Ken Joyce
Induction Year: 1998
Class of: 1987
Sports: Baseball

Ken Joyce, 1987- Ken Joyce has parlayed his four-year baseball career at USM under coaches “Dusty” Drew and Ed Flaherty into a professional baseball coaching position with the Utica Blue Sox of the Florida Marlins Organization. A slick fielding infielder, Joyce still holds the school’s single-game record for most hits with seven against Concordia (May 16, 1985) and shares the single game assist mark of nine against North Carolina Wesleyan (April 3, 1986) with fellow inductee Todd Bickford and four others. A two-time captain of the baseball team, Joyce hit .356 during his 136-game career and still ranks among the program’s top 12 all-time in seven statistical categories. He enjoyed his finest season as a junior (1986) batting .380 with eight doubles, two homers and 25 RBI. He was a key member of Drew’s 1985 team that advanced to the NAIA World Series Tournament and Flaherty’s 1987 team that began a string of 12 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances. He also served is alma mater as an assistant coach in baseball and women’s basketball.