Emmitsburg, Md--Six new members are set to be inducted into the Mount St. Mary's University Athletics Hall of Fame. Christy Wicks Casler (C '98, Women's Soccer), Nicole Schroyer Gehret (C'97, Women's Basketball), Riley Inge (C'98, Men's Basketball), Theodore Kachnowski (C'53, Men's Basketball), the late Matt Moran (C'96, Men's Lacrosse) and Alex Watson (C'91, Men's Basketball) will be inducted into the hall of fame on Saturday, February 2nd.
The 2013 Mount St. Mary's Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony will be held at the Dillon Fieldhouse in the ARCC on Saturday, February 2, at 12:30 p.m.
Wicks Casler is the Mount's women’s soccer all-time scoring leader with 70 career points. The two-time First Team All-NEC selection appeared in 62 career games for the Mountaineers, tallying 24 goals and 22 assists for 70 points. She is the school's all-time leader in career goals, assists and total points. As a freshman in 1994, Wicks posted 10 goals and 10 assists for 30 points. All three of those marks are still school single-season records.
Schroyer Gehret scored 1,115 points in 116 career games for the Mount women’s basketball team, helping lead the team to two NCAA Tournament appearances. She was named the most valuable player of the 1995 NEC Tournament. She is 20th all-time at the Mount in career points (1,115) while adding 676 rebounds, 245 assists and 161 steals for her career.
The men's basketball team won 52 games during Inge's three seasons at the Mount. He helped lead the Mountaineers to the 1995 NCAA Tournament and the 1996 NIT Tournament. Inge was selected First Team All-NEC as a senior after earning Second Team All-NEC honors as a junior. A two-time member of the NEC All-Tournament team, he is 21st all-time at the Mount in scoring (1,285), fourth in assists (466) and fifth in steals (204). He set the Mount’s single-game record with 15 assists against Robert Morris in 1994.
Kachnowski was the second Mount men's basketball player to reach the 1,000-point plateau, finishing with exactly 1,000 points. He is 43rd on the Mount’s all-time scoring list while he averaged 10.2 points per game in 98 career games. An All-Mason Dixon Conference selection, he helped lead the Mount to a 20-win season his senior year.
Moran tallied 55 career goals and career 102 assists for the men's lacrosse program, placing him 11th on the all-time scoring list. His 102 assists are third in program history. He tallied 30 or more points in each of his four seasons at the Mount, topped by his junior season of 47 points (16 goals, 31 assists).
Watson is entrenched in a number of categories in the Mount's men's basketball record book. He finished his career with 1,182 points (27th all-time at the Mount) while he is in the top 10 in assists (6th, 450), blocks (5th, 123), steals (8th, 198) and field goal percentage (3rd, 58.3). A second team All-NEC selection in 1990-91, he set the school record for field goal percentage in 1987-88 (62.8 percent).
Established by the National Alumni Association in 1971, the Athletic Hall of Fame annually recognizes former Mount student athletes who "have exhibited athletic prowess of an outstanding nature in an intercollegiate sport."
Over the years, alumni and coaches from such sports as basketball, baseball, cross country, soccer, track, tennis, lacrosse, decathlon, field hockey, softball, golf and football have been honored. Since 1971, 150 student athletes, eight coaches, four teams and three supporters of Mount athletic programs have been inducted.