Notre Dame Athletic Hall of Fame
Due by: November 1, 2017
Ed Arnzen: took over as head boys’ basketball in 1971. During his nine year tenure here, he led the bulldogs to a 175-58 record while placing third at the 1977 state tournament. In 1979, he was hired as assistant men’s basketball coach at Southeast Mo State University. In 1983, he was appointed head women's basketball coach at Southeast and compiled a 322-182 record including an appearance in the 1991 NCAA Division 2 national championship game. He has won over 500 games as a basketball coach at various levels.
Bradley Beussink (1981) lettered four years in Baseball and Basketball and participated in Track. During his senior basketball season, he received MVP averaging 17.1 points per game his senior year and was the "Bulldog Award" recipient. Brad was named "All Star" of the Cape West Rotary SEMO Prep basketball game.
Jeff Beussink (1989) was a member of the 1987 State Championship team, and his senior year was an All-District selection and MVP. As MVP, he led the team in scoring, rebounding, steals, and assists. Jeff also played on the Baseball Final Four teams in 1986 and 1987 and was selected for the Missouri High School All-Star game at Mizzou. Jeff led his ND team in doubles, home runs, and runs scored his senior year.
Lisa (Robert) Beussink (1979) was a senior when Girls' basketball (as it is played today) was started at ND. She was captain and Most Valuable Player of the team as she led in scoring and rebounding. Lisa was also an outstanding volleyball player and MVP of the volleyball team. She was the Most Valuable Player on the ND softball team. She was the Lady Bulldog Award recipient her senior year. Lisa went on to play basketball at Southeast Missouri State University receiving the MVP award in her first year before a knee injury ended her career.
Mark Beussink (1975) led the basketball team in scoring (18 points per game), was the team's MVP, and was named to the All-Tournament Team at the U-High Christmas Tournament. During his junior and senior years, the varsity bulldogs won 42 games and lost only 8. He was also a standout performer in track & field - including a Fourth Place state finish in the 440 yd run. In baseball, he was voted MVP and outstanding pitcher. He went on to play basketball at Southeast MO State University.
Michelle (Ressel) Beussink (1991) was a 4 year varsity player in basketball, softball and volleyball. In basketball, she scored 1,244 points in her career. As the MVP on the team her senior year, she averaged 16 points per game, shot a school record – 79% from the free-throw line and dished out 85 assists earning her All-District honors. In volleyball, she received awards for best defensive player, the spiking award and MVP. In softball, she had a career .360 batting average. Michelle was the Lady Bulldog Award winner. Upon graduation, she played basketball and volleyball at Shawnee Community College.
Kenny Blattel (1977) claimed honors as a member of the All-District Basketball Team and 1st Team All-State his senior year. The team finished third in Class 2A that year. He also set records in steals and assists. Kenny was a state qualifier in track in 1977 competing in the 4 X 200 relay.
Bill Bohnert (1969) lettered in varsity basketball 3 years, in baseball all 4 years and ran track. During his senior season, the basketball team finished third in the Class M state finals. Bill went on to play semi-pro baseball for 18 years and went to spring training one year with the Cincinnati Reds. He has coached baseball at various levels for 30 years including over 20 years with Cape Senior Legion.
Jeff Bohnert (1982) was voted the MVP for basketball and baseball, and received the Bulldog Award. Jeff played baseball for Mineral Area Junior College where, in 1984, he was named to the National Junior College All-Regional Team and was a runner-up on the National Junior College All-American Team. He went on to play baseball for Southeast Missouri State University.
William Austin Critchlow (2005) was four time All-State in Track and Field. His junior and senior year he qualified and placed in the Class 3 State 800 Meter and the 4x800 Meter Relay. He still holds the school record in the 800 Meter (2004) and as part of the 4x200 meter relay(2005). Austin also ran Cross Country for 4 years and was named SEMO All-Conference in 2004 and Class 2 All-District from 2002-04. He was part of the 2003 2nd place and 2004 4th place teams in Class 2 State. Austin went on to run track 4 years at St.Louis University and graduated from MU Medical School in 2014.
Tyler Cuba (2003) was a three-sport athlete for four years in soccer, basketball, and track. Tyler played varsity soccer and finished with 40 career goals and 16 assists. He was named All-District, All-Conference, All-State First Team, Regional Forward of the Year and Missouri State Player of the Year. In basketball, he was a member of the 2001 and 2003 District Championship teams. Tyler is in our record books in track for the 100 meter and the 200 meter.
Steve Dirnberger (1975) participated in three sports: basketball, baseball, and track. Steve led the baseball team in batting average for two years. In track, Steve holds the record for the long jump. He earned basketball’s “playmaker” of the year in 1975 averaging 12 points per game and a season total of 109 assists. Steve played basketball at Southeast Missouri State University for two seasons and graduated in 1978.
Danny Dohogne (1987) was a member of the state championship basketball teams in 1986 & 1987. An All-State player, he holds school records for: most field goals in a game(17), most field goals in a season(274), most rebounds in a season(462) and best field goal percentage in a season(72%). His field goal percentage is in the state record book. Danny had a career 1,047 pts while at ND. He was also a member of the state qualifying baseball teams in 1985, 1986 & 1987. After high school, he had outstanding college careers at East Central Junior College and Southeast Missouri State University.
Rick Dohogne (1977) was a member of the 3rd place State Basketball Team and was awarded the Bulldog Award his senior year. He was a member of the All-District Basketball Team. As an outstanding baseball player, Rick had a single season batting mark of .495 his senior year. He went on to play baseball at Southeast Missouri State University and was All-Conference in 1979. He became active in men’s fast pitch softball and was a member of the 1994 U.S. National Team and the 1995 U.S. Pan-American Team, which won a silver medal in Argentina.
Tim Drury (1979) was the recipient of the 1989 Bob Miller Award, and started as Assistant Coach in the inaugural year of girls' basketball in 1978. To date, he has worked with four coaches - Jan Donnelly, Debbie Govero, Jerry Grim, and Renee Peters. His duties go beyond assisting; he is a great statistician and valued advisor. Tim has helped take the team to 11 District Championships, 5 Final Four appearances, and a State Championship in 2002. In his down time, Tim is a dental tech at River City Dental Arts and is an avid bowler with multiple 300 games.
Josh Eftink (2000) played basketball and baseball four years. He was a varsity member of basketball for three years and all four years in baseball. Josh was named All-Conference four years and All-State two years. The team finished second place in 1999 and third place in 2000. Josh holds school records in Most Home Runs(12), RBI’s(50), On Base %(.657) and Most Runs Scored in Season(36). Josh went on to play baseball at Jeffco and was named to the All-Region Team. He then played baseball at Central Missouri State University earning World Series All-Tournament Team and All-Conference honors.
Sierra Ellis (2004) was a member of the 2002 State Championship team, Final Four team, and the District Champion team in basketball. She was named Christmas All-Tournament Team in 2003 and 2004 and made All-District in 2003. Sierra was a four-year varsity player in soccer, earning recognition with 1st Team All-District, All-Conference, All-Region, and All-State. She holds the record for most goals (24) in a season and most goals (68) in a career. As a senior, Sierra was voted Homecoming Queen. Sierra received a soccer athletic scholarship to the University of Missouri/St. Louis and started all four years as an outside midfielder. She received GLVC player of the week multiple times her junior and senior year and was also captain of the team those two years.
Gary Evans (1958) is a member of the Cape Catholic 1958 graduating class. Gary earned four varsity letters in baseball, two varsity letters in track, and three varsity letters in basketball. Playing under Coach Tony Rubich, Gary scored 17.3 points per game his senior year. He was leading scorer for the team his junior and senior years. Upon graduating, he walked on to the Southeast Missouri State baseball team and played for two years before joining the US Navy.
Greg Flaker (1968) holds the school career record in most points scored (1,819), most field goals (700), most free throws (419) and most rebounds (931). Dr. Flaker went on to play for the Missouri Tigers and currently practices medicine in Columbia, MO.
Tim Garner (1993) played soccer, basketball, and baseball for four years. In baseball, Tim was a pitcher/outfielder and a member of the 1993 State Championship team. He was named MVP and received All-State outfielder recognition. He carried a .352 batting average and led the team in home runs and RBIs.
Jim Glastetter (1963) Mr. G had an outstanding career here as a player, coach, and a teacher. As a player, Coach G lettered in baseball, track, cross country and basketball. He held school records in the 100 yard dash, the 220 yard dash, and the 880 yard relay. He was a .300 lifetime hitter as the smooth lefty. As a coach here, he coached freshmen basketball for 6 years, varsity basketball for one year, and assisted with the track team for various years. As a coach, he has the most baseball wins in our school's history with over 300 victories. His baseball teams won state championships in 1983, 1984 and 1993 and also made final four appearances in 1985, 1986 and 1987.
Mike Goodson (1977) earned a varsity letter three years in track, two years in basketball, one year in baseball and was voted the MVP in track his senior year. He was a state qualifier for three years in high jump and one year with discus. Mike was also a member of the 1977 basketball team which placed 3rd in State and received All-District honors. He was the leading rebounder his junior & senior year with 337 rebounds his senior year.
Eric Greaser (1988) was an outstanding baseball and basketball player. In basketball, he was a member of the 1987 State Championship Team. Eric holds the school record for most points in a game scoring 45 points. He is currently seventh on the all-time single season scoring list with 474 points his senior year. In baseball, Eric was a four year varsity letterman and played in the state final four in 1985, 1986 & 1987. He holds the school records for most strikeouts in a season – 117. He recorded 22 victories as a pitcher in his career. He was MVP in 1987 & 1988. During his senior season, he threw a no-hitter in the State Quarterfinal game. Eric is also a Bulldog Award recipient. He went on to be a four year starter in baseball at Murray State University.
Jerry Grim taught many years at Notre Dame. He was the first girls’ softball coach, starting the program in 1976 and coaching for 23 years. He coached freshmen boys’ basketball for three seasons. He became the head girls’ basketball coach in 1982 and led the Lady Bulldogs to 11 District Championships and five trips to the State Final Four, winning the 2002 2A championship game. His team returned to the State playoffs in 2003 after moving to Class 4 and took second Place. In 2007, after 25 years and 441 wins, Jerry retired from coaching basketball and was honored with having the ND basketball court named, “Jerry Grim Court”. He was voted into the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Coach Grim is known for his love of the game and, more importantly, his sincere care for his Lady Bulldogs. He finished his career at ND as the coach for Boys/Girls Golf.
Ken Haas (1939) graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1939. In high school, Kenny played basketball for four years. He was even invited to dress out one game during his eighth grade year when St. Mary's played Cape Central. He has been an avid fan of Notre Dame for over 60 years. During the Tony Rubich era, Mr. Haas would help transport players to games. In 1977, when the Bulldogs were making a run for a state championship, Kenny started the now popular ND cheer - "Let's Go Blue". After that memorable night, "Let's Go Blue" t-shirts were worn by most ND fans at the state championship series. You will still see Mr. Haas at various school sporting activities.
David Halter (1968) lettered in basketball and baseball. In basketball, he was tenth on the all-time scoring list, averaging 20 points per game his senior year. In baseball, David was a standout pitcher, first baseman, and outfielder. As a pitcher, he held the school record for lowest ERA in a season from 1968-2005. David went on to play basketball at Southeast Missouri State University for two years. David has retired from teaching where he also coached basketball, baseball, and softball.
Jennifer (Glueck) Hart (1998) with great accomplishments in volleyball, basketball, and soccer, receiving the Lady Bulldog award her senior year. She was recognized as the most valuable hitter in volleyball; in soccer she was the team MVP. She played all four years on varsity in basketball, winning the Impact Player Award as a freshman, assisting the team to a second place win at state. As a junior she won the Assists Award with 91 and returned to state, placing second. Jennifer had a school record high 107 assists her senior year, which still stands, and had a 70% free throw average.
Kimberly (Glastetter) Hogan (1995) received awards for the best defensive player and most rebounds and was MVP her junior year. Kim led the first girls’ team to a second place finish at State her senior year. Kim was also a four-year varsity softball player. She received the MVP her sophomore and senior years along with awards for the most hits during her senior year. She went on to play basketball at Mineral Area Junior College where she was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Academic and Distinguished All-American list. Kim received her bachelor’s degree from Southeast Missouri State University and her masters from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
Paul Hale played basketball at Three Rivers from 1970-71, then went on to play and graduate from Southeast Missouri State in 1973. Paul has coached for 30 years starting his career at Stoutland,then coaching at Delta, Bernie, & Dexter before making his final 4 years of coaching at Notre Dame. While at Notre Dame he coached the boys basketball team to 4th in state in 2005, 2nd in state in 2007 before winning the State Championship in 2008. He continued at ND as the Athletic Director before retiring in 2017.
Kim (Cooper) Hunter (1988) started on the varsity basketball team all four years at ND. Until 2001, she held school records in scoring, free throws attempted in a season, points per game in a season, field goals in a career, and career rebounds. She is tied for the school record for steals in a career at 218. In 1988 she was named to the Academic All-State Team. She also was a standout softball player, playing varsity softball all four years. She batted over .400 during her sophomore, junior and senior seasons. Kim attended the University of Missouri - St. Louis on a basketball scholarship.
Chris Janet (1980) was the Bulldog Award winner his senior year. CJ was a four-year letterman in baseball and track and a two-year letterman in basketball. He went on to play baseball at Southeast Missouri State University and was All-MIAA Conference three years. At Notre Dame, he coached basketball for eight years winning a District championship in 1995. He coached golf for nine years winning a District championship and appearing at State six times. CJ also coached girls’ softball for three years and was an assistant baseball coach for four years. Chris served as Athletic Director and was part of many improvements to the athletic department as well as the development of the facilities at the new high school.
Melissa (Dohogne) Kellmann (1983) played volleyball, basketball, and softball. She was awarded the MVP in each of these sports during her senior year. Melissa holds the record for the most rebounds in a season with 345 and, until 2008, held the record for the most blocked shots in a season. Her senior year she averaged 19 points and 15 rebounds per game. Melissa was the Lady Bulldog Award winner in 1983.
Kathryn (Knaup) Landewee (1987) played volleyball, basketball, and softball. Her senior year she was Basketball Player of the Year, Volleyball Player of the Year, and was the recipient of the Lady Bulldog award. Kathy went on to play softball for Southeast Missouri State. The 1991 Otahkian team reached the NCAA Final Four, placing 4th in the nation in Division II; the only women's softball team at Southeast to achieve this national ranking.
Deana (McCormick) Ludwig (2002) was a member of the 4th Place State Volleyball Team in 2001. Deana also lettered in Basketball, and made Honorable Mention All-State & All-Districts her sophomore year and 2nd Team All-State and All-District her junior year. She was on the Final Four team winning 2nd at State her junior year, and in 2002 helped her team win the Class 2A Girls State Basketball Championship. Deana was named Basketball All-District, 1st Team All-State, and 2002 Female Southeast Missourian Player of the Year. She averaged 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game with a total of 1,457 career points; second on the women all-time scoring list. She holds the school record with 67% for field goal percentage and most rebounds with 874. She went on to play basketball and graduate from Quincy University. At Quincy, Deana received the Mart Heinan Award & was 1st Team All-Conference in 2006.
Paul Lynch (1988) was on the two State Championship basketball teams in 1986 and 1987. He was a two-time All-State selection in soccer. Paul had 49 goals during his high school career. Paul was a member of the three Final Four baseball teams and hit .475 with 23 RBI’s as a senior. He played soccer and baseball for Southeast Missouri State University. Paul played fast-pitch softball and was a member of the U.S. national team and has been on three ASA national championship teams and one world championship team.
Don Maurer (1974) was a three-sport letterman, MVP of the basketball team, record holder in track, and the Bulldog Award winner his senior year. In a 28-year basketball coaching career, his teams won two District Championships with the Bulldogs, three at St. Louis University High, and two at MICDS. His 2002 MICDS team won the Class 3A State Championship. Don also served for two years as an assistant coach at the University of Illinois. He was honored as the Missouri Basketball Coach of the Year in 2002 and was inducted into the Missouri Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2006.
Ron Maurer (1974) earned eight varsity letters in his three-year high school career. He played varsity baseball for three years, was a varsity track member for three years, and played varsity basketball for two years. An auto accident forced Ron into a wheelchair his junior year, but he continued to remain involved in athletics. He served as an officer of the Notre Dame Booster Club and coached both basketball and softball. Ron had a rewarding 10-year career in wheelchair sports, participating in road racing, tennis, racquetball, basketball and softball – highlighted by winning the 1997 Wheelchair Softball National Championship.
Jim Maurer (1969) was a guard on the basketball team that finished in the top four teams in Missouri class "M". He led the team with his per game average and free throw percentage. He also led the baseball team with his batting average of .350. He attended SEMO, played basketball and graduated with a major in Mathematics. Jim is owner and partner of the Rhodes101 Convenience stores and has remained an active volunteer serving time on various Notre Dame Committees.
Sommer McCauley (2004) received the Lady Bulldog Award her senior year, was Southeast Missouri Player of the year for basketball and volleyball her sophomore, junior and senior year, and Heartland Player of the year in 2004. She also made 1st team All-State in basketball and volleyball. Sommer was part of the 2003 State Final Four for volleyball and won volleyball districts in 2002 and 2003. She was also a member of the 2002 State Championship team, 2003 Final Four and District Champions in basketball. She received a full athletic scholarship in basketball and volleyball at Jefferson College where she received All-Regional in basketball. She graduated from Missouri Baptist University with a Bachelors in Business Management.
Nathan McGuire (1997) was three-year Varsity starter for the baseball team. He maintained an average batting average of .360 each year. In Nathan's senior year, he recorded a 10-1 pitching record with two "no-hitters" and was named to the All-State team. As a member of the basketball team, he averaged 17 points per game his senior year, was named Academic All-State and was awarded the Bulldog Award.
Fred Meystedt (1955) scored 876 points in his two seasons as a varsity basketball player. He is currently sixth on the all-time leading scorers list for a season, scoring 514 points his senior season. He also participated in track and baseball. Fred was one of the individuals that joined with Bob Miller to form the Notre Dame Booster Club. He was a very active member of this club and helped build it into the important club that it is today.
Bob Miller (1952) (deceased) averaged 13 points per game as a varsity basketball player and also lettered in baseball. In 1972, Mr. Miller gathered a group of volunteers and formed the Notre Dame Booster Club. With the efforts of Mr. Miller and his group, the Notre Dame Booster club continued to grow. The “Bob Miller Award” is still presented annually to an outstanding Booster Club member.
Ashley Millham (2003) was a member of the varsity basketball team four years and the track team two years. She holds school records in career points, career field goals made, points per game in a season, and points in a season. Ashley was named first team All-State and Academic All-State and received the Lady Bulldog Award in 2003. She ended her high school career being recognized as the Southeast Missourian Women’s Player of the Year. Ashley continued her basketball career at University of Central Missouri where she was a four-year starter, named the MIAA Conference Freshman of the Year and is in the UCM record books for 3-point field goals made, 3-point field goal percentage, number of games played in a career, number of assists in a career and the 1,000 points club and earned Academic All-Conference all four years.
Wayne Nenninger (1964) "Big Wayne" participated in basketball and track as a student. Coach Nenninger was hired as a teacher and coach at ND in 1970. During his 30 years here, he was an assistant boys’ basketball coach for 12 years and owns more victories at that level than any JV coach. He helped establish the boys’ soccer program, serving as the head coach from 1985 - 1990. He helped re-establish a cross-country program, serving as coach from 1993-2001.
Lisa (Millham) Nice (2002) was a part of the Second Place 2A State Basketball Team in her junior year and the 2A State Basketball Champions her senior year. She made First Team All-State as a sophomore and junior and Second Team All-State her senior year. She was also awarded the Academic All-State honor in her senior season. She holds the ND school records for most 3-pointers in a season with 88 and most 3-pointers in a career with 237. She is third in overall career points with 1326. Lisa played college basketball at Central Missouri from 2002-2005.
Angela (Judd) Nicholls (1993) was volleyball and basketball MVP, received the Lady Bulldog Award her senior year, and was All-District volleyball, All-District basketball and Academic All-State basketball.
Dawson Pikey (1956) (deceased) was a four-year basketball letterman at Cape Catholic High School. He went on to play at Southeast Missouri State University appearing in the NCAA championship in 1961. He then entered the coaching profession and coached at Hancock HS, Advance HS, Clayton HS and Meramec Junior College. He conducted coach’s clinics in Taiwan for the Olympic coaches and was national director for the MacGregor Basketball Coach’s Clinics for many years working with coaching greats: John Wooden, Bobby Knight, Tom Davis, Lou Carnesecca and Dean Smith. In 2007, Clayton HS named their court “Dawson Pikey Court” in honor of his accomplishments.
Adam Prasanphanich (2003) played soccer and track at Notre Dame. Adam was part of the 2000 and 2001 soccer District Champion teams. He earned All-District in 2000 and in 2001 earned All-District and All-State. In 2002, the soccer team won the Class 2 State Championship and Adam received All-State, All-District and Offensive Player of the Year awards. He was a four time All-State athlete in Track & Field qualifying for three events his junior year: 100 meter dash(4th), 200 meter dash(5th), and the 4x200 relay(8th). In his senior year, Adam was 3rd in State in the 100 meter dash. He is part of the 4x100 relay team holding the school record.
Ken Reiker (1962) was a basketball player on the varsity team for three years and was known as a “long range shooter” in the days before the 3-point shot. He won the highest free throw percentage award three years in a row. He averaged 26 points per game his senior year ranking him in the top 5 here at ND. He is tied for the school record for field goals in a game with 17 against Cape Central in 1962. He played basketball at Southeast Missouri State University for one year.
Ray Reinagel (1976) played basketball for 3 years and lettered all 4 years in baseball at Notre Dame. Ray was the MVP his senior year. He went on to play baseball at SEMO for 1 year. Ray became very active in men's fast pitch where he has won numerous state,regional and national titles. In 1995 his team won the gold medal in the final Olympics sports festival in Denver, CO. In 2010 Ray was elected to the Missouri ASA softball Hall of Fame. Ray stays very active in softball by coaching several girls teams during the summer and in 2003 became the assistant coach at Notre Dame. During that 13 year time period, softball has won 10 District titles, made 7 Final Four appearances and won a State Championship.
Tom Reinagel (1968) played basketball and baseball all four years at ND, batted over .340, and was a member of the pitching staff that recorded the lowest ERA in school history. Tom went on to play baseball at Mineral Area Junior College and Southeast Missouri State University. Tom has stayed active in athletics, building many youth sports community projects. Tom has been a passionate booster to Notre Dame. His name is synonymous with bingo, athletics and the ND campus.
Keith Ressel (1988) played varsity baseball four years with the team winning District all four years and competing at State three times, placing second (1985), second (1986), and fourth (1987). Keith won the Batting Title in 1986 (.436) and still holds the Season Stolen Base Record (27). In basketball, Keith played varsity three years, was named All-District and All-Region, competing and winning State in 1986 and 1987 (scoring 30 points and 8 rebounds). He averaged 20 pts and 10 rebounds his senior year and was named MVP, carrying a FG% of 58%. Keith was a member of the SEMO team in 1989 that finished second in the nation and the 1990 team that made it to the Elite 8.
Kirk Ressel (1986) was a member of both the baseball and basketball teams. The baseball team won four District titles and competed at State four times, winning State twice and placing second(1985) and third(1986). Kirk was captain of the first ever school basketball team to win State(1986) and was named to the All-Tournament team at the 1986 Christmas Tournament and the recipient of the Bulldog Award his senior year.
Ronnie Ressel (1987) and Danny Dohogne formed a truly dynamic basketball duo in the state of Missouri. Ronnie was a member of the State Championship teams in 1986 and 1987 and was a named to the All-State team. Ronnie holds school records for assists in a game (19), assists in a season (358), and assists in a career (743). He holds state records in assists in a season and the state record for assists in a game which was achieved during the State Championship game. Ronnie was also a member of the State Championship baseball team in 1984 and the baseball teams that went to state in 1985, 1986 and 1987. He went on to play basketball at East Central Junior College and Missouri Southern University.
Bruce Robert (1983) was a member of the 1983 baseball team that won the first State Championship in the school’s history. He played baseball for three years, basketball for two seasons, and ran track for one year. Bruce was the basketball team MVP as a senior when he averaged 14.5 points per game and won the defensive player award.
Greg Rubel (1993) played both baseball and basketball. He was named MVP two years for basketball and one year in baseball. In basketball, Greg was recognized as All-District and Academic All-State. In baseball, Greg was a member of the State Championship team and named First Team All-State. He received the Bulldog Award his senior year. Greg played baseball while attending Maryville University and currently holds the record for the most strikeouts in one season. He threw one no-hitter. He was named First Team All-Conference in 1996 and Second Team All-Conference in 1997.
Matt Rubel (1996) was a three-year starter in baseball, leading the team his senior year with 20 RBI’s and a batting average of .406. Matt was the MVP for basketball and was awarded Second Team All-State his junior and senior years. He was Academic All-State and the recipient of the Bulldog Award his senior year. Matt played basketball at Maryville University where he helped lead the team to SLIAC conference tournament and regular season championships. He was a GTE Academic All-American his senior year at Maryville.
Tony Rubich: (deceased) lead the Bulldog Basketball program from 1951-1966. During this period, his teams won 215 games. In 1960, the Bulldogs placed third in the Class M State Tournament. His team placed second in Regionals in 1966. Coach Rubich also coached baseball here for 15 years and served as Athletic Director. After leaving Notre Dame, he moved to St. Louis University High School and served as the head baseball coach there for many years.
Jim Schlitt (1979) was a member of the basketball and track teams. During his senior year, he was co-MVP of the basketball team with his twin brother Joe, averaged 16.5 points per game, and maintained an 85% free throw average. The team placed 2nd in the Christmas Tournament and were District Champs. Jim ran track for two years. He was the 1979 recipient of the Bulldog Award. Jim went on to play basketball for Southeast Missouri State, graduating in 1983.
Jeff Schott (1980) lettered two years in Basketball and four years in Baseball. His senior year he was awarded MVP and led the team in Free Throw percentage with a 77%. He averaged 18.3 points per game and played on the All Star Team. On the baseball field, in his senior year he was awarded MVP and had the team's highest batting average, .441. Jeff went on to pitch at Mineral Area College for one year. He played Fast Pitch softball for thirty years winning state and regional tournaments.
Amy (Debrock) Schweinbold (1995) received the softball defensive award her junior year. Amy’s senior year, she received the volleyball “most kills-most blocked” award, the best offensive player, the MVP award, and earned First Team All-District. Amy helped lead the basketball team to their first Final Four appearance, finishing second and being named to the Second Team All-State. She was selected for the Lady Bulldog Award her senior year. Amy graduated from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 2000, having played volleyball for one year and receiving the MVP award.
Mary Jane (Glueck) Schwieger (1980) was among the pioneers for female athletics at Notre Dame where she played volleyball, basketball and softball. She played volleyball for four years and twice received the team MVP. She also played basketball for two years and served as team captain her senior year and played softball for three years. She received the Lady Bulldog award her senior year.
Kathleen (Gambill) Sebby (1982) lettered four years in basketball, three years in softball and two years in volleyball. She was the leading scorer in basketball as a junior and senior and was named All-District both years. Kathleen was MVP of the basketball team her senior year. She went on to attend St. Louis Community College on a scholarship for basketball and softball. She transferred to Southeast Missouri State University in 1985 to play softball for the Otahkians.
Randi Senciboy (1999) received the Senior Award that year. She was named HealthSouth All-Tournament basketball team and to the Pirate Thanksgiving All-Tournament Team in 1997. Randi made All-District Honorable Mention in 1996 and 1997, All-District 1st team in 1997 and 1998 and All-Regional 1st team in 1998 and 1999 for basketball. She also made All-District Honorable Mention and All-Region Honorable Mention in 1998 for softball. Randi went on to play basketball at Missouri Baptist for 2 years and received Academic All-Conference both years.
Mickey Shannon (1952) (deceased) graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1952. He lettered in baseball three years and basketball all four years. He is in the top ten on the all-time scoring list in basketball for points in a season, scoring 577 points in 1952. After graduating from St. Mary's, Mickey went on to play four years at Regis College in Denver Colorado.
Scott Siebert (1984) played on the 1983 baseball team that won the first State Championship in the school’s history. He was also on the repeat Championship team in 1984 and a member of the third-place team in 1985. As a senior, Scott was the baseball MVP and received the pitching award. He was a member of the basketball team in 1984 and 1985, both District Championship seasons. Scott played baseball for Southeast Missouri State University, where he was an All-Conference player in 1988 and 1989.
Ali Tyson- Taufoou (2003) had the distinction of performing in state tournaments and meets in four sports-volleyball, basketball, soccer and swimming while at Notre Dame. She was on the 2002 basketball team that captured the Class 2 title. Basketball was three of the six trips she made with the Bulldogs to the final four during her four-year career. Ali was a four-year setter on the volleyball team placing fourth in 2001. In soccer she received first-team all-state honors while helping the team reach the 2003 title game winning 2nd place. A swimmer for one year, Ali qualified for the state meet and still holds the school record in the 100 breast stroke. She played volleyball and basketball while pursuing a degree in Business and a Masters in Advertising.
Jeff Unterreiner (1984) was a standout basketball and baseball player at Notre Dame. In basketball, he is in the top 5 on the all-time scoring list for a season scoring 616 points his senior year. He is also in the top 5 on the all-time rebounding list grabbing 332 rebounds his senior year. In baseball, he was a three-year starter. The bulldog baseball teams won State Championships Jeff's junior and senior years. Jeff was the Bulldog Award recipient his senior year. After high school, Jeff played basketball at Washington University in St. Louis. He was a three-year starter on a team that made it to the NCAA tournament his junior & senior years. He is third on the career rebounding list at Wash U. Jeff served as Notre Dame Booster Club president in 1993 and 1994.
Courtney Vickery (2002) played four years of soccer, volleyball, and basketball. During her athletic career, the volleyball team placed fourth in the State in 2001 and the basketball team were District Champions in 1999 and 2000, placed second in the State in 2001, and became State Champions in 2002. Courtney is the girls’ career leader in assists with 313 and is tied as the career leader in steals with 218. Courtney received the Lady Bulldog Award in 2002. She went on to play basketball at Maryville University where they won three Conference Championships and two NCAA Division II tournament appearances. In the 2005-2006 season she led the team in assists. In 2006 she received the Coach Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Team.
Matt Vollink (1997) received All-Conference, All-District, All-State in soccer. His team went on to win the 1st district title for Notre Dame. Matt played at Quincy University and graduated in 2001. While playing at Quincy he made All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, All-Region, Region Player of the Year, All-American, Top 25 in Quincy history and MVP. Matt is presently a teacher and soccer coach at Notre Dame. He is very proud to be a part of 2 Boys State Championships and part of many girls state runs.
Lloyd Williams (1967) was a versatile athlete who played basketball, baseball and track at Notre Dame. Lloyd set school track records in the 100 yard dash, 220 long jump and triple jump. He was a state qualifier in the 100 and long jump. Lloyd received the Outstanding Athlete Award his senior year. He later ran track at the University of Wisconsin-Superior where he set school records in the 40 and 60 indoor and 100 and 220 outdoor.
Tim Welter (1978) participated in basketball, baseball, and track. In basketball he was awarded MVP, was named to the All-District team and helped his team place 3rd at State. Tim was on the baseball team and held a batting average of .368. He was the recipient of the Bulldog Award and went on to attend SEMO and play basketball.
Bryce Willen (2005) received the Bulldog award that year. He was a 4 year varsity letterman in soccer and a member of the 2002 State Soccer Championship team. Bryce was also a 3 year varsity letterman in basketball and a member of the 2005 team that finished 4th in state and a member of the All-District and All-Region teams. A 4 year varsity letterman in track and field, Bryce made it to state 3 times. In 2002 he placed 7th in pole vaulting- class 2, 3rd place for class 3 in 2004 and won the Championship for class 3 his senior year. He still holds the school pole vaulting record with 14'6". He went on to the University of Mississippi where he competed in javelin and pole vault. He was Academic All-American and 4 time competitor at the SEC championships, 2 time competitor at NCAA championships. He finished 6th in the SEC and 14th in the nation in 2009 for javelin. He is the #2 all time in javelin at Ole Miss.
Joe Williams (1975) left his mark in varsity track, baseball, and basketball. In the 1974 Class 2A Track Meet, he placed fifth in the 100 yard dash and, at the 1975 State Meet, he was fourth in the triple jump and fifth in the 100 yard dash. Joe was MVP his senior year and currently holds the school triple jump record and the “retired” record for the 100 yard dash (this event is measured in meters today). Joe was also MVP his senior year in baseball and led the team with a batting average of .442. In basketball, he held the highest free throw percentage his senior year.
Brad Wittenborn has been a teacher at ND for over 25 years in the math and science departments. He served as head basketball coach for six seasons, compiling a record of 110 wins and 60 losses. His teams won back-to-back state championships in 1986 and 1987. Those teams hold 11 school records including most wins in a season (31) in 1987. He began coaching soccer in 1991. His soccer teams won 8 District Championships and won the Class 2 State Championship in 2002, 2006, and 2007.
Scott Wittenborn (2002) was a three-sport athlete who lettered three years in soccer, baseball and basketball. Scott Played outfield for the Bulldogs final four baseball team in 2002. In soccer he was twice named All-Conference, All-District and All-State. In basketball, he was a two-year starter and earned first team All-Region and selection to the State Coaches Association Academic All-State team. He later played soccer for two years at the University of Missouri- St. Louis and one year at Bradley University. He played basketball one year at UMSL.