De La Salle High School’s 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame includes six individual athletes, two teams and one longtime supporter of Spartan athletics. The inductees will be honored on the Sept. 20-22 weekend at the Concord campus.
The alumni will be recognized during a halftime ceremony at the De La Salle-Buchanan football game on Sept. The afternoon celebration and Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 3 p.m., in the Kenneth H. Hofmann Student Center.
The 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees:
Justin Alumbaugh (Class of 1998) was a two-sport varsity star in football and baseball. He was a 1997 all-state selection on offense and defense in football and an all-state baseball honoree in 1998. He was the varsity football team captain and helped extend the Spartan football team win streak to 73 games, breaking the previous national record. After graduating from De La Salle, Alumbaugh attended UCLA, where he was a walk-on baseball player. Before he began his first classes at UCLA, he started coaching football at De La Salle, and would continue for the next four years before UCLA classes began each fall. After graduating from UCLA in 2002, Alumbaugh began as a long-term substitute and coach football at DLS, eventually taking over as the head varsity football coach in 2013.
Brian Bacharach (2002) was a two-time all-America in water polo, three-time, all-North Coast Section selection, as well as a NCS MVP and Junior Olympic all-America while at De La Salle. He helped the Spartans capture NCS water polo titles in 2000 and 2001 and helped Team USA to a Junior Olympic water polo championship in 2000. He led the Spartans in scoring three consecutive years, tallying over 300 career goals. Bacharach also competed on the varsity swimming team for four years, earning all-America honors. He competed for the USA in the 2000 Maccabi Games in Israel in swimming. In 2003, Bacharach was a senior nationals all-America. In the summer of 2005, he earned first team all-America honors as a member of the Lamorinda Water Polo Club. Bacharach went to Cal Berkeley, where he was a four-year letterman in water polo.
Matthew Boelk (2000) helped lead the volleyball program to its first three NCS championships, including a 33-1 record his senior season. He was twice named to Volleyball Magazine’s Fab 50 All-League Team when he led the Spartans in aces and kills during his junior and senior seasons. He also set a high school and league record in his junior season with 47 kills in a match. Boelk earned All-Bay Valley Athletic League honors for two years in a row. His junior year, he led the Spartans with 210 kills. Boelk was also selected to the Contra Costa Times Top 100 Athletes in 2000. After graduating from De La Salle, Boelk went to UC Santa Barbara on a Division I volleyball.
Parker Hanks (2004) was a three-year starter in baseball as a catcher, and in football as a linebacker. On the football field, he was a first team All-BVAL selection, second-team all-state linebacker as a junior and senior and was named the Contra Costa Times Defensive Player of the Year and the 2004 DLS Athlete of the Year. Hanks led the football team in tackles his junior and senior years as a part of back-to-back Spartan national championship football teams. Hanks was named all-state in baseball as a junior and was a first team all-state selection as a senior, when he was selected to play in the Area Code Games and was named to the Team One Top-10 West team. Hanks began his college career at UCLA on a baseball scholarship, before transferring to Vanderbilt University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Human and Organization Development.
Terrance (TK) Kelly (2004) was named by the coaching staff as the MVP after he helped the school win its fifth USA Today national title in 2003. Kelly was a versatile athlete, who started at runningback during his senior season when injuries struck the Spartans’ backfield. He also started at linebacker, making 122 tackles, two interceptions and one fumble recovery. Kelly was an all-BVAL selection at runningback and linebacker. Ranked No. 4 on the Contra Costa Times “Cream of the Crop” list of the region’s top college football prospects for 2004, Kelly was named all-state and all-Times. He was named one of the Contra Costa Times’ Top 100 athletes of 2004. He also earned a full-ride athletic football scholarship to the University of Oregon.
Robert (Bam) Portis (1994) was a two-sport star in football and baseball. He was a runningback and cornerback in football and played outfield and pitched for the baseball team. Portis is listed as a member of the 30 years of the Cream of the Crop (Bay Area News Group). Portis earned all-East Bay and all-Times honors in 1993. He ranked No. 18 on the East Bay Cream of the Crop in 1994, was on the top recruiting list for high school football and was invited to the 1994 North-South Prep All-Star Game.
Portis received a full athletic scholarship to the University of Colorado, Boulder to play football.
Brother Raymond Michael Saggau “embodies what it means to be a De La Salle Spartan. He’s provided guidance to countless students, faculty and staff over the years.” His dedication and commitment to DLS Athletics has been an inspiration to so many. He worked at De La Salle from 1967-69 as vice principal, teacher and sub-director. He returned to De La Salle from 1996 through 2018 in various. Brother Michael also worked at a number of other Catholic schools including Saint Mary’s College, San Joaquin Memorial High School in Fresno and Sacred Heart Cathedral in San Francisco.
2006 Golf team won the Northern California championship and the CIF State golf championship, earning De La Salle’s first state golf title. The Spartans edged San Diego Cathedral Catholic by one stroke for the CIF Boys State Golf Championship at the Santa Maria County Club. The State championship was a perfect ending for De La Salle’s season, which, according to its players, hadn’t played a complete round all season.
1995 Football team was undefeated in 13 games, won the school’s fourth consecutive NCS championship and extended the Spartans historic win streak to 52 games. Bob Ladouceur earned the National Football League’s inaugural High School Coach of the Year award. After completing the fourth straight undefeated season, the 1995 football team were State Champions and finished the year ranked in the top-10 nationally.
Registration for the induction ceremony is online at dlshs.org/athletics/hall-of-fame. For more information contact director of alumni relations Lloyd Schine by phone at 288-8171 or schineL@dlshs.org.