Mary Beth Riley '85
An athlete who helped establish the women's soccer program as a varsity team, Mary Beth Riley was also one of the most prolific scorers in the history of St. Lawrence women's ice hockey in its early seasons.
M.B. was a standout in goal in women's soccer and earned the Coaches Award as a senior as she helped the team to a 7-7-2 record against its most difficult schedule to that point in its history. The daughter of 1960 Gold Medal Olympic coach Jack Riley, who had a long and highly successful coaching career at the U.S. Military Academy and the sister of former Saint assistant coach and recent Army head coach Rob Riley, she went from stopping goals in soccer to scoring them in hockey and did it at a prolific rate.
She is the all-time scoring leader for the overall Saint women's hockey program with 78 career goals, 115 career assists and 193 career points. She had the top three single season point totals in the program's Division III history and the top three overall until the 2003-04 season as she scored 54 points as a senior, 53 as a junior and 52 as a sophomore. She established the overall record for goals in a game with five against Clarkson in 1984. She was the team's Rookie of the Year in her first season of collegiate hockey with 16 goals and 18 assists for 34 points. She captained the hockey team as a junior and senior and was team MVP as a senior and played in the Senior All Star Game. She led her hockey teams to four straight winning seasons including a then-record 14-win season in 1983-84.
A Detective Sergeant in the MIT Police Department in Cambridge, MA at the time of her induction, Mary Beth has earned the Superlative and Distinguished Service Award among several commendations during her career.