Induction ceremony Oct. 6

Tiger standout Verrill earns spot in Bowdoin College's Athletic Hall of Honor

He holds season, career records for interceptions for Polar Bears' football program
By Staff | Sep 15, 2018

Brunswick — A Rockland District High School graduate and three-sport standout is among the six to be inducted into Bowdoin's College Athletic Hall of Honor Class of 2018.

Dana Verrill, a 1968 RDHS graduate, will join Frank Sabasteanski, Dick Leavitt, Christine Craig, Marissa O'Neil and Eileen (Flaherty) Moore in the prestigious hall.

The six distinguished individuals will be honored at a ceremony on homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 6.

In its 16th year of existence, the Bowdoin College Athletic Hall of Honor was founded in 2002 to perpetuate the memory of those persons who have brought distinction, honor and excellence to Bowdoin through their accomplishments in athletics.

Record-setting defensive back Verrill, a 1972 graduate of Bowdoin, was one of the finest defensive backs in the history of the NESCAC.

In fact, he still holds the Polar Bears' school record for interceptions in a season (8, 1970) and career (16).

A captain of the 1971 squad, his teams won three CBB championships and came within two points of a perfect season in 1970.

Verrill also was class president and a standout for the Tigers in baseball, basketball and football, serving as captain of those squads in 1967-68.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Doug Curtis Jr. | Sep 17, 2018 22:46

This is a great day for Rockland football. Congratulations to all of the Verrill family and well deserved.

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