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Class of '71 SM HOF


Welcome to Class of '71 St. Mary's Hall of Fame Page

2024 Ron Stockmann; Individual Athlete

January 20, 2024, before a record crowd of over 400, Ron Stockmann was inducted into St Mary's Hall of Fame.  After being a starter on the State Champion 1970 soccer team Ron earned a scholarship to University of Pennsylvania where in 1973-1974 his team was an NCAA quarter finalist and Middle Atlantic League Champion.  In Junior cup, Ron played with several other Dragons on SECO's team. Ron married Patrice, his life long sweetheart. At his induction, Ron was supported by his family, SECO teammates and several from class of '71. Class of '71 classmates present were; Kevin Thorpe, Larry Thaier, Frank Flesch, Daniel Armbruster, Ed Greaving, Glen Haman and Rick LaGrotta. 








Ron and Patrice at his 2024 SM HOF induction banquet

Above is the SECO team on which Ron played with several '71 dragons including; Kevin Thorpe,
Joe Kreft, John Roeslein, Chuck Schwarz and Frank Flesch.

Above is Ron's 13-3 University of Pennsylvania 1973-1974 Middle Atlantic Champion team


In 1993, at the first St Mary's Hall of Fame banquet, the 1970 Missouri State Champion Soccer Team was inducted. 
On January 20, 2024 Ron Stockmann joined two '71 classmates from this team to be inducted as an individual athlete.    

Congratulations Ron and all 2024 Inductees, including Michael Greaving, Ed's son who's 2004 State Champion volley ball team was inducted.
To see all photos from the 2024 SM HOF induction banquet, click here


2018 John Roeslein; Individual Athlete

October 27, 2018 Long overdue, classmate John Roeslein was inducted into St Mary's Hall of Fame.  John played varsity soccer all 4-years at St Mary's and was a big part of the 1970 Missouri State Champion Team. It was John who recruited classmate and now fellow SM HOF memeber Frank Flesch to play Dragon Soccer.  John is also a member of the St Louis Soccer Hall of Fame.






1963 CSMAC Youth Soccer Team

Tom Fitzsimmons provided the above photo in which he is pictured as well as John Roeslein.  Tom and John are at opposite ends of the kneeling row.  One or two other dragons are in this photo.  The boy in the second row making the silly face is John Heet.  Dennis Rhode is standing behind Tom.  There may be other dragons I don't recognize. Also if you have any photos to help commorate John Roeslein's induction, please send them so they can be posted here.


Tony Davis of the HOF committee provided this photo of John Playing for the Americans vs Connecticut Yankees
In this match John scored 2 goals in the 3-0 victory


Playing for St Louis Pepsi John with a header in a game against
Chicago Coatians for the Midwest Open Cup Title.

John went on to successfully coach Busch Soccer


2012 Frank Flesch; Individual Athlete

At a sold out banquet on November 17, 2012 over 400 were present in St. Mary's Gym to honor all 2012 inductees along with Frank Flesch as they entered St. Mary's Hall of Fame. 

Many of us remember Frank as the always smiling, wise-cracking guy wearing the big St Mary's letter sweater.  We may even reacall he was a key member of the 1970 State Champion Soccer team.  We may not be familiar with all of his athletic and other activities.  On this page we honor Frank's accomplishments that gained him entry into St Mary's Hall of Fame.


Fun Facts about Frank

Frank didn't play soccer at SM until his junior year.  Frank was recruited by John Roeslein '71 to play on what was to be the 1970 Missouri State Championship team. 

Frank's chosen sport was baseball.  As a freshman at St Mary's it was Frank's great speed that got him cut from the team...Coach Newhouse wanted him for track!

Frank lettered 3-years as a Varsity Band flute player!

Both Frank's sons; Tom and Frank II were on St Mary's championship athletic teams.  Frank II played on the 2000 State Champion soccer team.  Tom played on the 2002 State Champion runner-up baseball team.

Fall 1969, playing B-team football at SM wearing number 41 (soon to be Tom Garavaglia's number) Frank, channeling Mike Summers '68, was called up to play varsity football for the final two games of the season.

Frank played C-team basketball.  Always displaying good sportsmanship, Frank never once slam-dunked the ball.



The following was submitted 12-2-2011 on Frank's behalf to St. Mary's Hall of Fame Committee. 

Tony Davis; President St Mary's Alumni Association,

Again, thanks for doing such a nice job last night at the SM Alumni Christmas Party. Happy to learn we agree Frank Flesch should be inducted as an individual athlete into St Mary's Hall of fame. Being classmates of Frank's we witnessed first hand his athletic abilities while at St Mary's.  At every match all of us were thrilled watching his skill and agility on the soccer field. What made it more exciting was, with Frank's explosive speed and power, he played like a man twice his size. Being the consummate nice-guy, Frank transcended clicks and petty squabbles that often occur in high school and was truly liked and respected by every teacher, coach and member of our class. As his classmates and friends, we are honored nominate Frank Flesch for the St Mary's Hall of Fame.

Attached is the dossier as promised. If you need additional information please let us know.

Best regards,

Daniel Armbruster '71,                     

Rick LaGrotta '71


Frank J. Flesch

St Mary’s Class of ‘71

St Mary’s High School Hall of Fame Bio

Nominated by: Rick LaGrotta and Daniel Armbruster on behalf of SM class ‘71



Youth leagues

SECO Jets - National Junior Cup Champion - 1971 (Coached by T.D. Vasquez)


St Mary’s Soccer

1969-1970            State Championship team

1970-1971            Runner up State Championship team

1971                     Soccer – MVP

University of Missouri Saint Louis

1973                     NCAA Division II National Soccer Championship team

1971, 1974           Outstanding College Athlete of America

1974                     All Midwest Selection

1974                     Selected to Participate in the Senior Bowl

1974                     MVP

1974                     Recipient of the Timothy F. Smith Leadership & Sportsmanship Award

1971-1974            Career Scoring Leader

2004                     Inducted into UMSL Sports Hall of Fame



1975                     #1 draft-pick Denver Kicks of the NASL


Adult Club play

1971-1980 Kutis Soccer Club

League champion 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978

Missouri Open champion 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979

John Marre Cup champion 1977

Kutis St. Louis All-Star (All-Stars vs. VFB Stuttgart) - 1978

Kutis St. Louis Stars Booster Club - Outstanding Amateur Player Senior Division - 1974


Other Honors

2012 elected Treasurer of executive board of St Louis Soccer HOF

2009 Inducted into St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame

1993 Inducted into St Mary’s HOF with 1970 State Champion Soccer Team



Youth Soccer


Multi-Sport Athlete at St. Mary’s

              St Mary’s Track 1968, 1969, 1970

              St Mary’s B-Team Football 1968

              St Mary’s C-Team Basketball 1967-8

              St Mary's C-Team Football 1967


Meritorious Service to St Mary’s High School

2011 volunteered for many weeks to inventory, codify and manage bequeathed assets of Leo’s Liquor Store for the benefit of St Mary’s High School

St Mary’s Alumni Association 20+ years

President: 4 years

Vice President:  2yrs

Treasurer: 4yrs

Secretary for 4 yrs

Past President

Currently chairman of the finance committee of St Mary’s Board of Directors

20-years St Mary’s Football Home game play-by-play announcer

Father of two St. Mary’s Graduates

Class of ’71 perennial reunion co-chairman


2009 when Frank was inducted into the St Louis Soccer HOF the following was posted in the program:


1971-74  UMSL
1971-80  Kutis                                   

1973                                   UMSL NC-NCAA Division 2 National Champs
1972-74-75-76-77-78         Kutis St. Louis League Champs
1977                                   Kutis MO Amateur Cup Champions
1977                                   Kutis Johnnie Marre Cup Champs
1973-74-75-76-77-79         Kutis MO Open Cup Champions 


1972-74                UMSL Outstanding College Athlete of America
1974                     UMSL All Midwest Selection
1974                     UMSL Selected to participate in Senior Bowl
1974                     UMSL MVP
1974                     Timothy F. Smith Sportsmanship Award Recipient
1975                     Drafted by Denver Kicks (NASL)
2004                     UMSL Inducted into Sports Hall of Fame


Click here to visit the  Frank Flesch Photo Page







1994  1971 Football Team

In the second year since the inception of the St Mary's Hall of Fame the 7-1-2 1971 Football Team was inducted.

Above is a 2019 photo of Frank standing with his framed home and away SM jerseys