2007 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Jim Bentz, Class of 1987
    Basketball, Baseball:  Played three years of varsity basketball.  Earned All-City, All-Conference, and MVP honors each for three consecutive years.  Served two seasons as team captain.  Earned All-State Special Honors and named Channel 41 "Player of the Year" in 1985.   LHS basketball all-time scoring champion.   Played basketball for two years at Kellogg Community College.   Played varsity baseball for two years earning All-City and All-Conference honors.


    Dave Diget, Teacher and Coach, 1962 – 1970

    Lakeview's first Swim Coach.   Coached the Spartan Swimmers from their origin to Class"A" State Champions in five years time.   Named Michigan's Class "A" Swim Coach of the Year in 1967.   Coached five All-American swimmers who went on to outstanding swimming careers at the collegiate level. Coached Swimming at Western Michigan University for eight years.  Holds five state records, and was ranked 1st nationally in four Master's Swimming events - 100 Backstroke, 100, 200 & 400 yard individual medleys.


    David Dolezal, Class of 1991

    Track and Cross Country:  Ran cross country for four years earning three All-City, three All-Conference, two All-State, and three MVP honors.  Served two seasons as team captain.  Ran track for four years earning three All-City, one All-Conference and two MVP honors.   Named NJCAA  All-American at Southwestern Michigan College.   Ran Cross Country at Adams State College.  Named All-Conference in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in 1996.   Finished 34th in the National Cross Country meet.


    Jenny Engelhardt, Class of 1996

    Diving, Track & Field:  Conference champion diver and LHS diving record holder.  Conference champion and LHS record holder in 100 yard dash.  Placed 4th at State in 100 yard dash.  Two-time State champion and LHS recorder holder in high jump field event.  Ranked 4th nationally in high jump.  LHS Scholar Athlete.  Four-year letterman and track team captain at Notre Dame.  Knute Rockne Scholar Athlete.  First Notre Dame female All-American in any field event.   Three-time Big East Conference Champion in high jump.  NCAA  All-American and Notre Dame record setter in both indoor and outdoor high jump.  Notre Dame Female Athlete of the Year.   Finished seventh at US Olympic High Jump Trials.


    Amy Yeast, Class of 1982

    Tennis:  Played on both men's and women's tennis teams at LHS.  City Champion, Conference Champion, Regional Champion, All-State, MVP, Best Competitor and 2nd at 1982 State meet.  #1 Singles for Western Michigan University Tennis for 3 1/2 years.   WMU Captain, MVP and   3rd all-time in WMU tennis wins.   All-Mac 1st team four times, twice MAC #1 Singles Champion.   Inducted into WMU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997.   WMU Tennis MVP Award named in her honor.   USA Today "Michigan Amateur Athlete of the Year" in 1985.