Six added to Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame
The Sports Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony kicked off the weekend with the following Green Terror athletes joining more than 200 McDaniel College champions in the Hall of Fame: Greg Davis ’96, Jamie Falcone ’01, Rodney Joyner ’88, Ira “Will” Marshall ’98, M.S. ’05, Jerry Resh ’95, M.S. ’06 and Carol Pettersen Willen ’59.
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. Students who have earned All-American and Individual Champion recognition as well as the Centennial Conference Championship men’s golf team 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.
Greg Davis ’96 for cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track.
Davis was the college’s first male national qualifier in cross country and his fifth-place finish at the Mideast Regional Championship remains the highest in College history – male or female. He led the team to three cross country invitational wins during his career. Davis held five indoor records – the 1000m, 1500m, mile, 3000m and 5000m, and still holds the best 3K mark. He established records in the 1500m run and also ran a leg on the school record 4x800m relay; his 1500m record still stands today. Davis was also named an Academic All-American. Since college, he has been a member of several running clubs and participated in numerous road races and is involved with his children’s sports teams.
Jamie Falcone ’01 for indoor and outdoor track.
Falcone was the conference champion in the 55m dash (three times), 200m dash (twice) and 4 x 200m relay (twice) and still holds the Centennial Conference and the championship meet records in the 55m dash and the 200m. In outdoor track, she was the conference champion in the 100m dash (three times), 200m dash (three times) and 4 x 100m relay (once) and still holds the Centennial Conference and the championship meet records in the 100m dash, the 200m dash and the 4 x 100 m relay. Her 24.02 time from the Towson Last Chance meet in 2000 is the 10th best time ever run by a NCAA III athlete. Jamie was a 10-time national qualifier in the 55m dash (once), 100m dash (three times), 200m dash (three times) and the 4 x 100m relay (three times). She earned All-American honors in the 100m dash, finishing in sixth place in 2000. Falcone received both the Steve Robert Wilson ’75 Memorial Award and the Faith Millard Medal (for excellence in athletics) and was actively involved on campus as a member of both Capboard and Circle K. She continues to run in her free time and enjoys working out.
Rodney Joyner ’98 for football.
Joyner played defensive end and outside linebacker all four years and was named Linebacker of the Year in his freshman year. He was honored with selection to the All Centennial Conference Second Team and was also named a UPI Little All-American honorable mention. Named captain of the team for his senior year, he was honored by the team being named Most Valuable Player and Most Valuable Defensive Player that year. Joyner was honored with the John Alexander Medal (for excellence in athletics) and the Bates Prize (for the most outstanding male graduating senior). He was a member of the Black Student Union, Christian Fellowship, the College Choir, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was elected to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. Today he is the linebackers and running backs coach at Baltimore City College, has coached the Gordonville Gators and is currently the head football coach for the ECM Mt. Pleasant Soldiers (10- to 12-year-olds).
Ira W. “Will” Marshall, III, ’98, M.S. ’05 for basketball.
Marshall is the all-time leading scorer with 1,620 career points and is ranked first in free throws made (371), in free throws attempted (485) and in games started (92). He is ranked second in career field goals made (607), career field goals attempted (1,222), blocked shots (106) and total minutes (2,689) and fourth in defensive rebounding (391). Marshall is eighth in points per game (16.9) and 10th in assists (202). Named captain of the team in both his junior and senior years, he is three-time team MVP and was named to the All-Centennial Conference team as a sophomore, junior and senior. He led the conference in scoring his senior year, averaging 20.9 points per game. Marshall was awarded the John Alexander Medal (for excellence in athletics) at Commencement and received the Art Press Award in both 1997 and 1998. After college he played for Team Champion basketball team; organized and led a basketball summer league for high school students in Baltimore County and serves as an umpire for Allied Softball. He has coached the Holabird Middle School girl’s basketball team and the Sparrows Point boy’s varsity team and currently coaches boy’s varsity basketball at Patapsco High School in Baltimore County.
Jerry Resh ’95, M.S. ’06, for baseball.
A shortstop, Resh was named captain in both his junior and senior years and selected to the Middle Atlantic Conference 1st Team. He was named WMC’s Offensive Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player in 1993 and earned first team All-Centennial Conference honors and was named Centennial Conference Player of the Year in 1995. He set several records his senior season including 132 hits, 177 total bases, 47 stolen bases (which still stands today) and 45 hits in a season. Resh is ranked first in stolen bases (47) and highest stolen base percentage (1.000). He is second in total bases (177) and most hits (132), fourth in most walks (55) and most runs scored (88), fifth in triples (9) and highest on-base percentage (.472), eighth in batting average (.380) and ninth in most at bats (347). He was awarded the John Alexander Medal (for excellence in athletics). After college he played baseball for several years in the South Penn Baseball League, served as baseball and golf coach at Century High School in Carroll County and is currently the assistant JV baseball coach at Westminster High School. He enjoys golf.
Carol Pettersen Willen ’59 for field hockey, basketball and volleyball.
Willen participated on several teams including the field hockey team as fullback, the basketball team as guard and the volleyball team. She was active with both the inter-collegiate teams and the inter-class teams and was one of only two national basketball officials in the student body from 1957-59. Willen received the Col. Pyne Mathematics Award at Commencement and was a member of the Sigma Sigma Tau (now Phi Sigma Sigma) sorority, the Baptist Student Union, Contrast (the literary magazine), Tri-Beta (Biology honor society), the Pep Club, the College’s honor society, The Argonauts and was on the board of the Women’s Athletic Association. Today she serves as chair of the Ladies Tennis Round Robin (Village of Shoreham) and chair of the umpires for the annual Shoreham-Wading River tennis matches. She was elected trustee of the Village of Shoreham, Deputy Mayor of the Village of Shoreham and enjoys jazzercise and tennis.