Four new members to enter Breck Athletic Hall of Fame
The Breck Alumni Association will welcome four new members to the Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony as part of Homecoming week on September 20. Christine Bolger '03, Maren Maier '97, and Thomas Simmons '00 are this year's honorees. Peggy Fifield will receive the Del Carter '50 Memorial Award.
The Breck Athletic Hall of Fame represents a cooperative effort between the Alumni Association and the Athletic Department. Its purpose is to honor those individuals and teams who have represented Breck in excellent fashion. You can read more about the criteria for selection here.
The ceremony will be held in the Upper School library beginning at 6:00pm.
2018 ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Christine Bolger ’03
Christine was a three-sport athlete competing in Soccer, Nordic Ski, and Track & Field. She earned five Varsity letters in Soccer and was the team’s Most Valuable Player in 2000. She received All-Conference Honorable Mention in 1998 and was named All-Conference in 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002. She also received All-State Honorable Mention in 1999 and 2000 and was All-State during her senior year. She was named Captain by her teammates her senior year. In Nordic Ski, she earned two Varsity letters and All-Conference honors in 2001 and 2002. In the spring, Christine competed in Track & Field and earned four Varsity letters. She was named All-Conference in 2003. Christine was also the recipient of the Fred B. Anderson Award, which is awarded annually to the male and female in the senior class who, on the basis of ability, teamwork, sportsmanship, and hard effort, are judged to be the best athletes in the class.
Maren Maier ’97
During her time at Breck, Maren was a three-sport athlete competing in Volleyball, Softball, and Basketball. She served as captain of the volleyball team in both her junior and senior year, where she was also a letter-winner through grades 9-12 and voted Most Valuable Player in grades 10-12. She received All-Conference Honorable Mention in 1993 and All-Conference in 1994, 1995, and 1996. Her senior year she was also named to the Minnesota All-State Academic Volleyball Team. In the winter, Maren took to Basketball where she lettered in both 1994 and 1995. In the Spring, you could find her on the Softball field where she served as team captain in her junior and senior year and was a four-year varsity letter-winner. Maren was voted by her teammates as MVP of the softball team in 1995, 1996, and 1997 and was also a member of the team when they were Tri-Metro Conference Champions in 1995 and Conference Runner-Up in 1996. She holds school records in pitching and assists.
Thomas Simmons ’00
Thomas was a four-sport athlete in Soccer, Hockey, Golf, and Tennis during his time at Breck. He earned 13 varsity letters. In Soccer, he earned All-Conference honors in 1998, 1999, and 2000 as well as All-State Honorable mention in 1999. During the winter months, Thomas found himself on the ice where he earned multiple awards. He was voted Most Valuable Player by his teammates as an 8th grader on the junior varsity team. He earned All-Conference Honorable Mention in 1998 and 1999 and All-Conference honors in 2000. He was also a captain of state championship-winning team in 2000. This team was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016. In the spring, Thomas earned varsity letters in golf during his 8th, 9th, and 10th grade years. He was also awarded the Mustanger award (for spirit) in 1996 and 1997 as well as All-Conference and All-State Honorable Mention in 1997. He set the school record for lowest score in a match (2 under par) in 1998. As a junior, Thomas moved from golf to tennis where he was equally successful. He earned varsity letters in both years and was a member of the team that took 2nd place in the state tournament.
DEL CARTER '50 MEMORIAL AWARD
Del Carter '50 was a dedicated leader, alumni council member, and Breck Athletic Hall of Fame inductee. Del chaired the Breck Athletic Hall of Fame and made it what it is today. In honor of his memory, this award recognizes outstanding service to Breck Athletics.
Peggy coached gymnastics for 15 years and took multiple individuals to the state meet. In 2009, the Mustangs placed 5th at the state meet where they also received the best team score in 15 years.
Congratulations to Emre Adabag, Margaret Broyles, Andrew Cheng, James Clinton, Samantha Detor, Gunnar Evenstad, Ekemini Jones, Grace Medeiros, Sam Schoenecker, Dylan Vincent, and Niels Wu, who were named National Merit Semifinalists by the College Board.
Beth Gaffga returns to Breck as our new Middle School English Teacher.