2019 Hall of Fame Class
Parris Bennett - University of Detroit Jesuit, Syracuse University
Mr. Parris Bennett, Jr. is a graduate of Detroit University of Detroit Jesuit HS (2014) and Syracuse University (BA, communications and rhetorical studies, 2019). At UDJ, he led the football team to the 2014 district championships. At Syracuse, he continued his football career and was named to the 2nd Team All-ACC. He also spent a brief time with the Green Bay Packers.
Parris is the son of Antonio and Michelle Kimble. Following graduation, he plans to coach high school football at UDJ.
Cassie Bloch - Regina & Loyola University Chicago
Ms. Cassie Bloch is a graduate of Warren Regina High School (2014) and Loyola University-Chicago (BS, biochemistry, 2018). She is a distinguished cross country and track athlete, leading the Regina team to three CHSL cross country championships and earning numerous CHSL and MHSAA individual honors in cross country 5K and track 400m, 800m and 1600m. At Loyola, she captured the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Indoor Mile Championship in 2018 and earned two spots on Loyola’s Top 10 Boards: second in the mile run and third in the 1500m. Ms. Bloch recently ran her first marathon.
Ms. Bloch has volunteered at the St. Procopius Service Project, St. John Providence Hospital and the Boston Medical Center. She is a certified EMT and holds the Essentialz certification from the Alzheimer’s Association. She pursuing her MS in medical sciences at Boston University and plans to apply to medical school. Ms. Bloch is the daughter of Timothy and Nancy Bloch.
Elizabeth Bloch - Regina & Michigan Tech
Ms. Elizabeth Bloch is a graduate of Warren Regina High School (2014) and Michigan Technological University (BS, MS, biomedical engineering, 2019). At both schools, she lead the cross country and track teams, earning numerous conference and regional honors. She earned All-Academic honors in both cross country and track for four years. She also earned the 2018 Outstanding Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Award.
Ms. Bloch has accepted an engineering position at Plexus Corporation in Neenah, WI. She is a member of St. Albert the Great Catholic Parish, where she serves as an extrarodinary minister of Holy Communion and participates in Bible study.
Lindsey Brewis - Divine Child & Loyola University Chicago
Ms. Lindsey Brewis is a graduate of Dearborn Divine Child HS (2014) and Loyola University of Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business (BBA, information systems, 2018; MBA supply chain management, 2019). At Divine Child, Ms. Brewis led the cross-country team to the 2011 CHSL championship title, and the 2010 and 2011 MHSAA regional championships. She led the track and field team to three CHSL championships, four regional championships and the 2012 and 2013 MHSAA state championship titles. She also led the basketball team to 1 CHSL title, 2 district titles and 1 regional title. She earned 4 separate all-state titles and received the VanPatrick All-City Scholar Athlete Award.
At Loyola, Ms. Brewis led the cross-country, indoor track and outdoor track teams, earning numerous conference honors. She was only the second female athlete in school history to qualify for the NCAA Division 1 cross-country championship and holds a school record for the 3000m race. Ms. Brewis was named to the Dean’s List four times.
Ms. Brewis is a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity, a professional business fraternity. She has volunteered with a A Just Harvest soup kitchen, the Human Rights campaign and OxFam. The daughter of Rick and Denise Brewis, she plans to work in supply chain management or pursue a professional running career.
Shanleigh Conlan - Mercy & United States Air Force Academy
Ms. Shanleigh Conlan is a graduate of Farmington Hills Mercy HS (2015) and the United States Air Force Academy (BS, foreign area studies; intelligence officer commission, USAF). She distinguished herself as a standout volleyball player at both schools. At Mercy, she led the squad to the 2013 and 2014 district titles and the 2014 regional title. At the Air Force Academy, she led the team to the winningest season in school history, was named to the Mountain West All-Academic team for four years, and holds 5 school records. She served as team captain for two years and earned the Amy Svboda Award.
Ms. Conlan is the daughter of Joe and Ann Conlan; she is a member of St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic Parish. Following graduation, she will be training to be an intelligence officer at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, TX.
Mickey Davey - De La Salle Collegiate & United States Air Force Academy
Mr. Mickey Davey is a graduate of Warren DeLa Salle Collegiate HS (2015) and the United States Air FOrce Academy (BS, electrical engineering and Chinese, 2019), leading the track teams at both schools. At the Air Force Academy, he holds Academy Top 10 records in the Indoor 5000m, Indoor 3000m and the Indoor 10000m. He earned the Mountain West Conference scholar-athlete award two times and captured numerous All-Conference, All-Region, All-American and Academic All-American honors.
Mr. Davey is a member of Guardian Angels Catholic Parish and the son of Mike and Jae Jung Davey. Following graduation, he will report to Vance Air Force Base for pilot training.
Brittany Gray - Marian & Hillsdale College
Ms. Brittany Gray is a graduate of Bloomfield Hills Marian HS (2015) and Hillsdale College (BS, exercise science, 2019). At Marian, she earned a school-record 13 varsity letters, in basketball, cross country, track and soccer. She led the Marian basketball team to the 2014 and 2015 state championship titles and the 2013 and 2015 CHSL titles, capturing a 2015 McDonalds All-American nomination, 2015 Detroit News 2nd Team All-State honors and an invitation to the 2015 Team USA trials. She led the Marian soccer team to the 2012 state championship title and the 2015 CHSL title. She served as the 2015 team captain for cross country, earning the 2015 MHSAA Multi-Sport Award and the 2015 George DuFour Scholarship Athlete Award.
At Hillsdale, Ms. Gray led the womens’ basketball team to the 2018 Great Midwest Athletic Conference Championship, earning numerous conference honors, setting several school records and serving as team captain. She served as a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Council and was named to the Dean’s List in 2017 and 2018.
Ms. Gray is a member of the physical therapy club at Hillsdale and has served the community through work with the Humane Society, Troop 1844 and the Charger Reading Program. She plans to apply for graduate school in physical therapy.
Kara Holinski - Marian & Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ms. Kara Holinski is a graduate of Bloomfield Hills Marian HS (2015) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (BS, chemical engineering and computer science, 2019). She was a standout basketball player at both schools, leading the Marian squad to the 2014 and 2015 state championship titles and the 2013 and 2015 CHSL titles. SHe led the MIT basketball team to the 2018 and 2019 NEWMAC championship titles, the first in school history. Ms. Holinski was named Northeast Rookie of the Year, NEWMAC Rookie of the Year, All-America Third Team, NEWMAC All-Conference First Team and 2018 and 2019 NEWMAC Tournament Most Outstanding player.
Ms. Holinski has volunteered with Amphibious Achievement, Sitters without Borders and the Senior Ball Committee. She is a former member of the International Development and Service House (iHouse) at MIT. The daughter of Edward and Lisa Holinski, she is a member of St. Michael Catholic Parish in Livonia. Following graduation, she will be working as a product manager for a non-profit in New York City that was founded by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt to use technology and artificial intelligence to bring about solutions to the most pressing challenges facing humanity.
Taylor D. Jones - Mercy & Oakland University
Ms. Taylor D. Jones is a graduate of Farmington Hills Mercy HS (2015) and Oakland University (BA, communication and digital media production, 2019). At Mercy, she led the basketball team to the 2014 CHSL championship, 2013 and 2014 district championships and the 2014 regional championship, earning all-Catholic and all-Oakland County honors. She was a candidate for the 2015 Miss Basketball award. At Oakland, she led the team in scoring and earned numerous Horizon League honors. Ms. Jones was named to the Dean’s List all four years and the 2018 Horizon League Honor Role.
Ms. Jones has volunteered with the Rochester YMCA and Oakland University womens’ basketball team service projects. The daughter of Clayton and Fawn Day, she is a member of Detroit’s Born to Win Ministries. Following graduation, she hopes to play professional basketball overseas.
Jenna Lerg - Mercy & University of Michigan
Ms. Jenna Lerg is a graduate of Farmington Hills Mercy High School (2015) and the University of Michigan (BS, biopsychology, cognition and neuroscience, 2019). Ms. Lerg played volleyball at Michigan, earning the 2018 VCA Honorable Mention All-American honor and numerous Big-Ten honors. She was named to the Dean’s List in 2016 and earned the 2018 James B. Angell Scholar Award. She had the good fortune to play volleyball at Michigan with her sister, Lindsey Lerg, also a CHSL Hall of Fame member.
Ms. Lerg has served as a Michigan Medicine volunteer, a Pre-Dental Association member, a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee volunteer and a member of the Advisory Board of Intercollegiate Athletes. The daughter of David and Janice Lerg, she will be continuing her studies at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.
Giovanni Rescigno - De La Salle Collegiate & Rutgers University
Mr. Giovanni Rescigno is graduate of Warren De La Salle (’14) and Rutgers University (’19). He was a standout football player at both schools. At DLS in his senior year he started at quarterback and totaled 1,396 passing yards with 15 touchdowns in nine games and also rushed for 512 yards on the ground with five scores. Mr. Rescigno left holding the school career passing percentage record at 54.3 %. At Rutgers, Giovanni collected the Paul Robeson Award for performance, leadership and dedication to the program. He started his final collegiate game at Michigan State and picked up 170 yards of total offense (109 passing, 61 rushing) with a touchdown pass. He was voted a team captain in high school and college.
Monica Shuk - Mercy & Albion College
Ms. Monica Shuk is a graduate of Farmington Hills Mercy HS (2015) and Albion College (BA, accounting, business and organizations and communications, 2019). At Mercy, she was a standout volleyball player. She continued her volleyball career at Albion, capturing MAIA all-academic and all-conference honors. She named the Albion College MVP in 2016, 2017 and 2018. She was named the 2018 Albion College Female Athlete of the Year and holds four school records.
Ms. Shuk is a member of the Delta Sigma Pi and the Omicron Delta Epsilon business fraternities and the Chi Alpha Sigma academic and athletic fraternity. She has volunteered with the Milford Meals on Wheels and the Genesse County Volunteer Service. The daughter of Gary and Jackie Shuk, she has accepted a job with Ernst and Young accounting firm in Detroit and plans to become a certified CPA.
Jack Walsh - Detroit Catholic Central & Stanford University
Mr. Jack Walsh is a graduate of Detroit Catholic Central (2015) and Stanford University (BS, management science and engineering, 2019). He distinguished himself as a swimmer at both schools. At Catholic Central, he was a three-time state champion, 12-time CHSL champion and nine-time Oakland County champion. At Stanford, he was two-time PAC 12 champion. He was named to the Pac-12 All-Academic Team three times, the 2018 Pac-12 All Conference Team and captured an Academic All-American honorable mention. He also served as the team captain.
Mr. Walsh has served the community as a member of the student-athlete advisory committee, focusing on mental health awareness for student-athletes. The son of John and Gina Walsh, he is a member of the Catholic community at Stanford and St. Mary Parish in Ann Arbor. Mr. Walsh is seeking employment in the consulting and data science industries.
Michelle Batten - Coach
Mrs. Michelle Batten has coached track and field at Dearborn Divine Child High School since 2007, winning five MHSAA regional titles and one CHSL championship. Previously, she coached at Harper Woods Bishop Gallagher and Harper Woods Trinity, leading these teams to one state championship, two state regional titles and one CHSL championship. Mrs. Batten was named the 1999 Coach of the Year and has been inducted into the Old Timer Hall of Fame. She is also a certified master official for USATF and has won the Judy Hagmon Award for officiating.
Mrs. Batton is a graduate of Central Michigan University and Wayne State University. She retired from the State of MIchigan, having served as a youth specialist. Mrs. Batten is a member of Christian Temple MIssionary Baptist, where she sings in the choir. Together with her husband, Ronald, she is the proud mom of Ronald Jr., Romond, Rahim and Makiba.
Tom Gable - Coach
Mr. Tom Gable is a distinguished alpine ski coach at Farmington Hills Mercy HS and Detroit Catholic Central HS. At Mercy, he has captured 8 league titles, 2 regional titles and 7 state finalist titles. At Catholic Central, he has captured 5 league titles, 3 regional titles, 10 state finalist titles and 3 CHSL titles. Mr. Gable is also active with the Mt. Brighton Ski League, serving as treasurer for 20 years and a representative to the Southeastern MIchigan Ski League for 18 years. He has also served as the MHSAA Region 3 representative for 14 years.
Mr. Gable is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University (BBA, 1969); he is semi-retired. Together with his wife, Catherine, he is the proud father of Nicole and Matthew. The Gable family are members of Waterford’s Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Parish.
Ray Joseph - Coach
Mr. Ray Joseph has been a coach in the CHSL for 43 years and has over 400 wins to his credit. Under his direction, the JV girls basketball team at Madison Heights Bishop Foley HS has captured 9 sectional championship titles and stands at a 275-69 record. Mr. Joseph has also coached at Pontiac Notre Dame Prep/Oakland Catholic and in the CYO. He is a member of the BCAM.
Mr. Joseph is a graduate of Royal Oak Shrine HS (1972) and is employed at Ka-Wood Gear. Together with his wife, Suzanne, he is the proud father of Paul, Matthew and Mallory. He is an active member at St. Joseph Catholic Parish in Lake Orion.
Leonard Karschnia - Coach
Mr. Leonard Karschnia has served as a CHSL basketball coach for 35 years, at Harper Woods Notre Dame HS and then Orchard Lake St Mary’s Prep. His teams have won 8 CHSL titles, 3 Operation Friendship titles, 14 MHSAA District titles, 7 MHSAA regional titles and the 2000 MHSAA State Championship title. Mr. Karschnia has coached 13 All-State players and 4 All-American players.
Mr. Karschnia is a graduate of Harper Woods Notre Dame HS (1984, valedictorian) and Wayne State University (BA, English, 1988; MAT, secondary science education and linguistics, 1991). He is employed at St. Mary’s Prep, where he has served as a teacher, administrator, academic dean, admissions director and vice-headmaster. Together with his wife, Michelle Simon, he is the proud father of Albert and Veronica. The Karschnia family are members of St. Lucy Parish and Our Lady, Star of the Sea Parish.
Ann Serra-Lowney - Coach
Ms. Ann Serra-Lowney is serving as the athletic director at Clarkston’s Everest Collegiate Academy and has coached at Everest and Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes HS. At Everst, Ms. Serra-Lowney was named the 2013 CHSL AD of the Year and was named the 2012 and 2013 Intersectional II Coach of the Year. Under her leadership, the boys’ basketball team captured CHSL and district championship titles. At Our Lady of the Lakes, she coached the girls’ basketball team to two CHSL and district championship titles.
Ms. Serra-Lowney is a graduate of Oakland University (BA, English and history, 1990), where she played on the womens’ basketball team and was named to the 1009 Division 2 4th Team All-American. In 1989, she was featured on ESPN for coaching high school basketball while playing college basketball. Ms. Serra-Lowney is also a graduate of Wayne State University (MA, athletic administration, 2004) and completed studies for her teaching certificate at the University of Michigan-Flint. She is a member of the MIAAA and the BCAM.
Ms. Serra-Lowney is the proud mother of triplets: Serra, Mitch and Grace. THe family attends St. John the Evangelist Catholic Parish in Fenton.
John M. Mulroy - Distinguished Service
Mr. John M. Mulroy has served the CHSL as a public address announcer for nearly 20 years, serving as the voice of Bloomfield Hills Marian HS basketball and volleyball along with announcing the CHSL softball and boys’ basketball championships. Mr. Mulroy has also served as a CYO softball coach, winning the 2002 Coach of the Year award.
Mr. Mulroy is a graduate of the University of Detroit (BS, business administration, 1981) and works as a security consultant at TMH Security, LLC. He is a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Parish, where he serves an usher and the CYO football announcer. Together with his wife, Phyllis, Mr. Mulroy is the proud father of John R. (Kaitlyn), Brigid, Mara and Brendan.
Hershell Bell, Jr. - Official
Mr. Hershell Bell, Jr. is a distinguished official in the CHSL, having worked basketball, baseball and softball for nearly 20 years, volleyball for nine years and football for six years. Mr. Bell has officiated numerous CHSL championship games in basketball, baseball and softball; MHSAA semifinals and finals in basketball and football and four Operation Friendship basketball contests.
Mr. Bell is a graduate of Tillotson University (BA, accounting and business administration, 1986) and works in bankruptcy analysis. At TIllotson, he played baseball and was named to the 1984 1st All-Academic Team for the Big State Conference. He is a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Mr. Bell is a member of Hamtramck’s Corinthian Baptist Church. Together with his wife, Tonie, he is the proud father of Erhlich Bell, Hershell Bell III and Ciera Ward.
Rodriquez Lackey - Official
Mr. Rodriquez Lackey has been a CHSL official for more than 20 years, working basketball, softball, baseball and football contests. He has officiated 27 CHSL finals, 16 MHSAA quarter finals, 12 MHSAA semifinals and four MHSAA finals.
Mr. Lackey is a graduate of Detroit Osborn HS (1980), Detroit Engineering Institute (1982) and Purdue University (2009). He is employed as a supervisor at Rose Pest Solutions. Mr. Lackey is a member of the AUBU Baseball Association, the National Speed Skating Association and the Emerald City Yacht Club. He holds several records for 24 scale regatta yacths. Mr. Lackey is the proud father of Garrett, Brandon, Jordan and Kai; he is a member of Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple.