Former Syracuse residents Dick Morrissey and Rochelle Rohlfs were inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame.

Morrissey became one of the most recognized  and respected referees throughout his 40-year career from 1972-2013.
During the collegiate ranks, Morrissey worked approximately 300 football and 1,300 basketball games.  He was selected to officiate 10 state basketball tournaments and drew the state championship game five times.


On the football field, he was selected to work playoff games in 20 years, including the 1991 state championship between Battle Creek and Norfolk Catholic.


Morrissey has served as a supervisor of officials for the Metro and River Cities Conferences and has continued to mentor referees since his reinterment.

Rochelle Rohlfs turned Omaha Marian into a volleyball power, rolling up a 718-245 record in her 26 years as head coach.  Her career included four state championships, four other state finals appearances and a total of 21 trips to the state tournament.


Rohlfs coached in the Nebraska Coaches Associations All-Star Game three times and has won several Coach of the Year awards.  


An educator at heart who viewed coaching as teaching, she had eight of her former players go on to become head volleyball coaches at Nebraska high schools.  She also had brief stints coaching soccer and track at Marian.