Five former standout high school student-athletes were welcomed into the Kenosha Unified School District Athletic Hall of Fame on Sunday.
In a banquet at Circa on Seventh in downtown Kenosha, Nina (Pascucci) Ferraro, Laurel (Ragalie) Hartke, Lindsey (Sebetic) McGinn, Shawn Miller and Megan Reynolds were inducted as the newest members of the KUSD Athletic Hall of Fame.
Ferraro is a 2001 Bradford graduate, Hartke is a 2008 Bradford graduate, McGinn is a 2008 Tremper graduate, Miller is a 2009 Tremper graduate and Reynolds is a 2002 Tremper graduate.
Here is a bio on each inductee:
A tennis standout from the moment she hit the court for the Red Devils, Ferraro was the team’s No. 1 singles player for four years and also earned four letters in track and field for eight total letters.
Ferraro was a four-time qualifier for the WIAA Division-1 State Tennis Tournament and was named first-team All-Southeast Conference all four years. During her senior year, Ferraro went 16-3, reached the second round of the State Tournament and garnered second-team All-State honors.
Ferraro also finished No. 3 in her graduating class, was a member of the National Honor Society and attended the University of Wisconsin, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing.
“Nina’s character shines through with many excellent attributes, such as her tireless work ethic, genuine positive outlook and attitude, confidence, integrity, leadership and appreciation for others around her,” Ferraro’s long-time tennis coach, Charles Chatman, said.
After working in the health care technology industry for 13 years, Ferraro recently transitioned into entrepreneurship and currently owns three businesses in the real estate and productivity industries.
She married her husband Mitchell in 2010, and they a 7-year-old son, Rome, and a 4-year-old daughter, Stasia. Both are current KUSD students.
Likely the most accomplished player in the history of the Bradford girls soccer program, Hartke was dominant from her freshman year on.
Over four seasons, she scored 104 goals, including 31 game-winners. She was named first-team All-Southeast Conference and first-team All-County all four years, and she was the SEC Player of the Year following her junior and senior seasons.
Additionally, Hartke was named first-team All-State her final three years in high school and following her senior year earned the state’s top honor as the Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the Year. Hartke’s leadership and talent propelled the Red Devils to back-to-back WIAA Division-1 State Tournament appearances in 2006 and 2007.
In the classroom, Hartke finished in the top 25 percent of her class and was a member of the National Honor Society.
Hartke went on to play at UW-Milwaukee, where she helped the Panthers to first-place finishes in the Horizon League in all four of her seasons there. She finished her career tied for the 10th-most goals scored in program history.
Hartke graduated with a degree in education and is currently a reading teacher at Hope Fidelis Christian School in Milwaukee and also coaches the soccer team. She married her husband Douglas in 2016. They reside in Greendale and have a 1-year-old son, Silas, and are expecting their second child in November.
One of the top female prep players to ever grace the hardwood in Kenosha, McGinn was an outstanding all-around athlete for the Trojans.
McGinn excelled in basketball but also played volleyball and softball and was a member of nine varsity rosters overall in her career at Tremper.
But basketball was her best sport.
A four-year starter and Team MVP all four years, McGinn was named first-team All-Southeast Conference four times and following her senior year garnered SEC Player of the Year honors and first-team All-State accolades. Additionally, she was the runner-up for Wisconsin’s Miss Basketball and was ranked as the No. 1 point guard in the state.
McGinn is the career leader in points scored for Tremper and ranks eighth all-time in county history among girls with 1,305.
A member of the National Honor Society, McGinn graduated in the top 15 percent of her class.
After high school, McGinn played four year on the women’s basketball team at Loyola of Chicago and graduated with a double major in business administration and sport management and marketing.
She works for Uline as a senior associate product manager and with her husband Michael has two children, 4-year-old son Luke and 1-year-old daughter Ava.
A well-rounded student-athlete, Miller earned seven total letters as a member of both Tremper’s football and baseball teams.
Miller was captain of the football and baseball teams during both his junior and senior seasons and in both years was named first-team All-Southeast Conference in both sports. He was also named the SEC Player of the Year for baseball following his senior season.
Overall, Miller was selected to the All-Area team for baseball and football three times each, led the SEC three straight years in interceptions and in baseball was named to the All-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel team and the Top 40 Milwaukee Brewer Classic Team. He ranks second all-time in Tremper’s program in hits.
Miller graduated in the top 25 percent of his class and continued his academic and athletic career at Concordia-Chicago. He was a member of the baseball team for four years, was twice named Team MVP and first-team All-Conference and finished his career second in program history in hits.
Miller coached at Concordia for three years while earning his MBA and now works as a mid-market sales executive for Paycor.
The definition of an all-around athlete, Reynolds played tennis, basketball and soccer for the Trojans.
She especially excelled in tennis, when as a freshman she led Tremper to its first WIAA Division-1 Team State Tournament and was named first-team All-Southeast Conference.
Reynolds earned first-team All-SEC accolades in each of her next three seasons, led the Trojans to two more State Team Tournaments and twice qualified for the State Individual Tournament in doubles.
An injury limited her time in basketball and soccer, but she made it back to the soccer field and as a junior earned first-team All-SEC accolades as Tremper reached the WIAA Division-1 State Tournament
During her senior year in soccer, Reynolds led the Trojans back to the State Tournament and was named All-State and an Academic All-American. She was ultimately named Team MVP for two state qualifying teams, tennis and soccer, during her senior year.
Her coaches, Todd Hardy (soccer) and Tom Pacetti (tennis) described Reynolds as “a tremendous role model and leader.”
After graduating in the top 25 percent of her class, Reynolds attended the University of Minnesota and earned a bachelor’s degree in outdoor learning and education.
In the summers, she manages a garden center just off the shores on Lake Tahoe. In the winters, she coaches at Kirkwood Mountain Resort for the Junior Expedition team, a training program for children to advance in “all-mountain” skiing.