Two former Fort Loramie High School standouts have or soon will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at the colleges they attended.
Faye (Barhorst) Barlage will be inducted today into the University of Dayton Hall of Fame after an outstanding career in volleyball. The ceremony will take place at halftime of the 2 p.m. men’s basketball game against St. Bonaventure at the UD Arena.
And Mallory (Albers) Pleiman was inducted into the Hall of Fame at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth for her performance in women’s basketball.
Faye (Barhorst) Barlage
Barlage was a key cog when the University of Dayton volleyball team broke through and not only reached the NCAA tournament, but won a match in its very first NCAA tournament appearance. The Flyers knocked off Michigan State in the NCAA debut in 2003.
A three-time American Volleyball Coaches AQssociation (AVCA) Honorable Mention All-American, the Fort Loramie grad holds the UD career records for career kills (1,796, more than 100 better than the next player), solo blocks (173, 56 better than the next) and block assists (495). She is also second in career hitting percentage (.384) and owns the single-season record for hitting percentage (.431).
She was a two-time Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, three-time first team Atlantic 10 and four-time A-10 all-tournament. She was also A-10 Rookie of the Year in 2003 and a member of three A-10 regular season champion and two A-10 tournament championship teams.
She played on the first three NCAA tournament teams in University of Dayton history and was also selected to play on USA Volleyball’s A2 Team in 2006.
“I was very surprised,” she said. “And I’m just honored and humbled. I found out in mid-October, and it’s been fun reliving those moments.”
Mallory (Albers) Pleiman
Pleiman, a 2006 graduate of Fort Loramie High School, was recently inducted into the Shawnee State University Athletic Hall of Fame.
She had an outstanding career in women’s basketball at Shawnee State. She played in at least 30 games all four seasons of her career, and wound up seventh all-time in scoring in program history with 1,622 points
She is also eighth all-time in field goals made (525), fifth in three-point field goals made (214), fourth in field goal percentage (.386), second in free throw percentage (.808), fifth in steals (226), seventh in minutes played (3,390), and is in the top 25 in virtually every other category.
She was a three-time All-American Mideast Conference selection, and a two-time NAIA All-American, including first team in 2009-10.
She was the top player on the 2009-10 Shawnee State women’s basketball team that finished the NAIA Division II National Runner-Up, averaging 17.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.3 steals per game.
She graduated from Fort Loramie High School in 2006. Pleiman and her husband, Jordan, live in Fort Loramie with their two children. She is an occupational therapist at Versailles Health Care Center.
“It is such an honor to be inducted into the Shawnee State University Hall of Fame,” she said Pleiman. “I would like to thank my various teammates over the years at SSU and Fort Loramie High School who helped me make it to the Hall of Fame. It definitely was not a sole effort but required the help of all of them.”