Nikki Conway '02 - Class of 2024

Nikki Conway ’02 participated in basketball and softball at Cretin-Derham Hall where she earned several varsity letters. Conway was an All-Conference basketball player as well as an All-Conference, All-Metro and All-State softball player for the Raiders. 

Upon graduation from CDH, Conway enrolled at the University of St. Thomas where she would continue her softball career. At UST, Conway made the Division III College World Series All-Tournament Team three times. Conway was only the second player in Division III softball history to surpass 40 HRs, 200 runs and 200 hits on her career and still holds MIAC records for career home runs (48), runs (229), extra base hits (117), walks (86) and slugging percentage (.789). Conway batted .404 in her career with 230 hits, 159 RBIs, 48 HRs, 62 doubles, 86 walks, 62 steals, 450 total bases and a .789 slugging percentage. Conway helped the Tommies to three Division III College World Series appearances winning back-to-back National Championships in 2004 and 2005.

Michael Floyd '08 - Class of 2024

Michael Floyd ’08 participated in football, basketball and track and field at Cretin-Derham Hall earning 9 varsity letters. On the football field Floyd was a Parade All-American, a 2X Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year and the 2007 Minnesota Mr. Football Award winner. On the basketball court Floyd ranks among the all-time greats of Raider Basketball as he scored 1,380 career points and was Mr. Basketball Minnesota Finalist in 2008.

Upon graduation from Cretin-Derham Hall, Michael enrolled at the University of Notre Dame as a football scholarship recipient. Floyd was a standout receiver for the Irish helping them to three bowl games and ended his college career with Notre Dame school records for career receptions (271), career 100-yd games (16), receiving yards (3,689), and receiving touchdowns (37).

Floyd was drafted 12th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals. Floyd played in the NFL for 8 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins. Floyd is a Super Bowl Champion as a member of the New England Patriots.

Julie Hamiel '93 - Class of 2024

Julie Hamiel ’93 participated in volleyball, basketball and softball at Cretin-Derham Hall where she earned 10 varsity letters. Hamiel was a multiple All-Conference and All-Metro basketball player as well as earning All-State basketball honors and was a Miss Basketball Minnesota finalist in 1993. Hamiel was also a member of the 1991 CDH Softball team that finished as state runner-up. Hamiel was also recognized as one of the top 25 female athletes of all time in the St. Paul City Conference.

Upon graduation from CDH, Hamiel enrolled at William and Mary College on a Division I basketball scholarship. At William and Mary, Hamiel played in 106 games for the Tribe averaging nearly 10 points per game as well as earning Colonial Athletic Association All-Conference honors as well as a two time VaSID All State selection for the Tribe.

Arvesta Kelly Jr. - Honorary Raider Award - Class of 2024

Arvesta Kelly Jr. (Honorary Raider Award) was a standout basketball player at Lincoln University where he  scored 1,853 points and averaged 21.2 points per game from 1963-67. Kelly shot better than 50% from the floor in three of his four years and grabbed 440 career rebounds despite playing as a guard. In 1967 he was named an Associated Press All-American honorable mention. Kelly was later drafted by the St. Louis Hawks of the National Basketball Association and by the Pittsburgh Pipers of the American Basketball Association, making him one of very few players ever to be drafted by both professional leagues. In 1968, he won an ABA championship with the Pipers and, in 1972, won an ABA title with the Indiana Pacers. After his playing career was over Kelly worked and coached at Cretin-Derham Hall where he was a key figure in developing and mentoring students at CDH. Kelly was on the coaching staff for the boys basketball programs that won state championships in 1991 and 1993 as well as a state track and field championship in 1993.

 

Katie (Stephens) Magnuson '88 - Class of 2024

Katie (Stephens)Magnuson ’88 participated in swimming and diving as well as gymnastics at Derham Hall and Cretin-Derham Hall where she earned a number of varsity letters. (Stephens)Magnuson earned All-Conference honors and was a state qualifier in diving.

Upon graduating from Cretin -Derham Hall in 1988, (Stephens) Magnuson attended the University of North Dakota on a swimming and diving scholarship. At UND, (Stephens)Magnuson was a seven-time All-American, national runner-up on the 3-meter board at the 1992 NCAA Division II Championship, helped lead UND to top-4 national finishes in each of her four years as well as a four-time NCC Female Diver of the Year. (Stephens)Magnuson won eight individual NCC event titles and still holds the school record in the 3-meter dive as well as being named a two-time CSCAA Academic All-American. (Stephens)Magnuson was inducted into the University of North Dakota Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014.

 

Jim O'Neill '74 - Class of 2024

Jim O’Neill ’74 graduated from Cretin High School in 1974 where he played baseball and hockey.  Those baseball teams won the Minnesota State Independent School Championship in both 1973 and 1974. Four of Jim’s teammates on those teams, including Paul Molitor ’74, went on to play baseball at the University of Minnesota.  Jim went on to baseball and hockey at St. Thomas before transferring to the University of Minnesota to play hockey.

After a brief minor league hockey career, Jim returned to Cretin to begin coaching hockey. He coached hockey at Cretin and Cretin-Derham Hall for 38 years, winning many conference titles, three section titles and a Class AA state championship in 2006. He coached B Squad baseball at Cretin-Derham Hall under legendary coach Dennis Denning until he was promoted to head coach in 1995, a position he held for 19 years. His teams went to nine state tournaments, winning five state championships and twice finishing runner-up. His career record was 415-78 for a winning percentage of .842, the highest in state history.  That record includes a 66 game winning streak during state championship years 1996, 1997 and 1998. At the time, the 66 game winning streak was just two wins shy of the national record. Jim has held a lot of positions at Cretin-Derham Hall, including assistant to the athletic director, but his favorite job has been taking care of the baseball fields for close to 30 years.

Jeff Rosga '89 - Class of 2024

Jeff Rosga ’89 participated in football, basketball and baseball at Cretin High School and Cretin-Derham Hall where he earned 9 varsity letters. Rosga was one the first athletes to earn all-state honors in all three sports and has been recognized as one of the greatest 100 male athletes in the St. Paul City Conference. Rosga’s senior campaign at CDH was memorable as he helped lead the football team to the Prep Bowl in the fall. On the court Rosga was named as a Mr. Basketball Minnesota Finalist in 1989 and then in the spring was a key member of the Raiders Class AA State Baseball Championship.

Upon graduation from Cretin-Derham Hall, Jeff enrolled at the University of Minnesota as a football scholarship recipient. Rosga played for the Golden Gophers from 1989-1994 earning Big 10 All-Academic and All-American Academic honors. Rosga has recently returned to CDH in the roles of Girls Lacrosse Head Coach and Assistant Football Coach.

Dick Strutz '59 - Class of 2024

Dick Strutz ’59 participated in football, hockey and baseball at Cretin High School where he earned several varsity letters. Strutz excelled in all sports and was a key part of state football championships in 1957 and 1958, as well as state hockey championships in 1956, 1957, 1958 and 1959. Strutz is regarded as one of the first multi-sport athletes that Cretin, Derham Hall and Cretin-Derham Hall has produced.

Upon graduation from Cretin High School, Strutz attended the University of Nebraska as a football scholarship athlete. Strutz also went on to play professional baseball in Dodgers organization.

Coach Tom Warner - Class of 2024

Tom Warner was a longtime football and baseball coach at Cretin High School. Warner’s football team at Cretin High School can be remembered for winning four consecutive state championships from 1957 - 1960 while compiling a 32-0 win/loss record. In his 10 years as Cretin football coach Warner had a win/loss record of 73-6-2. Warner left Cretin High School to the University of South Dakota where he served as an assistant football coach and an assistant athletic director. Warner then moved to Butler University where he was the school’s football and baseball coach. Warner attended DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis and then graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1951. Warner passed away in 1975. 

 

1965 Cretin Wrestling Team - State Champions - Class of 2024

15-1 Overall Record

1965 State Champions

1984 Derham Hall Basketball - St. Paul City Conference Champion, Region 3AA Champion, MSHSL Class AA Consolation Champion - Class of 2024

26-1 Overall Record
St. Paul City Conference Champion
Region 3AA Champion
State AA Consolation Champion

1996 Raider Baseball Team - St. Paul City Conference Champions, Twin City Champion, Region 3AA Champion, Region 3AA Academic Champion. MSHSL State AA Champion - Class of 2024

26-2 Overall Record
St. Paul City Conference Champions
Twin City Champion
Region 3AA Champion
Region 3AA Academic Champion
                                              MSHSL State AA Champion

1997 Raider Baseball Team - St. Paul City Conference Champions, Twin City Champion, Region 3AA Champion, Region 3AA Academic Champion, MSHSL State AA Champion - Class of 2024

26-2 Overall Record
St. Paul City Conference Champions
Twin City Champion
Region 3AA Champion
Region 3AA Academic Champion
                                              MSHSL State AA Champion

1998 Raider Baseball Team - St. Paul City Conference Champions, Twin City Champion, Region 3AA Champion, Region 3AA Academic Champion, MSHSL State AA Champion - Class of 2024

29-0 Overall Record
St. Paul City Conference Champions
Twin City Champion
Region 3AA Champion
Region 3AA Academic Champion
                                              MSHSL State AA Champion

1998 Raider Girls Basketball Team - St. Paul City Conference Champion, Section 3AAAA Champion, MSHSL State AAAA Runner-Up - Class of 2024

23-5 Overall Record
St. Paul City Conference Champion
Section 3AAAA Champion
MSHSL State AAAA Runner-Up