2018 Hall of Fame Inductees
Four alumni recognized at Homecoming.
This year’s William J. Mottola Athletics Hall of Fame Class include, shown below (from left): Joe Crowe ’06 (Football), Rebecca Allen ’08 (Volleyball), John Fairbanks ’52 (Baseball & Football) and Jed Johnson ’10 (Basketball).
Fairbanks had an outstanding football career with the Mariners, playing on both sides of the ball and serving as the team’s kicker at times. He was inducted into the Maine Maritime Academy Wall of Honor in 2014.
Crowe, an All-New England Selection and two-time First Team All NEFC selection, helped lead the Mariners to an ECAC Bowl Game as a player and was part of a team that won two Admiral’s Cups. Crowe also served as assistant football coach.
Allen, a two-time NAC All-Academic team selection and 2007 ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-America, was named to the NAC All-Conference team three times, and ranked first in the nation in service aces per game in 2007. Allen is the all-time leader in service aces with 329, ranks second in assists with 2,191 and 0.97 service aces per set. She holds the singles-season record for attack percentage (63.0) and service aces per set (1.30).
Johnson, the all-time scoring leader for Men’s Basketball with 1,618 points, averaged a career double-double of 18.2 points and 13 rebounds per game while shooting a career average of 54.6 percent from the floor. Johnson ranks first in program history in field goals made (632), free throws made (331), free throws attempted (474), rebounds (1,155), rebounding average (13.0), defensive rebounds (782), defensive rebounds average (8.8), offensive rebounds (373), and offensive rebounds average (4.2). He helped lead the men’s basketball team to 1999-2000 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Championship and 2001-2002 & 2002-2003 NAC Finals. Johnson was a four-year NAC All-Tournament team selection and a three-time NAC First Team All-Conference selection.█
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