4. Who is the greatest Siena men's basketball player?
1. Marc Brown " 39 percent
2. Billy Harrell "35 percent
3. Kenny Hasbrouck " 23 percent
4. Doremus Bennerman " 3 percent
This was a tight battle, but Marc Brown managed to pull out the victory over Billy Harrell.
Both players had impressive runs at Siena, but Brown had the advantage of being the school's all-time leading scorer and the one who led the Saints past Stanford in the 1989 NCAA Tournament. Still, Harrell " the school's first All-American " is the first Siena player to have his jersey retired. (The second? Kenny Hasbrouck, who placed third in the voting.)
5. Who is the greatest RPI hockey coach?
1. Ned Harkness " 85 percent
2. Mike Addesa " 15 percent
3. Dan Fridgen " 0 percent
All hail Ned Harkness. The man who guided the Engineers to 176 victories and an NCAA title before going to Cornell and led the Big Red to a national championship ran away with this category, outdistancing Mike Addesa by a wide margin.
Dan Fridgen didn't receive a vote, despite being RPI's all-time leader in career wins. I guess when you don't win a national title, you don't rate. Still, it's kind of a sad statement that no one voted for Fridgen.
6. Who is the greatest RPI hockey player?
1. Adam Oates " 69 percent
2. Joey Juneau " 16 percent
3. Frank Chiarelli " 9 percent
4. John Carter " 3 percent
5. Paul Midghall " 3 percent
The Oates half of the old Hull and Oates duo skated past his competition here, as Adam Oates breezed past Joey Juneau, Frank Chiarelli and John Carter to take the title.
Never mind that Chiarelli is still RPI's all-time leading scorer more than 50 years after he graduated from the Troy engineering school. Oates likely took first place honors because not only did he help RPI win the 1985 national title, but he went on to have a stellar NHL career including his time playing alongside Brett Hull in St. Louis.