Get to know our “Forever an Eagle-Hall of Fame” Inductees
By: Peggy PaulsonDate: Jul 24, 2019 Tags: Athletics, School News
The PCA Athletic Booster Board is extremely excited to announce the addition of the Inaugural Athletic Gala on Monday, August 19, 2019 to precede the annual Eagle Classic on Tuesday, August 20, 2019!
At the Athletic Gala, we will celebrate our 2018-19 student-athletes by recognizing all our teams and many individual team accomplishments that took place this past school year. In addition to honoring the athletes from this past year, we will honor former athletes, coaches, and athletic directors by inducting them into the “Forever an Eagle Hall of Fame“. We recognize that PCA’s athletic program has grown to its current level because of the work, dedication, and accomplishments of those who have come before and we are eager to honor these individuals.
The following four individuals are the inaugural group to be inducted into the “Forever an Eagle-Hall of Fame”:
- Rod Windle
- Leigh Nowicki
- Steve Bauslaugh
- Roland “Butch” DeRenzo
In this article, we will introduce you to two of these inductees, an athlete and a coach.
Rod attended PCA from 1983-1986 and was a 3-sport athlete in soccer, basketball, and baseball. He was the first All-State athlete in school history in 1986 for soccer. While at PCA, he was named the captain for all three years and in all the sports he played. He held the single-season school goal record from 1986-2006 for 23 goals and 13 assists. To this day, Rod still shares his passion for PCA athletics by coaching girls basketball and cross country and track and field.
Steve began teaching at PCA in 1979 and celebrated his 40th year of employment this past June, the longest of any PCA teacher or staff member. Throughout these years, he has taught P.E. and health classes, along with being a mentor, small group leader, and all-around Bible scholar and encourager to countless students. From 1978-2003, Steve added coaching to his list of responsibilities. During this time, he coached soccer, basketball, volleyball, and baseball. He started the Cross Country and Track & Field programs, coaching them from 1982-2002 and 1983-2003, respectively. Steve was named the MIAC Coach of the Year four times in 1995, 1996, 1998, and 2000.
The Athletic Gala takes place on Monday, August 19, 6pm at the Italian American Club in Livonia. The Eagle Classic takes place the following day, Tuesday, August 20 at Fox Hills in Plymouth. Have you purchased your tickets yet to attend either or both of them? Your support for these events helps to keep our PCA Eagle Athletes going strong for years to come! Click HERE to learn more and purchase your tickets! Registration deadline is August 5 for the Gala and August 6 for the Eagle Classic.