Marian athletics announces Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Marian athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2018

FOND DU LAC - Marian University athletics has announced the four members that will be inducted into the Sabre Hall of Fame as part of the Hall of Fame Class of 2018.

Lorianne Kenerson (Atlanta, Ga.) was one of the top scorers in her time with Marian women's basketball from 1982-1986.  Kenerson still ranks third on the all-time scoring list for the Sabre women's basketball program with 1,583 points.  Kenerson was a Sabre when Marian was still a part of the WIC-WAC conference and was named an all-conference student-athlete in all four years of her career.  She was also named the WIC-WAC All-Tournament Player all four years and was also named Trinity Christian All-Tournament.  Kenerson had one season where she scored 470 points and another with 464 points, fifth and sixth-most points for a single season in program history.  She would also go on to earn the most valuable player award for the team all four years in her tenure and earned several player of the week selections.

Steve Kennedy (Bloomington, Ill.) is still considered one of the best hitters in Marian baseball history playing two seasons for the Sabres in 1988 and 1989.  Kennedy is still referred to as one of the best hitters in Sabre baseball history posting the two-highest single-season batting averages in program history finishing with a .490 career average.  In the 1988 season, Kennedy hit .495 on the season as the Sabres won an LMC championship earning him LMC Player of the Year honors and NAIA All-District recognition as a third baseman.  He then shifted to the outfield for the 1989 season but repeated as the LMC Player of the Year and once again earned NAIA All-District honors after hitting .486 on the year.  The Sabres went on to win another LMC championship and won the conference tournament to earn a spot in the NAIA district playoffs.  Kennedy also ranks second in program history for slugging percentage at .713.

CJ Koroll (Roselle, Ill.) was a dual-sport athlete and has earned his spot in the Marian Hall of Fame after playing golf and hockey from 1997-2000.  Koroll is one of the top scorers in Sabre men's hockey history ranking second in program history with 72 goals, 144 points, 23 power play goals, and eight hat tricks.  His second season with the Sabres proved to be his best year as he helped lead Marian to a 16-9-1 record with 30 goals and 54 points, both rank second-highest in program history for a single season, earning him All-MCHA first-team recognition.  In his final season with the Sabre men's hockey program, he would earn second-team All-MCHA honors behind a 45-point season that saw him tie a single-season Sabre record with 12 power play goals.  On the golf course, Koroll was just as successful being named the LMC Player of the Year in 1997 and 1998.  Koroll still ranks sixth all-time with a 79.1 stroke average over his career.

Kim Kriese (Fredonia, Wis.) helped rebuild the Sabre women's soccer program during her time as a Sabre from 2007-2010.  Kriese currently sits atop the all-time scoring list in Marian women's soccer history at 156 points and is also the program's top goal scorer with 66 goals in her career.  She broke out in her sophomore season with her highest-scoring season when she scored 22 goals with a total of 54 points, both of which rank second in program history for a single season, which earned Kriese her second first-team All-NAC selection.  After a junior season that saw her earn an All-NAC second-team selection and NSCAA third team scholar-athlete all-region honors, she once again had a breakout season as a senior.  Kriese would score 14 goals with 34 points to earn NAC Offensive Player of the Year honors and CoSIDA ESPN Magazine Academic All-District first team recognition.  In her career, Kriese also started the third-most games in program history with 75, had the fourth most assists at 24, and scored the most game-winning goals with 18.

Hall of Fame weekend will open with the third annual Korbie Classic held at Whispering Springs Friday, September 28 with a shotgun start at 11:45 a.m.  The dinner program that evening will begin at 5 p.m.  The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be the following night Saturday, September 29.  A cocktail hour and registration will begin at 5 p.m. with dinner and the induction ceremony to follow at 6 p.m.  A full itinerary for the entire weekend will be released at a later date.

Online registration is open for both events with the Korbie Classic registration found at http://sabreathletics.com/Korbie_Classic_Registration and the registration for the induction ceremony and dinner at http://www.sabreathletics.com/athletics/halloffame/master/Hall_of_Fame.

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