Why Play a Sport at Rockhurst?

We are proud of our athletic heritage at Rockhurst. We don't mean this in an arrogant way, but we hope that our student athletes grow from their engagement in a program. To review some basic dates and philosophy of the athletic programs:

Why Play Sports at Rockhurst High School (click here)

Rockhurst Athletic Department Sportsmanships & Standards (click here)

Head Coaches for 2018-2019

Fall Sports
Cross country - Michael Dierks (mdierks@rockhursths.edu)
Football - Tony Severino (tseverin@rockhursths.edu)
Soccer - Chris Lawson (clawson@rockhursths.edu)
Swim & Dive - Paul Winkeler (pwinkeler@rockhursths.edu)

Winter Sports
Basketball - Pete Campbell (pcampbel@rockhursths.edu)
Wrestling - Cody Johnston (cjohnston@rockhursths.edu)

Spring Sports
Baseball - Jim DeGraw (jdegraw@rockhursths.edu)
Golf - Mark Nusbaum (mnusbaum@rockhursths.edu)
Lacrosse - Tim Reidy (treidy@rockhursths.edu)
Tennis - Mark Mills (mmills@rockhursths.edu)
Track & Field - Troy Harding (tharding@rockhursths.edu)

Team Schedules for 2018-2019

Visit our athletic website: www.gohawklets.org to learn about all our programs. Next year's schedules will be made active in the middle of June.

Fall Sports Information for 2018-19 School Year (Click for link)

Follow the Hawklets via Twitter

In an effort to keep alumni, parents and fans in the loop of Rockhurst varsity athletic events, we will be tweeting updates as much as possible from the Rockhurst Athletics account.  You can follow the account at https://twitter.com/GoHawklets.  Thank you for supporting our Hawklets, and Rock State!

Listen to Varsity Football & Basketball Broadcasts

1660 AM The Score is the radio home of Rockhurst football and basketball games!  Tune in during every varsity game (home and away) for Mark Miller, the voice of the Hawklets.  You can also download the "1660 The Score" app through Apple and Google Play.

Rockhurst Athletics 2017-18 Recap

Cross Country 2017
The XC team placed 4th at the State Championship Meet.  For the first time in program history, three Hawklet runners earned All-State honors (placing top-25 individually): Tom Seitzer '19 (5th), Peter Campbell '18 (22nd), and Wes Porter '20 (24th).

Football 2017
The Football Hawklets played through a tough schedule all season and finished with an 8-4 record.  The Rock eventually lost to Park Hill in the State Quarterfinals.  Big wins included Shawnee Mission East and Bentonville (AR).

Soccer 2017
The Soccer team won the 2017 State Championship!  In fact, the Hawklets did not lose a game to a Missouri team all season.  Rockhurst finished its year with an impressive 27-3 record en route to the program's seventh State Title.  The Rock defeated CBC in the Semifinals and Vianney in the Finals.

Swim & Dive 2017
The Aquahawks competed in the State Championship and placed 11th overall as a team.  The 200-yard medlet relay team placed 7th and Dylan Nill '20 placed 6th in the 500-yard freestyle.

Basketball 2017-18
The Basketball Hawklets won the District Championship and made a push just falling short of making the Final Four. They finished with a 22-6 record.  The team graduated five seniors, but will look for the continued development of players like Tyler Nelson '19, Darrius Hughes '19, Dalen Ridgnal '19, Glen McClintock '19 and A.J. White '19.

Wrestling 2017-18
Senior Dawson Ervie highlighted the Wrestling Hawklets' season with a State qualification - his second consecutive year earning a trip to Columbia.

Baseball 2018
The baseball season included a second consecutive District Championship vs. Lee's Summit, and a State Sectional Championship appearance.  The Hawklets finished the season with a winning mark of 20-8.  The team was led by a strong group of seniors - seven of whom will play in college.

Golf 2018
Another strong finish for the Rockhurst golf team as they finished in the top-3 at State for the 17th consecutive season. They were led by strong seniors: Thomas Benninghoff '18, Jake Propek, '18 and Carson St. Clair '18 and complemented by talented underclassmen of All-Stater, Michael Bessenbacher '20 and Liam Coughlin '21.

Lacrosse 2018
The lacrosse Hawklets continued a tradition of making the final four in the LAKC playoff - falling in the semifinals to Pembroke. They finished the season with a 13-7 record.  Brady Guck '18 was selected as an All-American.

Tennis 2018
The most decorated sport in Rockhurst athletics, the tennis team, welcomed a new coach, and returned to the podium with a 2nd place finish at the State Championships. In dual matches, Coach Mark Mills and his Hawklets were 14-1 this season. They were led by a great group of seniors: Graham Colombo '18, Max Dunmire '18, Nicholas Hare '18, and Collin Klumb '18.

Track & Field 2018
The track & field team qualified eight events for the State Championship meet in Jefferson City.  The 4x100 relay placed 8th, the 4x200 relay placed 5th, the 4x400 relay placed 11th, Micah Nelson '19 placed 8th in the 400, Wes Porter '20 placed 5th in the 1600, Tom Seitzer '19 placed 6th in the 3200, Andrew Connor '18 placed 10th in the 3200, and Will Hull '20 placed 12th in the pole vault.

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Athletic Dept. Contacts

Mr. Michael Dierks
Athletic Director
(816) 363-2036 x567

Mr. Kevin McGill
Assistant Athletic Director
(816) 363-2036 x566

Mr. Greg Buckman
Assistant Athletic Director
(816) 363-2036 x255

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