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Five outstanding area sports legends - representing soccer, basketball, football and volleyball-- are the latest inductees into the Buddy LaRosa's High School Sports Hall of Fame, along with a legendary Cincinnati volleyball coach and two fabled high school sports' teams representing cross country and basketball.

The latest additions to the LaRosa's High School Sports Hall of Fame will be officially inducted into the Hall in ceremonies in summer 2023. Now in its year of recognizing outstanding local high school athletes and coaches, the Buddy LaRosa's High School Sports Hall of Fame has honored 295 athletes and coaches and 12 top teams since its founding in 1975. It is the oldest and one of the only Halls of Fame of its kind in the country.

Danielle Borgman

Danielle Borgman
McAuley High School Class of 1998

In a city blessed with remarkable high school female soccer players, Danielle Borgman ranks among the best in Greater Cincinnati history.

A forward-midfielder, her high school awards at McAuley were numerous. She was regarded as one of the top five female soccer players in the United States by USA Today. She was named best forward in the United States by Parade Magazine. She was an Umbro All-American and was picked Gatorade Circle of Champions Ohio and Midwest Player of the Year.

Borgman went on from McAuley to star collegiately at the University of North Carolina and played briefly as a professional in the Women's United Soccer Association. At UNC she was part of two national championships and was the first-round draft pick for the San Jose CyberRays in 2002. From the ages of 15-23, she played with the US Women's National Soccer Team.

At North Carolina, she was a four-year starter at Right Back and tied the school record for Most Games Played (101). During her time with the Tar Heels, UNC won two NCAA national championships and were twice NCAA national runners-up. A finalist for the Missouri Athletic Club Player of the Year, Borgman scored seven goals and had 18 assists as a collegian.

She played with San Jose, Boston and Carolina professionally before a car accident changed the course of her life and career. She is also the author and publisher of Dear God, Why Do $#*!!Y Things Happen?, a book about pulling yourself out of the discouragement of a disaster and learning how to cope, move on and stop blaming God for your circumstance.

Currently, Danielle Borgman Sunderhaus has created her own program I AM, which is a faith-based culture that promotes growth in a positive environment for individuals. She and her husband, Nicholas, and twins Taylor and Kaitlyn, live in Brunswick, GA.

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Bo Cordell

Bo Cordell
Indian Hill High School Class of 2009

A record-setting quarterback in high school, Bo Cordell continued his magnificent performance on the collegiate level. The finest quarterback in Indian Hill High School history, he set eight school records and set historic records at the state level as well.

Cordell, a finalist for the LaRosa's Athlete of the Year in the Class of 2009, finished with 8,271 yards passing in his career, tossing 84 career touchdowns and rushing for 430 yards and scoring 15 TDs. He led Indian Hill to four straight Cincinnati Hills League titles and two Ohio Division III state playoff Appearances.

His school records included Single Season Passing (3,338), Career Passing Yards, Single Season Completions (234) Single Season Attempts (343) and Single Season Completion Percentage (.688). His awards and honors were consummate with his abilities - he was twice named All-Ohio Division III, Cincinnati Enquirer Division III Player of the Year and Southwest Ohio Player of the Year. A finalist for the prestigious “That's My Boy” Award, Bo was also the MVP of the East-West All-Star game, connecting on 16-of-21 attempts for 295 yards and four TDs.

Bo Cordell's collegiate career culminated in being inducted into the Tusculum College Hall of Fame in 2018. He was a four-year starter, team captain for three seasons, twice named team MVP and a two-time All-American (2010 and 2013). He was twice a Harlan Hill Trophy finalist (the Division II Heisman Trophy) and was the Tennessee Sports Writers Association College Player of the Year (2010).

At time of his graduation in 2013, Cordell owned 15 NCAA II records, including career passing yards (16,265 - 4th all NCAA divisions), career completions (1,397 - 3rd all NCAA divisions), career pass attempts (2,187 - 3rd all NCAA divisions) career total offensive yards (16,432 - 4th all NCAA divisions) and total offensive plays in a career (2,572 - 2nd all NCAA divisions).

He has also established 19 school records, including most passing yards in a game with his 596-yard performance against Elizabeth City State. It was one of 16 times in his career that he threw for over 400 yards in a game, including six occasions eclipsing the 500-yard plateau. The 2013 South Atlantic Conference Offensive Player of the Year, Cordell graduated holding 13 SAC football records.

Currently, Bo Cordell, the Vice-President/Sales for Covenant Logistics, lives in Chattanooga, TN with his wife, Katie, and daughters Crosley and Camden.

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Missy Harpenau

Missy Harpenau
Mother of Mercy High School Class of 2008

Missy Harpenau was likely the best volleyball player ever to come out of the tradition-rich Mother of Mercy program and was the driving force behind Mercy's Division I state championship in 2007. She was named National Player of the Year in 2007. Her 33 kills led Mother of Mercy to a hard-fought Ohio Division I state championship against rival Mount Notre Dame, avenging a loss in the state finals the previous year to MND. She was named MVP of the state tournament as the 28-1 Bobcats wound up ranked No. 6 in the nation by

In addition to being named National Player of the Year, Harpenau gathered many more honors. She was the Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year, was selected as a member of the “Fab 50” by Mizuno/Volleyball magazine and was named High School Senior All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, Harpenau also was the Ohio High/Huntington Bank Player of the Year, a first-team All-Ohio selection and was named Volleyball Player of the Year by both Girls Greater Cincinnati League and The Cincinnati Enquirer. The Greater Cincinnati Women's Sports Association chose her as both the Volleyball Player of the Year and the Overall Sportswoman of the Year.

She continued her amazing career at the University of Cincinnati, where she became only the sixth UC player in history to record 1,000 kills (1,285) and 1,000 digs (1,414) in a career. She was twice named honorable mention All-American.

Currently, Missy Harpenau lives in Cincinnati and is a Talent Acquisition Lead at Brightview Health.

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Sydney Moss

Sydney Moss
Boone County High School Class of 2012

Arguably the greatest female basketball player in Greater Cincinnati history, Sydney Moss played three seasons for Boone County High School where she averaged a double-double (scoring-rebounding) during her career. She was only the fifth Northern Kentucky player to be named Kentucky Miss Basketball.

Sydney Moss, the 21st athlete inducted into the LaRosa's Hall of Fame on the first ballot, was the LaRosa's High School Female Athlete of the Year in 2011-12. She led the Lady Rebels to three straight Sweet Sixteen tournaments as she averaged 23.3 points, 10.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 4.1 steals and 1.6 blocks as a senior. She finished her high school career with 2,997 points and 1,607 rebounds.

In addition to being named Miss Kentucky Basketball, she was also the Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year, Associated Press Player of the Year, and the Kentucky Player of the Year by the Lexington Herald-Leader and the Louisville Courier-Journal. The Kentucky Enquirer named her Player of the Year three times, while she was also the Greater Cincinnati Women's Sports Association Player of the Year. Her jersey was displayed in the Ring of Honor at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, TN.

Collegiately, Moss continued posting incredible statistics. She signed with the University of Florida, where she was named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year. She transferred the following year to Thomas More , where she dominated the NCAA Division III - twice being named National Player of the Year.

In three years as a Saint, she lost a total of one game en-route to consecutive NCAA Division III national championships. Moss was named National Player of the Year three consecutive seasons by three organizations (WBCA,, DIII News) and averaged over 22 points, seven rebounds and three assists per-game in each of her three seasons.

She set the Division III record for Single-Game Points (63) and scored 197 points in six playoff games. She led the nation in scoring (27.8) in 2014-15. She finished her TMC career with 1,511 points.

Sydney Moss, the daughter of NFL Hall-of-Famer Randy Moss, was inducted into the TMC Hall of Fame in 2022. She is currently the assistant coach at Wilmington College after serving in the same position the previous two years at Thomas More.

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Ed Shuttlesworth

Ed Shuttlesworth
Woodward High School Class of 1970

Woodard High School's Ed Shuttlesworth was one of the premier running backs in Greater Cincinnati in the late 1960s and went on to enjoy an outstanding career at the University of Michigan and later in the Canadian Football League.

A punishing-style running back, Shuttlesworth helped power legendary coach Jack Campbell's Bulldogs to four straight Public High School League championships during his career. As a senior, Ed was the second-leading scorer in Cincinnati with 152 points (22 touchdowns and 10 two-point conversions). From records of only six games, he rushed over more than 900 yards in those games, including a Woodward single-game scoring record of 42 points vs. Western Hills (6 TDs, 3 2-point conversions).

Shuttlesworth played in Ohio North-South All-Star Game and was named first-team all-c by Cincinnati Post & Times-Star and second-team all-city by The Cincinnati Enquirer.

At the University of Michigan, Shuttlesworth played for another legendary coach in Bo Schembechler. A three-year letterman for the Wolverines, he rushed for 2,338 yards in his career which ranked No. 3 all-time at his graduation. He scored 26 touchdowns and averaged 4.4 yards per carry (2,338 on 532 carries) during his career. He was twice named All-Big Ten, played on three Big Ten championship teams and starred in the 1972 Rose Bowl game, where he rushed for 62 yards on 18 carries.

Shuttlesworth went on to play professionally after college; he was the No. 2 draft pick by the Baltimore Colts (37th overall). He opted to sign a 3-year contract with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He would end up as the third-leading rusher in the CFL in 1974 with 866 yards rushing and five touchdowns. In 1976, he had tryouts with both the Colts and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Currently, Ed Shuttlesworth is retired and lives in Decatur, GA. He has two children, Sterling and Evan.

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Coach Jeni Case
Colerain/Lakota East/Ursuline Academy 1996-2019

Regarded as one of the finest volleyball coaches in Greater Cincinnati, Jeni Case coached 24 seasons, which included four Division I Ohio state championships over an 11-year span and a national high school coach of the year honor.

After a 21-5 season at Colerain, she coached nine seasons at Lakota East, compiling a 156-80 overall record and winning the Greater Miami Conference in 1998. Case then moved to Ursuline Academy in 2006 where she amassed a stellar 334-55 mark. Overall, her career record stands at 490-135 (79%). She had three undefeated regular seasons during that span from 2008-2010!

At Ursuline, Coach Case captured the Ohio Division I state championship four times - 2009, 2012, 2017 and 2018. Both the 2017 and 2018 teams featured Jeni's daughter, Logan. The Ursuline team also was state runner-up in 2008 and reached the Final Four in 2010. In all, Coach Case had her Ursuline teams in the Ohio Division I state Final Four six times over an 11-year period and reached the Elite Eight 14 times.

Her awards and accolades were numerous and obviously well deserved - topped off by being named the AVCA/USMC National High School Coach of the Year in 2016. She was the Ohio Coach of the Year four times, receiving the Ohio Coaches Achievement Award three times. She was named Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Women's Foundation Coach of the Year three times, District 16 Coach of the Year seven times. She was the Girls Greater Cincinnati League Coach of the Year six times and The Cincinnati Enquirer Coach of the Year seven times.

An outstanding athlete in her own right, Jeni Case was a three-sport star at Seton, where her volleyball teams won the 1986 and 1988 Ohio State championships. She went on to star in three sports at Thomas More College, where she was a three-time All-American in volleyball.

Coach Case has been inducted into the Seton Hall of Fame (1994), District 16 Coaches Hall of Fame (2019), the Communiplex Women's Sports Hall of Fame (1991), the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Hall of Fame (2020) and the Thomas More College Hall of Fame (2002).

Currently, she and her husband John Paul live in Maineville. They have one daughter, Logan Elizabeth, who is currently on scholarship at Western Michigan University. Jeni Case and her husband are the owners of Sports Express/Elevation Volleyball Club, where she is a coach and volleyball instructor.

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