Lacrosse/Field Hockey, 1984-88
Jackie earned eight letters in lacrosse and field hockey. In lacrosse, she amassed 132 goals (currently fourth) and 192 points (currently sixth) and earned state and regional honors in all four seasons at UMBC.
Cross Country/Track & Field, 1984-88
Angela set eight indoor and outdoor track and field records, including outdoor records in the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m. She placed third in the ECAC Championships in the 200 meters, was fourth in the 400 meters, and was UMBC's Outstanding Senior Athlete in 1988. Angela also earned letters in cross country and was UMBC's top cross country performer in 1987.
Addadi was UMBC’s outstanding male athlete in 2002. The native of Algeria went through the 2001-02 season undefeated in dual meet competition. He was named the Outstanding Swimmer at the 2001 ECAC Championships after winning three events. Addadi won the 100 backstroke at the 2001 All-Africa games and qualified for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney for his native country.
As a senior, this outfielder was third in the nation with a batting average of .457 and led the country with 0.48 doubles per game. This performance earned him a berth on the NCAA Middle Atlantic Regional all-star squad and a citation as an NCAA All-American in 1980. He posted a career slugging percentage of .629 and is currently second on the UMBC all-time list with 10 triples.
Track & Field, 1977-81
Co-holder of UMBC indoor school record in the 60 yard dash, a time of 6.2 set in 1979. Also held records in 100 and 200 meter dashes, until Olympian Jean Yves-Mallet narrowly broke them.
The first UMBC soccer All American, earning honorable mention honors in 1977. Named the school’s Outstanding Male Athlete in 1978 and led soccer squad to a 37-15-8 record in his career. He earned Mason-Dixon honors in all four years in soccer from his defensive position and was All Mason-Dixon in lacrosse as a senior.
Despite her prowess as a defender, Bagrosky still managed 20 career goals and 50 career points. A three-time First Team All Big South fullback in 1995, 1996 and 1997, she also earned All Tournament team honors in the 2007 Big South Championships. The Columbia, Md. native was named UMBC’s Outstanding Female Athlete in 1997-98.
Baker is currently UMBC’s all-time leader in assists with a staggering 4,722, 1,600 more than any other player in school history. She is also second in service aces (206), third in digs (1460) and tied for fourth in matches played (122). The team averaged more than 24 wins per season in her four years – the most successful period in school history – won a pair of conference titles and went to the 1998 NCAA Championships. The native of La Mirada
|Susan Fahrman Bathgate
She was named the school’s Outstanding Female Athlete in 1978 and captained the lacrosse team in 1978 and 1979. She also captained the volleyball squad in 1977 and played one season of basketball for the Retrievers as well.
Jeff was a three-time All Big South First Team selection at second base and shortstop. He led the tough league in hitting at .397 in 1996 and started in all 173 career games he appeared in. His 234 career hits are second on the team’s all-time list.
|Cathy Stocks Bielawski
Retrievers gymnast who competed in the Eastern Regional Championships in 1976 and 1977 and was named Outstanding Senior Female Athlete and Outstanding Female Athlete at UMBC in 1977. In her junior season, she won all but one all-around competition. After competing for four years, she has coached the gymnastics team since her graduation.
Track & Field, 1994-97
UMBC’s most decorated athlete in 40 years, with five All America citations. He was the top American sprinter in the nation in 1997, placing second in the 100 meters, just behind an Olympian. As a junior, he finished third in the nation in both the 55 and 200 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships. David is UMBC’s current head track and field coach.
UMBC's first All-American, being selected to the Honorable Mention list in 1970. The attackman was also UMBC's first lacrosse player to participate in the North-South All-Star contest. Scored 19 goals and added 35 assists during the 1970 season, UMBC's first year as a member of the USILA.
Boone was UMBC’s Outstanding Female Athlete in 2002-03. She earned All Northeast Conference honors in all four years at UMBC, including a pair of first team citations in 2001 and 2002. The Owings, Md. native recorded 249 hits, scored 149 runs and has the most doubles (56), triples (15), extra-base hits (79) and at-bats (758) in current school history. She is also fourth in RBI’s (119), second in games played (233) and games started (233). Boone played both the infield (shortstop) and outfield during her tenure and holds single season records for hits (90), doubles (18) and triples (nine) in 2002.
Boyd was the 2002 Northeast Conference Player of the Year. He also earned ECAC Division I First Team status that season as he led the nation with 32 doubles. The Perth Amboy, N.J. native set UMBC single season records in ’02 with 84 hits and 56 games played. He holds UMBC career records in games played (194), at-bats (697), doubles (61), and hits (240). The former slick-fielding shortstop is second in runs scored with 166. He also earned First Team All NEC honors in 2001 and was a member of the ’01 team which won the conference and competed in the NCAA Championships. Boyd was UMBC’s 2002 Male Senior Athlete of the Year.
|Dr. Charles Brown
Director of Athletics, 1989-2013
Dr. Brown was the longest-tenured director of athletics at the NCAA Division I level in the state of Maryland. During his tenure, UMBC won the most Commissioner’s Cups (6, 1992, 1999-2003) of any Division I program in the state. In his final 12 years at the helm, Retriever teams won 52 league titles, made 31 appearances in NCAA Championship competition and 32 student-athletes have earned Academic All-American honors. Moreover, UMBC's student-athlete graduate rate was 10 percent higher than the university rate. Dramatic increases took place in facilities, entrepreneurial efforts, and full-time faculty and staff of the athletic department. Dr. Brown served two terms as president of the Maryland Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and served a term on the NCAA Division-I Championships/Competition Cabinet.
John earned Academic All America honors in baseball in 1991 and 1993. The shortstop/third baseman shares the school’s single season record for hits (84 in 1991), was a two-time all conference selection and a semi-finalist for a Rhodes scholarship.
Chris was a two-time All American as a long-stick defensive midfielder in 1990 and 1991. He owns the school’s Division I record with 294 ground balls and is recognized for helping to revolutionize his position. Chris participated in the 1991 North-South All Star game.
He was a College Soccer News All American in 2000 and was a two-time Northeast Conference Player of the Year and two-time UMBC Outstanding Athlete of the year (1999, 2000). Celenza tallied 41 goals in his two seasons at UMBC and has been an All-Star with the MISL’s Baltimore Blast. The Baltimore native was also an All-South Atlantic Region First team in member in 2000, after earning Third Team honors in 1999. Celenza finished sixth in the nation in scoring in 1999 (UMBC record 22 goals, 54 points) and was third in 2000 (19 goals, 46 points).
This volleyball standout earned both Big South (1997) and Northeast (1998) Conference Player of the Year honors. The team won a pair of league titles and earned UMBC’s first appearance (1998) in the NCAA Tournament. The Sunderland, Maryland native produced 1,869 kills, second in school history, and was named UMBC’s Most Outstanding Female Athlete in 1998-99.
A first team lacrosse All-American in 1976 and 1977, after earning Third Team honors in 1975. This defenseman also was named to the South All-Star squad for the 1977 North-South game and a three-time member of the Mason-Dixon Conference First Team. Regarded as one of the best clearing defensemen in the nation by coaches.
A three-time All-American in lacrosse in 1979, 1980, and 1981 (Division I) and a North-South All-Star in 1981. Earned All-American honors at atttack in 1979 and 1980 and then at midfield in 1981. A member of UMBC's All-Time team and UMBC's 1980 National Championship squad. Collected 61 points in the 1980 season and 161 in his career.
Jeff hit .402 in his four year career at UMBC and is one of the all-time leading hitters in NCAA Division I history. He was named Third Team All-South Atlantic region in 1986, helping UMBC to an NCAA regional berth with a sizzling .480 average. He finished his career with 226 hits, 160 runs, and 57 doubles, and 141 runs batted in.
Swimming & Diving, 1993-97
UMBC’s current head swimming coach set school records 200, 500 and 1650 freestyle events and currently holds the latter two marks. The 1997 ECAC Swimmer of the Year also earned the Matt Skalsky Scholar Athlete Award that season. He had Canada’s top time in the 1650 free in the US Open in 1996 and finished fifth in the 500 freestyle at the 1996 US Open.
Fran was a member of UMBC's first women's basketball team in 1968-69 and was selected to the All-Maryland Team during the 1969-70 season. She led UMBC to a 7-4 record in its first season of varsity competition and the '69-'70 squad went 9-4. She scored 35 points in a game against Essex CC. Fran Also lettered in volleyball at UMBC and was instrumental in recruiting other women into UMBC's first sports teams.
|Jen Dragoni Muston
Jen Dragoni Muston is currently the all-time leader in assists (63) in women’s lacrosse history. She is eighth in all-time goals (123) and fifth in points (186). Dragoni posted the second-most points in a UMBC Division I season with 61 (37-24) in 2003 and was the 2003 Northeast Conference Player of the Year. The Morton, Pa. native was a First Team All-NEC pick in 2002 and 2003 and an America East First Team attacker in 2004. She was the Most Valuable Player of the 2002 NEC Tournament as UMBC advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time and was tabbed UMBC’s Outstanding Female Athlete in 2004.
Tom was the 1979 USILA Outstanding Goalie in the country (Division II-III). He was a two-time All American goalie, a second teamer in 1978 and a member of the first team a year later. In his career, he recorded 787 saves and totaled 265 in 1979. He was a North-South All-Star in 1979, and captained the teams in 1978 and 1979.
Greg was second in the nation in doubles in 1993 and was 30th in batting average. He led the Big South in average and base hits that year and was First Team All Conference. He was also named All East in 1991 and 1992, and was named to the ECAC All-Star team. This centerfielder was a member of the 1992 NCAA playoff team. He is one of UMBC's career leaders in hits, runs, and batting average.
|Raymond Ford III
UMBC’s all-time leading scorer with 51 goals and 124 points. Ray was a multiple All South honoree and an All American. He helped the 1977 team to a 15-2 record and UMBC’s first appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Bill led the baseball squad to NCAA regional competition in three of his four years at UMBC. He recorded 26 victories, pitched in 48 games, and is one of UMBC's career leaders in innings pitched and strikeouts. After spending three years in the San Diego Padre organization, and one year with the Texas Rangers, he returned to graduate from UMBC in 1991.
A two-time academic All-America selection and a seventh-round selection by the Atlanta Hawks. He scored 1,698 points and grabbed 919 rebounds, each the second-highest figure in UMBC history. Holds four other career records, including highest field goal percentage (58.2%) and most minutes played (3,437).
Swimming & Diving, 1997-01
Goh was UMBC’s Outstanding Senior Athlete in 2001. He still maintains a share of a school record as part of the 400 medley relay team. The native of Orange Park, Fla., set an ECAC record in the 200 breaststroke at the 2000 Championships and repeated as champion in the 200 individual medley. He also set a meet record in the 200 breaststroke at the Nittany Lion Invitational. Goh captured an ECAC title as a freshman in the 400 IM and qualified for the 2000 Olympic Trials.
Mark was a three-time All-American at the midfield position, named Honorable Mention in 1982 and 1983, and to the Second Team in 1984. He continued his career by playing in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League for several seasons.
Swimming & Diving, 2000-04
Brad Green currently holds the UMBC record in the 100-yard freestyle (44.82) and is a part of the 400-yard freestyle relay school record. He was named America East and ECAC Outstanding Male Swimmer in 2004, as well as the UMBC Outstanding Male Senior Athlete. As a senior, Green led the men’s swimming and diving teams to a 12-1 record and UMBC’s first America East title in the 2003-04 season. He captured four gold and one silver medal at the league championships, and went on to win the 50 yard freestyle at the ECAC Championships, also earning Swimmer of the Meet honors. As a junior, medaled in all seven events in which he competed at the ECAC’s, including first place finishes in the 50 and 100 free, and 400 free relay.
Tennis/F. Hockey/Basketball, 1971-75
Lettered in all three sports for four consecutive years. Served as the team captain for the tennis and field hockey teams and was named MVP of the tennis team in 1974. President of the Women's Athletic Association from 1972-1974.
Track & Field, 2002-06
Adam Grossman was the 2005 America East Most Outstanding Track Performer (outdoors). The sprinter was a five-time America East outdoor champion (2 relays), three-time America East indoor champion. 2004 and 2005 Academic All-District. He ranks in the top 3 all-time at UMBC in five different events (3 indoor, 2 outdoor) and posted the second-fastest time ever in the America East Championships in the 100m dash. Combining excellence on the track and in the classroom, Grossman was the 2004 and 2005 America East Indoor Scholar-Athlete, the 2004 and 2005 America East Outdoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete and a 2006 Academic All-America Third Team honoree. The Pikesville, Md. native was a two-time UMBC Matt Skalsky Outstanding Scholar Athlete Award winner (2005, 2006).
Jeff earned All America honors in 1971 and also participated in the North-South All Star game that year. He scored the most goals of any lacrosse player in the state in 1969 with 32 and was tied for fourth in the state in scoring with 39 points.
Susan is UMBC's first inductee in the sport of swimming. She was the Eastern Intercollegiate champion in both the 500 and 1650 freestyle events in her junior and senior years. In her senior season, the Michigan native won three events in a meet seven times, including meets vs. George Washington, West Virginia, and Maryland. Susan was named UMBC's Outstanding Athlete in 1989.
Track & Field, 1991-95
Kirk earned All ICAAA honors in 1993, finished eighth in the east in the 400 meters. He currently is part of three relay teams (4 x 200, 4 x 400, sprint medley) which hold school records. The Silver Spring, Maryland native received First Team academic honors from Black Issues in Higher Education.
Bob was a four-year starter at second base, who earned Second Team All-Middle Atlantic Region honors as a junior and a senior, after receiving Third Team honors as a sophomore. He had a career batting average of .365, stole 47 bases, and led the 1978 team with a .436 batting mark. In his last three years, UMBC qualified for post-season play, with 59 wins and just 29 losses.
Head Baseball Coach, 1978-2011
Jancuska served UMBC as its head baseball coach for 34 seasons, the longest-tenured coach in school history. At the Division I level, he was named a conference Coach of the Year in four different leagues. (1992-East Coast, 1993-Big South, 2000-Northeast, 2008-America East) During his tenure, UMBC has made three appearances in the NCAA Division II Tournament (1978, 1979, 1986) and two at the NCAA Division I level (1992, 2001). Jancuska is a former University of Delaware two-year starter and co-captain of the baseball team in his senior season of 1975. He was inducted into the Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2000. The Sykesville, Md., resident has coached five All-Americans, four academic All-Americans and 17 student-athletes who have played professionally.
Track & Field, 1999-03
The undersized high jumper capped a brilliant career by placing fourth in the nation in the high jump at the 2003 NCAA Outdoor Championships. He holds school indoor records in the high jump and triple jump and an outdoor mark in the high jump at 2.22 meters (7’3.25”). That mark is believed to be the highest jump by any athlete competing in the state of Maryland. Jean had placed 10th in the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., three months prior to his performance outdoors. The Columbia, Md., native and Howard High School graduate was UMBC’s Outstanding Male Athlete in 2003 and was an Academic All-American in 2002 and 2003. He won the 2002 Northeast Conference high jump indoor and outdoor title, as well as the ECAC indoor title that same year.
Jennifer was named UMBC’s first NCAA Woman of the Year as a senior in 1995. She was an Academic All American in softball and a First Team All Big South third baseman in her senior season. Also a volleyball standout, Jennifer was the 1994 ECAC Volleyball Tournament Most Valuable Player.
The Academic All American scored 1,253 points, eighth in school history, and added 373 assists, currently fourth on the all-time list. He also excelled defensively and led UMBC to its first NCAA Division II Tournament.
|Ingrid Kilpe Huber
Swimming & Diving, 1993-97
Kilpe was UMBC’s Outstanding Female Athlete in the spring of 1997. She held the school record in the 200 individual medley until 2003 and was part of three relay teams which held school marks. The Columbia, Md., native and Centennial High School graduate won both the 100 fly and the 200 IM at the 1996 ECAC Championships. She won a pair of golds at Eastern Championships in the 100 and 200 butterfly events in 1995 after taking one gold at the 1994 championships. Kilpe also recorded multiple victories over ACC opponents, including Duke, N.C. State and Maryland.
Kori was a four-year letter winner in basketball and a three-year letter winner in lacrosse at UMBC. In basketball, she scored 1,311 points, and garnered 466 assists and 153 steals. She was selected to CoSIDA's Academic All-American team in 1985. In lacrosse, she became the first UMBC player to participate in the USCLA North-South All Star Game.
One of the leaders of the best teams to play volleyball at UMBC. In her four years, the team won 86 games and lost just 32. She is currently third in service aces with 94 and is in the top ten in three other offensive categories.
A Second Team All Mason Dixon Conference hurler in 1973, when he went 6-2 with a 2.69 earned run average. In four seasons, he pitched to a career ERA of 3.65 and opponents hit just .196 off him and struck out 149 times in 157 innings.
Dr. Theodore “Ted” Lawler was a three-time All- Conference player, earning honors in both the Big South (1995, 1997) and Northeast (1998, First Team) Conferences. Despite relatively modest scoring numbers, he was honored as the Player of the Year in the Big South Conference in 1997. He was also a Second-Team All- South Atlantic regional selection in 1998. He earned the 1994 Ed Veit Award (top freshman) and was the team’s MVP in 1997 and 1998. The Columbia, Md. native also won the Matt Skalsky Outstanding Scholar Athlete award in the 1997-98 and 1998-99 seasons.
Linthicum was a three-time All-American, earning Second-Team (1979) and First-Team (1980) honors at the NCAA Division II level and garnering Honorable Mention recognition at midfield in UMBC’s first Division I season in 1981. He amassed 74 goals and 28 assists for 102 total points in his career and collected 166 ground balls. The native of Cambridge, Md., produced his best season in the 1980 championship season, when he scored 24 goals and 33 points, both career bests, and collected 63 ground balls. His teams were a combined 37-17 with a national runner-up (1979) and national title (1980) to their credit.
X Country/Track, 1986-90
Paul earned All ICAAAA honors in cross country in 1989, leading the team to its best-ever fourth place finish. He also led the squad to four consecutive Baltimore Metro Cross Country Championships. Paul set a school record in the steeplechase and was the Mason Dixon champion in that event in 1989 and 1990, qualifying for ECAC competition. He was named UMBC's Outstanding Scholar Athlete in 1990.
Kevin is UMBC’s all-time winningest pitcher with 27 (27-11) career triumphs. He was the 1993 Big South Conference Player of the Year with an 8-1 record and 2.34 ERA. Kevin also holds the school record with 24 complete games and signed a professional contract with the Atlanta Braves.
Logan is currently UMBC’s all-time leading rebounder with 1,141 boards and 10.7 rebounds per game, and she scored 1,036 career points, making her one of just two players in school history to post both 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. The native of College Park, Md., posted three of UMBC’s top 10 rebounding seasons, including the second-highest total ever, 364, as a senior, and her 13.5 rebounds per game that year led the nation and are a school record. Her 47 blocks that season are also UMBC’s top mark ever. Logan posted 20 rebounds in a game five times during her career. She was a member of the 1996 Big South All-Rookie Team, the 1997 All-Big South Second Team and All-Academic Team and the 1999 All-Northeast Conference First Team. Logan led the Big South Conference in rebounding twice and in blocked shots once. She also excelled in the classroom, double-majoring in social work and African-American studies.
The first tennis player inducted into the Hall of Fame. UMBC’s 1998-99 Outstanding Male Athlete was the #1 flight Northeast Conference singles title. Oscar was a two-time Academic All American who captured the ECAC Men’s Open title.
Marohl was a two-time All American for UMBC in 1999 and 2000 and UMBC’s Outstanding Male Athlete in 2000. He also competed in the North-South All Star game in ’00 and is a member of UMBC’s Lacrosse’s All-Time team. The Edgewater, Md. native is currently fifth on all-time scoring list with 103 goals (11^th ) and 89 assists (third). He competed at both attack and midfield and led UMBC in goal-scoring with 34 as a freshman in 1997. Marohl was a member of the 1998 and 1999 NCAA Division I playoff teams. He produced a pair of 50-point seasons, just one of four UMBC Division I players to reach that mark. His brother Steve (lacrosse, ’92) is also a member of the UMBC Athletic Hall of Fame.
Clever, yet explosive attackman who tallied 105 goals and 137 assists in his career. He set an NCAA Division I single season record with 77 assists in 1992 and became the first Retriever to eclipse the 100-point mark in a season with a total of 114 points. He recorded 12 assists in a game vs. Penn that year, and earned Third Team All America honors. Marohl was also named UMBC's Senior Athlete of the Year in 1992.
At the time of her induction, Tammy remains the top scorer in the history of women's basketball in Division I in the state of Maryland, amassing 2,063 career points. She was named District II All-American in the the 1985-86 season, when she average 21.0 points and 11.8 rebounds per game. She also served as assistant coach for three seasons at UMBC.
X Country/Track, 1981-85
Selected All-Mason Dixon Conference in indoor and outdoor track during her three years of competition. She placed second in the Maryland Marathon in 1983. Served as head coach of the women's track and cross country programs from 1983-1988.
Named the nation's best defensemen in Division I by the USILA in 1982. A First Team All-American that season and an Honorable Mention All-American the previous season. A South All-Star in 1982. Selected to play for Team USA in the World Games in 1986 and 1990 and played professionally for the Baltimore thunder indoor club in 1988.
Mike won the 1992 ECAC Men’s Golf Championship, carding a four-over-par score of 148. The native of South Africa won four collegiate tournaments in 1992-93 and posted a scoring average of 75.8.
An Academic All American in swimming who was the 1993 and 1994 Eastern Intercollegiate Championships Most Outstanding Swimmer. He was named to the 1993 United States Olympic Festival swimming team and was UMBC’s Outstanding Male Athlete in the 1993-94 season.
Shawn scored 13 goals during the 1991 season, leading UMBC to a 15-5-1 record, and earned First Team All East Coast Conference honors. As a senior in 1992, Miller made a huge sacrifice and switched to the sweeper position, piloting UMBC to a Big South regular season title. He was named UMBC's Outstanding Senior Athlete in the spring of 1993. He was the third player in school history to reach the 30-goal plateau and he amassed 66 points in his career.
UMBC's all-time men's leader in points scored (1,728) and rebounds (931). He also holds career records in three categories and single season records in five others. He was a 1983 draft pick of the Washington Bullets. After graduation, he served the athletic department as sports information director, assistant athletic director, assistant basketball coach, and acting athletic director.
This slugging catcher earned Academic All-America honors in 1991, and helped lead the Retrievers to the NCAA Tournament in 1992. Hit a record 15 home runs in his freshman season, and became the first Retriever to reach the 40-home run plateau (42). Earned First Team All East Coast Conference honors in 1991 and 1992 and was a First Team All ECAC selection in 1991. He is also amongst UMBC's best in slugging percentage, runs, and base hits. He is currently UMBC's head baseball coach.
A member of both UMBC basketball teams that earned sports in NCAA regional play. During his tenure, UMBC won 73 and lost just 38 games. He is currently third in career points with 1,558, fifth in rebounds (781) and eighth in assists (241). He also holds the single season record for blocked shots with 49.
Josef Novotny was an All-Conference honoree in all three seasons he competed at UMBC. He earned All-Northeast Conference honors in 2002 and All-America East honors in 2003, and 2004, all at No. 1 singles. Novotny earned two addition All-Conference citations at No. 1 doubles in 2002 and 2003. The native of the Czech Republic was ranked No. 21 in the ITA Northeast region in 2002, No. 10 in 2003, and No. 8 in 2004. He is the only UMBC tennis player to make it to the semifinals of the regional championships, and he did it twice. Josef was ranked as high as No. 4 in region and earned UMBC’s Matt Skalsky Scholar-Athlete award in 2004.
Kelly became just the 18th volleyball player in NCAA history to record 2,000 kills, as she finished her career with 2,125. She was a two-time East Coast Conference First Team selection and earned Rookie of the Year honors in 1990. Then, she became a two-time Big South Conference Player of the Year, the only repeat winner in the history of the conference. She had 30 kills in two matches as a senior and was the UMBC Outstanding Senior Athlete in 1994.
Lettered for four years in basketball and three in lacrosse. Named Brine Regional All-American and USWLA Honorable Mention All-American in her junior lacrosse season. Selected to Maryland College II team and South V team in both freshman and sophomore lacrosse seasons. Had 12 assists in a 1984 basketball game vs. William & Mary.
Head Coach, XCountry/Track & Field, 1971-2000
Jim coached UMBC’s cross country and track and field teams for 30 seasons from 1971-2001. His men’s cross country teams won five consecutive Baltimore metro titles in his final five seasons at the helm. “Frog” was the 1998 Big South “Coach of the Year” and the press box at UMBC Stadium was named in his honor.
Felice amassed 1,237 points (13.0 ppg) and garnered 698 rebounds (7.3 rpg) from the 1987-88 season through 1990-91. She led the team in scoring (15.2 ppg) and rebounding (7.5) as a junior in 1989-90. and was the cornerstone of UMBC's first Division I teams.
A four-year letter winner in soccer and a defensive stalwart of UMBC's early teams. Co-captain of the 1970 and 1971 teams and never missed a game in four years. He earned three letters in baseball and led the team in home runs, runs batted in, and slugging percentage in 1970-71.
Joe earned a spot on the North-South All Star roster and was an All American in 1975. UMBC was 13-2 that season with wins over Syracuse, Navy, Virginia, UNC and Towson. He corralled 193 ground balls in his junior and senior seasons.
Head Tennis Coach, 1990-2008
Keith Puryear won 443 matches as the UMBC mentor, recorded a 59.4 winning percentage and earned nine conference Coach of the Year honors in his final decade of coaching at UMBC. His men’s teams appeared in five NCAA Tournaments (2000-2003, 2007), while the women have also made five trips (1999-2003) to NCAA competition. Puryear also competed on the courts for UMBC after transferring from Howard University and before serving in the United States Marine Corps from 1983-88. He is the current head women’s tennis coach at the United States Naval Academy.
At the time of his induction in 1991, he had the most goals in UMBC lacrosse history with 126 and was the fourth all-time leading scorer with 151 points. A two-time All-American, making the Second Team (Div. II) in championship season of 1980, and First Team at attack in first Division I season of 1981. A member of UMBC's all-time team.
Quille was UMBC’s Outstanding Female Athlete in 1993. She is currently ranked third in all-time scoring with 1,375 points. The Annapolis, Md. native is also third in games started (105), minutes played (3,669) and field goals made (536), second in free throws made (295) and assists (485) and first in steals (265). She was a Big South All Conference player in her senior season of 1993-94. Quille is a first lieutenant with the 362nd Engineer Company and has completed a tour of duty in Iraq.
Earned first Team NCAA Middle Atlantic region honors for the 1978 season and Third Team honors as a senior. In his senior season, this southpaw hurler went 8-0, with a 3.37 ERA and four saves after winning six of nine games as a junior. His 18 appearances in 1979 is still a school record. His career ERA of 4.03 is in the top five in school history.
First athlete in UMBC history to be named the best in the nation at his position, defense, in 1975. A First Team All-American in 1975 and a member of the Second Team in 1974. A participant in the North-South All-Star game in 1975 and a member of the Maryland Lacrosse Club's championship team.
A two-time First Team All American in 1979 and 1980 as a key member of the attack unit of the men’s lacrosse teams. Named the Outstanding attackman in NCAA Div. II-III in 1980, as the Retrievers won the national championship. He scored 120 goals and recorded 200 points, and the latter is the top figure in UMBC’s Division II era.
Breck tallied 1,323 points and amassed 902 rebounds in his four-year career. He set a UMBC single season record with 312 rebounds in the 1985-86 season. The center was named Second Team All Mason Dixon Conference as a sophomore and earned First Team honors in his junior and senior seasons.
Laura tallied 248 points in her four years at UMBC, scoring 192 goals and adding 56 assists. She was a Brine regional All-American in 1984 and a member of the ECAC Championship team that year. She was the team's Most Valuable Player in 1987, and part of two #1-ranked Division II teams. She currently holds single season and game records for goals, assists, and points.
Athletic Administration, 1977-88
After a successful basketball coaching career at Philadelphia Textile and Johns Hopkins, Gary came to UMBC as associate director of physical education and athletics. He served on several NCAA committees and was president of the Mason-Dixon Athletic Conference. A former athlete who nominated Gary said, "He was always there for us."
Loreta was a standout player for the volleyball teams of the 1980's, which won 93 games in four years. She is still ranked in blocks in school history and was UMBC's Outstanding Scholar Athlete in 1986. She was the team's Most Valuable Player in 1983 and the team captain in 1985.
|Jackie Seboda Pfeiler
Jackie became the second Retrievers chosen to play in the North-South Classic in 1990. In 1989, she was named to the Brine All-America Honorable Mention squad, after earning regional honors the previous season. Jackie accumulated 158 points in four years, with 115 goals and 43 assists and was UMBC's first dominant Division I player. She was the 1990 UMBC Senior Athlete of the Year.
Denise holds all of UMBC’s scoring records in the sport of women’s soccer. She finished her career with 55 goals and 148 points. The Canadian finished first in the region and third in the nation in scoring in 1992 and was 11th in the nation in scoring in 1993. She was the 1995 Big South Player of the Year, a three-time All Big South selection and UMBC’s Outstanding Female Athlete in 1995-96.
Shawn had a break-out year in 1992, earning NCAA Division I First Team All America honors. He hit .426 with 10 home runs and a school record 62 RBI's in that season, helping UMBC to its first NCAA Division I baseball appearance. The next season, he was a First Team All Big South selection and Second Team All-ECAC pick, hitting .383 with 11 homers and 49 RBI's and signed as a free agent with the Texas Rangers. The lifetime .387 hitter smashed four consecutive home runs in a doubleheader in 1993 and was UMBC's Outstanding Male Athlete that year.
Larry came to UMBC from the Hoosier State and left after setting seven career (including 1.805 pts.), two single season, and three single game records during his four-year basketball career. He finished third in the nation in free throw percentage as a junior and was named to the Division I All-Independent Team as a senior in 1989-90. In just two seasons of varsity soccer, he accumulated 55 points also etching his name in the soccer record books.
Emmerson was the first 1,000 point scorer in UMBC men's basketball history. He amassed 1,240 points and 810 rebounds, despite only playing three season. He was named All-Conference in UMBC's first year in the Potomac Intercollegiate Conference and was the Most Valuable Player of the PIC Tournament, won by the Retrievers.
Jason is UMBC’s current all-time leading goal-scorer in men’s lacrosse history with 141 tallies. He scored a single season record 47 goals in 1994 and holds the single game mark with 10 in a 1992 contest vs. Colgate. Smith and Marohl were a lethal combination in 1993, as UMBC set a school record with 245 goals (16.3 per game).
|Linda Lyall Sowers
Basketball/Volleyball/Field Hockey, 1966-70
Linda was "the driving force behind women's sports during the first four years of the school." She recruited women into each program to enable UMBC to participate in intercollegiate athletics and began to build an identity for the school. She earned letters in three different sports during her tenure.
Cross Country/Track, 1981-85
An All American who competed in two national championships in track and field and won eight Mason-Dixon Conference titles in his career. He owned a dual meet record of 37-1 in cross country and was the Baltimore Metro Cross Country champion in four straight seasons.
She earned four letters in field hockey and three in lacrosse. In field hockey, she was named to the Mitchell and Ness South Regional All-Star team. She went on to serve as head coach for two years, leading the team to the ECAC playoffs in 1984. Robi was a two-time All American in lacrosse, scoring 53 goals in 1982 and amassing 111 in her career. She was named UMBC’s Scholar Athlete of the Year and Outstanding Female Athlete in 1982.
Darius was an outstanding fullback, who earned All League honors (East Coast Conference) in 1990 and 1991 and was the league’s Most Valuable Player in 1991. He also earned Third Team All South Atlantic honors that year. He managed to score 11 career goals and add nine assists and was UMBC’s first recipient of the Retriever Club Scholarship award.
Steve was a two-time All Big South catcher who hit 34 home runs, currently second in school history. He was UMBC’s Most Outstanding Athlete as a junior in 1998 and was a draft selection of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
|Pam Lottes Tomczak
One of the key figures on volleyball teams which went to EAIAW tournaments in three of four years. Lottes is tied for second in career blocks, and is eighth in kills. Earned all-tournament honors in MAIAW Tournament as a senior.
Named First Team All-Region and Third Team All America at shortstop in his senior season. He led the team in nine offensive categories in both 1984 and 1985. Hit 31 career home runs, 32 doubles and scored 123 runs.
A Second Team All-American in 1981. He set several school records that season including: batting average (.495), on base percentage (.609), slugging percentage (.848), and hits (52). He is UMBC's career leader in batting average (.429), hits (165), and triples (11) and is second with 108 RBI's and third with 21 homeruns.
A shortstop for the softball team and a catalyst at the top of the lineup from 1999-2002, Vecchio was a career .353 hitter, a four-time All-Northeast Conference First-Team selection and the 2002 Northeast Conference Player of the Year. Vecchio currently holds UMBC’s all-time records in runs scored (179) and stolen bases (135). Her 88 hits in 2002 are the second-most ever in a single season in UMBC history, and she batted .402 that season, ranking fourth all-time. The native of Matawan, N.J., also currently holds UMBC’s single-season record with 68 runs scored as a senior, and she is one of three players ever to steal 40 bases in a season. Vecchio put together a 26-game hitting streak in 2002, second-longest in UMBC history. She also earned National Fastpitch Coaches Association First-Team All-Region honors as a senior.
Men's Soccer Coach, 1973-80
UMBC’s head soccer coach from 1973-1980 who compiled a record of 69-39-13. His 1977 team which posted a record of 15-2 was UMBC’s first –ever to earn a NCAA Division II post-season bid. UMBC’s most outstanding freshman is given an award in his name.
This defender earned All America status in 1993, as he scored 14 goals from the backline. He recorded 31 career goals and 77 points, currently fifth and seventh respectively in school history. The “Big Dawg”, who captained UMBC his final three seasons, was tremendous in the air with 13 of his senior year’s 14 scores coming from head balls. He also earned Big South First Team All-Conference honors in UMBC’s 15-3-1 season in ’93.
Cross Country/Track, 1984-85
Current holder of four outdoor and four indoor track and field records. Qualified for the NCAA Division II National competition in the 10,000 meters. Finished 17th in the Boston Marathon in 1985, qualifying for the Olympic trials. Won every dual meet in cross country, and was a Baltimore Metro and Mason-Dixon Conference champion.
A three-time All Northeast Conference guard, Terence holds UMBC’s school record with 296 three-point goals and is fourth with 1,692 points. He holds the school record for games started and is now second all-time for free throws made and free throw percentage.
Director of Athletics, 1967-85
The first athletic director at UMBC, he build UMBC into a strong Division II program, growing to 17 sports during his tenure. The 4,000-seat Fieldhouse was opened in 1973 and the Stadium with a capacity of 4,500 opened three years later. He has served as head lacrosse coach since 1971 and won a national championship in Division II in 1980.
In 1991-92, this power forward placed second in the nation in rebounding with 13.2 boards per game. She was named UMBC Female Athlete of the Year in 1992. Angel earned First Team All East Coast Conference honors in 1990-91 and 1991-92. She garnered 20 or more rebounds in a game three times in her career and finished with 1,390 points, 932 rebounds, and 132 blocked shots.
The most outstanding gymnast ever to compete at UMBC. Jennifer holds career records in three of the four disciplines, recorded the top all-around score, and is UMBC's all-time leading point scorer. She qualified for NCAA regional competition in three of her four years at UMBC at both the Division II and Division I levels, and was named UMBC's Outstanding Athlete on two occasions.
Anne scored 1,068 points and contributed 908 rebounds in her UMBC career. She set up UMBC's single game mark for rebounds with 23 vs. Drexel. She has two fo the top three UMBC Division I single-game rebounding marks and was sixth in the NCAA in rebounding in 1991-92 with 11.6 per game.
Wells was the only four-time First Team All Conference defender (Northeast Conference) in the program’s history. He is just one of two Retriever soccer players to earn All South Atlantic honors in three seasons, capped by First Team honors (just one of four players) in 2001. The native of Essex, England was a member of UMBC’s nationally-ranked team in 1999 which had an undefeated regular season and the best record in the nation. Despite his position as a center fullback, Wells is UMBC’s all-time leader in successful penalty kicks with 11 (of 12). He also earned the 1998 Ed Veit award and the 2001 team Most Valuable Player award.
UMBC's only three-time First Team All-American, earning the highest honors in 1976, 1977, and 1978. A North-South All-Star in his senior year and a member of UMBC's All-Time Lacrosse Team. Selected to USA World Team (alternate) in 1982. 78 career points for this face-off specialist. UMBC's Outstanding Senior Athlete in 1978.
Amy was a three-time First Team All Big South Conference outfielder. She was named UMBC’s Most Outstanding Athlete in her senior year of 1997. In four years, she hit .363 scored 142 runs and stole 79 bases.
Woodard was a two-time First Team All Mason Dixon Conference (1976, 1977) fullback for UMBC. The Baltimore native also earned All South region honors in 1977 as UMBC went to the school’s first NCAA regional championship competition. He had stayed very involved with Baltimore youth soccer until his untimely passing in February of 2007. Mike’s brother Bill also competed for the UMBC soccer team from 1972-75. The UMBC men’s soccer program has named the team’s Unsung Hero award in his honor.
A highly decorated UMBC soccer goalkeeper from 1975-78. He compiled 372 saves and 22 shutouts and was part of the 1977 NCAA Tournament squad. A draftee of the NASL’s Fort Lauderdale Strikers, he earned a pair of All Mason-Dixon Conference honors, was a First Team All-South honoree and Honorable Mention All-American in 1978.
Head Coach/Administrator, 1973-2014
Kathy coached over 850 games in volleyball and lacrosse. She was the USWLA Coach of the Year as UMBC topped the NCAA Division II ranks in 1985 and 1986. The Baltimore native served as UMBC’s Senior Women’s Administrator and Associate Athletic Director for the past two decades. She served on the NCAA Management Council and as the chair of the 2004-05 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Committee.