ARLINGTON, Va. – The Marymount University Athletics Hall of Fame committee is proud to announce its 15th class, set to be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday, October 15, at The Westin Arlington Gateway.
The year's class consists of Bobby Barrett (Men's Swimming, Class of 2008), Cori Carson (Women's Basketball), Stephen Milano (Men's Lacrosse, Class of 2001), and the 2001-02 Women's Basketball Team.
The induction ceremony will be a part of Homecoming Weekend, on Friday, October 15. Join the celebration by heading to the Hall of Fame Registration page, here.
Men's Swimming, Class of 2008
"I am incredibly honored to be inducted into the Marymount Athletics Hall of Fame. I never thought this would be possible when I started my collegiate career. I'm very thankful for Coach Clark and my teammates for always pushing me to be my best."
~ Bobby Barrett
Bobby was a standout on the men's swim team from 2005-08, earning four All-Capital Athletic Conference selections over his final three seasons in the pool. He was a two-time CAC Individual Champion, winning the 100-yard butterfly in 2006 and the 200-yard butterfly in 2007. Both efforts earned him First-Team All-CAC honors. Bobby, also, notched second-team selections in 2006 and 2008 for the 200 butterfly.
At the time of graduation, Bobby held three individual program records. He was No. 1 in the 200-yard freestyle (1:47.82), the 200-yard butterfly (1:57.65), and the 200-yard individual medley (2:00.62). He was also second in program history for the 100-yard freestyle (48.16s), the 100-yard butterfly (52.88s), and the 400-yard individual medley (4:35.46). Currently, Bobby still ranks in the top 10 in program history for all six races.
Bobby resides in San Diego, California. Following his time at Marymount, he achieved his dream of becoming a physician assistant in 2014. Over the past seven years, he has been practicing orthopedic surgery for athletes and many other patient populations.
"Cori was the most talented basketball player who I ever coached in my 33 years of coaching."
~ Bill Finney, Former MU Athletic Director and Women's Basketball Head Coach
Cori enjoyed one of the most decorated careers for a student-athlete in Marymount Athletics' history as a member of the women's basketball team, becoming the only Marymount athlete to earn a National Player of the Year award. Following the 1996-97 season, she was honored as the Women's Basketball Coaches' Association Division III National Player of the Year. She was a two-time WBCA All-American and All-Capital Athletic Conference first-team selection in 1995-96 and 1996-97. Following the 1995-96 season, she was named the CAC Player of the Year.
She finished her career with 1,213 points, which currently ranks 11th in program history. She also holds the program record for blocks, with 390 in her career, is third with a 53.5 field-goal percentage, and is sixth with 319 free throws made. Carson also still holds the program single-season records for points (641), field goals made (238), free throws made (170), and blocks (205).
Men's Lacrosse, Class of 2001
"I am very humbled to be mentioned and to be a part of this Hall of Fame class with other great athletes and competitors. The opportunity was amazing to have played at a high level of DIII college lacrosse and not only live in Arlington but be a part of the entire D.C. region. The memories will be there forever just to have played a small role in the resurgence of Northern Virginia lacrosse; it has a special place in my life. To have had the opportunity to learn from "still" current college and high school coaches/mentors and to interact with talented teammates and to finally understand the impact that they made on my life over the years ... there's no better feeling in the world than to be treated like family here at MU."
~ Stephen Milano
Stephen made a mark in the Marymount men's lacrosse record books during his career, which led to a United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-American honorable mention selection for the 2001 season. He was selected to the All-CAC First Team that season as well, which added to his Second Team All-CAC honor in 2000.
He finished his career with 126 points, 87 goals, and 39 assists, which rank 10th, ninth, and 12th, respectively, in program history. His 225 career ground balls are also good for ninth. When he graduated, Stephen held the single-season program records for points (61) and goals (47), both of which rank second currently.
Stephen also set the single-game record with 8 goals in a game during the 2001 season, which is currently still tied for first in program history. He is also tied for fourth with nine points in a single game.
Currently, Stephen is working for East Coast Dyes Lacrosse, Inc., in Towson, Md. He also assists with coaching his two sons with Perry Hall Club Lacrosse.
2001-02 Women's Basketball Team
"It is great to see a group of extraordinary young women who overcame so many obstacles during that season to reach the pinnacle of NCAA Division III basketball be honored on the 20th anniversary of their historic run by the MU Hall of Fame."
~ Bill Finney, Head Coach
The 2001-02 Women's Basketball Team is celebrating the 20 year anniversary of the deepest run in postseason history by any Marymount Athletics program this season. After starting off that season with a 3-3 record in the first six games, the team found its footing with a 16-1 stretch over the next 17 contests. The run included an 11-game win streak.
Overall, the team finished with a 19-5 regular-season record, earning a trip to the CAC tournament. The Saints advanced to the CAC championship game, ultimately earning a spot in the NCAA Division III tournament. The team took down Christopher Newport University, Salisbury University, and King's (Pa.) College in the first three rounds to advance to the NCAA Division III National Semifinals. The team fell to University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point in the Final Four, but the semifinal appearance marked the furthest a Marymount program has advanced in any given season, a record that still stands today. The team finished the year with an overall record of 24-8, with an 11-2 record in CAC play.
The team was led by WBCA All-American Candice Brown, who was also named to the All-CAC First Team. Jodie Knotts and Ashlee Courter earned All-CAC Second Team selections, as well.
The 2001-02 women's basketball team consisted of Brown, Courter, Knotts, Annetta Benjamin, Desiree Duvall, Angie Ferri, Kati Hessler, Kate Jarvis, Chris Lingenfelder, Kristin McGrory, and Gen Schmitt. The team was led by Head Coach Bill Finney, Assistant Coaches Steve Wicker and Shannon Howley, Athletic Trainer Mike Recore, and Team Managers Tim Killion and Phil Houle.