Ronald Bereszniewicz - 2000 Inductee
Ronald Bereszniewicz was a four-year All-Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (MASCAC) and two-time All-ECAC goalkeeper for the Fitchburg State ice hockey team. In his first season, the Falcons posted an 18-7 record, yielding just 31 goals during his 7.5 games between the pipes (4.02 goals against average - 1.58 vs. Division III opponents). In addition to his .883 overall save percentage (.935 vs. Division III), Bereszniewicz was named ECAC Goalie of the Week, ECAC Rookie of the Week, and MASCAC Player of the Week one time apiece.
As a sophomore, Bereszniewicz, an eight-time Dean's List student at FSC, played in 22 games as the Falcons' netminder, posting a 3.08 GAA during that time - 2nd best in school history. Being named All-MASCAC for the second straight year was due largely in part to Bereszniewicz setting school records for save percentage (.908) and saves made (679).
Though his team went 10-13-1 during his junior campaign, Beresniewicz still earned both All-MASCAC and All-ECAC honors, posting a 4.19 GAA and a .871 save percentage in 21 games along the way.
Bereszniewicz may have saved his best hockey for his final season as a Falcon, as the team went 16-8 while he posted consecutive All-MASCAC and All-ECAC honors. Twice named ECAC Goalie of the Week, Bereszniewicz posted a .923 save percentage and a 4.25 GAA (3.17 vs. D-III) in his final campaign. And as a fitting ending to his illustrious career, Bereszniewicz received the ECAC Medal of Merit Award for outstanding athletic and academic achievement.