Frontier Field Walk of Fame Class of 2011

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Don Bosseler
Professional Sports, Inducted 2011 
(top right) Bosseler's 1958 NFL rookie card, with Washington.
(bottom, left to right) 1959, 1961, 1963 with Washington.
The Batavia graduate was the ninth overall pick in 1957 by Washington Redskins. The fullback nicknamed "Bull" played eight seasons for the Redskins and amassed 3,112 yards rushing.
Don Bosseler football statistics
Section V Football Hall of Fame, Class of 1999
Bio, College Football Hall of Fame
University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame
Batavia Blue Devil Hall of Fame, Class of 2002
Ghosts of the Orange Bowl
Bio, The Daily News




Hilary Bowen
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2011 
Playing for the Northwestern University Wildcats
The Brighton High graduate powered the Northwestern women's lacrosse team to four national titles and an 85-3 record. Her 219 goals are third all-time in Wildcats history, and her streak of 51 consecutive games with at least one goal is the fourth-longest in NCAA history. She's currently an Assistant Coach and Offensive Coordinator at Southern Cal.
Bio, Southern Cal.
USC Athletics, Become Your Dream: Laxin' For Change
Youtube, Goal Oriented: Hilary Bowen


Nelson Cupello
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2011 
(top left) Cupello in 1975 with the Rochester Lancers.
(bottom) Playing for the Lancers, Coaching at MCC, and Cupello after winning the
2012 National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Field Turf Junior College National Coach of the Year award.
A former soccer All-American at Monroe CC and a key player on the SUNY Brockport national championship team in 1974, he played pro soccer for the Rochester Lancers and Rochester Flash. He has coached the MCC men's team for 21 years and is 272-96-25. Cupello was inducted into the NJCAA Soccer Hall of Fame in 2002.
Nelson Cupello soccer stats, photos, jerseys
Bio, Rochester Lancers Wall of Fame, Class of 2012
Bio, Brockport Hall of Fame
Eastridge Alumni Hall of Fame, Class of 1970
Bio, Monroe Community College, Men's Soccer
Bio, Monroe Community College, College Directory
Monroe Community College, Cupello named National Coach of the Year
Rochester Futbol Club, Nelson Cupello, Director of Coaching



Linda Downey
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2011 
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The former women's volleyball coach at Livonia, Nazareth and the University of Rochester won 590 matches in 30-plus seasons before retiring in 2008.



Christa Downey-Meyer
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2011 
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A three-time All-American volleyball player at Nazareth, she set an NCAA Division III record for kills in one season with 1,065 in 2002 and finished second all-time in Division III history with 2,984
Bio, Nazareth College Athletics Hall of Fame
Sports Illustrated, Faces in the Crowd




Marcel Fournier
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2011 
The founder of Olympic Bowl brought professional bowling back to Rochester in 1985 and hosted a PBA Tour stop for 14 consecutive years.
Rochester USBC Association Hall of Fame
New York State USBC Hall of Fame, 2015
NY State USBC, NYS Hall of Fame Inductees Thankful for ‘Awesome Honor’
The End of an Icon in Rochester, Democrat and Chronicle, Olympic Bowl



Dorothy Fox
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2011 
At left, Dorothy in 1941 as a college freshman maintaining Red Wings scrapbooks (see article below).
The Charlotte High graduate and avid Red Wings fan has worked as an unofficial scout for the Orioles, Angels, Brewers, Red Sox, Blue Jays and White Sox since 1974.
Democrat and Chronicle 41 Scrapbooks Hold Data On Red Wing Players
Toronto Globe And Mail, Old Girl Crashes Old Boys Network -- Dorothy FOX, 70, Quietly Plies Trade As Scout
Democrat and Chronicle, RocJocks: Scout Dorothy Fox had an eye for baseball talent
Democrat and Chronicle, Male scouts have nothing on Fox
Obituary article, Democrat and Chronicle
Obituary, Democrat and Chronicle



Earl Fuller
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2011 
(bottom right) With his son, Greg.
Coached the RIT wrestling team for 47 years and guided the Tigers to 27 NCAA Division III Tournaments. His 1953-54 squad went unbeaten.
Section V Wrestling Hall of Fame, Class of 1997
Bio, RIT Athletics Hall of Fame
New York State Division III Wrestling Hall of Fame, Class of 1991
New York State Wrestling Hall of Fame, Class of 2008
National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Class of 1997



Nikki Izzo-Brown
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2011 
Coaching at West Virginia.
The former Irondequoit and University of Rochester soccer star is 207-82-32 in 15 seasons as West Virginia's coach. She has guided the Mountaineers to 11 straight NCAA Tournaments and four Big East titles.
Bio, West Virginia University
wvutoday, Nikki Izzo-Brown: 15 Seasons of Success





Nick Nickson Jr.
Media, Inducted 2011 
Posing with the 2011-12 Stanley Cup, Ex-Los Angeles Kings player and general manager Dave Taylor (center),
joined by Kings broadcasters from left: Jim Fox, Bob Miller, Nick Nickson, and Daryl Evans.
The Penfield graduate is in his 30th year as play-by-play man for the NHL's Los Angeles Kings. In 2009, he was inducted into the Southern California Sportscasters Hall of Fame.
Bio, Los Angeles Kings
Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame
NHL Network Video on Nick Nickson
Nickson play-by-play, collage of 6 goals in game 6 as LA wins the 2012 Stanley Cup
Nickson play-by-play, Wayne Gretzy scores goal no. 802
Nickson play-by-play, Luc Robitaille scores his 500th goal
Frozen Royalty Audio: Exclusive Interviews
Los Angeles Times, Kings radio voice Nick Nickson wins Hockey Hall of Fame award





Rochester Press-Radio Club
Chairman's Choice, Inducted 2011
(top) In 1954, Willie Mays of the New York Giants was honored, here surrounded by various baseball greats.
The winner received the S. Rae Hickok Professional Athlete of the Year award (The Hickok Belt) through 1976.
Born in 1950, the club launched an annual charity dinner that has raised more than $2 million for children's charities and brought some of the most famous names in sports to Rochester. The 2011 dinner was the 62nd annual event.
Web site
Web site, The Hickok Belt





1997 Rochester Red Wings
Team of the Ages, Inducted 2011
Wings manager Marv Foley helps raise the Governor's Cup at Frontier Field.
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Governors' Cup Champions. Won the Governors' Cup championship in the team's first year at Frontier Field. The team was led by manager Marv Foley, pitcher Rick Krivda and infielder P.J. Forbes.
Website, Rochester Red Wings
Youtube, 1997 Rochester Red Wings Governor's Cup Champs: Audio Highlights, Joe Castellano
Democrat and Chronicle, On this Day in Rochester History, Sept. 14 – Wings Win ’97 Governors Cup






1999 Rochester Raging Rhinos
Team of the Ages, Inducted 2011
Click on top photo for larger size... bottom, Rhinos celebrate Cup victory.
Upset four Major League Soccer teams and won six matches in all to capture the U.S. Open Cup. They remain the only non-MLS team to win this prestigious championship.
Rochester Rhinos web site
Democrat and Chronicle, Rhinos win U.S. Open Cup championship
Democrat and Chronicle, On this Day in Rochester History, Sept. 13 – Rhinos Win U.S. Open Cup tournament
Youtube, Soccer Sam Show: 1999 Rhinos Open Cup Highlights
Youtube, RNews, Rhinos Win 1999 US Open Cup






Sam Toth
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2011 
Instrumental in bringing the Rochester Americans franchise to town in the 1956-57 season and also a force in the development of area youth hockey.
Bio, Rochester Americans
Rochester Americans Hall of Fame
Section V Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2000





David Walker
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2011 
Walker, with the Syracuse Orange.
A star running back at Irondequoit High and Syracuse University, he is currently running backs coach with the NFL's Indianapolis Colts. He rushed for 2,643 yards at Syracuse, then the fourth-most in school history and ahead of Heisman Trophy winner Ernie Davis and NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown.
Bio, Detroit Lions
Bio, Indianapolis Colts
Bio, Pittsburgh Panthers
Bio, Syracuse Orange
Section V Football Hall of Fame, Class of 1998
RocJocks: Running back David Walker, Democrat and Chronicle

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