The Endicott College Athletics and Recreation Department announced that Martha’s Vineyard’s Tad Gold, class of 2014, will be one of the athletes inducted into the Endicott Athletics Hall of Fame class of 2021. The former student athlete will be inducted during Homecoming and Family Week, on Oct. 2, at MacDonald Gymnasium at 9 am. Gold was a 2010 graduate of Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.
This will be the 23rd class inducted into the Hall of Fame since its inaugural membership in 1994.
“This is such a special honor, and truly a team award that is shared with each and every one of my teammates and coaches from 2010 to 2014. Without them, this achievement would not have been possible,” Gold said in a press release. “It brings me immense joy to reflect on the time spent competing with this group of high-quality characters. It’s always a great day to be a Gull!”
Gold, who was an outfielder for Endicott’s baseball team, became the first student athlete in the school’s history to receive the National Player of the Year honors from D3baseball.com. He also received the 2013-2014 Endicott Male Athlete of the Year, two All-America honors, three New England Player of the Year Awards, three All-Region selections, and Player of the Year and two All-Conference First Team selections from the Commonwealth Coast Conference.
Gold was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 35th round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft in 2014, and stayed with the team until 2016. This is the highest draft pick in Endicott baseball’s history.
In 178 career games, the press release states, “Gold slashed .355/.426/.514 (.avg/.obp/.slg), scored 163 runs, notched 222 hits (38 doubles, 23 triples, five home runs), tallied 128 RBI, walked 69 times, and stole 94 bases on 109 attempts (.862).” Gold is still ranked No. 1 in Endicott baseball for runs scored, hits, and triples. He is also ranked in the top 10 for “batting average, at-bats, stolen bases, highest stolen base percentage, games played, RBI, slugging percentage, doubles, on-base percentage, fielding percentage (.995), and walks.”
“For four years Endicott had the privilege to witness Tad’s approach to any competitive opportunity he was put in. His numbers tell the story of his dominance as a student athlete. His humbleness, kindness, and team-first mentality separated him from the rest despite all of his accomplishments,” said Brian Wylie, director of athletics, in a press release. “Over that four-year stretch, the baseball team reached some incredible heights of success, and I would attribute a lot of that success to Tad’s strong leadership style, and the great mutual respect and culture that those baseball teams had. In my opinion, Tad is one of the best athletes Endicott has ever had.”