Warne, Althoff inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame

Dan Warne ’02, one of the most prolific soccer players in school history, and Leslie Marshall Althoff ’02, who competed at three NAIA women’s cross country national meets, were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on March 6 as part of the Alumni Games festivities.

Warne, from Lenexa, Kan., was an NAIA honorable mention all-American and NAIA all-
Region VII performer as a senior in 2001. He earned first-team all-Midwest Classic Conference accolades in 2000 and 2001 after garnering second-team all-MCC honors in 1999 and honorable mention in 1998. Warne was also a three-time Co-Most Valuable Player. Warne ended his career in 2001 as the leading scorer in men’s soccer history with 51 goals and 138 points. He now ranks second in school history in both categories, and still holds the record for career assists with 36.

Althoff, from Farmington, Iowa, competed at three NAIA national meets, qualifying individually twice and competing with her teammates at the 2001 national championship. She was also a four-time all-Midwest Classic Conference standout, the MCC Women’s Harrier of the Year in 1998 and 1999, and NAIA all- Region VII in 2000 and 2001. Althoff also competed in track & field and still ranks in the top 10 all-time in the 3,000 and 5,000 meters.

The Hall of Fame induction ceremony followed a day of games held in Hennessey Recreation Center. Approximately 75 alumni athletes participated in co-ed soccer, basketball and volleyball matches before honoring Warne and Althoff.