The George Mason Athletic Hall of Fame Committee has elected five athletes and one team as the Hall of Fame Class of 2013. This class will be honored in ceremonies to be conducted in the fall.
The Class of 2013 includes the following athletes and teams: football and baseball player Gerald “Todd” McNab, Class of 1964; soccer player Alex Fatovic, Class of 2004; soccer player Alison Penland, Class of 2004; football, basketball, and lacrosse player Matt Williams, Class of 2004; basketball player and cheerleader Maggie O’Toole, Class of 2006; and the 1986 boys’ tennis team.
McNab was a standout in football and baseball who received Division I college scholarship offers in both sports and later played intercollegiate baseball for two years at what is now Memphis State University. He then signed with the Cincinnati Reds and played a year for their Appalachian Rookie League franchise.
Fatovic was a premier goaltender for the boys’ soccer team who was voted to the first team All-District, All-Region, and All-State teams his junior and senior years and was District, Regional, and State Player of the Year in 2004 as well as Honorable Mention All-Met. In college, he was a three-year starting goaltender for Division I Long Island University Brooklyn and later played three seasons in the United Soccer League.
Penland was first team All-District, All-Region, and All-State her sophomore, junior, and senior years, and was District, Regional, and State Player of the Year in 2003 as well as Honorable Mention All-Met her junior and senior years. She later played women’s soccer at Division II University of Tampa and was a starting midfielder on their 2007 national championship team.
Williams excelled at football, basketball, and lacrosse. In football, he started for three years and won multiple All-District and All-Region honors. He was also Honorable Mention All-State his senior year. In basketball, he started his sophomore and junior years and was second team All-District as a junior. He was a dominant player in the early years of Mason boys’ lacrosse, always among the team leaders in goals, assists, points, and ground balls his freshman, sophomore, and junior years.
O’Toole won multiple honors in girls’ basketball and cheerleading. In basketball, she was a four-year starter and a three-time first team All-District selection as well as District Player of the Year her junior season. She was first team All-Region that same year. Her 1,087 points place her third on the all-time George Mason girls’ basketball career scoring list. She is also a member of the Fairfax Stars AAU basketball Hall of Fame. In cheerleading, she won second team All-District honors her freshman and junior years, was first team All-District as a senior, and captained the squad her junior and senior years.
The 1986 boys’ tennis team won the first of six straight state championships for George Mason High School in boys’ tennis. Anchored by future Hall of Famer Carlos Rodriguez, the young squad had no seniors, nine freshmen, four sophomores, and three juniors on its roster.
These athletes and this team will be recognized along with prior electees Kenneth “Powers” Shutts (1957), Colleen Winzeler (2000), and Travis Greene (2006) in the fall inductions. The 1962 baseball team will also receive a special achievement award.