FLUSHING, N.Y. (Oct. 24, 2018) - Queens College softball head coach Amy Delmore was inducted into the Adelphi University Athletics Hall of Fame at a dinner and ceremony held on Oct. 11 at the Chateau Briand in Carle Place.
Remarking on the honor, Adelphi Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance and Senior Woman Administrator Kate Whalen noted that Coach Delmore "led by example and was always positive. She was always very supportive of her teammates and as result the team was successful."
Delmore was the 2005 East Coast Conference Player of the Year with the Panthers, a three-time All-ECC selection and a two-time NFCA All-Region honoree who also was an NFCA Second-Team All-American in 2005. A .304 lifetime hitter, she also ranks inside the top-ten in Adelphi history in career doubles (46) and assists (263) while posting a .418 batting average during her All-American season.
In her acceptance speech, Delmore commended Whalen---who was her coach at Adelphi---for "taking a chance on a girl from Queens and teaching me what it's like to be a stand-up person...You have been like a second mother to me whenever I needed you."
The 2015 East Coast Conference Coach of the Year has led the Knights to two NCAA Tournament berths and the 2015 ECC Tournament title while mentoring ten All-ECC selections in Flushing. Delmore closed her speech with advice for the next generation of student-athletes both on and off the field of play.
"You must always be teachable, coachable and disciplined," Delmore stated. "Sometimes you can win and still lose and sometimes you can lose and still win. It's not what you achieve that matters most, but the person you become that is most important."