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MCC to Honor Four New Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees[Tuesday, January 29, 2019]
Amy Maretich-Lane, Lindsay Swienberg-Wians, Michele Zimmerman, Walter “Wally” Reynolds
McHenry County College Athletics Department will host a Hall of Fame induction on Thursday, January 31 at approximately 7 p.m. The induction will take place between the Women’s Basketball game and Men’s Basketball game. The 2019 Induction class includes players and coaches.
“We are proud to honor this year’s inductees, to share their accomplishments and contributions to MCC and thank them for being part of our Scot Family. We have amazing individuals to shine the spotlight upon,” said Director of Athletics Karen Wiley.
Amy Maretich-Lane was an outstanding Women’s Tennis player 2000-02. The Johnsburg High School graduate was the #2 women’s tennis singles ISCC champion in 2000 and 2001. In 2001 and 2002 she qualified for the NJCAA national tournament with her doubles partner, Lindsay Sweinberg-Wians. The team finished in ninth place at the prestigious NJCAA national tournament in 2002. She graduated from MCC with her Associate of Science degree and earned her business degree at Columbia College of Missouri - Crystal Lake campus and was employed with Sears Holding corporate offices. She is currently working as a stay-at-home mom and resides in Richmond with her family.
Lindsay Swienberg-Wians was also an outstanding Women’s Tennis player 2000-02. The Cary High School graduate earned the #1 singles ISCC championship in 2000 and 2001. She also qualified for the NJCAA national tournament as the #1 singles player from Region IV. She and her doubles partner, Amy Maretich-Lane, were NJCAA national qualifiers in 2001 and 2002. The team finished in ninth place at the prestigious NJCAA national tournament in 2002. She graduated from MCC with her Associate of Science degree and worked at Varian Medical Systems. She currently is working as a stay-at home-mom and resides in Cary with her family.
Walter “Wally” Reynolds is inducted as the Director of Athletics 1990-2014. During his administrative tenure, he oversaw eight sports, developing the new Men’s Soccer program. He also initiated the first athletic awards program at MCC, the Academic Success Program and the MCC Athletic Hall of Fame. He promoted and led many developments and improvements of MCC indoor and outdoor facilities. He remains active with Region IV athletics as the Assistant Men’s Director. He currently resides in Schaumburg with his wife.
Michele Zimmerman was a four-sport athlete participating on the Cross-Country, Volleyball, Women’s Basketball and Softball teams from 1984-1986. The McHenry High School grad was named to the ISSC Academic All-Conference team in 1985 and 1986. Michele earned an ISCC All-Conference honors in Cross-Country in 1985, Volleyball in 1984 and 1985, Women’s Basketball in 1985 and 1986, and Softball in 1985 and 1986. She was named the ISCC Softball MVP in 1986. Following MCC, she played softball at UW-Parkside and attained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education. She has also earned her Master’s degree in Educational and Curriculum Development from Concordia University. Her coaching career included a stint as MCC softball coach from 1990-97 and as McHenry High School volleyball coach from 1986-2005. She currently is an art teacher at McHenry High School.
The McHenry County College Athletics Hall of Fame was instituted in 2004. It honors teams, student-athletes, coaches, administrators and community/volunteers who have demonstrated a high degree of success, significant contributions, or meaningful service to MCC Athletic programs. The nomination form, guidelines and criteria can be found at www.mchenry.edu/athletics/hof.
Each inductee will also be honored with a plaque on the Athletic Hall of Fame wall outside of the gym and recognized on the MCC Athletic Hall of Fame page on the athletic department’s website at www.mchenry.edu/athletics.
The Hall of Fame Induction ceremony is free and open to the public.