The UMW sports Hall of Fame is set to welcome five new members to its 2018-19 class.
Basketball standouts Liz Hickey ’08 and Mike Lee ’07, lacrosse record-setter Caitlin Erickson Moore ’08, MBA ’12, baseball star Joe Kruper ’92, and longtime soccer and lacrosse coach Kurt Glaeser, professor emeritus of athletics, health, and physical education, will be honored at a ceremony Feb. 8, 2019, at the University Center.
Hickey, now the women’s basketball coach at Averett College, was a three-time All-American and the only UMW athlete to have her number retired. She helped the Eagles to three NCAA Tournament appearances, including the 2007 Division III Final Four. At graduation, she held school records for career points (303), season points (143), season assists (81), and points and assists in a game (18 points, 10 assists).
Lee was a top player as Mary Washington emerged as a regional power in the mid-2000s and remains the school’s record holder in three-point baskets in a game (11) and in a career (323). He was awarded the Capital Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year in 2004 and gained first-team All-CAC honors in a career that saw the Eagles win 68 games.
Moore, now UMW’s lacrosse coach, led the nation in assists and points per game as a senior in 2008 and still ranks in the Top 5 all-time in Division III for points and assists in a season (143 season points, 81 season assists). She earned All-America honors in her senior season.
Kruper was at the forefront of Mary Washington developing into a national power in the early 1990s and still ranks as the program’s all-time leader in career triples. He was named three times as a first team all-conference selection. He posted a career batting average of .384 and a career fielding average of .975.
Glaeser, who retired in 2016, was a successful coach for the women’s soccer and men’s lacrosse programs at Mary Washington. In soccer, he coached the Eagles to 12 conference titles and 12 NCAA Championship appearances, including the Final Four in 1992 and the Elite Eight in 1997 and 1998. Glaeser also led the men’s lacrosse program to the NCAA tournament in 2014. His combined 428 career wins in 27 years leave a lasting legacy in both programs’ history.
Tickets for February’s induction ceremony will be available online at umweagles.com.