About This Year’s Inductees
Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame Award 2016
Presented to an athlete who has performed outstandingly as an undergraduate and who has contributed to society since leaving the College; or a person who is recognized for outstanding and special services, who was actively engaged in the College athletic program (staff, coaches, administrators), and who has contributed to society since leaving the College. Visit the Sports Hall of Fame page for more information.
Kristy Costa ’06
An Exercise Science and Physical Education major, Kristy Costa of Galloway, N.J., was a member of the McDaniel College women’s basketball and women’s outdoor track and field teams. As a member of the women’s basketball team, Costa played in two Centennial Conference Championships in 2004 and 2005, as well as on the 2004 team that made McDaniel’s furthest run in the NCAA tournament, which included a Sweet 16 appearance. She was team captain on the 2006 team that finished second in the Centennial Conference. She remains second in career free throws, career free throws attempted and in games played, as well as third in field goal percentage.
In women’s outdoor track and field, Costa was an individual champion in 2004 and 2005 in both the discus and heptathlon. She was named most outstanding performer both years. She still holds the program record for discus, javelin and heptathlon. Her heptathlon score earned Costa an NCAA provisional qualifying mark and established the Centennial Conference record at the time. She remains ranked second all-time in the long jump.
Costa is currently working as facility coordinator of campus center programs at Stockton University. She also works part-time as a production coordinator at Live Nation and has recently started her own event production company.
Josh Hanlon ’04
Josh Hanlon of Sewell, N.J., graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Economics. A native of Newtown, Pa., he began playing for the boys’ senior program at Lower Bucks Lacrosse Club. As a member of the men’s lacrosse team from 2001–2004, he helped to lead the team to the Centennial Conference tournament in each of his four seasons. Hanlon, who served as captain during his junior and senior seasons, was a three-time first team All-Centennial Conference and two-time NCAA All-American defenseman. He ranks 13th in games started, 22nd in games played and 23rd in ground balls.
Following his graduation from McDaniel, Hanlon worked as a business and computer information technology education teacher for the Neshaminy School District in Langhorne, Pa. He also started, as well as coached, the varsity boys’ lacrosse program at Neshaminy High School, where he was named the Suburban One Conference Coach of the Year in 2007. He was also inducted into the Lower Bucks Youth Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2007.
He is the founder and current owner of Arrowhead Lacrosse, a service-based company dedicated to helping lacrosse players enhance their skills. He has also worked as an instructional technology coordinator for the Delaware County Intermediate Unit and is currently an instructional technology specialist and teacher at Washington Township High School. Hanlon also continues to play in various men’s lacrosse leagues and tournaments.
Jacie Mathias-Jones ’00
A member of the women’s softball team, Jacie Mathias-Jones of Westminster, Md., was an All-Centennial Conference first team selection in 1997, 1999 and 2000. A Sociology major, she was also the Centennial Conference Player of the Year in 2000. She ranks first in career walks and in most hits in a game, as well as third in most career runs batted in and most walks in a season. She has the fifth highest season on base percentage, sixth highest career on base percentage and 10th highest season slugging percentage. She graduated as the second all-time home run hitter in the program and conference history.
Mathias-Jones is currently the program director at the Community Foundation of Carroll County. She has continued to play softball on many recreation leagues and has coached and mentored other athletes, including the varsity softball team at Westminster High School. She was inducted into the Carroll County Hall of Fame in 2013.
Broderick Maybank ’06
Broderick Maybank of Glen Burnie, Md., a member of Green Terror football and track and field teams, was the college’s first ever five-time All-American. Maybank earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication and was also awarded the college’s John A. Alexander Medal as the senior male with the best record in athletics.
Nicknamed McDaniel’s “Superman,” Maybank was named the Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2004 for football. He was the first running back to rush for 1,000 yards in a season and still has the fifth best rushing season.
Maybank was also an All-American in the long jump five times, including winning the 2004 National Championship. In addition, he earned All-American in the triple jump in 2006. Maybank won 10 Centennial Conference championships in track and field, including six in the long jump, two in the triple jump, as well as the 100-meter dash and the 4x100 meter relay. He currently works at Comcast Corporation as supervisor of network maintenance.
Rex Walker ’65, M.Ed. ’69
Rex Walker of Ship Bottom, N.J., who earned a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and master’s degree in Education, was a member of the men’s baseball and football teams. He received the college’s John A. Alexander Medal as the senior male with the best record in athletics, as well as the Jim Boyer Award in baseball in 1966.
He played second base for the Green Terror baseball team and earned first-team All-Middle Atlantic Conference honors in 1963. He finished his career with a .419 career batting average, which remains the best in program history. He also has the highest career on-base percentage, hitting eight home runs and successfully stealing every base attempted. He also played for the Green Terror football team as a halfback, quarterback and defensive back.
Walker was part of three Mason Dixon champion baseball teams and two football teams. His name is included on the athletic tribute wall at the college’s Kenneth R. Gill Stadium. After graduating from McDaniel, Walker served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He went on to become a physical education teacher and then an administrator. He also coached high school football and baseball and was a longtime athletic director at West Windsor Plainsboro High School South in Princeton Junction, N.J.
Rolando Welch ’94
A Sociology major, Rolando Welch of Olney, Md., was awarded the John A. Alexander Medal his senior year as the male athlete with the best record in sports. A forward and two-time captain for the men’s basketball team, he ranks first in career blocked shots, block shots per game, career offensive rebounds, season offensive rebounds, career defense rebounds, defensive rebound average and offensive rebounds. He is also second in total rebounds, game field goals attempted and game free throws attempted, as well as third in offensive rebound average per game and fourth for season scoring. He ranks among McDaniel’s Top 10 in career scoring. In 1992–1993, he was a first-team All-Middle Atlantic Conference and in 1993–1994 was a first team All-Centennial Conference honoree.
Welch continues to play basketball recreationally and coaches his children’s youth basketball teams. He has worked with at-risk youth at the Department of Juvenile Justice at the Alexandria Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court for more than 20 years.
Matthew Wilchinski ’03, M.S. ’07
Matt Wilchinski of Baltimore, who earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Exercise Science and Physical Education at McDaniel, was a member of the Green Terror football team. He played middle linebacker and helped lead the team to four Centennial Conference championships.
Wilchinski was a two-time team captain and three-time all-conference selection from 2000–2002. In 2002, he was named the Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Year and was selected as a Hewlett Packard Division III All-America Honorable Mention. He is currently the owner and operator of StrengthOps, which offers personal training for mind, body and fitness.