The William C. Ackmann Memorial Athletic Hall of Fame honors the most celebrated athletes of Concordia University Wisconsin. Each year we proudly induct exceptional CUW faculty, staff, students or alumni into the Hall of Fame for their contributions to CUW Athletics Department.
RYAN WIETOR (’05)
Ryan Wietor was one of the greatest men’s basketball players to ever put on a Falcons uniform during his two years at Concordia Wisconsin. He scored 918 points in 43 careers game and is known as one of the most gifted scorers and big men to compete for the university.
The two-time All-Lake Michigan Conference First Team and Concordia Invitational Tournament MVP honoree is the program’s all-time leader in free throw percentage at 88.3. Wietor holds the school’s single-season record for points per game at 22.3 and points scored with 580 during the 2003-04 season. The forward scored over 20 points in over half of his games played during his two years, including a stretch of five games in 2003-04 when he shot 67.2 percent from the field and averaged 25 points. He was also a team MVP and captain.
Upon graduating, he stayed within the area and was the West Bend West High School boy’s basketball coach and a teacher for 10 years.
NEIL BOCKELMANN (’66)
Neil Bockelmann was an outstanding basketball player from 1961 to 1966, winning a Wisconsin Lutheran Invitational title in 1963 and 1964. He was also the team’s leading scorer and once scored a school record 42 points against Northwestern. During his time as a student, he was a dorm counselor, member of the Homecoming Committee and of the Falcon’s Club from 1963 to 1966. He graduated from Concordia Senior College in 1968 and earned his Master’s Degree from Concordia Seminary St. Louis in 1972. Bockelmann has served as an LCMS pastor for 47 years.
ERIN (HENRICH) KEHL (’10)
Erin (Henrich) Kehl was a talented women’s tennis player during her four years as a Falcon, winning conference Player of the Year honors three times, while also being named conference Rookie of the Year. She graduated as the program’s all-time leader in career singles and doubles victories.
Erin amassed 109 victories throughout her four years, including 51 as a singles player and 58 when in doubles competition. Kehl had her best season as a senior, accumulating 42 combined victories, which included a 22-2 record in doubles play. She helped the Falcons win two league titles (2006, 2007), while also capturing four conference championships at No. 1 doubles (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) and a trio of championships at No. 1 singles (2006, 2007, 2009).
Kehl was the Concordia Wisconsin Female Athlete of the Year in 2008. Upon graduation, she moved to New Orleans with her husband and works as an oncology nurse.
2002 MEN’S SOCCER
Concordia Wisconsin’s 2002 men’s soccer team was one of the most dominant in program history, winning 16 matches and advancing to the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament. The 2002 team was the first team in program history to win a NCAA Division III Tournament match.
The Falcons had the most potent offense in the Lake Michigan Conference that season, averaging 3.67 goals in six contests and also led the league with a 0.79 goals-against average. They recorded 10 shutouts during the season, including six in a row in the middle of the season. They compiled an 8-1-1 record at home and did not lose a match for 12-straight contests.
Concordia Wisconsin was led by Steve Dziatkiewicz, who was the LMC Player of the Year, and Peter Schreiber, who earned LMC Rookie of the Year honors. Tom Saleska was also named Co-LMC Coach of the Year.
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