Emmitsburg, Md. (January 26, 2019) – Mount St. Mary's University celebrated the careers of Bryan Cole (C'01), Beth Foster (C'04), Mychal Kearse (C'07), Aaron Price (C'98), and Josh Vittek (C'08) with their induction into the Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday as part of a ceremony at Dillon Fieldhouse.
Bryan Cole | Class of 2001 | Men's Lacrosse
A fierce competitor, Cole led the Mount men's lacrosse team to a pair of Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships during his four seasons with the Mountaineers. The Mount's all-time leader in ground balls (421), he finished his career with 69 goals and 31 assists for 100 points in 67 games played. As a senior, he set the Mount's single-season record by winning 68.8 percent of his face-offs (192 of 279), which was good for second in the nation that season. After his senior season, Cole was selected to play in the prestigious USILA North-South All-Star game. He went on to become an assistant coach for the Mountaineers from 2002-04.
Beth Foster | Class of 2004 | Women's Basketball
A two-time All-Northeast Conference performer, Foster is one of the top rebounders in the history of the Mount St. Mary's women's basketball program. Finishing her career with 1,225 points and 770 rebounds, Foster broke onto the scene her sophomore season, averaging a double-double with 15.8 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. Named All-NEC Second Team on a pair of occasions, Foster finished with 20 career double-doubles for the Mountaineers. She averaged a career-best 16.0 points per game as a junior, shooting 57.0 percent from the field while adding 9.3 rebounds per game. Foster also ranked in the top-five at the Mount in career blocks.
Mychal Kearse | Class of 2007 | Men's Basketball
A two-time Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Kearse will go down as one of the toughest players in Mount history. Kearse led the Mount in rebounding all four seasons with the Mountaineers, and his 725 career rebounds are second among all Mount players in the school's NCAA Division I era. Kearse finished his career with 1,060 points, averaging a career-best 11.5 points per game as a senior. Kearse was a key figure in helping lead the Mount's resurgence under head coach Milan Brown. As a senior, he led the team to its first NEC Tournament win in seven years. A sign of his work ethic, he tore his ACL at the end of his junior season, but came back in just six months and was in the starting lineup in the season opener at West Virginia.
Aaron Price | Class of 1998 | Track & Field
Price excelled in both the classroom and on the course for the track and field program at the Mount. As a senior, he was named the winner of the Mount's Monsignor John L. Sheridan Award in 1998, which is awarded to a student athlete, who through athletic and academic achievement, has exemplified the spirit and dedication demanded by intercollegiate athletics, and through such activity, has fostered the ideals of Monsignor John L. Sheridan and the Mount. He was the Northeast Conference's Scholar Athlete of the Year for both indoor and outdoor track as a junior, and was a repeat winner for the outdoor season as a senior. Price excelled in both cross country and track and field for the Mountaineers, earning 11 All-Northeast Conference honors in his four-year career. He twice earned All-NEC honors in cross country, and he had nine All-Conference honors in track and field. He earned First Team honors on seven occasions in track and field (four indoor and three outdoor), while adding a pair of All-NEC Second Team honors in outdoor track. He still is ranked in the Mount's all-time top-10 in the mile, 3000m and 5000m indoor, and the 1500m and 3000m outdoor.
Josh Vittek | Class of 2008 | Baseball
Holding the Mount's all-time record for home runs, Vittek will be remembered as one of the top players in school history. As a senior in 2008, he led the Mount to its first NCAA Tournament appearance, hitting .377 with 20 home runs, 16 doubles and 64 RBI. Vittek was named the NEC Tournament MVP after hitting .458 with four home runs and 12 RBI while leading the Mount to four straight wins out of the loser's bracket and to the tournament title. In the championship game, he drove home an NEC Tournament record six runs while going 4-for-4 with a home run in the Mount's 14-2 victory over Monmouth to give the Mount its first-ever bid to the NCAA Tournament. Vittek broke 13 records at the Mount, and still holds school records in hits, runs scored, home runs, RBI, doubles, games played, at bats and total bases. Named All-Northeast Conference (First or Second Team) in each of his four seasons at the Mount, he was the league's Rookie of the Year as a freshman in 2005. Vittek finished his four-year career with a .335 average, 44 home runs, 60 doubles and 175 RBI in 195 games played.