On Saturday evening, four new members were inducted into the MacMurray Athletic Hall of Fame. Brad Burger '87, Kelly Matthes '07, Joy Davis Moore '97 and Mike Schmidtke '07 were all honored at the induction ceremony.
Burger, a .366 lifetime hitter for the Highlanders, has his named etched across the MacMurray baseball record books. With 35 home runs, he is second all-time in Highlander history. Twenty-five of the 35 long balls came in the 1986 season – which is still a single-season record. He is also one of just seven players to drive in over 100 runs (107), while holding the single-season RBI record with 72 RBI in 1986.
In just two seasons with the Highlanders, Matthes was a crucial part of the revival of the MacMurray volleyball team. She finished with 409 kills over those two years while recording 89 service aces. Fifty of the 89 aces came in her first season at MacMurray, where the Highlanders went to the SLIAC Tournament for the first time in years.
Davis Moore finds herself in the top three of six softball career records – at-bats, doubles, games played, hits, runs and RBI. With 107 RBI she is MacMurray's all-time leader, as she is the only player to ever drive in over 100 runs in their career. With 32 doubles, she also sits atop the record book.
Schmidtke turned in a storied career under center with the Highlanders. In 25 games, Schmidtke threw for 4,646 yards and 45 touchdowns – both school records upon his graduation from MacMurray. His 328 completed passes rank second all-time in MacMurray history as well as passing touchdowns.
The 2019 Hall of Fame class was inducted at a ceremony Saturday evening.
STORY COURTESY OF MacMURRAY COLLEGE SPORTS INFORMATION