Marian Athletics announces Hall of Fame Class of 2017

June 7, 2017

Marian University athletics has announced Jessica (Krzewina) Fakes, Jeff Kleinke, Andrea (Harmsen) Langenfeld and Daryl Loether to be inducted into the Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2017.

Fakes was a member of the softball and volleyball teams at Marian from 1996-2000.  As a member of the volleyball team, she was named to the LMC All-Newcomer team in 1996 and helped lead the Sabres to three consecutive LMC Conference Championships from 1997-1999.  Currently, she ranks third in Marian history for service aces and digs and is fourth in program history for sets played.  On the diamond, she was named LMC All-Conference in 1999 and 2000 along with being named the LMC Player of the Year in 2000.  She also went on to be named Third Team All-Region by the NFCA in that 2000 season as she led the Sabres to a conference championship.  Over her career, she threw 590.0 innings with a 2.81 earned average ranking second in program history in strikeouts and complete games, third in wins and fourth in shutouts.

Kleinke is one of the most decorated Marian men’s golfers helping the Sabres qualify for the NAIA National Tournament three times and qualifying for the national tournament as an individual in his sophomore season.  Kleinke was named LMC All-Conference three times in his career along with earning NAIA All-District honors once and NAIA All-Region honors three times.  He currently ranks second in school history for the most rounds played and was a member of the 1993 team that set the school record for wins with nine.

Langenfeld was a Sabre from 1998-2001 and ranks as one of the top all-around players in Marian volleyball history.  In her career, Langenfeld was named LMC All-Conference all four years and earned a spot on the LMC All-Freshman team in 1998.  Langenfeld ranks atop the program for kills with 1,660, digs with 2,005 and total attacks with 4,187.  She also ranks second in program history with 3.35 kills per set, second in sets played with 495 and ninth with 101 service aces.  In her 1999 season, she racked up 488 kills good for second in program history for kills in a season, and in 1998 set the program record for digs per set in a season at 5.42.

Loether was one of the most complete players for the Marian men’s basketball program playing from 1990-1994.  Loether ranks atop the Sabre basketball program in field goals made with 704 and is second on the all-time scoring list with 1,515 points.  On the defensive side of things, he ranks third in program history for steals with 175 and total rebounds with 656, while also ranking 10th in Sabre history with 53 blocks.  His 1993-94 season was a breakout year where he set the program record with 267 made field goals in a season, and scored the third most points in a season for any Sabre with 566.  This earned Loether LMC Player of the Year honors, and NAIA District Player of the Year recognition.

Homecoming weekend is set for the fourth weekend in September with the Korbie Classic being held Friday, Sept. 22 and the induction ceremony for the Hall of Fame being the night of Saturday, Sept. 23.

Registration for the Korbie Classic can be found at http://sabreathletics.com/Korbie_Classic_Registration with registration for the Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony available at http://www.sabreathletics.com/athletics/halloffame/master/Hall_of_Fame_2017.

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