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Stevenson to Induct Eight Individuals, Two Teams in Inaugural Hall of Fame Class

June 2, 2014 2:00 PM

Director of Athletics Brett Adams has announced the inaugural class for the Stevenson University Hall of Fame which will be inducted at the Hall of Fame banquet on Saturday, October 25 during Homecoming and Family Weekend 2014.

This year’s class includes Kerri Harman ’01 (women’s soccer), Dottie Hudson ’00 (field hockey/track and field), Kelly Matthews ’98 (men’s basketball), Dawn McFarland ’04 (field hockey), Trey Shackelford ’96 (men’s lacrosse), Tony Taminini ’01 (men’s soccer), Heather Valunas ’03 (women’s lacrosse), and Dick Watts (former director of physical education). In addition to the eight individuals, the team will also recognize the 1995 men’s lacrosse and the 2000 women’s soccer teams.

“From the humble beginnings as an upstart program to our first selections to the NCAA tournaments and our nationally-ranked—and national champion—teams, we have wonderful people to recognize and honor,” Adams said.

The launch of the Athletics Hall of Fame coincides with the 20th anniversary of the start of the University’s NCAA Division III athletics program. Nominees for the inaugural Class of 2014 include those who graduated from Stevenson (formerly Villa Julie College) in 2004 or earlier.

“The Hall of Fame is a great step for Stevenson and our Mustang athletics program,” said Paul Cantabene, Associate Athletic Director, Men’s Lacrosse Coach, and Chair of the Hall of Fame Committee. “It is a great honor to have a Hall of Fame to celebrate all of those who sacrificed so much to get us where we are now. We can only hope the next 20 years will be as great.”

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent undergraduate university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.

For more info on the Stevenson University Athletics Hall of Fame and this year’s inductees, visit

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