-Fabri scored a pair of goals, including one game-winner while producing seven assists.
She was a part of LMC’s “Fab Five” that included Allison McDonald Norris, Jeanne Cobbe, Karen VanWert and Julia Callerman-Fullwood.
Moffett-Fabri was tabbed the Alumnus of the Month at LMC in March 2015. She is currently battling stage four colon cancer.
“Shela is a winner, playing on a team that went 48-12-1 during her career taught her how to be successful well after graduation,” praised McPhail. “Her growth as a person through the experiences and friendships she made at Lees-McRae made her a great teammate and person.”
She is mother to her son Augee (nine) and has two step children and two step grandchildren.
Stacher is a 2010 graduate of LMC and has been moving up the ranks in the world of women’s cycling since 2008. She is a part of HTC-Highroad and has competed in the Nature Valley Grand Prix in Minnesota.
She has found success in her creation of “Ally’s Bar”; which is an energy bar for cyclists.
In 2009, she won the women’s A championship. Three years earlier, Stacher claimed seventh in the mountain bike conference title race, ninth in the downhill and 13th in short track.
“Ally is such a fierce competitor as well as an incredible friend to all. Her magnetic personality is a treat for anyone who meets her,” said McPhail. “The success she has had off the bike is a tribute to the lessons learned as a student-athlete, overcoming adversity, dedication, sacrifice have all made her a great representative of Lees-McRae Cycling.”
Stacher outraced eight riders to claim the victory at the Catawba Riverfront Classic in May 2015. In January, she claimed a pair of second-place finishes in the Kingsport Cyclo-cross Cup and Biltmore Estate CX, respectively.
During her time at LMC, she was honored the “Carla Swart Sportsmanship Award”, which was presented to recognize the female rider who sacrificed their own chances at victory for the good of her team.
For more information on the event or to buy a ticket please contact Jillian Rosato, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-898-2534.
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