MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee School of Engineering has announced the eight-member class that will be inducted into the MSOE Athletics Hall of Fame on Jan. 12, 2019.
Chris Brandt (volleyball), Matt Burzon (hockey), Carol Cayo (basketball), Jordan Keizer (hockey), Max Martin (volleyball), Austin Meier (basketball), Matthew Olsen (wrestling), and Virgil Pope (wrestling) will be inducted in a ceremony and banquet to be held at the Kern Center.
Chris Brandt (Volleyball / 2007-10 / Darien, Illinois)
Chris Brandt was the first standout player for the men's volleyball program as it took the next step to become a national contender. During his career, the Raiders entered the national rankings for the first time in 2007 and were ranked in 12-of-13 polls in 2010 when they won the 2010 Midwest III Championship. The 2010 Midwest III Player of the Year, he posted two seasons with over 1,000 assists, including as a senior when he ranked 10th nationally with 11.51 assists per set. He remains third in school history with 120 service aces and 704 digs.
Matt Burzon (Hockey / 2003-07 / Danby, Vermont)
Matt Burzon emerged as a dominant goaltender as MSOE hockey rose to prominence. Over his last three seasons, the Raiders averaged 20 wins per season and he was named to the All-MCHA team each season. The team won three MCHA regular season titles and added a pair of Harris Cup trophies as the conference tournament champion. He capped his career with a 45-21-2 record in goal with a 2.87 goals against average, .904 save percentage, and eight shutouts.
Carol (Cayo) LeValley
(Basketball / 2009-12 / Lake Mills, Wisconsin)
Carol Cayo ushered the women's basketball team into its most prosperous era with a dominant career in the post. She averaged a double-double in each of her four seasons and finished with career averages of 15.2 points and 10.9 rebounds per game. She was named to the All-NAC First Team three times, the second team once, and was both the 2012 NAC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year. With her in the middle, the Raiders set school records for wins in a season twice, including their first-ever winning season at 17-10 record in 2011-12. She was a two-time WBCA All-America Honorable Mention selection, as well as a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American and the 2012 Academic All-America of the Year.
Jordan Keizer (Hockey / 2009-13 / Edmonton, Alberta)
Jordan Keizer was an All-American forward for the hockey team and played a key role in the Raiders' first-ever NCAA Tournament in 2013. He is second in school history with 73 goals and is tied for fourth with 129 points. He was at his best on special teams, where he notched 21 power play goals and 12 shorthanded scores—a figure that is tied for eighth-most in Division III history. His 16 game-winners are also a school record and tied for sixth in DIII history. He won three statistical national championships over his career with seven shorthanded goals and seven game-winners as a junior and then nine power play scores as a senior. He was named to the ACHA All-America West Second Team as a junior when he finished with 23 goals and 45 points.
Max Martin (Volleyball /2008-12 / Schaumburg, Illinois)
Max Martin remains the most prolific attack player in the men's volleyball program's history. His 1,261 career kills are 365 more than any other player. He is also second with 124 career aces and fourth with 655 digs. He starred for the Raiders as they ascended onto the national scene, ultimately residing in the national rankings in 12-of-13 weeks for the 2010 season when they won the Midwest III regular season and tournament championships. He was twice ranked in the top-20 nationally in kills per set, including a remarkable 4.02 k/s as a sophomore, and was ranked 19th in aces per set as a junior.
Austin Meier (Basketball / 2007-11 / Oshkosh, Wisconsin)
Austin Meier was a dominant two-way player for the men's basketball team as it began play in the NAC. He was a three-time All-NAC First-Team selection and was chosen as the 2008 NAC Freshman of the Year. He averaged 14.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 2.6 steals for his career, leading the league in steals in each of his final three seasons. Meier holds the league record for career rebounds and is second in steals. He was also a standout in the classroom, where he was twice named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team and was chosen as the CoSIDA Academic All-America of the Year as a senior.
Matthew Olsen (Wrestling / 2006-10 / Algonquin, Illinois)
Matthew Olson won over 100 matches for the wrestling team, winning a pair of Northern Wrestling Association championships in the process. At 184 pounds, he won 105 career matches and posted a .660 winning percentage, each within the top 10 in program history. His 34 wins as a senior are tied for the fourth-most in a season in school history while his 22 wins as a freshman are tied for the eighth-most by a rookie. He helped the Raiders to a pair of conference runner-up finishes and excelled in the classroom, where he was an NWCA All-America Scholar Team selection in his final season.
Virgil Pope (Wrestling / 2007-11 / Janesville, Wisconsin)
Virgil Pope excelled at 141 pounds for the wrestling team, qualifying for the NCAA Championships as a sophomore and leading the team to three top-two finishes at the league championship meets. Over his career, he posted 115 career victories, the second-most in school history, and won nearly 69 percent of his matches. He boasted two seasons with over 30 wins, one of just two wrestlers in school history to accomplish the feat. He claimed conference titles as a junior and a senior and was named to the NWCA All-America Scholar Team as a senior.