News Release, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. – After much anticipation, the campus and local community will gather to celebrate St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s newest facility, Jamie L. Roberts Stadium, and honor the legacy of its namesake.  


  • Scott Devine, Director of Athletics and Recreation
  • Tuajuanda C. Jordan, President of St. Mary’s College of Maryland 
  • Senator Jack Bailey, Maryland State Senator
  • Arthur “Lex” Birney Jr., Chair of the St. Mary’s College Board of Trustees 
  • Meghan Ronan ’21, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
  • Jasmine Jones ’13, Teammate of Jamie L. Roberts
  • Jeff Byrd, Professor of Biology & Faculty Athletics Representative
  • Bob Roberts, Father of Jamie L. Roberts

WHEN: Saturday, September 7, 12:30 p.m. (gates open at noon) 

WHERE: Located across Mattapany Road from the Michael P. O’Brien Athletics and Recreation Center, St. Mary’s City, Maryland. 

WHY:  St. Mary’s College President Tuajuanda C. Jordan called the new stadium a “game-changer.” “The new stadium will propel Seahawk field hockey, lacrosse and soccer to the next level; attract top student-athletes; and provide a valuable resource for the entire campus and broader communities,” she said.

The ceremony will include a kickoff parade, special remarks and the induction of Jamie L. Roberts — a 2011 economics major and three-sport star athlete who embodied the core values of the National Public Honors College — posthumously into the St. Mary’s College Athletic Hall of Fame.

A community celebration will immediately follow to include family friendly activities. The Seahawk Classic men’s soccer tournament kicks off an afternoon of SMCM athletics at the stadium, which includes field hockey and women’s soccer games.

St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the National Public Honors College, is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education through 2024-2025. St. Mary’s College is ranked one of the best public liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Approximately 1,600 students attend the college, nestled on the St. Mary’s River in Southern Maryland. Learn more.   

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

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