NDB Announces Athletics Hall of Fame Inaugural Class
Loren Gualco, Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field, 1997
Chioma Igwe, Soccer, 2004
Chioma was the WCAL Player of the Year and First Team Selection in 2004. She won two CCS Championships and one WCAL title while at NDB. After NDB, she competed at Santa Clara University and California Berkeley. Chioma has played for many U.S. national teams and played in over 130 international professional games. In 2017, she was inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame.
Sheila Langrock, Softball, 1977
Shelia was part of the 1977 Softball CCS Championship team and pitched a no-hitter against Willow Glen in the semifinal game. After NDB, she played at Cal Poly and was the recipient of one of the first women's athletic scholarships at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as a fastpitch pitcher. She is currently ranked eighth in program history with 38 victories and seventh in career shutouts. She also played on an All Star Team that toured Taiwan.
Katie Smoot, Volleyball, 2017
Katie was an integral part of the CIF State volleyball championship team, NDB's first state championship in volleyball. She was team MVP all four years on varsity, while also racking up three all-league selections while at NDB. She was named the Bay Area Player of the Year her senior year, as well as Under Armour honorable mention and ranked #63 nationally by prep volleyball. She was named an Allstate performer as a senior as well as an all-region selection and regional MVP. After her time at NDB, Katie continued her volleyball career at the University of Arizona and then UC Berkeley. She was named Pac-12 player of the week, Pac-12 honorable mention and led the Cal volleyball team in kills her senior year.
Bill Harke, NDB Athletic Director from 1993 to 1997
2004 Soccer Team
The 2004 varsity soccer team were the West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL) and Central Coast Section (CCS) outright champions. Not only did they have the Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year on the team, they had 8 players that earned WCAL First and Second team All-league recognition. Seventeen of the players on this team won back-to-back CCS championships and eleven players went on to play intercollegiate soccer.
We look forward to honoring all inaugural members and recognizing their athletic achievements at the Hall of Fame ceremony on April 20, 2024 at 12 p.m. Register to attend here.
Congratulations to the Inaugural Class!