2011-12 Wall of Fame Class
Walsh University will induct six new members into its Athletic Wall of Fame. The Wall of Fame dinner and official induction ceremony will be held on Friday, October 14. The dinner will be held at the Barrette Business and Community Center, beginning with a reception at 6 pm, followed by dinner at 7 pm, with the induction ceremonies to follow. Cost of the dinner is $25.00. Please R.S.V.P. by calling Dan Gravo at 330-244-4752. The 2011 class will also be presented on Saturday, October 15 at halftime of the homecoming football game against Malone University at Fawcett Stadium. Kick-off is 6 pm.
Jaime Aeschilmann (Porter) (Softball, 2000-2003) lettered four times for the Cavs' softball team. Jaime, now entering her second season as Walsh's head softball coach, can be found throughout the pitching record books. She finished 8-5 as a freshman with a 1.56 ERA on a Walsh team that reached the Elite Eight of the NAIA World Series. In 2001, she led the staff with eight wins, 18 starts, 22 appearances, nine complete games and a 1.74 ERA. She earned second-team All-AMC her junior year (2003) after finishing 14-9 with 14 complete games, seven shutouts and a 1.92 ERA. She also hit .297 with four home runs and 17 RBI. Jaime's senior year was her finest as she was accorded first-team All-AMC honors after finishing 15-5 with a 1.13 ERA on Walsh's AMC championship and NAIA National Qualifying team. Jaime led the staff with 20 starts and six shutouts. Her ERA was also the lowest on the team and she tied for the team lead in victories. She was also a weapon at the plate, leading the team with 49 RBI while hitting .306 with 14 doubles and four home runs. She is still third in career appearances (89), games started (74), innings pitched (474), strikeouts (289) and ERA (1.64). She is fourth in wins (46) and complete games (42). She is also eighth in career doubles (31), sixth in home runs (13), and seventh in RBI (96).
Craig Kench (Men's Soccer, 1997-2000) lettered four times on the soccer field at midfield and forward. Kench earned All-AMC honors all four years and led the Cavs to the postseason each year. As a freshman, he earned honorable mention honors after scoring six goals and handing out five assists for 17 points. Kench would then lead the team in scoring in each of the next three years. He earned first-team All-AMC honors as a sophomore with 23 points on seven goals and nine assists. He garnered second-team honors as a junior with 14 goals, 10 assists and 24 points. His senior season proved to be his finest as he led Walsh to 15 wins and another postseason appearance. Kench tallied career high numbers with 15 goals and ten assists for 40 points. He is still the all-time leader in career points (118) and assists (34), and is second in career goals (34).
Shannon Kohl (Softball, 2000-2003) lettered four times for the Cavs' softball team. Shannon earned All-AMC honors four times and is Walsh's only two-time first-team NAIA All-American. The fleet-footed left-handed hitting outfielder earned AMC Freshman of the Year honors after hitting a team-leading .376. She also led the team in stolen bases (22) and sacrifices (10), as Walsh won 40 games reached the Elite Eight of the NAIA World Series where she batted .375. She was also named second-team All-AMC. She won the AMC Batting Championship as a sophomore after hitting .468, and was named first-team All-AMC. Her next two years were just as prolific, as Shannon earned first-team All-AMC and NAIA All-American honors each year. She hit a team-best .465, while also leading the team in runs (43), at-bats (172), triples (5), stolen bases (32), and slugging percentage (.581). Walsh returned to the NAIA World Series Shannon's senior year, as she hit a Walsh record .485. She led the team in runs (51), hits (81), triples (7), stolen bases (16) and slugging percentage (.701). She is still first in career average (.450), hits (276), runs (163), and triples (16).
Ashley Norman (Reid) (Women's Basketball, 2000-2004) earned four letters on the hardwood and was honored by the AMC all four years while also leading the Cavs in scoring four times. She was named to the AMC's All-Freshman Team after averaging 12.8 points, 6.1 rebounds and shooting 51% from the field and 79% from the line. Her sophomore year was even better as she earned first-team All-AMC honors for first of three consecutive seasons. Norman averaged 16.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, shot 55% from the field, and 80% from the line. She averaged 15.7 points and 7.1 rebounds her junior season while shooting 54% from the floor and 76% from the line. In her senior year, Walsh would win 20 games and make their third straight playoff appearance as Ashley averaged 16.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, shot 50% from the floor, and 77% from the charity stripe. She led the Cavs in rebounding in each of her final three years and is fifth on the all-time list with 827. She is second in career scoring (1,725), second in career free throws made (411), and sixth in field goal percentage (.500).
Kristin Readence (Ortopan) (Volleyball, 2000-2003) lettered four times as a middle blocker for the Cavs. Readence earned first-team All-AMC honors four times and played on three NAIA National Qualifying teams. Kristin was named to the AMC's First-Team and All-Freshman Team after leading the Cavs in kills (313), kills per game (2.90), hitting percentage (.320), blocks (106), and blocks per game (.98). She was also named second-team All-Region IX. Her second season was just as successful as Walsh won the NAIA Region IX Championship and qualified for the NAIA National Tournament for the first time. For the second straight year Readence led the Cavs in kills (468), kills per game (3.18), hitting percentage (.320), and blocks (139). She also was selected Walsh's Offensive Player of the Year, first-team NAIA Region IX and honorable mention NAIA All-American. Walsh returned to the NAIA National Tournament Kristin's junior year, as she earned NAIA Honorable Mention honors and NAIA Region IX accolades for the second straight season. She led the team in hitting percentage (.410), blocks (188), and blocks per game (1.37), while finishing second in kills (460) and third in kills per game (3.36). She ranked fifth in the NAIA in hitting percentage. Her senior season proved the most successful for the Cavs Co-Captain, as the team won their its straight regional title and advanced to the NAIA Elite Eight, the most successful run in Cavs Volleyball history. Kristin again received NAIA Region IX First-Team accolades and was also named as a NAIA Scholar-Athlete for her success in the classroom. She finished second on the team in kills (445), kills per game (3.30), and led the team in attack percentage (.429) and was again recognized on the NAIA All-American team (honorable mention). She ranks third in career attack percentage (.367) and for a single season (.410), and is sixth in career kills (1,686).
Lindsey Wilt (Volleyball, 2000-2003) lettered four times as a setter for the Cavs. Wilt earned first-team All-AMC honors three times and played on three NAIA National Qualifying teams. Lindsey earned second-team All-AMC honors as a freshman despite missing three weeks due to a knee injury. She led the team in assists (594), assists per game (7.94), service aces (42), and aces per game (.52). She was voted the Cavs' Offensive Player of the Year. Wilt emerged as the Cavs starting setter as a sophomore earning first-team All-AMC honors, AMC Setter of the Year accolades, and NAIA All-American honors. She received the same honors for the next two years as well. Lindsey led the team with 1,786 assists for a per game average of 11.75. She also led the team in aces (92), aces per game (.61), digs (455), digs per game (2.99), and hitting percentage (.341). She earned Setter of the Week honors in the AMC three times and was NAIA First-Team Region IX, and Walsh's Female Athlete of the Year. Wilt duplicated most honors her junior year, being named first-team All-AMC, AMC Setter of the Year, first-team NAIA Region IX, but would be named second-team NAIA All-American. She started every match and handed out 1,832 assists for a 13.09 average. She led the team in aces (83) and was named AMC Setter of the Week five times and NAIA Setter of the Week once. Wilt repeated all of her junior year honors as a senior as she helped the Cavs to their third straight regional title and NAIA National Tournament appearance. The tournament run was highlighted by the Cavs reaching the NAIA Elite Eight. Wilt handed out 1,753 assists, averaging 12.99 per game. She is currently second in career assists per game (11.70), second in service aces (258), and third in career assists (5,965). The Cavs won 131 matches against only 31 losses for a winning percentage of .814 during Wilt and Readence's four years.