Eight added to Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame

November 09, 2010

More than 250 guests rallied in Gill Gymnasium Nov. 5 for the annual Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony. This year eight alumni-athletes were honored and presented etched-crystal awards by SHF chair and alumnus Bill McCormick '73.

This year’s Hall of Famers are Meaghan Giorno ’00; Rebecca Cassilly Borland ’81 (posthumous); Kerry Wilson Duvall ’00; Marie “Maggie” Mules Herman ’81; Harry M. Lambert ’58, M.Ed. ’67; Alexander G. Ober ’63, M.Ed.’69; Ron S. Sermarini ’00 and Eugene “Stoney” Willis ’34 (posthumous).

John Willis for Eugene "Stoney" Willis '34, Emily Borland and Neill Borland for Rebecca Cassilly Borland '81, Harry "Buzz" Lambert '58, M.Ed. '67, Kerry Wilson Duvall '00, Maggie Mules Herman '81, Alex Ober '63, M.Ed. '69, Ron Sermarini '00, and Meaghan Giorno Alegi '00.

The names of these athletes, with their biographies and athletic records of achievement, are now added to the Sports Hall Fame electronic kiosk displayed in Gill Center’s Klitzberg Pavilion. Current students who have earned All-American and Individual Champion recognition as well as the Centennial Conference Championship Women’s Basketball and Golf teams were applauded at the banquet.

The Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Alumni Association, is designed to recognize alumni athletes who have acquired prominence in athletic fields of endeavor and who have made a positive contribution to society. Additionally, it aims to recognize other friends of the College who have contributed significantly to the athletic program.

Meaghan Giorno Alegi ’00 excelled in both soccer and lacrosse during her college years. A sweeper in soccer, she ranks sixth in number of games started (62), was named MVP her senior year and all-conference 1997, 1998, and 1999. In lacrosse, she played attack and in her senior year was named first team all-conference, led conference in scoring, was a member of the north-south all-star team. She was named team MVP in 2000; named female offensive player of the year in 2000; only Centennial Conference player of the week for two sports in one year. She is one of only five women in college history to score over 200 points. Alegi is ranked sixth in the College record books for goals scored (149), third all-time in assists (70), tied for second for most goals in a game (8), second in goals per game in an individual season (3.92), first in points per game in an individual season (5.75), and third in assists per game in an individual season (3.92). Her college honors include the Faith Millard Medal and Women’s Alumnae Athletic Award, Dean’s List and Psi Chi (national psychology honor society) membership. She was named to the Centennial Conference honor roll three times and was member of the Student Athletic Advisory Council. After college, she participated in indoor soccer and was inducted into The John Carroll School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003.

Sara Rebecca “Becky” Cassilly Borland ’81 (posthumous) was a standout in field hockey and lacrosse. In field hockey, she was goalie and was selected to the Middle Atlantic Conference All-Star First Team and the Baltimore College All-Stars Team in 1979, named team MVP her senior year, and selected to the Maryland AIAW All-Star team in 1980. In lacrosse she also played goalie and was first in the College record
books with a .642 save percent. She was fourth in the record books for most saves in a game (24). A member of the PEM (Physical Education Majors) Club, the Varsity Club, and the service group Hinge, she worked as an Resident Assistant (RA) and a tour guide. After graduation, she participated on the Baltimore Field Hockey Travel Team, the U.S. Field Hockey Association Southeast Team, the U.S. Field Hockey Developmental Camp. She was assistant field hockey coach at Loyola College, girl’s recreation softball coach in Bel Air, Md., in 1982, girl’s youth soccer coach in Palm Beach County, Fla., and one of the first girl’s youth lacrosse coaches in Palm Beach County in 2002.

Kerry Wilson Duvall ’00 excelled in field hockey and indoor track and field. As right wing in field hockey, she was second the team in scoring and was named Most Valuable Attacker in 1999. Most Valuable Player in track her senior year, she was conference champion in the 55-meter dash, 55-meter hurdles (twice), 400-meter dash, long jump (twice) and as a member of the 4x200-meter relay team. She was named MVP of the 1997 championship meet earning a total of 52 points and was a national qualifier in 55-meter dash, 55-meter hurdles (three times), long jump (twice) and triple jump (twice).  In Outdoor Track & Field, she was conference champion in 100-meter hurdles (three times), 400-meter hurdles, long jump and as a member of the 4x100-meter relay team. She earned a bronze medal at the Penn Relays for long jump and was named outstanding female athlete at the Washington & Lee Invitational in 1997. Duvall took a gold medal in the pentathlon at Albright College in1998, and was a national qualifier in the 100-meter hurdles, long jump and triple jump. She set new WMC records in the 400-meter dash, 100-meter hurdles, 400-meter hurdles, long jump, triple jump, and as member of the 4x100-meter, 4x200-meter and sprint medley relay teams. She earned NCAA Division III All American honors finishing sixth in the triple jump in 1997 and sixth in the 55-meter hurdles in 1998. She is a member of Phi Sigma Sigma (national sorority), Gamma Sigma Alpha (Greek honor society) and Phi Sigma Tau (philosophy honor society), affinity groups HELP and TACI and earned Dean’s List honors. After college, she was  Cecil County Track Club coach, 2000-2001.

Marie “Maggie” Mules Herman ’81 earned honors in three team sports: volleyball, basketball and softball. As setter on the volleyball team, she helped win the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) championship all four years. She led the basketball team in assists with 38 in 1981. And as centerfielder in softball, she batted .375 driving in nine runs in the inaugural varsity eight-game season. A member of Sigma Sigma Tau sorority, she received the Women’s Alumnae Athletic Award in 1981.  After college, Herman served as Maryland School for the Blind swimming coach from 1983-86; Ward Melville HS, Three Village Schools, East Setauket, N.Y. volleyball coach in 1987-89; Physical Education teacher in Baltimore County schools in 1989-94; Outward Bound Instructors Course in1992; and since 2005 has been Quarry Hill Nature Center teacher for toddlers, nature kids and rock climbing; Rochester Area Disabled Athletics & Recreation instructor in adaptive skiing program; and National Ski Patrol, Steeplechase Ski Area.

Harry “Buzz” Lambert ’58, M.Ed. ’67 led the baseball team in home runs and RBIs during his sophomore, junior and senior years and was a member of the 1955 Mason-Dixon championship soccer team. He was a guard on the basketball team. In baseball, he batted .387 as a sophomore and over .400 both his junior and senior years. He is a member of the Delta Pi Alpha fraternity, known as the Preachers. After graduation, Lambert coached basketball at Elmer Wolfe High School, taking the team to the state finals in 1959, and Francis Scott Key High School, taking the team to the state finals in 1960 and 1961. He is a 20-year member of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, developed adult recreation programs for volleyball and basketball at several county middle schools, was inducted into the Carroll County Sports Hall of Fame in 1995, and received first-pitch  honors at a Green Terror baseball game in 1998. He is the only person in the state to play in, coach and referee a state final basketball game.

Alexander G. Ober ’63, M.Ed. ’69 participated in football, track & field and JV basketball. As halfback, he was named to the All-State Small College Football Team in 1962. A sprinter, he was a member of the school record-setting mile relay team (1960). Ober earned the Jim Boyer Scholarship Award for best academic record of a freshman athletic letter winner and is a member of the fraternity Alpha Gamma Tau (the Bachelors), Tri-Beta (Biology honor society) and Christian Fellowship. After serving in the Army (1963-65) and Army Reserves (1965-73), he was graduate assistant in the Athletics Department in 1967 and joined the College as Physical Education instructor and swimming pool director in 1969. He was JV men’s basketball coach in 1968-72 and varsity men’s basketball coach in 1972-90, during which time the team set the  school record for career wins (185) and tied the school record for wins in a season (16) three times in 1979-80, 1981-82 and 1982-83. He was named to NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Committee for two terms and coached men’s lacrosse (1970-72) and men’s tennis (1981-95). In 1998, Ober was named chair of the College’s Exercise Science & Physical Education Department. He retired in 2008 and is a member of the Carroll County Tennis Association.

Ron Sermarini ’00 was named Centennial Conference Player of the Year (on offense) and All-Centennial Conference first team in his sophomore, junior and senior years. A standout quarterback, he received an All-American honorable mention by d3football.com and holds Centennial Conference records for career total offense (8,586 yards), most career plays (1,472), and career total touchdowns responsible for: 94 – 68 passing and 26 rushing. He is one of two players to hold the record for gaining 1,000 yards rushing and 5,000 yards passing. Also, he holds College records for career total offense (8,586), career pass completions (619), career touchdowns passing (68) and career pass completion percentage (63.7). Sermarini received the John Alexander Medal for excellence in athletics and is member of the Classics Club and the fraternity Delta Upsilon (the DUs). He was inducted into the Toms River (N.J.) Regional Schools Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008.

Eugene “Stoney” Willis ’34 (posthumous) was a quarterback, running back, safety, returned punts and kick-offs and the first player to use a “Shovel Pass” in a game against Boston College on November 12, 1932. During his four years of varsity play, he was a member of the 1930 undefeated football team and the Maryland State Football Championship teams in the 1930s. He participated in varsity basketball and varsity baseball on second base and outfield. He was a member and president of the fraternity Gamma Beta Chi, sports editor of the college yearbook, The Aloha, and secretary of the Intra-fraternity Council. He served on the Sophomore Rules Committee and was involved with the College Sunday School. As a member of ROTC, he received his Army commission in 1934. After college, Willis coached football and basketball at Wise High School in Virginia (1934-40), and played on several semi-pro baseball and basketball teams and refereed high school and college athletic events. He wrote a sports column, “A Coach’s Comment,” for The Post in southwest Virginia for seven years and was football coach at Newport News High School in 1941. During active duty in WWII, he assisted in the formation of athletic programs for uniformed personnel. Willis oversaw the redesign of the College golf course, the installation of Harlow Pool and the provision for use of campus facilities by the Baltimore Colts as the first director of the physical plant. He initiated the WMC Golf Tournament (held for 35 years) now know as the Stoney Willis Golf Classic.