Nikki Malcore-Fitzgibbon and Ben Johnson will be inducted to the Southern Door Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place this Friday at half-time of the Eagles boys’ basketball game vs Sturgeon Bay.
Malcore-Fitzgibbon participated in basketball and track earning 6 varsity letters. Nikki was a 3 time 1st Team All-Conference player and was the first female 1,000 point scorer and currently the all-time leading female scorer at SD with 1,317 points. The Eagles advanced to the State Tournament in 1992. Her excellence in basketball earned her a full college scholarship to Northern Michigan University, where she was an All-Conference player and team captain and MVP in 1995-96. Nikki received a degree in Health and Biology Secondary Education. She currently owns a small home organizing, staging, and redesign business called” Everything Fitz Staging and ReDesign”. Nikki, her husband John, and two daughters, Madison and Lauren reside in Mequon.
Johnson was a member of the football, basketball, and track and field teams at Southern Door. Ben earned 10 varsity letters, and was a 1st Team all-conference offensive and defensive lineman. His success in football earned him a full college scholarship to UW-Madison to play for the Badgers. He was then drafted into the NFL in the 7th round by the Detroit Lions. He spent three years in the NFL and retired a San Diego Charger. He earned a degree in Sociology from UW-Madison. Ben, his wife Courtney, and their two sons Brock and Duke live in Holemen, WI. He is working in purchasing at City Brewery in LaCrosse.