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Join NJCAA Hall of Famers at Induction Ceremony

Nov. 4, 2010

      The National Junior College Athletic Association Region 20 Athletic Hall of Fame will induct four into its membership at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, following an afternoon of top-level basketball play.

      Anne Arundel Community College is hosting the Hall of Fame induction and Basketball Tip-off Classic on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. The 2 p.m. women’s game features the College of Southern Maryland vs. Hagerstown Community College. The 4 p.m. men’s game cues up the College of Southern Maryland vs. AACC. Both games take place in the David S. Jenkins Gymnasium.

      The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony takes place in the Student Union dining hall. The four honorees are Elizabeth Estevez, College of Southern Maryland; David Hayes, College of Southern Maryland; Cathy Jones-Faust, Hagerstown Community College; and Ralph Spry, Anne Arundel Community College.

      Estevez played a pivotal role during two of the most successful years in the history of College of Southern Maryland (CSM) softball. In 1999 and 2000, CSM tallied a combined 67-20 record, winning the Maryland JUCO Championship, the Region 20 Championship and participating in the NJCAA National Tournament both years. In 2000, the team ended its season ranked 7th in the nation.

      She was named to the All-Maryland JUCO team and the All-Region team both years. In 2000, Estevez was named to the NJCAA All-America 1st Team and to the NJCAA All-Tournament Team. She led the nation with a .99 ERA, was third in the nation in strike-out ratio with 1.11 per inning and fourth in the nation in total strike outs with 177. Estevez was named to the CSM Hall of Fame in 2005.

      Hayes is the NJCAA all-time goal-scoring leader in soccer with 102 goals in his two-year career at CSM. During his two seasons, CSM went 30-4 and won two MD JUCO titles (1995 and 1996) and the 1996 Region 20 Championship.

      His individual awards include NJCAA All-America 1st Team in 1995 and 1996, 1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-Conference and, for both seasons, All-Tournament team. Hayes played at Wingate University in 1997 and 1998, breaking the single-season scoring record with 33 goals and was selected All-Conference and All-American. After college, he continued to excel at the professional level and was selected to the 1st Team of the United Soccer League last season. Hayes was among four finalists for the 2009 First Division Defender of the Year award as a member of the Portland Timbers.

      He was a member of the D.C. United team that won the Major League Soccer cup in 1999. He has played professionally for the Richmond Kickers, Milwaukee Wave, Chicago Fire, Rochester Rhinos and Atlanta Silverbacks.

      Jones-Faust was a track and field athlete at Hagerstown Junior College (now Hagerstown Community College) and helped establish the women’s track and cross country teams as national-level programs.

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