Four former student-athletes will be inducted into the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Hall of Fame on Friday, October 1, as part of the annual Hawktober Festival — St. Mary’s Homecoming weekend. The induction ceremony will be held on Friday evening at Daugherty-Palmer Commons.
The Hall of Fame inductees are Carol (Schmoeller) Hatton (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville HS), Alun Oliver (Ponty Pool, Wales/Oldham A.C.), and Mia Oliver (Jenkintown, Pa./Jenkintown HS) while Michael Loughran will be enshrined as an Athletic Legend.
“I am excited to announce the induction of these four high-caliber former student-athletes into our Athletic Hall of Fame,” stated Scott Devine, Director of Athletics and Recreation at St. Mary’s. “Being inducted into the Hall of Fame is the highest honor an athlete or coach can receive from their institution and these fine individuals are extremely deserving of the honor that has been bestowed upon them. I’m looking forward to the induction ceremony as part of our Hawktober Festival.”
A brief description of this year’s inductees follows. For more detailed information, please contact Nairem Moran, Sports Information Director, at 240-895-4482 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael Loughran ’75 was a scholar-athlete at St. Mary’s as a letter winner on the men’s lacrosse team. After graduating, Loughran returned to his alma mater first as an assistant coach before taking over the reins of the program in 1981. He helped spread his passion for lacrosse to surrounding area around St. Mary’s as the founding director of St. Mary’s County Youth Lacrosse Club while leading Leonardtown High School to four consecutive Southern Maryland Athletic Conference championships (2005 to 2008). Loughran also guided Great Mills High School to the SMAC title in 2000. For his efforts at Leonardtown, he was named the SMAC Coach of the Year two years in a row.
Carol (Schmoeller) Hatton ’04 was a talented two-sport athlete for the Seahawks during her career, excelling in both volleyball and lacrosse. In volleyball, Hatton was a four-year letter winner and served as a co-captain during her senior year. At the time of her graduation, the outside hitter ranked fifth in school history in digs and ninth in kills. She shined on the lacrosse field as a Seahawk midfielder, garnering Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors in 2004 and leading St. Mary’s to four consecutive NCAA appearances. Hatton was a two-time first team All-American (2003 and 2004), a three-time first team All-CAC selection, and a two-year team captain. She returned to her alma mater as the head women’s lacrosse coach in 2006, posting a two-year mark of 23-14 and leading the Seahawks back to the NCAA tournament in 2008 after a four-year absence.
Alun Oliver ’04 left St. Mary’s as the all-time leader in assists in Seahawk men’s soccer history as Oliver dished out 41 assists during his four-year career. The Welsh native also finished second in scoring with 123 points and third in goals with 41. Oliver put his mark on the Capital Athletic Conference record books as well, ranking third in assists, fourth in points and eighth in goals. He earned 2000 CAC Rookie of the Year as well as 2002 CAC Player of the Year honors. Oliver was a three-time NSCAA/adidas® All-South Region pick, including first team selections in 2002 and 2003 along with being a four-time all-conference.
Mia Oliver ’04 was also a dual-sport athlete at St. Mary’s, starring for both the field hockey and lacrosse squads. The Jenkintown, Pa. native was a two-time IWLCA All-American and three-time all-region selection in lacrosse, helping the Seahawks to four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances and the 2002 Capital Athletic Conference championship title. Oliver became just the second Seahawk to earn all-region honors in the history of the field hockey program and led St. Mary’s to its first-ever back-to-back 10-win seasons in 2003 and 2004. A four-time All-CAC honoree, she is tied for the all-time lead in defensive saves with 15.