Videos of Hall of Fame Inductees
- Elizabeth Bishop '03
- Chris Brown '95
- Michael Calkins '00
- Courtney Carter '00
- Michael Dunleavy, Jr. '99
- Rich Ulring
Elizabeth Bishop ’03 is a sixth generation Oregonian. Mort and Mary Lang Bishop raised Elizabeth and her younger brother, Mac ’07, in Portland. Elizabeth went to Cathedral School from kindergarten through 8th grade and started playing CYO volleyball in the fourth grade. During her first visit to Jesuit, she knew it was the right place to continue her education. She immediately understood that the concept of “do well whatever you do” was prevalent in all areas of the school – the student body and faculty, athletics and academics.
Elizabeth played varsity volleyball for four years at Jesuit and was awarded Metro League Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002, along with First Team All-State those same years. She was also a member of the National Honor Society. Elizabeth attended Cornell, where she found success in her degree program, Applied Economics and Management. She was named Rookie of the Year in 2003 and was also one of only four players in Ivy League history chosen First Team All-League for all four years. In her junior and senior year, she was named All-American – Cornell’s rst player to achieve that honor. Cornell won the Ivy League championships for three straight years during her time there, and she was awarded the Ivy League Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006. She graduated cum laude in May 2007.
Elizabeth still plays volleyball today in a recreational league. She works in the fashion industry and is passionate about empowering women athletes through her work at Athleta. While living in New York City, she participated in the NYC Jesuit Alumni event from its inception. She currently lives in San Francisco and stays connected to the Jesuit community through her fiancé, Ethan Vedder, who teaches at St. Ignatius High School. She demonstrates being a woman for others through her involvement in the annual Relay for Life, supporting the American Cancer Society.
Chris Brown ’95 was born and raised in Lake Oswego, along with his brother, Matthew ’97, and his sister, Jennifer ’99. Chris started playing soccer, basketball and tennis at a young age. His passion for soccer played a large factor in his choice to attend Jesuit. Not only did he believe that Jesuit would offer him a solid education, but he recognized that Coach Dave Nicholas could take Chris’ talent to the next level.
Chris was named a Parade Magazine All-American during his time at Jesuit. In 1994, he was named Oregon High School Player of the Year and a finalist for Oregon High School Athlete of the Year. As a top scorer all four years at Jesuit, he led the team to four consecutive state titles and set a school record with 88 career goals. At the University of Portland, Chris was named to the Soccer America All-Freshman Team. In 1996 and 1997, his accomplishments included the All-Far West Second Team, All-WCC First Team and All-America Second Team. He made his U-23 debut in 1998 and was a member of the U-20 and U-18 National Teams.
Chris was drafted fifth overall in the 1999 MLS College Draft by the Kansas City Wizards, where he spent five seasons and helped the team win their first MLS Cup Championship in 2000. He later played for the New England Revolution (where he scored his first professional hat trick), San Jose Earthquakes and Real Salt Lake. In January 2008, he signed for USL-1 Portland Timbers.
Chris is married to fellow soccer player Pardis Brown. Chris and Pardis have three kids, Bailey, Cameron and Taylor. Chris manages recruiting and hiring for a global software company headquartered in Salt Lake City. He also still works with Major League Soccer as a Professional Match Evaluator. His hobbies are skiing, hiking, camping, video games, and basketball.
Michael Calkins ’00, son of Jackie and Tom Calkins, was born and raised in Portland, along with his brother, Mark ’98. Mike’s love for tennis began on a trip to Kona, when his Grandpa Jack gave him lessons at the age of seven. Mike played tennis and baseball growing up, but he was faced with a choice at age 12: play in a tennis tournament or the little league all-stars game. Mike chose tennis, and the rest is history.
Michael Calkins won three tennis singles State Championships while at Jesuit High School, a record for the men’s team. With an 82-3 record, Mike won four Metro League titles and was undefeated for three years. Mike was a four time MVP and team captain in 2000. He was also top ten in the USTA National Juniors Ranking, a finalist in USTA Boys’ 16, and a double finalist in USTA Boys’ 18, as well as ranked number one in the USTA Pacific Northwest section.
In 2001 and 2002, Mike was All-American at the University of Illinois. He was the Rolex All-American Doubles Champion in 2001-02 and was ranked rst in the NCAA throughout the year. In 2003, Illinois was undefeated and won the NCAA National Team Championship. Mike still holds the record at Illinois for all-time combined singles and doubles career wins (246-80).
After a short time on the pro circuit, Mike decided that coaching was his passion, honing his craft with pro player Amir Delic. He now lives in Seattle, where he co-runs one of the most successful junior programs in the country at Central Park Tennis Club. The High Performance program has produced five top 20 players nationally in the past three years, including three number one players. Mike lives with his wife, Nikki, and their two-year-old son, Parker.
Courtney Carter ’00 grew up in West Linn with her family – parents Bill ’69 and Gayle and brother Kyle ’02. At the age of five, Courtney started playing soccer on a recreation coed team. She originally wanted to attend school with her close-knit Classic teammates, but she chose Jesuit because of her family legacy. Jesuit had always been a part of their lives, and Courtney wanted to give it a chance.
Courtney played varsity soccer all four years at Jesuit High School, scoring 84 goals with 40 assists, under Steve Fennah and Ken Skipper. Her team was undefeated, winning four league and state titles. She was awarded three All-State honors, twice on First Team. In 1999, she was named State of Oregon Player of the Year and Oregon Gatorade Player of the Year. Her high school achievements extended beyond the field as Jesuit’s first female student body president.
Courtney attended Oregon State University where she was reunited with Coach Fennah and played in 77 career matches and scored 16 goals with eight assists. During her fourth season, she suffered a season-ending leg injury. This provided her the opportunity to intern for the New York Knicks.
Her strong leadership on and off the field is evident in her career – highlighted by her involvement in Major League Soccer and in launching Women’s Professional Soccer. Courtney was awarded the Young Business Alumni of the Year award from OSU. Courtney also spent time at ESPN and now works in Los Angeles at Creative Artists Agency, with a focus on sports broadcasting.
Courtney’s energy is contagious on the field, in business, and in service. She has been very involved with Dads and Daughters, Women in Sports and Events, Jesuit’s National Alumni Board, and the Jesuit Alumni New York City events. She recently married Kee Seymore.
Mike Dunleavy, Jr. first attended Jesuit in his junior year, 1997-1998. He led the Crusaders to their first 20-win season and a quarterfinal appearance at the state tournament – the first since 1976. This earned him Metro League Player of the Year and First Team All-State. During his senior year, Jesuit won the first Metro League title since 1970 and the first state championship in school history. Dunleavy again earned Metro League Player of the Year and First Team All-State, as well as Oregon Player of the Year.
After graduation, Dunleavy attended Duke University. He played basketball for three seasons before entering the NBA Draft in 2002. Duke’s record during Dunleavy’s time was 95-13. During his sophomore year, Duke won the national championship, and Dunleavy scored 21 points in the championship game. In his three years, Dunleavy received several honors, including First-Team NABC All-American and Academic All-American.
In 2002, Dunleavy entered the NBA Draft and was chosen by the Golden State Warriors in the first round, third pick. He played for the Warriors from 2002-2007. He was later traded to the Indiana Pacers in 2007 and started all 82 games, averaging 19.1 points per game. Dunleavy went on to play for the Milwaukie Bucks in 2011 and finally for the Chicago Bulls in 2013.
In 2014, Dunleavy set a playoff career-high of 35 points, including a franchise playoff record for most three-point field goals with eight against the Washington Wizards in game three of their 2014 NBA Playoffs first round match-up, which the Bulls won 100-97.
Dunleavy’s father is Mike Dunleavy, Sr., a former NBA coach and player. Dunleavy and his wife, Sarah, have three children and currently reside in Chicago, Ill.
Rich graduated from Shanley High School in Fargo, North Dakota, in 1970. He began teaching at Jesuit in 1976 after graduating from Gonzaga University with a master’s in Psychology and Counseling Psychology. In his three years at the school, he taught psychology and religion, led student government and boys’ choir, and coached cheerleading, football and basketball. By his third year, he worked as a counselor and was part of the administration team.
In 1979, Rich took a job with State Farm, but Bill Griffin invited him back to Jesuit to announce football games. For 35 years, Rich has come to be known as the “voice of Jesuit.” He has announced almost every home football game and track meet. In fact, he has not missed announcing a track meet for 33 years. For the past ten years, Rich has also announced girls’ basketball and cross country, and he announced baseball while his son, Joey, was on the team.
His favorite part of announcing is watching the players’ growth. He is able to witness the seeds that are planted and watch the students blossom. He is grateful that his flexible work schedule allows time to participate in the “hobby” that he loves – and provides him the best seat in the house!
“It is so important to me to introduce all of the kids participating, including the seniors of opposing teams during their last game. It is important to recognize and respect all of the players, to be balanced, and to be a positive voice for Jesuit,” Rich said.
Rich loves being a part of the Jesuit community, and he’s thankful that his wife and kids support the time he spends at games. He is also proud that his son and two daughters had the opportunity for a Jesuit education.
As a graduate of the class of 1961, Dick has always felt a strong sense of community at Jesuit High School. Dick looked forward to his return to Jesuit in 1970 as a history teacher and assistant coach for football and track. He was the fifth lay person to be hired. In 1972, he was named head track coach. In 1974, he became athletic director. In 1976, he left the classroom to become a vice-principal for discipline. In 1983, Dick became principal and in 1998 (through 2005), president. Throughout the transition, Dick was a rock solid paragon of commitment and integrity. Dick had the ability to make tough decisions with grace and compassion and do what was best for Jesuit. He was a quiet leader, stepping up to do what he needed to do. He believed in doing things the right way and leading by example.
"What we, the faculty of Jesuit, have to keep in mind is to remain faithful to a 450-year tradition of the Society of Jesus," says Dick. With the transition from predominantly Jesuit to lay administrators and faculty, there was a loss of identity at Jesuit High School. Dick was instrumental in the creation of the Profile of a Graduate at Graduation as a living document that reestablished and refocused the school on what it means to be a Catholic institution. Dick and Fr. Hayes were pillars in their vision and leadership to grow the endowment, update and add new buildings, and refurbish and expand athletic facilities. The naming of the Gedrose Student Center was perfect because Dick was a supporter of all student activities.
There are three things that are most important to Dick: family, faith, and Jesuit High School. He viewed the Jesuit community as an extension of his family. He believed in people and had a heart of gold in making sure students and faculty were treated compassionately.
"As an alum, athletic director, history teacher, vice-principal, principal and president, Dick is a man for all seasons. Excellence permeates everything that he does." ~ Mike Hughes '79, JHS Athletic Director
Dave Nicholas started his Jesuit career in 1986 as a PE teacher and head men's soccer coach. In his first year, his team was undefeated in league play and won the state title in stunning fashion, 4-0 in the first 20 minutes and a 6-0 final. This was the first of 22 seasons. In his career, there were 16 league titles and 14 appearances in the state finals with 10 victories and one tie.
Dave has had many achievements in his career. He was coach of the year in league five times, state coach of the year seven times, and regional coach of the year three times. In 2006-2007, he was the league, state, and national coach of the year. In 1995, he was the teacher of the year.
Dave was always a teacher first and a coach second. According to Dick Gedrose, "Great teachers make great coaches." Dave created one of the finest PE and Health departments in the state. He has been committed to teaching, aiming to educate the whole student into becoming a great citizen. His classes were organized, he had competency in everything that he did, and he set a standard that other coaches tried to emulate. Success was never about wins or losses, it was about how you treated people. Dave was the ultimate team player. It wasn't about Dave Nicholas or soccer but what was best for all kids.
Jerry Hahn reflects, "Dave keeps things in perspective. He is an amazing teacher on the field and in the classroom. He took talented players and elevated their play. His enthusiasm and passion are infectious. He will always be one of my idols."
"Dave Nicholas, the man, set invaluable standards at Jesuit High School that we still value and seek to maintain. Dave Nicholas is a legend. I am immensely proud to have known him personally and also to have worked with him on a day-to-day basis." - Chris Thurley, JHS Men's Head Soccer Coach
Laura Schott's soccer career has been filled with many accolades. Her leadership ability on and off the field are truly inspiring. Her high school career included four-straight state championships, a streak that included 92-consecutive wins. She received high school All-America honors from Parade Magazine and was named NSCAA Gatorade Oregon Player of the Year as a junior and senior. Her club team, FC Portland, was state champion for seven consecutive seasons. Laura also competed in the National Jr. Olympic Track Championships in the hurdles and pentathlon.
At U.C. Berkeley, Laura was a Hermann Trophy finalist in 2001. She was a four-time All Pacific 10 Conference selection and finished as the Golden Bears' leading career goal scorer with 58 goals. In 2001, Laura had international experience playing for the United States National Team at the Algarve Cup. She appeared in five matches, making four starts for Team USA and scoring a goal versus Norway. Additionally, Laura played on the U-21 Nordic Cup Championship team.
After graduation, Laura was drafted by the Washington Freedom of the WUSA in 2003 and helped the Freedom to the 2003 WUSA title. In 2004, she played for the California Storm of the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) and led the WPSL in scoring and helped the Storm to the 2004 WPSL Championship.
Laura was the former Assistant Director at Tualatin Hills United Soccer Club as well as the Oregon Olympic Development coach and member of the Region IV staff. Her coaching at Eastside United Football Club led the team to a state championship in 2010. Laura is currently head coach of the women's program at Portland State University.
"Laura has always carried herself with class and a fierce determination to 'do well whatever she does.' As a young lady, soccer player and coach she has excelled. It has been a great pleasure to watch her grow! Laura, congratulations on being Jesuit's first female student-athlete to be inducted into the Hall of Fame! " - Steve Fennah, JHS Women's Head Soccer Coach
Fr. William (Bill) Hayes S.J. has been an integral part of Jesuit High School since he arrived in 1960 to become the first vice-principal. After two years he was assigned to Gonzaga Prep in Spokane where he began a 14-year career, first as principal, then as president. In 1976, his final year at Gonzaga Prep, he successfully led the school's transition to coeducation. Fr. Hayes next served as vice president of Seattle University and served briefly on Jesuit High School's Board of Trustees. Following his time at Seattle University, Fr. Hayes completed two years as pastor of St. Joseph's, a Jesuit parish in Seattle.
In the summer of 1984, Fr. Hayes brought his talents back to Jesuit High School as president. His impact on the Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, staff, students, parents, and alumni in the Jesuit High School community was immediate and far-reaching. The hallmarks of his visionary leadership include the empowerment of lay faculty members, the establishment and growth of the Legacy Club (a group of individuals who include Jesuit in their estate plans), a concentrated focus on capital fundraising and growth of the endowment which led to financial stability for the first time in the school's history, and the transition to coeducation which occurred in the fall of 1993. History teacher and football coach Jerry Hahn comments, "We are here because of Dick Gedrose and Fr. Hayes. We stand on the shoulders of these giants who had the vision and the strength to stick with it, and the faith to endure."
But the true legacy of Father Hayes at Jesuit centers on the relationships he has fostered with the members of the Jesuit community—people who are deeply committed to the Jesuit mission. An avid fan of athletics, you can often find Fr. Hayes analyzing game plans, talking with coaches, and getting the pulse on upcoming games. His vision has been a gift, resulting in improved and new facilities—including the Knight Center, Arrupe Hall, and the Performing Arts Center—and the hiring of such outstanding teachers and coaches as Ken Potter, Gene Potter, Dave Nicholas, Tom Rothenberger, Mike Hughes, and Tim Massey.
The definition of a priest epitomizes Fr. Hayes. He brings God into the locker room as a chaplain for the football team for the past 13 years. He shares stories weekly, prays with the team, and creates a great sense of community among the players. For the players and coaches, he has a calming effect by putting into perspective God in our lives and on the field.
Fr. Hayes has built a community that exemplifies the values and principles of Ignatian spirituality. His vision to welcome and nurture lay persons on the faculty and staff and to reach out to all members of the Jesuit community has left an invaluable and indelible imprint on the school and on future generations of students. Fr. Hayes will always be a founder of Jesuit High School because of his continual support of the school and his faith, hard work and leadership.