Nicole Hess, St. Benedict's volleyball coach for six seasons, will be inducted into the St. Olaf Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday along with three other former Oles. Hess played college volleyball from 1988-2001. She is the MIAC all-time leader in career kills with 2,041.
The others inductees are Craig FitzSimmons (football, 1979 graduate), Keith Peterson (baseball, '84) and Brent Eilefson (hockey, '92). They will be introduced at halftime of the Oles' football game with Concordia (St. Paul) and be inducted at an on-campus banquet that night.
• Linebacker Drake Matuska of St. John's, defensive back Matt Mehlhorn of Bethel and offensive lineman David Simmet of St. Thomas, all seniors, were named three of the 135 semifinalists for the 2015 William V. Campbell Trophy and are candidates for one of the national scholar-athlete awards that could provide $18,000 scholarships to as many as 16 players.
• Edina sophomore defenseman Clayton Phillips committed to the Gophers on his Twitter account. He played on the U.S. select team that won the Under-17 Five Nations tournament in August in Switzerland.
• Curt Cardinal was named the Holy Angels softball coach. He was the pitching coach for Anoka-Ramsey Community College last year. He also was a longtime traveling softball coach.
• Mike Logan was named president of Twin Cities in Motion, the nonprofit organizer of many of the area's top running events. He has been director of external affairs for the Comcast Corporation since 2012.