Churchville-Chili Senior High School recently named its former students and staff for the 2017 Athletic Hall of Fame.
The inductees are Felicia Barretta, special contributor; Aaron Faro, Class of 1999; Ron Fodge, Class of 1966; Joanna Patalano, Class of 2003; Nikki Prad, Class of 1994; Tim Redding, Class of 1996; Randy Shaffer, Class of 1971; Robert Shaffer, Class of 1976; Lyndsay Wall, Class of 2003; and Ron Zorn, Class of 1957.
Barretta was secretary to the Churchville-Chili athletic director for 33 years until 2014. She received the Judith A. Martens Secretary of Excellence Award for Section V in 2009.
Faro broke five Churchville-Chili swimming records, and played high school, college and professional soccer. He won two national soccer championships at Messiah College in Pennsylvania, was an National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-American and a Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Player of the Year before moving into the professional ranks.
Fodge played soccer, basketball and baseball. He was captain and leading scorer of the 1965 Section V championship soccer team. He played soccer for four years at St. Bonaventure University.
Patalano, who played soccer, basketball and softball, was the first woman in school history to score over 1,000 points in basketball. She was Monroe County’s 2002 Girls Soccer Player of the Year, helped lead Churchville-Chili girls basketball to Section V titles in 2001 and 2002 and was Rochester Radio Press Club’s 2003 Female Athlete of the Year.
Prad, a three-sport athlete in soccer, indoor track and track and field, won nine Section V individuals between indoor and outdoor track. She became the only woman in Saints history to clinch a state title when she won the long jump in 1994.
Redding played cross country, indoor track and baseball. He played baseball at Monroe Community College, where he was drafted by the Houston Astros. Redding had a 16-year career in major league baseball, and is now coach for the Washington Nationals.
Randy Shaffer is one of two Saints to have achieved All-American status in boys soccer. He holds the school record for most points in a basketball game — 44 — and was an All-county selection in baseball.
Robert Shaffer was an All-county soccer goalie. He helped lead the Saints to a Section V championship in 1973. He played basketball, pitched three no-hitters to help the baseball team with the 1974 Section V title and pitched in college.
Wall was a three-time First Team All-county selection in softball and the 2002 Monroe County Player of the Year. She played for the USA women’s ice hockey team at the Olympics, where they won silver in 2002 and bronze in 2006. She continued her hockey career in college, winning three national championships.
Zorn played soccer, basketball and baseball. He was captain of all three teams, all of which won division titles. He helped the Saints capture the Section V title in boys soccer in 1956. Zorn played soccer and baseball at SUNY Cortland, and was named NSCAA All-American in 1960. He is honored in four other athletic hall of fames.
The honorees will be recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to the school’s athletics program in a Dec. 8 ceremony.
“We want our students and student athletes to have pride in Saints athletics, to appreciate our history and to know that they can be part of something larger if they work hard and set their goals high,” said Michael Murray, athletic director. “Every one of our new Hall of Fame members has had an exceptional impact on our program and on their sports in general. They provide role models for our current generation to aspire to.”
The Churchville-Chili Senior High School Athletic Hall of Fame celebrates the accomplishments of athletes, coaches, administrators and anyone who has made a significant contribution to Saints athletics. The school hopes to make the induction ceremony an annual event.
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