Esclamado Feola and Starr Named to CMS Hall of FameNovember 3, 2023
Two Harvey Mudd College alumni have been named to the Ted Ducey Hall of Fame at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. They are among the 10 Athenas and Stags being inducted into the CMS Hall of Fame Class of 2024.
Nicole Esclamado Feola ’07 (biology), Soccer
Esclamado Feola was a first-team All-SCIAC and second-team All-West Region selection as a senior in 2006, serving as a team captain and earning team MVP honors for the CMS women’s soccer team. Her efforts helped the Athenas to the SCIAC Tournament championship in the first year of the tournament’s existence, earning CMS an NCAA Division III bid. Esclamado had a standout role in the SCIAC Postseason title, converting the clinching penalty kick in a wild 15-14 shootout in the semifinals against Pomona-Pitzer in the semifinals, and then scoring the tying goal in a comeback 2-1 win over Redlands in the championship. She finished her senior season with 10 goals and five assists, giving her 25 goals and 14 assists in her career. Esclamado Feola is now a professional astrologer, parenting coach, artist and parent of two kids.
Michael Starr ’10 (biology), Tennis
Starr is the only player in CMS Tennis and NCAA Division III history to win the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division III National Singles title and then go on to win a match in the Small College Super Bowl (Fall 2006). As a result, he held the No. 1 ranking in singles nationally as a first-year in 2006 and was an All-American. As a sophomore, Starr earned second-team All-SCIAC honors. As a junior, Starr earned ITA Scholar Athlete honors with a better than 3.5 GPA at Harvey Mudd College. Despite a career cut short because of injuries, Starr had an immense impact as a leader on the team, and he graduated with the 5th best career singles winning percentage in Stags Tennis history at .738 with his 31-11 record, and a 24-9 career record in doubles matches. Starr has transitioned from a career in biology/pharmaceuticals to a career in computer science/IT. He is also co-founder of a literary magazine called [Alternate Route], that includes poetry, creative writing, creative nonfiction, photography and art.
The Ted Ducey CMS Hall of Fame Class of 2024 will be honored on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024 at Roberts Pavilion as part of the Hall of Fame weekend.