2017 Sports Hall of Fame

11th Annual Lourdes High School Sports Hall of Fame!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

5:00 p.m. Social Hour & Silent Auction

6:00 p.m. Dinner & Awards

Rochester International Event Center

2017 Inductees & Honorees


Rachel (Horgen) Ties '97

Marylee (Libera) Horstmann '82

Ben Garry '97

Tim Kelley '74

Russ Higgins '95

Brian Kelly '72

Honored Teams

2000-2005 Varsity Boys Golf Teams

Gene Eiden Award

Dr. Michael Stuart

Click here to view the 2017 Sports Hall of Fame photos.

Lourdes Foundation is proud to sponsor the 11th anniversary of this event, which draws more than 400 guests in celebration and support of Lourdes High School athletics.

Athletes and coaches have been inducted each year. In addition, the event honors a championship team or teams, and the Gene Eiden Award is presented to a volunteer who has made a difference to athletics at Lourdes High School.

One regular attendee exclaimed, “I don’t know how it can get better every year when it is already great. But, somehow it does.”

Last year, more than $10,000 was raised through corporate sponsorships, the silent auction, and ticket sales.

Invitation to Nominate

Would you like to nominate an athlete, coach, or team for a future Sports Hall of Fame?

For criteria and nomination forms, click here.

2017 Sponsors

Please support our sponsors when choosing where you do business. Contact Lourdes Foundation at 507-289-2584 to become a Sports Hall of Fame Sponsor.

2017 Inductees

To nominate an individual, team or coach for future consideration, click here.

Rachel (Horgen) Ties '97

Rachel was a 4-year starter on the Lourdes Girl’s Basketball team (1993-1997) and one of ten players to score 1,000 points in her career.

She played college basketball at Wheaton College where she made 206 three-point baskets and scored 1356 career points ranking fourth in the schools record books.

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Marylee (Libera) Horstmann '82

Marylee contributed to two State Championships during her six year Lourdes High School tennis career.

She played singles and doubles all four years at the University of Houston.

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Ben Garry '97

Ben was an integral part of the initial Lourdes soccer club team.

He played professional soccer for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in 2001 and 2002.

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Tim Kelley '74

Tim earned nine varsity letters in football, hockey, and golf at Lourdes High School.

He went on to play hockey and golf at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

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Russ Higgins '95

Russ earned eight letters during his time at Lourdes High School, six of which were in golf.

He went on to play on the University of Minnesota Golf Team from 1995 to 1997.

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Brian Kelly '72

Brian was a notable contributor to the basketball, cross country, and track teams during his

at Lourdes High School.

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Gene Eiden Award Recipient

Dr. Michael Stuart

Instrumental in founding the Lourdes High School Sports Hall of Fame and long-time announcer at Lourdes football games.

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2017 Honored Teams

2000-2005 Boys Varsity Golf Teams

Players indicated with * will be recognized for their significant contributions to the success of the teams during these years.

Eric Ahlskog

John Ahlskog

Andrew Alexander*

Ben Alker

Dan Armstead

Josh Bargfrede*

Pat Becker

Michael Blum

Jeremy Bodensteiner

Joe Breen

John Brunkhorst

Charlie Cobb*

Eric Deutsch*

Tim Deutsch*

Jason DeVinny*

Mark Doyle

Hans Frederick*

Steve Gaines*

Mike Glatzmaier

Jay Hanson

Mark Horlocker

Kevin Huck

Matt Kenney

Mike Krowka*

Pat Kuisle

David Kurland

John Lane

Brian Larson*

Brandon May

Nate McGuine

Shaun Meinke

Eric Miller*

Dan Murry

Robbie Murry

Ben Passe

Eric Passe

Mike Pehler*

Dan Plizga

Frank Ray

Nick Rieder

Louis Rownd*

Paul Saletel

Eric Sparks

Mike Sparks

Dominic Spellman

John Stachnik

Steven Stanislawski

Nate Strauss

Chris Streiff

John Swanson

Mike Tieskoetter*

Mike Wylam

2016 Inductees, Honored Teams & Award Recipients

2016 Inductees

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Meg (Horan) Sullivan - '74

First female varsity tennis player, No. 1 singles player and MVP

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Joe Weis - '50

Lettered three years in football and basketball.

On the first Lourdes High School football team to win a State Championship.

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Jenny (Shaughnessy) Ferris - '05

Five time Minnesota State High School State Swim Champion.

2005 State High School Swimmer of the Year.

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Dan Gray - '81

Lettered three years in football, two years in basketball and four years in golf.

On the State Championship football team his junior year.

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Dave Jewison - Coach

Dave was the Lourdes High School football assistant coach for 35 years from 1969-2003.

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Ralph Peterson - Coach

Coach Ralph Peterson taught high school and successfully coached football for 30 years, He began at Lourdes from 1951 to 1956.

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Gene Eiden Award Recipient

Mark Even to Receive the Gene Eiden Award

Mark Even

Instrumental in founding the Lourdes High School Sports Hall of Fame and long-time announcer at Lourdes football games.

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2016 Teams

1964 State Championship Football Team

1989-90 Girls’ Basketball Team

1990-91 Girls’ Basketball Team

1991-92 Girls’ Basketball Team