Trine inducts 4 into Athletic Hall of Fame

October 10, 2023

Trine University inducted four distinguished former athletes into its Athletics Hall of Fame during the annual Touchstone and Homecoming Celebration Dinner on Oct. 6.

The event was held in the Keith E. Busse/Steel Dynamics Inc. Athletic and Recreation Center.

The Trine University Athletics Hall of Fame honors student-athletes and team representatives who have set a high standard for Trine intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA).

This year’s inductees were softball player Kaitlyn Brock née Clark, wrestler Mackenzie Green, women’s basketball player Hayley Martin and football player Evan Wyse.

Kaitlyn Brock née Clark

Kaitlyn Brock née Clark is a 2017 graduate of Trine University with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering. She was a four-year starter in the outfield for the softball team under head coach Don Danklefsen. Her accolades include twice being named to National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region teams, once as a first-team selection and once on the third team. She is a four-time member of Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) All-MIAA Teams, once on the first team.

During her tenure with the team, the Thunder secured their first trip to the final site of the NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament by winning their first regional and super regional round competitions. All of this was accomplished during Brock’s best season in 2014. Then a sophomore, she finished the season with a .399 batting average, .444 on-base percentage and .768 slugging percentage. Her slugging percentage is the tenth best in program history. Her 16 home runs and 62 RBIs are both third-best marks in program history and her 67 hits is sixth. Brock continued her strong play well into the postseason, earning NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team honors.

Brock ended her career with 226 hits and 187 RBIs, both second-most in program history. She sits third in the Trine annals in doubles and home runs while coming in ninth with a .608 career slugging percentage. She was named the 2016 recipient of the Cheryl L. Coons Award for top female student athlete.

Off the field, Brock was a member of the Order of the Engineers and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. She served as a resident assistant during her senior year at Trine and was a member of Kappa Sigma Alpha.

Brock works as a foaming operations supervisor at Sekisui Voltek. She resides in Coldwater, Michigan, with her husband Josh, their daughter Aria and goldendoodle Maverick. In her free time, she loves to camp with her family and continues to play both volleyball and softball.

Mackenzie Green

Mackenzie Green is a 2015 graduate of Trine University with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. He was a four-year member of the men’s wrestling program under head coach Dan Callahan. Green compiled a career record of 98-42 while qualifying for the NCAA Division III Wrestling National Championship twice.

His best season turned out to be his junior year, when he finished with 33-8 record on his way to his first NCAA Division III Wrestling National Championship tournament. After dropping his first match of the final tournament, Green won three straight to secure All-American status by advancing to the quarterfinal round. He went on to win two more matches and secure a fifth-place finish at the event.

During his senior season, Green would earn a second trip to the national tournament but was eliminated on the first day of competition. He finished that season with a record of 34-5.

Green holds multiple program records to this day, including career wins by decision and the single-season record in the same category. He also has the second-most wins in a single season and the second-best winning percentage for a single season. He boasts the fourth-best career winning percentage at .700. His 98 career victories are sixth for the program.

Green now works as a professional engineer and project manager at Green Construction and Engineering, a company he is partial owner of, which was founded by his father in 1973. He and his high school sweetheart Nicole have been married for seven years. They have three children, including an adopted son Timmy, a daughter named Avery and their youngest son Jackson.

They currently live in Buchanan, Michigan, in a house Green built from the ground up. When he has free time, he enjoys volunteering as a wrestling coach at his son’s high school.

Hayley Martin

Hayley Martin is a 2018 graduate of Trine University with a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice and psychology as well as a master’s degree in psychology from Indiana Tech. She was a three-year member of the women’s basketball team under coach Andy Rang. She was a two-time Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Defensive Player of the Year and a three-time All-MIAA selection, twice on first team. She was also named All-Region second team in her junior season.

Martin played a major role in taking the women’s basketball program to the next level, especially in MIAA play. In her three years with the team, the Thunder won the program’s first two MIAA Regular Season titles and reached three MIAA Tournament Championship games. In her junior season, 2016-17, the team won their first MIAA Tournament Championship game, earning their first berth in the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament. The team has been selected to the tournament every year since.

Martin holds a pair of program career records with 164 blocked shots and an average of 2.0 blocked shots per game. She also holds the single-season records with 64 blocks and 2.3 blocks per game. She boasts top-ten career tallies in field goals made, rebounding average and scoring average.

Martin is one of just 14 Thunder women’s basketball players to surpass 1,000 career points and the only member of the group to accomplish the feat in three years.

Off the court, Martin graduated magna cum laude and was a member of Chi Alpha Sigma, the National Collegiate Athlete Honor Society. She was two-time member of the Dean’s List and a three-time member of the President’s List.

Martin now works as a service coordinator at Rocky Mountain Human Services, where she serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities on Medicaid Waivers. She resides in Westminster, Colorado, with her dog Harlow and cats Henry and Harry. In her free time, she enjoys working out and exploring colorful Colorado.

Evan Wyse

Evan Wyse is a 2018 graduate of Trine University with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and a minor in aerospace engineering. He was a four-year member of the football team under head coach Troy Abbs.

He was a semifinalist for the Gagliardi Trophy in 2017 as well as a CoSIDA Academic All-American. He was named Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Offensive Most Valuable Player and was selected first team All-MIAA. In 2018 he received Trine’s Robert L. Greim Award, given to the top male student-athlete.

Wyse had his best season as a senior in 2017, leading the Thunder to their first MIAA championship in seven years on the back of an undefeated regular season. The team went on to win in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs, posting a 63-24 victory against visiting Monmouth College, the largest margin of victory in a playoff game in program history.

He ended that season with program records in pass efficiency and average yards per pass. He also posted the third-most total offensive yards in a season and third-most touchdowns. He was also top-five in rushing and passing touchdowns, rushing yards and average total yards per game.

For his career he sits second in average yards per rush, passing efficiency and average yards per pass. He is top-ten in numerous other categories, including passing touchdowns, passing yards, total offense and touchdowns scored.

Off the field, Wyse is a four-time member of the President’s List. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, the Student Athletic Advisory Committee and the National Society of Leadership and Success.

Wyse now works as a mechanical engineer for Wieland Chase in Montpelier, Ohio. Along with his wife Carli, a Trine University alumna, he lives in Archbold, Ohio. In addition to his numerous volunteer activities, he serves as an assistant football coach at Archbold High School, where he works with quarterbacks, linebackers and punters.

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