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Hillcrest Academy
Hall of Fame

Hillcrest's inaugural Hall of Fame banquet is Thursday, May 25 at 5:30pm
Cost is $35 per person or $250 per table (seats 8)
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Bill Colbeck was a passionate coach whose intense work with players brought them to new heights and helped solidify Hillcrest's strong competitive athletic program.

Bill Colbeck was a passionate coach whose intense work with players brought them to new heights and helped solidify Hillcrest's strong competitive athletic program.

Bill Colbeck - Administrator and 1960's inductee

As Principal and Athletic Director at Hillcrest, William Colbeck, known to friends as Bill, was a catalyst for organized non-intramural league play for Hillcrest athletics. Colbeck's emphasis on excellence inside and outside the classroom drove teams to enhance their competitive abilities, eventually moving Hillcrest into the Minnesota State High School League. 

Colbeck led numerous teams to tournament play in the MSHSL as Hillcrest's football and boys basketball coach. 


Jody (Christenson) Brasel was a dominant force in Hillcrest athletics. Fans and coaches who saw her play say there hasn't been as dominant a female athlete at Hillcrest since Jodi's time.

Jody (Christenson) Brasel was a dominant force in Hillcrest athletics. Fans and coaches who saw her play say there hasn't been as dominant a female athlete at Hillcrest since Jodi's time.

JodY (Christenson) brasel - 1970's inductee

Jody is categorically the most gifted and dominant female athlete in Hillcrest history. She excelled in both volleyball and basketball, where she functioned as a natural team leader on both teams her junior and senior years. 


Scott Colbeck continues to be the bar at which all Hillcrest basketball players strive to reach. His disciplined approach allowed him to play ambitextriously, faking out defenders on his way to Hillcrest's scoring title.  

Scott Colbeck continues to be the bar at which all Hillcrest basketball players strive to reach. His disciplined approach allowed him to play ambitextriously, faking out defenders on his way to Hillcrest's scoring title.  

Scott Colbeck - 1980's inductee

Scott Colbeck held Hillcrest's scoring title for 26 years, scoring 1206 career points and was Hillcrest's first 1000 point scorer since records were tabulated. His success on the hardwood translated to the golf course where he was known for accomplishments.


Jesse Keller was part of a special group of players who earned the second place trophy for 9-Man Football in 1999. Keller was a blur in competition, not only burning up the football field, but setting records on the track.

Jesse Keller was part of a special group of players who earned the second place trophy for 9-Man Football in 1999. Keller was a blur in competition, not only burning up the football field, but setting records on the track.

Jesse Keller - 1990's Inductee

Jesse Keller may very well be the fastest Hillcrest athlete of all time. His track records are still announced at meets in the area, where Keller dominated competition on his way to State competition both his junior and senior years. He added a special weapon to Richard Risbrudt's 1999 football team that walked home with the second place trophy. Keller was a dangerous kick-off and punt returner, who lined up in the back field to consistently outrun opponents. 


Nick, holding Hillcrest only State Championship Trophy, is standing next to his twin brother, Luke Hansen. The two were part of some of Hillcrest's most talented sports classes where they frequently earned trips to the State tournament in football, basketball, baseball, and track. Nick was dominant force in football and basketball in spite of a back injury that sidelined him for two years. 

Nick, holding Hillcrest only State Championship Trophy, is standing next to his twin brother, Luke Hansen. The two were part of some of Hillcrest's most talented sports classes where they frequently earned trips to the State tournament in football, basketball, baseball, and track. Nick was dominant force in football and basketball in spite of a back injury that sidelined him for two years. 

Nick Hansen - 2000's Inductee

Nick Hansen overcame a significant back injury his sophomore year that took away two years of his basketball and football career at Hillcrest. The setback didn't keep Nick from earning accolades. His football career continues to be the standard of excellence at Hillcrest, noting special attention to his faith as he walked back to the football field his senior year to earn Hillcrest's only State Championship with his teammates. No other player has been considered a more gifted and effective tight-end or defensive force. Nick is also a member of the 1000 point club, earning trips to the state tournament as a freshman and junior before leading Hillcrest to a number 1 state ranking his senior year. Nick is a member of the 1000 point club, despite his injury setback. 


Jared's success on the court is marked by his contagious smile. During his senior year he led the Comets to a third place finish in the state basketball tournament, earning an All-State award during the competition.

Jared's success on the court is marked by his contagious smile. During his senior year he led the Comets to a third place finish in the state basketball tournament, earning an All-State award during the competition.

Jared Schultz - 2010's Inductee

Jared is known by many as Hillcrest's most gifted all-around athlete. Many marveled at his natural ability to excel in any sport he tried. During Jared's time at Hillcrest he earned many accolades, marching his team to both football and basketball tournament success. During his post-season experience, Jared earned All-State recognition in both Football and Basketball during his senior year. 


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Jorgen Greve - Danielsen School Inductee

Honored by his coach, Rod Jensen, as an extremely gifted player, Jorgen Greve gave Comet fans a lot to cheer about. He left a significant mark on the state soccer scene during his one year at Hillcrest, scoring 47 goals in the regular season as he marched the Comets to the state tournament.