NMU Athletics Introduces 2021 NMU Sporting activities Corridor of Fame Inductees


MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan College Athletics Section is happy to announce the newest inductees to the NMU Sports Hall of Fame.

The 2021 NMU Sports activities Hall of Fame class includes Frank Hamilla, Walt Kyle, Marie (Phillips) Sikkema, Glen Sartorelli, Lori Miller Thurlow and the 1981 Soccer workforce.

Homecoming is established for the weekend of Oct. 1-3, 2021, with inductees staying highlighted prominently in Saturday’s parade. Prior to homecoming sport festivities on Saturday, an NMU Awards Show will be held at Forrest Roberts Theater Friday, Oct. 1, which will feature the 2021 Sporting activities Corridor of Fame course and other Alumni Award winners.

1981 Soccer Workforce

The 1981 Football workforce outscored their opponents 403-196 en route to an 11-1 record and berth in the NCAA Postseason. In the first spherical of the NCAA Event, the Wildcats defeated Elizabeth Metropolis, 55-6, prior to obtaining their season ended in the NCAA Semifinals to Southwest Texas.

The members of the staff and coaches are mentioned beneath:

Eric Baty Invoice Foster Craig Medinis Scott Sible Scott Weston
Tom Bertoldi Steve Gjerde Brian Mellon Jeff Sindelar Dave Willman
Steve Bodnar George Goldasich John Moore Bob Stefanski Curt Wojan
Greg Brownson Chris Heller Wayne Naatz Mark Storm George Works
Mercer Bryson Jeff Herman Andre Nelson Jim Szczepaniuk Dan Wyers
Joe Buelt Steve Hermsen Reggie Oliver Mind Tabin Bob Yauck
Rick Callies Mike Howe John Ostermann Tom Taylor Gary Zweifel
John Casanova Dave Iverson Matt Paupore Wealthy Tegge Head Mentor: Bill Rademacher
Tim Chapman Mike Karkkainen Tod Pentecost Invoice Thornton Assistant Coach: Herb Grenke
John Chappelle Tom Kell Barry Petersen Gerard Valesano Assistant Coach: Jim Driscoll
Bill Coon Larry Koreen Bryan Piester Dennis Ware Assistant Coach: Al Sandona
Cary Crabill Dan Leveille Steve Preston James Whiteside Assistant Mentor: Mike Soukup
Todd DeVillers Greg McClain Pat Prichard Dale Warren
Glenn Dobson Jerry McCune Peter Raeford Scott Weber
Gary Dravecky Rob McIntyre Todd Schweigert Billy West

Frank Hamilla


Frank Hamilla was a two-time captain for the NMU Basketball workforce. Accumulating 587 occupation points, Hamilla led the workforce in scoring each in 1958 and 1959. He carried his staff to two NAIA District Titles and was 31-11 in his two seasons at NMU.

Walt Kyle

Hockey | Course of 1981

Walt Kyle was a member of the NMU Hockey group for its to start with Frozen 4 run, captaining the staff in both equally 1980 and 1981. In two seasons with NMU, Kyle boasted 90 points (31 targets, 59 helps) whilst skating in 85 occupation games. He was selected to the 1981 Senior All-Star Activity. Kyle returned to his alma mater following a stint in experienced hockey, getting to be the second head mentor in method historical past when he succeeded Rick Comley in 2002. In 15 many years at the helm of Wildcat hockey, he held a file of 265-263-68.

Marie (Phillips) Sikkema

Gymnastics | Class of 1989

Marie (Phillips) Sikkema competed for the NMU Gymnastics workforce in 1986 and 1987 the place she was a two-time Nationwide Qualifier. She earned All-The us honors four times in the 1986 season in what is the most effective all-all over functionality in NMU Gymnastics record. She also established data in every occasion competed (balance beam, uneven bars, vault, ground workout and all-all over). In 1987 she received the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Championship and broke her individual all-around history with a score of 37.25.

Glen Sartorelli

Wrestling | Class of 1985

Glen Sartorelli was a two-time NCAA Division II National Qualifier as a member of the NMU Wrestling team. He acquired All-The usa honors in 1984 when he finished seventh at the national match. He went on to turn out to be the Menominee Substantial Faculty head wrestling coach for 11 decades.

Lori Miller Thurlow

Alpine Skiing | Class of 1981

Lori Miller Thurlow competed for the NMU Alpine Ski crew in which she concluded 1st in both the Slalom and Large Slalom eight moments throughout her freshman time. She went on to place eighth at the Countrywide Ski Championship in 1979.

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