Athletics Hall of Fame

Welcome to the Magruder Athletic Hall of Fame

"Celebrating Magruder's 45 years of excellence in 
athletics, scholarship, community support and leadership!"

2018 Hall of Fame Induction Class

 2018 HOF class


WHAT'S NEW (Last updated 6/2/19)


Currently the MHS Athletic Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the next induction class (tentatively scheduled for fall of 2023).  The Athletic Hall of Fame has moved to a five year nomination/induction cycle.  All nominations sent for the 2018 induction class are still active and will be considered in 2023.



The 2018 induction ceremony took place on Friday, October 26th and Saturday, October 27th.  Friday night, Magruder hosted Poolesville.  Before the game all inductees and their guests/families were honored a brief celebration in the building and offered a tour of the building, including the main gym and the location of the MHS Athletic Hall of Fame.  At halftime all inductees were also honored in a brief ceremony.  


Saturday night, was the official induction luncheon/dinner at That's Amore.  All honorees received their official plaque and formally inducted



 Magruder High School is pleased to announce their 2018 Hall of Fame induction class.  This induction class marks a major change for the Magruder Athletic Hall of Fame as the inductions will now held every five years with much larger induction classes.  Previously the HOF had annual inductions that included between 3-5 people.  In an effort to make the "event" a larger celebration, the induction classes will be much larger and take place every five years.  The 2018 induction class features 12 outstanding individuals, each with their own unique contributions to Magruder High School and their communities.  The 2018 Magruder Athletic Hall of Fame inductees are:

James Fuller (class of 1980)-basketball and football

Caitlin George (class of 2004)-volleyball and softball

Richie Harris (class of 1980)-football, basketball and track

Karl Heimbach-long time soccer coach and athletic director

Brooke (Hughes) Wendell (class of 2002)-softball

Barb King (class of 1978)-basketball and softball

Helen Maroulis (class of 2009)-wrestling

Corinne Owens (class of 2006)-basketball

Ben Surpin (class of 1995)-basketball

Zach Tolbert (class of 2006)-wrestling

Cam Watkins (class of 2005)-wrestling

Daryl Wilbanks (class of 1993)-football


The 2018 Hall of Fame weekend will take place Friday, October 26th and Saturday, October 27th.  Friday night all the inductees will be recognized and honored at halftime of the home football game (game time is at 6:30PM).  Saturday the 27th there will be a HOF dinner that will be open to the public.  More details and information will be released this summer. 



The 2015 Magruder Athletic Hall of Fame ceremonies took place September 25th and 26th.   On September 25th the inductees were honored at halftime of the varsity football game.  This year, because Magruder’s football field is being redone, the Magruder vs. Watkins Mill football game was held at Gaithersburg High School, 101 Education Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD 20877.   The inductees (Dan Bailey, Greg Lefelar and Natalie (Elbaz) Hambrecht were honored at half time of the football game.   The following day, the inductees were all honored during dinner at Golden Bull in Gaithersburg, MD.  

The 2015 Induction class has been announced and it features two student-athletes and one student-athlete who returned to Magruder as a coach.  In addition to the annual inductions, the HOF will recognize and honor the 1984 state championship field hockey team.  Dan Bailey (class of 1981) is being inducted for his outstanding play in basketball and baseball.  Dan won numerous awards in basketball and continued his career playing college basketball at Nyack College, where he holds the school record for points in a career.  Dan has also worked as a college basketball coach and athletic director.  Greg Lefelar (class of 1977) was an all-county basketball and baseball player at Magruder and named the best male athlete his senior year.  Greg played four years of baseball at Wake Forest where he won several awards.  Greg lives in Montgomery County, Maryland owning his own business.  Natalie (Elbaz) Hambrecht (class of 1999) was a four year member of the Varsity Pom squad and captain her senior season.  During that time, Natalie was on three teams that won four straight county titles and three unofficial state championships.  Later Natalie returned to Magruder, serving as a Varsity Poms coach for 4 seasons, winning three more county titles and two more state championships.  Natalie currently works as a reading specialist for Montgomery County Public Schools.   Although the Magruder Athletic HOF doesn't induct teams, the HOF will from time to time honor and recognize an entire team.  This year the 1984 state championship field hockey team will be honored.  This team was the first female state championship team in the history of Magruder.  The 2015 induction ceremonies will take place the last weekend of September.  On Friday, September 25th, all three inductees and all members of the 1984 team will be honored at halftime of the Homecoming Football game.  The following night (September 26th) an awards dinner will take place at the Golden Bull.  At the dinner, Dan, Greg and Natalie will each be formally inducted.  Additionally, all members of the 1984 field hockey team will be honored.  Specific details (menu, costs, etc.) will be posted later this summer.  

The 2014 induction class featured three individuals inducted as athletes:  Michael Blake (football), Hilary Lawson (golf) and Steve Rogers (basketball), one former student-athlete inducted as a coach (Max Sartoph) and Steve Foster as a contributor, who was a student-athlete and now is one of the top officials in the NBA.



Magruder Hall of Fame Members

To see the current members of the Magruder Athletic Hall of Fame, their year of induction and brief reason for induction, please visit our "Induction Page" by clicking here.  This page will eventually include pictures of the plaques for each individual that are hanging in the MHS Athletic Hall of Fame outside the Main Gym. 

Introduction to the Athletic Hall of Fame

The Magruder High School Athletic Hall of Fame was created in 2002 to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the Magruder athletics program.  In 2002, the varsity coaches, athletic director (Karl Heimbach) and principal (David Steinberg) helped create the Hall of Fame by adopting the structure of the Hall of Fame and the selection criteria.  Late that year the first selection committee was formed.   In the fall of 2003 the first inductions took place and to date over 35 athletes, coaches, administrators and community members have been honored.  Anyone can nominate a former student-athlete, coach, administrator or community member.  The nomination period closes May 15th of each year and the selection committee meets to determine the inductees for the following fall. 

Inductees are honored at halftime of the Homecoming Football game each year and at an awards dinner the following night.  Each inductee receives a plaque to commemorate their contributions to Magruder athletics.  A similar plaque is also hung in the Magruder Athletic Hall of Fame outside of the main gym. 

Selection Committee:  the current selection committee include:

Max Sartoph: Chariman (2012-present), Former Varsity Wrestling coach, Magruder alum

Scott Zanni:  Former Chairman (2001-2012), current Social Studies Teacher and Varsity Girls Volleyball Coach, former Asst. AD

Katie (Peyton) Acton: current PE teacher, former Girls soccer coach, Magruder alum

Ray Fowle:  current Social Studies teacher, current Varsity Football coach, Proud Magruder alum

Silas Cheung:    Magruder Athletic Director, Magruder alum

Cindy Graham:  Former Varsity Cheerleading coach, Magruder alum, member of MHS Athletic HOF

Thomas Lee:  Long time community member, father of multiple Magruder athletes

Andrew Sidorick:  retired Magruder teacher, long time varsity baseball and football coach, member of MHS Athletic HOF

Nomination Information: 

 Google form for Hall of Fame

Selection Process -this is a pdf file that explains the nomination process and the selection criteria used

Nomination Form Athlete -this is a pdf file of the nomination forms.  All completed forms should be sent to Scott Zanni click here

   Nomination Form Coach, Administrator, and Community-this is a pdf file of the nomination forms.  All completed forms should be sent to Scott Zanni click here