The Webster University Athletics 2013 Hall of Fame class will induct current men’s soccer coach Marty Todt, former women’s basketball player Angie Carr and former volleyball player Crystal (Shelton) Spinner.
The 2012 season brought an end to Todt’s 25th season as coach of the men’s soccer team. His career record is 238-189-50, which ranks him among the top three coaches for wins in Webster history.
“Humbling” is the one word he said would describe his feelings after hearing of his Hall of Fame status. Due to a bacterial infection this past week, he said he hasn’t had much time to enjoy the award.
“I don’t think it’s really hit me yet,” Todt said. “I really haven’t had the opportunity to (let it) sink in.”
Todt said one of the first people to call and congratulate him on the award was Luigi Scire, Webster women’s soccer coach.
“That means a lot coming from Luigi,” Todt said. “Basically, him and I started this thing together and were together for 10 years and got to a point where we could almost finish each others’ sentences.”
Scire was an assistant coach under Todt before starting the women’s program in 1999.
Carr and Spinner, former Webster athletes and holders of many records, now take their spots in the hall of fame.
Carr, who played from 2001-05, is among the top 10 all-time in steals, points, rebounds, free throws made and games played. She also holds the second most points scored in a season (530 points), which is just 14 behind the No. 1 spot.
In the 2001-02 season as a freshman, Carr helped her team all the way to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Division III championship tournament. The next three years she was named a SLIAC First Team All-Conference member. Carr also earned a DIII News Honorable Mention All-American in her senior season.
In Spinner’s four years from 2004 to 2007, she attained — and still holds — the Webster career records in kills, digs and sets played, and is second in career aces. Spinner also has the single season record for kills, with 526 in 2005, which is 44 higher than second place.
The three new Hall of Famers will officially be inducted on Feb. 2, 2013 at halftime of the men’s basketball game against Greenville College (Ill.) in Grant Gymnasium.