The YMCA of Frederick County’s Alvin G. Quinn Sports Hall of Fame held its 41st Annual Memorial Banquet on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 6:00pm at the Downtown Y where seven new individuals were inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Each year we recognize individuals who, through their accomplishments and contributions in the field of athletics, bring honor to self and to Frederick County. Alvin G. Quinn was the Executive Director of the YMCA of Frederick County from 1919 to 1960. No individual has ever had such an impact on so many of the area’s young people during his 40 year career as did Mr. Quinn.
Photos From The Event
2017 HOF Inductees
In 2017, we honored the following new inductees listed from left to right (Scroll down for their Bios):
- Randy Richter, Darryl Whiten, Ron Manges, Rosalind Anderson, Franklin Martz, Jerome Nolan. Not pictured: Cara Consuegra.
RANDY RICHTER – Founder of Soccer and Lacrosse Officials Associations
Randy moved to Frederick County in 1985 and immediately made an impact on area sports programs. In 1992 he was one of the founders of the Western Maryland Youth Soccer Officials Association. Later, in 1996, he was a prime mover in creating the Western Maryland Soccer Officials Association. Perhaps his greatest contribution was in helping to bring high school lacrosse to Frederick County: The addition of high school lacrosse as a Frederick County interscholastic sport was due in large part to Randy’s efforts. In 1996 he founded the Frederick County women’s lacrosse program. He established the Western Maryland Lacrosse Officials Association in 1994. Over the years, he has officiated at more than 3,000 youth and high school soccer and lacrosse games.
DARRYL WHITEN – Outstanding Basketball Player, Coach, and Community Leader
As a three-year varsity basketball starter at Frederick High School, Darryl won numerous individual honors , including First Team All-City, FHS’ all-time assist leader, two-time team captain, and in 1981 was named the Frederick Courier Male Athlete of the year. He went on to be a three-year starter at Clarion University and captained the team his final two years. He returned to Frederick and got involved in coaching youth basketball camps and programs. He has coached at the high school level for many years and has been named several times by news outlets as Coach of the Year. He has been the color analyst for high school basketball games on WFMD/WFRE AM 930 for more than 15 years. He has been active in community service and is a motivational speaker for young athletes.
RON MANGES – Outstanding Football Coach and Basketball Announcer
Ron was an outstanding three-sport athlete at Fort Hill High School in Cumberland, Maryland. He was named to several all-league football teams and went on to University of Maryland on a football scholarship. After Ron moved to Frederick, he quarterbacked for the semi-pro Frederick Falcons, leading them to two Interstate League championships. From 1980-82 he was the Head Coach of the Falcons. In 1986 he became an assistant football coach for Walkersville High School where he served for 16 years, both as a quarterback coach and several years as the offensive coordinator. He helped coach the 1987 squad in winning the Maryland 2A State title. In 1986 he began 30 years of announcing basketball games at WHS and also for the Frederick Community College. He has served as the announcer for WHS baseball games.
ROSALIND ANDERSON – National Age Group Champion Hurdler
Rosalind was one of Frederick County’s finest female sprinters and hurdlers. Competing for the Frederick Track and Field Club in age group AAU competition, she was ranked as one of the 12 best hurdlers nationally. In 1975, she won the 100-meter hurdles in the National Junior Olympics. At age 16, she tied the American record in the 100-meter hurdles in the AAU National Women’s Junior-Senior Track and Field Championships. She was also a member of the elite FTC 400- and 800-meter relay teams that achieved national recognition. At a time when few athletic scholarships were available to women, Rosalind received a full scholarship to run track at Florida State University.
FRANKLIN MARTZ – Outstanding Baseball Player and Coach
Frank played baseball from an early age here in Frederick County. His Little League, Pony League, and Babe Ruth League teams won many state championships and regional titles. At Frederick High School, he was a member of the Maryland State Basketball Championship team, but he really excelled in baseball. In 1957 he was one of 21 players from around the country to be selected to play for the United States All-Star Team. He went on to play for the University of Maryland and was the recipient of the Bosey Berger Award as the most outstanding senior player. After graduation from UM, he returned to Frederick and coached at the Little League and American Legion levels. In 1995, he was inducted into the Maryland State Baseball Hall of Fame.
JEROME NOLAN – Record-Setting Place Kicker
Jerome, born and raised in Thurmont, was active in youth sports from an early age. Three of the five midget league football teams that he played on went undefeated. As a two-way starter on the undefeated Catoctin High School JV team, he also began his career as a place kicker. As a sophomore two-way starter for the varsity team, Jerome won all-MVAL and all-county honors as a place kicker and set a school record for PATs in a game. As a junior he was named a First Team all-area linebacker and kicker. As senior captain of the undefeated MVAL and region champion Cougars, he was named as the Frederick News Post Co-Defensive Player of the Year, along with repeating all-star honors from his junior year. He went on to set several team kicking and punting records at Towson University.
CARA CONSUEGRA – All-American Basketball Player and Outstanding College Coach
Cara grew up training and honing her basketball skills at the Frederick Young Men’s Christian Association. She was three times the basketball Frederick County Area Player of the Year. She led the Linganore Lady Lancers to two state championships and a 55-game win streak. In 1996 she was named to the AAU All-American Team. She went on to become a four-year starter for the Iowa Hawkeyes and captained her last three years. In her senior Hawkeye Big Ten Championship season, she was named the Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. She was All-Big 10 and AP Honorable Mention All-American. She was drafted by the WNBA Utah Starzz and played one season before embarking on a college basketball coaching career. She became the head women’s basketball coach at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2011.
Thanks to the Hall of Fame Committee for their continued dedication to the Alvin G. Quinn Sports Hall of Fame!
Thanks again to all the event sponsors:
- Frederick Track and Field Club
- Walkersville Lacrosse
- Western MD Lacrosse Officials Association
- Glory Days Grill
- Lighthouse Seafood & Deli
- Richter & Company
- Dunn The Snyder Way
- Topline Countertops, Inc.
- Maryland Financial Planners, Ltd.
And thanks to the following businesses that help make this event a special evening for all involved:
- Celebrations Catering
- Digital Bard
- Seiss Custom Woodworking & Tile
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