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Stevenson Inducts Eight Individuals, Two Teams in Inaugural Hall of Fame Class
Stevenson University inducted its inaugural Hall of Fame of class, which consists of eight standout individuals and two teams, Saturday, October 25, at the Hall of Fame Banquet.
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,” said Brett Adams, Director of Athletics.
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.”
The Stevenson Hall of Fame, located within the Owings Mills Gym, includes glass-encased pictures of Hall of Fame inductees with descriptions, an interactive touch screen monitor featuring information on the Hall of Fame, and two oversized video screens that continuously play video clips of Stevenson athletics, academics, and student activities.
For more info on the Stevenson University Athletics Hall of Fame and this year’s inductees, visit gomustangsports.com.
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.