Athletics to Induct Three into Hall of Fame; Roschnafsky Honored with Lonnie Folks Award
The Maryville University Department of Athletics has announced it will induct three individuals into the Saints Athletics Hall of Fame for 2014. The class features student-athletes Kevin Bartow (men’s basketball), Allie (Wilhelm) Boedeker (women’s basketball) and Nick Profancik (men’s golf). Former women’s soccer assistant coach and men’s soccer student-athlete Joel Roschnafsky will be honored posthumously as the recipient of the Lonnie Folks Award. This year’s induction ceremony will take place Thursday, Sept. 25, in the University Auditorium and will kick off Maryville University’s Alumni Weekend.
Kevin Bartow (St. Louis, Mo.) was a first-team All-SLIAC selection in 2002-03 and earned second team honors in 2001-02. In addition, he was a CoSIDA Academic All-America in 2001-02. Bartow still ranks 12th in career scoring with 1,198 points and is the program’s all-time leader in double-doubles with 21. He ranks fifth all-time in rebounds with 665 and is one of just two Saints to ever grab at least 20 rebounds in a game. Bartow is fourth on the blocked shots chart with 50.
In just three seasons at Maryville, Allie (Wilhelm) Boedeker (Wildwood, Mo.) is tied for ninth on the career scoring list with 935 points, and her .542 field goal percentage is second highest all-time. Boedeker is tied for the career blocked shots record with 97, and her 445 rebounds still rank ninth in program history. She set a school record for field goal percentage with a .586 mark in 2006-07. Boedeker was a first-team All-SLIAC selection in 2007-08, earned second-team honors in 2008-09, made the SLIAC All-Tournament team three times and was a two-time Tournament MVP selection. During her three seasons at Maryville, the Saints did not lose a conference game and posted a 68-16 overall record. Boedeker currently serves as a Saints assistant coach for the women’s basketball team.
Nick Profancik (Centralia, Ill.) was a PING second-team All-American and a two-time GCAA All-America Scholar. In addition, he was a 2009 ESPN/CoSIDA second-team Academic All-American. Profancik was the SLIAC Player of the Year in 2009, a four-time first-team All-Conference selection and the SLIAC Newcomer of the Year. He helped lead the Saints to SLIAC titles and NCAA Tournament appearances in 2007 and 2009. Profancik still holds the career scoring average at 75.51 as well as the top three single-season scoring averages. He holds school records for low 36-hole (137), 54-hole (215) and 72-hole (296) scoring rounds. Profancik is a member of the Saints men’s golf team coaching staff working as an assistant coach.
After a long and courageous battle with stomach cancer, Joel Roschnafsky (Waterloo, Ill.) passed away April 25, 2014. He served as an assistant coach for the women’s soccer team for 10 years, and he finished his 11th season overall with the Saints soccer program in 2013. As a student-athlete, Roschnafsky was an accomplished three-year starter for the Saints men’s soccer team and a member of the 1998 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship team. He was a second-team All-SLIAC selection in 1998 and was All-SLIAC honorable mention in 1999.