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Mario Lone
Mario  Lone

Men's Soccer (Inducted 2006)



Mario D. Lone won four letters in men's soccer at GW between 1988-91 and is among the University's career leaders in points (117) and goals (50), and is tied for seventh in assists (17). He also owns the single season mark for most points (46 in 1989) and shares the record for most goals in a season (19 in 1989).

A native of Guatemala City, Guatemala, Lone (pronounced Loan-NAY) moved to Hyattsville, MD, at a young age and starred locally at The Bullis School in Potomac, MD, before enrolling at GW. During his four seasons as a Colonials standout, his teams were 42-24-11.

While GW men's soccer earned berths in three previous NCAA tournaments (in '74, '77 and '78), it wasn't until 1989, Lone's sophomore season, that the Colonials won their first NCAA Tournament contest, a 3-1 victory over George Mason at Fairfax, VA.

Lone earned numerous honors from the Atlantic 10 Conference during his productive athletic career, including Player of the Year in 1989 and 1991, A-10 Rookie of the Year in 1988, and first team All-Conference in both 1990 and '91. In 2001, he was one of 17 former student-athletes who were recognized during the league's 25th Anniversary celebration.

Lone lives in Bloomington, MN, where he is a technical support engineer at Symantec Corporation, and is married to Barbara Spies. The couple has two children, Giovanni and Isabella.