While we appreciate and respect all student athletes and the contribution they’ve made to Bishop Brossart sports, there are are few who have reached “Legend” status (at least in our eyes). To make it to this level, a student-athlete has dramatically affected the game, our hearts and our memories. This group recognized that they had something special and so did we.
A talented team that possessed extreme confidence, worked hard to accomplish their goals, and were able to overcome adversity & got the job done.
& Drew Burns
For three seasons, 2011-2014, Drew Burns and Alex Trentman would dominate the Brossart Mustangs front-court landscape. Together they would score 2011 points, pull down 1001 rebounds, shoot 58% from the field (716-1234), block 118 shots and be a major contributing part of teams that compiled a 69-19 win-loss record while recording three consecutive 20 game wins seasons.
Carson Schirmer & Steven Verst
During their careers Carson played in 104 varsity games and Verst 92, contributing to 72 Mustang victories.
Coach Willie Schlarman
Coach Willie Schlarman served seven years, from 1997-2004, as the head coach of the Bishop Brossart Mustangs. His record at Brossart High School was 141 wins versus 76 losses making him the winningest coach in school history.
Ethan never played a day of Junior Varsity basketball beyond his freshman year. He made the jump from Freshman Team starter to Varsity Starter as a sophomore, where he embarked on a string of playing in 89 consecutive varsity games. He was named 10th Region All-Region – Honorable Mention,
both his sophomore and junior seasons, and First Team his senior year.
Two-sport Mustang superstar Evan McDole has the distinction of being the only player in Brossart history to have never competed in freshmen or junior varsity competition prior to playing on the varsity level. In addition to being inducted into the 10th Region Hall of Fame in 2014, he was inducted into the Bishop Brossart Sports Hall of Fame in 2015 for his prowess on the baseball diamond, as well as his impact on the hardwood.
Jacob Rieger was the ideal student-athlete. Four years honors student, four year member of the National Honors Society, and four-year varsity contributor to the Brossart Mustangs basketball program, who received an academic/athletic scholarship to Hanover College, following his high school playing days.
Saunders amassed 1297 point while starting all four years, ranking him fifth on the all- time St. Mary/Brossart scoring leaders’ list. He holds the school record for Highest 3pt Field Goal Percentage at 47%, achieved during his junior season. He scored double- figures 65 times, put up over 20 on 13 occasions, and surpassed the 30 points mark twice.
Tough guys with big hearts who never gave less than 100%, this tandem of Jon Lloyd and Nick Ziegler became known throughout the state as “THE JUNKYARD DOGS’ because of their defensive tenacity in the State Tournament Game vs Graves County, in which they were largely responsible for forcing 16 second half Graves turnovers allowing us to overcome a seven point first half deficit and win the game.
Two-sport Mustang that Coach Willie Schlarman calls Justin Seiter the greatest athlete he has ever coached. Pause for a moment and grasp the magnitude of that statement. He also earned a scholarship to play baseball at Morehead State University. His famous number 35 jersey was retired on December 20, 2009. While Justin’s notoriety may have come in basketball, baseball may well have been his best sport.
His 1779 points leads ALL career Mustang scorers, despite sitting out much of his junior year to a broken ankle sustained at Green and White “Meet the Team” Night. He wasn’t “just a player” – he was a performer and every game was showtime, the court was his stage. He thrilled the home folks and wowed his opponents.
It was Smitty’s defensive efforts in big games vs Mason County…where he guarded Mr. Basketball Chris Lofton that motivated Mason County Head Coach Kelly Wells to tab the lanky Mustang as a great college prospect and recruit the 6’6″ guard/forward to Hawaii Pacific University when Wells took an assistant job there that season.
Scott was named to the 38th District All-Tournament Team in his senior season. Less than two weeks later, he scored sixteen points in the second half of our State Tournament game with Graves County, spearheading a Mustang rally and come from behind victory. For his efforts, Scott was honored as our MVP. What a fitting, climatic ending to a storybook career.
Read some of Dave Schabell’s editorials from over the years.