Former NFL players Matt Gutierrez and Demetrius Williams are part of De La Salle High's 2014 athletic hall of fame class.
The new inductees, who also include Rob Lambert, Greg Brown-Davis, Joe See, John Wilhelmy, the 1985 football team and the 1996 soccer team, were announced last week. Sean Farnham will also be honored at the Oct. 26 induction ceremony as the school's Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.
Williams and Gutierrez both played football for De La Salle during the program's national-record 151-game winning streak.
Gutierrez played at Michigan and Idaho State before he entered the NFL, and Williams was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens out of Oregon. Both athletes also played basketball for De La Salle.
Lambert, a 1981 graduate, was a standout in football and baseball.
Brown-Davis (1997) excelled in football, wrestling and diving.
See (2001) was a four-year varsity basketball player who led De La Salle to a state championship while setting school scoring records.
Wilhelmy, an orthopedic surgeon, is the father of three De La Salle graduates and was instrumental in building the school's close relationship with Muir Orthopaedic Specialists.
The 1985 football team played before the program began its record winning streak, but was the first De La Salle team to earn a national ranking and outscored opponents 323-69 while winning the North Coast Section title.
Farnham, who will serve as master of ceremonies for the event, starred in basketball at De La Salle and is now a college analyst for ESPN.
The 1996 soccer team went undefeated and didn't allow a goal during the regular season.
The Oct. 26 ceremony is open to the public and registration will be available at www.dlshs.org.
LOCALS QUALIFY FOR AMATEUR: The East Bay will be well represented at the U.S. amateur golf championships later this month.
Dublin High's Jacob Solomon and De La Salle's Josh McCarthy (Danville) recently qualified for the boys tournament, the U.S. Junior Amateur. Alameda's Melissa Yao, Concord's Yealimi Noh and Danville's Ty Akabane are headed to the girls event, the U.S. Girls Junior.
Solomon qualified with a score of 148 at Milburn Golf and Country Club in Overland Park, Kan. while McCarthy did it closer to home, shooting a 136 at Stanford Golf Course on June 30.
Yao fired a round of 72 at Peach Tree Golf and Country Club in Marysville on June 30 to qualify for the girls tournament. She'll be joined by Noh and Akabane, who qualified ont the same date at Stockton Golf and Country Club.
The boys Junior Amateur will be held at The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Tex. from July 21-26 while the girls Junior Amateur will be played on the same dates at Forest Highlands Golf Club in Flagstaff, Ariz.
LOCALS SHINE AT MAJOR TRACK MEET: De La Salle graduate Marquis Morris, who is headed to USC, placed sixth in the men's 110-meter high hurdles at the USA Track & Field Junior Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon on July 6 with a time of 13.74.
He was second in the event at this year's CIF state track and field championships in June with a time of 13.68. In the preliminaries on July 5, Morris produced a time of 13.73 (wind-aided). St. Mary's High athlete Ja'Vion Robinson had the 13th-fastest time of 14.33 (wind-aided).
Foothill graduate Rachel Reichenbach placed second in the women's high jump. The Stanford-bound Reichenbach cleared 5 feet, 8 3/4 inches on her second attempt on July 5.
Dublin High's Mecca McGlaston, who won the CIF state championship in the girls 100 intermediate hurdles in June, was fifth in the women's 100 hurdles on July 6 with a time of 13.63.
AREA SQUAD WINS JUNIOR NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL: The Pacific Rim 17-and-under boys team of Pleasant Hill, headed by coach and founder Roger Worsley, won the first USA Junior National Volleyball Championship in Northern California history.
The team earned the historic first with a 25-20, 25-20 sweep of Balboa Bay 17Asics-Newport Beach in the championship match in Houston on July 5.
In just its fourth season, Pacific Rim was 23-0 over the summer after dominating run in the fall. The team earned the bronze medal at nationals in 2011. Pacific Rim entered the Junior Champioships as the No. 1 seed after winning the SCVA Classic the previous week.
The Pacific Rim squad boasts Worsley's two sons: Joe, the setter who was MVP of the national tourney, and his younger brother, Gage, both Campolindo High players who grew up in the sport.
The brothers are accomplished beach players as well. Joe has been training with the national team as a libero, his dad said.
With a solid core of players who have been together for four years, the the four-time regional champion Pacific Rim squad upped its level this year with two new additions from out of the area.
"Really, it was a complete team effort. It wasn't 'this guy' or 'that guy,'" coach Worsley said. "Everybody made contributions aong the way. That's why we're so fortunate to have the group we have."
Campolindo has four strong players on the squad, also including Stephen Buhl, who will be the club's first four-year graduate, and Jack Eisner.
Deer Valley star Jordan Ewert, an outside hitter, was an all-tournament selection at nationals. Sean Valsima of Clayton Valley, a middle blocker and right side hitter, also was an impact player in his return from a knee injury. Mitchell Brooks of Miramonte was a front row stalwart.