For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Mary's City, Md. – Carol (Schmoeller) Hatton '04 (Baltimore, Md./Catonsville) will part of the Greater Baltimore Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame Class of 2018. The induction ceremony will take place this Saturday, January 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, Md.
Hatton will be one of 10 inductees at Saturday's ceremony. The other inductees include Henry Ciccarone, Jr., Megan Huether Nicotra, Tiffany Schummer Hoffman, Frank Kelly, III, Jaqueline Milani, Garett H. Seivold, Kristen Waagbo Skiera, David H. Tickner, and Charles (Chooch) Turner, Jr.
"I credit my experience at St. Mary's both academically and athletically as life changing. I am truly humbled by this recognition and this Saturday will be a celebration of my coaches, teammates and the class of 2004. I am incredibly grateful for the educational, personal and professional opportunities and relationships that the sport of lacrosse has provided me. I am proud to continue to have a strong connection to the women's lacrosse program and the College," expressed Hatton.
Hatton is already a member of the St. Mary's College of Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame, having been inducted on October 1, 2010. Although she was a talented two-sport athlete at St. Mary's excelling in both volleyball and lacrosse, Hatton is being recognized this weekend for her achievements in the lacrosse world as a player and coach.
St. Mary's will be doubly represented at the ceremony as former Seahawk head field hockey (2003-07) and women's lacrosse coach (2004-06), Megan Block, will be Hatton's presenter.
AS A PLAYER
She shined on the field as a Seahawk midfielder, garnering Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors in 2004 and leading St. Mary's to four consecutive NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Championship Tournament appearances. Hatton was a two-time first team All-American (2003 and 2004), a three-time first team All-CAC selection, and a two-year team captain. In January 2015, she was named to the CAC Women's Lacrosse Silver Anniversary Team.
She led the Seahawks to a four-year overall record of 57-14 (16-4 CAC), four NCAA tournament appearances, and the 2002 CAC championship title. Hatton was a three-time first team all-conference pick at two different positions – twice at midfield and once at defense. She is currently second all-time in assists (112), third in points (255), and tied for fifth in goals (143), and eighth in ground balls (196). Hatton still holds the single-season record for assists with 50 in 2003 as well as the single-game record with eight assists against Goucher College on April 9, 2003.
AS A COACH
Hatton returned to her alma mater as the head women's lacrosse coach in 2006, posting a two-year mark of 23-14 (10-4 CAC) and leading the Seahawks back to the NCAA tournament in 2008 after a four-year absence. She mentored two All-Americans, nine all-region picks, and nine All-CAC selections as well as the 2008 CAC Rookie of the Year. Hatton became the first person in the history of Capital Athletic Conference women's lacrosse to be named both the CAC Player of the Year (2004) and the CAC Coach of the Year (2008).
Hatton also spent two seasons as the head women's lacrosse coach at Dickinson College (2010-13) and left fourth all-time with 30 career wins. She guided the Red Devils to a first-round appearance in the 2010 Centennial Conference tournament.
Erin McDonnell, the head women's lacrosse coach at St. Mary's since August 2015, proclaimed, "Words cannot express how excited I am for Carol, and how proud I am to call her a women's lacrosse alumna. The legacy she has left at St. Mary's, not only with her own team as a player and then as a coach, but also with our current team is exceptional. She is an alumna that a coach can only hope to have in their corner. She offers endless motivation and support to the girls, as well as advice and support to me personally. We can't wait to watch the impact she has had in the athletic world grow through her students at Roland Park [Country School]. St. Mary's is proud to call her our own!"
Since 2013, Hatton has served as the Director of Athletics at Roland Park Country School in Baltimore. She graduated from St. Mary's in 2004 with a bachelor's in human studies and then pursued a master's in exercise science from McDaniel College in 2006.
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