High School Sports

Dundee-Crown announces 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame class

Dundee-Crown announced Monday its five-member 2019 class that will be inducted into the D-C Athletic Hall of Fame in October.

The class is composed of Heather Guetschow (2000), Dana Hanselmann Pautsch (2005), Colette Jung (Dundee Community, 1980), Harold “Bud” Lachel (Dundee, 1959) and Julius “Tubby” Simonini (Dundee, 1939).

The inductees will be recognized at the Oct. 11 football game against Crystal Lake Central. The induction ceremony will take place Oct. 12 at the Golf Club of Illinois.

Guetschow won eight varsity letters with the Chargers, four in soccer, two in basketball and two in volleyball. She was MVP in volleyball as a senior and an All-Fox Valley Conference selection in all three sports that year. She played soccer and basketball at NCAA Division III Aurora University and currently is an assistant on the D-C girls basketball coaching staff.

Hanselmann was a standout volleyball player for D-C, earning All-FVC honors for three years. When she graduated, she had D-C’s records for aces and kills. She played at D-II Truman State and played for teams that finished in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll top 10 all four years.

Jung won eight varsity letters, four in basketball, two in track, one in volleyball and one in tennis. As a sophomore, she started for Dundee in the Class AA Girls Basketball State Tournament quarterfinal game against Mattoon and scored 22 points. She graduated as the Cardinals’ career record-holder in points and rebounds.

Lachel still is active in area sports at Cary-Grove basketball games, where he is the official scorer. He already is a member of the Illinois Tennis Coaches Association Hall of Fame after coaching more than three decades at C-G and was inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame as a friend of basketball in 2002. He also works the scorer’s table at the IHSA Girls Basketball State Tournament each year.

Simonini was the sixth man on Dundee’s 1938 boys basketball state championship team but was better known after high school for his abilities in baseball. He was a member of the 1939 Algonquin American Legion team that was a state runner-up and signed with the White Sox in 1940. He pitched in the minor leagues for three years and also played on the Great Lakes Naval Base team from 1942 to '45. He died Dec. 23, 2002.

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