El Molino Hall of Fame inductions

Posted by Staff Writer Eric Branch:
El Molino will induct 15 members into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 24 at the Mary Agatha Furth Center in Windsor. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at wwww.elmolino.org or by contacting elmohall@sonic.net. The deadline to purchase tickets is Oct. 14.
Here’s a look at the inductees — quite an impressive list:

Bob was a seven-season varsity athlete and a three-sport participant in football, basketball and baseball. He was a member of El Molino’s first championship teams in football and baseball. He earned five all-league selections — three for football — and went on to play football and baseball at Santa Rosa Junior College.

Ken was a three-sport athlete who earned all-league honors six times. He was an eight-season varsity athlete in football, basketball and baseball. He was a member of El Molino’s first championship teams in football and baseball. Ken played football and baseball for SRJC, earning all-conference honors. He transferred to the University of Pacific and played football and baseball.

Bill was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball, and baseball. He was a two-time football captain and MVP. In his senior year, he was all-league and was selected to receive the Northern California Football Hall of Fame Award. He played three years of baseball and was MVP and all-league his senior year.

John was a three-sport participant and a seven-season varsity athlete in football, basketball, and baseball. After his senior year of football, he received the Outstanding Back award and earned all league honors. He was a four-year varsity baseball player, earned two MVP awards, and was named captain.

Dion was a three-sport participant and five-season varsity athlete in football, basketball, and baseball. He was SCL all-league in baseball in his junior year, and in his senior year, was all league and all Redwood Empire. Dion went on to receive all conference recognition in baseball at SRJC and UC Riverside.

A four-sport athlete in football, wrestling, baseball, and track, Doug was a four-year SCL wrestling champion and NCS qualifier. He had two first place NCS championships earning a spot at the state championships. He was a two-time junior college champion and at Fresno State had the most wins in the country his senior year.

Todd was a three-sport participant and a six-time varsity athlete in football, basketball, and baseball. In his senior year, he was all-league on offense and defense and was SCL Lineman of the Year. He played baseball at SRJC and UC Riverside and then pursued a professional career playing for the Salt Lake City Trappers in the Pioneer League.

Unable to compete in athletics, Skip is El Molino’s No. 1 fan. He has been a scorekeeper for the basketball team for 25 years. He announces the freshmen and junior varsity football games as well as the varsity baseball games. He can be seen at most home games and has dedicated himself to Lion Athletics.

As a three-sport participant in volleyball, basketball, and softball, Corrine was a six-time varsity athlete. She was a three-time all league player, twice for volleyball and once for softball. Corrine played one year of volleyball at SRJC earning all conference honors. She transferred to UC Santa Barbara and played one year of volleyball.

Sharon participated in cross-country, basketball, and track. She won sixteen league championships in track and one in cross-country. Twenty years later, Sharon still holds five El Molino track records and has five top ten Empire bests. She attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville on scholarship and was all conference at both schools.

Jennifer was an eleven-season varsity athlete who played tennis, basketball, and softball. She earned eight all-league honors and was the No. 1 SCL tennis player for four years. Jennifer was a three-time all league basketball player who was the first ElMo girl to score 1,000 points in her career. She attended CSU Hayward where she was a nationally ranked tennis player.

A four-sport participant and an eight-time varsity athlete, Shannon’s track career included two league championships and a trip to the state meet. Shannon attended SRJC and Cal Poly SLO and became an elite pole vaulter. Numerous victories in meets around the world resulted in an invitation to the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials, where she finished 12th.

Craig was a four-sport participant and a six-season varsity athlete. He was selected all-league once in soccer and twice in baseball. Craig attended and played baseball at SRJC, Marin JC and Chico State. His Chico State team was conference champion in his junior year. In his senior year, Chico State was conference, regional, and NCAA Division II National champion.

Michaela was a four-year varsity volleyball player. She earned three all-league awards, three MVP’s, two all Redwood Empire awards, and was SCL Player of the Year. She was the CIF State Tourney MVP and named one of the top 50 players in California. Michaela earned a scholarship to the University of Arizona and was a two-year starter for the Wildcats.

A four-year swimmer, Erin set numerous school records. She was an eight-time league champion and was named the MVP of the SCL four times. She qualified for NCS numerous times and was a six-time finalist. Erin attended UCLA and swam on its NCAA championship team. She was a six-time PAC-10 finalist.