Frontier Field Walk of Fame Class of 2017

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1986-87 UofR
Women's Soccer
Wagner Welch

Linda Adams
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2017 
Linda is a former Field Hockey coach at Eastridge High School. In her 40+ years as a varsity coach, she and her teams earned 10 league championships, 9 Section V Championships, and 5 Regional Championships. Her career record is 421-173-126.
Brockport Hall of Fame
55 Plus, From playing field to game of life, Linda Berner Adams shows true leadership

Ryan Blackwell
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2017 
Above, as a junior, playing for Pittsford Sutherland High School, click to enlarge.
Ryan graduated from Pittsford-Sutherland High School in 1995. He left Sutherland as the all-time leader in points, with 1,855, and rebounds (1,100). He is regarded as one of the best players in Section V history. He went on to play at the University of Illinois and graduated from Syracuse University.
Rochester Business Journal, Pittsford’s Ryan Blackwell still pursuing his hoop dreams
Section V Basketball Hall of Fame

Jim Boeheim
Olympians, Inducted 2017 
Olympians, 2008/2012/2016 Summer Games-Basketball Assistant-Coach 
A product of Lyons, New York and Lyons Central High School, Jim captained the Syracuse University basketball team and later joined the coaching staff. He has been the head coach at SU since 1976. Jim's many awards and accomplishments include induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame, a national championship in 2003 and 17 Sweet 16 appearances. He's also won Olympic gold medals as part of the men's basketball coaching staff for 2008, 2012 and 2016. Despite losing 101 wins after an NCAA investigation Boeheim became the third coach in NCAA men's basketball history to officially reach 900 wins in February of 2017.




Jim Burke
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2017 
Burke (center) is flanked by two other 2017 Walk of Famers, Karen Schuster (left) and Bill Schuster (right) at the 2017 ceremonies at Fronier Field. Click to enlarge.
Jim is the former coach of the Prattsburgh HS boys basketball, girls basketball, baseball and softball teams. He coached his baseball teams to five Section V titles, his boys basketball teams to 517 wins, six Section V titles and one state title, as well as his girls basketball teams to 177 wins and four Section V titles.
Section V Baseball Hall of Fame, Class of 2014
Section V Basketball Hall of Fame
Bio, Keuka College Athletics




Chris Cardon
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2017 
Chris is the current boys basketball coach at Irondequoit HS. He is one of 14 coaches in Section V history with 400 wins. In 2017, he led his team to a 25-1 record, Number 1 Ranking in NYS, Section V Championship, and first ever State Championships for Irondequoit High School.
Democrat and Chronicle, Irondequoit boys basketball coach Chris Cardon defines perseverance

J.C. DeLass
Media, Inducted 2017 
Top left, Celebrating 30 years of WYSL in Rochester with cake, left to right, DeLass, Bob Savage and Bob D'Angelo (cake base and microphone edible)... top right screen shot from television's The Press Box, hosted by Bill Pucko... bottom left, with one of J.C.'s favorite interview guests, wrestling's George "The Animal" Steele...bottom right, J.C. places his brick during Frontier Field Walk of Fame ceremonies, August 2017... group photo: Rochester, NY television personalities, early 1990s.. bottom row: Bill Pucko, Mike Catalana, Wanda Miller, ??? second row: Rich Funke, J.C. DeLass, Doug Emblidge, Jerry Fiore, Kevin Williams, John Hambleton, third row: Janet Lomax, Ginny Ryan, LeAnn Carlson top row: Don Alhart, ??, Gabe Dalmath click photos to enlarge.
JC has served as the station manager at WSYL 1040 AM/ 92.1 FM since 2001. He can be heard broadcasting more than 120 college sporting events annually, as well as all televised Rochester Red Wings home games. He has twice been honored as Rochester’s top sports broadcaster.
Bio, Rochester Red Wings
Youtube, The Press Box, with guest J.C. Delass, December 17, 2016




Dennis Fries
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2017 
Dennis is the former Director of Athletics of West Irondequoit School District. He was inducted into the National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Hall of Fame in 2016. Additionally, he served as the President of the Section V Executive Committee from 2000 to 2002 and currently serves as the Website Manager
NIAAA Hall of Fame profile
SUNY Cortland Athletics Hall of Fame profile
NIAAA, New York's Dennis Fries to Receive NIAAA Award of Merit

Shenise Johnson
Professional Sports, Inducted 2017 
The Rush-Henrietta graduate, Johnson played college at the University of Miami. In 2009, she was named to the USA Women’s U19 team and helped guide them to a gold medal. She was taken 5th overall in the 2012 WNBA Draft and has averaged nearly 9 points and 4 rebounds per game over her 6 year career.
Shenise Johnson Miami Hurricanes page
Shenise Johnson basketball statistics
WNBA page
Democrat and Chronicle, RocJocks: Rush-Henrietta hoopster Shenise Johnson
Youtube, 2016 Shenise Johnson Highlights
Google image search, Shenise Johnson Indiana Fever, Fever Guard Shenise Johnson Out For Season With Torn ACL



Ryan Lochte
Olympians, Inducted 2017 
Olympians, 2004/2008/2012/2016 Summer Games-Swimming 
Ryan, born in Rochester and student at Bloomfield Central Schools, has competed in the last 4 Olympic games, representing the United States of America. In his Olympic career, he has a total of 12 medals (6 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze). Lochte currently has 5 world records to his name (4x200M Freestyle Relay, 4x100M Mixed Freestyle Relay, 200M Individual Medley SC, 200M Individual Medley LC and 400M Individual Medley)., Ryan Lochte profile



Miranda Melville
Olympians, Inducted 2017 
Olympians, 2016 Summer Games-Athletics 
Miranda, a Rush native, is a race walker for the United States of America. She was the 2015 USATF Outdoor Champion, with a time of 1:36:99, and also qualified for the Rio Olympics, after narrowly missing out in the 2012 games. Melville finished in 34th out of 74 athletes in Rio.
Bio, USA Track & Field
Democrat and Chronicle, Miranda Melville returns home, Olympic spirit intac
Messenger Post Media, Olympian Melville wins gold, earns 12th national title



Meghan Musnicki
Olympians, Inducted 2017 
Olympians, 2012/2016 Summer Games-Rowing 
Meghan, of Naples, has represented USA at both the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympic games. She competed in the women’s eight (rowing), and helped her team bring home gold in both games. Meghan also has five gold medals to her name in the Women’s 8 at the Rowing World Championships.
Meghan Musnicki Olympics statistics
Ithaca College Athletic Hall of Fame
Youtube, Rowing Women's Eight Final - Full Replay -- London 2012 Olympic Games
Youtube, 2016 Rio Replay: Women's Eight Rowing Final (Musnicki medal presentation at 8:55)
Team USA page
USA Today, Canandaigua grad helps rowing team reach Olympic finals, Olympic Gold Medalist Challenges Ithaca College Graduates to ‘Fail Forward’



Jane Possee
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2017  
Possee started her career at the University of Rochester as a coach of women’s basketball, women’s field hockey, and started the women’s lacrosse program. She currently serves as the University of Rochester Associate Director for Recreation. Her achievements include the Susan B. Anthony Lifetime Achievement Award (2014), Rochester Press-Radio Club’s Jean Giambrone Service Award and the Katherine Ley Award for the ECAC.
University of Rochester, Anthony Award, Jane Possee Honored by University  
Eastern College Athletic Conference, 2014 Katherine Ley Award 
Democrat and Chronicle, Woman to Watch: Jane Possee 



John Pratt
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2017 
John is a former 28-year lacrosse coach at West Irondequoit High School. He gathered 431 wins, 12 league championships and 11 Section V titles. He also has seven Monroe County Coach of the Year awards to his name, as well as being one of only 11 coaches in the nation with over 400 career wins., Boys Lacrosse State Records, Career Coaching Victories 



Beth Record
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2017 
Above, playing for Syracuse...
Beth, a graduate from Red Jacket High School in 1997, is the all-time girls basketball scoring leader in Section V history. She led her team to three Section V titles, was an All-State selection 3 times, and her 2,900 points ranks 4th all time in state history. She was also named the AGR POY in 1996 and 1997.
Syracuse University Athletics, Beth Record profile, Record returns to Red Jacket



Billy Rouse
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2017 
Click photos for larger pics.
Top, l-r: Coach Bill Farrell (left) talks pitching with Rouse during Billy's 1960 season at R-H... High school senior photo... Bottom, l-r: Playing little league ball, with brother Gary... 1964-65, Billy, Gary and Michael Rouse (father)... June 29, 1962 at their Henrietta home on Essex Drive, Billy Rouse signs with the Houston Colt 45's. l-r: Mr. (Michael) Rouse, Eddie Robinson Assistant-General Manager, Houston, Billy's brother, Gary and Mrs. (Helen) Rouse... playing for Pace Electronics.
The Rush-Henrietta 1962 graduate still holds the state record for throwing the most baseball no-hitters (5) in a season- he did it as a sophomore- striking out 107 in 60 innings pitched. Twice he threw back-to-back no-hitters that year and was the only unanimous selection for the Times-Union’s All-County “A” League Baseball team. The left-hander was 22-6 over four years at R-H, tossing five one-hitters and, as an outfielder, hit .481, .466, .323 and .522. Signed by the Houston Colt .45s, Billy played two seasons in the minors before returning to Rochester. Rouse played on the 1977 World-Series-winning Mazzola-Castle softball team and, was known for long ball power. He once hit a baseball a reported 432 feet into the Genesee River at Genesee Valley Park.
Billy Rouse baseball statistics
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Henrik Rummel
Olympians, Inducted 2017 
Olympians, 2012/2016 Summer Games-Rowing 
Click photo to enlarge.
Henrik, a Pittsford Mendon graduate, represented the USA as a rower in both the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. He helped his team win a bronze medal in 2012 and was on the 7th place finishing team in 2016. Additionally, he has 3 medals in the Rowing World Championships, including 1 gold, 1 silver and one bronze.
Henrik Rummel Olympics Statistics
Bio, US Rowing
USA Today, Pittsford's Rummel advances, has work to do in Rio 
Youtube, Herald Tribune, Road to Rio: Five Questions with Henrik Rummel



Bill Schuster
Professional Sports, Inducted 2017 
Bill is currently serving as an umpire for the National Football League. Since 2000, he has been an umpire for 253 games, including 10 playoff games and one Super Bowl (Super Bowl XLIX). In 2016, Bill was named Coordinator of Football Officials for the Empire 8 Athletic Conference
Bill Schuster referee statistics
2016 Roster of NFL Officials (Bill Schuster #129)
Democrat and Chronicle, Photo Gallery- Bill Schuster
Democrat and Chronicle, Fundraiser set for NFL ref Schuster
Youtube, 13 WHAM, NFL ref and Livonia native battling cancer, 2016 pre-season



Karen Schuster
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2017
Karen, a four time Section V Champion point guard and Section V Hall of Famer, has served as the Livonia HS girls Basketball coach for 27 seasons. She ranks first all-time among women and 6th coach overall, who have coached girls basketball in Section V history, with 397 wins. In 2015-16, she guided her team to its first ever Class B State title.



Patrick Sloan
Media, Inducted 2017 
Sloan, left, with friend Pat Campbell point out Patrick's brick during the 2017 Frontier Field Walk of Fame ceremonies.
Henrietta native, Rush-Henrietta High School and St.John Fisher graduate, Patrick is currently the content manager for Spectrum Sports. Prior to this role, he spent more than 18 years as a TV Sports Producer for ESPN. Patrick is also a 3-time Emmy Award Winning sports producer.
Rush-Henrietta Alumni Council's Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame
Spectrum Sports Rochester



Jenn Suhr
Olympians, Inducted 2017 
Olympians, 2008/2012/2016 Summer Games-Athletics 
Jenn, a Roberts Wesleyan grad and resident of Churchville, took home the silver medal in the 2008 Olympics and the gold medal in the 2012 Olympics in women’s pole vault. During her illustrious career, she has captured 15 US National Championships, the World Indoor Pole Vault Record, and holds the American women’s pole vault record both indoors and outdoors. In 2008, she was named Track and Field’s Female Athlete of the Year.
Jenn Suhr Olympics Statistics
USA track and Field, bio
Youtube, Jenn Suhr's Story -- University of Rochester Medical Center



1986-87 University of Rochester
Woman's Soccer
Team of the Ages, Inducted 2017 
Click on the photos to see larger pictures of the '86 team (top) and '87 team (bottom).
The women’s soccer team at the University of Rochester won back to back Division III National Championships in 1986 and 1987, the first two NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer championships ever awarded. In 1986, the Yellow Jackets compiled a record of 14-2-2 and in 1987 they finished 17-1. Over that two year stretch, they outscored their opponents 101-16.
University of Rochester, 'A Team of One' Mind Over Weather
Charlie Wagner
Media, Inducted 2017
The late Charlie Wagner was a former sports writer for the Democrat and Chronicle. He was also a 38-year Times-Union writer. His daughter’s polio diagnosis inspired Charlie to form the Press -Radio Club Charity Sports Dinner. In its first year (1950), his efforts raised nearly $12,000 . He also served as the Press-Radio Club President in 1955. Rochester
Democrat and Chronicle, The Hometowner, Charlie Wagner, Polio Dinner Impresario
Obituary, Democrat and Chronicle
Christine Wagner Welch
Media, Inducted 2003
Christine is one of the oldest survivors of polio in the United States. It was her diagnosis that prompted her father to start the Press-Radio Club Day of Champions Dinner, to raise money for the national Polio Foundation, the organization that paid the hospital bills for all polio victims. Since the dinners inception, more than $1,000,000 has been raised and donated to local children’s charities.
Rochester Press-Radio Club, It all started in 1949...
Marcus Wilson
Professional Sports, Inducted 2017 
A 1986 graduate of Greece Olympia, Marcus went on to the University of Virgina where he started three years at running back, averaging 128.6 all-purpose yards per game. He made the all-Atlantic Coast Conference team as a junior, gaining 1,098 yards, only the fifth back to do so in Cavaliers history. A sixth round draft choice of Los Angeles in 1990, Marcus played five years in the NFL, one season with the Raiders and four with Green Bay, competing in 49 games. He was inducted into the Section V Football Hall of Fame in 1999.
Marcus Wilson football statistics
Marcus Wilson college football statistics
NFL page
Democrat and Chronicle, His Choice: 'How high and in what direction?', Time Capsule: The 1989 Virginia Cavaliers

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