Hall of Fame
The Saint Mary’s Honors Court inducted six new members into the SMC Athletics Hall of Fame for 2007. The class includes Trisha Dean ’00, John Leykam, Ed Lickiss, Tracy Morris ’00, James Mouton ’91 and Cassidy O’Hara ’89. The 1985 women’s volleyball team, winners of the NAIA national championship, was also inducted.
The class was honored during the Jan. 27 Gaelfest/Homecoming game against Pepperdine and formally inducted at the Soda Center in April.
Dean, the only softball player to have her number (9) retired at Saint Mary’s, is the College softball career leader in batting average, hits and doubles.
Leykam has been affiliated with Saint Mary’s since 1984. He joined the College as director of public relations and has been a development officer, senior director of external relations and special assistant to Athletic Director Mark Orr. He has also received Signum Fidei and Spirit awards.
Lickiss founded the crew program at SMC in 1965 and was its coach for 10 years. He led the Gaels to the West Coast championship and a fourth-place finish at the U.S. nationals in 1967.
Morris, the all-time scoring leader for SMC women’s basketball, was the 1996–97 WCC Freshman of the Year and a three-time member of the All-WCC Team.
Mouton was twice a member of the All-WCC Baseball Team and is on the league’s all-time top 10 lists for hits, runs, stolen bases and walks. He played eight major league seasons for Houston, San Diego, Montreal and Milwaukee.
O’Hara, the Gaels’ all-time leader in tackles with 452, led the football team to an undefeated record in 1988.