Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Honor the Hall of Fame Class of 2010: Rob Edgell ’00, Dave Kelly ’00, Colleen Gallagher ’98, John Klasen '96

Rob Edgell ’00 – Swimming & Diving

Rob Edgell is one of the most decorated athletes in school history. He was voted his team’s MVP all four years and earned Midwest Conference Swimmer of the Year three times. Edgell won all three of his events at the conference meet each of his four seasons and added nine additional titles as part of relay teams. He finished among the top 16 at the national meet six times, including all three of his events as a senior. He set six school records, still owns five of them, and ranks among the top five in team history in four other events. He also has five conference records to his credit and the Foresters won three team titles during his career. Edgell excelled in the classroom as well, earning Academic All-MWC distinction three times and Second Team Academic All-American honors as a senior.

Dave Kelly ’00 – Men’s Tennis

Dave Kelly is the Foresters’ most successful #1 singles player in the last three decades. He claimed Midwest Conference championships at the top spot in the lineup twice and finished as the runner-up his other two seasons. He also captured a conference title his junior season at #1 doubles. Kelly was the team’s Most Valuable Player all four years and served as a team captain as a junior and senior. He finished his career with a 93-37 overall record (52-18 in singles, 41-19 in doubles) and helped lead the team to a four-year mark of 53-13 with a league title in 1999 and three runner-up finishes at the conference tournament.

Colleen Gallagher ’98 – Swimming & Diving

Colleen Gallagher helped lead the Forester women’s swimming & diving team to four consecutive Midwest Conference championships. She won six individual events and was part of seven victorious relays at the conference meet during her career and participated on a pair of conference record-setting relay teams. She placed 15th in the 200-butterfly at the NCAA Championship Meet in 1995 before finishing eighth to earn All-American honors the next season. She also helped Lake Forest place among the top 16 in the country in a pair of relay races in 1996. Gallagher captained the team to a 5-0 record as a senior and the Foresters were 28-4 in dual meets during her career.                    

John Klasen '96 – Football

John Klasen is the all-time leading rusher in Lake Forest College football history with 3,389 career yards. He also set team records with 646 carries, 32 touchdowns, 192 points, and 24.1 yards per kickoff return. He still holds the marks for carries and kickoff return average and ranks third in touchdowns and points. He was voted his team’s Most Valuable Player each of his final three seasons and team captain as a junior and senior. After earning second team all-conference honors as a sophomore, he was named to the first team his junior and senior seasons.