Frontier Field Walk of Fame Class of 2005
                     
             

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    Class of 2005 


Kathleen
Boughton
Frank
Ciaccia
Russ
Derry
Roger
Dykes
Mike
Ferraro Sr
Mark
Jones
Kara Lynn
Joyce
Katherine
Keough
John
Kircher
1936 & 1940
Kodak Park
Softball
Ryan
Lochte
Doug
May
Leo
Roth
Andy
Santillo
Walt
Teike
Abby
Wambach
John
Williams
Roland
Williams
Nick
Zona
 
 

 

 

 

 
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

Kathleen Boughton
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2005 
Boughton with Mercy alum and soccer star, Abby Wambach.
Girls basketball coach at Brockport High, Boughton recently won the Jean Giambrone Service Award for contributions to women's sports. She recorded her 300th basketball victory last year and ranks third all-time in Section V basketball sectional titles at Mercy.
 

   
Frank Ciaccia
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2005 
The late Rochester native founded Little League Baseball in Rochester and organized the city's first Little League Umpire Association. He also was one of the founders of the United States Slow Pitch Association and was a well-known pitcher for the fast-pitch softball Industrial League, which featured teams from Kodak and Bausch and Lomb. He was inducted into the Softball Hall of Fame in 1981 and died in 1994 at age 72.
USSSA Hall of Fame
New York State USSSA Hall of Fame, Al & Frank Ciaccia- Lifetime Achievement Award

 

 

 


Russ Derry
Professional Sports, Inducted 2005 
A charter member of the Red Wings Hall of Fame in 1989, he holds club records for home runs in a season (42 in 1949) and a career (134 from 1947 to 1952). He died last fall at age 88.
Russ Derry baseball statistics
Russ Derry, Retrosheet
Bio, Rochester Red Wings Hall of Fame
Bio, International League Hall of Fame

 

 

 

 
Roger Dykes
Media, Inducted 2005 
The Charlotte High graduate became RIT's first full-time sports information director in 1973 and served for 24 years. He has been honored by the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America, the ECAC and the Rochester Press-Radio Club. His internship program produced SIDs throughout the country.
Bio, RIT Athletics Hall of Fame
Section V Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame plaque
 


Mike Ferraro Sr.
Professional Sports, Inducted 2005 
Michael S. Ferraro has been the king of trainers at Finger Lakes since 1975, when he won his first of 18 titles. That includes an unprecedented five in a row from 1980 to 1984. One of his most successful horses was Fio Rito, considered the area's greatest thoroughbred. Fio Rito was 28-50 in his career and was called the Secretariat of New York-breds.
Mike Ferraro Sr. training statistics
Democrat and Chronicle, 3000 for Ferraro

 

 

 

 
Mark Jones
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2005
 
The smooth point guard helped East High's basketball team win back-to-back Section V titles and compile a 42-4 record in 1978-79. He once scored the final 17 points of a game to beat Franklin. Jones went on to become St.Bonaventure's No. 9 all-time scorer and played briefly for the NBA's New Jersey Nets in 1984. He is a member of the St. Bonaventure Sports Hall of Fame and the Section V Basketball Hall of Fame. Click photos above to "super-size"
Mark Jones basketball statistics
Section V Basketball Hall of Fame
St. Bonaventure University Hall of Fame Plaque
 
 
Kara Lynn Joyce
2004 Olympians, Inducted 2005 
Olympians, 2004, 2008, 2012 Summer Games-Swimming
The former Webster High state champ swam away from Athens with two silver medals.
Web site
Kara Lynn Joyce Olympics statistics
Section V Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame plaque
Bio, about.com

 

 

 

 


Kathleen Keough
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2005 
The president of St. John Fisher College from 1996 until her death from cancer in September, she was instrumental in bringing the Buffalo Bills training camp to the school in 2000 and building Growney Stadium, a 2,100-seat facility that has helped revitalize the school's athletic program.
Bio, St. John Fisher College Hall of Fame
St. John Fisher College, Keough Hall
Greater Rochester Women's Council, Athena Award

 

 

 
John Kircher
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2005 
(top) Kircher accepts trophy after winning the Rochester District Golf Association Championship
John H. Ryan Memorial in July 2011 at the Country Club of Rochester in Brighton.
One of the area's great amateur golfers, the Monroe Golf Club member has won numerous local titles, including the RDGA John H. Ryan Jr. Championship three times (and he won a fourth time by eight strokes in 1985 but signed an incorrect scorecard). He is also a former winner of the CC of Rochester Invitation, the Tournament of Champions and the Monroe Invitational.
Bio, McQuaid Jesuit Athletic Hall of Fame
 


1936 & 1940 Kodak Park Softball
Team of the Ages, Inducted 2005 
(top) The Kodak Kaypees, the 1936 ASA Champions after topping Cleveland, 2-0, at Soldier Field in Chicago.
(bottom) The Kodak Kaypees, the 1940 ASA Champions after beating Bendix (South Bend, Indiana), 1-0 at Detroit.
Tommy Castle, foreground left, accepts the championship trophy for the winning Rochester team.
Led by pitching sensation Harold "Shifty" Gears pitching and clutch-hitting first baseman Tommy Castle, Kodak Park won two world championships during the glory days of fast pitch softball. The 1936 Kaypees outscored six opponents by 26-0 and defeated Cleveland 2-0 in the championship game in front of more than 30,000 fans at Chicago's Soldier Field. Kodak also went undefeated through six teams in taking the 1940 crown. Joey Farrell's lone Kaypee hit in the bottom of the sixth scored Gears in the 1-0 win over the Bendix Brakes. Gears no-hit Buffalo, sending Kodak into the final.
Kodak 1936 and 1940 clippings

 

 

 

 
Ryan Lochte
2004 Olympians, Inducted 2005 
Olympians, 2004, 2008, 2012 Summer Games-Swimming
The former Bristol resident won a swimming gold in the 400 freestyle relay and a silver in the 200 individual medley- losing to superstar Michael Phelps. Lochte also was inducted into the Frontier Field Walk of Fame as an Olympian, in the 2009 Class.
Web site
Ryan Lochte Olympics statistics
Bio, Absolute Astronomy
ESPN, Ryan Lochte Sets World Record in 200 IM, July 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 
Doug May
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2005 
 
A terrific college soccer coach for 24 years at RIT and Nazareth, he compiled a 251-120-38 record before his untimely death last year at age 54. He led RIT to 11 NCAA Tournaments in 16 seasons there. A standout midfielder at SUNY Brockport, he helped the Golden Eagles win the 1970 NCAA East Region title.
Bio, New York State West Youth Soccer Association Hall of Fame
Bio, RIT Athletics Hall of Fame
Bio, Brockport Hall of Fame
Doug May Memorial

 

 

 

 
Leo Roth
Media, Inducted 2005 
The Buffalo native joined the Times-Union in 1984 and covered high schools, Syracuse University football and the Amerks. He has been a beat writer and columnist covering the Buffalo Bills since 1989 and has been honored by the Pro Football Writers of America, the Rochester Press-Radio Club and the Monroe County American Legion, among others.
Twitter
Democrat and Chronicle page

 

 

 


Andy Santillo
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2005 
 
Click on the program for larger size.
Team, 1979 Rochester Zeniths APSPL Eastern Division Champions. Santillo is in front row, left.
One of the top slow-pitch softball players in Rochester history, Santillo already is a member of the USSSA Hall of Fame. The slick-fielding shortstop led Mazzola-Castle to the world championship in 1977 and was named All-World three times.
Bio, Rochester Senior Slowpitch Softball Association Hall of Fame
Bio, New York State USSSA Sports Hall of Fame
Bio, United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) Hall of Fame
Mazzola Castle, New York State USSSA Sports Hall of Fame
Statistics, Steve Dimitry's Softball History
Photos, memorabilia, Denis Hasty's Pro Softball "Flickr" Page

 

 

 
Walt Teike
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2005 
A member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and the New York State Wrestling Hall of Fame, he coached at six area schools in 35 years, including Monroe Community College, and was the driving force behind Spencerport High's powerful program. He compiled 312 dual-meet wins.
Rochester Wrestling News, Walt Teike Retiring
Section V Wrestling Hall of Fame, Class of 1998
National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Class of 2003

 

 

 

 
Abby Wambach
Amateur Sports, 2004 Olympian, Inducted 2005 
Olympians, 2004, 2012 Summer Games-Football
 
 
 
(top) Wambach while at Mercy High School.
(middle right) With United States goalkeeper Hope Solo.
One of the world's elite soccer players, she will forever be remembered for her gold-medal-winning goal in the 2004 Athens Olympics. The national Player of the Year at Mercy High and an All-American at the University of Florida, she was also Rookie of the Year in the WUSA and MVP of its All-Star match.
Website
Youtube, Abby Wambach search
Democrat and Chronicle, Wambach's International Goals
Abby Wambach Olympics statistics
Bio, US Soccer
Bio, FIFA
Youtube, SEC Storied: Abby Head On (1 of 5)
Democrat and Chronicle, Abby Wambach to fans at rally: I love Rochester

 

 

 
John Williams
Olympians, Inducted 2005 
Olympians, 2004 Summer Games-Equestrianism
 
(top) Williams and Carrick, 2004 Olympic bronze medal winners at Athens, Greece.
(bottom) During his course design work in Hector, Minnesota... and Longmount, Colorado.
The Honeoye Falls-Lima and RIT graduate won a 2004 team bronze medal in the equestrian eventing competition. He now designs equestrian and cross country courses.
Website
John Williams Olympics statistics
schweissstables.com, Roebke's Run gearing up for FEI One Star rating

 

 

 

 

 
Roland Williams
Professional Sports, Inducted 2005 
 
Click top photo, playing for Syracuse, for larger photo.
The East High and Syracuse University graduate, regarded as one of the top blocking tight ends in the NFL, won a Super Bowl ring with the St.Louis Rams and has also played for Oakland and Tampa Bay. He annually holds a youth football camp in Rochester and was a nominee for the NFL Man of the Year Award.
Youth Lifeline America
Roland Williams football statistics
Section V Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2009

 

 

 
Nick Zona
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2005 
Former director of health, physical education and athletics for the City School District, Zona spent his career helping Rochester athletes. He was one of the first to serve as Section V president (1962-65) and was honored as one of the nation's top athletic directors. He was also one of the area's top football officials.



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