Hall Of Fame

Contact Information
Pat Marsman – Director of Athletics
(616) 786-1118

Nomination Process
You, as a community member, are entitled to nominate a past West Ottawa athlete, coach (retired or still coaching), or a community member (at large) you feel is deserving of this honor.

Nomination Criteria
The nominee must, during and/or following his/her career, have exemplified the pride and spirit that is West Ottawa athletics.
If an athlete, he/she must be a West Ottawa graduate and have been out of school for eight (8) years.
If a coach, he/she must have coached or is presently coaching for West Ottawa.
If an at-large nominee, the person must have made significant contributions to the West Ottawa athletic program.

Nomination Form
Nomination Submission
If you wish to make a nomination, please fill out the nomination form and send to:

West Ottawa Athletic Department
Hall of Fame Selection Committee
3685 Butternut Drive
Holland, MI 49424

2017 Inductees

John Boes- Class of 1971

  • Participated in Swimming, Tennis
  • Earned 4 Varsity Letters
  • Established School Records: 200 Freestyle – 1:54.10;   400 Freestyle – 4:09.45
  • 400 Freestyle Relay – 3:27.5
  • 2nd Place O.K. Red Conference Meet – 200 Freestyle – 1971
  • O.K. Red Conference Champion – 400 Freestyle – 1971
  • Five Time State Meet Place Finisher
  • 2nd Place State Meet – 200 Freestyle – 1:54.10 – 1971
  • State Champion – 400 Freestyle – 4:09.45 – 1971
  • Three Time Team State Champions – 1969, 1970, 1971
  • Co-Captain Senior Year
  • Attended Grand Rapids Junior College
  • School Record – 200 IM – 2:12.7
  • 3rd Place National Championships – New York – 400 IM – 4:51.8

Jeff Carlson- Class of 2003

  • Participated in Golf, Basketball, Tennis
  • Earned 8 Varsity Letters
  • State Qualifier Tennis – 2003
  • Basketball – Team Established School Record: 14 wins – 2003
  • Golf – West Ottawa School Record: Low Team Score:  288 – 2001
  • First W.O. “Team” To Qualify For State Tournament – 2001
  • Regional Champions – 2002: All-Conference – 2002
  • 3rd Best “All-Time” 18 Hole Score for West Ottawa
  • 2nd Best “All-Time” 9 Hole Score for West Ottawa
  • Individual Division 1 State Tournament Team: 2002 – 9th Place
  • All-State Honors – 2001, 2002
  • Tri-Sport Athlete Award – All Four Years
  • Golf Scholarship to Ferris State University
  • Lettered & Earned GLIAC All-Conference Honors – All Four Years
  • NCAA Division II All-Region Team & Regional Medalist – 2007
  • GCAA All-American Scholar – 2006, 2007
  • All-American – 2007
  • Qualifier Round Set Course Record F.S.U.: 60 – 12 under Par

Mary (Norman) Fregene- Class of 1999

  • Participated in Swimming, Soccer
  • Earned 7 Varsity Letters
  • Soccer: Honorable-Mention All-Conference – 1999
  • K. Red Conference & District Champions – 1996
  • Swimming: K. Red Conference Champions – 1995, 1997
  • Varsity Record Holder
  • 50 Freestyle – :24.39, 100 Freestyle – :51.83
  • 200 Freestyle – 1:55.10, & 200 Individual Medley – 2:09.74
  • O.K. Red Conference Champion & Record Holder
  • 100 Freestyle – :51.83 – 1998
  • All-Conference Honors Four Years: All-State Honors Six Times
  • All-American & Academic All-American Honors – 1998
  • West Ottawa Honor Roll – Four Years
  • West Ottawa Scholar Athlete Four Years
  • Member National Honor Society
  • Detroit Free Press & MHSAA Scholar Athlete – 1998

Joyce Buitendorp Hamstra

  • Athletic Secretary Extraordinaire – 13 1/2 Years
  • Affectionate, Awesome, Caring, Comforting, Considerate, Courteous, Dependable, Efficient, Faithful, Genuine, Hardworking, Industrious, Kind, Loyal, Modest, Nurturing, Patient, Reliable, Supportive, Trustworthy.
  • “Joyce was very efficient, kind, caring and always had a smile on her face.” – Roger Borr
  • “What she meant to everyone connected to the athletic department or the high school was that they had a mother confessor to comfort and support them.” – Gary Rider
  • “…and every athletic director, coach, athlete and colleague who ever worked with her will tell you they could always depend on Joycey .” – Jerry Klomparens
  • “A person who you felt confident in knowing that she had the knowledge and experience to handle all of the duties and responsibilities for the district.” – Ron Allen

Past Hall of Fame Inductees

Jeffrey S. Allen- Football, Wrestling, Track & Field (2004)
Travis Allen- Football, Wrestling, Track & Field (2002)
Sam Angell- Football, Swimming, Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field (2008)
Brian Baker- Football, Basketball, Baseball (2013)
Kris (Bale) Jones- Cross Country, Track & Field (2005)
Ron Bekins- Volunteer (2007)
Alicia (Bernier) Kortering- Track & Field (2001)
John Boes- Swimmimg, Tennis (2017)
Carin (Borr) VonIns- Basketball, Volleyball, Track & Field (2005)
Karen Beverwyk- Basketball, Track & Field (1997)
Donna (Blauwkamp) Lyles- Volleyball, Track & Field (1998)
Rex Bluekamp Smith- Swimming (2004)
Roger Borr- Athletic Director (2000)
Norm Bredeweg- Coach:  Cross Country, Track (1998)
Bob Brock- Cross Country, Track & Field (2010)
Joyce Buitendorp Hamstra- Athletic Secretary (2017)
Jack Carlson- Coach:  Football, Girls Track & Field (2001)
Jeff Carlson- Golf, Basketball, Tennis (2017)
Jim Caserta- Coach: Football, Baseball (2013)
Roger Chiaverini- Coach:  Football (2003)
Ken Cooper- Swimming (1997)
Kyle Curtiss- Baseball, Basketball, Football (2006)
Lou De Vries- Football, Wrestling, Track & Field (2010)
David D. Dobb- Football, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball (2010)
Dr. Jerome Dykstra- Team Doctor (1997)
Dave Farabee- Baseball, Basketball, Football, Track & Field (2000)
Kathy Vis Gross- Basketball, Volleyball, Track & Field (2009)
Lora (Haltenhoff) Purdy- Basketball, Volleyball, Track & Field (1999)
Jon Helder- Football, Swimming, Track & Field (1997)
Sharon Hendrickson- Coach:  Girls Soccer (2004)
Dave Henson- Basketball, Track (2015)
Mark Hill- Football, Wrestling, Track (2001)
Ray Holliman- Football, Basketball, Track & Field (1999)
Thad Hosner- Soccer, Diving, Track & Field (2005)
Paul Hooker- Booster (2002)
Robert Hunter- Football, Basketball, Track & Field (2009)
Ameer Ismail- Football, Basketball, Track & Field (2011)
Carl W. Jaeger- Avid Supporter (2003)
Bruce Johns- Football, Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball (2008)
Margo Jonker- Bowling, Basketball, Softball (2001)
Rick Jurries- Athletic Fields Perfectionist (2011)
Dan Kender- Football, Basketball, Baseball (2005)
Deb Kiekover- Athletic Trainer, Event Manager, WO Fanatic (2013)
Michelle Kolean- Booster, Swim Meet Announcer, Statistician (2001)
Steven Kruithoff- Football, Wrestling, Baseball, Track (2014)
Tom Kruithoff- Football, Wrestling, Baseball (2002)
Wally Kruithoff- Booster (1998)
Deb Langworthy- Volunteer (2005)
Patty Langworthy Saltarelli- Cross Country, Track & Field (2007)
Randall  Lee Lawrence- Cross Country, Track & Field (2016)
Kim Wheeler Lewis- Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming, Softball (2014)
Lynn Allan Locki- Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track & Field (2012)
Janice Looman Wehrmyer- Cheerleading, Volleyball, Track & Field (2006)
Sara Looman Gortsema- Swimming, Volleyball, Soccer (2003)
Susan Looman Collins- Swimming, Volleyball, Soccer (2003)
Carrie Lorenz Heffner- Basketball, Volleyball, Track (1999)
Herb Maatman- Athletic Director (1999)
Terri McFarland- Basketball, Volleyball, Softball (1999)
John Merryman- Athletic Event Worker/Coach (2014)
Jane Meyers- Coach:  Boys & Girls Swimming & Diving (2009)
Steve Myers- Coach:  Volleyball (2005)
Chris Mudget Garcia- Basketball, Track & Field (2004)
Karl Nadolsky JR.- Wrestling, Football (2012)
Spencer Nadolsky- Football, Wrestling, Track & Field (2016)
Pat Nelis- Swimming (1998)

Tom Nienhuis- Swimming (2000)
Mary Tietge Nienhuis- Coach:  Basketball, Track & Field (2008)
Vicki Nienhuis- Basketball, Softball (2001)
Mary (Norman) Fregene- Swimming, Soccer (2017)
Chip Owen- Track (2016)
Steve Owen- Volunteer, Track & Field (2016)
Karen Page- Coach: Boys & Girls Tennis (2002)
Kelli Piatt Polinskey- Coach: Sideline/Competitive Cheer (2014)
Steven F. Piersma- Football, Basketball, Baseball (2007)
Christopher Raphael- Swimming, Tennis, Track (2015)
James A. Redell- Coach (2012)
Henry Reest- Coach:  Swimming (1997)
Rob Renes- Football, Wrestling, Baseball, Track & Field (2003)
Richard Rithamel- Football, Track & Field (2002)
Jennifer Ritsema Dutmers- Basketball, Softball, Track & Field, Volleyball (2000)
Andrew Scheerhorn- Swimming (2016)
Scott J. Sprick- Football, Basketball, Baseball (2006)
Todd Sprick- Football, Basketball, Baseball (2009)
Jodi Sprick DeNeff- Basketball, Volleyball, Softball (2007)
Rodney Stevenson- Football, Basketball, Track & Field (2002)
Michael TenBrink- Football, Baseball (2006)
James Tietema- Wrestling (2015)
Dan Tripp- Football, Basketball, Baseball (2003)
Daniel Lee Troost- Swimming, Track (2015)
Scott Tubergan- Football, Swimming, Track & Field (1998)
Tom Updegraff- “Super Fan” (2016)
Matt VanderBeek- Football, Track & Field (1998)
C.J. VanWieren- Football, Basketball, Baseball (2013)
Jim Visser- Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track & Field (2006)
Bert Von Ins- Track & Field Volunteer (2010)
Karl Von Ins- Coach:  Track & Field, Basketball (2000)
Erika Wade Knoerr- Basketball, Volleyball, Track & Field (2008)
Doug Waldron- Coach:  Baseball (1997)
Nicholas John Weeber- Coach, Middle School Athletic Director (2004)
Ron Wetherbee- Coach:  Football, Baseball (1999)
Lisa Wolterink- Basketball, Volleyball, Softball (2012)
Brent Wyckoff- Coach:  Boys & Girls Soccer  (2011)
Rick A. Zavadil- Swimming (2015)
Les Zomermaand- Football, Baseball (1997)