The Orange Lutheran Athletics Hall of Fame celebrates the rich tradition of competition and achievement at Orange Lutheran High School. For every touchdown, three-pointer, goal, home run, or record-breaking sprint today, there was one that laid the groundwork years before. These milestones are the drivers for the ambitious next generation of Lancers. The Athletics Hall of Fame acknowledges the “shoulders of the giants” that the athletes of today stand upon.

Save the date! The Class of 2023 will be inducted in June 2023.

CLASS OF 2023

Melissa Yunghans ’05

Track & Field

 

Travis Pinick ’05

Basketball & Volleyball

 

Aaron Corp ’07

Football

 

Austin Pettis ’07

Football

 

Gerrit Cole ’08

Baseball

Maurice Torres ’09

Volleyball

 

Lauren Corp ’09

Volleyball

 

Kaitlyn Christian ’10

Tennis

 

Gabe York ’12

Basketball

 

2011 and 2012 Boys Basketball Teams

 

2011 Girls Basketball Team

Past Hall of Fame Inductees

CLASS OF 2011

Jenny Morner Jordan ‘76
Steve Hight ‘78
Jason Neben ‘89
Daryl Cole ‘90
Phil Matheson ‘91
Amber Parkinson Neben ‘93
Jason Whieldon ‘00
Nancy Paul – Coach/Administrator

CLASS OF 2013

Michael Fleischi ’88
Gaylord Greene ’88
Joseph Juliano ’95
Laura Miklos-Crawford ’01
Renee Wright Matheson ’91
Elizabeth Reed Bonsangue ’89
Jerry Simmons – Coach/Administrator

CLASS OF 2015

Patrick Bagatourian ’89
Mike Senne ’82
Anna Klitzing Preus ’00
Elizabeth Brehm ’81
Patrick Salyer ’00
Bob Dowding – Coach/Administrator

CLASS OF 2017

2006 Football State Championship Team
Del Montell – Coach
Jim Kunau – Coach

CLASS OF 2019

Michael Crawford ’97
Eric Augustine ’05
Staci Foster Nash ’09
Dr. Jack Preus – Coach
2007 Girls Cross Country State Championship Team

Hall of Fame Selection Process

Inductees are selected from an eligibility list and evaluated by a committee comprised of a cross-section of Orange Lutheran alumni, administration, coaches, and Athletics staff. In addition to the below criteria, individuals and teams are eligible for induction beginning five academic years after completing the season or their eligibility at Orange Lutheran/LHSOC. Coaches and administrators are eligible for induction beginning five academic years after retirement or the conclusion of coaching at Orange Lutheran/LHSOC. Individual athletes must be Orange Lutheran/LHSOC graduates.

Individuals may be nominated for induction into the Athletics Hall of Fame given that they meet or exceed one or more of the following criteria:

  • State Champion
  • Participated in Olympic Games
  • Postgraduate experience such as collegiate or professional athletics
  • Received All-American honors or similar awards (Gatorade Player of the Year & OC Register & LA Times Player of the Year)
  • CIF Player of the Year
  • Trinity League MVP or Player of the Year
  • School record holder
  • Two-time All CIF Team Member
  • Two-time individual league champion
  • Two-time all-state first or second team

Alumni Athlete must be in:

  • Good academic standing during their time at LHSOC

Christian Character:

  • The athlete must possess and shall have possessed such qualities as Christian character and integrity

Teams may be nominated for induction into the Athletics Hall of Fame given that they meet or exceed one or more of the following criteria:

  • State Championship Winner
  • CIF Champion Winner

Christian Character:

  • Individual student-athletes and coaches must possess and shall have possessed such qualities as Christian character and integrity to be inducted with the team.

Coaches, administrators, and staff may be nominated for induction into the Athletics Hall of Fame given that they meet or exceed one or more of the following criteria:

  • Record
  • CIF & League Championships
  • Development of program
  • Christian Leadership
  • College Athletes
  • State Championships
  • Length of service

Individuals who have had an overwhelming contribution to the athletic program and student-athletes and who have upheld Christian standards of excellence shall be eligible for induction as a Special Individual.