McAuliffe and Chipman to be Inducted into Northern Essex Community College’s Hall of Fame

Ryan McAuliffe. (Courtesy photograph.)

Former baseball standout Ryan McAuliffe and national qualifying golf student-athlete Sean Chipman will be inducted into the Northern Essex Community College’s athletic Hall of Fame during a March 1 ceremony.

It will be a joint induction ceremony with class of 2020 inductees that includes the 2000-01 national semi-finalist women’s basketball team and former men’s basketball coach Mike Rowinski. The 2020 ceremony was cancelled at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

McAuliffe, a North Reading native and 2015 graduate of the college, went on to continue his baseball career at NCAA Division I St. John’s University where he graduated in 2017. Following graduation from St. John’s he went on to sign a free agent contract with the New York Mets organization.

During his two seasons with the blue and yellow, he was a two-time first team All-Region selection and a 2015 First Team All-American. Along the way, McAuliffe earned a National Pitcher of the Week award during the 2014 season and was the regional player of the year in 2015. He recorded 12 wins on the mound over two seasons and struck out 63 batters in 59 innings of work during the 2015 season.

Sean Chipman. (Courtesy photograph.)

Chipman, an Amesbury native, was an All-Region member of the golf team during the 2000 season and qualified as an individual to represent the Knights golf program at the national championship.

After leading Amesbury High School to a state championship during his scholastic career, Chipman had several scholarship opportunities to programs in the southern states, before a major auto accident just prior to graduation changed his college plans. Chipman has since made golf his career and currently serves as head professional at Atkinson Country Club and Resort. He has received numerous recognitions during his professional career including being selected to the Titleist Performance Institute in Oceanside, Calif.

The ceremony takes place Tuesday, March 1, at 6 p.m., in the Technology Center on the Haverhill campus. Tickets are $30 each and available online through Thursday, Feb. 17.

The Northern Essex Community Hall of Fame inducted its first class in 2019 which included the 1970-71 men’s basketball team and two-time track and field national champion Noelia Figuereo.

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