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Table of Contents Publisher’s Letter of Welcome................................ 2

Football

Athletic Director’s Welcome.................................... 6

Soccer

Hall of Fame............................................................ 10 Pep Band................................................................ 17

Swim Swim & Dive

Cross Country......................................................... 19

Basketball

Football................................................................... 43 Soccer..................................................................... 85

Wrestling

Swim & Dive........................................................... 121 Basketball............................................................... 145

Baseball

Wrestling................................................................. 163 Baseball.................................................................. 175

Golf

Golf......................................................................... 187

Lacrosse

Lacrosse................................................................. 197 Tennis..................................................................... 207

Tennis

Track & Field.......................................................... 217

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President’s Welcome.............................................. 230 Principal’s Welcome............................................... 238

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School colors Blue and white Missouri state titles

54 Number of varsity sports

11 Number of faculty 86 Number of Jesuits 4 School website www.rockhursths.edu School phone number

816-363-2036

Sincerely,

Football Soccer Swim Swim & Dive Basketball

Mascot Hawklet

Wrestling

Accepted students 1914

Baseball

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Founded & Chartered

Lacrosse

Enrollment 1064 (all boys)

Tennis

Sponsorship Society of Jesus (Jesuit order)

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Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

Thank you for supporting the Rockhurst Hawklets with your purchase or by advertising in this Centennial edition of the All Sports Program. As we celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the charter of the school, we took the most in-depth look at our 11 varsity sports and their histories. What we found were wonderful stories of successes and failures. Athletics is a rich part of the educational experience for our Hawklets and has been since 1916 when the first sport (football) was started. This process has been a labour of love and we are very grateful to all who shared their stories. Upon interviewing the current head coaches, it was especially rewarding and humbling to hear great men trying to mentor and lead the next generation to be Men for Others who understand the value of passion and hard work. The Rockhurst community is truly blessed! We are a mosaic (much like our front cover) of inspirations. As you peruse the stories, statistics, lists and teams, please know that our advertisers are what make this all possible. We can tell our athletic traditions by your supporting those who support us. I would be remiss, if I didn’t thank the Rockhurst administration for its support. Also, the Principles of Journalism classes last year spent many hours doing the research and reporting from yearbooks, Prep News and talking to past coaches and players. Like a team put on the field, I am personally grateful to my team who started putting this together over 6 months ago, Robbie Haden and Tony Trabon (class of 2009) bled blue to help make all of this possible. So enjoy. We share these stories in a sense of appreciation to those who came before, a testament to our current programs that we carry on their traditions with pride, and an inspiration to every future boy who dreams of competing for the Hawklets!

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Michael Dierks Publisher Robbie Haden Director of Marketing Tony Trabon Director of Art & Layout Evan Lang, Enrique Mejia, Jacob Wolf

Staff writers* * All other copy written by Michael Dierks

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History Research by Principles of Journalism 1 students: Andy Basso, Alex Burnham, Ross Byers, Chris hajir, Nicholas Nelson, Brad Neunuebel, Peter Caffrey, Blasé Capelli, Tim Ealey, Brandon Easley, O’Neill, David Oboyski, Chris Ripper, Matt Ryan, Chris Fielder, Nick Genaris, Ryan Graham, Kevin Jack Smith, Ryan Smith, Myles Swoopes, Collin Hadley, Jake Hense, Brock Hightower, Henry Thompson, Dylan Veatch, Garrett Waeckerle, Hilliard, Zach Hoare, Emerson Hodes, Tyler Clay Wagar, Jake Waldenmeyer, Henry Weiler, Howard, Chris Jackson, Alex Johnson, Andrew Sam Wells, Patrick Young, Sam Ziglinski Kelley, Seth Klamman, Mike Lally, George Lester, Patrick McFarland, Patrick McGee, Max Mo-


THANK YOU CLASS OF 2014! Each incoming freshman who went out for a fall sport was asked to help the athletic department. Top salesmen - 5 ads!

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These select Rockhurst freshman sold three ads or 1 full page Aidan Verhulst Alec Grawe Alex Lee Alexander Arreguin André Putman Andrew Knopke Ben Johnson Brad Yancey Brendan McCann Brett Quiason Chris Hampel Christopher Busch Christopher Mundy Cole Stevenson Drew Novosel Edward Hauptmann Floyd Pitts Greg Keller Harrison Cowherd Hunter Hisky Jack Franken Jack Livers Jack Mercer Jake McDonough

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Athletic Director’s Letter One of the missions of co-curricular school activities is to serve as an extension of the classroom. There are strong lessons to be learned in athletics. One of those lessons is to set and maintain high standards of sportsmanship, ethics and integrity in our schools and our society. It is up to us to provide the direction and constant vigilance under which good sportsmanship can prosper and have a positive impact on our children, the leaders of tomorrow and ourselves. We feel the need to stress the type of exemplary behavior that should be exhibited by all coaches, players and spectators at our events. The value of the lessons learned by exhibiting good sportsmanship will last a lifetime. If we ever lose sight of that, then athletics is not worth sponsoring. The positive actions of a coach, athlete or spectator at an event can influence how our school is perceived in our own community and the communities of those schools we meet on the field of play. Sportsmanship, quite simply, translates to citizenship for our young men and women and all those involved with the interscholastic program. Through our programs young people learn and practice RESPECT … respect for self and respect for others. We are asking for your support in this effort by emphasizing to your son what is expected of them at an athletic event as a competitor or spectator. After all, such events are an extension of the school day, and we should expect the same type of respectful behavior exhibited in the athletic arena as we do in the class-

Be A Good Sport It is the desire of Rockhurst High School that good sportsmanship be practiced by students, players, coaches and fans. Acts such as throwing items on the playing surface, participation in vulgar cheers, participation in cheers

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against referees, etc., will be considered offensive to RHS as they don’t teach good sportsmanship. Violators will be escorted from the game and could be banned from attending future Rockhurst activities. Please support your school in a manner that will reflect positively on both you and your school.


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room. We urge you to ask your children to demonstrate self-control and selfdiscipline and at the same time, enjoy the games. Finally, we ask you to set a good example when in the stands at an event. It is only through these efforts that we can clearly communicate what is acceptable behavior. We hope that your positive example will help set the tone for those around you so we may all enjoy the games our athletic teams are involved in. Sportsmanship starts with you! When you purchase a ticket to an athletic event, you are given the privilege to view the action and to voice your support of our teams. We want that support to be in a positive tone. Simply put; let the coaches coach, the players play and the officials officiate. While in the stands tonight, cheer for the Hawklets and make us proud! We look forward to serving you this year and appreciate your continued support of Rockhurst athletics.

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Matt Darby

Assistant Athletic Director

Rick Staihr

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Baseball Basketball Football 2004 (2nd) 1932 (1st) 1969 (2nd) 2010 (3rd) 1949 (2nd) 1971 (1st) 1970 (2nd) 1973 (2nd) 1981 (1st) 1971 (3rd) 1986 (2nd) 1982 (2nd) 1983 (1st) 1987 (1st) 1986 (1st) 1989 (1st) 2000 (3rd) 1987 (1st) 2005 (3rd) 1989 (2nd) 2007 (2nd) 1999 (2nd) 2000 (1st) 2002 (1st) 2007 (1st)

1st Place finishes: 54 Golf 1974 (1st) 1976 (1st) 1977 (3rd) 1978 (2nd) 1979 (3rd) 1984 (1st) 1991 (1st) 1996 (2nd) 1997 (2nd) 1998 (1st) 1999 (1st) 2000 (1st) 2002 (3rd) 2003 (3rd) 2004 (2nd) 2005 (1st) 2006 (1st) 2007 (3rd) 2008 (1st) 2009 (1st) 2010 (1st)

Lacrosse 2001 (2nd) 2003 (1st) 2006 (1st) 2007 (2nd) 2008 (1st) 2009 (2nd) 2010 (1st)

Soccer 1987 (3rd) 1988 (2nd) 1989 (2nd) 1991 (3rd) 1994 (3rd) 1998 (1st) 1999 (1st) 2001 (3rd) 2002 (2nd) 2003 (3rd) 2004 (2nd) 2005 (3rd) 2006 (3rd) 2007 (1st) 2008 (1st)

Swim&Dive 2004 (1st) 2005 (1st) 2006 (1st) 2007 (1st) 2008 (1st) 2009 (1st)

Tennis Track&Field 1975 (1st) 1975 (1st) 1976 (1st) 1976 (1st) 1982 (3rd) 1983 (1st) 1986 (2nd) 1989 (3rd) 1995 (3rd) 1996 (1st) 1997 (1st) 1998 (1st) 1999 (1st) 2000 (1st) 2001 (1st) 2002 (1st) 2003 (1st) 2004 (1st) 2005 (1st) 2007 (1st) 2008 (2nd) 2009 (1st) 2010 (2nd)

2nd Place finishes: 24 3rd Place finishes: 19

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he concept came about when talking with students and parents about how Rockhurst athletics has impacted their lives. The answers were filled with stories, varied, yet carrying certain themes. As part of this exploration it is quite clear that over the last 100 years, many champions have walked the halls. But the term champion has such a broader meaning than winning state or a league title. The statistics are actually quite gaudy, but typically that isn’t the first recollection of a former player. No, they will talk about the time spent with teammates and those life-long bonds created through sweat and a common pursuit. They will have stories about their coaches and remember the character lessons they learned from their favorite coach and how those skills he tried to impart on his athletes, not only allowed for Rockhurst to be successful on the field of play, but also later on in life. So, we have playful dubbed these histories, “and so it was written” because for some sports there wasn’t a whole lot of formal history written down. Please enjoy the pages and the fun we have had in exploring each of the 11 varsity sports which Rockhurst High School currently offers. Because it is hard to recognize all the great names and stories, we tried to encapsulate the successes and trends and at times, brought up mention of those names which were emphasized during their era.

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T. Michael Lillis `56 (2004)

Helm W. Lillis `50 (2007)

Bill Lillis `76 (2009)

Len LeCluyse `43 (1992)

Timothy G. Johnson `80 (2005)

Timothy C. Jantsch `77 (2004)

Thomas W. Jantsch `77 (2004)

Eddie Halpin - Coach (1991)

Louise Grovenburg - Parent (2006)

Joseph B. Groner `64 (2004)

Mark J. Goodspeed `75 (2004)

James Gleeson `29 (1991)

Alex George `55 (1998)

Ronald L. Geldhof - Coach (2004)

Christopher J. Garlich `75 (2004)

Alton Davis, Jr. - Coach (1998)

Chris Cummings `72(2009)

Jerome C. Culver - Coach(2006)

Jeffrey S. Crippin `76 (2004)

David B. Cone `81 (2005)

Janet Cauley - Parent (2003)

Patrick J. Caldwell `61 (2007)

Doug Bruce `67 (2008)

Brad E. Budde `76 (2004)

Louis Robert Bauers `63 (2003)

W. Robert Aylward `45 (2006)

Edward “Jay” Reardon `76 (2004) Kerry Reardon `67 (2002) Jack Reichmeier `49 (1992) Alonzo Robinson `53 (2005)

Thomas F. Muehlbach `64 (2004) Sean Mulcahy `72 (2009) Owen Murphy `32 (1992) Jerome C. Overton `55 (2006) David C. Poskin `78 (2005)

Ken Mayer `65 (2009) Paul McGannon Sr. `44 (2005) Raymond “Red” McKee `25 (1991) Edward Mehrer `56 (1998) Paul Migliazzo `82 (2008)

Edward Reardon `33 (2003)

Thomas M. Raimo `55 (2007) Christopher Muehlbach `73 (2003)

Pat Mason `17 (1991)

Rick Pribyl `66 (2008)

Sports Hall of Fame. • Membership on the Sports Hall of Fame Committee will include a three-year term, with no consecutive repeat terms. • The Rockhurst Athletic Director and Executive Director of Alumni Affairs and Assistant to the President will make appointments to the Sports Hall of Fame Committee.

Steven B. Mingori `62 (2007)

contributed in some great measure to the success of the Rockhurst Athletic Program. Potential inductees include players, coaches, and anyone who benefited the program. • A player must have lettered and graduated from Rockhurst. • A player must have graduated from Rockhurst at least fifteen (15) years before nomination to the

Thomas Lillis `49 (1998)

Each year, a committee of alumni and coaches reviews candidates submitted from the general alumni base for consideration for induction to the Sports Hall of Fame. Nominations for the Sports Hall of Fame should be forwarded to either the school’s Athletic Director or the Alumni Affairs Office. Guidelines for selection include the following: • The candidate must have

Process for Selection

Context In 1991, Rockhurst High School established its Sports Hall of Fame, which included five charter members who had distinguished themselves as some of the most prominent performers in the school’s rich athletic history. Since that time, many more people have been added to this illustrious group, which represents the best of the best for sports achievement at Rockhurst.

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Cecil Stockdale `76 (2004) John “Red” Sullivan `26 (1991) Mark Teahan `78 (2003) Joseph Teasdale `53 (2003) Pat Tierney `66 (2009)

W. Stephen Ryan `59 (2007)

Don Schilling `61 (2009)

Tony Severino - Coach (2008)

Raymond Sonnenberg `30 (1992)

Virgil D. Staponski `67 (2007)

after name if alum and induction year in parenthesis

Bob Williams `48 (1992) John A. Williams `50 (2006)

With three varsity letters in both wrestling and track, Tom graduated with a successful athletic career at Rockhurst even without football. But Tom did play football, and he excelled at it. Starting as varsity lineman his junior and senior seasons, he made his mark as one of the greatest big men to ever wear the Hawklet jersey. Following an All-District junior bout on the offensive line and a state championship, Tom switched over to the defensive side, where he made a living. As a defensive end, Tom raked in All-District, All-Metro, All-State, Adidas All-American honors and started in the MO/ KAN All-Star game. He went on to play at Notre Dame, where he swapped back to the offensive side.

Tom Freeman Class of 1983

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Another great big man and the first Hawklet to ever win the coveted Simone Award for the most outstanding player in the Kansas City area, Tim was a huge contributor on both sides of the ball. Leading Rockhurst to a state title as a senior in 1986, he caught 17 passes for 203 yards and four touchdowns, as well as 106 tackles. Continuing his great senior year, Tim was part of only the second basketball team to win state. Then in the spring, he set the school shot put record that still stands today, and is also on the Track & Field All-Time Team. Tim went on to play for Notre Dame, lettered all four years, and played three seasons in the NFL.

Tim Ryan Class of 1987

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A standout baseball and basketball athlete, Mark unfortunately attended Rockhurst at the time when baseball was not a varsity sport. So he represented the school by participating on the basketball team; but not only did he participate – he dominated. Leading the team to a second place state finish in 1970 and third place in 1971, Mark averaged 19.6 ppg his final year and earned himself a spot in the Basketball All-Time Team. Attending William Jewell College, as a two-sport athlete, Mark became a star pitcher as well a go-to basketball player who is now in the school’s athletic Hall of Fame. He went on to be a play baseball in the Minor League system.

Mark Stipetich Class of 1971

Two-sport athlete Kevin, standing at just 5-10, was a much bigger presence than his size may have shown. Quaterbacking the 1981 football team to its second state title ever, he topped off his high school career with two rushing touchdowns in that game, including a 64-yard TD scramble – setting a Show-Me Bowl record for the longest run from scrimmage. Kevin also contributed to the basketball team as a starting guard and two-year letterman, and added another letter in track. Moving to the next level, Kevin went on to play football at the University of Arkansas where he was a defensive back. A fifth-round NFL draft pick, he played one season in both San Diego and Kansas City.

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Kevin Wyatt Class of 1982

betical order with graduation year

William T. Whitaker `77 (2004)

Vic Zahner `27 (1992)

Inductees are listed in alpha-

James Whitaker `63 (1998)

Beach Tuckness -Coach (2001)

2010 Rockhurst Hall of Fame Inductees

John A. Steck `40 (2006)

James J. Ryan - Coach (1998)

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University. His biggest sports influence was being part of the 1985 World Champion KC Royals. An avid hockey fan, Mr. McGannon is a part of NHL21 Civic Group, which attempts to bring NHL games and ultimately an NHL franchise to Kansas City. Mr. McGannon and his wife have three sons: PT, Brian and Kevin.

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Front Row L to R: Katie Daniels (9) Grace Bisbee (12-Captain) Theresa Murphy (11) Alex Radtke (11) Lindsay Cook (11)

Front Row L to R: Katie Daniels (9) Back Row L to R: Grace Bisbee (12-Captain) Lauren Theresa Murphy (11) Laudan (12-Captain) Alex RadtkeSara (11) Meurer (10) Lindsay Cook (11)

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Rockhurst Alma Mater

Hail Blue and White We’re going to fight We’re going to fight for you Hail Blue and White! With all our might We’re going to see you through. And when the clouds of battle roll, And press around your standards true, We’ll push them back Until the light of victory shines On the Blue and White!

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Each day we live in praise of Alma Mater Standing together hailing white and blue. As men for others ever, ever faithful To Rockhurst High we pledge our hearts to you. As men for others ever, ever faithful To Rockhurst High we pledge our hearts to you.

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Written by Fr. Terrence Baum, SJ - 2007 Score by Sibelius

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Rockhurst Fight Song: “Hail Blue and White”

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Written by Mr. Alton Davis and Fr. Martin Corrigan, SJ 1952. Score written by Mr. Patrick Loftus.

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P. Harry Dierks Don F. Dierks Robert L. Dierks Gene H. Dierks James R. Dierks Jack W. Dierks Richard H. Dierks Robert H. Hodes William D. Hodes Bernard D. Dierks F. McD. (Don) Dierks Lawrence Dierks

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Peter J. Ismert Nicholas A. Hodes Matthew C. Dierks H. Joseph Hodes Christopher M. Hodes Brian C. Dierks Christopher D. Dierks Patrick L. Dierks Ted W. Hodes Stephen A. Hodes Jr. Stephen P. Neenan Vincent V. Hodes

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George M. Ismert William H. Oades Jr. Nicholas J. Aylward Brian E. Ismert Patrick T. Neenan Joel R. Steed Gerald L. Miller Kevin M. Aylward Matthew J. Neenan Daniel A. Neenan Phillip D. Steed Brian B. Aylward

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Peter H. Dierks James R. Dierks Jr. Michael J. Neenan Stephen A. Hodes Joseph P. Ismert John W. Dierks Jr. Timothy M. Dierks W. Michael Ismert Joseph M. Neenan Richard P. Dierks John R. Neenan Thomas G. Ismert Daniel A. Ismert Daniel S. Dierks James J. Neenan Jeffry B. Hodes Bob P. Neenan Matthew J. Ismert Robert G. Ismert

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Brian P. Hodes John P. Ismert Michael T. Steed Michael J. Dierks Chris J. Ismert Kevin M. Neenan William M. Hodes Daniel J. Oades Michael G. Donohoe Joseph N. Ismert Gregory H. Steed James G. Donohoe M. Benedict Ismert Jeffrey S. Dunn M.D. Luke J. Ismert Dominic P. Ismert Michael A. Dierks Timothy S. Dunn James P. Aylward

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Benjamin R. Hodes Joseph S. Dunn James H. Miller Timothy R. Ismert Benjamin T. Neenan Richard H. Dierks Cody J. Stabler Kevin C. Ismert Vincent J. Ismert James F. Ismert Jack F. Hodes James W. Koppen James P. Oades Kyle T. Kongs Nathaniel J. Neenan Patrick J. Franke Henry J. Hodes Sean M. Hodes Nathan J. Foster

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t really is a pretty simple sport. Often sage coaches share this insightful advice, “put one foot in front of the other.� The courses are full of turns, dips, hills and awkward footing. Hundreds of athletes approach that starting line, all trying to put one foot in front of the other, faster than the competitor next to him. But the challenge comes to starting out at a smart pace, working as teams (the top 5 runners add up their places with the lowest score winning the competition), and handling all the unique points of a course. In 1963 a scholastic Jesuit named Mr. Lumaghi started the program where runners would race for 2 miles in a field. While it took a while for the squad to build numbers, by 1968 there were 23 harriers training for the sport. Over the past 20 years that number started to increase considerable. Under the direction of Doctor Jorge Taracido the squad ballooned to over 50 athletes each season. Now, under Mr. Michael Dierks, over 70 runners generally put on their racing singlet as it consistently is one of the largest boy’s programs in the state of 197 Missouri. 4 Beyond an increase in numbers, there have been several benchmark seasons as the program continues to search for its first district championship and state trophy. Seven teams have qualified for the state championships (1976, 1984, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009) and at about 80 individuals have represented the Rock at the state championships. Over the almost 47 year history as a Rockhurst sport, it took a while for the program to get going but in the early to the last 1970s great runners such as Tim McNamara, Mark Barkosfke, Tim and Tom Jantsch, Mike Gaughn, Tom Snodell brought the squad and sport respect under the guidance of Father Len McCabe, S.J. The 70s were a boom to the sport of running nationwide and Tim Jantsch is the highest state finisher (3rd) in school history. Then in the mid early to mid 1980s Johnny Grier, Stewart Gillen, Matt Blake and Jeff Bressette helped the harriers under both Mr. Bill Munnighoff and Mr. Buddy Worth. In the last 80s and 90s, Pat Fanning helped the Hawklets return to the state meet and start a mini-trend of strong runners such as Pat Robinson, Hans VanZanten and Hal Marsh led their respective teams. Doctor Taracido was the longest tenured coach (1987-1996) and took three teams to the regional meet. Since that time, Coach Dierks has tried to carry on the traditions and bring the sport to the front of the sports pages. In the last 14 years, 5 teams have represented the Rock at state, 10 teams have qualified for the regionals (now called sectionals). Race distances have increased to 5,000 meters (equivalent 3.1 miles) but the purity of the sport and the traditions established back in the 60s still pervade and there is one certainty, you will see them traveling up and down the grass median on Ward Parkway, trying to be faster, more efficient and tougher at putting one foot in front of the other.

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Michael Schaefer Chris Brown Rory Donnelly Sean O’Donnell Chris Winger Brennan Metzler Brian Graham Patrick Tweedy Jeff Poskin

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dy (’04 ) “Seeing all of t h trips t o big m e eet incredib le off- s and se son tra ining th aat the guys ar e doing t days m akes m hese e r proud to know eally my tim t e at Ro hat ckhurs was a t tu to havin rning point g guys p that m uch ef ut in fo cross countr rt to y.”

career warrants consideration. This select group trained the roads, Ward Parkway and so much more to compete successfully at the local and even state level. We are proud of these Harriers! They help represent all of those who put on the racing singlet.

Pat Fanning (’91) ere Rockhurst, there w at s ar ye rly ea y m “During ‘I didn’t ould hear guys say w I n he w es tim l severa the time I s country team.’ By know we had a cros sport become a strong fall d ha y tr un co s os left, cr d getting recruiting runners an do ci ra Ta or ct Do ith w rs up around 60. the program’s numbe

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Just recently created, the All Time Rockhurst Cross County team is composed of some of the most accomplished individuals to participate in this endurance sport. Submission for membership to the squad can be submitted to the Athletic Director or head coach, with credentials as to why their high school cross country

Cross Country History - All Time Team

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Enrique Mejia Michael Neisius Evan Daugherty Jack Fletcher Gallager Ring Matt Clifford Jeff Poskin Patrick Tweedy

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Brennan Metzler John Dollerschell Chris Winger Chris Brown Andrew Coughlin Mike Schaefer David Wood Vince Roebel

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Justin Deeken Hal Marsh Dustin King Patrick Robinson Hans Van Zanten Patrick Fanning Rick Grady Brian Armstrong

faith, scholarship, leadership, athletics.

At the conclusion of each cross country season, team members and coaches vote for the senior who has best exemplified the following criteria for the Golden Spike Award:

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XC at a Glance Year started: 1963 Participants in all levels: 77 State 1st Places: None State 2nd Places: None

State 3rd Places: None Last Year: Placed 10th at state; third consecutive team qualficiation

Youth movement brings excitement, challeges T-shirts! If you have ever participated in a local road race, you probably got a T-shirt. Runners have collections of them with all types of meanings and inspirational quotes (mostly put on the back to inspire runners behind you). So, when the 2009 Rockhurst cross country team qualified for the state championship meet for the third year in a row, T-shirts were at hand commemo-

rating the little streak. “I didn’t want to know anything about them, afraid of bad karma or something. But I am excited for the kids that get a chance to step up and be part of this budding tradition. Hopefully, they can continue to buy into the trust and training, maybe we can even have T-shirts made when we win a state championship,” Mr. Michael Dierks, head coach said. Maybe that should be the back of the program’s upcoming T-shirt as Coach a

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Above:Team togetherness is a key component to Rockhurst cross country’s pack mentality. Before each varsity race the runners form a circle and offer words of wisdom and encouragement so that each knows his back is covered.

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work because it didn’t matter what age or group you were in, everyone got along really well. We were just friend, so whether you were a freshman or whatever, you were still a part of the team. That really helped with the training,” graduate Matthew Neisius said. According to Coach Dierks endurance running is a slow evolution of the body. By training consistently, the body adapts to become more efficient. If we train smart and move around in levels of intensity and terrain, we can really see what year-round training can do.

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cepts of training and trust to all levels as they try to accept the sacrifices in order to achieve the rewards in becoming a committed distance runner. “It takes a lot of discipline to train at a competitive level. We train when it is hot, when it is cold, when we are tired and when we are eager. The sport has all types of strategies in how to train and in how to race, but it is rather simplistic in that it starts with a consistency in training and a belief that results will pay off down the line,” Coach Dierks explained.

The last three state qualifying teams bonded together as they trained between 55-70 miles per week. They made the commitment to summer training and even the elite runners realized that both track and winter training prove beneficial. Runners like graduates Enrique Mejia and Matthew Neisius were part of the varsity when older runners really displayed both the work ethic and the team camaraderie. “Older runners just kind of kept us in line [when we were younger] and we kind of kept doing it. It seems to

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Above Left: All seven runners take off at the District championships. Right: junior Zach Herriott and graduate Enrique Mejia led the team as top two runners. Mejia passed along a great work ethic to Herriott. Bottom Left: Running for one, for his team, for the program and for Rockhurst, all team members huddle up around coach to pray the Hail Mary and jog down to the starting line.

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 And the goal for the varsity is to take the whole team down to state, represent the program, the school, and even the city. Learning to keep that goal in focus is part of the challenge. “It was a lot of pressure but it was definitely a lot of fun too. To be able to ride up there with the team was a really good experience,” Neisius said. So with anywhere from four to five seniors in last year’s top seven, this year’s squad is going to have some new faces. However, in the past, Hawklet teams have been defined by their depth not their number one runners. This year should be different. “I am actually tremendously excited

about the upcoming season because I think we have some really passionate and talented runners,” Coach Dierks said. Junior Zach Herriot returns as the top runner from last year. During the cross country season, he narrowly missed an All-State placement and used that as motivation during the winter months to establish himself as one of the areas rising stars. “My main goal is to bring the team up closer to me. On runs, I go out ahead, but loop back around a few times to run with them - it helps out the team aspect. I need them and they need me,” Herriott said. In addition to Herriott at the front,

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the varsity will most likely be full of lots of juniors. Scott Tettambel returns with two years of varsity experience. Throughout last season, Ryan McAnany, Tanner Shuey, Sam Maassen, Ryan Smith all put on the white racing singlets. McAnany and Shuey ran in state series races. Maassen and Smith got hurt mid-season while running in positions five to seven on the varsity. “It will be tough to replace the state experience of Enrique, Matthew and Vince [Migliazzo], but we have very capable runners to not only return to state, but to compete for a trophy if this core group can handle the big pressure races, stay healthy

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runners to work on parts of races, to race tired and to sharpen toughness. The state series will once again be a very trying 3-race sequence. Districts and Sectionals include several state champion team contenders and only the top four advance each week.

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having fun,” Coach Dierks said. “A key for this group is that they benefit from training with Zach and that makes them better. They can’t sit back and let him get too far away.” Other strong summers that might impact the varsity are sophomores Van Schloegel and Curran Steck and seniors Matt Brill and Blake Campbell. There has traditionally been one or two runners who also make a run for the varsity that were previously unexpected. Will this continue in 2010? So, if the training continues to improve, where is the trust factor important? Trust in each other. Trust in the training. Trust in the coaches. “The coaching staff will have somewhat of a new look as we welcome four new coaches. Our sport is unique in that most days we train freshman through seniors as a team, breaking them down in workouts. Having a good coaching staff to keep them

disciplined and motivated; I think we have found those people,” Coach Dierks said. Joining Coach Dierks will be long time coach, Dr. Jorge Taracido. They will welcome back two former runners in Mr. Scott Reagan and Mr. Ben Stueve. Additionally, they will gain two runners from the DeSmet line in Mr. Max Buehler, SJ and Mr. Sean Lawlor. Last year’s state performance was a disappointment so there will be some minor adjustments in when to train hard and adding more hill and strength training into the mix throughout the season. The varsity will focus on three regular season meets: Forrest Park, where they race against the very best from the St. Louis and Columbia area on a flat course; Rim Rock is a challenging course that mirrors some of the state hills; K.C. Metro Championships on another fairly flat course against some 30 schools. The remainder of the schedule will allow for

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all but 3 of his seasons. As a runner at the University of Notre Dame, Coach Dierks has brought a strong pack running philosophy to the program. In the classroom, he teaches Principles of Journalism, Newspaper I, Newspaper II and advises the school newspaper, the Prep News. He is also the arts chair and the head coach for track & field.

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Entering his 16th year at the school, Head Coach Michael Dierks relies upon his runners to be selfmotivated and passionate. He recognizes that it is the internal drive which must motivate endurance athletes. In his 13 years as the head coach, the program has qualified for the state meet 5 years (including the past 3 in a row). They have also advanced past the district meet in

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District Championships - Raymore-Peculiar Course Name *Zach Herriott *Matthew Neisius *Enrique Mejia *Scott Tettambel *Vince Migliazzo Dylan Macoubrie Ryan McAnany

5K Time 16:47.4 17:02.9 17:07.2 17:19.5 17:20.2 18:00.3 18:12.0

Place 7th 12th 16th 21st 22nd 36th 43rd

Average/Mile 5:25.0 5:30.0 5:31.4 5:35.5 5:35.5 5:48.5 5:52.3

!Team Finish: 3rd out of 10 teams

Sectional Championships - Longview Course Name *Zach Herriott *Enrique Mejia *Matthew Neisius *Scott Tettambel Vince Migliazzo Will Koch Dylan Macoubrie

5K Time 16:52.1 17:25.1 17:29.3 17:36.3 17:49.2 18:35.1 18:41.8

Place 9th 20th 22nd 27th 34th 51st 53rd

Average/Mile 5:26.5 5:37.1 5:38.5 5:40.7 5:44.9 5:59.7 6:01.9

!Team Finish: 4th out of 8 teams

State Championships - Oak Hills Course, Jefferson City Name Zach Herriott Enrique Mejia Matthew Neisius Scott Tettambel Tanner Shuey Vince Migliazzo Dylan Macoubrie

5K Time 17:11.1 17:52.3 18:06.0 18:06.2 18:47.5 18:51,1 19:24.3

Place 26th 68th 84th 85th 140th 142nd 149th

Average/Mile 5:32.6 5:45.9 5:50.4 5:50.4 6:03.7 6:04.9 6:15.6

Team Finish: 10th out of 16 teams

Top 20 - 5,000 meter times - 2009 season Name Zach Herriott Enrique Mejia Matthew Neisius Vince Migliazzo Scott Tettambel Dylan Macoubrie Ryan Smith Will Koch Ryan McAnany Sam Maassen Matt Brill

Time 16:33.4 16:39.4 16:55.0 17:05.1 17:17.2 17:46.1 17:46.3 17:57.0 17:58.7 17:59.0 18:03.8

Avg/Mi 5:20.5 5:22.4 5:27.4 5:30.7 5:34.6 5:43.9 5:44.0 5:47.4 5:48.0 5:489.1 5:49.6

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Course S.M. West K.C. Metro K.C. Metro S.M. West S.M. West S.M. West Grandview Districts K.C. Metro Grandview Grandview

Name Time Tanner Shuey 18:05.0 Blake Campbell 18:10.7 Brendan O’Connor 18:11.2 Dominic Gassman 18:24.1 Jared Crandall 18:26.8 Ian Swalwell 18:29.0 Hunter Seabaugh 18:39.4 Michael Lally 18:39.7 Van Schlogel 18:46.4 Kevin Oyler 18:46.4

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Ben Stueve

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turns to cross country after taking a few years off from coaching the sport. He is currently engaged to Claire. The highlight of his athletic career was medaling at the Ray Pec cross country meet his senior year; it was special for him to see from where he had started his freshman year.

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both his Master’s and Doctorate from Missouri. He is the foreign language department chair, and teaches Spanish and World History courses. Along with having a daughter, Magdalena, and a granddaughter, Maia, poetry, history and archaeology are a big part of his life.

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Jorge Taracido Having coached every level of the cross country team at some point, Coach Taracido, better known as Doctor, is the freshman coach this season. Doctor was born in Güines, Cuba and went to high school at Central in Springfield, Mo. After a BA at the University of California (Pa.), he received

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A running man’s, Coach Reagan, a former cross country runner in high school, sticks to his roots as a coach for both sports. A graduate of RHS (’99), he returned to him alma mater in 2003. He received BA degrees from both Mizzou and UMKC, as well as his MA degree from Baker. He works as a History teacher. Coach Reagan re-

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freshmen Theology. Married, Coach Stueve enjoys reading, writing, playing the guitar, running and the outdoors. A highlight in his athletic career was earning his first high school varsity letter during his junior year. If he wasn’t a teacher or coach, he says he would be writer.

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A marathon runner, Coach Buehler sure knows his distance running. In his second year with the program, he was a cross country and track runner at DeSmet Jesuit before attending St. Louis University for undergrad. Coach Buehler teaches both Theology and Spanish at the Rock. He has run in two marathons: the St. Louis Marathon

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in 2006 and the Chicago Marathon in 2008. If he coached another sport he says it would be swimming because he loves to be in the water and win state championships every year. His best coaching memory is taking long runs with the students; they aren’t easy on him, but they sure get him in shape.

Sean Lawlor volunteer coach

Diego. He is teaching Theology this year. His hobbies include playing guitar, writing, running and enjoying new adventures to unknown destinations. If he wasn’t coaching or teaching, Coach Lawlor says he would be experiencing new things, writing about them and seeing where they take him.

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ockhurst has been labeled a football school. If you read the other histories you will soon find out that while “yes” Rockhurst has been successful with its football program. it isn’t near the most successful sport. (Read the others and see). But let’s give football its due. Since 1916 when it began there have been 55 seasons where the Hawklets lost two games or fewer. Early in the development of the program, Coach Pat Mason helped lead the team to its first undefeated season in 1923 (7-0-1). During Coach Mason’s time, the rivalry between DeLaSalle began (in 1918). The next four coaches, Coach Ed Halpin, Coach Marty O’Keefe, Coach Godfrey Kobets and Coach Ralph Cormany oversaw teams that won nine Catholic Youth Championships. Undefeated seasons included 1939 Under Coach O’Keefe (8-0-1), 1942 and 1945 under Coach Kobets and in 1947 under Coach Cormany. In 1952 Coach Al Davis began his legendary career by bringing in the “split T” offense. One of his strongest early teams was in 1954 when Alex George and Ed Mehrer led the Hawklets to Rockhurst’s second perfect season and another league championship. As defenses caught up to the split T, Coach Davis made adjustments and finally in 1971, the first state championship was brought home. Also by the 1970s, several fierce rivalries where beginning to fade. DeLaSalle used to be as intense as it got, where the winner took the “Little Brown Jug” for the season. Rockhurst got the upper hand in the series with a 32-13-5 record but the series ended in 1970. Past players (from the 1950s) also recall the tough teams from Bishop Ward during that era when Kansas City, MO Catholic schools didn’t have an eighth grade, so they were playing against guys at least 1 year older. But Rockhurst was proud of its focus on fundamentals and hard work – something that allowed the program to consistently win and teach life-long skills. As someone wrote about Coach Davis, “men today ages forty to their seventies who hear the words ‘By God Gentlemen’ will either smile or cringe, knowing you are talking about Al Davis. He was a principled man who saw no grey, only black and white.” By the time he moved full time into the Athletic Director role in 1975, Rockhurst football was a known quantity. He passed the reigns onto his longtime assistant Coach Jerry Culver who took the program to a larger stage, competing at the state level. Since 1980, the Hawklet football program has won 27 District championships. Coach Culver also brought home a first and second place finish at state in 1981 and 1982. (Story continued to next page) 1

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1964

1951

During this era new rivals began to emerge such as Jefferson City. One difference from his years to Coach Davis, was the shift of smaller linemen and the physicality of the game. In Coach Davis’ era it was normal to see linemen successful at between 160-180 pounds but as the game evolved, bigger players started roaming the halls. Both Coach Davis and Coach Culver are inducted into the Missouri Coaches Hall of Fame. So when it was time to bring in another coach, Coach Davis walked in a young man from Shawnee Mission Northwest and introduced him to the principal as the next head football coach. 28 years ago, Coach Tony Severino inherited a successful program and has expanded it from a local and state entity to a regional and national school. That success was immediate, winning the state championship and fielding a team full of Division I talent in his first season (1983). There were back-to-back championships in 1986 and 1987 (along with a second place finish in 1989). It took the Hawklets about a decade to regain that form, returning to the state championship game in 1999. Since that year, Rockhurst is typically in the picture for top local and state teams. Three state championship trophies rest in the trophy case from this past decade (2000, 2002 and 2007). Again, the sport continued to get bigger (both the players and the exposure) and local schools were wary of scheduling the Hawklets so travel became a necessity. Also Blue Springs grew into a tough rival. It is hard to list all the instrumental players, but it is safe to say that Rockhurst is a proud football school. We just believe that it complements our other ten varsity sports!

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Dick Flucke 1924 Jim Hogan 1925 Red McKee 1925 Duck Scanlon 1925 Red Sullivan 1926 Ed Henke 1927 Vic Zahner 1927 Jim Gleeson 1929 Ray Sonnenberg 1930 Ritchie Sullivan 1930 Owen Murphy 1932 John Scanlon 1938 John Steck 1940 Joe Fagan 1941 Len LeCluyse 1943 W. Roberty Aylward 1945 Thomas J. O’Brien 1946 Shad Garnett 1947 Bob Williams 1948 Jack Reichmeier 1949

1955

45 ~

Joe Spinello Pat Tierney Kerry Reardon Virgil Staponski Pete Santoro Mike Meyers Vince Nowak Jerry Reardon Phil Poppa Mike Fagan Chris Cummings Brian Meyers Sean Mulcahy Kevin Hart Chris Garlich Mark Goodspeed Brad Budde Jeff Crippen Bill Lillis Cecil Stockdale

Rockhurst coaches have reviewed the many years of football teams and individual players and then honored additional players, naming them to the All Time Hawklet squad yearly with the school criteria of having graduated five years out.

John A. Williams 1950 Arlen Staab 1951 Joe Bukaty 1953 Alonzo Robinson 1953 Joseph Teasdale 1953 Alex George 1955 Joe Moore 1955 Jerry Overton 1955 Tom Raimo 1955 Pat Keating 1956 Mike Lillis 1956 Ed Mehrer 1956 Tim Gardner 1960 Don Schilling 1961 John McCambridge 1963 Jim Whitaker 1963 Charlie Elmer 1964 Joe Groner 1964 Thomas Muehlebach 1964 Kenneth Mayer 1965

In 1970, Rockhurst and DeLaSalle played their 50th and final football game. A select committee from each school named an All Time Football Team. Twenty years later, during the celebration of Rockhurst’s 75th year of football, the All Time Team was updated.

Football History - All Time Team

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1965 1966 1967 1967 1968 1969 1969 1969 1970 1971 1972 1972 1972 1974 1975 1975 1976 1976 1976 1976

1991


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Mike Lombardo 1977 Bill Whitaker 1977 John Hiatt 1979 Tim Johnson 1980 David Cone 1981 Wayne Evans 1982 Tony Fritz 1982 Jim Houston 1982 Paul Migliazzo 1982 Brad Tyrer 1982 Kevin Wyatt 1982 Tom Freeman 1983 Jim Davis 1983 Mike Long 1984 Mark VanKeirsbilck 1985 Dan Baker 1987 Merle Gardner 1987 Chris Russell 1987 Tim Ryan 1987 Jim Dorlac 1988 Kenyan Rasheed 1988

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Pat Ryan Shawn Schmelzle Jason Tyrer Robert Gamble Chris Holmes Vince Hodes Mike McGlinn Chris Powell Travis Huenfeld Tony Blevins Kevin Kopp Kerry Scanlon Jim Tuso Matt Krull Shalom Tolefree Wes Kuechler Dan Adams Ryan Cummings Jeff Severino Sean Doyle T.J. Mandl

1988 1988 1988 1989 1989 1990 1990 1990 1991 1992 1992 1994 1994 1994 1994 1995 1996 1996 1996 1999 1999

Brandon Severino 1999 Brandon Shelby 2000 Mike Frey 2000 Nick Boyd 2001 Jason Dunsworth 2001 Scott Edmonds 2001 Geoff Brown 2001 Kevin Kane 2002 Dan Boyd 2003 James Griffin 2003 Andrew Paterini 2003 Kevin Sears 2003 Kyle Teahan 2003 Jeff Koons 2004 Bryan Murphy 2004 Tony Temple 2004 David Belfonte 2005 Andrew Brooks 2005 Sal Capra 2005 Derek Hall 2005 Phillip Strozier 2005

Jack Reichmeier (’49) “Going to a Jesuit school teaches you the best. It’s like football in the fact of how similar the teachers are to the coaches. A Jesuit education and football ‘blends together’ very well.”

Football History - All Time Team

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5-2-0 26 - 0 24 - 0 30 - 6 31 - 2 21 - 6 0 - 21 0 - 12

2-3-2 0-0 6-0 6 - 20 12 - 0 0-2 0-0 2 - 13

1-1-1 0 - 26 43-14 6-6

3-3-1 18 - 0 0 - 27 14 - 12 6 - 12 0 - 27 6-6 6-2

4-2-1 77 - 7 0 - 10

1920 Higginsiville Argentine

1919 Lee’s Summit Liberty Pem-Day Carrollton Olathe K.C.K.U. DeLaSalle

Pat Mason - 7 yrs. 27-17-6

1918 K.C.KS. Catholic Pem-Day DeLaSalle

Dr. D.M. Nigro - 1 yr.

1917 Olathe Central AC Gardner Central AC Excelsior Springs Ctry.Cl. Dist. AC Ctry.Cl. Dist. AC

Louis Gainey - 1 yr.

1916 K.C.KS. Cath Pem-Day Argentine Ctry.Cl. Dist. AC Lathrop St. Joseph Cath. Pem-Day

Charley Allen - 1 yr.

7-0-1 13 - 0 26 - 0 95 - 0 6-6 95 - 0 110 - 0 55 - 13 20 - 2 3-4-0 7 - 19 20 - 14 0 - 26 3-0 7-6 0-6 0 - 14

1923 Rosedale Pem-Day Topeka Catholic Odessa Warrensburg Lee’s Summit Carrollton St. Mary’s

1924 Central Rosedale Argentine Olathe Warrensburg Carrollton DeLaSalle

1925 Marshall Carrollton

4-3-0 6 - 12 0-6

3-3-2 21- 0 6-7 0-7 0-0 7- 21 23 - 6 7-6 6-6

3-2-1 33 - 0 13 - 0 76 - 0 6-7 0 - 13 7-7

1921 Lee’s Summit Carrollton Pem-Day Chrisman Argentine DeLaSalle

1922 Pem-Day McLouth Olathe Rosedale Higginsville Harrisonville St. Mary’s Norborne

20 - 14 21 - 7 0 - 27 21 - 19 7 - 7

DeSoto Lee’s Summit Carrollton Liberty DeLaSalle

69 - 0 19 - 6 39 - 6 6 - 12 25 - 0

7-1-0 0-4 13 - 6 39 - 7 6-3 27 - 0 44 - 0 13 - 0 20 - 7 4-2-0 0-6 25 - 12 0-6 32 - 0 21 - 6 12 - 7 6-2-1 0 - 13 32 - 6 13 - 0 12 - 0 6-0 7 - 7 31 - 0 16 - 0

1927 Rosedale Southwest St. Benedict’s Paseo K.C.KS. Catholic Christian Bros. Argentine DeLaSalle 1928 Southwest Paseo St. Benedict’s K.C.KS Catholic St. Mary’s DeLaSalle 1929 Paseo Manuel Argentine Westport K.C.KS. Catholic Southwest St. Benedict’s St. Mary’s

2-5-1 12 - 19 7 - 18 6-7 7-7 0 - 26 0 - 13 29 - 7 13 - 0

1932 Paseo KC East Liberty Christian Bros. Richmond Ward Northeast DeLaSalle

1934 Paseo Immaculata

2-4-1 0-7 14 - 0

1933 7-1-1-A Paseo 18 - 0 Central 2 - 7 Immaculata 39 - 0 Christian Bros. 14 - 0 Ward 0-0 Northeast 20 - 6 Liberty 7-0 KC East 13 - 7 DeLaSalle 28 - 7

5-2-1 7-0 6 - 6 7 - 13 20 - 0 12 - 0 25 - 7 56 - 0 6 - 12

1931 Northeast KC East Christian Bros. Ward Southwest Paseo DeLaSalle Liberty

6-0

7-1-0 0-6 35 - 0 25 - 12 31 - 0 13 - 7 26 - 7 25 - 0 14 - 0

1930 St. Mary’s KC East Westport Southwest DeLaSalle Paseo Christian Bros. Northeast

DeLaSalle

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5-2-0 47 - 0 6 - 12 6-0 20 - 7 13 - 6 0 - 13 20 - 10

1926 Smithville Olathe Southwest Paseo Carrollton DeLaSalle Christian Bros.

Ed Halpin - 10 yrs. 52-21-6

Christian Bros. Olathe Southwest Argentine DeLaSalle

0-0 6 - 20 0 - 20 0 - 12 12 - 6

4-2-1 20 - 6 25 - 0 21 - 6 0-7 7-7 7 - 14 24 - 7

1938 5-2-1-A Paseo 6-7 Southeast 20 - 7 Immaculata 14 - 6 Northeast 12 - 6 Central 0 - 20

1937 5-3-0-A Chrisman 6 - 13 Immaculata 25 - 7 Liberty 13 - 6 DeLaSalle 13 - 0 Northeast 19 - 6 Christian Bros. 7-0 Ward 6 - 13 Central 0-6

1936 Immaculata Northeast DeLaSalle Ward Central Christian Bros. Liberty

Martin O’Keefe - 5 yrs. 27-10-3

1935 7-1-1-A Paseo 9-6 Southwest 13 - 0 Ward 13 - 7 Northeast 19 - 0 Liberty 0-6 DeLaSalle 32 - 12 Central 20 - 0 Immaculata 13 - 6 Christian Bros. 7-7

Christian Bros. Northeast Liberty Ward Central

12 - 0 7-7 13 - 0

5-3-0 13 - 0 0 - 14 7 - 13 13 - 0 21 - 0 28 - 0 47 - 0 6 - 7

1942 Paseo DeLaSalle St. Peter Maur Hill NKC

7-0-0 37 - 12 26 - 12 25 - 13 26 - 6 12 - 7

1941 7-2-0-A Paseo 31 - 7 Argentine 25 - 0 DeLaSalle 20 - 6 Immaculata 24 - 6 Northeast 25 - 7 Maur Hill 42 - 7 NKC 0-7 Central 0 - 13 Ward 13 - 0

Godfrey Kobets -5 yrs 34-6-1

1940 Paseo Central Immaculata Southwest Northeast Southeast DeLaSalle Ward

1939 8-0-1-A Paseo 6-0 Osawatamie 32 - 6 Central 33 - 0 Immaculata 25 - 0 DeLaSalle 28 - 0 Maur Hill 23 - 0 Northeast 20 - 0 Christian Bros. 39 - 6 Ward 14 - 14

Christian Bros. Ward DeLaSalle

Football History - Season-By-Season

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6-2-1 12 - 12 34 - 6 26 - 13 18 - 6 26 - 0 7-0 28 - 12 8 - 34 0 - 19

1943 Paseo Hogan Glennon Redemptorist St. Peter NKC Lillis Chrisman DeLaSalle

1946 7-2-0-B Paseo 14 - 0 Ward 6 - 26 Redemptorist 47 - 0 Hogan 30 - 0 NKC 13 - 19 DeLaSalle 19 - 7 Lillis 19 - 18 Shawnee Mission 21 - 7

Ralph Cormany -3 yrs. 20-6-1

1945 8-0-0-B Paseo 14 - 6 Glennon 32 - 0 Redemptorist 35 - 0 Hogan 37 - 0 NKC 27 - 12 DeLaSalle 46 - 0 Lillis 19 - 0 Ward 32 - 6

1944 6-2-0-B Paseo 13 - 0 Glennon 34 - 6 Redemptorist 26 - 6 Hogan 52 - 6 NKC 6 - 12 DeLaSalle 54 - 12 Lillis 7-0 Chrisman 0 - 31

12 - 0

Ward

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31 - 13

4-4-1 7 - 28 7 - 12 2 - 13 13 - 8 31 - 12 13 - 19 0-0 39 - 6 18 - 0

1950 Paseo Northeast Glennon Redemptorist Hogan Maur Hill

5-3-0 6 - 22 6 - 12 27 - 6 30 - 0 19 - 6 13 - 0

1949 7-1-1-B Paseo 26 - 0 Christian Bros. 12 - 26 Glennon 34 - 7 Pem-Day 25 - 0 Redemptorist 13 - 7 Maur Hill 26 - 14 Hogan 6-0 Lillis 19 - 19 DeLaSalle 26 - 2

Gerry Connelly -2 yrs. 12-4-1

1948 Christian Bros. Paseo Glennon Hogan St. Peter Maur Hill Lillis De LaSalle Pem-Day

1947 9-0-0-B Paseo 25 - 6 Haskell 34 - 12 Glennon 25 - 6 Redemptorist 52 - 7 Hogan 26 - 13 St. Peter 26 - 12 Maur Hill 13 - 12 Lillis 13 - 6 DeLaSalle 20 - 0

Glennon

14 - 13 14 - 15

5-4-0 6 - 13 7-0 0-6 19 - 6 0-7 14 - 7 20 - 14 21 - 7 7 - 33

1954 Paseo Hogan DeLaSalle

9-0-0-B 34 - 0 43 - 0 20 - 13

1953 5-3-1-B Paseo 12 - 13 Redemptorist 15 - 14 Hogan 26 - 6 DeLaSalle 26 - 6 Ward 3 - 21 Lillis 20 -20 Glennon 45 - 0 Pem-Day 32 - 0 (C) Southeast 13 - 48

1952 6-2-1-B Paseo 13 - 13 Glennon 33 - 7 Redemptorist 14 - 0 Hogan 32 - 0 Ward 0 - 18 Pem-Day 12 - 7 Lillis 25 - 7 DeLa Salle 20 - 6 (C)Northeast 3 - 14

Al Davis - 24 yrs. 154-66-13

1951 Paseo Glennon Redemptorist Hogan Ward Northeast Lillis Pem-Day DeLaSalle

Dick Deitchman - 1 yr.

Lillis DeLaSalle

1957 Westport Paseo Pem-Day Ward Raytown DeLaSalle St. Agnes Kapaun

1956 Westport Paseo Pem-Day Southeast Ward Central Raytown DeLaSalle Lincoln

1958 Southwest Paseo Pem-Day Hayden Ward Maur Hill

6-2-1 7 - 26 0-6 19 - 6 26 - 0 55 - 6 26 - 0 34 - 19 6-6 18 - 0

1955 Raytown Paseo Southeast Pem-Day Westport KC East Ward DeLaSalle Lincoln

7-3-0 40 - 6 21 - 13 33 - 22 19 - 6 6 - 13 34 - 13

3-4-1 12 - 0 12 - 20 13 - 13 7 - 21 20 - 33 12 - 6 26 - 13 13 - 19

5-4-0 31 - 12 27 - 13 27 - 12 12 - 40 32 - 19 7 - 20 6 - 26 13 - 16 34 - 12

39 - 6 20 - 14 47 - 0 39 - 0 40 - 0 41 - 6

Lillis Ward Glennon Redemptorist Pem-Day Southeast

1960 Paseo Southwest NKC Hayden Ward Maur Hill Raytown DeLaSalle Miege Westport

1962 Paseo NKC Ward Miege Raytown DeLaSalle

1959 Southwest Ward Raytown Maur Hill Paseo Pem-Day Hayden DeLaSalle Miege

1961 Miege NKC Maur Hill Ward Raytown DeLaSalle Paseo Kapaun Southwest

DeLaSalle Miege Central Raytown

28 - 7 14 - 35 20 - 13 18 - 19

Sumner Kapaun Southwest St. Pius X

6-4-0 31 - 13 6 - 20 6-7 14 - 0 13 - 6 0 - 13

5-2-2 6-2 6-0 0-0 6-7 0 - 47 0 - 41 33 - 6 28 - 26 13 - 13

8-2-0 26 - 6 6-7 6-0 58 - 0 20 - 0 19 - 0 0 - 14 45 - 27 13 - 6 18 - 14

6-2-1 17 - 14 7 - 21 19 - 19 27 - 13 34 - 6 34 - 7 21 - 0 33 - 6 13 - 14

1966 Southwest Chrisman Kapaun Ward Miege Raytown South

1965 Westport St. Pius X Ward Miege DeLaSalle Ruskin SM East Sumner Kapaun

1964 Westport St. Pius X NKC Ward Miege DeLaSalle Ruskin SM East Southwest Kapaun

1963 Paseo St. Pius X NKC Ward Miege DeLaSalle SM East Hogan Southwest

Football History - Season-By-Season

~ 6-2-1 6-6 34 - 0 42 - 19 0 - 20 40 - 0 14 - 0

5-4-0 27 - 0 20 - 0 0 - 28 26 - 27 0 - 14 21 - 7 27 - 35 20 - 12 34 - 14

3-7-0 13 - 20 6-7 13 - 14 13 - 12 0 - 14 14 - 31 0-7 0-7 18 - 13 14 - 12

8-1-0 6 - 13 26 - 7 18 - 0 7-0 27 - 0 27 - 0 6-0 32 - 0 14 - 6

31 - 0 7 - 12 18 - 7 19 - 0


9-3-0 13 - 7 20 - 0 28 - 3 12 - 0 28 - 6 7 - 8 14 - 0 14 - 0 27 - 0 27 - 34 33 - 14 0 - 21

7-2-1 7-7 7 - 13 35 - 0 20 - 0

1969 Southwest Chrisman Van Horn Ward Miege Raytown South Ruskin Truman NKC DeLaSalle * Central ** McCluer

1970 Southwest Chrisman Van Horn Ward

4-4-2 7-7 6 - 21 14 - 7 13 - 8 31 - 7 9 - 25 19 - 6 14 - 26 14 - 33 0 - 0

1968 Southwest Chrisman Kapaun Ward Miege Raytown South Ruskin Truman NKC DeLaSalle

19 - 13 13 - 7 13 - 19

5-4-0 13 - 0 34 - 0 34 - 12 20 - 25 0 - 14 19 - 6 13 - 26 19 - 0 6 - 13

1967 Southwest Chrisman Kapaun Ward Miege Raytown South Ruskin NKC DeLaSalle

Ruskin NKC DeLaSalle

11-0-0 14 - 13 21 - 0 21 - 0 33 - 0 20 - 6 31 - 13 50 - 7 41 - 21 44 - 8 21 - 0 20 - 14 6-3-1 7 - 21 16 - 12 20 - 14 13 - 9 26 - 13 14 - 16 17 - 14 14 - 12 7 - 7 7 - 33

1971 Southwest Westport Van Horn Ward Ruskin Miege Truman Raytown South O’Hara * Col. Hickman ** Beaumont

1972 Southwest Westport Van Horn Ward Ruskin Miege Truman Raytown South O’Hara Col. Hickman

1973 10-2-0 Southwest 14 - 0 Ward 14 - 12 Van Horn 14 - 12 O’Hara 28 - 0 Miege 27 - 7 Junction City 40 - 7 St. Pius X 20 - 6 Wyandotte 38 - 7 Col. Hickman 6 - 14 Raytown South 35 - 6 * Oak Park 28 - 18 ** St. Louis Sumner 7- 12

9-8 12 - 0 0 - 24 31 - 0 24 - 21 34 - 0

Miege Raytown South Ruskin Truman NKC DeLaSalle

1977 Raytown South SM North SM West

1976 Raytown South SM North SM West Ward Southwest Miege Col. Hickman Southeast SM East O’Hara * Jefferson City 5-5-0 0 - 13 0 - 28 18 - 20

8-3-0 13 - 0 20 - 7 0-7 35 - 7 28 - 6 30 - 3 7-0 32 - 7 12 - 7 7 - 10 3 - 12

8-2-0 7 -14 16 - 19 7- 6 20 - 2 49 - 0 27 - 10 10 - 9 14 - 3 13 - 7 28 - 6 8-1-0 41 - 0 13 - 15 7-6 21 - 0 36 - 0 31 - 0 14 - 6 17 - 6 10 - 0 9-3-0 6 - 17 24 - 7 29 - 7 36 - 9 36 - 8 14 - 7 16 - 6 28 - 0 6 - 30 34 - 9

1978 Raytown South SM North SM West Ward Southwest Miege Col. Hickman Southeast SM East O’Hara 1979 SM North SM West SM East Southwest Miege Southeast Grandview Col. Hickman O’Hara 1980 Raytown SM North SM West SM East Southwest Miege Grandview Southeast Col. Hickman O’Hara State District Raytown Raytown South

24 - 7 0 - 14

9 - 12 40 - 6 19 - 15 7 - 12 15 - 0 22 - 15 21 - 0

Ward Southwest Miege Col. Hickman Southeast SM East O’Hara

49 ~

7-4-0 34 - 8 19 - 14 14 - 15 27 - 0 26 - 13 25 - 16 21 - 44 38 - 6 6-7 40 - 6 28 - 41

1975 Raytown South SM North SM West Ward O’Hara Miege Col. Hickman Southeast SM East Southwest * Joplin Parkwood

Jerry Culver - 7 yrs. 63-16-0

7-2-1 27 - 7 26 - 0 40 - 0 28 - 0 6-6 13 - 14 35 - 21 28 - 13 62 - 7 0 - 28

1974 SM North SM West Ward O’Hara Miege Col. Hickman St. Pius X Southwest Wyandotte Raytown South

13-1-0 21 - 0 21 - 13 10 - 7 34 - 14 69 - 14 48 - 12 24 - 7 34 - 7 24 - 21 47 - 22 21 - 0 28 - 3 36 - 0 22 - 32

1982 Raytown Oak Park SM Northwest SM East KC East Miege Blue Springs Col. Hickman Dowling Park Hill Lee’s Summit Grandview Jefferson City St. Louis Sumner

1983 Raytown Oak Park SM Northwest Lincoln East SM West Miege

12-2-0 27 - 0 13 - 0 13 - 6 29 - 7 0-3 11 - 0

Tony Severino - 27yrs. 255-60-1

*4-A State Playoffs **4-A State Title Game ***5-A State Title Game

12-1-0 44 - 6 32 - 6 7-0 27 - 0 47 - 0 7-0 0 - 20 16 - 13 42 - 0 7-6 27 - 0 7-3 35 - 14

1981 Raytown Oak Park SM Northwest SM East Southwest Miege Blue Springs Col. Hickman O’Hara Winnetonka Raytown South Col. Rock Bridg Hazelwood Central

6-4-0 35 - 12 0-7 26 - 8 10 - 14 21 - 0 0-6 44 - 0 7 - 12 34 - 7 28 - 7

1985 Oak Park Lee’s Summit Wyandotte Blue Springs Center SM West Southeast Col. Hickman Poplar Bluff Jefferson City

1986 11-1-0 Oak Park 35 - 0 Lee’s Summit 23 - 0 Wyandotte 28 - 7 Blue Springs 28 - 0 Kapuan/Mt. Carmel 42 - 0 SMWest 28 - 8

17 - 18

8-2-0 3-7 14 - 0 23 - 0 14 - 7 3-0 26 - 0 6-3 31 - 0 14 - 6

1984 Sprindale, Ark Oak Park SM Northwest Lincoln East SM West Miege Blue Springs Col. Hickman Lee’s Summit State District Blue Springs

Blue Springs 28 - 0 Col. Hickman 7 - 12 St. Joe Central 54 - 0 Park Hill 44 - 0 State District *Lee’s Summit 22 - 0 State Quarterfinals *Grandview 14 - 3 State Semifinals *St. Louis U. High 13 - 10 State Finals ***Hazelwood Central 13 - 7

Football History - Season-By-Season

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7-0

18 - 16

42 - 0

42 - 10

12-1-0 25 - 20 17 - 0 24 - 7 41 - 7 15 - 22 14 - 0 24 - 0 35 - 3 59 - 0

13- 10

20 - 7

33 - 0

35 - 6

35 - 0 7 - 20

1988 10-1-1 Ft. Smith Northside 29 - 29 Lee’s Summit 34 - 12 SM Northwest 35 - 0 Springdale, AR 41 - 21 SM West 41 - 6 SM South 34 - 13 No. Kansas City 28 - 0 Winnetonka 29 - 3 St. Joseph Central 52 - 6 State Sectional Ruskin 19 - 0 State Quarterfinals Park Hill 47 - 15 State Semifinals Jefferson City 0 - 36

1987 Ft. Smith Northside Lee’s Summit SM Northwest Blue Springs Springdale, Ark. SM West SM South Col. Hickman Lincoln E.St. Louis State District Lee’s Summit State Quarterfinals Hickman Mills State Semifinals Jefferson City State Finals Hazelwood Central

Col. Hickman Jefferson City State District Lee’s Summit State Quarterfinals Grandview State Semifinals Jefferson City State Finals Hazelwood Central

50 ~

8 - 11

7-3-0 0-9 27 - 0 41 - 0 49 - 7 0 - 14 56 - 0 46 - 6 35 - 6 20 - 7

1991 6-5-0 Ft. Smith Northside 17 - 23 St. Thomas Aquinas 42 - 21 Springfield Kickapoo35 - 0 Blue Springs 21 - 28 Waterloo, IA., West 21 - 14 Lincoln, NE, SE 0 - 14 Jefferson City 0 - 14 Raytown South 36 - 14 26 - 20 Raytown Grandview 28 - 7 State Sectional Blue Springs 21 - 28

1990 Ft. Smith Northside Springfield Kickapoo Fayetteville, AR SM West Jefferson City Van Horn Raytown South Raytown Grandview State Sectional Blue Springs

1989 10-3-0 Ft. Smith Northside 3 - 28 Lee’s Summit 31 - 0 Springfield Kickapoo33- 17 Fayetteville, Ark. 26 - 0 SM West 46 - 0 Jefferson City 7 - 10 NKC 49 - 0 Winnetonka 64 - 7 St. Joe Central 55 - 26 State Sectional Hickman Mills 41 - 0 State Quarterfinals Park Hill 35 - 3 State Semifinals Jefferson City 34 - 31 State Finals Hazelwood East 14 - 28

1995 8-3-0 Ft. Smith Northside 27 - 14 St. Thomas Aquinas 35 - 6

1994 6-3-0 Ft. Smith Northside 7 - 24 St. Thomas Aquinas 19 - 0 Southwest 42 - 0 Wichita Northwest 24 - 0 Rosemount, MN 27 - 26 Jefferson City 21 - 27 Blue Springs 24 - 40 Lee’s Summit 25 - 7 Truman 21 - 7

1993 9-3-0 Ft. Smith Northside 13 - 16 St. Thomas Aquinas 49 - 12 Lincoln SE, Neb. 16 - 14 Blue Springs 14 - 3 Chrisman 33 - 3 Jefferson City 6 - 22 Raytown South 64 - 18 Raytown 34 - 6 Grandview 39 - 12 State Sectional Blue Springs 21 - 6 State Quarterfinals 49 - 22 Liberty State Semifinals Jefferson City 6 - 7

1992 9-2-0 Ft. Smith Northside 38 - 13 St. Thomas Aquinas 45 - 0 Springfield Kickapoo 49 -0 Blue Springs 17 -0 Chrisman 63 - 6 Lincoln Southeast 21 - 17 Jefferson City 14 - 21 Raytown South 31 - 0 Raytown 29 - 9 Grandview 36 - 0 State Sectional Blue Springs 0 - 3

1998 12-1-0 St. Thomas Aquinas 37 - 3 Blue Springs 31 -13 Lee’s Summit 42 - 0 Olathe North, KS 21 - 0

1997 8-3-0 Ft. Smith Northside 26 -23 St. Thomas Aquinas 37 - 6 Blue Springs 18 -25 Liberty 14 -17 St. Louis Sumner 56 - 0 Garden City, KS 47 -13 Jefferson City 30 -17 KC Central 49 - 0 Lee’s Summit No. 27 -21 Raytown 49 -21 State Sectional Blue Springs 6 -20

1996 8-4-0 Ft. Smith Northside 12 -21 St. Thomas Aquinas 35 -14 Blue Springs 30 -37 Liberty 42 -10 St. Louis Sumner 42 - 8 Garden City, KS 41 -42 Jefferson City 35 -28 KC Central 44 - 6 Lee’s Summit No. 42 -12 Raytown 48 - 0 State Sectional Blue Springs 42 - 7 State Quarterfinals Oak Park 7 - 17

Southwest 57 - 14 Rosemount, MN 27 - 12 Wichita Northwest 35 - 0 Aurora, CO, Overland28 -31 Jefferson City 0 - 7 Blue Springs 7 - 6 Lee’s Summit 19 - 16 Truman 39 - 7 State Sectional Blue Springs South 7 - 10

St. Louis Sumner Garden City, KS Jefferson City Lee’s Summit No. North Kansas City Raytown State Sectional Blue Springs So. State Quarterfinals Columbia Hickman State Semifinals Jefferson City

29 - 0 45 - 6 35 -13 31 -14 37 - 7 46 - 8

2000 14-0 Oak Park 27 - 6 Blue Springs 21 -14 White Bear Lake, MN36- 30 Henderson Basi, NV 44 - 0 St. Louis Sumner 49 - 0 Garden City, KS 24 - 8 Jefferson City 24- 14 Park Hill South 35 - 0 North Kansas City 42 - 6 Southeast 35 -14 State Sectional Liberty 20 - 17

1999 12-2 St. Thomas Aquinas 48 -13 Blue Springs 52 -35 Lee’s Summit 40 - 6 Olathe North, KS 28 - 0 St, Louis Sumner 41 -18 Garden City, KS 34 - 6 Jefferson City 21- 27 Lee’s Summit No. 30 - 6 North Kansas City 43 - 0 Raytown 56 - 16 State Sectional Blue Springs South 36 - 6 State Quarterfinals Liberty 28 - 7 State Semifinals Jefferson City 34 - 0 State Finals Mehlville 7 - 15

21-28

43 -16

49 -14

16 - 31

34 - 14

2003 8-3 Blue Springs So 42 - 35 Blue Springs 31 - 37 Gulf Shores Acad., TX 48 - 6 Evangel Christian, LA19- 20 Liberty 52 - 6

2002 13-0 Blue Springs So. 34 - 7 Blue Springs 24 - 14 Gulf Shores Acad., TX 42 - 7 Joliet Catholic, IL 28 - 9 Edina, MN 35 - 22 Dallas Jesuit, TX 28 - 9 Jefferson City 49 - 7 Lee’s Summit 43 - 14 Lee’s Summit No 42 - 7 Joplin 49 - 13 State Sectional Blue Springs 21 - 7 State Semifinals Rock Bridge 46 - 13 State Finals Lindbergh 41 - 7

2001 Oak Park Blue Springs Hopkins, MN St. Louis Sumner Garden City, KS Jefferson City Park Hill South North Kansas City KC Southeast State Sectional Oak Park State Quarterfinals Blue Springs

9-2 19 - 14 7 - 21 45 - 0 71 - 0 40 - 3 24 - 0 43 - 3 42 - 0 64 - 14

State Quarterfinals Blue Springs 20 - 16 State Semifinals Springfield Kickapoo 26 -14 State Finals Pattonville 23 - 7

Football History - Season-By-Season

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1977

2006 6-3 Becker, MN 28 - 14 Blue Springs 7 - 24 Liberty 34 - 21 Jefferson City 41 -32 Columbia Hickman 44 - 6 Columbia Rock Bridge 14-21 Joplin 37 - 14 Lee’s Summit North 35 - 7 State Sectionals Blue Springs South 7 - 27

State Quarterfinals Liberty 19 - 12 State Semifinals DeSmet 39 - 59

2007 13-0 Edmond Santa Fe 21-7 Blue Springs 21-14 Liberty 47-21 Jefferson City 55-21 Columbia Hickman 37-0 Columbia Rock Bridge 56-13 Minnetonka 21-13 Joplin 35-0 Lee’s Summit North 35-0 Blue Springs South 27-21 Blue Springs 42-17 State Semifinals DeSmet 67-7 State Finals Mehlville 28-9

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Year Coach 1916 Charlie Alan 1917 Louis Gainey 1918 Doc Nigro 1919-1925 Pat Mason 1926-1935 Ed Halpin 1936-1940 Martin O’Keefe 1941-1945 Godfrey Kobets 1946-1948 Ralph Cormany 1949-1950 Gerry Connelly 1951 Dick Deitchman 1952-1975 Al Davis* 1976-1982 Jerry Culver* 1983-Pres Tony Severino* Totals

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Winning % 71.4% 28.6% 33.3% 54.0% 65.8% 67.5% 82.9% 74.1% 70.6% 55.6% 66.1% 79.7% 80.7% 72.3%

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2005 10-2 Blue Springs 37 - 17 Col. Hickman 37 - 6 Blue Springs South 27 - 0 Abilene, TX 14 - 33 Oak Park 42 - 7 Jefferson City 47 - 12 Liberty 47 - 7 Lee’s Summit 49 - 6 Lee’s Summit North 34 - 0 Joplin 48 - 8

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Joplin 39 - 14 State Sectionals Blue Springs 28 - 0 State Quarterfinals Col. Hickman 7 - 10

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De LaSalle KCKS Catholic/Ward Southwest Lee’s Summit Paseo Blue Springs St. Agnes/Miege Jefferson City Pem Day North Kansas City Columbia Hickman Liberty Hogan Southeast Raytown South Raytown Lee’s Summit North Oak Park Northeast Glennon St. Benedict/Maur Hill Redemptorist Grandview St. Thomas Aquinas, KS Lillis Westport O’Hara Blue Springs South SM West, KS Joplin Immaculata SM East, KS St. Jos Cath/Christ. Bro. KC Central SM Northwest, KS Kapaun/Mt. Carmel, KS Ruskin Truman Van Horn St. Louis Sumner

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Springfield Kickapoo Garden City, KS St. Pius X SM North, KS William Chrisman Hazelwood Central Park Hill St. Peter/Helias Topeka Cath./Hayden Wyandotte St. Mary’s, KS KC East Argentine Ft. Smith Northside, AR St. Joseph Central Winnetonka Carrollton Columbia Rock Bridge Central AC Dallas Jesuit, TX Fayetteville, AR Gulf Shores Acad., TX Hickman Mills KC Lincoln Lincoln East, NE Minnetonka Olathe North, KS Park Hill South Rosemount, MN SM South, KS Warrensburg Wichita Northwest, KS Lincoln Southeast, NE Edmond Santa Fe, OK Becker, MN Center DeSoto Dowling, IA E. St. Louis Lincoln, IL Edina, MN

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5-0-0 5-1-0 5-1-0 5-2-0 5-6-0 4-0-0 4-0-0 4-0-0 4-0-0 4-0-0 4-1-0 4-1-1 4-4-0 4-6-1 3-0-0 3-0-0 3-4-0 3-1-0* 2-0-0 2-0-0 2-0-0 2-0-0 2-0-0 2-0-0 2-0-0 2-0-0* 2-0-0 2-0-0 2-0-0 2-0-0 2-0-0 2-0-0 2-1-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 * Denotes 2010 Opponent

Harrisonville Haskel Henderson Basic, NV Hopkins, MN Joliet Catholic, IL KC Sumner, KS Lathrop Lindbergh Manuel Osawatamie, KS Pattonville Poplar Bluff Smithville St. Louis University High Waterloo West, IA Ctry. Club Dist. AC Hutchinson, Ks. Desmet Higginsville Mehlville Mullen, Colo. Springdale, AR Abilene, TX KCKU Prep Norborne Odessa Excelsior Springs Evangel Christian, LA Gardner Hazelwood East Joplin Parkwood Marshall McCluer McLouth Overland Aurora, CO Richmond

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The Scholar-Athlete award for a football player has been in effect since 2000. The award goes to the player that not only ex-

Instituted in 1998 after the untimely death of graduate and long-time supporter, the Mike Lillis award is voted on by players to

The Edward F. Bukaty Award was given to Rockhurst by Alex George, Sr., in memory of Edward Bukaty. Mr. Bukaty was an avid supporter of Rockhurst. He suffered a heart attack and died while watching his son Joe play in the 1952 Lillis/ Rockhurst football game. Every season since the Bukaty Award was established, a senior is selected by the football coaches and players as the recipient of this prestigious honor. The criteria, set by Mr.

1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972

Joseph Bukaty Peter Dougherty Joseph Moore Edward Mehrer Michael Messina Richard Corrigan Frank Duke Thomas Browne Don Schilling Howell Fancher Richard Brewster Charles Elmer Kenneth Mayer Patrick Tierney Tom Stephenson Patrick McMahon William Schoonover Phillip Poppa Mike Fagan Fred Nachbar

1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992

2003 Dan Boyd 2004 Bryan Murphy 2005 Mike Walzcuk 2006 Sean Kitts 2007 Blaine Balderston

2004 2005 2006 2007

1998 Tim Hanrahan 1999 Pat Kane 2000 Mike Frey 2001 Nick Boyd 2002 Eric Vossman

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Paul Kies Michael Park Chris Garlich Michael Orscheln John Welsh Pat Sanders Michael Raimo Timothy Johnson Carlton Miller Brad Tyrer Patrick Coppinger Mark Reintjes David Lewis Anthony Hodes Chris Russell Pat Ryan Chris Holmes Tim Mauck Chris Sexton Mike Sonnenberg

cels on the field, but also in the classroom. The award emphasizes the importance of academics throughout all Rockhurst programs.

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Jeff Koons Josh Karlin Sean Kitts Joe Camarata

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recognize the most outstanding lineman. (Years indicate graduation years.)

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Alex George and former head football coach Mr. Al Davis, is to honor the individual boy displaying the greatest leadership both on and off the field. The award criteria also state that the individual should lead by example and should have the respect of both players and coaches. Since that time, 58 young men, including Joe Bukaty, have been selected for this special honor. (Years indicate graduation year)

Edward F. Bukaty Award

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Alex Schoeck Chris Castelluccio Kyle Smith

2008 Doug McFarland 2009 Clarke O’Dowd 2010 Jalen Montgomery

1993 Tony Blevins 1994 Greg Bauer 1995 Brad Batz 1996 Michael Reardon 1997 Justin Dro 1998 Ben Capoccia 1999 T.J. Mandl 2000 Mike Frey 2001 Ryan Anderson 2002 Kevin Kane 2003 Marcus Perry 2004 Jeff Koons 2005 Terry McMahon 2006 David Belfonte 2007 Steve Jones 2008 Ivan Charbonneau 2009 Nathan Scheelhaase 2010 Sal Belfonte


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Exceeding early expecations, football squad negates slow start with fast-paced performances Movies have been made about it. T.V. shows have centered around it. Kids dream about it. Playing under the Friday night lights. “For me, it was one of the best experiences of my life. All the emotion you have when you run out onto the field, seeing the fans, seeing your classmates, and knowing that all eyes will be on you for the next few hours to watch me play a game I love, it’s

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amazing,” Mr. Sal Befonte, class of 2010, said. He and the other players are not the only ones to experience such emotion. “My favorite part of game day is running out on the field right before the game. I still get goose bumps…At that moment, I feel like I am 25,” Mr. Tony Severino, head coach, said. On Friday nights this past year, a

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They played with a purpose. “Everything clicked that game. We came together and beat a really good team. It helped build our confidence and put us on the right track,” senior Dan Tapko, tight end and defensive end, said. After losing a hard fought game against a Mullen (Co) the next week. Rockhurst won 7 straight and found its stride on the defensive and offensive side of the ball. With strong leadership from Belfonte and Mr. Jalen Montgomery, class of 2010, the defense became a

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rest of the Rockhurst community, watched a young team with little experience and many uncertainties grow into a strong competitor that lost in the final seconds in quarterfinals, reaching beyond their expectations. “Last year was one of the most rewarding years in 34 years of coaching. We had such low expectations, and we basically started practice with a JV team. For those kids to do what they did, it was remarkable,” Coach Severino said. Long before that heart-wrenching

loss, many never thought the team would even get to that point, especially after the 27-55 loss to Hutchison. “That game was embarrassing. They killed us, and we didn’t have an answer all game,” Belfonte said. “At that point, we didn’t have anywhere to go but up. Our whole mindset change, and we realized how much better and more focused we needed to be,” And just one week later, when Rockhurst beat Blue Springs, it looked like a different team than the team that played Hutchison. They were more aggressive. They played smarter.

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opponent under 20 points during the seven game win streak. On the other side of the ball, the offensive line’s solid performance opened up the running game and gave time for senior Frank Arbanas to settle in as a first year quarterback and develop a successful passing game, helping the offense score over 33 points five times. As Rockhurst made its way through the first two rounds of the playoffs, the team faced talented Blue Springs and lost on a last second field goal, coming just short of making it to State.

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“Losing that game and seeing the disappointment and emotion from all the guys who invested so much was rough…It definitely gave us extra motivation entering the off season,” Tapko said. Over the offseason, not only are the players hard at work on the field and in the weight room, but also the coaches are studying and developing schemes for the upcoming season. This summer, Coach Severino studied tapes from University of Wisconsin and other schools that are successful in utilizing tight ends, in hopes of creating opportunities for Tapko, who has committed to play at

Oklahoma University. Additionally, Coach Severino developed a new offensive line blocking scheme, after watching film from an offensive line camp to take advantage of a very talented offensive line. With three returning starters, the offensive line will be one of the strengths of the team, according to Coach Severino. Entering this season, though, the Rockhurst football team will adjust important pieces from past years. On the sidelines, Mr. Stephen Charbonneau will help with defensive backs as Mr. Matt Nolen returns from boot camp. On the field, Belfonte, who has

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FOOTBALL Team Schedules Day Fri. Mon. Mon. Mon. Mon. Mon. Mon. Mon. Mon. Mon.

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Opponent Locale Time Blue/White Scrimmage H 6:45 p.m. Blue Springs A 4:00 p.m. OPEN Blue Springs South H 4:00 p.m. Liberty A 4:00 p.m. Rock Bridge H 4:00 p.m. Columbia Hickman A 4:00 p.m. Jefferson City A 4:00 p.m. Ray-Pec A 4:00 p.m. Lee’s Summit North H 4:00 p.m.

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Opponent Locale Time Blue/White Scrimmage H 5:00 p.m. Staley (C) H 4:00 p.m. Lee’s Summit West (A,C) A 4:00 p.m. SM East (B) A 4:15 p.m. Lee’s Summit North (A,B) H 4:00 p.m. Raymore-Peculiar (A,B) A 4:00 p.m. Aquinas (B) H 4:00 p.m. Blue Springs South (A,C) H 4:00 p.m. Blue Springs (A,B) H 4:00 p.m. Jefferson City (A) H 4:00 p.m. Lee’s Summit (B, C) A 4:00 p.m. University Academy (A) H 4:00 p.m. Truman (B, C) H 4:00 p.m. Liberty (A, B) A 5:00 p.m.

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offensive lineman, all of whom are set for successful seasons, according to Coach Severino. The talent, though, does not end there. According to Coach Severino, there is depth at almost every position, creating a great deal of excitement for the upcoming season. According to HighSchoolSports.net, Rockhurst is the number one ranked team in Missouri. In another pole on Rivals.com, Rockhurst is 88th in the country. With two tough games against Blue Springs and at Hutchison, the players are excited to start working and playing their way to the State Championship. “Our ultimate goal is to make it Above: One of the tallest players on the field to the state championship…We can’t graduate Cooper Beckett was second on the wait to run out on the field and start team in receptions. playing,” Tapko said.

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 played an important role on varsity for the past three years as a safety, running back and punt returner, will be missed “[Belfonte] was a great leader with a lot of heart and made a lot of great plays that changed a lot of games. We’re going to miss him,” Tapko said. With Belfonte graduating, Coach Severino is uncertain who will take over the leadership role. “I’ll tell the guys this: I don’t know anything about you guys until you react to someone hitting you in the mouth. That is when we will find out who the leader will be,” Coach Severino said. Although the leadership role is uncertain, this year‘s team has seven returning starters on each side of the ball, including Tapko, Arbanas and seniors Ryan Karlin, defensive lineman, Scott Herring, linebacker, Noah Pearl, running back and David Barnthouse,

of the Physical Education department and teaches Physical Fitness and Lifetime Sports, a student favorite. He feels that Rockhurst athletic histories impact the school’s traditions because of the pride everyone feels when they are successful; they never want to let down those who preceded them. If he wasn’t teaching or coaching, Coach Sev says he would be a CEO at a very successful corporation, or be in politics.

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Rushing (Top rushers) Name Noah Pearl Sal Belfonte Frank Arbanas Josh Sykes Cameron Turner Alex Aguirre Dylan Veatch Dexter McDonald Michael Rose Joe Brancato

Atts 203 94 59 28 16 16 13 8 7 7

Yds 1396 849 104 127 79 137 84 40 25 37

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Avg 6.9 9.1 1.8 4.5 4.9 8.6 6.5 5.0 3.6 5.3

TD 11 15 6 3 1 1

Passing Name Frank Arbanas Dylan Veatch Josh Sykes Nick Jones

Atts 143 7 1 3

Comp Yds TD Int 75 1202 12 8 3 34 1 33 1 14 2

Rec 26 22 14 7 3 2 2 1

Yds 501 337 159 60 127 62 24 0

Avg 19.3 15.3 11.4 8.6 42.3 31.0 12.0 0.0

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Yds 507 95 76 65 11 6

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Receivers Name Dan Tapko Cooper Beckett Josh Sykes Sal Belfonte Dexter McDonald Scott Herring Alex Bales Noah Pearl

Kick-off returns Name Sal Belfonte Alex Aguirre Noah Pearl Phillip Moderson Cameron Turner Chris Joyce

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Atts 28 7

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Name TDS FGS XPT Sal Belfonte 16 Noah Pearl 11 Chris Joyce 1 43 Frank Arbanas 6 Josh Sykes 6 Dan Tapko 4 Cooper Beckett 3 Scott Herring 2 Alex Aguirre 1 Cameron Turner 1 Dylan Veatch 1 Dexter McDonald 1

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Punt returns Name Sal Belfonte Joe Brancato Alex Aguirre

Name Michael Rose Jalen Montgomery Aaron Maassen Phillip Moderson Sal Belfonte Ryan Karlin Dan Tapko Mark Boushka Dexter McDonald Chris Joyce Zion Gonzales Scott Herring Jake Long Kyle Smith Jason Cosentino Ryan Chollet Ryan Lyssy Dylan Veatch Adam Palmer

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from Arizona State. Before RHS, he coached football and baseball at Brophy Prep (Ariz.). After finishing his term as principal of the Rock, Coach Campisano teaches all three physics courses. He and his wife Sussane have two children: Gino and Michelle, as well as six grandchildren.

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Wide receivers coach in his 17th year of coaching football at RHS, Coach Campisano enters his 45th year of service in Jesuit education. He attended St. John’s High in Ohio and his extensive list of degrees includes: BA and MA from Arizona State, MA from Notre Dame and his Ed. Doctorate

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he teaches Algebra I. A family man, Coach Lyngar has three children and five grandchildren. It is no surprise that his best coaching memory is anytime they beat rival Blue Springs. If he was not teaching or coaching, Coach Lyngar says he would be planting trees.

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Coach Mo has patrolled the sidelines, the court and the track since he has been at Rockhurst and is a rare three-sport coach in football, basketball and track & field. In football, he is in charge of the offensive line. A RHS grad himself (’74), Coach Mo has been a part of the football coaching staff

since 1984. His education after RHS includes a BA from St. Louis University and his MA from Loyola-New Orleans. A member of the theology department, he teaches Catholic Faith in Practice I & II. He and his wife Kate have three children: Kevin (RHS ’04), Clare and Dan (RHS ’11).

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A walk-on freshman lineman at the University of Kansas who started and lettered all four years, Coach Nolen brings first-hand collegiate-level knowledge to the staff, as defensive backs coach. A ’98 Rockhurst grad, where he earned two varsity letters and was awarded All-District and AllMetro honors that year, Coach Nolen

coached at Hutchinson Community College for a year, then as a grad assistant at KU for two before returning to RHS. Along with football, he is an assistant coach for the varsity baseball team. He teaches physical fitness. Matt and his wife Jodie have one daughter: Wrigley (4).

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in Social Science, he has coached at several schools including: Bishop Sullivan, DeSmet, Seton Hall Prep, Delbarton and Rockhurst. He returned to Rockhurst because he believes in the Christian values and the way in which they are modeled and taught. He is married to Joan and has two kids: Cecil (6) and Nila (4).

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current Hawklets (Jeffrey ’11 and Joey ’14), his interests outside of parenting include golf, tennis, waterskiing, wine and food. The highlight of his own athletic career is a tie between his two interceptions against Center High School or shooting a 67 at Indian Hills Country Club.

Mike Sullivan sophomore coach

out his knee freshman year, later he went to Webster for his Master’s. He coached track & field for eight years, including four years as head (200508), and teaches both General and AP Chemistry. He married Beth in 2008 and has two stepdaughters: Sarah (17) and Mary Kate (15).

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Two-time state champion while at the Rock (class of ’84), Coach Sullivan knows how to win. His responsibility on the staff is to team up with Coach Crowe and Coach Beirne to lead the sophomore team. After RHS, he continued his education at University of Kansas to play football, but blew

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play two years of basketball at UMKC. Since coming to RHS in 1999, Coach Beirne teaches Ancient Civilizations and Economics. He has two children: Katie (16) and Matt (14). If he wasn’t a teacher or coach, he says he would be a host of a home improvement show on PBS or HGTV.

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baseball at Kansas City, Ks. Community College (a top 20 program). He got his BA from University of Kansas and his MA from Baker. His classroom responsibilities include A.P. World History and U.S. History. Coach DeGraw and is wife, Martha, have two children: Mitch (RHS ’12) and Macey.

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cassionally called the Rockhurst “ball-footers” – this might give you an inclination at where the sport started in 1963. It was a winter sport – OUTSIDE! Stories run on about shoes getting lost in the mud or balls skipping on the ice, but the cold temperatures with players wearing baggies on their feet didn’t stop the start of a successful program. Coach Mark McKenzie, S.J. brought the sport from St. Louis and Rockhurst was one of the few local schools to have a team. But success was found immediately, and more importantly, the passion for the sport became evident 47 years ago. Several seasons the team was league champions and competed against rivals like Sedalia Smith Cotton. But when it got to competing for state championships, the St. Louis programs were still too far advanced. In the 1970s, the program won five city championship and even made it to state in 1975. Then in 1977 the state turned the sport into a fall season and not enough other programs in the area went with the change. So from 1977-1979 there was no formal team. Finally in 1979, the Shawnee Mission school district started fielding teams, so Rockhurst reorganized and played its first season in the fall. Coach Ron Geldhof had been head coach since 1974 but it took some time for the program to make waves at a district and state level. By the mid 1980s Rockhurst line-ups were filled with passionate and talented players. In 1985 a 24 year streak began of district championships. The 1986 team was ranked No. 1 in the Kansas City area. The 1987-1989 years were the highlights under Coach Geldhof. The sport wasn’t as popular as football and didn’t even play its home games in the stadium until the mid 80s but the talent kept coming to Rockhurst. Full with talent, the team went to the Final Four for three consecutive years from 1987-89 and took home a pair of second place trophies, narrowly missing a state championship by losing to Hazelwood Central in triple overtime when one of the top players went down with a knee injury. St. Louis’ reign over the state continued. In 1994 current head coach Chris Lawson stepped in and raised the expectations of the program to not only be a contender in Kansas City but to look at St. Louis and national programs as equal competitors. Equally, across the State Line, St. Thomas Aquinas was becoming a national power and fierce rival. With three-a-day practices and a work ethic and passion for his players, Coach Lawson continued to push the ceiling of the program. (Story continued to page 87)

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“Looking back on it, winning two state was championships ’s great, but that not the most important thing ed to me. We play ur fo r together fo e years and becam d close friends, an still are to this day.”

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Rick Pribyl Joe Hilboldt Chip Corrigan Tom McKay Jim Mosqueda Jeff Johnson Mike Chonko Tom Knox Todd Riley Chris D’Amico Keith Jarmusch Chuck Reid

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Matt Darby 2000 Jim Davey 2000 Brett Coppage 2000 Lance Snodgrass 2000 Brendan Matthews2001 Ryan Raybould 2001 Jarrett Devereaux 2001 Charlie Peters 2002 Will John 2003 Mike Comiskey 2003 Robbie Borchardt 2004 Daneil Kerley 2005 Cole Mayer 2005 Seth Sinovic 2005 Eric Sweetin 2005

Dr. Rick Pribyl (’66) “I was part of the very first soccer team at Rockhurst, and I remember playing Rockhurst University’s freshman team and beating them 1-0. Another great memory was playing SLU High in a foot of snow and blizzard; at the end of the game our goalie didn’t know we had won 1-0 because he couldn’t see the other end of the field where we had scored.”

squad can be submitted to the Athletic Director or head coach, with credentials as to why their high school soccer career warrants consideration. The player must be five years out from graduation. Congratulations to these important players and thanks for your talents, toughness, tactical skill, and much more.

Todd Schieffer Brett Darby Scott Siegel Kevin Charcut Nick Finn Matt Benben Bryan Charcut Sean Walker Jason Cole Michael Robards Dan Watson Matt Herald Brian Siegel Matt Jewett Joe Burns Jason Woods

While our soccer program has been quite successful since its days beginning in the winter, the All Time Team is a recent addition to recognize individual players who were hallmark players and instrumental to the success of the program in their eras. Submission for membership to the

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Another streak began in 1995 – consecutive Final Four appearances. After a few seasons, it was no longer just the experience to get to the Final Four, but the team finally broke through, winning it all in 1998 and following up with a dominant year in 1999 (where the team was highly ranked in the nation). Rockhurst became the second school outside of St. Louis to hoist the state trophy. Again in 2007 and 2008, the program won back-to-back state championships and continue to draw top talent and combine that with top flight competitive experience and passionate coaching, which results in success.

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“Our schedule is as reminisence of a playoff schedule as you can get…we have back-to-back games that are really key to our success,” Head Coach Chris Lawson

Above:The purity of a team celebration! The soccer team celebrates a team victory with goalkeeper Dustin Abnos after he helped Hawklets defeat Regis 1-0 in penalty kicks at the Jesuit Classic.

SOC at a Glance Year started: 1963 Participants in all levels: 80 State 1st Places: 4 State 2nd Places: 4 State 3rd Places: 7 Last Year: Won districts, lost in quarterinals to Lee’s Summit North

Streak behind Hawklets, all eyes on season ahead “You learn probably more from your losses than your wins,” head coach Chris Lawson said. So it might come as a warning to area coaches, that while the soccer program continues its 25 district championship streak, it lost in the quarterfinals, ending a 12-year Final

Four appearance streak. What does the head coach and the program think about this result? “It’s good,” Coach Lawson said. Returning not only from last season, but also from being contributors on the 2008 state championship team are players like senior Doug Stevenson and junior Derek Shrick, so they have the experience to help the rest of the team understand what it is go-

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The schedule is a tremendous contributor to allowing players the opportunity to learn from successes and failures and to deal with pressure. “Our schedule is as reminisence of a playoff schedule as you can get…we have back-to-back games that are really key to our success. I’m very grateful to the administration for allowing us to schedule,” Coach Lawson said. Breaking the season down into thirds, the first part finishes up with the Jesuit Classic (this year held in Washington D.C.). The Hawklets will have to deal with both travel and back-to-back

games versus very strong competition. Regardless of that success, they have to respond positively and quickly to compete in the hotly contests Top Dawg tournament against crosstown rival and Rockhurst fan favorite St. Thomas Aquinas and Blue Valley North in less than a week. “We can respond to any struggles we experienced in the first third of our schedule,” Coach Lawson added. The final third of the schedule is the pinnacle of testing the team at the Jefferson City Classic. This is about two week before the district tour-

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 ing to take to get back to the Final Four. Coach Lawson believes he sees the potential as long as the players make the commitment in the four pillars of the program: tactically sound, technically sound, physical strong and mentally tough. Under Coach Lawson the program has won state four times and according to him, each team possessed all four of those attributes. But this isn’t just about making sure there is talent on the team. Many factors go into the program which help develop players and keep them motivated.

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Above Left: Graduate Paul Pisani gets introduced to the starting lineup as a defender. Right: Controlling the midfield and providing offensive firepower is senior Doug Stevenson’s specialty as he returns with the most points to lead the 2010 squad. Bottom Left: Serving the ball forward, graduate Kyle Huber played in 25 games last season at the midfield position.

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tender? First, winning begets winning and so Coach Lawson supports player development in both the club leagues and also builds from season to season, challenging, yet reassuring players that they have the talent. “The talent pool here is unbelievable. You can’t sit around in the spring or summer and expect to compete at the highest level - someone is going to take your spot,” graduate Bryan Jantsch said. They might be asked to play a different position (as Jantsch was during high school) but the possession style brand of soccer that the program deploys has turned into a proud hallmark.

Basically a form of keep-away, this style of soccer can break down bigger and even faster opponents, especially with the home field advantage of a fullwidth soccer field. “If a player has a poor touch on our field, he can recover, but it all depends on our players ability to control the ball. If we don’t have those types of players we will make adjustments,” Coach Lawson said. Right now, he [coach] is confident in his offense. The ability to score and create offense from anywhere on the field is a strength to this upcoming teams. Returnees like Stevenson, Schrick and senior Jacob Wilbers

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 nament and the coaching staff and players know they need to be molded into champions by this time of season to make a deep run in the playoffs and that the games previous can be used as great learning tools. “The Jefferson City Tournament is very important to out post-season run. We’ll see teams like CBC and Chaminade who prep us for Districts and Sectionals. Then we’ll probably see one of them again in the Final Four,” Stevenson said. How has it been that Rockhurst has taken the foundations of a solid soccer program and turned it into a consistent local, state and national con-

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to learn from its weaknesses exposed. They watch tape and work hard. They compete against the best teams they can. And they try to live out a Rockhurst mantra that Coach Lawson constantly preaches, “whatever you do, do it well.”

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the game then a team gets a counter and if you struggle and they have a great goalie, you can lose. But for most of the time you be successful if you control the ball,” Coach Lawson added. The 2009 season might be characterized as a disappointment, but the program seems focused and hungry

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 (coming off a knee injury) will prove invaluable. The offense starts at the back while the defense needs to start in the front with pressure from the forwards and midfields, according to Coach Lawson. The question mark is the defense on the back line. As Coach put it – that question mark needs to be turned into an exclamation point. Several players started to show good form last season, like seniors Adam Stingo and Brad Mueller and Dustin Abnos is competing to keep his starting job at goalie. But the two middle defenders are key, not just as players but as leaders. They help support the wings and run the defense like a safety in football. There are seven to eight guys who will compete for those positions. “Soccer is funny sport. Most of the time you can dominate 90 percent of

players after winning the ’07 and ’08 state titles. He believes that very few schools have attained the type of traditions that Rockhurst has and holds in academics, co-curriculars and spiritual retreats consistently on a state or national level. If Rockhurst wasn’t a part of his life, Coach Lawson would be either a travel agent of a fishing guide in Wyoming or Colorado.

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senior English courses. He is married with a daughter, Ava. Coach Wink believes that Rockhurst’s tradtiton plays a role in each and every match they play; it gives them something to strive for, it provides them with confidence and an unmistakable swagger and brings out the best in opponents, which in turn makes Rockhurst better.

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and three more at UMKC, where he got his BA in Sociology. He is married with three children: Jaylen (10), Jada (5) and Julian (4). Among his hobbies are traveling, listening to music, working out, playing soccer and spending time with his kids.

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yellow cards one season. Among his hobbies include playing soccer, reading, gardening, running, listening to 80s and 90s college music and annoying his wife Becky. A favorite coaching memory of his was when many of his players and their families surprised him when they came to his Memphis wedding.

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In his tenth year as assistant varsity coach, Coach Wickenhauser is a former Jesuit high school player at DeSmet in St. Louis. Following college education at Northwestern University and Webster University, he joined Rockhurst as part of the Alumni Service Corp. Coach Wink is currently a candidate for his PhD at the University of Kansas. He teaches both sophomore and

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ests include golfing, going to the lake, playing basketball and supporting the Chiefs and the Royals. Coach Comiskey says he came back to Rockhurst because as an alumnus, Rockhurst was a pivotal part of his upbringing and success of who he is today.

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Now with a year of experience, Coach Comiskey enters his sophomore season of coaching just that – the sophomore team. A 2003 Rockhurst grad, and member of the All-Time Soccer Team, he was a three-year starter here, and then a four-year starter at Eastern Illinois University. His inter-

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Military at West Point and joined the soccer team. He now teaches in the Math department. If he was not teaching or coaching, he would be encouraging his wife to support him financially 100%, as he played golf. More seriously, he would love to be a world-famous architect.

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The lone coach of the freshman team, Coach Baker will be enjoying the responsibility for his 15th season. Always willing to talk about his childhood in New York, he attended St. Anthony’s High in Smithtown, where he was a soccer All-American and All-League track runner. He enrolled at the US

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hen your history was just “around the corner” it might seem like there isn’t a lot to write about. But with the Rockhurst Swim & Dive program, after 19 seasons, there are plenty of stories, hundreds of miles swam and (oh yeah) six straight state championships celebrated. Begun in 1991 under the leadership of Coach Andy Hagedorn, the team began with a mere 20 individuals willing to test the waters. Not having a pool and finding time to practice was a struggle, let alone whom to race against. Even the name of the program was up in the air - the “Sea Hawklets?” But immediately Coach Hagedorn established team chemistry where the swimmers were family. This element is core to both Coach Hagedorn’s tenure and current head coach Paul Winkeler’s philosophy as well. “It is through the deepest suffering that people become closest. It is because only the other 30 people in the water know what a 400 lungbuster feels like…the workouts are the catalysts for friendships, because the exhaustion breaks down barriers,” current co-captain and senior Cal Bayer explained. The intense workouts and the early morning swim sessions (or late night swim session when the team could get the pool at Shawnee Mission East at the beginning) have brought the AquaHawks together these past two decades. Under Coach Hagedorn it only took one season for his first All-State relay team of Shawn Rayo, Matt Reintjes, John Maguire, Jr. and Charles Lynch. He continued to have successful state caliber swimmers such as Michael Hess, Trey Bowen, Kevin Teasdale and Chris Clement in addition to strong relay teams. In 2001 Coach Winkeler took over the program and built upon the chemistry and developed a trust with the swim team. Since he hadn’t had any personal swim experience, he relied upon those first squads to help him and he added plenty of hard work and motivation. More swimmers and divers dedicated themselves to doing the sport year-round participating in club teams in the off-season. Coach Winkeler worked with (and even learned from) his assistants. Moving practices to the Red Bridge YMCA and adding two-a-day practices (with the morning one coming at 5 a.m.) really brought the team together as they learned to juggle the life of a swimming and school. (Story continued to next page) 20

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“Looking back all these years later, perhaps another reason I excelled is because I truly enjoyed swimming. Typically, anyone who enjoys doing something as much as I enjoyed swimming is going to be successful.”

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But the results started to show as the teams best finish at state happened in 2002 (6th). The Dive portion of the program began to improve under the coaching of Margaret Winkeler (yes, Paul’s wife) and Drew Arensberg was first Rockhurst state dive qualifier. With a few years finishing in the top five, the talent continued to expand and Coach Winkeler prophesized a win in 2005-2006. The previous year, the program celebrated its first relay state championship and returned plenty of experienced swimmers. From greats like Thomas Robinson, Matt Jones, Chris Kearney and Jason Benson (nicknamed the Fab Four) the team did in fact win its first trophy in 2004 and broke 7 state records in the pool. But they didn’t take the next season off and simply lounge around the pool. Using underwater cameras to review swim strokes, using Swedish fish as reward and placing the state trophy at the edge of the pool deck have all been used as motivation during these past six seasons. The list of great swimmers grows: Andrew Robinson, Kevin Webster, Patrick Dyer. Add last year’s graduates Jon and Matt Benson and Mick White to the list. Hard work is at the core of the championships and that is only done with a focus on the team and how each individual athlete can set goals to help the team. The results continue to break records. From a three-year winning streak in the regular season to last year’s 400 point state meet (which beat the second, third and fourth place teams points combined), there is much tradition (and plenty of superstition) over these last 19 years.

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sults “Now I follow re r and am when in the pape ality of athqu amazed at the llowed in letes that have fo The times, our footsteps. at the records and stats rs have he state meet and ot I am proud been phenomenal. uahawk in to have been an Aq the team!” the early years of

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feared across the KC Metro area and the state of Missouri. Submission for membership to the squad can be submitted to the Athletic Director or head coach, with credentials as to why their high school swim & dive career warrants consideration. hael Reardon (’96)

Swim & Dive History Continued...

Matt Reintjes Trey Bowen Michael Reardon Michael Hess

This list will grow quickly as the swim team’s top performers during this state championship streak become eligible for the All Time team (must be 5 years from graduation). The team was recently created and with a young history, this list represents pioneers who helped establish the sport to the point where it is

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Phil Linville Chris Crawford Justin Brown Joe Roh John Fritzlen Chris Jury Joe Fritzlen Eric Jurgeson

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Thomas Robinson Thomas Robinson Thomas Robinson Kevin Webster Matthew Margritier Matthew Margritier Mick White

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The Rockhurst Swim & Dive program recognizes many different levels in their team awards. Self evident in the purpose are the following: Rookie of the year, Diver of the Year, MVP, Team Spirit, Leadership, Most Im-

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Joey Martin Mick White Richie Enright Stephen Nelson Cal Bayer

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proved, JV Swimmer of the Year. The Aquahawk Award of Excellence is the only award soley voted on by the swimmers and recognizes the person who represent the program best. The Ironman Award is given to someone

Drew Arensberg Drew Arensberg Ford McLiney Ford McLiney

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Chris Crawford Nick Vignatelli Kevin Webster Kevin Webster Drew Arrensberg Patrick Dyer Stephen Nelson Jack Rund Neil White

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Diver of the Year

Pat Laughlin Ben Morrison Phil Linville Thomas Robinson Andrew Robinson Michael Wytock Stephen Nelson Matt Benson

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who had to really push himself to achieve something special. The newly created Award of Perseverance & Determination is similar but more focused on overcoming setbacks in a career.

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S&D at a Glance Year started: 1991 Participants in all levels: 45 State 1st Places: 6 State 2nd Places: None State 3rd Places: None Last Year: Won state for 6th consecutive years and scored over 400pts.

5 a.m. training for state, Aquhawks win 6 straight Not many high school students are willing to stumble out of bed to be at 5 a.m. practices. It requires the sort of dedication that can win state championships. Luckily, the Aquahawks have just that sort of dedication, not to mention the hunger for a seventh straight title. Teams win a single state championship with a lot of strenuous work, a

load of talent and a bit of luck. Winning six state championships in a row calls for something else entirely: trust. Trust in one’s teammates, one’s coach, one’s ability, one’s training. When Mr. Paul Winkeler first became the head coach of the swim team he stressed trust. “I didn’t try to pull the wool over the kids’ eyes. I came right out and told them that I didn’t know a thing about swimming, but I did know a

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Above: Moving forward! Amid a glassy pool, the Aquahawks are ready to make the dive for the 2010 season as they attempt to defend their sixth state championship, led by All-Americans and plenty of returning state experience.

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Coach Winkeler said. The Aquahawks have proven they are willing to sacrifice for the team as evidenced by two-a-day practices, swimming as many as 8000 yards a day and continuing practices even on days with swim meets. “We don’t stop morning practices even if there is a meet in the afternoon. I want the boys to learn to swim tired. We win state championships by training,” Coach Winkeler said. Swimming tired builds a strong mental base for the Rockhurst swimmers who learn that if they can swim

some of their best times while tired they could do even better with some rest. For this reason, many of the Aquahawks’ practices are nearly as competitive as their meets. Veteran swimmers receive the hardest task each year: unifying the team so that everything can be run so smoothly. Setting a good example and instilling a hard work ethic are probably the most crucial things veterans are asked to do. “The veteran swimmers are given the hard task of uniting the team just like the year before. Anything done

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Winkeler said. Trust is the bond that holds a team together. It allows coaches to help athletes and teammates to help other teammates. A team that works together wins together. According to Coach Winkeler, the success of the team in recent years can be traced right back to how well the team has bonded. “In swimming there is no such thing as love of the game, it’s exhaustingly painful. The basis of Rockhurst swimming comes down to how much everyone cares about one another,”

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Above Left: One of the team’s strength is depth and quality in all event as three Aquahawks take to their marks. Right :The dive program continues to make a splash with four state qualifiers and led by All-America Ford McLiney. Bottom Left: Check off another state championship as two Aquahawks take a moment to relish and soak in their performance.

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“There’s no way to replace somenothing brings a team together better one like (graduate) Mick White who than a season of 8000 yard practices,” got something like 40 points at state by graduate Jack Rund said. himself, not to mention all the points Although the team will still have from the relays he was in,” now senior the intense practices to unite them, the Charlie Hutchison said. “It’s going to senior leaders from last year will be take more than one of us to pick up missed both for their leadership value those points.” and for the points they scored at state. Despite the fact that so much talFive of the team’s seven All-Amer- ent has departed, this year’s Aquahawks icans graduated, leaving quite a gap to will still be quite a force to reckon with. fill. All-American diver senior Ford McLin-

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“We could lose every meet [during the season], just as long as we prepare the kids for state,” Coach Winkeler said.“Our goal is to beat the [heck] out of them during the year and rest them at the right time.” This method of swimming tired throughout the year and resting at the right time is known as tapering. When the swimmers are allowed to get a significant amount of rest at state that they are not allowed during the season it is not uncommon for swimmers’ times to drop in whatever event they are competing. After six titles it’s safe to say that the method works well for Rockhurst, and hopefully it can deliver even more. “We all have our own individual goals, but as a team our goal has been the same as it has been for the last several years: win state,” Hutchison said.

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 over 400 points in the state competition with 400.5 points. “I did the math right after the meet last year and figured out that we had a good chance of a seventh title as long as some young guys are willing to work and step up,” Hutchison said. Other swimmers that will be asked to shoulder some more responsibility this season include Hutchison, senior Clay Stanley and junior Jacob Fischer. To ensure a seventh title, the Rockhurst coaches will continue to push the Aquahawks to their absolute limit right up until the state meet. Joining Coach Winkeler will be Mrs. Margaret Winkeler, Ms. Katie Mertz and Mr.Andy Wilcox. No meets on the schedule will take precedence over the state meet. In fact, every meet that comes in between the start of the season and state is inconsequential, according to Coach Winkeler.

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hurst. Married to dive coach Margaret, they have three children, including four month old Johnny. He is Level 4 certified by the American Swim Coaches Assoc. The highlight of Coach Wink’s athletic career was going 4-5 with four doubles and eight RBIs in a game back in high school. The highlight of his coaching career was winning the first state title in 2004 on the last race of the meet.

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Above:The program works on everything from endurance, to turns to starts; and as always, they prepare so that each time they hit the starting platform with ROCK on, they compete not only for themselves but for their teammates.

Four-time Missouri Coach of the Year in the last eight years, Coach Winkeler has enjoyed incredible success since his takeover of the swim and dive program in 1999. A graduate of DeSmet Jesuit in St. Louis, he received his Bachelor’s from Rockhurst University and Master’s from Webster University. He now teaches General Chemistry and Applied Science. After coaching track and softball at St.Teresa’s from 1996-1999, he switched to Rock-

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head coach at Truman and Lee’s Summit over the last 18 years and won the MSHSAA girls swim coach of the year in 1998. He works in the Science Department as a Biology teacher. Coach Wilcox and his wife have two children, Vasile (9) and Yalei(6).

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A former standout swimmer himself, Coach Wilcox adds returns with his experience for his second year with the program. A four-year letterman and school recorder setter in the 100 brestroke at Wichita Northwest High, he is no rookie to the sport. After attending Pittsburg State University and Lesley University, he had been a

Margaret Winkeler diving coach

Winkeler, the two have three children, Mary Ellen (4), Amelia (2) and John (4 months). The highlight of her athletic career was competing in a gymnastics meet televised on ESPN. The Aquahawks have not lost a state championship since Coach Winkeler took the reins as dive coach.

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Despite originally agreeing to only one year of coaching the dive team, Coach Winkeler enters her seventh season. Born in Lee’s Summit and a graduate of O’Hara High and the University of Bridgeport, she excelled in gymnastics; her accolades include All-American twice and Academic AllAmerican. Married to head coach Paul

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Rockhurst’s assistant admissions director. Her interests include traveling, reading, gardening and volunteering with animals. Coach Mertz insists that if she wasn’t coaching or teaching she would be traveling around the world.

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Coach Mertz is in her third season as JV coach. Born in Kansas City, she attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School where she swam for four years and dove for two. She went on to be a Tiger at the University of Missouri, and returned to Kansas City where she is

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Martin J. Crowe, Jr. Rockhurst Class of 1919

Lawrence K. (Kert) Crowe, Jr. Rockhurst Class of 2000

Joseph M.Crowe Rockhurst Class of 1946

Nathan M. Crowe Rockhurst Class of 2002

Martin J Crowe, III Rockhurst Class of 1947

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t is difficult to summarize a 92-year history as basketball is the second oldest sport in Rockhurst history. Beginning in 1918 by Pat Mason the Hawklets immediately made their mark with two undefeated seasons and a 70 percent winning percentage in the first decade. “Basketeers” as they were called began tryouts in the mid 1920’s and didn’t have a lower level of play. Instead they had a junior league, which was much like intramurals. Players would show their potential for playing on the varsity level. In 1932 the basketeers, led by captain Owen Murphy secured the first state championship (in any sport) for Rockhurst under the direction of Coach Eddie Halpin. But for most of the next 40 years or so, the basketball team wasn’t as competitive at the state level. In the Catholic league it quickly developed rivalries with the likes of DeLaSalle and St. Benedicts and were competitive. The 1948-9 season was a success. Touting a unanimous All-state performer in Tom Lillis, the team finished third in state and had a 24-8 record. But then quickly fell to one of the lowest points in the history a 3-19 record in the 1951-1952 season under new Coach Jim Ryan. But that didn’t stop new Coach Ryan. He went on to be the longest tenured coach in the program’s history with 14 years and held the most career wins (213) until it was broken by Coach Doug Bruce (244). During Coach Ryan’s tenure he had some great talent like Pat Caldwell and Bob Bauers. Caldwell also known as the “The Big Dipper” held the highest scoring average (24.2) after being cut by his fourth grade team. Bauers meanwhile scored 23.5 per game as a 6ft-6in center and helped the team to a 19-7 record. Bauers was the first basketball player to be named both All-Distirct and All-State in 1963. The era under Coach Ryan was one of a strong regular season but struggles in the post-season. The rivalry between the Hawklets and DeLaSalle burned in the 1950s and 1960s. Coach Marion Nickel took over in 1966 and brought fresh energy into the program helping two teams to reach the Final Four for the first time in 20 years. The progress showed even earlier when John Kafka helped lead the Hawklets to a No. one ranking by the KC Star in 1968 and 13-game win streak that was eventually broken by Christian Brothers College. 1970-1971 was a time of great talent with the likes of Kevin Wall, Mark Stipetich (2010 Hall of Fame inductee) and Tom Bosilevac. The team finished second at state in1970 and third in 1971. (Story continued to next page)

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But the program struggled some in the middle of the seventies. It wasn’t until Coach Bruce was hired in 1978 and he brought a different style of basketball: defense and fastbreak offense. Local teams like Raytown South and Bishop Ward were already rivals. Shawnee Mission East just started to play the Hawklets. The change in style of play led to bigger and faster athletes. The 1986 and 1987 teams were loaded with Division I talent. Harold Mitchum and John Cooper led the team in ’86 to a second place finish and a return to the Final Four for the first time in 15 years. Then in 1987 Cooper, Matt Muehlebach, Chris Heller andKenyon Rasheed put together probably the finest team in school history. Accomplishments included a 29-2 record, Cooper being named as the city’s player of the year (DiRenna Award), a state championship and a Coach of the Year for Coach Bruce. Then some of the same pieces plus a last minute shot in the quarterfinals at Municipal by Pete Campbell (athletic director) helped return the squad to the Final Four where Heller dominated and brought back the school’s third state championship. Coach Mark Bubalo, long-time varsity assistant took over the program and found success at the District level but didn’t quite get the same talent level of year’s previous. In 1999 Coach Mark Nusbaum came to the Hawklets and has since returned the team to the Final Four four times, bringing home a second place finish and a pair of third place trophies. During Coach Nusbaum’s tenure Conner Teahan stands out as the top athlete, helping the team to three straight appearances at state. But the most common ingredient through these past 92 years: what it meant for players to compete in front of their fans and classmates at home.

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itself.”

George Korty 1918 Irving Damon 1923 Jim Hogan 1925 Chris Heller (’89) Jim Lamb 1926 “In the eighties the Red Sullivan 1926 expectations got 1927 higher and higher. Dick Hale We won districts John Sheridan 1928 for the first Jim Gleeson 1929 time my freshman Al Nemecek 1930 year, which was huge. Before that, Owen Murphy 1932 just getting to Les Spurck 1934 districts was good 1938 enough; but as my Jack Mulvihill career continued, Bill Hardy 1943 particularly after T. Michael Walsh 1944 we won State my 1948 sophomore year, we Bob Williams saw a huge elevation Tom Lillis 1949 in the expectations Helm Lillis 1950 at the program 147

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Anthony Augmon 1981 David Cone 1981 Steve Schmitz 1982 Joe Karl 1983 Harold Mitchem 1986 John Cooper 1987 Matt Muehlebach 1987 Chris Heller 1989 Patrick Hernandez 1991 Shawn Winn 1991 David Frey 1993 Tay Officer 1994 Mark Schloegel 1996 Mike Day 2001 Tom Komoroski 2001 John Mayberry 2002

its games. Submission for membership to the squad can be submitted to the Athletic Director or head coach, with credentials as to why their high school basketball career warrants consideration.

John Williams Joe Teasdale Alex George Alex Himmelberg John Gorton Jim Selzer Pat Caldwell George Kopp Bob Bauers Ken Mayer John Hill John Kafka Kevin Wall Mark Stipetich Tom Bosilevac Mark Teahan Bill Pruett

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“To be the first Hawklet to be All-District and All-State was an honor. We had just switched from the Catholic League a few years before into state-wide competition, and I think in many ways my going All-State sort of legitimized Rockhurst as a viable team.”

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Wins Losses 97 41 91 38 42 41 40 47 56 20 25 21 213 138 150 76 39 45 244 106 122 95 222 89

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Bball at a Glance Year started: 1918 Participants in all levels: 65 State 1st Places: 3 State 2nd Places: 4 State 3rd Places: 3 Last Year: Won districts. Lost to Lee’s Summit North in quarterfinals.

Team falls late in tourney, regroups for new journey Before every game, during each pre-game, there was one constant message. The idea was simple; the talk was short. Respect all. Fear none. Last year, the basketball team did just that and enjoyed a great amount of success, winning its district, winning the William Jewell tournament for the first time since 2006 and beating

competitive opponents such as Shawnee Mission Northwest in the HyVee Shootout, rival Shawnee Mission East, Columbia Rockbridge and O’Hara. “Winning our district was definitely the highlight of the season. With Ray Pec, who was number one in the city for a while, Raytown South and Grandview, both of whom were really good teams with a lot of athletes, it was one of the hardest districts in the state,” graduate Cooper Beckett said. The biggest reason last year’s a

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together. We trusted each other, and knew everyone understood their roles,” Beckett said. This was especially evident in big games against talented teams, such as Shawnee Mission Northwest, Columbia Rockbridge, Truman and O’Hara. “In big games, having our chemistry was huge. It allowed us to give our complete focus on the other team. We knew our guys would play their role. With the pressure, that really helps,” Lampo said. The camaraderie was not just found between the players. It even ex-

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 team did well was easy to see: the team got along together. They were all friends. They had fun together. “We were together all the time, always joking around and laughing. We ate lunch together every day and talked almost the whole time, even though we were supposed to watch film.There was even a group of seven or eight of us that would hang out outside of school,” senior Matt Lampo said. On the court, the bond between the teammates created a cohesive unit. “We felt so comfortable around each other that we played really well

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the season,” Beckett said. “His aggressive style provided a good spark off the bench.” Next year, though, the team will not have a dominant, tall big man.At 6’4 and 6’6, seniors Dan Tapko and Frank Arbanas are relatively small compared to other teams Rockhurst will face. “We don’t have that 6’10 dominant presence. We have to do it by committee…We go up against people with 6’8, 6’9 and 6’10 guys, and it can be weakness on defense,” Coach Nusbaum said. To fix this weakness, the coaches will stress team defense that will include a variety of defensive sets, including man-to-man, a variety full court press, zones and traps. “We like to give people different looks defensively to keep them off balance. We want to have our defense turn into offense,” Coach Nusbaum said.

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ence for an edge over its opponents. “Our depth is great. We have nine guys coming back who have been on the varsity floor,” Coach Nusbaum said. With five seniors who graduated, including Beckett, Preston Elder, Evan Lang, McDonald and Ross Santee, Coach Nusbaum expects seniors Frank Arbanas and Lampo to step up and take a leadership role. “We want [Arbanas] to be the leader on defense because he can see everything back there, kind of like a safety in football, and get the fast break started. On offense, though, it has to be our guards,” Coach Nusbaum said. Also in the backcourt, Jones hopes to build off his break-out season last year, when he averaged 7.6 points and 2.5 assists per game. “Going into the season, we weren’t expecting much from [Jones]. But he had a couple really good games early, and it got him confident for the rest of

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narrowly 64-61. In the championship, Rockhurst battled Grandview to advance to sectionals. In a back-and-forth game, with many lead changes, Rockhurst stopped Grandview in the final seconds to capture a 57-56 win and the district title. After winning districts, Rockhurst faced Lee’s Summit North in the sectionals. Down over 20 points at half, Rockhurst, led by graduate Dexter McDonald, furiously came back and cut the deficit to three. However, Lee’s Summit North hung on in the finals seconds to advance to the next round. “That game was a roller coast. At one point we were completely out of sync. Then, things started to come together. It happened a little too late,” Beckett said. Hoping to rebound after a disappointing, season-ending loss, next year’s team will look to its depth and experi-

get a Master’s degree at Baker. His coaching career includes success in Iowa, at O’Hara, Liberty and now the Rock. He has been named Conference Coach of the Year five times, once for the KC Metro area and five times from the state. Also on his résumé is an undefeated season and state championship at Liberty. He and his wife Kris have four children: Kelsey (23), Carlyle (13), Drew (11) and Jameson (9).

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Entering his 13th year as head basketball coach, Coach Nusbaum’s athletic experience goes far beyond just the hardwood. A four-sport, nine-time letterman at Marshalltown High in Iowa in football, basketball, track and baseball (a summer sport then), he never took an off-season. Earning All-Conference in all of those sports and All-State in baseball, he went on to play JV basketball and baseball at Northwest Missouri State University, then

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His education after RHS includes a BA from St. Louis University and his MA from Loyola-New Orleans. A member of the theology department, he teaches Catholic Faith in Practice I & II. He and his wife Kate have three children: Kevin (RHS ’04), Clare and Dan (RHS ’11).

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his BA from Mizzou and MA at Baker. He is married with three kids: Catelyn (10), and twins Emma and Will (3). Throughout his RHS career, he has also coached football and baseball. Without coaching or teaching, Coach Campbell says he would be broke – he can’t do anything else.

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play two years of basketball at UMKC. Since coming to RHS in 1999, Coach Beirne teaches Ancient Civilizations and Economics. He has two children: Katie (16) and Matt (14). If he wasn’t a teacher or coach, he says he would be a host of a home improvement show on PBS or HGTV.

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B team coach he played four years of football, basketball and baseball and was two-time All-State in basketball. He then went on to play four years of hoops at Midland Lutheran College. Coach McGill’s dream would be to find a job in college athletics.

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best. The sport began as an intramural by Coach Beach Tuckness and took a while for the team to find some success. In 1973, Chris Garlich became the first state qualifier and led the team in pins that year (16). Then Poskin came along in the late-70s. Along with teammate Carl Tripp they returned to the state meet. So when Coach Dennis Bullard brought his collegiate wrestling experience to the program in 1980 the numbers and energy of the program increased. The highligh of his tenure included a program best 3rd place at Districts and District coach of the year honor in 1983. John Paolozzi, Joey Weidmaier and Pete Sierant headlined and the Hawklets were even rated as a top ten team in the Metro area. Sierant graduated with the most career victories. In 1986, Coach Rich Wikiera took over the program and found tremendous talent in Mark Hickey and Shawn Schmelze who both qualified for the state meet. For the next several years the program sent individuals to the state meet including Scott Johnson and Travis Huenfeld, who both finished 5th in 1988. Justin Rogers was one of the next great wrestlers to come along from 1994-1996. It was in 1998 that Coach Wikiera claims it to be the wrestling program’s best year under him to date where Adrian Rinas, Chris Carmody, Andy Gilchrist, Colin McFarland and (son) Rich Wikiera led the Hawklets to a 7-2 record in dual meets. In 1999 Joe Restivo set the career wins mark. Another crop of talented wrestlers came through in 2003 led by Greg Ford’s best Rockhurst finish at state (3rd place). By 2005 Tyler Reed and Zach Anderson-Boland become the tenth and 11th Rockhurst All-State wrestlers in the program’s history. Since that season there have been three head coaches but the program has continued to send wrestlers to state. Current head coach Steve Lueck brings almost 20 years of wrestling experience into the program. Recent graduate A.J. Gassman holds the career record for wins at 142 and there have been 13 All-State wrestlers in the program’s history with Alex Wurtz and Chandler Smith the most recent. Coach Lueck is on a quest to put the first wrestling banner up.

ruly a sport which demands an intense conditioning and attitude as 1977 graduate and one of the pioneers to the sport David Poskin said “it’s just war, you against the other guy.” Since the winter of 1968-69, wrestlers have worked in the winter months in hot, sweaty rooms testing moves and countermoves against teammates in order to be prepared to compete against some of the areas’

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Coach witnesses progress, ‘weights’ for breakthrough Wrestling is a sport that requires not only mastering of techniques but also strength, quickness and stamina. So, when it comes to building championship caliber wrestlers, it takes time, perseverance and passion. Count the young Hawklet wrestlers as an improving group under the watchful eye of head coach Steve Lueck. Finishing the season at 8-3 in

duals and 7th in the super districts, there are both positives and areas for continued improvement according to Coach Lueck “I’m most excited to see how people develop and how they improve both their strength and their technique. Then we will see how far we will go,” Coach Lueck said. With the help of all-time wins leader, A.J. Gassman who finished his career at 142-35 the level of wrestling and coaching of the sport are stong. a

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representative. “Coming off of my crutches and getting back to wrestling was tough at first, but I eased my way back into it and it turned out to be a pretty smooth transition. My goal from the start was to place at state, and after a slow start to my season at 5-3, I hit a groove and posted a 37-11 record by the end of the season,” Smith said. Don’t think that Smith is a oneman team, he will be rejoined by fellow captain and teammate Luke Tripp. Out of the 14 weight classes the Hawklets also return nine varsity wrestlers

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sure that the focus was on wrestling and keep the team in line. You don’t see guys missing football practices or messing around at them, and I think we should have the same mentality for wrestling. We need that to get to the next level,” Gassman said. It is the amount of extra practices and wrestling for club teams in the offseason that Coach Lueck believe are paying and will continue to pay dividends. “We are striving to develop our youth clubs so that when freshmen en-

ter the program, they have experience. We compete against teams who have had guys wrestling for several years more than our so that is a challenge,” Coach Lueck said. One individual who has both adopted the hard-nosed work ethic of a wrestler and had to overcome adversity is returning captain and incoming senior Chandler Smith. Still new to the sport, Smith had to overcome an injury and wasn’t even walking without crutches in October. But that didn’t deter him from placing 6th at the state championships as the Hawklets’ sole

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“Our goals for this year were quite simple and that was to finish in the top five at districts, and to send many wrestlers to state,” Coach Lueck said. How does Coach Lueck know that he is beginning to make headway into such goals? When top quality opponents are beginning to want to get on the Rockhurst schedule. “I look at our upcoming

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he has had prior experience as a head coach in Iowa and an assistant at Park Hill South. In the classroom, he teaches Modern World History and Government. Coach Lueck’s biggest sports influences were Dan Gable and his high school coach, Jim Derr. He says that if he wasn’t coaching or teaching he would either be a farmer or a lawyer. His hobbies outside of the mats include weightlifting, running and reading.

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the same dream that I hope most of you [Rockhurst wrestlers] have. And that is to win a state championship,” Coach Lueck challenged his squad in his closing remarks of last year’s award ceremony. Coach Lueck isn’t alone in sharing that dream “I’m really excited for this season, especially after being voted on as a captain. We have had a couple guys come extremely close to qualifying for state like [seniors] Al Wegener and Luke Tripp. We’re going into this year with high talent and expectations,” Smith said.

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 schedule and the type of programs that are now wanting to wrestle us as a great sign.They want to be challenged and by scheduling us, they are confirming that we are up-and-coming,” Coach Lueck said. So all the pieces are falling into place. A quality practice regime that helps wrestlers, not only get physically fit but prepares them mentally for the rigors of the sport, newer facilities, a stronger commitment to off-season preparation, and most importantly, passionate leaders who want to help take the program to the next level. “I came here three years ago with

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s America’s pastime, baseball appears in photos that date back into the 1920s, but the team wasn’t consistently competing until the 1940s. During that era there were almost as many coaches as seasons, but that didn’t stop the program from posting winning records. In 1946, AllAmerican Mick Cummings led the Hawklets at catcher. The following season the team only lost to Bishop Hogan (9-1). Coach Jim Ryan begins a long career as the baseball coach in 1952 and the program took home a pair of Catholic League Championships in 1953 and 1954. Coach Ryan was the head coach of both the basketball and baseball teams in the 50s and had great talent in the baseball program including Alex George and four-year varsity letterman Ed Mehrer at first base. By 1959, Coach Ryan recorded his 100th win for the program. The “Ryanmen” were able to rebound in 1961 to an 8-4 season after Coach Ryan took a few years off. The 1960s were characterized by inconsistent teams with 1965 as the highlight of the era posting a 12-2 record and winning the Border League Championship. But baseball took a hibernation until it was brought back to the school in 1990. During the late 1980s, Rockhurst students and families formed a team in the Ban Johnson leagues called the Rock. It was this passion for the sport that proved to administration it should support baseball. So, in 1990, Coach Jerry Goben revived the program after 20 years dormant. But the challenges lay ahead, with limited budget and no practice facilities. That didn’t stop the Hawklets, as the team won districts in 1991, 1992 and 1993. Coach Scott Schriner took over the program in 1994 and the team advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time and returned as district champs in 1995. When current head coach Jim DeGraw took over the program in 1997 it took a few years to return to form, but by 2000 the team was ranked as high as No. 2 in the Kansas City area and finished with a 19-5 record. Since then the team has won five district championships and finished a program best second at state in 2004 and third at state last season. Talent has been strong in the program, but ironically one of the great pitchers to come out of the Kansas City area (David Cone) never suited up for the Rockhurst varsity team. Travis Huenfeld (1991), Derek Wathan (1995) and John Mayberry Jr. (2005) were all named Missouri Gatorade Players of the Year. 5

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With several Major League Baseball players in the program’s history it wasn’t too hard to begin an All-Time team for baseball (in 2009). The gap between 1960s and the late 1980s is because there was no program sponsored by the high school.

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BASE at a Glance Year started: 1925, then again in 1989 Participants in all levels: 55 State 1st Places: None State 2nd Places: 1 State 3rd Places: 1 Last Year: Placed 3rd in state after winning districts.

Second best year ever, program takes flight The Hawklet baseball team found itself in an all-too-similar situation. It was the district tournament, where the team’s season had ended the previous five years. The Hawklets were tied with a lower-seeded opponent, Raytown South, 2-2 in the sixth inning. High school baseball is a tricky sport, according to head coach Jim DeGraw. Baseball is a game meant

to be played in series. And that is exactly what makes high school ball so difficult—no series, just one and done scenarios. In baseball, arguably more than any other sport, a team can be more talented and outperform its opponents but still lose. A few unfavorable bounces and poor calls so often put the better team behind the eightball, a situation which has plagued the Hawklet baseball program for years, says Coach DeGraw. a

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times even some luck, to finish third in the state tournament, the second best finish in the program’s history. But with that said, last year’s team did not lack in talent according to Coach DeGraw. Graduate centerfielder Sal Belfonte was named to First Team All-State. Goodwin and graduate third baseman Tommy Mancuso were awarded Second Team All-State. Utility man, graduate Matt Stacks and junior pitcher Henry Wieler achieved Honorable Mentions for the All-State team. And of the ten seniors on last year’s team, nine are going on to play at

the collegiate level. So after a slow start, the Hawklets overcame an off-game and ‘scrounged something up’ to escape Raytown South with a 3-2 victory. They then faced Blue Springs South in the district championship game, the same team that had defeated the Hawklets in Districts the two previous seasons. A gutsy pitching performance by Stacks and two timely doubles by Mancuso at the plate carried the Hawklets past South and into Sectionals for the first time since 2005. Playing Sedalia Smith-Cotton

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more than anything I think that kind of ternal boost to propel it onward in the support showed something about the tournament. This time, that boost was growth of this program…Hopefully it the largest fan turnout in years, with showed that Rockhurst baseball is a over a hundred students in attendance. sport apt for large crowds and can be “That kind of support we received just as appealing as football and basketwas electrifying. We were already ball.” Beyond the stands,Wieler was busy pumped for the game, but that turnout put another level of pop into our bats,” throwing another ace-worthy perforsenior catcher Joey Mancuso said. “But mance, tacking on another win to his

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season record of 6-0 and lowering his earned run average to 2.77, and showing glimpses to an even brighter future. “Pitching wasn’t necessarily a weakness for us, but it wasn’t exactly a dominating force for us either this season. Henry Wieler is looking like he could become that guy for us…the guy who can come in and take over games for us,” Coach DeGraw said.

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to the state semifinals, the Hawklets faced Christian Brothers College Prep. According to Coach DeGraw, CBC was the most talented team faced all season. The Hawklets fell behind early after CBC hit a first inning 3-run homerun, and they were never able to regain momentum, losing 9-2 and ending the program’s hope of its first state title. The dreams may have been lost, but the season wasn’t quite over. The team faced Oakville in the third place game and fell behind 0-3 early. But the Hawklets didn’t allow the chance to bring back a banner pass them by. They showed their resiliency again by rallying late, led by a Stacks homerun and yet another impressive start by Wieler, to win 4-3.

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 The Hawklets faced their most challenging opponent yet in the state quarterfinals when they met Park Hill. At several points during the game, it appeared as though the Hawklets’ run had come to an end. But a talented team playing together as one is a tough force to bring down. “We had a team across the board that had the talent and had the team chemistry. And when you put those two things together, you have the successful season like what we had this season,” Coach DeGraw said. “And that success showed the younger guys the importance of that combination for future years.” Belfonte hit a momentum shifting homerun, and graduate second baseman Andrew Watts hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly to give Rockhurst a 6-5 victory. In the program’s second ever trip

the University of Kansas and his MA from Baker. His classroom responsibilities include A.P. World History and U.S. History. Coach DeGraw and is wife, Martha, have two children: Mitch (RHS ’12) and Macey. As head coach, he has compiled a career record of 233-133. He has coached 16 players who have gone on to play Division 1 ball and five who have made it into a professional career.

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coached at Hutchinson Community College for a year, then as a grad assistant at KU for two before returning to RHS. Along with football, he is an assistant coach for the varsity baseball team. He teaches physical fitness. Matt and his wife Jodie have one daughter: Wrigley (4).

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A walk-on freshman lineman at the University of Kansas who started and lettered all four years, Coach Nolen brings first-hand collegiate-level knowledge to the staff, as defensive backs coach. A ’98 Rockhurst grad, where he earned two varsity letters and was awarded All-District and AllMetro honors that year, Coach Nolen

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he played four years of football, basketball and baseball and was two-time All-State in basketball. He then went on to play four years of hoops at Midland Lutheran College. Coach McGill’s dream would be to find a job in college athletics.

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his Mater’s. Coach Gorden joined the Rock staff in 2006 and teaches in the History department. His wife, Molly, is the Notre Dame de Sion head basketball coach. If Coach Gorden coached or played another sport it would be curling, because he claims it, simply put, is the coolest sport of all time.

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olfers talk about stats…drive distance…three-putting, but how about this stat? In the last 15 years, the Rockhurst golf team has brought home a state trophy in all but one year! Now that is some stat– but the program has much stronger roots than just the past 15 years. The sport was mentioned in the 1928 yearbook but doesn’t appear to be covered formally and consistently until the 1950s. As expected, Jesuits did the coaching and the squad took some time to gain ground. But individuals succeeded right away with top 10 finishes. Jerry Krause took home the individual state title in 1956 (one of only two Hawklets to win the state tournament individually). This leads to a common theme among the past 60 plus years, teamwork and depth have propelled the golf team to bring home 12 state championships, four second place finishes and five third place finishes. The first state team championship came in 1974 under Coach Pat Cowan, but there were strong teams before then. In 1967, the squad was undefeated going into a battle versus rival Pembroke only to lose to the Raiders (who were led by Tom Watson). Mark Hanrahan was a three-time top-10 finisher in the late-70s when Coach Al Davis took over the program. Since 1978, there have been three golf coaches: Coach Davis, Coach Steve Ryan, and current head coach Mike O’Leary. Coach Davis’ best squad was in 1984 when three top-15 finisher (Pat Hanrahan, Matt Holmes and John Sinovic) lifted the state championship trophy. The late-80s through 1995 saw three Rockhurst golfers to be All-State for three years in a row (a feat only accomplished four times in the school history). One of the strongest eras for the sport at Rockhurst is right now. Coming off a threepeat, this feat was also accomplished under the Coach Ryan with his “Fearsome 5” of Kirk Wood, Brent Kriegshauser, Jason Hobick, Kevin Ward and Fred Loeb. Those players all dominated the area and in 1998 won the state meet by 16 strokes. Not to be outdone, the 2006 team shot an all-time Rockhurst best state score. Even more impressive is in 2008 after losing districts and qualifying only four golfers the group came back and won the state tournament – a first in Missouri history for a school to win with only four. That team, led by Matt Ledom and Michael McGee - strong golfers and great leaders, followed along the Rockhurst lineage. Outside the links, Patrick Roth and Jason Schulte were awarded the Kenneth Smith Award, given to the city’s golfer who excels in golf, academics, leadership and community service. While some have gone on to play college golf, others are seen at a local course; they all share the expectation of excellence and camaraderie. Yearly, the program hosts a golf tournament where alums come back and support the program, listening to the new stories of state excellence by Rockhurst golfers.

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GOLF at a Glance Year started: 1928 Participants in all levels: 20 State 1st Places: 12 State 2nd Places: 4 State 3rd Places: 5 Last Year: Won state for the third consecutive year.

Group of five is alive; team effort, no standout Talent! It is what every program hopes to acquire, but Rockhurst golfers don’t look at talent as simply the definition of their success. What kind of success? How about three state championships in a row and nine top three finishes in the last ten seasons. To build this type of talent-base, golfers come to Rockhurst not only with the dream of winning it all, but

with the understanding that it takes hard work. “Playing golf at Rockhurst is difficult and it takes a lot of talent. I mean we are the biggest fish in the metro area and everyone is out to beat us,” Patrick Byrne, one of the seven freshman to be in the top 20 golfers for Rockhurst, said. By “difficult” Bryne is referring to the challenges of even making the team. On the JV level, they are competitive enough to compete against varsity a

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So participation in tournaments throughout the summers and off-season have really proved beneficial. “Players get plenty of both parental support and teammate support about how to gain the experience and improve their game,” head coach Michael O’Leary said. “While the talent is definitely present, those who really make the commitment to get better are the ones helping us be successful and pushing others to get better.” In addition to the dedication to the game, Coach O’Leary tries to create both a tryout system and a schedule

that puts golfers under pressure. “We have one of the most rigorous tryouts (created by former head coach Steve Ryan) and oftentimes it comes down to one stroke. If you can survive playing that many days at that many courses, you are a good golfer and can help the program,” Coach O’Leary said. Each year, Coach O’Leary also tries to schedule the kids to play on courses that will mirror the state course’s nuances. So whether it is a long course or one which requires good ball flight or a strong short game, the Hawklets are prepared.

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 programs throughout the area. To make the varsity means you can really play but you have to be focused on developing your game (both in season and in the summer). “I think the team’s success this year can be attributed to many things, but most importantly I think we have been successful because everyone has not just improved one part of their game, but all parts of it,” senior John Geha said. In truth, the sport requires not only physical tools but experiences that test the mental fortitude of young players.

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tied for 21st and shooting a two-day total of 153. Senior Anthony Spalitto almost didn’t play due to a bout of illness, but at the last minute was able and went out and finished 42nd overall and fourth for the Hawklets. Even within the season, the team will continue to practice and there can

be all kinds of movement between the varsity and JV. “There is much competition between the top 15 players. The top 15 can move up and down depending on how well they are playing,” junior Jason Huska said. Huska finished ranked ninth on the team in average score

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 This season was no different as the team came out of the gates during the first day of the state championships hot. Senior Mark Castera paced the field with a 70. While he wasn’t able to maintain it the second day, his teammates stepped up. Senior Trey Turley was the top Hawklet, finishing

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 As evident by statistics, there is only a two-stroke difference between the 11 players and for the top five they all averaged within one stroke. Geha averaged a team best of 38.45 while Spalitto was fifth on the team in tourament average with a 38.85. That is one of the secrets of success for the Hawklets, they might not always field the best number one golfer but their depth is hard to beat. The well isn’t dry.While four of the top five where seniors, Danny Summers, placed second for the team at state as a freshman and has plenty of talented classmates who are ready for their turn to hit ‘em straight and help the Hawklets stay on top.

Left: Grduate Mark Castera shows the driving form that helped him lead the state championships after Day 1 which put the Hawklets in strong position to defend its title. Above : Senior Patrick O’Neill helped anchor a very talented JV squad that will be asked to fill in the shoes of four class of 2010 members.

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ing Chemistry. In 1978 he began his coaching career as a junior high assistant football coach, then he came to RHS as a wrestling coach from 1987-1996 and assistant golf coach from 1991-2001 before inheriting the program. As head coach, he has never had a team finish below third at state level. Coach O’Leary and his wife Kathleen have one son, Patrick (RHS ’03).

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freshman year, and then Webster for his Master’s. He coached track & field for eight years, including four years as head (2005-08), and teaches both General and AP Chemistry. He married Beth in 2008 and has two stepdaughters: Sarah (17) and Mary Kate (15).

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s Rockhurst newest varsity sport, lacrosse is holding its own. It was started as a club sport back in the mid 1990s and only became a varsity sport in 1997. In these past 13 seasons the program has won state four times, placing runner-up three more times and been to the Final Four each year since 1998. The sport has strong roots in the East Coast so when some families moved into the area that had experience with it, they saw an opportunity to bring it to the KC area. Now some 1500-2000 youth lacrosse players participate in leagues throughout the area. Back in 1997, Rockhurst was the only Western Missouri school to have it as a varsity sport. Coach Al Carruthers found quick success by placing third in 1999 and Aaron Clevinger was the program’s first All-American. A rivalry with DeSmet developed over the early years and the Jesuit Pioneer Tournament was formed where the McGilley Cup was awarded to the winner. DeSmet stood in the way for several Rockhurst teams as they tried to take the next step and reach the finals. The sport continued to grow and more kids were playing in summer leagues. Upon current head coach Jay Coleman taking over the program in 2001, after being an assistant since its start, the program continued to excel. It reached its first finals that year and was led by one of the program’s best defenders in Jon Lecuyer. In 2002, Tim Reidy was named as an All-American. Finally, after just seven years as a varsity sport, the program won its first of four state championships by beating Mary Institute Country Day by a score of 7-4. By this point there were about 100 players in the program and now the program could even tout an Academic All-American in Brendan Arthur. The 2006 season would rank as the team’s highest point, finishing ranked 22nd in the nation and completing a perfect season, 27-0. That team was never really challenged when its closest game was 12-6 and there were 3 attackmen who scored over 100 points (Colin Looby, Schaffer Degen and Brent Sear). The defense was stout as well with Spencer Walsh as another All-American and Jason Coleman as an All-State goalie. Since 2006 the program has made it to the state finals bringing home two more state championships (including last season’s). The program continues to find ways to improve, including travelling to elite tournaments. Over the past five seasons it has been successful when playing Missouri or Kansas competition with an 83-4 record and an overall record (including out of state tournaments) of 104-26. 20 02

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No re’lax’ing this year; squad re-controls title “Our program has gotten to the point where the assumption from players is that we’ll always be in that championship game. I mean, we’ve been there five years running. So the struggle for our coaches is finding a way to keep the guys motivated and feeling like they need to reach for something,” Mr. Jay Coleman, head

coach said. But for the 2010 team, there was no such lack of motivation. The end of the 2009 season had left the taste of blood in the mouths of all returning players this past year. After barreling through the first two rounds of the ’09 playoffs, the Hawklets were shocked by St. Louis University High in overtime of the championship game, losing 10-11. “After being so close to win- a

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amount of talent it had. And when the it snatched away, we all saw exactly players combined that talent with their what we didn’t want to happen again motivated mindset, they were able this year. Ever since we lost that game, to achieve just that—the program’s every single one of us had been look- fourth state championship, finishing ing forward to the start of this season with a sterling 21-5 record. To begin the 2010 season, the for a chance to take it back,” graduate defenseman Aaron Maassen said. “That Hawklets played four of the best teams kept us focused on every game this in Missouri right off the bat, including year, taught us not to take any games Christian Brothers College Prep, DeSlightly. It was like playing an entire sea- met, SLUH and MICDS. The squad won all four games, quickly emerging as son with a chip on your shoulder.” According to Coach Coleman, the state powerhouse. Largely contributing to the fast the team knew that winning a state title would be “very do-able” with the start was the team’s offseason work-

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out program, predominantly consisting of summer tournament trips and winter leagues. The projected 2011 team had a very successful trip this past summer to a tournament in Vail, Colo., showing a surprising amount of promise for next season according to Mr. Mark Bayhylle, assistant coach. After their hot start, the 2010 Hawklets traveled to San Francisco for a midseason tournament, where they went 1-2, losing to Bellarmine and St. Ignatius Prep. The team typically makes a midseason trip to one of the coasts—before last year’s San

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Julian, made the All-State team. In addition, graduates Tom O’Leary and Colin McKay will go on to play lacrosse at the D-1 level next year. But while many of the awarded players are leaving, the 2011 team is confident that it will be just as talented. “The great thing about lacrosse at Rockhurst is that the sport allows

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ditionally visited Washington D.C. for Georgetown Prep’s tournament. According to Coach Coleman, next year’s trip will likely be to Houston, Tex. These coastal trips are where the team faces some of the steepest competition in the country, for lacrosse is a far larger sport on the coasts than

it is in the Midwest. But that’s not to say Rockhurst is deprived of national talent. Graduate goalie Scott Brown, ’and senior midfielder Peter Muehlebach were named to the high school All-America team. Brown also won the 2010 Missouri player of the year. Along with those two, graduates defenseman Greg Meyer and attack Nick

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he was hired to work in the computer services department at the Rock. In 2009 Coach Bayhylle was named the Missouri Division I Lacrosse Assistant Coach of the Year. He and his wife have three boys: Jackson (12), Logan (5) and Tommy (2).

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Coming up on his fifth season as defensive coordinator with the lacrosse program assistant coach Dr. Connelly brings extensive experience, knowledge and passion to the Hawklets. Dr. Connelly has bestowed his game plans on RHS teams that opposing squads can’t figure out how to deal with. He was a former player at the Air

Force Academy who went on to attend Medical School at the University of Southern California. Coach Coleman recognizes Dr. Connelly as one of the few who helped start the lacrosse program at the Rock. Dr. Connelly’s sons Sean (’98) and Pat (’00) are both members of the Lacrosse All-Time Team.

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Returning to the lacrosse team, this time as a coach, Coach McLellan saw things from the other perspective when he played for Rockhurst (class of ’00). After coaching track for a few years, he switched to lacrosse in 2008 and is now a freshman team coach. Coach McLellan, a Theology teacher,

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was married this past school year. He is a graduate of Rockhurst U. and is currently finishing his Master’s of Global & International Studies at the University of Kansas. Outside of school and lacrosse, he enjoys the finer things in life, such as music, movies and video games.

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mentum, the Hawklets handed back the lead to MICDS 8-9, and after a penalty, MICDS went a man up. Then with just 28 seconds remaining, graduate Henry Crowe scored to send the game into overtime. And in sudden death, Julian ripped home the game-winner, sending the Hawklets to their fifth straight championship game. The state final was no letdown either. The Hawklets defeated Eureka 8-6 in a “get the job done kind of performance” according to Maassen. Muehlebach was injured, and senior Jeff Crowe stepped up to fill his shoes. Brown had 11 saves and led the Hawklets to their 21st win and fourth state championship.

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coaches used to say—our program has gotten to the point where we’re so dominant that if we were in a Disney movie, we would be the team in the black uniforms that everyone hates,” Coach Bayhylle said. In the first round of the playoffs, the Hawklets handedly defeated Parkway Central 14-7. They then went on to play in the state semifinals against MICDS, which became the game of the season. The Hawklets fell behind early, trailing at half by two. They trailed 6-3 with 7:58 remaining in the third quarter, when lightning struck and suspended the game. After an hour delay, the Hawklets came back strong with a newfound intensity and tied the game back at 8-8. Despite having all the mo-

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With plenty of success since his taking over of the program in 2000, Coach Coleman continues to help lacrosse grow at his alma mater (class of ’78). After graduating from RHS, he moved on to Rock U. for his BA and Notre Dame for his MA. In the school, Coach Coleman holds many hats. He is department chair of Theology and teaches Social Justice and Christian Lifestyles. He is also a counselor in the Col-

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s a popular sport in the roaring 20s, over 64 students tried to make the tennis team in 1928 and only four made the cut as Jack Houlehan captained the unit. While the team was around it didn’t participate in much on the state level until the 1970s but was a competitive unit in the Catholic Youth Council, winning singles and doubles matches several years. In 1955 they were undefeated as a team and Terry McQueeny was considered one of the top players in the Kansas City area. It was in the late-60s where the seeds began to take root for one of the most successful tennis programs in the state of Missouri. In 1967 under the coaching of Joseph Stehno, the team went 6-1 with its only loss to PemDay and several players competing at the quarterfinal level of the state tournament (Richard Reilly & Jim Shramek). The next year the program paired with St. Teresa for mixed doubles and a JV squad was also added. Coach Ron Geldhof took over the program in 1974 and helped instill a team attitude in an individual sport. Here are some incredible statistics achieved by players during his era. 35 first or second place district finishes, 15 state championships, three times each, the team finished second and third place at state. Countless individual state champions and All-State tennis players. During that time, the program had a ten-year winning streak at state. In order to keep the players tested, the Hawklets have several cross-town Kansas rivals in Shawnee Mission East and Blue Valley North and fellow private school, Pembroke has been a long-standing opponent. The list of great players is a challenge to name and those selected are top ranking in not only Rockhurst, but the Missouri State High School Activities Association. Andy Metzler ranks as the state’s leader in single season wins (35 in 2000) and also on that list are Malcom Harris (31 wins in 2004), Jack O’Flaherty (30 wins in 2008), Tom Campbell (29 wins in 2008) and Metzler again (28 in 1999). Casey Smith was undefeated at 26-0 in 1997 and lost one match at 27-1 in 1998. For career singles record, Casey Smith is the team leader at 75-2 from 1995-1998 followed by his older brother Ryan who was 73-18 from 1993-1996. Grant Ramsey helped start the ten-year streak and finished with a career record of 62-13 from 1993-1997. On the doubles side, you probably aren’t surprised to hear that the program has many state ranking achievements. Andrew Edmonds and Patrick Tooey rank as the second most wins in doubles (29-6 in 2007) with Pat Cohen and Reid Martin at 26-4 in 2004, Andy Metzler and Ryan Osgood at 25-2 in 1999 and 1998. The current streak of the Hawklets, consecutive dual wins (61 currently), started in 2001 and is still ongoing. Longtime assistant Bill Munnighoff inherits a program that has proved consistently to be one of the tops in both Rockhurst and state history.

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Tennis is the most successful sport at Rockhurst in terms of state championships (15 first place finishes), including a 10-year streak, so members on this AllTime team have dominated courts all over. Some include state record holders as well.

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Depth just not enough to repeat championship Success breeds success. For the Rockhurst tennis program, this saying exemplifies the winning tradition. “When you’re a part of the tennis program, you hear and learn about the Rockhurst greats and their successes. For me, I watched Jack O’Flaherty dominate, and then I listened to the older guys talk about the amazing

players they played with,” graduate Andrew Edmonds said. “Being a part of the tradition really motivates you to do all you can to win. You want to try to be like those guys. You want to be successful like them.” Last year, the tennis team’s tradition of success prevailed, helping them place second at state behind Columba Rockbridge, and winning the Blue Valley Nortwest Tournament, the most competitive tournament in Kansas City, according to Coach Bill Mun- a

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Coach Munnignhoff said. With his talent and leadership skills, Edmonds played an important role on the team, and his teammates noticed. He used his previous success to inspire those around him to succeed themselves. “He was the guy we all looked up to. He helped a ton at practice, leading all the drills, and then he always kept us motivated, pushing us to work harder so we could compete for the state championship,” junior Sam Crawford said. Although Edmonds was a solid

number one, his individual performance was not the major reason for the team’s success. Rather, the success was, in large part, due to the incredible amount of depth. “Like most years, depth is the most important reason we win. We might not have the top two players in the state, but most years we will have the top three through six players,” Coach Munninghoff said. Last year was perfect evidence of this. Other teams struggled to

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ley Northwest tournament, once again, and other local tournaments. This, though, does not come without a tremendous amount of work, but the players already understand the work it takes. “Being part a successful program, the players have recognized the com-

We have 10 to 15 kids who already play year around. They play five to six times 52 to 54 weeks a year,” Coach Munninghoff said. In particular, Coach Munninghoff expects Crawford to build off his hard work last summer, which helped propel him from the number three spot

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ninghoff will serve as the new head coach, who has served as assistant tennis coach for 10 years, and Mr. Joe LeRoy will take over as junior varsity head coach and assistant Varsity. “As a coach, I want to instill confidence in my players get them to believe in themselves. I want them to believe that if they play hard and play to their abilities, they will win, not be competitive, but will win,” Coach Munninghff said. With the combination of the players’ self confidence and the tradition of winning each year, success for the tennis team, as coach Munninghoff said, becomes almost a “self-fulfilling prophecy.” The tradition-rich team, though, will be changing locations next year, moving from the Plaza tennis courts to the Minor Park tennis facilities. “The courts were just resurfaced

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 on junior varsity during freshman year to the four spot on varsity sophomore year. In addition to Crawford, Coach Munninghoff looks to seniors Joseph Monaldo, Dominic Palmieri and JT Seigfried to make an impact to this year’s team, which has its top four through nine players returning. Not on the team last year, three freshmen could push for varsity spots, one of which could fight for a top three spot, according to Coach Munninghoff. With the a large amount of returning players and the potential of the incoming freshman, the team’s strength will be found in its depth once again, according to Coach Munninghoff. Although relying on its hard work and depth is not new, there are changes in the tennis program. After 37 years as head coach, Mr. Ron Geldhof retired, and Coach Mun-

coach and tennis coach at Bishop Ward, RHS basketball, cross country, tennis and Sion tennis. In 2007 he was named the Missouri Girls Coach of the Year. Coach Munninghoff has two sons, both RHS grads: Eric (’99) and Mark (’03). The highlight of his coaching career was coaching his sons in basketball. If he wasn’t counseling or coaching, he says that he would be touring Europe with his wife.

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f you ran track in field during the 60s through the mid 1990s you share a common bond – cinders! Current track & field athletes have no inclination of cinders, but when the campus moved from Troost to State Line, Mr. Al Davis, former head track & field coach installed a then state-of-the-art, cinder track with volcanic ash imported from Mexico. There was a 220 yard straight way on the home side and to get ready for meets, you had to chalk the lines. Track & field ranks as one of the oldest sports in school history. Begun in 1927 where there is mention of boys running both the dashes and the mile. It is a sport of individual pursuits and relay teams working all together to score points in order to bring home team trophies. It gained significant prominence when Coach Davis took over the program in the 1950s. He loved the sport and helped establish a strong tradition with excellent coaching. Some of the banner years early under Coach Davis, according to yearbook, were 1957 and 1963. In ’57 five records fell, Don Schilling dominated the weight events from ’59-‘61 and in ’63 a well-rounded team with sprinters, jumpers and distance runners finished second in the district championships. Soon came the cinder track down around the football field at the Dasta Stadium. Under Coaches Davis, Jerry Culver, John Burns, Steve Ryan and Mike Kelley the program continued to improve under the talents of the likes of “jumpin’” Kerry Reardon and Al Kolarik. The throws also saw records by Bob Sweeney and Mark Goodspeed. In 1973 Chris Muehlebach dominated the Kansas City area breaking all three dash records and winning the 440 his senior year. But the decade of the seventies belonged to the 1975 and 1976 state championship squads coached by Coach Burns, Kelley, Ryan and Tim Schnell. Jay Reardon is recognized as one of the nation’s best jumpers winning state in the long jump, triple jump and high jump and recording school records that still hold today of 25-1, 50-10.75, and 7-0.25 in 1976. For a three year period 13 school records fell to Reardon, Tim Jantsch, his twin brother Tom Jantsch, Tom Snodell, Mark Goodspeed, Chris Waters and many more. Back-to-back championships are the only ones in the program’s history and the first one in 1975 was a true team event, which needed the mile relay results to pull the Hawklets into first place. That era is regarded as the golden era as all events had some standout. The home relays, Rockhurst Relays were created and remain a fixture of the squad’s season. (Story continued to page 219) 195 5

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that I had everything just come together. The weather was good, the crowd was great, and I ended up winning the three events I was in, and set state records in all three. I had a lot of family and other people there, plus golf, tennis, and our track team all won state, and that night was Senior Prom.”

best at Rockhurst where the sport draws over 100 participants yearly. Submission for membership to the squad can be submitted to the Athletic Jay Reardon (’76) “My senior year, Director or head coach, with credentials the state meet as to why their high school track & field was one of those career warrants consideration.

From several individual state champions and relay teams to the glory years of the 1970s, the track & field program continues to develop disciplined, passionate and talented athletes. Formed in 2009, the list below and in the future represents the best of the

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From Coach Ryan, there were several who ran the program in the 1980s including Mr. Tony Severino, who took the team over in 1984. That team was led by sprinter Lester Ratcliff and hurdler Jimmy Griggs. The long line of football coaches and track continued. Under Mr. Eric Berg, as a former thrower himself he helped coach Tim Ryan – school record holder and state champion and the 400 meter became a signature event, highlighted by the 1988 1600 meter relay state championship and school record run (3:16.85) that included a reported sub 48 split by anchor Chris Holmes and a strong leadoff by Tim Mozee. The baton was passed to Dr. Jorge Taracido in 1992 and more individuals represented and earned All-State. Again, it wasn’t just one event the Hawklets were strong in. But by the late 1990s to the present the 400 and 800 meter races became signature events for the Hawklets. Finally in 2002 construction on the current synthetic track (surface by Mondo) was put in place. Under the head coaches of Mr. Michael Dierks and Mr. Mike Sullivan the Hawklets pushed into the new millennium. Coach Sullivan saw two great throwers in Michael Duschen (shot put) and Connor McDonough (discus) as both won state their senior seasons. Under Coach Dierks the running events have been successful. D. J. Hord was a dominant sprint for three years at the state meet and holder of three school records. Since 2000, 14 school records have been set and the Hawklets now don’t have to chalk the lines or worry about falling on the cinder track, but still aim to carry on the traditions that date through great athletes and coaches.

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T&F at a Glance Year started: 1927 Participants in all levels: 115 State 1st Places: 2 State 2nd Places: None State 3rd Places: None Last Year: Placed 55th at state with 1 All-State runner.

Injuries hinder season, but young show promise It was a year that didn’t go quite as planned. Possible tagged “the year of the hamstring” or “the year of youth movement,” the track & field squad fielded as many freshmen as seniors on varsity and suffered major hamstring injuries to key sprinters. But the year still included several

standout performances, a school record, a movement to build towards the future and great camaraderie. Graduate Michael Williams was voted Most Valuable Team Member as he was one of the top performers in several events. Breaking through the scene his junior year as a 400 meter specialist Williams succeeded in the 100 and 200 races as well as filled in the 800 at times. a

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put forth more focus on both the field nior season, I was really excited but events and the longer distances. But if nervous for this year. You want to be anyone has heard head coach Mr. Miconfident with yourself and the team, chael Dierks talk about his squad, they and my main goal was to help lead the still hold to building a program around team and pass on my knowledge and the 400m. experience,” Williams said. “I guess the love for that event In the first two varsity meets of the began watching older classmates like season, returning All-State performers, Chris Holmes, Tim Mozee, Pat Murphy seniors Noah Pearl and Jamal Jones and Rob Haake win a state championpulled their hamstrings, changing the ship in the 1600 relay when I was a strategy of the team quickly. sophomore. The event is about speed, Freshmen, sophomores and juniors strength, endurance, discipline and paswere challenged to fill in. sion,” Coach Dierks said. “I want our The coaching staff was basically be- kids to possess those attributes.” ginning its “sophomore year” and they So each season starts out with a 50

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second sprint. How far can each runner get around that track? Not surprisingly Williams and Jones led the group. There were significant strides in both the throws (shot put and discus) and the long jump. Senior Tim Bianco qualified for the sectional meet in the shot while fellow senior Dan Tapko was a top five finisher and improved his throw from the previous year. “Last year was a great experience, trying to PR and improve on every throw. We’re really hoping to build off of that success, and I’m thinking Dan and I could be a rare duo to make

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But the individual highlight of the season would have to go to junior Zach Herriott. As a sophomore he accepted the mantle of leading the distance squad and established himself as one of the top distance track runners in the Kansas City metro area. He broke one of the oldest track records (on the meter side), the 3200 meter run at KU Relays then re-broke it at the district championships. His best 3200

meter coming into last season was just a little bit above 10:00. Now the school record sits at 9:22.64 and Herriott has an All-State finish as well. “After finishing in 26th place at cross country state and missing AllState by one spot, I told myself that I wouldn’t let something like that happen again. It was my training motivation for the winter and really kept me focused,” Herriott said.

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A former collegiate football and basketball player, Coach Day brings his athleticism to the track program. An RHS grad (’01) where he excelled in football, basketball and track, he went on to play football at K-State from 2001-02 and basketball at Rock U. from 2002-06. During his high school and collegiate careers e received several

- Sprints All-State and All-Conference honors. Coach Day was a cross country assistant for two years, and will coach his third season in track, as he in charge of the sprint events. Now a teacher in the math department, Coach Day was Rockhurst’s Scholar Athlete in the KC Star as a senior.

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Coach Mo has patrolled the sidelines, the court and the track since he has been at Rockhurst and is a rare three-sport coach in football, basketball and track & field. In track & field, he is in charge of the throws. A RHS grad himself (’74), Coach Mo has been

a part of the track coaching staff twice; from 1984-1998 and rejoined in 2009. His education after RHS includes a BA from St. Louis University and his MA from Loyola-New Orleans. A member of the theology department, he teaches Catholic Faith in Practice I & II. He and his wife Kate have three children: Kevin (RHS ’04), Clare and Dan (RHS ’11).

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A runner’s coach, Coach Reagan, a former cross country runner in high school, sticks to his roots as a coach for both sports. A graduate of RHS (’99), he returned to him alma mater in 2003. He received BA degrees from both Mizzou and UMKC , as well as his

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MA degree from Baker. He works as a History teacher. Coach Reagan is in charge of the long distance events. He sis currently engaged to Claire. Hs best coaching memory was leading the 2009 4x400 relay team to a second place finish at state; for him, their dedi-

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Above Senior Cameron Turner had to step in and fill the void by injuries to the top two 100meter returnees. Here he competes in the 100m dash at Rockhurst Relays. Left:Taking off in the 4X800 meter relay, graduate Dylan Macoubrie helped the Hawklets both on the track and also with senior leadership.

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 From a team standpoint, the Shawnee Mission South, Al Davis/Mike Lillis and Lee’s Summit North two-hour meet were the signature competitions. While the state series (districts, sectionals and state) were a struggle and no relay teams qualified, over 90% of the varsity returns next season with valuable experience. “I think we were a little disappointed at the placing, but really happy with the experience and attitude of this year’s squad.The coaching staff worked really hard to manage over 120 athletes. We are excited about all three returning classes (our freshman class won three meets!)” Coach Dierks said.

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Rockhurst High School’s Mission Statement Rockhurst High School serves the greater Kansas City area by educating Ignatian leaders, MEN FOR OTHERS, in the Roman Catholic, Jesuit college preparatory tradition. In the spirit of Saint Ignatius Loyola, its goal is the formation of the whole person within a diverse and desciplined environment, as one who is open to growth, strives for academic excellence, is religious, loving and comitted to justice through service. Welcome to Rockhurst High School. On behalf of the entire school community, I hope your visit is an enjoyable one. If you are at all familiar with high school athletics in Kansas City, you know that Rockhurst High School has had a wonderful tradition since its opening in 1914. Alumni and friends have tremendous pride for the level of competition that has taken place with so many schools from across the nation for 96 years. There is no doubt that this excellence will continue in the future as many more young men devote themselves to the betterment of mind, body and spirit. Rockhurst High School enjoys a marvelous amount of respect and support from the greater metropolitan area for its dedication to educating men of competence, conscience and compassion. These are qualities that the Society of Jesus holds very dear for students which truly lead them to become “men for others.” I am proud of our students who are nobly carrying on the Rockhurst High School tradition for the Greater Glory of God. Please join me in honoring both teams today with a healthy spirit of sportsmanship. Pray with me for them that they will perform to their God-given potential and be free from injury. You may also be assured of my prayers in the coming year for God’s blessings upon you and your family.

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School In the 100 years since Rev. Michael P. Dowling S.J. laid the framework for what is today Rockhurst High School, it is clear that much has changed: new location, new name, and many new traditions. But the most important aspects of the school have remained unaltered: the spirit and mission. When Dowling presented his proposal to his superiors in 1908, the goal he hoped to accomplish through the new academy remains Rockhurst’s primary goal to this day. The school’s original mission statement proclaimed it was its goal “to turn out young men whose mental faculties have been so developed and formed that they may successfully enter upon the immediate preparation of any career.” The original Jesuit faculty, along with all current and former Rockhurst teachers, accomplished this with a curriculum equally focused on intellectual stimulation, moral formation and religious instruction, stating “it is men who are to be trained, not mere minds.” To this day, Rockhurst maintains this mission by actively participating, along with 47 other Jesuit secondary schools around the nation, in forming young men to be leaders of our world and faith-filled individuals. Four years after the State of Missouri officially chartered the school, 42 students entered the doors of the “Academy” of Rockhurst College at 52nd and Troost on the morning of Septemeber 15, 1914. The class of 1917 became the first of thousands of young men who would be educated at Rockhurst.

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History In 1923, the “Academy” became simply Rockhurst High School, though a direct connection between the college and high school remained. After nearly 50 years at the Troost campus, the school made the move to its present location at 9301 State Line Road. Subsequent with the physical transformation that occurred in 1963, Rockhurst High School officially broke its ties with Rockhurst College (now known as Rockhurst University). The land acquired for Rockhurst’s State Line campus was a gift from the Robert C. Greenlease family, leading “Greenlease Memorial” to be added to the school’s official title. Rockhurst’s president at the time of the move, Rev. Maurice E. Van Ackeren, S.J., noted that Rockhurst is “a school for young men who will work very hard at studies and the other activities that comprise a student’s life.” Fr. Van Ackeren had been instrumental in pushing for the school’s relocation, and his groundbreaking was symbolic of his own efforts and the future of the school that he envisioned. Since that fateful move in 1962, Rockhurst’s stature and reputation within the Kansas City community and beyond has continued to grow. As Rockhurst students collect numerous scholastic honors and state championships while contributing to the outside world both as students and alumni, the Rock has become a staple within the Kansas City community. The fall of 1988 marked a watershed point for the growth of the school into the institution it has

become today, as the launching of the “Foundations Forever” campaign marked the school’s first-ever capital fund drive. The 3.5 milliondollar project was designed to create an excellent fine arts program to match the already stellar athletic and academic aspects of the school. The results of the campaign are evident throughout the school. The centerpiece of the Fine Arts Complex is of course the 925-seat Rose Theatre, which houses everything from Bridging the Gap fundraiser concerts to the annual spring musical (the most recent being 2004’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar). To go along with this performance space, classrooms for drama, vocal music and visual arts were also created.The McGee Reception Hall also serves as the main foyer for the Rose Theater and another prominent gathering space. Within the original building, the project expanded the library while also creating space for the newspaper, yearbook and literary magazine staff and renovating the Jesuit Residence. With the inauguration of Rockhurst’s fifteenth president, Rev. Thomas A. Pesci, S.J., in 1993, Rockhurst began the defnitivie move towards creating the campus we see today. Fr. Pesci headed the “Millenium Master Plan” which hoped to assess and reconstruct Rockhurst’s programs and facilities to best suit the Jesuit mission in the 21st century. The spring of 1998 brought about the largest modernization and expansion of the academic facilities since the move from the Troost campus, creating a school


providing an excellent surface for football, tournament level soccer, lacrosse and intramural sports.The new 400-meter eight-lane track that encircles the field also now makes Dasta a feasible location for track and field events, including the annual Rockhurst Relays. A successful $20-million dollar capital campaign has helped the school complete the final elements of the Master Plan. In the summer of 2003, construction centered around a new baseball complex capable of hosting games on the field south of the school, along with a restructuring of the traffic plan that included widened driveways, more parking, and improved traffic flow. On February 1, 2004, Rev. Terrence A. Baum S.J. became the school’s sixteenth president. Fr. Baum is now entering his third full year in this capacity. Even with the significant physical transformation the school has seen over the past decade, Rockhurst continues to move forward with front-lit signs which now greet visitors on State Line Road, and much improved landscaping. But the centerpiece of the most recent project was the completion of a second gymnasium, named the Loyola Center, adjacent to the current facility on the southeast

corner of the school, The Loyola Center features two full-length basketball courts, a weight room, and a wrestling room. The gym not only provides more room for varsity and intramural sports, but also frees up several spaces for classrooms and provides a permanent space for the school’s blossoming choir program. In the summer of 2010, the artificial turf was replaced after it was well-worn and beginning to show tears in the seams. It is this gratitude for the physical facilities and quality of education that beginning at the Homecoming celebrations the school will celebrate its Centennial (100th) anniversary during the first semester of this year including a Gala Mass and Social on August 28.. Times have changed but many good traditions have evolved and what is most important is that Rockhurst strives to educate young men and their whole person. It needs support to do this and allow for anyone qualified to be able to enjoy the special and spirited community. God Bless!

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vastly different from the one that previously existed. Improvements due to the Millenium campaign were vast.The total number of classrooms increased from 37 to 50. New science and computer labs were added and the gymnasium enlarged. The 125-seat Chapel of the Sacred Heart was added, along with a new administrative wing. A central hub was also created, as the Barry Commons replaced an outdoor atrium to give students a central meeting space and easy access to the bookstore, counseling, campus ministry, college placement, and—if they are unlucky enough—the dean of students. The 31,000 square feet added in the project allowed RHS to increase its enrollment to just over 1,000 students. With the academic facilities greatly improved, 2002 brought about another large change, this time involving the athletic facilities. The central piece of the project was the expansion and renovation of Dasta Memorial Stadium. The new facility provided for nearly 5,000 seats on the north side of the field to better accommodate the growing number of Hawklet fans. The state-of-the-art field turf playing surface provided a safe, manageable and easy means for

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Rockhurst High School’s Vision Statement Rockhurst High School will be sought out and recognized for its ability to educate menfor-others. Rockhurst High School will, in the Jesuit tradition, foster lifelong friendships based on enduring principles and Ignatian values. It will be nationally and locally recognized as the best value-added education becuase of its success in developing community leaders for an increasingly diverse world. Welcome to Rockhurst High School. I especially welcome our visitors and guests. Rockhurst has a strong tradition of excellence in athletics. I believe that our athletic program plays an important role in our goal of educating young men, in the Jesuit tradition, to be Christian leaders. Athletic competition provides a means for our students to identify and develop their God-given talents. Participation in our athletic program teaches our student athletes to work hard, become part of something greater than themselves, practice good sportsmanship, and deal with success and disappointment. Being part of a team and working together creates enduring memories of life at Rockhurst; these memories will last a life time. I offer my sincere thanks to Mr. Pete Campbell, Athletic Director, his assistant, Mr. Matt Darby, and to the coaches, managers, trainers, team physicians, parent volunteers, and statisticians. Our superb program would not be possible without the tireless dedication of these individuals. I am also grateful to Mr. Michael Dierks, his directors and his entire staff for their tremendous effort in publishing this year’s edition of the All Sports Program. As an alumnus of the class of 1981, many of my memories of life at Rockhurst are of joining my classmates as we cheered for the Hawklets. I look forward to, once again, cheering on the Hawklets with students, parents, friends, alumni, past parents, and fans of Rockhurst. Thank you for your dedication to Rockhurst High School. Best wishes,

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School Admissions Calendar 2010-2011 Open House Sunday, Nov. 7 2010 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Complete application Due Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 Placement Test Saturday, Jan. 8, 2010

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Class of 2014 Orientation March 22, 2011 at 7 p.m.

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Admission Information To apply for admission to Rockhurst High School, contact the Admission Office to obtain an application packet.This includes all the forms necessary for application to Rockhurst. Once all materials are turned in, the admissions committee reviews each application to determine how Rockhurst can best serve the applicant and his family.

potential candidates for honors classes and also help the admission committee determine summer school attendance.

Financial Aid Rockhurst annually awards just over $1.5 million in financial assistance to its students. The financial aid awarded to students varies according to individual merit and financial circumstances. Aid awards are determined after Open House taking into account an analysis by an indepenRockhurst hosts an Open House each year dent agency of the family’s need, the applicant’s to give young men in grades six through eight academic performance, and his enthusiasm for and their families a chance to tour the school. a Rockhurst education. The Open House allows the families to see the Thanks to the generosity of alumni and other school’s facilities and meet with current faculty donors, Rockhurst awards scholarships to many and students. of our incoming and returning students. With This year’s Open House will be held from 11 few exceptions, scholarship awards are based a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, November 1, 2010. strictly upon merit and financial need. Aid eligibility requires that a family file a financial Visit Program aid statement with the Director of Admission The Visit Program is another great way for and Financial Aid, but no separate application is prospective eighth graders to get a sense of necessary to receive scholarships. a typical day at Rockhurst. Each participant In addition to need-based scholarships, an spends a day “shadowing” one of our freshman incoming freshman may qualify for either the through his daily class schedule. Shadow visits President’s Scholarship or Ignatian Scholarship are scheduled on most Thursdays and Fridays based on his composite score on the high school from October through March. Select Mondays placement test.To be eligible for either scholarand Wednesdays will also be available in the fall. ship, an eight grader must have: Visitors report to the Admissions Office at 8:30 a.m. and stay until the end of the regular - B+ average in his seventh and eighth grade school day. As an added bonus, lunch is on us! years Call the Admission Office to schedule your visit - Received a positive teacher’s recommendaor you may also visit our website to select a tion shadow day. - Taken the placement test at Rockhurst High School Placement Test Every student who plans to enroll in any A President’s Scholarship, valued at $1,000 Catholic high school in either Kansas or Mis- is awarded to students who score in the 99th souri must take a standardized placement test. percentile on the high school placement test.An The test will be administered at Rockhurst Ignatian scholarhip, valued at $500, is awarded High School at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, January 8, to students whose scores place them in the 98th 2011. Results of the test will be used to identify percentile.

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As a college preparatory high school, Rockhurst is committed to helping students discover collegiate opportunities and programs that meet one’s academic, spiritual and social needs. Each student who graduates from RHS has the ability to succeed in a college or university setting. The academic foundation instilled by our faculty is the greatest bridge afforded to our students as they make the transition into collegiate studies. Thanks to the context in which our students learn – both in the classroom and through co-curricular activities – each graduate is able to embrace new settings, relationships and disciplines through a myriad of lenses. The philosophy of the College Placement Office is to understand and serve the specific needs of each student while enabling him to

find a suitable and satisfactory match for his college experience. Through comprehensive programming, which introduces students to the world of college early in their Rockhurst experience, our students receive personal interaction and education opportunities throughout the year. Ownership of the college selection process belongs to each of the students, while we gladly assist with their exploration, application and matriculation. With over 3,200 colleges and universities in the United States, there is a suitable place for each and every graduate. RHS students attend colleges all across the national with the largest percentage concentrated in the Midwest. 14% of our 2010 graduates will attend a Jesuit college or university this fall.

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Index

3D Security 102 A-J Manufacturing Co., Inc. 66 A. Cosmo Caruso 124 A. Zahner Co. 40 Ace Imagewear 249 Action Products 141 Advanced Interiors 74 Advanced Leak Locators 42 AgriCare Landscaping by Herring 241 All About Travel, Inc. 174 Almar Printing 198 Alphapointe Association for the Blind 240 Alphapointe Low Vision Clinic 170 Alvarez Painting & Repairs 107 American Family 205 American Family 78 Amigoni Vineyards & Landscape Supply 214 Andrews McMeel Universal 231 Andy Klein Mazda 220 Anthony Porto III 42 Arreguin Family 208 Atlas Labels & Packaging 111 Atronic Alarms, Inc. 214 Atwood & Palmer, Inc. 105 Autostart USA 141 Baer & Associates 39 Baker Inusrance Agency 109 Bank of Kansas City Mortgage 206 Bella Napoli 101 Bijin Salon & Spa 36 Billy Morris 195 Blue Springs Ford 232 Blue Summit Creative 62 Bob Hamilton Plumbing, Heating, AC & Rooter roster page Boresows Lawn 196 Boyer & Corporon Wealth Management, LLC 144 Brad Stanley 186 Brasseler U.S.A/Mike Foley 251 BRGR Kitchen & Bar 247 Briarcliff Medical Associates 233 Brookside Adult Day Health Care 184 Brookside Barber Shop 208 Brookside Family Medicine 117 Brookside Jewelry 42 Brookside Realty - Judy Rea 165 Brookside Toy & Science 78 Bruce Smith Drugs 102 Cancer Rehab Specialists 26 Carondelet Orthopaedic Surgeons, P.A. 107 Cascone’s Italian Restaurant 227 Casey Walsh 228 Catholic Charities 80 Catholic Charities Uptown Resale 72 Cathryn Farley Photography 142 CBIZ 158 Center Sports 245 Central Bank of KC 136 Centriq Training 249 Cesare Bisio 74 CHC Creative Remodeling 90 Chick-Fil-A at Ward Parkway 119 Christ the King Church 36 Christopher Korth 140 City Wide Remodelers 89 Clarkson Construction 15 Clayco Electric Company, Inc. 111 Coach’s Bar & Grill 233 Commerce Bank 54 Complete Drywall 78 Connor Family 206 Cook Paper Recycling Corp. 108 Core Strategies 104 Corner Cocktails 186 Country Club Bank Inside Cover Cox Air Systems, Inc. 162 Craig & Cindy Smith 233 Creekwood Women’s Care 233

CrossFirst Bank Crowe Family Culver’s of Kansas City Dahmer Drywall & Painting Dakan Family Dan Bolen Bank of Prairie Village Data Systems International, Inc. David & Barbara Dehaemers Deatherage Home Designs Dempsey and Kingsland Designers Library Diamond Merckens Hogan Dick Smith Ford Discover Vision Center Don & Janis Margritier Donald R. Smith & Mary Ungashick Smith Doug & Christine Fielder Doug Neisius Doyle Custom Homes, Inc. Dr. Doug Thompson Orthodontics Drive Now Auto Credit DST Systems, Inc. DSV Cleaning Service, Inc. Durrie Vision Edelman-Lyon Co. Edelman-Lyon Co. Edward Jones - Doug Portell Edward Jones - Jim Easley/Denise Easley Ernst & Young LLP ETF Portfolio Partners Eureka!! Tutoring Everest Wealth Management Executive Benefit Resources, LLC Express Business Supply Eyecare Associates of Lee’s Summit Factory Direct Appliance Fairway One Family Leisure Farmers Insurance/Greg King Flat Rock Farm Fluffy Fresh Foley Family Foo’s Fabulous Frozen Custard Fran & Matt Lester Frank Griffin Franken-Polli Company Fred Arbanas Fred Arbanas, Inc. Fromm Truck Sales Galen Verhulst Garozzo’s Ristorante Gene & Peggy Freeman George J. Shaw Construction Co. George Medina/Reece & Nichols Gerry Optical Gina Bauman Given Imaging Golden Girls Lunch Bunch Goodman Family Gould Evans Associates Graduates of Bishop Hogan High School Granite Transformations Graves Bartle Marcus & Garrett, LLC Graves Bartle Marcus & Garrett, LLC Graves Bartle Marcus & Garrett, LLC Greg Bolts Guy Gronberg Architects, P.C. Haake Companies Haake Companies Hampel Oil, Inc. Hanger Orthotics & Prosthetics Hangers Cleaners Hanje Real Estate Services, LLC Hanrahan Asphalt Health Specialists, Inc. Heartland Bank Hechler Orthodontics Heiman Development Co., Inc.

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