Churchville-Chili High School will welcome five new members to its Athletic Hall of Fame on Dec. 6: Alan Fodge ’68, Andre Fontenette ’00, Rich Rose ’65, Adam Steinwachs ’95 and Jeff Winden ’90.
Fodge helped the 1965 soccer team win the Monroe County division and Section V Class B titles with a 16-1 record. He led the baseball team to two consecutive league titles in 1966 and ’67, and his batting average of .462 remains in the school’s top 10.
In 1968, Fodge received the James Widener Memorial Trophy for outstanding athlete of the year, and went on the play soccer and baseball at the University of Rochester.
Fontenette set school records in football as a receiver and kick returner. He was first team all-county in 1998, first team all-Greater Rochester in ’99 and selected for the 2000 Governor’s Bowl. He received a scholarship to Syracuse University, and played in the Insight.com Bowl in 2001 and Champs Sports Bowl in 2004.
As a three-sport athlete, Fontenette set the school’s basketball record for most assists in one season, and was first team all-county and MVP of the ’98 track and field team. He went on to coach college and high school football.
Rose was Churchville-Chili’s Outstanding Athlete of 1965. He was first team all-county on the 1963 soccer team that won the division title. He captained the team in 1964, again making first team all-county.
He was the leading scorer at 19.7 points per game for the 1963-64 basketball team, which won the division title. He set school records in scoring and assists. Rose played soccer at Roberts Wesleyan College and was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 1995.
Steinwachs was all-county, and won Section V titles in indoor track and track and field. In 1995, he was team MVP, Monroe County track and field champion in triple jump, Section V Class AA track and field champion in pole vault and triple jump, and Churchville-Chili’s Male Athlete of the year.
He was the Section V Class A track and field champion in the triple jump in 1994, and graduated with school records that still stand. He ran track at Ashland University, where he was part of seven conference championship teams. Steinwachs became a track coach before joining the U.S. Army.
Winden set school records, and racked up honors and Section V titles in all three of his sports: cross-country, indoor track, and track and field. He is the only male in Churchville-Chili history to win the Section V Class BB individual championship in cross-country, which he did in 1989.
He was first team all-county in track and field for four seasons, and was the 1990 Male Athlete of the Year. At SUNY Fredonia, Winden was a two-time All-American in cross-country and indoor track. He was inducted into the Fredonia Athletic Hall of Fame and Section V Cross-Country Hall of Fame.
The 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame presentation will be held at 6:45 p.m. at Churchville-Chili Middle School after the girls basketball game vs. Webster Thomas, which starts at 5:30 p.m. The boys basketball game will follow at 8 p.m.
The Churchville-Chili High School Athletic Hall of Fame celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding athletes, coaches, administrators and anyone that made a significant contribution to Saints athletics. Visit cccsd.org/AthleticHallofFame.aspx for information.