Inducted 1994. Named All-American in Soccer, All-State in Basketball. Class of 1983.
How many persons to have ever participated in high school athletics could say they were an all-stater in TWO sports? Versatility was Siebers’ greatest asset, and he’ll be remembered as one of the school’s most talented athletics.
As a senior, Siebers led Notre Dame to its first-ever berth in the state soccer tournament. He headed a defense which held opponents scoreless for 43 quarters before Collinsville recorded a 1-0 victory in overtime. As a sweeper back, Siebers was a tenacious defender, yet he was still able to score 15 goals and assist on three others.
His 26 career goals rank him 16th on the school’s all-time list. His 73 consecutive starts was a record when he graduated. He was named to the all-state team and to the McDonald’s All-American team in 1981.
The big redhead was no less aggressive on the basketball court. As a senior, he averaged 18.5 points and 11.3 rebounds to lead the Raiders to a 25-5 record and the sectional finals. He was the most valuable player at the 1982 Macomb Holiday Tournament. Notre Dame was ranked 14th in the final Associated Press Class A state poll.
He was a first-team choice to the Associated Press (12 players) and Chicago Sun-Times (20 players) all-state teams. He was a second-team pick by United Press International and a third-team selection by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association.
Siebers went on to play basketball for four years at Quincy College.