On Friday morning, Maryville College Director of Athletics Kandis Schram welcomed six new inductees to the Maryville College Wall of Fame in a ceremony in front of over 150 family, friends, and fans of the honored Fighting Scot legends.
Lee Taylor- Lee was a force on the Fighting Scots' defensive line from 1973-1976. His efforts helped turn around a team that went 0-9 to 7-2 the next season and set the foundation for MC to post a 38-16-1 record over the next six seasons.
Jennifer McCafferty- Jennifer was the setter and floor general on the MC Volleyball team that earned an NCAA bid in 1993. She roamed the softball outfield in the spring and was Coach Schram's first student-athlete to be nominated for Academic All-American consideration.
Thomas Smith- Thomas is Maryville's only three-time All-American that dominated on the offensive line. The MC football record book is littered with teammates with some of the best rushing stats in Fighting Scots history. From 1991-1994 six single game records were established, four single season rushing marks were set, and 10 career bench marks were set, the common denominator…simply run behind the best offensive lineman in MC history.
Scott Fletcher- Fletch will go down in history as the 17th leading scorer in MC basketball record. He is a member of the MC basketball 1,000 point club with a total of 1,209 points. He accumulated close to 500 rebounds while holding the career field goal percentage mark at an amazing 60.1%. For his career he averaged right at 16 points a game.
Molly Hewa Sers – Molly was an athletic defender on MC's first varsity soccer team for Coach Jerry Litton and led Coach Pepe Fernandez's Scots to their first top 25 ranking in 1992. Molly was also a recipient of the1993 J.D. Davis Award for being a standout student-athlete on the pitch and role model for future Scots to emulate.
Coach Phil Wilks- Coach Wilks brough stability into the football program from 1988-2002. He is the second winningest coach in the Fighting Scots' 119 year football history. He helped develop the modern day Lloyd L. Thornton Stadium and the renovation of Honaker Field. In 15 seasons, he produced seven All-Americans, a pair of Academic All-Americans, a Disney Scholar Athlete Finalist, a Burger King Scholar Athlete winner, and an AFCA All-Good Works Team Member.
A complete list of Maryville College Wall of Fame honorees can be found at: http://www.mcscots.com/information/Wall_of_Fame
A complete bio, story, and video presentation will be posted on www.mcscots.com following all Homecoming activities.
Welcome to the Wall of Fame Lee Taylor, Jennifer McCafferty, Thomas Smith, Scott Fletcher, Molly Hewa Sers, and Coach Phil Wilks.