Marquette announces newest M Club Hall of Fame class

Marquette University has announced its newest inductees into the M Club Hall of Fame, including men's basketball players Jae Crowder and Lazar Hayward, women's volleyball players Danielle Carlson and Elizabeth Koberstein, men's soccer player Jim Welch and women's soccer player Maegan Kelly.

All six pushed Marquette to national prominence in Blue & Gold and all but Welch competed at MU within the last decade.

While Crowder (2011-12) and Koberstein (2012-13) had brief two-year stays on campus, each left indelible marks on their respective programs as BIG EAST Conference Players of the Year. Crowder garnered Associated Press Second Team All-America honors in 2011-12, while Koberstein earned third team all-America honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association in 2013.

Koberstein joined forces with two-time AVCA All-American Danielle Carlson (2009-12) during the 2012 season before Koberstein led the women's volleyball program to its only BIG EAST regular season and tournament titles in 2013. Carlson's final two years coincided with MU's first two of eight consecutive NCAA Championship berths, a streak that continues to the present day.

Hayward (2007-10) was part of four NCAA tournament teams and is the only player in MU history to accrue over 1,800 points and 900 rebounds in his career. He is Marquette's all-time leader in games play and was a first round selection in the 2010 NBA draft.

Kelly (2010-13) led the women's soccer program to unparalleled heights, helping the Golden Eagles to four NCAA tournaments, including two Sweet 16s. The NSCAA Third Team All-American left as MU's all-time leader in assists and won four BIG EAST regular season titles and a pair of tournament championships. During her tenure, the Golden Eagles went a remarkable 39-1-1 in a loaded BIG EAST Conference.

Welch (1995-98) graduated as men's soccer's all-time saves and wins leader and was a two-time All-Conference USA performer. He helped MU to the 1997 NCAA tournament and sits in the top-10 of nine different goalkeeping categories at Marquette.

To be eligible for induction in the M Club Hall of Fame, student-athletes must be five years removed from their final year of eligibility at Marquette. The date and time of the induction for this class will be announced later this fall.

The Danielle Carlson File:

Women's Volleyball (2009-12)

  • MU record during tenure: 92-38 (42-15 BIG EAST)
  • Helped MU to first two NCAA tournament berths in 2011 and 2012
  • 2011 and 2012 AVCA All-American Honorable Mention (MU's first two-time AA)
  • AVCA All-Northeast Region (2011, 2012)
  • CoSIDA/Captial One Academic All-America Second Team (2012)
  • CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District 6 (2012)
  • BIG EAST Conference All-Tournament Team (2012)
  • All-BIG EAST First Team (2011, 2012)
  • Senior CLASS Award Nominee (2012)
  • 2012 Ambassador Hotel Golden Eagle Classic MVP and all-tournament at other three non-conference tournaments; all-tournament three times in 2011
  • All-BIG EAST Preseason Team (2012)
  • Three BIG EAST weekly honors in 2012
  • Four-time BIG EAST All-Academic Team (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • 2012-13 BIG EAST Conference Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award (women's volleyball)
  • 2011-12 BIG EAST Conference Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award (women's volleyball)
  • 2012-13 BIG EAST Conference Institutional Female Scholar-Athlete Award (Marquette)
  • 12th player in Marquette history to reach 1,000 career kills
  • 2012 hitting pct. mark of .398 was 10th in NCAA Division I
  • MU single-season ranks:
    • No. 2 in attack percentage (.385 in 2011)
    • No. 3 in attack percentage (.398 in 2012)
  • MU career ranks:
    • No. 1 in attack percentage (.358)
    • No. 12 in kills (1,061)

The Jae Crowder File:

Men's Basketball (2011-12)

  • MU record during his tenure: 49-23 (23-13 BIG EAST)
  • BIG EAST Player of the Year (2011-12)
  • Associated Press Second Team All-American (2011-12)
  • John R. Wooden Award All-America Team (2011-12)
  • All-BIG EAST First Team (2011-12)
  • John R. Wooden Award Finalist (2011-12)
  • NABC Coaches' All-American Third Team (2011-12)
  • NABC All-District 5 Second Team selection (2011-12)
  • Two Sweet Sixteen appearances (2010-11, 2011-12)
  • Two-time leading rebounder
  • Team captain as senior
  • Two NCAA appearances (2009-10, 2010-11)
  • Drafted 34th overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2012
  • No. 2 in single-season steals (88 in 2011-12)
  • MU career ranks:
    • No. 41 in points (1,049 points)

The Lazar Hayward File:

Men's Basketball (2007-10)

  • MU record during his tenure: 96-42 (44-26 BIG EAST)
  • Associated Press All-American Honorable Mention (2009-10)
  • All-BIG EAST First Team (2009-10)
  • All-BIG EAST Second Team (2007-08)
  • All-BIG EAST Tournament Team (2009-10)
  • Led MU in rebounding during three seasons
  • MU leading scorer in 2009-10 (18.1)
  • Team captain (2009-10)
  • Bronze medal with USA Basketball in World University Games: 2009
  • Four NCAA appearances (2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10)
  • Drafted by Washington Wizards in the first round (No. 30) of the 2010 NBA Draft
  • MU career ranks:
    • No. 1 in games played (138)
    • No. 3 in scoring (1,859 points)
    • No. 3 in field goals made (667)
    • No. 5 in rebounds (910)
    • No. 7 in wins (96)
    • T-No. 10 in steals (158)

The Maegan Kelly File:

Women's Soccer (2010-13)

  • MU record during tenure: 70-15-6 (39-1-1 BIG EAST)
  • NSCAA All-America Third Team (2013)
  • All-BIG EAST First Team (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • NSCAA All-Northeast Region First Team (2013)
  • NSCAA All-Northeast Region Second Team (2012)
  • NSCAA All-Northeast Region Third Team (2011)
  • BIG EAST All-Tournament Team (2012, 2013)
  • BIG EAST All-Freshman Team (2010)
  • MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List (2012)
  • TopDrawerSoccer.com Third Team (2013)
  • Led MU in points all four seasons
  • Led MU in goals three seasons
  • Led MU in assists three seasons
  • BIG EAST Division Championships (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • BIG EAST Tournament Champion (2012, 2013)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • NCAA Sweet 16 (2010, 2012)
  • MU record for points in a match (10 vs. North Dakota on Sept. 4, 2011)
  • MU record for goals in a match (4 vs. North Dakota on Sept. 4, 2011)
  • Tied for MU single-season points record (40 in 2011)
  • MU career ranks:
    • No. 1 in assists (37)
    • No. 3 in goals (39)
    • No. 2 in points (115)
    • T-No. 4 in matches played (91)
    • No. 5 in match-winning goals (11)
    • No. 3 in career points per match (1.26)
    • T-No. 2 in penalty kick goals (3)

The Elizabeth Koberstein File:

Women's Volleyball (2012-13)

  • MU record during tenure: 53-13 (28-3 BIG EAST)
  • Marquette M Club McCahill Award winner (2014)
  • AVCA Third Team All-American (2013)
  • AVCA Honorable Mention All-American (2012)
  • AVCA All-Region (2012 and 2013)
  • Volleyball Magazine Third Team All-American (2013)
  • BIG EAST Player of the Year (2013) - (MU's first)
  • All-BIG EAST First Team (2012, 2013)
  • BIG EAST Tournament Champion (2013)
  • All-BIG EAST Championship Team (2012, 2013)
  • CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team (2013)
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District (2013)
  • BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award for women's volleyball (2013)
  • NCAA tournament appearances (2012, 2013)
  • Two-time BIG EAST All-Academic Team (2012, 2013)
  • Team Captain (2013)
  • MU single-season ranks:
    • No. 4 in assists (1,455 in 2012)
    • No. 5 in assists (1,413 in 2013)
  • MU career ranks:
    • No. 3 in assists (2,868)

The Jim Welch file:

Men's Soccer (1995-98)

  • MU record during tenure: 42-34-9
  • All-Conference USA First Team (1997 and 1998)
  • All-Conference USA Honorable Mention (1995)
  • United Soccer Coaches All-Region First Team (1997)
  • United Soccer Coaches All-Region Second Team (1998)
  • Played every minute in 1998, recording nine shutouts
  • Most Valuable Goalkeeper (1996 C-USA Tournament)
  • C-USA All-Freshman Team (1995)
  • C-USA regular season champion (1997)
  • NCAA Tournament participant (1997)
  • Four-time C-USA Player of the Week
  • Freshman and sophomore records for saves in a season
  • MU career ranks:
    • MU and C-USA's all-time leader in career saves (385)
    • No. 1 in minutes (8,112)
    • No. 2 in shutouts (26)
    • No. 3 in matches started (84)
    • No. 4 in matches played (84)
    • No. 5 in GAA (1.24)
    • No. 1 in victories (42)
    • No. 6 in saves per match (4.34)

No. 8 in save pct. (.775)

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