Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame unveils 2012 class
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CICERO, N.Y. - Having inducted 190 local greats in its first 25 years of existence, the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame announced on Wednesday it will add eight more this fall.
Here are the inductees and their biographies from the hall's press release:
Sally Dee – former Westhill High School golf and basketball star and three-time Academic All-American at South Florida University who went on to a career as a professional golfer on the LPGA Tour
Pat Donnelly – former Bishop Ludden High School and Potsdam College basketball standout who went on to have a stellar coaching career in Syracuse and mostly recently won the NYS High School Class B Title as the coach at his alma mater
Dick Easterly – former North High School star in football, basketball, and baseball who helped earn Syracuse University its only football National Championship in 1959 and played professional football in the CFL
John Johnstone – former Bishop Ludden and Onondaga Community College baseball star pitcher who spent 8 seasons in the Major Leagues – most notably with the San Francisco Giants where he had 132 appearances as a relief specialist over a two year period
Bob Kallfelz – four year starter in basketball at St. John the Evangelist who averaged 28.8 points per game as a junior in high school and scored more that 1800 in a high career shortened by injury
Brad Kotz – former West Genesee High School and Syracuse University lacrosse All-American who was the MVP in his team’s championship game victories in both high school and college
Beezie Madden – longtime Cazenovia resident who has won Gold Medals for the United States in both the 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2008 Beijing Olympics and was the first American and first woman to be in the top three in Show Jumping’s World Ranking
Royce Newell – our Veteran’s Committee selection who played high school basketball at Jameville and college basketball at Syracuse University and later became the first Athletic Director and lacrosse coach at West Genesee High School and spent 33 years as a teacher, coach, and administrator in that school district
The induction dinner is scheduled for October 15 at Drumlins Country Club in Syracuse.