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De La Salle High School Announces 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Class
The induction ceremony will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2019

Concord, CA – June 26, 2019 - De La Salle High School announced the inductees to its 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Class. As part of the nomination process, these honorees are recognized not only for their athletic achievements but also for their academic, professional, and community involvement. Many of the members of this class are noted for their dedication and support of the De La Salle Mission. These alumni will be recognized during the half-time ceremony of the De La Salle football game against Buchanan on September 20, 2019. The afternoon celebration and 2019 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 3 p.m., in the Kenneth H. Hofmann Student Center.

The 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees includes six individual athletes, two teams, and one longtime supporter of Spartan athletics.

Justin Alumbaugh, class of 1998, was a two-sport varsity star at De La Salle in football and baseball.  Alumbaugh was an all-state selection on offense and defense in football in 1997, and an all-state honoree in baseball in 1998. In 1997, Alumbaugh was the varsity football team captain and helped extend the Spartan football team win streak to 73 games, breaking the previous national record.  After graduating from De La Salle, Alumbaugh attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was a walk-on baseball player.  Before he began his first classes at UCLA, he started coaching football at De La Salle, and would continue for the next four years before UCLA classes began for him each fall. After graduating from UCLA in 2002 with a degree in history, Alumbaugh began as a long-term substitute and coach football at De La Salle, eventually taking over as the head varsity football coach in 2013. Today, Alumbaugh continues to lead the De La Salle football program, is an Associate Enrollment Officer for the school, and teaches in the social studies department. 

Brian Bacharach, class of 2002, was a two-time All-American in water polo, a three-time, First Team All-North Coast Section selection, as well as a North Coast Section MVP, and Junior Olympic All-American, while at De La Salle. He helped the Spartans capture NCS water polo titles in 2000 and 2001 and helped Team USA to a Junior Olympic water polo championship in 2000.  He led De La Salle in scoring three consecutive years, tallying over 300 career goals. Bacharach also competed on the varsity swimming team for four years, earning All-American honors.  He competed for the United States in the 2000 Maccabi Games in Netanya, Israel in swimming. In 2003, Bacharach was a Senior Nationals All-American.  In the summer of 2005, he earned first team All-American honors as a member of the Lamorinda Water Polo Club. Bacharach went on to the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a four-year letterman in water polo. After graduating from Cal in 2006, Bacharach went on to earn a pair of graduate degrees from the University of Southern California in 2012, earning a master’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on Real Estate and a master’s degree in Real Estate Development. Brian is the Development Director for Acadia Realty Trust in the New York City area.  

Matthew Boelk, class of 2000, helped lead the De La Salle volleyball program to its first three North Coast Section Championships, including a 33-1 record his senior season. He was twice named to Volleyball Magazine’s Fab 50 All-League Team, when he led the Spartans in aces and kills during his junior and senior seasons. He also set a high school and league record in his junior season with 47 kills in a match. Boelk earned All-Bay Valley Athletic League honors for two years in a row. His junior year, Boelk led the Spartans with 210 kills.  Boelk was also selected to the Contra Costa Times Top 100 Athletes in 2000. After graduating from De La Salle, Boelk went to the University of California, Santa Barbara on a Division I volleyball scholarship where he earned Bachelor of Art degrees in Geography and Religious Studies, with a minor in Sports Management.  Boelk is currently a Sales Manager for Dear John Denim in Los Angeles. 

Parker Hanks, class of 2004, was a three-year starter in baseball, as a catcher, and in football, as a linebacker. On the football field, he was a first team All-BVAL selection, a second-team all-state linebacker as a junior and senior, and was named the Contra Costa Times Defensive Player of the Year and the De La Salle Athlete of the Year in 2004.  Hanks led the football team in tackles his junior and senior years, as a part of the back-to-back Spartan national championship football teams from 2001 to 2003. Hanks was named all-state in baseball as a junior and was a first team all-state selection as a senior, when he was selected to play in the Area Code Games and was named to the Team One Top-10 West team. Hanks began his college career at UCLA on a baseball scholarship, before transferring to Vanderbilt University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Human and Organization Development. He then went on to earn a Juris Doctorate Degree from Pepperdine University, School of Law. Hanks is currently a Senior Real Estate and Legal Counsel for Equinix in San Francisco. 

Terrance (TK) Kelly, class of 2004, was named by the coaching staff as the Most Valuable Player after he helped the school win its fifth USA Today national title in 2003. Kelly was a versatile athlete, who started at running back during his senior season when injuries struck the Spartans’ backfield. He also started at linebacker, making 122 tackles, two interceptions, and one fumble recovery that year. Kelly was a First Team All-BVAL selection at the running back and linebacker positions.  Ranked No. 4 on the Contra Costa Times “Cream of the Crop” list of the region’s top college football prospects for 2004, Kelly was named to the all-state team and was first team selection for the All-Times football team.  He was named one of the Contra Costa Times’ Top 100 athletes of 2004. He also earned a full-ride athletic football scholarship to the University of Oregon.

Robert (Bam) Portis, class of 1994, was a two-sport star at De La Salle where he played football and baseball.  He was running back and corner back for the football team and played outfield and pitched for the baseball team.  Portis is listed as a member of the 30 years of the Cream of the Crop (Bay Area News Group). Portis earned All-East Bay and All-Times honors in 1993. He ranked No. 18 on the East Bay Cream of the Crop in 1994, was on the top recruiting list for high school football, and was invited to the North-South Prep All-Star Game in 1994. Portis received a full athletic scholarship to the University of Colorado, Boulder to play football.  Portis now lives in Pittsburg, and works with Pacific Gas and Electric.

Brother Raymond Michael Saggau embodies what it means to be a De La Salle Spartan. He’s shown love and guidance to countless students, faculty, and staff over the years. His dedication and commitment to DLS Athletics has been an inspiration to so many who feel blessed to have had the opportunity to be in his presence for so many years. He worked at De La Salle from 1967 to 1969 as Vice Principal, Teacher, and Sub-Director.  He returned to De La Salle in 1996 through 2018 in various positions including; Area Supervisor, Assistant Athletic Director, Director of Admissions, Counselor, Co-Administrator of the Brotherhood Fund, and the Director of St. Joseph’s Camp. Brother Michael also worked at a number of other Catholic schools including; Saint Mary’s College, San Joaquin Memorial High School in Fresno, and Sacred Heart Cathedral in San Francisco.  Brother Michael has a bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga and a master’s degree in English from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Brother Michael is now retired at Mount LaSalle in Napa. 

The 2006 Golf Team won the Northern California Golf Championship and the CIF State Golf Championship, earning De La Salle’s first state golf title. The Spartans edged out San Diego Cathedral Catholic 363-364 for the CIF Boys Sate Golf Championship at the Santa Maria County Club.  The Golf State Championship was a perfect ending for De La Salle’s season that year, which, according to its players, hadn't played a complete round all season.

The 1995 Football Team was undefeated (13-0), won the school’s fourth consecutive NCS Championship, and extended the Spartans historic win-streak to 52 games.  The coaching support from Bob Ladouceur earned him the National Football League’s inaugural High School Coach of the Year award. After completing the fourth straight undefeated season, the 1995 football team was State Champions and finished the year ranked in the top-10 nationally.

On Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 3 p.m. in the Hofmann Student Center on the De La Salle High School campus, the inductees will be recognized at the De La Salle Athletic Hall of Fame. The event is open to the public, and registration will be online at www.dlshs.org/athletics/hall-of-fame.

For more information, contact Director of Alumni Relations Lloyd Schine, III ’94 at SchineL@dlshs.org or by phone at (925) 288-8171.

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