Dave Gage | Inducted 2016
Dave Gage, Class of 2010, grew up in Gloversville, N.Y. (Broadalbin-Perth High School) and was then an outstanding four-year player for the Mountaineers’ baseball team from 2008-11 while also being a huge contributor to SVC’s men’s soccer program from 2008-10. He graduated in 2010 as the College’s valedictorian with his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in business administration/sports management in 2010 before returning to SVC to complete his athletic career and graduate again in 2011 with a bachelor’s in business administration. Gage started in the second-most baseball games in program history (139) while having ended his playing career at second on the program’s all-time batting average chart (.305). When inducted, he was still the team’s record holder for the highest career on-base percentage (.480), and he graduated with the second-most hits in SVC history (137). Additionally, he still sits at second for the most runs scored in team history (111) and graduated with the most walks worked by a Mountaineer (67). Gage took 82 hit by pitches – a mark that still sits atop the team’s record book – racking up 32 in 2011 to be the NCAA DIII statistical champion in the category. On the mound, he recorded the most saves in team history with nine. Gage helped the SVC baseball team to the NECC playoffs in 2009, 2010 and 2011, going to the championship round with the Mountaineers in their first-ever title appearance in ’11. He also assisted the men’s soccer team in getting to the NECC postseason in 2009 and 2010, going to the league’s semifinals before falling in the championship game his senior year. He was named to the Association of Division III Independent’s Baseball All-American Second Team in 2008 before getting voted to the All-NECC First Team in 2011. Gage also earned his way to three straight NECC Academic All-Conference spring teams and two consecutive academic fall squads.