RSM Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Seven alumni and one coach were inducted into the St. Mary’s Hall of Fame at the Friday, January 25, 2019, home basketball game. Heading into the fall of 1998, Remsen St. Mary’s hadn’t qualified a team for state in any sport in over a decade. The boys’ cross country team, coached by Mr. Craig Hoffman, changed that by placing second at the Class 1A District meet in Hawarden with 108 points. Sioux Central also scored 108 points and won the tiebreaker. During the season, the Hawks won team titles at the West Sioux Invitational and Kingsley-Pierson Invitational, where Brett Bacan, Matt Steichen and Nate Treinen finished 1-2-3. At the state meet, the Hawks placed 15th.
Four members of the 1998 cross-country team went on to run in college and two have coached collegiately. Twenty years later, Bacan and Steichen’s school records still stand.
St. Mary’s carried its athletic success over into the following spring when the boys track team won its first district title ever and placed second at the state meet, and Bacan and Sarah Arens combined to win four individual state championships.
Members of the 1998 boys’ cross country team were: seniors Brett Bacan (all-conference and all-district, 15th at state), Nate Treinen and Brent Harpenau; juniors Reggie Miller and Dusty Colling; and freshman Matt Steichen (all-conference and all-district), and Coach Craig Hoffman.
Congratulations again to the 1998-1999 Remsen St. Mary’s Cross Country Team and welcome to the St. Mary’s Hall of Fame.
The second inductee is 2000 graduate Katrina Klein Homan.
Katrina Klein was one of the best athletes to attend Remsen St. Mary’s. She has a record that has never been broken, as she earned the maximum number of letters during her time: four in volleyball, basketball and track, five in softball, and she was also on the first ever school bowling team which qualified for State in 1999.
Katrina was an all-conference volleyball player. One game that is well remembered was the district final game against #12 Gehlen. After being down two sets, Katrina helped lead the team to game five and had the greatest dig in RSM history to win the game 16-14!
Katrina, also known as “Kat-Dog” or “El Gato” in basketball, was a standout player. When she graduated in 2000, she was the school’s all-time leading scorer and all-time leading rebounder. She ended her career with 657 points (while never attempting a 3 pt. shot), 547 rebounds and 154 steals. She broke several records including: 17 rebounds in a game and the number of free throws made and attempted in the 1999-2000 season. Honors earned were in All-conference, District, County and CYO.
In track, Katrina broke records in the shot put and the distance medley relay. She was a member of the State Qualifying Distance Medley Relay in 1999.
On the softball field, Katrina was referred to as “Double Dime”. She was an offensive and defensive threat for the Hawks. As the center fielder, she led the team to the 1999 State Tournament. She made a diving catch in the game against #1 Manson Northwest Webster that took the RSM team to state. Katrina made first team all-conference in softball three years and received honorable mention the other years.
Katrina went on to play both volleyball and softball at Briar Cliff University.
Katrina is married to Jeremy Homan (2000 RSM Grad) and they have five children: Brady, Collin, Chloe, Braya and Claire, all who attend or will attend Remsen St. Mary’s.
Congratulations again, Katrina, and welcome to the St. Mary’s Hall of Fame.