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Duane Eugene Kuiper - PRO
Racine JI Case HS Class of 1968

Racine Case High School 1968 graduate:
(born June 19, 1950 in Racine, Wisconsin) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Cleveland Indians (1974–1981) and San Francisco Giants (1982–1985). After retiring from baseball, in 1986 Kuiper began a new career as a radio and television sportscaster. Currently he broadcasts the San Francisco Giants, and along with former major league pitcher Mike Krukow forms the broadcast duo known as "Kruk and Kuip".

Eric Ralph Rasmussen - PRO
Racine JI Case HS Class of 1970
(Formerly Harold Ralph Rasmussen
- Legally changed his name in 1977)

Eric Ralph Rasmussen (born March 22, 1952) was a 1970 Racine Case high school graduate. He is now a retired professional baseball pitcher. He played all or part of eight seasons in the majors, between 1975 and 1983. Eric was born Harold Ralph Rasmussen, but legally changed his name to Eric during the 1976-77 offseason. Rasmussen was originally selected by the Boston Red Sox in the fourth round of the January 1971 free agent draft, but opted instead to attend the University of New Orleans, where he was named first team All-America. The St. Louis Cardinals then selected him in the 32nd round of the June 1973 free agent draft. Rasmussen moved through the Cardinals' organization rapidly, reaching Triple-A with the Tulsa Drillers in just his second full season in 1975. That July, he made his major league debut, and wound up starting 13 games for the Cardinals over the rest of the season. Rasmussen started 1978 with St. Louis, but was traded to the San Diego Padres in May for outfielder George Hendrick. Rasmussen pitched Mexican League, and spent all of 1981 and part of 1982 with the Leones de Yucatán. The Cardinals brought him back to the major leagues in September, when he pitched in eight games. Rasmussen made a big splash in his American League debut, pitching his first major league shutout since 1979 against the Boston Red Sox in 1983. He spent 1984 with the Houston Astros organization, pitching for the Tucson Toros. In 1985, Rasmussen signed with the independent Miami Marlins. He was picked up by the Baltimore Orioles partway through 1986, and he spent the next season and a half with their top farm club, the Rochester Red Wings. Rasmussen became a coach in 1988 and did not stop playing professional baseball, as he went on to pitch for the Fort Myers Sun Sox for the duration of the two-year run of the Senior Professional Baseball Association in 1989-1990 before finally retiring.

Kim Piper - Merritt
Racine JI Case HS Class of 1973

Racine Case High School 1973 graduate:
Kim Piper - Merritt had a 31 year old unbroken University of Wisconsin Parkside running record. Kim is a USA pioneer of women's running.

Todd Simonsen
Racine JI Case HS Class of 1978


Todd was born in Racine and was lifelong resident. Todd consistently exerted leadership in all he was involved in. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Iowa City with both a Bachelor and Masters Degree where he played linebacker for Iowa and coached Big Ten division 1 football as a linebacker. Simonsen was then the head coach at UIU. He recruited some great defensive talent. He was drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1979. He was a member of the 1982 Rose Bowl Team where he played in the 1982 Rose Bowl and achieved All Big Ten status throughout his career. Throughout high school Todd attained All City Player Caliber at Case High School. Most recently, he actively contributed to the Case High School football program as a volunteer coach and weight training specialist. Todd established a nationally recognized Ameriprise Financial Planning Practice serving over 300 clients and developing over 18 now well established advisors.

Sadly, Simonsen passed away in June of 2007 from complications of lymphoma at Froedert Hospital in Racine, WI. He was 47.


John Vodenlich
Racine JI Case HS Class of 1982

John Vodenlich was the first two time All-American in Warhawks' baseball player in history (1989-1992). Vodenlich then earned a degree in marketing and public relations. He then played professional baseball in Europe, leading the "Zajck" or "rabbits" to the Slovenian National Championship in 1994. Vodenlich returned to Wisconsin in 1994 to become the Executive Director of Recreation at Fontana Recreation on Geneva Lake. He also returned to UW-Whitewater as an assistant coach. Vodenlich took over the reins of the Warhawk baseball team starting in 2003. He went 39-9 in his first season, taking the Warhawks to a WIAC title and a berth in the NCAA III tournament. In 2005 he upped that to 45-7 record, another WIAC title, and the Division III championship. Vodenlich added his third consecutive WIAC Title in 2006. Vodenlich was named NCAA Division III Coach of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association in 2005 & 2008 as well as being named the Baseball Man of the Year by the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association in 2005.

Sarah DeKray - PRO
Racine JI Case HS Class of 1983

Sarah DeKraay played golf in the Hoosiers' first conference title in 1986 at the University of Michigan with an amazing 58-stroke victory, the largest margin ever in the Big Ten Tournament. (Hoosier is a title and award). Sarah DeKraay and her team gave Indiana its first conference crown. DeKraay also became the first Indiana player to earn medalist honors at the conference championship. A Hoosier has won the honor a total of 10 times, two more than any other school, Indiana University; Big Ten Women’s Golf Champion, All-American (Honorable Mention), Wisconsin State Women’s Golf Champion, Wisconsin State High School Girls Golf Champion , Competed on the European Professional Women’s Golf Tour and Asian Professional Women’s Golf Tour.B.S. Marketing, Indiana University, 1988. J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 2001. M.B.A., University of Wisconsin Business School, 2002. Sarah is an attorney and practices law in Sun Prairie, WI.

Tom Sorenson - PRO
Racine JI Case HS Class of 1988

Racine Case High School graduate:
(born April 6, 1971 in Racine, Wisconsin). World famous Volleyball player: 1991 Major international competition, 1995 World Cup, 1995 World League, 1995 Pan American Games (silver), 1994 FIVB Super Four ... 1994 World Championship (bronze), 1994 World League ... 1993 FIVB Grand Champions Cup ... 1993 NORCECA Zone Championship (silver) ... 1993 World League ... 1991 Pan American Games ... 1991 World League. Highlights with USA National Team: One of top offensive weapons for Team USA in 1993, 1994 and 1995.


Susie Ketchum Johnson
Racine JI Case HS Class of 1988

Susie Ketchum Johnson was a graduate of Case High School in 1988. She attended Idaho State and was an athlete that was inducted into the 2003 Idaho State Sports Hall of Fame for Volleyball and Track (1989-93).

Susie Ketchum Johnson is a coach at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
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Sam Veit
Racine JI Case HS Class of 1991

Case High School Football 1991
Sam Veit started as a punting position as a freshman at the University Wisconsin Badgers in 1991 and stayed there for the remainder of his college career, ending with the greatest honor of all, a Rose Bowl win in 1994.

Sam currently ranks fourth in school history in punting yards with 8,016 yards.

Veit remains active with both the University and football to this day,
teaching consumer science classes as well as kicking and punting to area players.

Current UW punter, Brad Norton, who started working with Veit during his sophomore year of high school, is a testament to Viet's teaching methods.

Veit owns an advertising agency called Veit Direct Marketing and is a Lecturer with the School of Human Ecology at UW. He gives private punting/kicking lessons in the Muskego, WI area during the summer.

Jesse Marsch
Racine JI Case HS Class of 1991

Racine Case High School 1991 graduate:
Jesse Marsch (born November 8, 1973 in Racine, Wisconsin) is a retired American soccer midfielder who currently serves as an assistant for the U.S. national team. He spent fourteen seasons in Major League Soccer, winning three league and four U.S. Open Cup titles. He was a 2001 MLS All Star and earned two caps with the United States men's national soccer team.
Marsch played college soccer at Princeton University, where he was an All-American in 1995, after scoring 16 goals as a midfielder/forward. He was drafted by D.C. United (their assistant coach was his coach at Princeton, Bob Bradley) in the third round of the 1996 MLS College Draft.
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Marsch spent the next two seasons with DC, but only played in 15 games. Bradley, the first coach of the expansion Chicago Fire, acquired Marsch soon after the Expansion Draft in exchange for A.J. Wood and a second-round pick in the 1998 College Draft. Marsch immediately became a regular for the Fire and was a mainstay in their lineup through the 2005 season. He helped the team to the 1998 MLS Cup, giving him three in three seasons in the league. With the Fire, Marsh also won the US Open Cup in 1998, 2000, and 2003. After the 2005 season, Marsch was traded to his old coach Bradley and Chivas USA. He left the Fire as the club's all-time leader in regular season games played with 200.

Marsch is one of three players to have played in each of the first 14 seasons of Major League Soccer. With the move of Steve Ralston to AC St. Louis of USSF Division 2, DC United's Jaime Moreno became the only player to have played in every MLS season when the 2010 MLS season began. Marsch was also the first player to win three MLS Cup championships. On February 5, 2010 the American midfielder retired, having played for Chivas USA from 2006-2009.

Marsch received two caps with the United States national team. His first came in a scoreless world cup qualifier tie with Trinidad and Tobago on November 11, 2001. He came on for Joe-Max Moore in the 82nd minute. He was not called up again to the national team until June 2, 2007 when he came on for Benny Feilhaber in a June 2, 2007 victory over China.

Following his retirement on February 5, 2010, Marsch was hired as an assistant coach with the United States men's national soccer team.

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