DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI OF THE YEAR AWARD
Maxmillian Angerholzer III ‘96
Maxmillian Angerholzer III is Executive Vice President of the Institute of International Education (IIE). Headquartered in New York, IIE is the world’s premier non-profit global education organization with 18 offices and more than 700 employees worldwide. Since its founding in 1919, IIE has sought to advance scholarship, build economies, promote greater cultural understanding, and protect scholars and students at risk. IIE partners with governments, multinational corporations, universities, and foundations to design and manage more than 200 educational and leadership programs – including the U.S. State Department’s Fulbright Scholarship and the U.S. Department of Defense’s Language Flagship – and serves as the leading source of research and analysis on international education trends. Mr. Angerholzer previously served as President & CEO of the Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress (CSPC) in Washington, D.C. A non-partisan policy organization established in 1965, CSPC applies lessons of leadership and history to current domestic and international challenges and promotes cooperation between The White House, Congress, and the private sector. Mr. Angerholzer was also Managing Director of the Richard Lounsbery Foundation, a New York philanthropic institution that awards grants to support scientific and medical research, as well as science and technology policy, education, international relations, and security programs. Mr. Angerholzer serves on the Advisory Board of Radius Ventures, a New York venture capital firm that invests in expansion-stage health and life science companies. Previously, he was Special Assistant to the Vice Chairman of the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C., Advisor to the CSIS Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy (AILA), and a U.S. Senate Doorkeeper. Mr. Angerholzer is originally from Mobile, Alabama, where he graduated from St. Paul’s Episcopal School with honors and was inducted into the St. Paul’s Athletics Hall of Fame. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) in Political Science from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee and a Master of Arts in International Science & Technology Policy from The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. He is a member of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. and currently serves on the boards of the Washington National Cathedral, the Salvation Army of the National Capital Area, the Lounsbery Foundation, and CSPC. Before joining the IIE staff in 2017, Mr. Angerholzer served on its Board of Trustees.
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI IN THE ARTS AWARD
Charles Walker Hayes ‘98
A graduate from the class of 1998, Walker has built a successful career as a singer-songwriter and producer. Walker graduated Birmingham-Southern College with a degree in piano performance and has put his talents to work in Nashville’s world of country music. Hayes’ current single “90’s Country” made its debut on Good Morning America and references 22 90’s country songs. It was written by Hayes, Shane McAnally and LYRX, and co-produced by David Garcia, McAnally and Hayes. In December 2017, Hayes released his debut album Boom, which he co-produced with Grammy Award winning producer and songwriter, McAnally. The 10 track album includes the RIAA certified Platinum hit, “You Broke Up With Me” as well as fan favorites “Halloween” and “Beautiful”. Tracks from the album were nominated for Radio Disney Country Favorite Song (“You Broke Up With Me”), CMT Breakthrough Music Video of the Year (“You Broke Up With Me”) and AIMP Song of the Year (“Craig”). Hayes is currently on the road headlining club dates across the country. Earlier this year, he headlined his first ever tour, Good As Gold, and has previously toured with Kelsea Ballerina, Thomas Rhett, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion and more. Walker lives in Franklin, Tennessee with his wife, Laney, and their six children, Lela (12), Chapel (11), Baylor (9), Beckett (7), Loxley (5), and Everly (3).
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI SERVICE AWARD
Mae Coley Winters ‘88
A graduate of the class of 1988, Mae has distinguished herself as an accomplished financial advisor and as a service-minded volunteer in her commitment to her alma mater. Upon receiving her Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration from The University of Alabama in 1992, she moved back to her hometown of Mobile and began her career as an accounting clerk with Roy Lewis Construction Corporation. Within two years, she was hired by a locally owned embedded software company, Accelerated Technology, Inc., as a Staff Accountant where she was ultimately promoted to Controller. ATI was acquired by Mentor Graphics in February of 2002 and Winters then served as Financial Analyst for the Embedded Systems Divisions. With over 20 years of experience in Accounting, Mae joined DocRx, Inc. as Controller in December 2013. Mae’s dedication to St. Paul’s shines in her steadfast work to organize parents and alumni to develop and sustain the activities, committees, and programs that unite the St. Paul’s family. Mae has served as room mother, grade level representative, and has been elected to chair of several committees, including: Saint’s Night Out, Teacher Appreciation, Graduation Sensation, and Veteran’s Day Breakfast. Mae has also worked to direct Homecoming events and has led both Lower and Upper School Parent Council as the council chair. Mae credits the people she volunteers alongside for creating a welcoming and supportive atmosphere between alumni and parents, and her dedication to the mission of St. Paul’s distinguishes her as not just a leader, but a community builder. Mae married her college sweetheart, Scott, in 1995 and they are the proud parents of two beautiful daughters, both of whom attend St. Paul’s.
The Hearin-Chandler Foundation
The Hearin-Chandler Foundation was created in 1963 by Ralph Chandler, then Publisher of The Mobile Press Register, as the donor and naming William J. Hearin, his successor as Publisher of the newspaper, as the sole Trustee. The foundation was fully funded at Mr. Chandler’s death in 1970 and began making grants in the community the following year. In 1995 Mr. Hearin contributed substantial financial assets of his own to the foundation and changed the name to The Hearin-Chandler Foundation. At his death in 2001 he left a major part of his estate to the foundation and named Luis M. Williams as his successor trustee. Mr. Williams served as sole trustee for six years retiring at the end of 2006. Thomas B. Van Antwerp became the trustee in January, 2007 and presently continues in that role. Over its 55 year history, The Hearin-Chandler Foundation has contributed over $33,000,000 in grants to many worthy causes primarily in south Alabama. There is no restriction on the focus of its grants and monies have been given for health care, environmental conservation and protection, social services, the arts, education, museums and many other excellent programs and projects.
ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME
Charles Joseph Barber II
Chase was a key contributor to the baseball team, lettering his junior and senior years and helping lead the team to back to back semi-final appearances in the two years he competed. Chase was recognized as a TPX Top 100 prospect and invited to compete in both the North/ South All-Star Game and the Samford Showcase. Off the field, Chase was active in the Big Brother-Little Brother mentoring program. Chase considered scholarship offers from BSU, Huntington, and Delta State and chose to compete as a Statesman in Cleveland, Mississippi. Chase graduated from Delta State with a degree in social science education and then went on to graduate from Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. Chase practices law in Mobile as an attorney with Greene & Phillips Personal Injury Law Firm and lives with his wife, Sarah, and their son Charlie (2) in Semmes. The couple is expecting their second son, Carson, in December of this year.
Mark Cortez Barron
Mark was a living legend in Alabama long before he soared onto the professional sports scene as the 7th overall NFL draft pick in 2012. Affectionately called “Superman” by his teammates, Mark dominated his competition as a multi-sport athlete, competing for the football team and both the indoor and outdoor track teams. Mark’s high school gridiron accomplishments as a Saint foretold greatness: A total of 27 touchdowns his junior and senior years, the MVP award in the 2007 state championship game he won alongside his teammates, and a 5A first-team All-State spot as a senior. What’s more, in the year that Mark competed for the indoor and outdoor track teams, he captured state titles in events ranging from shot put to triple jump, awing spectators and opponents alike with his unparalleled athleticism and strength. Mark received the A.S. Mitchell award for his excellence at St. Paul’s and launched his college career on scholarship as a top recruit at the University of Alabama. Mark wasted no time proving his promise on special teams and at safety, playing in all 14 of Alabama’s games as a true freshman to claim 18 tackles and a sack. Mark’s sophomore season saw him emerge as one of the nation’s top pass defenders with 7 interceptions and 17 passes defended, earning First-Team All-SEC honors and Third-Team All-American honors that year. A formidable defensive leader during his junior and senior years, Mark was a cornerstone of Alabama’s competitive success and climbed to even greater competitive heights to earn the coveted title of All-American for both years on top of his All-SEC recognition. Mark battled and overcame injury to earn a spot at safety for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, breaking the University of Alabama’s record in becoming the highest selected defensive back in the school’s history. With 568 tackles, 8 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, and 8 interceptions in the league, Mark has already proven himself a stalwart contender in his sport’s highest levels of competition and now sets his sights on a Super Bowl as a starting linebacker for the St. Louis Rams. Off the field, Mark proudly represents not only St. Paul’s, but the Mobile and Prichard communities with honor by organizing free football camps and food drives alongside his former teammate Chris Rogers through Rogers’ Together Assisting People (TAP) organization, a uniquely impactful Alabama non-profit that provides invaluable mentorship and support to youth athletes and their families across the state. For those children and their parents, Mark is a super hero indeed.
Ryne Wilson Baxter
An unwavering contributor to the football team’s success, Ryne was a key member of the historic 2007 5A state championship team and earned all-state honorable mention as an offensive lineman his junior and senior years. A dual athlete, Ryne also played for the baseball team, lettering all four years. Off the field, Ryne also sang in the chorus. Ryne kept his talents local and attended South Alabama on scholarship and became a seasoned tight end who started consistently and helped the Jaguars average over 150 yards per game his junior year. Ryne graduated with a degree in physical education and put into motion his plans to coach high school. Ryne has returned to teach his passion at his alma mater and now coaches the next generation of Saints in PE, football, and softball. Ryne is engaged to Payton Rascoe and lives in Semmes.
Johnnie Pearl Borries
A late transfer to St. Paul’s from Mississippi, Johnnie wasted no time making an unforgettable impact as a Saint on the track and volleyball teams. An invaluable and uniquely versatile asset on both the track and the field, Johnnie struggled to find an event not to dominate, proving the extraordinary breadth and depth of her athletic talent with sixteen individual state championships in events ranging from the 55m hurdles to the heptathlon (itself a daunting seven-header) and special recognition as the indoor and outdoor team’s MVP in 2007 and 2008, respectively. Off the track, court, and field, Johnnie was an active member of the NHS and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Johnnie’s talent and diligence carried her to athletic scholarships at UGA and USA, where she graduated with a degree in communications. During her collegiate career as a track and field athlete, Johnnie’s strong academic performance earned her a spot on both the SEC and Sun Belt academic honor rolls. Johnnie works as assistant project manager at Woodward Design & Build and lives in Pascagoula, Mississippi. She and her family recently welcomed baby Jesse Ray (10 months) to the world.
Mary Windham McCarthy Brock
A peer leader through and through, Mary Win’s time running cross country and track was characterized as much by her competitive success as it was her sportsmanship. A high achiever in cross country and track, Mary Win went from “rookie of the year” to earn All-County honors, the Bryant Jordan Regional Achievement Award, and a state championship for her leg of the 4x800m relay. Mary Win’s diligence, tenacity through injury, and commitment to her team, however, were her most remarkable contributions, and for her integrity Mary Win was honored with the Mostellar Sportsmanship Award her senior year. Mary Win was also a leader on campus, and her extracurricular commitments ranged from the SGA where she served as a class senator, to NHS where served was the Society’s vice-president, to Youth Leadership Mobile where she was an actively engaged member. Mary Win graduated from Auburn University with a degree in interior architecture and works as senior interior architect for the ASD Design Firm. She and her husband Bennett live in Atlanta, Georgia with their baby boy, Ellis (1).
Corey James Fountain
Corey was a key asset for the baseball team as a skilled left-handed pitcher and a heavy hitter, helping the team reach the semi-finals in 2007 and 2008. Corey’s success at bat and on the mound marked him as a 5A talent. In addition to being selected as a TPX Top 100 player, he was ranked 5th in 2008 for 5A career runs scored – and persevered to tie for the unfortunate title of “most times hit by a pitch in a season.” A dual-sport athlete, Corey also contributed to the success of the football team and played for the historic championship winning team in 2007. Off the field Corey sang in the chorus and was an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Corey’s success led him to the University of Mobile on an athletic scholarship where he went on to an impressive pitching career, holding the rank of 3rd in all-time career innings pitched and 5th in all-time career strikeouts. Corey also led the team as its captain his junior and senior years, and his strong academic performance as an accounting major earned him a spot on the SSAC All-Academic team. Corey works as a regional estimating manager for Performance Contractors, Inc. and lives in Mobile with his wife, Kaitlin, and their children Cade (2) and Kennedy (5).
John Marshall Gilmer
John joined his twin brother Lee in distance running as a sophomore and became an essential member of the state championship-winning cross country and track teams. As a Saint, John earned 5A All-County recognition in cross country and track and earned a state champion title for his 4x800m relay leg. A determined competitor and a devoted teammate, John was recognized with the Mostellar Sportsmanship Award his senior year. Outside of athletics, John was an avid writer and an eager student, penning articles for the newspaper, co-editing the yearbook, and earning the Senior Awards for history and English. John founded the Save Darfur Club to raise awareness of global crimes against humanity, and his other commitments included active membership in the NHS, SGA, the French Honor Society, and Scholar’s Bowl. John was also a National Merit Finalist and shared the William Bradshaw Radcliff Memorial Award with his brother. After St. Paul’s, John ran alongside teammate Patrick Platzer as a track and cross country athlete at Sewanee and became one of the team’s top performers. John earned All-Region and All-SCAC honors in cross-country and was recognized for his commitment to service as a featured SCAC Character and Community athlete and received All-Academic honors for his success in the classroom. For his four years of competition, John received the Michaux Nash Award for excellence in men’s track his senior year and graduated with a degree in French Studies and English Literature. John received his MA in English Literature from the University of Alabama and works as a coordinator of field education for the University Alabama’s School of Social Work in Tuscaloosa.
William Lee Gilmer
Lee was a tenacious competitor as both a track and cross country athlete and emerged as a preeminent 5A competitor, leading the boy’s team to a string of victories between 2005 and 2008. Lee’s robust contributions to both the track and cross country teams include eight individual state championships in the 800m, 1600m, and 3200m races as well as seven team titles between cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track. For these exceptional accomplishments, Lee received the A.S. Mitchell Award for excellence in athletics and was twice honored by The Mobile Press Register as the city’s male runner of the year. Also a leader off the track, Lee was an active member of Key Club, NHS, and the Spanish Honor Society, co-edited the newspaper and yearbook, and shared the William Bradshaw Radcliff memorial scholarship with his brother John in 2007. Lee’s athletic career continued at Furman University, where he earned an athletic scholarship to compete in both track and cross country. Lee achieved remarkable success there on the track and in the classroom equally, twice qualifying for the NCAA National Track Championships in the 1500m race and earning recognition as Furman’s student-athlete of the year in 2011 and NCAA Second Team All-Academic honors. After graduating with a double major in History and Philosophy, Lee competed as a founding member of Furman Elite, a professional running club sponsored by the College, and his success there earned him a postgraduate NCAA scholarship to support his studies at the University of Alabama School of Law. Lee now works as an associate attorney in Birmingham for the firm White, Arnold, and Dowd P.C.
Charles Hunt Griffith
A team leader and power hitter, Hunt proved essential to the baseball team’s success and helped take his team to the semi-finals in 2007 and 2008. Hunt’s impressive senior year stats include a batting average of .506, one home run, 15 doubles, and 35 RBI’s. For his achievements, Hunt was named to the All-State First Team as a senior. A multi-sport athlete, Hunt also lettered in basketball for two years and football for one. Outside of athletics, Hunt was active in NHS, sang in chorus, and served as the president of Key Club. Hunt’s talent took him to the University of South Alabama where he walked on as an infielder. His diligence and tenacity paid off over time, however, and he was offered and accepted a scholarship his senior year in recognition of his exceptional fielding and consistent hitting. Hunt was also named team captain that year and graduated with a double major in accounting and marketing. Hunt now works as a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley and lives in Mobile with his wife, Mary Angela.
Destin Dwane Hood
A phenomenal young talent at bat and in the outfield, Destin’s top caliber play drew MLB scouts well before graduation. During his time competing as a Saint, Destin earned some of the highest honors available to a student: AFLAC All-American status in 2007, recognition as 5A player of the year in 2008, and inclusion as a member of USA Today’s High School All- American team that same year with a .485 batting average, 17 stolen bases, and 8 home runs. A versatile multi-sport athlete, Destin also helped to lead the Saints to their 2007 historic 5A state championship in football as a wide receiver. Destin declined athletic scholarships at the University of Alabama in both baseball and football to pursue a career in the MLB as a second round draft pick (55th overall), signing with the Washington Nationals soon after his 18th birthday. As a professional, Destin has fought his way from a top ten prospect in the Nationals organization to debut in the major leagues with the Marlins in 2016, where he cracked his first league home run off of pitcher Max Scherzer. Since then, Destin has continued to improve his game and has regularly received recognition for his tenacity and diligence as he hones his talent across leagues. Destin now plays outfield in the Texas Rangers organization and lives in Mobile with his wife, Lauren Hood, and their children, Reece (8) and Daelyn (9 months).
Robin Anne Jackson
A talented member of the volleyball team, Robin lettered for three years and was a key contributor for its championships in 2007 and 2008. On the court, Robin was a team leader and known for her passion for the sport and commitment to her teammates. Off the court, Robin was active in NHS. Robin graduated from Ole Miss with a degree in accounting and a minor in economics. She then went on to graduate from University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law and currently serves in Englewood, Colorado as a deputy district attorney in the Denver DA’s Office.
Mary Carleton Johnston
Even as early as 8th grade, MC was a dominant talent in track and cross country in lower Alabama, consistently earning recognition as the best 5A girl’s distance athlete and as a top competitor in the state. Her accomplishments during her time as a leading Saint are extraordinary: 30 individual state championships in races ranging from 800 to 3200 meters, 14 team championships, six separate titles as Mobile Press Register’s female athlete of the year, the A.S Mitchell Award, and special recognition as a Gatorade Athlete of the Year for the state of Alabama in 2007. MC even found time to compete for the varsity swim team, proving both her versatility as an endurance athlete and her remarkable work ethic. MC accepted a scholarship to run for Duke University where she graduated with a degree in evolutionary anthropology and a minor in chemistry. During her time competing at Duke, MC defied injury to help her team qualify for NCAA nationals in cross country where they finished 8th. Individually, MC earned All-ACC honors and regional qualification for her performance in steeple chase, and her accomplishments in the classroom earned her All-ACC academic honors. A graduate from UAB School of Medicine, MC currently works in Buffalo, New York as a resident physician in Ob/Gyn.
Tyler Marcus Kennedy
A powerful, versatile thrower, Tyler proved a force to be reckoned with as a field athlete. Though perhaps better known for his record-setting work with rod and reel, Tyler made his mark his junior and senior year with discus and javelin, taking runner-up and winning a state championship in discus in 2007 and 2008, respectively. Tyler was also an integral member of the 2007 state championship football team, and he lettered for all four years. Tyler’s skill and discipline landed him a track and field scholarship in javelin with Auburn University where he studied chemical engineering. His success continued at the collegiate level, and Tyler was named to the All-SEC Freshman team in 2010 and was NCAA Regionals qualifier in 2011 and 2013. Tyler now works as a project manager for Shell Oil Company in Mobile.
Sarah Lynn Kitzmann
A top performer in volleyball, Sarah was an essential part of her team’s dominant state championship streak from 2005 through 2008. Named the MVP of the Mary Montgomery Tournament for three consecutive years, Kiwanis Player of the Week twice, and 5A First Team All-State her junior and senior years, Sarah’s leadership and talent were vital in securing a state championship each year she played. Off the court, Sarah excelled and sought out a variety of extracurricular opportunities. She was on honor roll every semester in high school, worked on the yearbook staff, sang in the chorus, and was an active member of Interact Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Sarah declined volleyball scholarship offers from Loyola, Faulkner, UAH, and BSU to attend South Alabama, where she graduated with a degree in nursing. Sarah now works as registered nurse at USA Children and Women’s Hospital and lives in Mobile.
Joshua West Lancaster
A fierce dual-sport competitor, Josh left a lasting legacy as a leader on both the football and track teams. As a linebacker, Josh made his presence known, earning all-area honorable mention in 2006 and serving as the historic 5A state championship team’s captain in 2007. Perhaps most memorably, however, Josh’s leap to block a Briarwood extra point sealed the team’s victory, a stunning moment that launched the crowd and his teammates into jubilation. On the track Josh put his speed and toughness to work, winning an indoor championship for his leg of the 4x400m relay. Josh’s talent took him to Ole Miss where he played inside linebacker. Although he walked on to the team, Josh’s tenacity and drive paid off as he honed his skill, and he was awarded a full scholarship his fifth year. Off the field, Josh majored in biology with minors in English and psychology, and his performance in the classroom earned him a spot on the SEC Academic honor roll for three of his seasons. Josh passes along his passions at Ocean Springs High School in Mississippi where he teaches science and coaches football and Olympic weightlifting.
Daniel Scott Martin
A diligent multi-sport athlete, Scott put his discipline to work as a Saint for the football, basketball, and track teams, finding success with each. Scott emerged as a team leader for the football team, co-captaining it his senior year and earning Second-Team All-Region honors for his skillful defensive performance, including a record-setting interception for a touchdown that tipped the scales for his team during their 2007 state championship win. On the basketball court, Scott was recognized for his achievements in the classroom as a member of the All- Academic team, and he contributed to the track team’s championship success his junior and senior years. Outside of athletics, Scott was a member of NHS and sang in the chorus. Scott graduated from Auburn University with a degree in public administration and works for Enterprise Rent-a-Car as a management assistant. He and his wife, Kate, live in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Ivan William Matchett
Ivan was a top offensive performer at running back during his time playing football as a Saint with 1,416 yards and 22 touchdowns. His Junior year he made the FirstTteam All-Region with 1492 rushing yards and 25 rushing touchdowns. His Senior year he made the First Team All Region, All American Honorable Mention, and Taco Bell Co-Player of the Year. He totalled 2200 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns. Ivan was a key member of the state championship winning 2007 team and accepted a scholarship to play at the University of Alabama. He was also a member of the track team where he was a part of the 4x 100m relay. He holds the third fastest time in St. Paul’s history and he is the school’s all time rushing leader. Ivan currently works in business development at United Johnson Brothers in Mobile. He has a daughter, Jalesa, with his fiance Allison.
Lauren Ashley Metzger
Lauren was a powerhouse on the soccer field as both a defender and team leader. For her accomplishments during her first year on the varsity team, Lauren was named MVP and earned First-Team All-County honors, and her three years of club soccer through the New Orleans Soccer Association saw her club team earn three State cup championships and finish third in Region III, ranking the team 37th nationally. Lauren’s talents also made their way on to the basketball court, where she lettered for all four years. After graduation, Lauren played soccer at Birmingham-Southern and distinguished herself as a student athlete and a servant leader while its captain. Lauren earned the team’s “Unsung hero award,” an honorable mention on the NSCAA Scholar All-South Region team in 2010, recognition as defensive player of the year for three years, and SCAC All-Conference Second Team honors for her two final years of competition. Lauren received a degree in Biology from BSC and went on to attend the UAB School of Dentistry and the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.Lauren is currently completing her periodontal residency at The University of Colorado and lives in Denver with her wife, Veronica Ferris-Metzger.
An indispensable member of the cross country and track teams, Patrick set aside his love of soccer to focus on distance running. As a Saint, Patrick was a dogged competitor who overcame injury to become and remain one of the top performing distance runners in both sports. Patrick scored on all three state championship cross country teams and holds the school record for his leg of the 4x800m relay and the third fastest time in the 3200m race. Patrick continued his athletic career at Sewanee with teammate John Gilmer and became an asset to the men’s track and cross country teams until chronic injury finally took its toll his junior year. Patrick graduated with a major in German and a minor in pre-med biology, then went on to graduate from DO school at Lincoln Memorial University’s Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patrick is now a resident physician in internal medicine at The University of Tennessee and lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Hayley Catlin Praytor
A vital part of the softball team, Hayley proved a driven and dedicated player, competing at the varsity level from 8th grade through graduation. Hayley’s success earned her recognition as an All-County Team member in 2007 and 2008 and the Senior Softball Award. She helped lead her team to a strong 3rd place finish her senior year. In fact, Hayley was so committed to her team that she chose to miss her graduation ceremony to compete (Headmaster Lester kindly organized a special private ceremony afterwards). Hayley’s commitment to others reached far beyond the baseball diamond, and she received the Service Leadership Award in recognition of her volunteer work in the Mobile community. She was also highly involved on campus, dividing her time between the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Special Olympics Committee, yearbook, Interact Club, and the Culinary Club. After graduation, Hayley accepted a scholarship to play softball for Huntington College, where she quickly became a key contributor in outfield and at bat. During her time at Huntington, the team placed second in the Great South Athletic Conference in 2011 and won their conference, The USA South Athletic Conference, in 2012. She graduated from Huntington with a degree in exercise science. Hayley currently lives in Statesville, North Carolina and works as a senior support representative for TruBridge RCM.
Hugh Thomas Praytor IV
Thomas “Moose” Praytor was a contributor to St. Paul’s football success, but his greatest talent played out on the race track. Racing was always in Thomas’ blood, and he inherited from his father both the know-how and the love of the sport that would become his passion. Thomas’ youth career roared to life in 2003, where his dominant racing landed him in the winner’s circle as Track Champion at Sunny South Raceway and Alabama State Champion in the Bandolero Division. His success continued in 2006 where he secured the title of US Army Rookie of the Year and repeated that achievement in 2007 at Pensacola’s 5 Flag Speedway in the Super Stock Division and yet again in 2008. After graduation, Thomas took his racing to the next level, placing 5th and consistently placed in the top 10 championship standings of Mobile and Pensacola. Thomas debuted as a competitor in the Automobile Racing Club of America in 2012 and by 2013 had secured a spot with Hixson Motorsports and twice placed in the top 10 competing for them at the Championship level. In 2015, however, Thomas struck out on his own, founding a Mobile-based team, the city’s first to compete full time in a National Touring series. Thomas finished 8th in the championship standings his first season, 5th in 2016, and 7th in 2017. Thomas also earned the honorific of Ironman (or “Ironmoose”) for his 105 consecutive races over a six-year span with the Series. On and off the track, Thomas is known as much for his toughness as his integrity and was awarded the HG Adcox Sportsmanship Award in 2013. Thomas lives in Mobile and brings his skills to the classroom by teaching as a college instructor at Bishop State’s Truck Driving School.
Marshall James Walton
Marshall was a force of nature on the soccer field as a fiery, fleet-footed forward who found the net 62 time in his four years lettering in varsity soccer. Among the best to play as a Saint, Marshall’s exceptional talent soon distinguished him from his peers as he climbed from Second Team All-Metro in 2006, to the Alabama All-Stars South Team in 2007, to the Alabama-Florida All-Star Team in 2008. With recognition from the Birmingham News as a 5A All-Star and Mobile’s Sunshine Rotary Club as the city’s player of the year, Marshall was truly a driven and passionate competitor whose success up front inspired his teammates and impressed his coaches. More than a competitor, however, Marshall was a loyal friend to his teammates, sharing pointers and laughter at practice and on long bus rides to away games. Off the field, Marshall was active in Students Against Drunk Driving, the Sierra Club, and the computer club, and he attended Ole Miss after graduation. Marshall is remembered by his friends and family as a teammate, a friend, a brother, and a son.
Louis Teddy Watson
A potent competitor on both the track and gridiron, Louis blended speed and fortitude to become a top performer as a sprinter and a defensive back. On the track, Louis blazed past opponents in both the 400m race and the 55m dash to win three individual state titles and anchored the ever-competitive 4x400m and 4x800m relay teams. Louis was an essential part of the team’s championship-winning success in both indoor and outdoor track and earned consistent All-State honors. On the football field, Louis was an exceptionally talented multi- role player, recording 65 tackles, pulling in six interceptions during his senior year alone, and offering a glimpse of his future offensive success in in the running back position. Louis was a key part of the team’s 2007 state championship victory, and these impressive achievements earned him, among many other awards, an invitation to the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game and 5A First-Team All-State honors. Outside of athletics, Louis was a dedicated volunteer and mentor, serving with the Junior League, the Toys for Tots campaign, and the Mobile Special Olympics. Louis overcame injury and accepted a football scholarship to Mississippi State University where he found success as a special teams player. Louis proved a reliable defensive back reserve, hitting his stride his junior year to play in all thirteen games, particularly on coverage teams and during kick-offs. Off the field, Louis was a strong student-athlete, earning All-SEC academic honors for all four years and graduated with a degree in kinesiology. Louis went on to earn his MS from MSU in workforce educational leadership and works for Sodexo as a supervisor at the Goodfellow AFB. Louis came back to coach footballand track and field from 2013 through 2015. Track and field won state championships all three years, and football won state championships in 2014 and 2015. Louis knows how it feels to win both as a player and a coach. Louis lives in San Angelo, Texas with his wife, Melissa, and their sons Kepler Acosta (16) and Eli Emmanuel (6 months).