Lindenwood Inducts Class of 2022 into Athletics Corridor of Fame

October 3, 2022


Lindenwood Athletics held its Corridor of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, October 1. 4 people together with Connor Harris (soccer), Patrick Ross (soccer), Janel Teiken (cross nation/monitor & discipline), and Randy Karraker (Meritorious Service Award) had been enshrined. Moreover, the 2012 males’s rugby group, 2017 ladies’s rugby group, and the 2017 Lionettes additionally obtained induction into the Corridor of Fame.

The Corridor of Fame Induction Ceremony was held on campus on the J. Scheidegger Middle for the Arts following the Lindenwood soccer recreation versus SEMO.

Connor Harris | Pupil-Athlete | Soccer | 2012-16

Connor Harris was a three-time All-American and four-time all-MIAA choice throughout his profession as a Lion from 2012-16. The Lee’s Summit, Mo. native began all 48 video games during which he appeared in at Lindenwood and completed his profession because the NCAA All-Division report holder for profession tackles with 633. Harris, a linebacker at Lindenwood, averaged over 13 tackles a recreation in his profession whereas posting double-figure tackles in 38 video games and 5 video games with 20 or extra tackles. Following the 2016 marketing campaign, Harris was acknowledged because the winner of the Cliff Harris Award because the Nationwide Small School Defensive Participant of the 12 months. Harris went on to signal a free agent contract with the New York Jets in 2017 earlier than spending time with the Arizona Cardinals and the Cincinnati Bengals organizations throughout 2017 and 2018.

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Patirck Ross | Head Coach | Soccer | 2004-16

Patrick Ross directed the Lindenwood soccer program from 2004-16 and stays the winningest head soccer coach in program historical past with a report of 93-57 (.620 profitable proportion). Ross led the Lions to 4 Coronary heart of America Convention Championships and 5 NAIA postseason appearances. From 2007-11, Ross and the Lions managed a staggering 51-10 report (.836 profitable proportion), which included a 28-2 mark at Hunter Stadium. Following his first season at Lindenwood in 2004 which resulted in an 11-1 report, Ross was acknowledged because the Schutt Sports activities Nationwide Coach of the 12 months. Ross would earn an identical honor after a 13-1 season in 2009 when he was honored because the NAIAfootball.web Nationwide Coach of the 12 months. Ross helped to cement Lindenwood’s place as a nationwide energy with back-to-back NAIA Nationwide Semifinal appearances in 2008-09, which included a visit to the NAIA Nationwide Championship recreation in 2009.

Janel Teiken | Pupil-Athlete | Cross Nation/Monitor and Discipline | 1990-94

Janel Teiken was a standout throughout the Lindenwood cross nation and monitor and discipline program from 1990-94. By the top of her time as a Lion, Teiken had claimed 15 all-district awards between outside monitor, indoor monitor, and cross nation. Teiken, a local of Kearney, Mo., certified 9 instances for the NAIA Nationwide Championships mixed in cross nation, indoor monitor, and outside monitor. Teiken grew to become the primary feminine runner in program historical past to obtain recognition as an NAIA All-American, incomes the excellence for the three,000-meter run on the 1993 NAIA Indoor Nationwide Championships. Teiken’s legacy endured over twenty years as this system report holder for the outside 1,500M from 1993-2013 with a time of 4:43. As of 2022, Teiken stays within the prime 10 instances for 2 operating occasions for Lindenwood Monitor and Discipline information.

 

Randy Karraker | Meritorious Service Award

Randy Karraker graduated from Lindenwood College in 1984 with a level in communications. Since that point, Karraker has constructed a profession as a premiere sports activities voice throughout the St. Louis area. Karraker has grow to be synonymous with St. Louis sports activities in roles that embrace every thing from speak radio host to play-by-play broadcaster on probably the most recognizable networks within the space. Karraker’s success has helped to blaze a steady path for numerous sports activities personalities and on-air expertise who’ve attended Lindenwood College. Karraker continues his involvement at Lindenwood College in quite a lot of ways in which embrace time spent as a constitution member of the President’s Council, a member of the Alumni Advisory Board, and because the emcee of quite a few athletics occasions, together with a number of Corridor of Fame Induction Ceremonies.

2012 Lindenwood Males’s Rugby | Crew

In simply the primary season of competitors for the Lindenwood males’s rugby program, the Lions captured the 2012 USA Rugby Males’s Division II School Nationwide Championship. The Lions took down Salisbury College by a ultimate rating of 50-12 to assert the title. To achieve the title match, Lindenwood first needed to knock off Utah Valley, which they did in convincing style with a 57-10 triumph within the semifinals. Following the Championship, Lindenwood’s Trevor Locke was chosen because the MVP. Lindenwood completed the 2012 marketing campaign with a collegiate report of 20-0 and topped the 100-point mark six instances in the course of the common season. Lindenwood grew to become the primary males’s rugby program to win a collegiate nationwide championship in its first 12 months of existence.

 

2017 Lindenwood Girls’s Rugby | Crew

The Lions gained the 2017 USA Rugby Collegiate Sevens Nationwide Championship with a 31-12 victory over rival Life College at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado.  It was the primary nationwide title of any sort for the Lindenwood ladies’s rugby program. The Lions raced via pool play with an ideal 3-0 report on Saturday, outscoring their opponents 110-10. Over the course of six matches, 12 totally different gamers posted factors for Lindenwood, led by 45 from Hannah Gauthreaux on 9 tries, which earned her MVP honors.

2017 Lionettes | Crew

The 2017 Lindenwood Lionettes Dance Crew cemented their legacy by profitable the primary Nationwide Championship title program historical past. The group of 20, which included 10 freshmen, competed on the NDA School Cheer and Dance Championship Competitors in Daytona, Florida in April of 2017. The Lionettes entered the occasion having by no means achieved an total end above third place. Nevertheless, following their dance to “Give Me Love”, the Lionettes had been awarded the title of D2 Jazz Champions.