SIX ALUMS INDUCTED INTO BEXLEY HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME
Six former athletes were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame this year at a brunch held in the high school gymnasium on October 22, 2022. The Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1990 to honor the outstanding performance of athletes and coaches during their time at Bexley High School. The Hall of Fame honors the memory of Rebecca Millard Attwood.
This year, as the country celebrates the 50th anniversary of Title IX, we are pleased to recognize two of Bexley’s most outstanding female athletes. These women competed at the highest levels but were not afforded the same kind of opportunities as their male counterparts. Today, Bexley girls athletic teams thrive thanks to the examples set by the many women who paved the way for them including our newest inductees.
The 2022 Inductees are:
Jule Durschnitt Van Sant ‘59
Jule participated in virtually every athletic opportunity afforded for girls in 1959 including field hockey, basketball, tennis, volleyball and more, and excelled at each. Before district awards were offered to girls, this “Sports Queen,” represented the best of women’s athleticism.
Cheri Papier ‘64
The talented Cheri was a fierce competitor in many of the varsity sports offered to girls – field hockey, basketball, bowling and tennis, as well coed intramurals offered at the time. She is perhaps best known for her prowess at table tennis.
G.J. Seckel ‘74
Coach Seckel led both the Boys’ and Girls’ tennis teams through many years of success from 1989 -2013 with an overall record of 325 boys team wins and 51 girls team wins. He was honored as coach of the year six times, having coached multiple district and state championship matches, leading to a win in the team state finals in 2011.
Michael Stickney ‘75
Mike was an outstanding swimmer at Bexley setting numerous school records including his record in the 100 yard backstroke of 59 seconds which lasted for 30 years. Other records included 23 seconds in the 50 yard freestyle, 2:08 seconds in the 200 yard Individual Medley and 50 seconds in the 100 yard freestyle.
Brian Range ‘90
Perhaps one of the most talented athletes to play sports at Bexley High School, Brian played basketball and football but was best known for his skill on the football field where the all-state athlete led the offense. Brian still holds Bexley’s single game rushing record of 377 yards from 1989.
Daniel Broidy ‘08
Daniel helped lead the talented Bexley Boys soccer team to league, district, regional and state championships in the 2005 season and then in 2006 as a team captain before losing in the state semifinal. He was personally recognized with numerous awards including Player of the Year.