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McHenry Selected to Tribe Athletics HOF Class of 2012
Updated: Sunday 01/05/2012 (ET)
by Jacob Skipper
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Former Tribe men’s golf standout John McHenry will be one of eight individuals inducted into the College of William and Mary’s Athletics Department Hall of Fame class of 2012 in a ceremony-taking place on Saturday, April 14 at Williamsburg’s Crowne Plaza Fort Magruder Hotel.  

McHenry was arguably one of the best men’s golfers in school history, as he was the lone Tribe linkster named to the Colonial Athletic Association’s 25th Anniversary team.

Upon his graduation in 1986, his career average of 74.72 was the best in school history, a mark he held until the 2005 season.  Additionally, his 1985-86 season average of 73.63 remains sixth best on record at W&M.  McHenry’s freshman average of 76.08 was the record at W&M until 2000-01 and remains seventh on the listing, and is the only average from before 2000 on top-10 list.  Overall, he averaged three strokes over par for his career, the fourth-best average in Tribe history.

McHenry still holds the single-season school record with 899 wins (1985-86), while his career total of 2,538 victories was the record until 2005, and still ranks second.  He was key in leading W&M to eight team titles, including the 1985 CAA Championship and 1985 District title.  During this run of success, McHenry won five individual tournament victories, which remains a school record.  He won the ECAC South/CAA championship in both 1984 and 1985 (tied with a teammate in 1985) and also won the Virginia state title in 1986.   Additionally, he was selected to the ECAC South/CAA all-tournament team three years from 1984-86 and Participated in the 1987 Walker Cup for the United Kingdom.

The College’s Class of 2012 includes: Brendan Harris (Baseball), Will Harvie (Men’s Tennis), Stephanie Loehr (Women’s Soccer), McHenry, Karen van der Merwe (Women’s Tennis), Margie Vaughan (Women’s Soccer / Lacrosse), Mike Tomlin (Football) and Raheem Walker (Football) and one entire squad, the 1982 women’s tennis team.  Additionally, two Tribe men soccer greats, Wade Barrett and Adin Brown, will also be formally inducted on the evening, as well.  The pair had each been selected in previous years (Barrett in 2010, Brown in 2011), but both had deferred their induction due to scheduling conflicts with their professional playing careers.

The event will start with a social hour at 6:30 p.m., with dinner served at 7:00 p.m.  

For more any further information, please contact Lisa Starbuck (757)221-1599, lastar@wm.edu), the College’s Director of Athletics Special Events.
    
The following are brief sketches of each remaining nominee:

Wade Barrett, Men’s Soccer, 1998
Barrett played at the College from 1994-97 and led the Tribe to an impressive 70-18-4 record to go along with a pair of CAA Championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances. In 1996, he was a starter for the Tribe as the program amassed a school record 20-3-1 record and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.

As a senior in 1997, Barrett garnered First-Team All-America honors and was named the CAA Player of the Year. He was a four-time First-Team All-CAA selection and a four-time all-state honoree. As a freshman in 1994, he garnered freshman All-America honors from Soccer America. Barrett was also a three-time NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region choice. He capped his career as one of only six Tribe players to amass over 100 career points, finishing with 102. He played in 88 games over his Tribe career, making 84 starts, both numbers rank among the top 10 in school history. He also ranked among the programs best in career goals (38-fourth), assists (26-seventh) and game-winning goals (12-third).

Barrett went onto a prolific career in professional soccer, spending 11 seasons in Major League Soccer (MLS) season and 13 as a professional overall.  He retired as a player from the Houston Dynamos in 2010 and ascended into the coaching ranks, where he is currently an assistant with the club.

Barrett was a member of three MLS Championships squads, including captaining the Houston Dynamo to back-to-back championships in 2006 and 2007. He started his professional career as a first round pick (12th overall) of the San Jose Earthquake in 1998, Barrett was named to the MLS All-Star team, the MLS Best XI and was a finalist for MLS Defender of the Year in 2002. He has also spent time training and competing with the United States Men’s National Team, and garnered International caps for the squad in both 2005 and 2007. Barrett also spent a pair of seasons abroad playing professionally in both Denmark and Norway.

Adin Brown, Men’s Soccer, 2000
Brown came into the program as a highly regarded scholastic player and lived up to expectations, as he graduated as one of only three keepers in the history of the NCAA to earn a pair of NCAA First Team All-America honors.  He was selected as a member of Colonial Athletic Association’s Silver Anniversary Team and was a four-time All-CAA selection (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999), including first team honors in 1998 and 1999.

He started his playing career in 1996 by earning the CAA’s Rookie of the Year and eventually went onto earn All-American designations – including first team selections in 1998 and 1999.  Additionally, Brown was a three-Time All-South Atlantic Region selection (1997, 1998, 1999) and a two-time CAA All-Tournament pick (1998 and 1999).  After his senior season, Brown was named as William and Mary Tribe Club Senior Male Athlete of the Year.

Brown manned the nets for some of the best teams in Tribe soccer history, as his squads advanced to the NCAA Championships during all four years of his career and he was a member of the 1996 and 1999 CAA Championship Teams.   William and Mary was 63-24-8 during his collegiate career.

He remains the College’s all-time record holder for saves (417), shutouts (34) and save percentage (.841) and ranks second in goals against average (0.86).  Brown still holds William and Mary single season record for saves (148 in 1998), shutouts (nine in 1997 and 1998) and save percentage (.876 in 1998).

Brown eventually went onto see playing time with the U.S. Under 23 National Team in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000 and was a member of the U.S. Olympic Team in 1999 and 2000.

He was drafted in the first round; third overall by the Colorado Rapids in the 2000 MLS SuperDraft, and spent five seasons with the MLS and then another five seasons playing aboard with Aalesunds FK in Norway.  His last playing destination was the Portland Timerbers (2010 – 11).

Brendan Harris, Baseball, 2001
Harris was one of the finest players to come through the Tribe program in recent years. After his junior season, Harris was selected in the fifth round of the 2001 MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs and has played for six MLB organizations.  Harris has played seven seasons in the majors and eight seasons in the minor leagues.

While at William and Mary, Harris put his name in no less than 13 of the College’s single-season offensive categories top-10 lists.  He was a 2001 First-Team All-CAA selection and a First-Team VaSID All-State.

For his career, Harris hit .363 with 36 homers, 59 doubles, 10 triples, and 160 RBIs.  His batting average fourth all-time at the College while he ranks second in doubles and career slugging percentage.  His finest statistical season came during the 2001 campaign that saw the Tribe win the CAA Championship, as he hit .390 with 18 home runs, 20 doubles, and 69 RBIs in 2001.

Will Harvie, Men’s Tennis, 1988

Will Harvie is one of two W&M men’s tennis athletes to be named the CAA Player of the Year twice during his career, joining W&M Hall of Fame selection Scott Mackesy. Harvie won the league player of the year award in both 1986 and 1987 after winning the top singles flight at the CAA Championships. He was an All-CAA honoree in both singles and doubles in 1986 and 1987. He teamed with Lawrence Craig in 1986 and Scott Mackesy in 1987 to win the top doubles flight at the CAA Championships.

Harvie currently ranks fourth on the W&M career singles winning percentage list at 66.3 percent. He is also 12th on the career doubles winning percentage list at 62.8 percent. He finished with a career singles mark of 65-33 and a career doubles mark of 59-35. He won 20 singles matches in 1986-87 and tallied a career-best 21-8 doubles mark in 1987-88. He was named to the CAA 25th Anniversary team in 2010.

Stephanie Loehr, Women’s Soccer, 1998
Loehr was a key cog during a very successful run for the women’s soccer program, as team earned three-straight league titles in her time on campus (1996 – 98) and made four-consecutive NCAA appearances.  She earned NSCAA All-American honors as a center defender in 1998 and was named as the William and Mary Athletic Department’s Female Athlete of the Year the same year.

A three-time All-Region selection (1995, 1997, 1998) and a four-time First-Team All-CAA choice (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998), Loehr was also named to Soccer Buzz Second-Team All-American honors after her senior year.

Loehr ended her career with one goal and eight assists, then went onto be drafted by Washington in the 11th-round of the inaugural W-USA Draft.

Karen van der Merwe, Women’s Tennis, 1993

Karen van der Merwe was a three-time All-American for the Tribe from 1991-93. She earned All-American honors in both singles and doubles in 1992, before garnering doubles accolades as a senior in 1993. As a senior in 1993, van der Merwe was named both the CAA and ITA East Region Senior Player of the Year.
    
van der Merwe holds the W&M school record for career singles winning percentage at 78.8 percent, while amassing a 78-21 ledger. She transferred to W&M after spending her freshman season and sophomore fall season at Trinity. During her junior (32-7) and senior (31-9) campaigns, van der Merwe won more than 30 singles matches. She finished her junior season in 1992 ranked No. 46 nationally in singles and No. 6 nationally in doubles. van  der Merwe concluded her senior campaign at No. 16 nationally in singles and No. 15 nationally in doubles. She finished her career with a 60-23 doubles mark (.723).
    
In 1992 and 1993, van der Merwe competed in both the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships. She advanced to the third round of the 1992 singles event along, before earning a spot in the quarterfinals of the 1993 doubles tournament along with Katrin Guenther. van der Merwe helped W&M to three CAA Championships (1991, 1992 and 1993), and two NCAA Tournament appearances (1991 and 1992). She was a two-time All-CAA choice in singles and a three-time All-CAA honoree in doubles.

Margie Vaughan (Snead), Women’s Soccer and Lacrosse, 1989
Vaughan (Snead) was four-year contributor to both the soccer and lacrosse teams and finished her senior season as a team-captain in both sports.  

A more accomplished lacrosse player, Vaughan was a two-time All-American (1988 and 1989) and earned a spot of the US National Team in 1989.  She was a defender in lacrosse, thus she has very few career statistics.  What we have available is as follows; 52 career games, with 16 total points (11 goals, five assists).  Her head coach, Feffie Barnhill, gave her a great deal of credit for being a leader on two very successful teams, as the 1988 squad went 11-2 and won the SAC Championship and the 1989 squad she captained was 12-3 and won both the SAC Championship and ECAC Title.  We didn’t join a league until the 1990 season, but she is one of 17 lacrosse players to earn multiple All-America honors.

A midfielder in soccer, she was mostly a reserve in the midfield.  Though, by her senior season, she had earned enough respect from her teammates to earn the role of captain.  That year, she helped lead a young team to a very respectable 15-4-2 record and a spot in the NCAA Championship field.

Mike Tomlin, Football, 1995
Mike Tomlin was a dynamic player and leader for the Tribe during his four-years on the football squad.  A three-year starter at wide receiver, Tomlin finished his career with 101 receptions for 2,046 yards and a school-record 20 TD catches.

A first-team All-Yankee Conference selection in 1994, he established a school record with a 20.1 yards-per-catch average.

He graduated with the fourth-best career receiving total (2,046) in school history, a mark that currently remains 10th on the all-time listing.  Additionally, his 20 career TD catches was the second-best total up his graduation, a figure that currently ranks fourth.  

A big play threat throughout his career, Tomlin owns the school record for both season and career average yards/catch, at 25.5 (1992) and 20.1, respectively.

The team won eight, or more, games in three of the four years he played regularly, including a pair of back-to-back nine win campaigns in 1992-93.  Tomlin was the team’s co-captain during the 1994 season, which saw the Tribe finish with an 8-3 mark.

After graduation, he embarked on a coaching career that has seen his star experience a meteoric rise, culminating in his being named the 16th head coach in Pittsburgh Steelers history on Jan. 22, 2007. Hired at the age of 34, Tomlin became only the third head coach hired by the Steelers since 1969.

Tomlin became the youngest head coach in NFL history to coach in and win a Super Bowl when he led the Steelers to a 27-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII. By winning the Super Bowl in only his second season as a head coach, he also became the fastest to win a Super Bowl title in Steelers history.

Tomlin is one of only seven coaches in league history to win a Super Bowl within his first two seasons as an NFL head coach. Tomlin finished his second season with a 12-4 regular-season record and his second consecutive AFC North Division title, becoming the only Steelers head coach to win division crowns in each of his first two seasons. He also set a record with 22 regular-season wins in his first two years at the helm and is the only Steelers head coach to win at least 10 games in each of his first two seasons. Tomlin’s .688 winning percentage (22-10) after two years is the best in Steelers history.

Raheem Walker, Football, 2001
Raheem Walker finished his playing career as one of the most decorated interior defensive lineman in school history.  Seeing action from his true freshman season (1996) through the 2000 season, he was one of the team’s most productive players.  He ended his career averaging 7.2 tackles a game from his defensive tackle position, including averaging better than 10 stops a game in his last two full seasons.

Walker earned a pair of All-America honors in his career (1998 and 2000), while being a first-team all-conference selection the same two seasons.  His finest year, statistically, was in 1998, when he registered a remarkable 125 tackles (63 solo), 15 TFLs, including five sacks and had nine QB pressures and a pair of passes defended and fumbles forced.  The 125 stops set the school’s record for tackles in a season by a down lineman, which still stands (and was 30 more than the next closet defensive lineman in conference that season).  The following year (1999) he came in as a pre-season all-American, but was forced to miss the entire season after a knee injury in the first game of the year.  

He recovered from the knee injury and returned for a stellar senior year that saw him record 106 total tackles (51 solo) and 9 TFLs (including four sacks).  The effort earned him an additional All-America honor and his final first-team all-conference accolade.

Raheem was a key contributor on one of the team’s finest defensive units in school history, as he played in all 13 games, starting three, on the 1996 unit that finished the season second overall in total defense.  
    
1982 Women’s Tennis Team
The 1982 Tribe women’s tennis team finished with a 17-3 record and went on to finish second at the 1982 AIAW Division II National Championships. The team placed second at the AIAW Region 2 Division II Tennis Championships and the AIAW Division II State Championships to earn a spot in the AIAW Division II National Championships.

Members of the 1982 team include: Cherie Dow, Marion Gengler, Lisa Milligan, Karen Dudley, Chris Wells, Margie Waters, Chris Mast and Anne Shoemaker. Dow, Gengler and Waters each earned All-America honors at the Division II National Championships.










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