Downes Hall of Fame Inductee Spotlight: Jamie Lee Carney Platt ‚??03

Downes Hall of Fame Inductee Spotlight: Jamie Lee Carney Platt ‚??03
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--Jamie Lee Carney Platt '03 is one of six former Golden Bear standouts who will be inducted to the Western New England University Downes Athletic Hall of Fame this weekend as part of Homecoming activities. The 15th class will be formally enshrined in a ceremony at Rivers Memorial Hall later today at 7:30 p.m., preceded by a social mixer and dinner beginning at 6 p.m.

Platt ranks among the top multi-sport athletes in the history of Western New England Athletics.

In basketball, she was a four-year starter at forward who finished her career second on the team's all-time list with 964 rebounds and eighth with 1,165 points. She played in 107 consecutive games--the Golden Bears were 70-37 for a .654 winning percentage during that stretch--and was a two-time All-Great Northeast Athletic Conference selection earning First Team recognition as a senior. She set a WNE single-game record with 28 rebounds against St. Joseph-Conn. on Feb. 15, 2003.

Platt ran on the women's cross country team for four seasons and was a member of the original squad in 1999. She earned All-GNAC honors in 2000 after placing third in the conference meet as the Golden Bears captured the GNAC crown that season, and 2001 after taking sixth place.

Platt also was captain and a team MVP in both basketball and cross country.

Platt began her collegiate lacrosse career during her sophomore year, quickly becoming one of the Golden Bears top performers. She played defensive wing and midfield, and was a four-time New England Women's Lacrosse Alliance All-Star Team selection (2001-04). Completing her extra year of eligibility in 2004, she finished her career with 116 points on 62 goals and 54 assists. The Golden Bears were 49-20 (.710) with her in the lineup, and twice were both NEWLA champions and NCAA Division III tournament participants.

A native of Orleans, Mass., Platt was the WNE Coca-Cola Female Athlete of the Year for the 2002-03 school year--capping a senior year in which she ranked sixth nationally with 60 lacrosse caused turnovers.

Platt served as a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and worked in the WNE Athletics Department as an administrative assistant. She received a Skookum Award from the Alumni Association in 2003 and was the recipient of an NCAA Women and Ethnic Minority grant.

Platt earned her bachelor's degree in biology and a master's degree in athletic administration from Springfield College in 2005.

She serves as the girls' lacrosse coach at the Kinkaid School in Houston, Texas, and is the co-owner of JP Lacrosse, LLC.

Platt and her husband, Jeremy, are the parents of Carney Edward (3) and Logan James (1).

Platt will be introduced by her former women's basketball coach Wendy Davis--who helmed the Golden Bears for six seasons from 1999 to 2005--prior to her induction.