2009 Hall of Honor
By his own admission, Marc Cohen is not a leader, nor is he a follower. He chooses his own direction and devotes all of his energies to it, never expecting anyone to follow. His decision to attend Beloit College and play soccer followed that thinking. Most thought his goal was a Division I soccer program but, he wanted a small college atmosphere where he could contribute significantly to the soccer program. Under those circumstances he became a leader, and his contributions to the Buccaneer Soccer program are etched in the record books. A four-year letterwinner for the Bucs, he earned First Team All-Midwest Conference recognition in each of his four seasons. He was an All-State honoree in the last three seasons and in his senior season earned All-Midwest Region honors, one of only eight Buccaneers to earn that recognition in the history of the program at Beloit. He was also the team Most Valuable Player and Golden Boot Award recipient as a senior. His name remains prominent today in the record book, with the third-most goals scored in a season (12) and a career (34) and the third-most points in a season (31) and in a career (84). The quiet person who would become a leader graduated with a degree in Psychology and continues to succeed today as a teacher in The Woodlands, Texas.
Marie Mullooly wasn’t born basketball crazy. She actually avoided the sport in grade school. Fortunately for Beloit College, she changed her thinking. She brought her desire to play along with a strong and positive self image to Beloit from nearby Clinton, Wisconsin, where as a player for the Buccaneer Women’s Basketball team, Mullooly helped lead the program through four amazing seasons. A four-time letterwinner, she earned All-Midwest Conference recognition in her last three seasons, including First Team as a sophomore and senior. She helped lead the team to a 75-25 overall record during those four seasons with two MWC Championships and three straight NCAA Division III Tournament appearances. She still stands as the #6 all-time scorer with 1,176 points and in blocked shots with 243. She also ranks in the top three in career field goals and rebounds. The MWC Player of the Year as a senior, she finished her career with All-American recognition on the Kodak Division III team. Graduating with a Psychology degree, she continues to inspire today as a teacher in the Lake Zurich, Illinois, School District.
It is said that the single most difficult thing in sports is to hit a ball with a bat. If that is the case, Carrie Bieniek had the ability to make that task seem like child’s play during her time at Beloit College. A four-time First Team All-Midwest Conference player, Bieniek remains to this day the most prolific power hitter in Buccaneer Softball history, holding both the season (9) and career (17) records for home runs. But she wasn’t just a long ball hitter. She is also the all-time season and career leader in hits (44/140), average (.478/.417), and runs-batted-in (40/94). Her abilities, combined with her teammates’, helped lead the Bucs to a record of 79-35 during her four seasons, including 32-8 in MWC play. The team hit the top of the MWC in 1996 when the squad won its first and, to date, only conference championship. Even in the years since her graduation with a degree in Psychology, she has continued to lead, working as a Case Manager for adults with developmental disabilities at Bell Therapy in Milwaukee.
The bigger the situation, the bigger Mike Meteyard played. From his high school days as the team captain for his conference champion Racine Park football squad to a record-setting turn as one of the best tight ends in Buccaneer Football history to a no-stealing-allowed catcher for the Buccaneer Baseball team, he rose to the challenge every time it was laid in front of him. From the beginning as the Rookie of the Year in both football and baseball, Meteyard left an indelible mark on two sports. In football, he continues to set the standard as the all-time leader in receptions (162) and receiving yards (2,180) while sharing the receiving touchdowns mark with 14. He earned All-Midwest Conference honors three times, including First Team as a sophomore and senior, and was a Sporting News Pre-Season All-American before his senior season. In Baseball, he was All-MWC three times, earning First team as a sophomore and junior, won the team Most Valuable Player award as a senior and earned pre-season All-American honors twice. At graduation, he was the all-time leader in seven categories and still ranks in the top four in those same categories, including #1 in runners caught stealing (36) and #3 in stolen bases (29). The first modern Buccaneer to play professional baseball, he played one season in independent ball. He also spent some time in the college football coaching ranks at Loras College. Meteyard now works in management for the Target Corporation in his hometown of Racine, Wisconsin, while continuing in football coaching at Racine Park.