The induction honors a pair of former student-athletes from men’s basketball, women’s basketball and women’s soccer, while the women’s volleyball and men’s soccer teams are also represented.
All-time leading scorers Jerel McNeal (2006-09) and Krystal Ellis (2006-09) were selected from men’s and women’s basketball, respectively, and are joined by former national defensive player of the year, Jim McIlvaine (1991-94), and WNBA draftee Angel Robinson (2008-11).
Kerry McBride (2008-11) and Natalie (Kulla) Meyer (2007-11) were selected for their roles in the women’s soccer program’s unparalleled run of success during the early portion of this decade. The pair helped MU to four-straight NCAA Championship appearances and began a run that saw the Golden Eagles drop just one conference match in the four years from 2010-13.
Former AVCA All-American Ciara Jones (2008-11) was part of an instrumental group of women’s volleyball players who helped start a run of seven consecutive NCAA tournament appearances that extends to the current day. She helped MU to its first NCAA appearance in 2011 as a senior.
Jose Itarte (1982-85) is the all-time leading scorer for the men’s soccer program with 52 career goals, along with fellow M Club Hall of Famer Hayden Knight. He paced two of the highest scoring men’s soccer teams in program history and led MU in goals all four years.
To be eligible for induction in the M Club Hall of Fame, student-athletes must be five years removed from their final year of eligibility at Marquette. The date and time of the induction for this class will be announced later this spring.
Two-time All-BIG EAST First Team selection, 2006-07 and 2007-08
All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention, 2008-09
All-BIG EAST Rookie Team, 2005-06
2008 WNIT Champion and MVP
2007 BIG EAST All-Tournament Team
Years as MU leader in: scoring (2), assists (1) and steals (3)
Part of first four MU teams in the BIG EAST Conference
One of three Golden Eagles to score 40 points in a game (vs. Kentucky, March 30, 2008)
MU career ranks: o 1st in scoring (1,940) o 2nd in free throw percentage (.815) o 3rd in field goals made (669) o 3rd in 3-point field goals (214) o 4th in steals (240) o 5th in 3-point field goal percentage (.370) o 5th in free throws made (388) o 6th in games played (129)
First Marquette player with over 1,500 points, 500 assists and 250 steals
Sixth-highest scorer with 1,699 points
All-time leader in games played (134) and started (132)
All-BIG EAST First Team, 2010-11
All-BIG EAST Second Team, 2008-09 and 2009-10
All-BIG EAST Freshman Team, 2007-08
WNIT Champion in 2008; all-tournament selection
Led MU to an NCAA tournament appearance in 2011, while leading squad in points, assists and steals
Years as MU leader in: scoring (3), assists (4), rebounds (1), steals (3)
Drafted 22nd overall in the 2011 WNBA draft by the New York Liberty (only MU player ever drafted)
MU career ranks: o 1st in games played (134) o 1st in games started (132) o 6th in scoring (1,699) o 2nd in steals (570) o 2nd in free throws made (434) o 3rd in assists (570) o 9th in field goals made (587) o 13th in rebounds (640)
MU record in her tenure: 60-22-9 (34-6-4 BIG EAST)
Marquette’s McCahill Award winner, 2011
Two-time BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year, 2010, 2011
All-BIG EAST First Team, 2010, 2011
All-BIG EAST Second Team, 2009
Senior CLASS Award All-American Team, 2011
NSCAA All-Northeast Region Second Team, 2010, 2011
TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Season Third Team, 2011
CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team, 2011
CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team, 2011
BIG EAST Female Scholar Athlete of the Year, 2011
US U-23 Women’s National Team member, 2010
NSCAA Scholar All-Central Region First Team, 2010, 2011
Four NCAA tournament appearances, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011
Three-time BIG EAST American Division Champions, 2009, 2010 and 2011
MU career ranks: o 1st in goals against average (0.74) o 1st in career shutouts (43) o 2nd in career victories (58) o 2nd in win percentage (72.9 percent: 58-19-8) o 2nd in career minutes in goals (7,835:04) o 3rd in career goals allowed (64) o 4th in career saves (220) o 7th in career save percentage (77.5 percent) o 8th in career saves per match (2.59)