Hall of Fame
12TH ANNUAL LOURDES HIGH SCHOOL
SPORTS HALL OF FAME
Alumni, students, parents, and friends of the Rochester Catholic Schools community are invited to attend this exciting event, which brings together approximately 400 guests annually in celebration of Lourdes High School athletics.
Each year, several distinguished, former LHS athletes and a coach or coaches are inducted into the LHS Sports Hall of Fame. In addition, the event honors a championship team or teams, and the Gene Eiden Award is presented to a volunteer who has made a difference to athletics at Lourdes High School.
Kim (Bendel) Nodolf '95
Mike Mercer '88
Megan (Tiegs) Forliti '03
Mike Torchia '06
Marv Peters - Coach
Boys Basketball Teams:
Gene Eiden Award:
LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS!
Don't miss your chance to win two tickets to the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four & Championship games in Minneapolis! Only 125 raffle tickets will be sold in total, providing great odds to win! Anyone 18 years and older can participate in this exciting raffle presented as part of this year's Lourdes High School Sports Hall of Fame event. Need not be present to win. Proceeds benefit LHS athletics.
TO PURCHASE TICKETS, PLEASE STOP BY:
Rochester Catholic Schools
Department of Advancement
1710 Industrial Drive NW, Rochester, MN
Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday-Friday
Tickets are $100 each and must be purchased in person with cash or check made payable to Rochester Catholic Schools. Up to 100 raffle tickets will be sold prior to the Hall of Fame event, and the remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the event.
The All-Sessions tickets to the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four and Championship games are in the Lower Level 100 section at the US Bank Stadium. They include both Final Four games on April 6 and the Championship game on April 8 . Winner responsible for any applicable fees and taxes.
Rochester Catholic Schools - Permit X-93691-18-005
Would you like to nominate an athlete, coach, or team for a future Sports Hall of Fame?
For criteria and nomination forms, click here.
To nominate an individual, coach, or team for future consideration, please click here.
Kim (Bendel) Nodolf ’95
Kim, who earned varsity letters six years each in cross country and track and field at LHS, placed second in the Cross Country State Meet in 1993 and went on to rank #1 in Minnesota cross country in 1994. She was named MVP on both teams from 1992-1995 and contributed to two State Championships. Kim was recognized multiple times as Athlete of the Week on KAAL and KTTC TV.
While at Marquette University on a full athletic scholarship, Kim was Cross Country Freshman of the Year in 1995 and MVP in 1998. She contributed to two Distance Medley Marquette University records and three Conference USA Track and Cross Country Team Championships, where she received individual medals. Kim was team captain of cross country in 1998 and track and field in 1999. Kim continues to run competitively, and is the owner of Inspire Wellness Therapy. She lives in Menomonee Falls, WI, with her husband, Aaron, and children, Aiden (11) and Peyton (9).
Mike ‘Mickey’ Reed ’74
Mickey played football for five years at LHS, starting for three years at the varsity level. He was All conference and first team All State for two years each. The undefeated 1972 team was the Central Catholic Conference (CCC) and Minnesota Independent Schools (MIS) Champion. Mickey led the team in tackles that year and was a team captain his senior season. He also played on the 1972-73 basketball team, which was CCC and MIS Champion. Mickey, who earned a total of six varsity letters, was also a two-time participant at the MIS State Track and Field meet.
He played football in college at Mankato State University, where he started at linebacker for two years and led the team in total tackles his sophomore season. When MSU dropped their football program, Mickey transferred to South Dakota State University and started at linebacker for two years. In his senior season, he was unanimously voted for Captain by his teammates, the first time this occurred in SDSU football history. Mickey retired from the Rochester Fire Department after 28 years and now drives bus for Byron schools. He and his wife, Jan, live in Byron, MN. They have two children, Jesse and Kelli, and a grandson, Donovan.
Mike Mercer ’88
A member of the LHS track and field team for three years, Mike set two school records in hurdles and placed second in the 300m intermediate at the State Track Meet in 1988. He also was on the football and basketball teams for four years each and earned a total of eight letters in all three sports.
While at St. Olaf, he played football and ran indoor and outdoor track for four years in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Other than missing one year due to a football injury, Mike lettered each year in both sports. In football, he was Team Offensive MVP and leading scorer in 1990. In track, he was Conference Champion in the 110m and 400m hurdles, Team Captain, and MVP during his senior year. Mike holds the current school record in the 55m high hurdles, pentathlon, and sprint medley relay. He received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota and now is a family physician and faculty member at United Family Medicine Residency Program in St. Paul, MN. Mike and his wife, LHS classmate Susan Conzemius ’88, live in White Bear Lake with their sons, Henry (7), and Charlie (5).
Kathryn Lee ’76
Kathryn earned a total of 11 varsity letters in tennis, basketball, and track at LHS. As a freshman in 1973, she helped her team win the Minnesota State Track Meet as she placed first in the 880m run and set the school record that still stands. She also earned the Most Improved Player Award in her first year playing tennis.
At Carleton College, Kathryn lettered two years in basketball and four years in field hockey, in which she contributed to winning the Division 3 State Championship and participated in the National Division 3 Championship. She played intramural soccer and basketball while earning a Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. During her residency she was a competitive marathon runner. Kathryn is currently a psychiatrist in private practice and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco. She lives in Berkeley with her spouse, Patricia Speier, and son Lucas (12).
Megan (Tiegs) Forliti ’03
Megan earned six varsity letters in tennis at LHS, beginning on varsity in 7th grade. She contributed to six team State Championships and won five individual State Championships. Megan holds the Minnesota State High School League career individual records as a three-time State Singles Champion and two-time State Doubles Champion. She competed in United States Tennis Association tournaments and was ranked #135 in the nation in 2001. Megan also lettered one year in softball.
She played No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles for the Division 1 tennis team for two years while at the University of San Francisco. Megan completed her tennis career at the College of St. Benedict where she earned Athlete of the Year 2006-2007 playing No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles. After qualifying for the NCAA Division III National Championships, she went on to earn an All-American title. Megan received an MBA from Augsburg College and now works as a Senior Public Affairs Specialist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. She and her husband, Nick, have two children, Logan (6) and Chloe (3).
Mike Torchia ’06
Mike participated six years each in cross country and track and field at LHS, setting multiple records and earning 12 varsity letters. He won a total of five State Championships in cross country and track and field. In 2006, Mike won the state titles in the 1,600m and 3,200m, setting an All-Class State record in the 3,200m, and placed 4th in the 2-mile run at the Nike Outdoor National Meet. He also lettered twice in Nordic Skiing.
While at the University of Minnesota, Mike was a Division 1 Academic All-American in Cross Country. He was an NCAA Championship participant, setting a school record in the indoor 5,000m, and later qualified for the US Olympic Marathon Trials. Mike was an Academic All-America Second Team honoree in ESPN the Magazine and Big Ten Conference Wayne Duke Scholarship Award recipient. He received a Doctor of Medicine Degree from the U of M and is now an orthopaedic surgery resident physician at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. Mike and his wife, Anna, have three children, Gianna (4), Michael (3), and Henry (7 months).
Marv Peters - Coach
The immeasurable contributions of Marv Peters as a coach, a teacher, and the Athletic Director before retiring after 44 years at LHS helped create a foundation for an exceptional athletic program with a focus that goes beyond winning. Marv’s legacy at LHS is based on his strong belief in helping each student build character and discover their potential.
Marv began coaching freshman football at LHS in 1973. He became varsity defensive coordinator two years later and went on to hold the head football coach position from 1995-2004. Marv also served as Athletic Director from 1974-2017, during which time the Eagles won 43 State Championships and numerous second and third place awards and consolation championships. He was named Region 1A Athletic Director of the Year in 2002. Marv was inducted into the Rochester Quarterbacks Club Hall of Fame in 2016 and the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame in 2017. He and his wife, Annette, live in Rochester and have two children, Elissa ’94 and Jay ’96, and five grandchildren.
Click here to view previous Hall of Fame inductees
These teams led LHS to win three consecutive Minnesota State Catholic High School Basketball Tournaments. Team members include:
Joseph Mayer, Athletic Director*
Orrie Jirele, Head Coach*
Tom Deutz, Assistant Coach
Jerome Fogarty, Assistant Coach
2018 Gene Eiden Award
A volunteer since 2004, Scott continues to serve as a coach and the coordinator for the girls traveling basketball program. Starting in 2007, he was junior high track and field coach and then became the varsity distance coach, for a combined ten seasons. Scott served as C-squad coach in girls soccer for one year and game announcer for three years. In 2010, he began volunteering in football as backup on the chain gang and currently runs the clock at games. He is active in officiating youth and high school soccer and has completed 20 marathons to date. Scott has worked at IBM for 28 years as a Senior Software Engineer. He and his wife, Kim, have two daughters, Stephanie ’12 and Katie ’16.