ARLINGTON, Va. – The Marymount University Athletics Hall of Fame Committee is proud to announce its Induction Class of 2022, a select group of student-athletes, coaches, friends of Marymount, and trailblazers that will be recognized as part of Homecoming Weekend on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022.
This year's Hall of Fame class includes Anna Macedonia (Women's Swimming, 2008-12), Marcellus Smith (Men's Basketball, 1991-95), longtime head soccer coach Keith Moser (1990-2018), and longtime head swimming coach Mike Clark (1990-2019). Additionally, Peter and Susan Converse have been selected to the Marymount Hall of Friends. Finally, all varsity athletic alums from the pre-coed era will be recognized with the Pioneer Award in honor of the 50th anniversary of Title IX.
The induction ceremony will be the first event of Homecoming Weekend and is set for Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022. The event will begin at 6 PM at the Westin Arlington Gateway. Join the celebration by heading to the Hall of Fame Registration page here. Sign up by Sept. 2 to receive an early-bird discount.
"We are looking forward to celebrating the Class of 2022. We are honoring coaches, student-athletes and a family that have made a tremendous impact on the success and growth of Marymount Athletics. It is a great honor for all of the inductees as their legacy at Marymount will be remembered forever," said Director of Athletics, Jill McCabe.
"It is also only fitting with the 50 year celebration of Title IX that we honor and celebrate the women who were the trailblazers for Marymount, putting the Saints on the National stage in college athletics. In the early days women had to fight for the opportunity to play, manage with very little funding and often did not have the opportunity to pursue their dream of playing collegiate athletics. Title IX provided talented young women across the nation a chance to realize their dreams. We are thankful for the Pioneers who paved the way and created the strong history of Marymount Athletics and what it means to be a Saint."
Anna Macedonia (Women's Swimming, 2008-12)
One of the most decorated swimmers in Marymount history, Macedonia earned her rightful place in the MU Athletics Hall of Fame in her first year on the ballot. She finished her career as a two-time honorable mention All-American in the 100 backstroke and is the only All-American in program history. In addition to the 100 back, Macedonia competed at the 2011 and 2012 NCAA championships in the 200 back, 50 free, and 100 free events.
A two-time Capital Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Year, she earned individual all-conference laurels 10 times, including seven First Team distinctions. To this day, Macedonia still holds four individual program records and is part of three more relay records. Her time of 56.16 in the 100 back is still a CAC and CAC championship meet record.
Outside of the pool, Macedonia finished her career as the 2012 CAC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was the conference's NCAA Woman of the Year candidate. She was a 2012 CoSIDA Academic All-American and a CSCAA Scholar All-American in 2011.
After receiving her doctorate from George Mason with an emphasis in Special Education and a secondary emphasis in Education Leadership and Policy, Macedonia recently joined the faculty at Marymount as an adjunct professor.
Marcellus Smith (Men's Basketball, 1991-95)
A force to be reckoned with in the paint during his time in Arlington, Smith could not miss a shot. For his career, Smith made 62.0 percent of his shots, which is still first in Capital Athletic Conference and Marymount men's basketball history. His best season was the 1992-93 campaign when he shot 66.2 percent from the field, a mark that was the highest in CAC history at the time and now ranks second. It still stands as the best shooting season in program history and ranked fourth in the nation in 1993.
Named Second Team All-CAC in 1993, Smith left Marymount as the school's single-game scoring leader after dropping 36 points in a win over St. Mary's on February 10, 1994. He finished his career with 874 points in just 65 games.
In his first season, he started 13 of 26 games and helped lead the Saints to the 1992 CAC Tournament championship with 14 points against top-seeded Catholic.
Smith has been working at Maximus since 2004.
Keith Moser (Men's Soccer)
One of the longest-tenured and most-respected coaches in Marymount history, Moser joins six of his proteges in the MU Athletics Hall of Fame. Before retiring after the 2018 season, Moser was the head men's soccer coach for 29 seasons. He also coached the women's soccer program for his first four years in Arlington and was named the 1993 Capital Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Coach of the Year.
He racked up 166 wins, 31 All-Conference selections and had six All-Region honorees while at the helm of Marymount men's soccer. To this day, he ranks fourth in Capital Athletic Conference history with 151 wins and 55 conference wins as a member of the CAC from 1991 to 2017.
Mike Clark (Swimming)
Another long-tenured head coach at Marymount, Clark joins his colleague Moser in the MU Athletics Hall of Fame. Clark spent 28 seasons at the helm of the men's and women's swim program at Marymount. He was named Capital Athletic Conference Coach of the Year four times and was named Atlantic East Coach of the Year in 2019.
He became the winningest coach in CAC women's swimming history after racking up 140 victories throughout his career. Clark coached four conference Swimmers of the Year, two Rookies of the Year, and guided over 250 student-athletes to All-Conference honors.
Peter and Susan Converse (Hall of Friends)
Peter and Susan Converse are longtime neighbors of Marymount University and Peter currently serves on the Board of Trustees. Their generous gift to athletics led to the 2018 dedication of the Converse Family Sports Complex, which includes the Converse Family Field House (home to MU's basketball and volleyball programs) and Converse Family Field (a turf practice facility which is also used for other major campus events including Commencement). Peter is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Virginia Commerce Bank.
Pioneers of Marymount Athletics (Title IX)
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX, Marymount would like to recognize all varsity athletes from its pre-coeducation era with the Hall of Fame's inaugural "Pioneer Award." Any alumnae who competed in varsity intercollegiate competition before 1986 and who register to attend the event will be recognized at the ceremony. Moving forward, the Pioneer Award will be used to recognize significant contributors from the early years of MU Athletics, as well as team and individual accomplishments that qualify as "firsts" in a given sport.