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Hall of Fame

 

The Marymount University Athletic Hall of Fame was founded in 2006 to recognize exceptional student-athletes, coaches, and other individuals who have made a profound impact on the University, the community, or the nation in the field of athletics.

The Hall of Fame recognizes Marymount's athletic programs and the quality of people associated with them, as well as the role of the University in helping to make the accomplishments of the individual honorees possible.

Certain criteria must be met for a person to be nominated for inclusion in the Marymount University Athletic Hall of Fame. Nominations are reviewed annually, with new members inducted at a ceremony that will take place in the spring of each year.

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Criteria for Student-Athletes

  • The nominee must have competed in a Marymount University varsity sport.
  • The nominee must have attained the status of All Conference, All Region, or All American; be a Marymount record-holder (at the time of graduation); or have   achieved national recognition in a sport (during or after the individual's attendance at Marymount).
  • The nominee must have earned a degree from Marymount University a minimum of five years prior to induction (unless death or other extenuating circumstances occurred prior to the nominee attaining the degree).
  • The nominee must be a positive role model and show leadership qualities.
  • The nominee must demonstrate the highest level of sportsmanship.
  • The nominee must demonstrate conduct consistent with the ideals of Marymount.

Criteria for Coaches and Others

  • Nominated coaches must no longer be employed by Marymount University.
  • Nominated coaches must have attained the status of Coach of the Year on the conference, regional, or national level; must have won a conference championship; or must have made a significant contribution to his or her sport at Marymount.
  • The nominee must be a positive role model and show leadership qualities.
  • The nominee must demonstrate the highest level of sportsmanship.
  • The nominee must demonstrate conduct consistent with the ideals of Marymount.

Nomination Procedures

  • The Hall of Fame Executive Committee will accept nominations from any individual.
  • Nominators should supply as much biographical information as possible.
  • Nominations are requested through MU Today, Alumni E-Mails, MU Athletic Website and other appropriate publications and communications.
  • Once an individual is nominated, he or she remains on the nomination list.
  • Individuals who have been selected for inclusion in the Hall of Fame will be notified and asked to accept the honor.

 

2010 Hall of Fame Candidates Inducted

(To view pictures from the 2010 Marymount University Athletics Hall of Fame, please click here.)

The Marymount University Athletics Hall of Fame inducted its fifth class on Saturday, May 1.  Joining the Hall of Fame were Dallas Crawley, '03; Erin McCarthy orr, '99; Brian Rosenberger, '99; and Shaun Timothy, '00.  In addition, Jack Murphy and Barry Summerfield were inducted into the Hall of Friends.  (See pix below)

From left:  Jack Murphy, Brian Rosenberger, Barry Summerfield, Shaun Timothy, Erin McCarthy Orr and Dallas Crawley. 

Crawley was a standout forward for the Saints' men's basketball program.  He was a three-time first team All Capital Athletic Conference honoree and is MU's all-time leader in career and season rebounds and career, season and single game blocks.

He was introduced by former men's basketball coach, Chuck Driesell.  Driesell called Crawley an athlete, who played with his heart and spoke about his unselfishness and being a team player. 

McCarthy Orr became the first women's lacrosse player to go into the Hall.  She was on the first Marymount varsity team and was the career leader in goals, assists and points when she graduated.  Her career goal record (124) held until last season.  She also held all the single season and single game scoring records when she finished her play at MU.  McCarthy played three years on the soccer team as well. 

Former MU coach, Suzanne Mackay was on hand to introduce McCarthy to the Hall attendees.  She spoke about the respect Erin garnered from her opponents and how she was a leader on the first MU teams.

Rosenberger was the CAC Player of the Year in men's lacrosse in 1998.  Since Salisbury entered the CAC in 1995, he is the only non-Salisbury player to win Player of the Year honors.  He finished his three years at Marymount with 84 goals and 117 points.  He still holds the single-game scoring mark with 10 points.

Dave Webster, MU's first men's lacrosse coach, was in attendance to welcome Rosenberger to the Hall of Fame.  He spoke of Brian's leadership and how other teams had to mark him but he still found a way to score.  And told the crowd that fittingly, Brian put together a 10-point game, in his last collegiate game.   

Timothy was the first male swimmer to win a CAC championship.  He took top honors in 2000 in both the 50 and 100 freestyle events.  He held school records in four different events when he graduated and was a CAC scholar athlete.

Head coach Mike Clark told the crowd of the skinny swimmer who started his freshman year at Marymount and worked harder than anyone else to make himself into a champion.   

Jack Murphy entered the Hall of Friends for his volunteer service to the Marymount Athletic Department for over 20 years.  Murphy has been the scoreboard operator for the women's basketball team for at least 23 years -- the first 10 years of his service he did double duty, doing the men's basketball games as well.  In addition, he has worked as a scorer for volleyball, soccer games and as a timer for lacrosse contests. 

Barry Summerfield has a similar resume with the athletic department going back at least 25 years.  He claims he was drafted by the former MU Athletic Director, Laurie Priest, one day when he was at an event as a fan to run the shot clock.  And it's stuck -- he's done the women's basketball games since then and like, Murphy, did the men's games also for 10 years.  He also has helped out in other sports when needed. 

Athletic Director Bill Finney introduced both gentlemen who are avid Saints' fans and are present at many MU athletic events, both home and away. 

President James Bundschuh closed the ceremony by thanking the honorees for their years of dedication to Marymount. 

 

5 Inducted into Hall of Fame

Dr. Linda McMahon, Mrs. Pilar Coto (accepting for Pablo Coto), Candice Brown, Marlene Grimes and Justin Epstein were all recently inducted into the Marymount Athletics Hall of Fame and Hall of Friends. 

The class of 2009 was inducted on May 2 in a ceremony on campus.  The four student athletes (Brown, Coto, Epstein and Grimes were inducted into the Hallof Fame.  Dr. Linda McMahon was the second person to be inducted into the Hall of Friends.  The talented group were each honored by master of ceremonies, Scott Benson (class of '91) and then introduced by a coach. 

The ceremony began with Dr. Linda McMahon, who was introduced by athletic director, Bill Finney, who was hired by McMahon.  She was the vice president and prior to that Dean of Student Services, which oversees athletics from 1972 to 2003. Among other accomplishments, she oversaw the athletic department to its membership in the NCAA, expanded the number of teams from four to 12, supervised the transition from an all female school to one with males, led the change from part-time to full-time coaches and oversaw the renovation of the Lee Center, and tried for many, many years to secure a permanent field for the field sports.

Stewart Moan, former head coach of men's lacrosse at Marymount introduced Justin Epstein (class of 2002).   "Juice" was an outstanding goalie for the men’s lacrosse team. He was a two-time honorable mention All American who still holds the Capital Athletic Conference record for single season saves with 285 which also places him among the leaders nationally in NCAA Division III.

Coach Finney was the coach for Marlene Grimes (class of 1990) and did the honors for her on this evening.   Grimes was an outstanding player for the women’s basketball team. She was an honorable mention Kodak All American and was the all-time leading scorer when she graduated with 1,407 points. She is still MU’s career leader in steals and led the team to its first NCAA postseason tournament.

MU's first men's basketball coach, Webb Hatch returned to fete Pablo Coto (class of 1993).  Coto, a men’s basketball player, died on the court during his senior season. Prior to that he was an All CAC player, scored 1,102 points and helped lead the Saints to their first conference championship title with a win over Catholic University. During that game he was 9-9 from the floor and 11-11 from the free throw line.   Coto's award was accepted by his mother, Pilar Coto, who traveled to the event along with family from Spain. 

Candice Brown (class of 2002), was also introduced by Coach Finney.  Brown, another standout for the women’s basketball team, was a two-time First Team Kodak All American and led the team to its only Final Four appearance in the NCAA tournament. She was a team captain, scoring 1310 points at Marymount, pulling down 650 rebounds and recording 270 steals.

This group was the fourth class to be inducted into the Hall of Fame and Hall of Friends.  They were feted by the largest crowd in the Hall's history.

Cappello, Dougherty, Gardiner and Still in MU Hall of Fame

In a ceremony on campus Gina Cappello, Suzanne Dougherty Winkler, Mary Gardiner and Karen Still were inducted into the Marymount University Athletics Hall of Fame.

After being told by master of ceremonies, Scott Benson, '91, that "years ago, you chose Marymount, now Marymount chooses you" the four athletes were introduced to the dinner crowd who learned of their many accomplishments and then inducted into the Hall.

Gina Cappello, '93, women's soccer, is the first from her sport to go into the Hall of Fame.  She was a four-year player and a three-year captain.  She was a two-time First Team All CAC, two-time All State and one-time All Region.  She is the career leader in assists and second in scoring.  She was a two-time CAC Scholar Athlete and graduated with a B.A. in Communications and also has a master's degree in Community Counseling from Marymount.  Gina is an elementary school counselor for Arlington Public Schools.

Suzanne Dougherty Winkler, '01 is the first inductee in volleyball.  She was also a four-year player who was the first MU player to win All Region honors.  She was a two-time All CAC player and two-time All State.  She holds the career records in kills and digs and held those same records for single season when she graduated.  She was a three-time CAC Scholar Athlete and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Health Fitness Management.  Suzanne is a teacher and volleyball coach at Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, Florida.

Mary Gardiner, '85, women's basketball, was the first MU player to score over 1,000 points.  She still remains 15th on the all-time scoring list.  She was also a four-year player and team captain.  She was honorable mention All American and led the nation in free-throw percentage in 1982, hitting on 93.5 percent of her foul shots.  She was a three-time All CWAC honoree as well as team MVP and captain.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Fitness Management and won the Mother Butler Gold Medal and the Coopersmith Service Award for leadership.  Mary works at Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase and is the owner of Merchandising Concepts for Golf, a consulting company.  She also is a writer and photographer for Mid-Atlantic Sports Digest. 

Karen Still, '94, women's basketball, was the leading scorer (1,647 points) when she finished at Marymount and still is third all-time.  She was a four-year player and starter -- starting in 111 consecutive games -- and she improved upon her scoring each season.  She is second in career field goals, third in field goal percentage, and fourth in rebounding.  Her teams went 91-20 while she was here, 52-2 in conference, won four straight conference titles, went to four straight NCAA tournaments and finished as a Sweet 16 team twice.  Karen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Fitness Management.  She currently works for Fairfield Residential in San Diego as a project coordinator for IS Application.

The 2008 Marymount Athletics Hall of Fame class:  from left:  Karen Still, Mary Gardiner, Suzanne Dougherty Winkler and Gina Cappello. 

Hall of Fame Class of 07 Inducted

The 2007 Hall of Fame/Hall of Friends inductees pictured with MU

president James Bundschuh.  From left:  Laurie Priest, Jessica Turgon,

Bundschuh, Mike McMoil, Paul Schiavone and James Shelton.  For the full

gallery of pictures click here

Four members were added to the Marymount University Athletics Hall of Fame in the Class of 2007 and the first member of the Hall of Friends was inducted in the second annual ceremony held on campus.

"Years ago, you chose Marymount," master of ceremonies Scott Benson told the inductees.  "Tonight, Marymount chooses you."

And thus began a telling of each honoree's resume as well as anecdotes from their college days at Marymount.  The crowd heard of their outstanding times as student-athletes, their perseverance and dedication and laughed as they learned of some stories from their past. 

Mike McMoil, men's soccer and Class of 1991; Laurie Priest, athletic director and coach from 1982-88; Paul Schiavone, men's lacrosse and Class of 1996 and Jessica Turgon, women's basketball and Class of 1997 were all part of the second class to go into the MU Hall of Fame.  In addition, Jame Shelton, MU shuttle bus driver and supervisor from 1980-2006 was the first honoree to go into the Hall of Friends.

McMoil, who still holds the school records for goal-against-average for a season (1.22 in 1990) and shutouts in a season (six in 1990), was introduced by current men's soccer coach, Keith Moser.  Moser coached McMoil his last year at Marymount. 

Laurie Priest presided over the transition of Marymount from a department with all female student-athletes to one that added men's basketball, golf, lacrosse and soccer.  She currently is the Director of Athletics at Mt. Holyoke College.  She was introduced by Dr. Liane Summerfield, associate dean, School of Health Professions and a colleague and good friend with Priest 

Paul Schiavone still holds the all-time recoirds for total points (192) and assists (76) for a career at Marymount.  He also holds the season record for assists with 31 in 1996.  He was introduced at the ceremony by David Webster, the first men's lacrosse coach at MU.

Jessica Turgon, who is MU's all-time leading scorer (1814) and rebounder (992), is also MU's only winner of an NCAA Postgraduate scholarship.  She was introduced by athletic director and women's basketball coach, Bill Finney.

James Shelton, who has been a dedicated supporter of MU athletics for decades, also was recognized for his good sportsmanship, positive attitude and loyalty.  Finney also introduced Shelton in the ceremony. 

Class of 2006 Inducted

The Inaugural Hall of Fame Class from left:  Kathy Lawlor Gilbert, Lara Stead Barrera, Debbie Clise, Stewart Edwards and Pierre (PT) Gardner. 

The Marymount University Athletics Hall of Fame inducted its inaugural class honoring five inductees including Lara Stead Barrera, ’96 Women’s Swimming; Debbie Clise, ’88 Women’s Basketball; Stewart Edwards, ’98 Men’s Lacrosse; Pierre (PT) Gardner , ’94 Men’s Basketball; and, Kathy Lawlor Gilbert, ’68 Women’s Swimming.

The evening began with the unveiling of the wall dedicated to the MU Hall of Fame and the history of its athletic program. Located in the Rose Bente Lee Center , which houses the university’s basketball/volleyball arena and the swimming pool, the wall includes decade-by-decade collages and athletic pictures as well as recognition of the Hall of Fame inductees.

The dinner ceremony, also held on campus, featured the five honorees, each of whom was introduced by their former coaches or classmates.

Lara Stead Barrera won All Conference honors for the Saints in 1993 and 1994 in swimming following her transfer to Marymount in 1992. She took First Team All CAC in the distance freestyle events and Second Team as part of the relay team.

She held the MU records in the 200, 500, 1000 and 1650 freestyle from 1993. The latter three held until this past February when they were surpassed at the conference championships.

Barrera graduated in 1994 with a Political Science degree and has worked at The New Citizenship Project and helped start the National Council on Crime in America , a task force to address serious crime issues in the United States .

She also worked for the Philanthropy Roundtable and is presently training to become a drug-free childbirth educator. She is married to Elvis Barrera, also an MU alum, and became a full-time mom in 2001. She and Elvis have two daughters.

“Lara was always the last one out of the pool,” said MU head swim coach Mike Clark, Barreras’ coach. Clark explained that her distance events had her swimming more in most practices, but “her dedication and determination” also kept her at it.

Lt. Colonel Debra Clise, still on active duty with the U.S. Army, was MU’s top scorer when she graduated with a career total of 1351 points. She also held the school records for single season scoring (465), single-game scoring (30), second scoring average (18.6) and career scoring average (13.9). In addition she held the records for career field goals (534), season field goals (175), career free throws (274), career assists (287) and career steals (222).

Those records have since been eclipsed but she still shares the career single-game rebounding record of 20 – as a 5’6 inside player. Clise was a four-year player for the Saints and one of head coach Bill Finney’s first recruits. She was a three-year team captain and an all conference player.

Clise was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant when she graduated from Marymount with a nursing degree. While serving in the Army she has completed a master’s degree in Health Administration and another in Anesthesia Nursing. She has completed missions in the United States and in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedon. Presently, she is assigned to Walter Reed Army Medical Center as the clinical director of the Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing.

“Debbie one of the shining examples of Marymount University and the women’s basketball program,” said head coach Bill Finney.

“She was a star while on campus and exemplified dedication -- to her team, her family and her studies. Her career after she left Marymount has brought even more honor to her and by extension, the University. She is very deserving to be in the first class of the MU Hall of Fame.”

Stewart Edwards, a Health Fitness Management graduate from Marymount, was the first and to this date, only four-year All Conference player in men’s lacrosse. He was a First Team All Capital Athletic Conference honoree his senior year and was named to the Second Teams for defense the three years prior to that.

He has the distinction of being part of the first four-year class to compile a winning record for the Saints. The four-year record was 33-21 – with a winning percentage of .611.

Overall, Edwards played 54 games for the Saints with 148 ground balls and one goal. He was the winner of the Defensive MVP award his junior season.

Today, Edwards is manager of the fitness and aquatics facility at Roland Park Place , a retirement community in Baltimore . He also had coached youth lacrosse teams and the junior varsity boys’ lacrosse team at Bishop Denis O’Connell High School.

“Stewart made an immediate impact on our team in his freshman year,” said Dave Webster, head coach for Dickinson College and the first head coach for men’s lacrosse at Marymount.

Webster also described Edwards’ selection to the prestigious North-South Game his senior year as a “remarkable, unbelievable achievement.”   

Pierre (PT) Gardner was the Capital Athletic Conference’s first back-to-back Player of the Year in men’s basketball and remains the only MU men’s player to have won the award.

He still holds the MU records for career points (1977), single-season scoring (552), assists (455), free throws made (496), free-throw percentage (.805), career field goals (692), career steals (231) and three-point percentage (.449).

Gardner also was fourth all-time in rebounding (627) and had seven games with 30 or more points. He was a team captain and was a member of the Saints only regular season championship team and on the first MU conference tournament championship team.

He still holds the CAC records in career field goals, free throws, free throw percentage and three-point field goal percentage.

Gardner, who graduated with a degree in Business Administration, is a life and health insurance broker in Charlotte , North Carolina . He also coaches AAU basketball programs and is creating a Big Brother program to be called “Today’s Youth – Tomorrow’s Future.”

“This guy can really play.” That was Webb Hatch’s assessment of Gardner after his first time seeing him play. Hatch is now the men’s basketball coach at Frostburg State and was Gardner ’s head coach at MU. “I can say today that PT is the best player I have ever coached.”

Kathy Lawlor Gilbert, excelled in athletics at Marymount prior to its membership in the NCAA and conferences. But she also made her mark in athletics following her graduation.

After a brief stint in the fashion retail world, she returned to Philadelphia to become head swimming coach at Temple University . Her two years there resulted in two trips to the AIAW nationals and an offer from UCLA to head west to take over their women’s coaching duties. She spent 1973 and 1974 at UCLA and then went full-time with the Santa Monica swim club.

In 1976, she became the women’s swim team coach with the University of Pennsylvania . In the 1982-83 season, she was also given responsibility for the U of P men’s swim team, becoming the first women to hold both the men and women’s coaching duties at an NCAA Division I swim program.

She remained the head coach of both programs till 1999. During that time, every men and women’s Quaker record was broken. While there, she coached three NCAA qualifiers, one NCAA finalist, a two-time honorable mention All American, three Eastern champions and 11 All-Ivy selections.

Gilbert was appointed to the faculty of the United States Sports Academy in 1980 and was sent to coach the men’s national team of Bahrain . During that time she also created a program to instruct women in the Gulf region on how to teach swimming.

She is a former Olympics Trials qualifier, has competed in eight Senior National Championships and was ranked in the top 10 in the world in the 100 and 200-meter backstroke. Currently Gilbert is a workforce consultant in the senior-care industry.

“We knew Kathy as someone who always had the key to the swimming pool,” said Maureen Kane, a classmate of Gilbert’s at Marymount. “We were without coaches so she coached all of us and even recruited new swimmers on her own.”

Marymount President James Bundschuh addressed the crowd following the inductions of the five members telling them that “athletics rounds out the education of Marymount students.”

 

The Marymount University Athletics Hall of Fame was founded in 2006 to recognize exceptional student-athletes, coaches, and other individuals who have had a profound impact on the University, the community, or the nation in the field of athletics. Nominations to the Hall of Fame are open to the general public and future classes will be inducted each spring.

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