Eight added to Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame

October 27, 2009

More than 200 guests rallied in Gill Gymnasium Oct. 23 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 the SHF chair and alumna Sally Fite Stanfield ’78. New inductees include Donna DuVall Sellman ’45, John Heritage Jr. ’68, Gordon Shelton ’68, Bruce Bozman ’70, John Montanye ’84, Joe Menendez ’81, Stephen Hallowell ’97, and Julie Backof Boden ’98. 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 Golf Team were applauded at the banquet.

Twice named All-American athlete and recipient of the 1998 Faith Millard Medal, Julie Backoff Boden’s record as a soccer goalkeeper and softball second-base player earned her Centennial Conference honors all four years as a Green Terror athlete. In 1997 and 1998, she was named the Softball MVP, Centennial Conference Player of the Year, and recognized as Academic All-America. In 1997, she led the nation in slugging percentage (1.139). Boden coached the College’s soccer team from 1999-2004 and the softball team in 2004. She continues to compete in team sports and is employed by Verizon.

Bruce Bozman, who as quarterback earned All-State Football Team honorable mention in 1967, was also recognized as a 1969 Mason Dixon Conference Football Team Honorable Mention. During his baseball career he was a member of the 1968 Mason-Dixon Conference Championship team and MAC College Division (Southern division) Championship team. Additionally, Bozman was named to Outstanding College Athletes of America and received the Felix Woodbridge Morley Memorial Award. Bozman continued his studies at the University of Tennessee where he earned a master’s degree and is retired from the Maryland Department of Planning.

Centennial Conference Lacrosse Player of the Year in 1997, Stephen Hallowell led the Green Terror team as its captain to its Conference championship. Hallowell as both midfielder and defense player earned All-America honors (Second Team) in 1997 and was a member of the USILA North/South All-Star Game. While a student here, he was one of the founders of the Hockey Club. He is employed by JM & Company, an executive search firm headquartered outside of Philadelphia.

MVP, All Mason-Dixon Conference and All Maryland Linebacker in 1967 John Heritage Jr. went on become an award-winning classroom teacher and coach in Bridgewater, N.J. During his college career, he also competed on the baseball diamond and as a defenseman in club lacrosse. In 1968, he received the John Alexander Medal as the outstanding male athlete.

Football middle linebacker who shared the 1980 MVP Award, Joe Menendez was named an Academic All-American, Sports Information Directors (Div. III) All-American and earned All-State Honorable Mention and First Team Honors. He joined the Jiffy Lube organization founded by former Green Terror Coach Jim Hindman and received the company’s Franchisee of the Year Award in 2002, and the Harold Burney Award for mentoring fellow franchisees on various business issues in 2009. He is president and owner of Bay State Ventures/Cape Cod Ventures.

Recipient of the 1984 John Nawrocki Memorial Award, John Montanye was both the soccer team captain who played both halfback and forward position and lacrosse team captain earning both All-America and All Middle Atlantic Conference (First) Team honors during his senior year. His athletic record also earned induction into the McDonogh (Md.) School Athletic Hall of Fame.  Montanye is employed at Gettier-Montanye, a Glyndon, MD based advertising specialty company.

Director of Alumni Affairs Emerita Donna DuVall Sellman, whose athletic skills were proven in all-women’s sports including field hockey, basketball, volleyball, fencing and softball, and who went on to teach and coach high school women’s athletics in Carroll County, was also inducted. After introducing field hockey as an interscholastic sport, Sellman went on to coach both county and state championship teams in fieldball, speedball, volleyball, basketball, archery as well as field hockey. She was inducted into the Carroll County Sports Hall of Fame in 1997 and retired from the College in 1999.

Towson, Md.-based dentist Gordon Shelton joins the SHF having set an all-time three-position record as a member of the Rifle Team, its 1967 varsity team had the distinction of the longest season and the best consistent record. Shelton went on to win the Maryland State ROTC Championship and was nominated to the U.S. Olympic Team. He still enjoys target shooting, archery and backpacking.

Sports Hall of Fame 2009 Inductees (l.-r.) Julie Backof Boden, Stephen Hallowell, Joe Menendez, John Montanye, Bruce Bozman, John Heritage Jr., Donna DuVall Sellman, Gordon Shelton