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Five to be Inducted into Bobcat Hall of Fame as Part of Homecoming Festivities
10/13/2003

FROSTBURG, MD — Frostburg State University will add five members to the Bobcat Athletics Hall of Fame at its annual induction dinner Friday, October 17 as part of the Homecoming Weekend activities.

Cross country and track and field great Matt Cline '78, baseball standouts Larry Sporer '85 and Mark Liller '92, basketball star Nicole Bashaw '93 and lacrosse standout Maggie Murphy ‘92 represent the 33rd class to be inducted.

The additions bring the total number of members in the Bobcat Athletics Hall of Fame to 133.

Cline was one of FSU's best middle-distance runners, setting a school record of 3:49.2 in the 1,500-meters in 1978.

He won numerous NAIA District 18 and Mason-Dixon Conference titles during his career and set district and conference records on several occasions.

He also established FSU track records at 1,000 yards, one mile, two miles and 1,500-meters.

Sporer enjoyed an outstanding baseball career from 1982-1985.

One of FSU's best defensive catchers with a rifle arm, Sporer helped lead the Bobcats to a 52-21 mark in his final two seasons, including a 29-5 finish and a berth in the NCAA Tournament as a junior.

As a senior, Sporer earned NCAA Division III South Regional All-America honors after hitting .410 with a school-record 55 hits (that now ranks third).

His .381 career batting average in ninth in school history, and he is also tied for ninth all-time with 122 career hits.

Liller was a four-year letterwinner with the Bobcat baseball team from 1989-92.

He compiled a .386 batting average, 136 hits (including 28 doubles), 81 RBI and a .559 slugging percentage.

He posted batting averages of .427 and .426 over his final two seasons, making him just the fourth Bobcat to hit over .400 twice.

He was named Team MVP, ESAC MVP, All-ESAC, NCAA All-South Region and NCAA All-America honorable mention in both his junior and senior seasons.

He helped FSU to an 84-42 overall record, two ECAC South Tournament titles and an ECAC South Tournament runner-up finish in his career.

Bashaw, a four-year letterwinner from 1989-93, she started 108 of 109 games in which she played during her career and helped FSU to an 88-22 overall record, the 1990 ECAC Championship, the second round of the 1991 NCAA Tournament and ESAC crowns in 1991, 1992 and 1993.

As a senior, she was named the ESAC Player of the Year as well as the Bobcat Female Athlete of the Year.

She graduated as FSU's second-leading scorer with 1,675 points and also ranked third with 1,103 rebounds.

She is one of just four Bobcat women to record 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.

Murphy was the most prolific player in Bobcat women's lacrosse history.

A four-time Brine South Regional All-America selection, Murphy set all-time FSU marks with 182 goals, 150 assists and 332 points.

As a junior, she had 39 goals and 56 assists as FSU finished 15-1 and won both the Maryland College Tournament and the ECAC Mid-East Championship.

In her senior season, Murphy led the Bobcats to a 14-3 mark and the program's first-ever NCAA Division III Tournament berth, scoring a career-high 52 goals and adding a school-record 70 assists.

She took home numerous honors, including Brine Coaches All-America first team, USWLA All-America honorable mention, ECAC Scholar Athlete, and FSU NCAA Woman of the Year.

The evening will begin with a social starting at 5:30 p.m., with the dinner and induction ceremonies to follow. Tickets are $18 per person.

For more information, contact Jack Aylor at (301) 687-4161.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu