ARLINGTON, Va. - The Marymount University Athletics Hall of Fame committee is proud to announce its 13th Class, set to be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday, October 12.
This year's class has three individuals and the Hall of Fame's very first team induction. The class consists of: Pat McGee (Men's Lacrosse, Class of 2000), Sarah Djuric (Women's Soccer, Class of 1997), Carah McMullen (Women's Lacrosse, Women's Soccer, Class of 2006), and the 1988 Women's Soccer team.
The induction ceremony will be a part of Homecoming Weekend, on Friday, October 12 at The Westin Arlington Gateway. Join the celebration by heading to our registration page here.
Men's Lacrosse, Class of 2000
"Deciding to play lacrosse and study finance at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia was the best decision I ever made. All the credit for being inducted into the Marymount University Athletics Hall of Fame goes to my talented teammates, our inspiring Coaches and Faculty, my loving supportive parents, and God in Heaven. Live to Be a Saint!" ~ Pat McGee
McGee was a four-year student-athlete on the men's lacrosse team from 1997 to 2000, playing in every game of his career. His senior season was one of his most prolific years, earning a spot on First-Team All-Capital Athletic Conference, playing in the USILA North-South All-Star game, while earning the Coaches Award for the Saints. He was the team captain and set several program records, some of which hold today.
At graduation, he sat first in season goals with 46 in 2000, scored the most goals in a single game with seven against Western New England in 2000, second in career goals with 116, third in season points with 55 in 2000, third in career points with 139, and the uncontested program leader in behind-the-back goals.
He was a part of the 2000 squad that still holds the program best record of 12-6, making its way into the top-25 national ranking twice and defeating three of its five ranked opponents throughout the season. After graduation, he represented Ireland on the National Lacrosse Team as he competed in the 2002 FIL Men's World Championship In Perth, Australia.
He is also a Co-founder of the James Shelton Endowed Scholarship at Marymount, a scholarship awarded to first-year Marymount students who have exemplified leadership qualities through extra-curricular activities and community involvement.
McGee continues to play lacrosse in Northern Virginia for Team Bushwood and at the Lake Placid Lacrosse Tournament for Cloudsplitters 35+.
He is the Vice President and Treasurer for SAIC, where is responsibilities include global treasury operations, capital structure, strategic financial planning, capital deployment, banking and rating agency relations, risk management, as well as mergers and acquisition support.
He earned his Bachelors degree in Finance at Marymount, and his Masters degree in Business Administration from Old Dominion University.
He resides in Ashburn, Virginia with his college sweetheart turned wife, Kristyn Togias McGee, and their three children, Olivia (9), Peter (7) and Brody (5). He coaches Olivia and Peter's lacrosse teams and serves on the board of directors for Ashburn Youth Lacrosse.
Women's Soccer, Class of 1997
"Playing soccer at MU was one of the highlights of my college years - being nominated and selected to be included in the Hall of Fame is an honor beyond my wildest dreams. I am humbled and grateful." ~ Sarah Djuric
Djuric played for the women's soccer program her freshman and sophomore seasons of 1993 and 1994, leaving an impact that still holds records to this day in the program and NCAA history. She was a goalkeeper that was named to First-Team All-CAC twice and continues to the hold the CAC single-season saves record with 350 in 1994. That record also still sits at sixth best in NCAA history for DIII, while ranking 18th in NCAA history in saves per game with 19.44. She is still the career and season saves leader in program history.
She hasn't played soccer since her days at Marymount, but is still an avid fan, watching games and cheering boisterously.
While at Marymount, she began working as a federal contractor for the Military Health System (MHS), a DoD entity that provides health care to active duty and retired U.S. Military personnel and their dependents. She has been fortunate to continue her career over the past 20-plus years within the MHS, leading teams responsible for delivering information technology solutions to the MHS to support and advance the delivery of health care to DoD patients.
She is currently working at ManTech International as the Capture Director for the Defense & Veterans Health group. Her core responsibility is to position ManTech as the contractor of choice for opportunities which align with our core capabilities and targeted growth with the MHS and Veterans Affairs.
Her husband, Mark, is a Captain at United Airlines. In July of 2017, they moved from their home in South Riding, Virginia to the Town of Herndon.
Djuric is a big advocate for animals and foster dogs with Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA) in Loudoun. They now have two Westies, Lacey and Lily, and Ricky, a tenacious Chihuahua/Shih Tzu mix.
Women's Lacrosse/Women's Soccer, Class of 2006
"I am extremely honored to be a member of Marymount's 13th Hall of Fame class! I am thrilled to join this elite class of athletes, many of whom I know to be exemplary individuals both on and off the field." ~ Carah McMullen
McMullen was a four-year dual-sport student-athlete, playing women's soccer and women's lacrosse from 2002-2006. She was a three-time All-CAC member, earning second team in 2005 for women's soccer, and second team for women's lacrosse in 2005 and 2006. She was also named to Second-Team All-State for Virginia as a defender on the women's lacrosse team.
Upon graduation, she ranked first in program history in career caused turnovers with 96 and first in season ground balls where she still holds with 79 in 2006. She also ranked second, where she still remains, in career ground balls with 222. Finally, she posted the second-best season caused turnovers twice with 26 in 2004 and 2006, a record that now ranks eighth in program history.
She was voted captain her senior year for both soccer and lacrosse, while being named the Team MVP.
She is still actively playing soccer twice a week (indoors and outdoors) in two different leagues. She also coached WAGS soccer from 2007-2017, taking a girls travel team from U10 until completion at the U19 age group.
McMullen transitioned jobs in August, leaving after 10 years at Williams Mullen, PC to start a new chapter as the Executive Litigation Secretary at Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino, LLP in Tysons Corner, Virginia.
She resides in Arlington with her boyfriend, Joe, and their dog, Mickey.
The 1988 Women's Soccer Team
"After two challenging seasons of growing pains, the '88 team was like a dream coming to fruition. A squad lacking seniors, they bonded quickly, played together as a team, and put on a clinic in accurate passing and team scoring, along with a very stingy defense. It was just a joy to be a part of. The dream lasted the entire season." ~ Former Head Coach Robert Meden
The 1988 Women's Soccer team still remains the best team in program history, sporting a 14-2-1 overall record. The "Dream Season" ranked atop the NCAA history book in 1988 as the most-improved won-lost record, going from 5-12-0 in 1997 to 14-2-1, an improvement of 9.5 games. The season still ranks tied for 10th in NCAA history.
Headed by captains Meggan Breen, Cindy Teel and Carla Vesper, the Saints made its way into the NSCAA national ranking for the first time in program history by the end of the season, ranking 19th out of then-150 DIII teams. The 1988 squad also had countless program records including 458 shots, 62 goals, 36 assists, 158 points, just 16 goals allowed, seven shutouts, and a 0.94 goals-against average.
On the offensive end, sophomore Carla Witt set a program record with 19 goals and nine assists for 47 points, as she became the first women's soccer player in program history to be tabbed an All-American. Freshman Bridget Keenan set a program record of 11 assists to go along with 16 goals for 43 points.
More on the awards, Witt was named First-Team All-South-Midwest Region, while Breen earned a spot on second team as a defender.
The team consisted of: Carla Witt, Bridget Keenan, Joy Daly, Carla Vesper, Kathie Kunkel, Amy Breen, Lisa Kaiser, Cindy Teel, Kelly Moore, Tricia Camperlengo, Robin Ebhardt, Karen McKay, Amy Besterfeldt, Lianne Benton, Meggan Breen, Traci Wescoe, Keli Hannan, Elizabeth Spangler, Chris Luongo, Emily Murphy, and Shani Sees. Head Coach Robert Meden was joined on his staff by Kate Kimener and Jean-Pierre Bell.