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Rockhurst inducts 2011 Athletics Hall of Fame ClassSeptember 23, 2011
Four outstanding individuals were inducted into the Rockhurst University Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 23 at Rockhurst’s Bourke Soccer Field. Kevin Koetters (men’s soccer, 1986-89), Kristie Morgan (women’s soccer, 1994-97), Jessica Shepler (volleyball, 2000-03) and Davin Winkley (men’s basketball, 1997-2002) make up the 2011 Hall of Fame Class.
Koetters, a two-time NAIA All-American in 1988 and ’89, ranks as one of the most outstanding defenders in Rockhurst’s storied soccer history. He led the Hawks to a 69-13-6 record and two NAIA national tournament semifinal finishes. He played professional soccer for 12 years, including stints with the Kansas City Attack, Kansas City Wiz and Kansas City Comets.
Morgan is one of the top goalkeepers in school history. She was a third team NAIA All-American in her senior season as the Hawks finished with a 19-4-1 record in 1997. She ranked seventh in the nation in goals against average (0.71) while posting 11 shutouts. In her junior year, the Hawks won 17 games as Morgan collected 14 shutouts and 108 saves.
Shepler led the Hawks to a 140-25 record in her four seasons. She earned AVCA Division II All-American honors in her senior season while collecting 767 kills and 535 digs. In her sophomore season, she received AVCA Division II National Player of the Week honors. She finished with 2,301 kills and 1,543 digs in her career.
Winkley is one of only three Hawks to score over 2,000 career points while leading Rockhurst to 74 wins over four seasons. In his senior year, he led the Hawks to a 24-6 record and a Sweet 16 finish in the 2002 NCAA Division II tournament. He is tied for second in scoring (2,063 points) and ranks fifth in rebounding (939) on the all-time Rockhurst charts.
To be eligible for selection to the Athletics Hall of Fame, nominees must have completed their eligibility or competition at least five years prior to selection.