•                       1990 - 1999
     lion   WHS Hall of Fame Members


     Darrell Austin
    Darrell Austin
    Class: 1986-1990

    Sports Played:
    Golf 4 Years
    Basketball 2 Years

    College: University of Alabama

    • Recognized as one of the greatest golfers in Wellsville school history.
    • He won the Section V Championship in golf in 1990 and the Wellsville Men's Club  Championship in 1989.
    • In the New York State Junior Golf Championships he had two top ten finishes.
    • His best was a second in 1988. He became the Corning Classic Junior Champion in 1988 as well as the Buffalo District Match and Stroke Play Champion in 1989.
    • A life of golf paid off as he was rewarded with a NAIA Scholarship by the University of Charleston.

     Julie Cady
    Julie Cady
    Class: 1986-1990

    Sports Played:
    Tennis 5 Years
    Basketball 5 Years
    Volleyball 3 Years
    Softball 2 Years
    Track 1 Year

    College: University of Maryland

    • First female athlete to ever score 1000 points in her basketball career
    • Won the Section V Tennis Crown in 1989.
    • Her high school tennis record for the regular season was an amazing 55-0 in singles competition.
    • In her high school varsity career the teams she played on had a combined record of 2311-31. Along the way she earned 16 varsity letters.
    • Captain of The University of Maryland Tennis Team; Playing #2 singles and #1 doubles while excelling in the classroom with a 3.76 average in chemical engineering

     Brian Gray II
    Brian Gray II
    Class: 1986-1990

    Sports Played:
    Wrestling 5 Years
    Football 4 Years
    Track 1 Year

    College: James Madison University

    • Gained 1054 yards in football his senior year
    • Set the Wellsville High School record for most career wins in wrestling at 124
    • Won the New York State Championship in wrestling and went on to be declared a High School All American his senior year

    Darren McCartney
    Darren McCartney
    Class: 1986 -1990

    Sports Played:
    Basketball 3 Years
    Baseball 3 Years
    Soccer 1 Year

    Colleges:
    Davis & Elkins
    St. Bonaventure University

    • Only the second player in school history to score over a thousand career points in boys basketball 1012 points.
    • With his speed he simply dominated games in the sports of basketball and baseball. In 1990 he was chosen as a first team member of the Spectator Great 8 Basketball Team.
    • In baseball he had a lifetime batting average of .360 and once held the school record for stolen bases and doubles in a season.
    • Played on two Section V championship teams: 1987 & 1990. In the sport of basketball he averaged over 20 points a game for his junior and senior years.
    • He is recognized as being one of the best guards in high school history.

    Michelle Alvord  
    Michelle Alvord
    Class: 1987-1991

    Sports Played:
    Basketball 3 Years
    Softball 3 Years
    Swim Team 2 Years
    Volleyball 1 Year

    College: Keuka College

    • Participated on four Section V Championship teams in basketball - 2, Softball, and volleyball
    • Scored over 1000 points and had over 1000 rebounds in her high school basketball career
    • In her senior year she was selected Section V Class B MVP as well as chosen to play in the Ronald McDonald All Star Game.
    • Attended Keuka College on a basketball scholarship where she scored 155 points and had 927 rebounds in her career
    • Currently is the head girls basketball coach at Keuka College

    Jason Mattison  
    Jason Mattison
    Class: 1987-1991

    Sports Played:
    Football 4 Years
    Baseball 3 Years
    Wrestling 2 Years

    College: Alfred University

    • He was chosen as a first team all star in three different sports in school: football, baseball, & wrestling.
    • In his senior year he was selected to the All Greater Rochester 2nd team as a defensive back in football.
    • In 1991 he was voted the Sid Miles award as the top male athlete in the school.
    • He is recognized as one of the best catchers of all time in Wellsville school history playing on two Section V championship baseball teams: 1990 & 1991.
    • In college he went on to be a 3 year starter in football at Alfred University where he had a brilliant career. 

    Kate Hetzel Ostrowski
    Kate Hetzel Ostrowski
    Class: 1987-1991

    Sports Played:
    Volleyball 5 Years
    Basketball 4 Years

    College: Buffalo State

    • She has been on more Section V championship teams than any athlete in school history with 7; 5 in volleyball, 2 in basketball.
    • Was honored with Section V Class B MVP Awards in Volleyball.
    • She was selected 4 times as a member of the Section V Volleyball Team.
    • She was chosen as team captain her senior year in volleyball and basketball.
    • Went on to play two years of volleyball at Buffalo State.

    Robert Weigand
    **Robert Weigand
    Class: 1987-1991

    School & Community
    Service Inductee

    Colleges:
    Mansfield University
    Boston University

    • During his broadcasting career he has covered a wide variety of sporting events for NBC and ABC sports including many Monday Night football games.
    • In 1995 he won his first Emmy Award for NBC with his coverage of the NYC Marathon.
    • In 1998 he won his second Emmy Award for his coverage of the NBC Golf Tour Best  Live Sports Series.
    • He has covered three World Olympics for NBC. His work included the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, the Winter Games in Sydney, Australia, and the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

    Scott Cicirello  
    Scott Cicirello
    Class: 1988-1992

    Sports Played:
    Baseball 4 Years
    Football 3 Years

    Colleges:
    St. Bonaventure University
    R.I.T.
    Erie Police Academy

    • Still holds seven high school records in baseball, some that may never be broken
    • Played short stop and was the lead off batter on 3 sectional championship teams in 1990, 1991, 1992
    • Will always be remembered for the play in the last inning to preserve the 1990 sectional finals by a one run margin
    • Was chosen as an Expressway Conference All Star in baseball for 3 years and in football, as a running back for 2 years
    • In 1992 he was awarded the Sid Miles Award as the WHS Top Male Athlete.

     Jason Whitford
    Jason Whitford
    Class of 1992

    Sports Played:
    Soccer 3 Years
    Swimming 4 Years
    Baseball 3 Years

    College: Quincy College, Illinois

    • One of the most dominant baseball pitchers in Wellsville History.  His lifetime ERA of 1.68 and  winning percent of .875 ranks 2nd all time amongst pitchers with 20 plus wins.
    • He is the only Wellsville Pitcher to win back to back Section V championships in 1991 and 1992 giving up only 1 run in each game.
    • As a pitcher he went on to have a good career at Quincy College in Illinois.
    • In the sport of swimming, he still holds two pool and team records.
    • A quiet leader of men, he was chosen a team captain in three sports his senior year.

    Brent Miles  
    Brent Miles
    Class: 1989-1993

    Sports Played:
    Basketball 3 Years
    Baseball 3 Years

    College: Baldwin Wallace

    • Holds the single season scoring record in basketball at Wellsville with 468 for a 22.3 average
    • Made the Great 8 and Big 30 All Star Teams in basketball his senior year
    • Played in the high school Ronald McDonald All Star basketball game in Rochester, NY
    • Played on four straight sectional championship baseball teams...something no other male athlete has ever done
    • Accepted a basketball scholarship to Baldwin Wallace where he played for four years, including two trips to the NCAA National Championship Tournament

     Heidi Reester
    Heidi Reester Dix
    Class: 1990-1993

    Sports Played:
    Cross Country 3 Years
    Basketball 3 Years
    Track 2 Years

    Colleges:
    Cornell University
    University of Albany

    • She is recognized as one of the best distance runners in track in WHS history.
    • In 1993 she set school records in the 1500 meter and 800 meter runs. These are records that still exist today.
    • She was an integral part of 3 Section V championship teams: one in girls basketball in 1991 and two in track in 1992 & 1993.
    • She qualified twice in the New York State Championship Meet for track in the 800  meter run.
    • In cross country she was an exceptional runner winning several meets as well as  setting the Wellsville course record.
    • She led by example, and her work habits were second to none.

    Carrie Dobstaff Willit
    Carrie Dobstaff Willit
    Class: 1989-1993

    Sports Played:
    Track 5 Years
    Soccer 4 Years
    Basketball 3 Years

    Colleges:
    Keuka College
    Alfred State

    • Holds several current Wellsville soccer records including: Most career goals  - 96, Most goals in a single season - 40, Most goals in one game – 7
    • Was selected as the Allegany County Athlete of the Year her senior year by the WellsvilleDaily Reporter
    • Was the starting point guard on the 1991 sectional championship team in basketball
    • Was a key performer on the 1992 and 1993 sectional championship girls track teams

    Andy Cuykendall
    Andy Cuykendall
    Class: 1990-1994

    Sports Played:
    Baseball 2 Years
    Soccer 1 Year

    College: Ithaca College

    • Selected as the Expressway Conference M.V.P in baseball his senior year in 1994
    • Scored the winning goal in soccer on the only Section V championship team in the history of Wellsville (1993)
    • Played baseball at Ithaca College where he was selected as an All State Player for three years
    • He is currently listed in the top 10 at Ithaca College for most homeruns in a season and for his career.
    • Was a starter on three Northeastern Collegiate Baseball League championship teams playing for the Hornell Dodgers and Ithaca Lakers

    Tim Hardy  
    Tim Hardy

    Class: 1990-1994

    Sports Played:
    Soccer  4 Years
    Baseball 3 Years
    Basketball 3 Years

    Colleges:
    Alfred University
    Ithaca College

    • Was the starting goalie and Section V MVP on the 1993 Section V Boys Soccer Championship Team.
    • At one time he held the school record as a soccer goalie for the single season and career marks in shutouts and goals against average.
    • In 1994 he made the All Greater Rochester 1st Team in boys soccer.
    • In 1994 he was chosen for the Sid Miles Award as the school's best male athlete.
    • In baseball he was recognized as one of the all time great catchers in high school history.
    • He won a total of 3 Section V Championships, 2 in baseball, 1992 & 1993; and 1 in soccer in 1993.

    Tonya Atlip
    Tonya Artlip
    Class: 1991-1995

    Sports Played:
    Volleyball 4 Years
    Basketball 4 Years

    College: Alfred University

    • Tonia was a starter on the only girls volleyball N.Y. State Championship Team in 1994
    • In basketball she had an excellent high school career finishing with 1230 points as well as being a dominating rebounder under the boards.
    • In her senior year in basketball she was chosen to the Spectator Great Eight All Star Team as well as a member of the Ronald McDonald All Star Game.
    • In basketball she was a participant on the AAU National Jr. Olympic Traveling Team of Western New York where they competed at the Nationals in Cleveland and the Junior Nationals in Washington, D.C.
    • At Alfred University she was a two-year starter for the women's basketball team having an excellent career for the Saxons.

    Steve Childs  
    Steve Childs
    Class: 1991-1995

    Sports Played:
    Football 3 Years
    Basketball 2 Years
    Baseball 3 Years

    College: SUNY Cortland

    • Recognized as a great athlete he became an all star in football, basketball, and baseball.
    • Currently holds 7 Wellsville High School records in baseball. His 27 wins as a  pitcher may never be broken.
    • Selected as a member of the Big 30 All Star Football Team his senior year, and was the starting quarterback at the Don Raabe Classic in 1995.
    • Holds two Section V records in baseball: Most RBIs one season with 53 and most games pitched in one season  19.
    • In basketball he was selected to the 2nd team of the Wellsville Reporter Great 8 Team.

    Kila Cook Green
    Kila Cook Green
    Class: 1991 -1995

    Sports Played:
    Softball 4 Years

    Basketball 4 Years

    College: SUNY Cobleskill

    • She was recognized for her outstanding speed and simply dominating games with her base running ability.She once held the high school stolen base record which stood for several years.
    • She was chosen to the 1st Team Expressway Conference All Star Team her  junior and senior years.
    • In college at Cobleskill she was chosen as the most valuable offensive player on the softball team for two years in a row.
    • Also at Cobleskill she was the most valuable defensive player on the women's basketball team for one year.

     Jessica Regan Cotton  
    Jessica Regan Cotton
    Class: 1991-1995

    Sports Played:
    Volleyball 4 Years
    Softball 4 Years
    Basketball 1 Year

    College: Messiah College

    • Played one two sectional championship teams in softball, 2 sectional championship teams in volleyball, and the only volleyball state championship team in Wellsville history in 1994
    • Chosen as the Section V Tournament M.V.P. in softball where she went a perfect 9-0 as a pitcher
    • In 1995 she was chosen as the New York State Player of the Year in softball as possibly the most dominant pitcher in the entire state.
    • At Messiah College she had a brilliant career winning 65 games and was chosen as an All American for 3 consecutive years.
    • She not only excelled on the softball field at Messiah, but in the classroom as well earning Academic All-American Honors her senior year.

    Kelly Golish Vossler
    Kelly Golish Vossler
    Class: 1990-1995

    Sports Played:
    Volleyball 5 Years

    Colleges:
    Genesee Community College
    Alfred University

    • Anchored the 1993 Wellsville Girls Volleyball New York State championship team where she was chosen M.V.P. of the tournament.
    • Currently holds the career record for Wellsville High School in kills with 373.
    • While in high school she was a star player for the Junior Olympics Club Volleyball Team out of Rochester.
    • She was chosen captain and co-captain of her high school volleyball teams her junior & senior years.
    • In 1996 while at Genesee Community College she was chosen Division I Player of the Year in Volleyball in Region 3.
    • In 1996 and 1997 she was chosen as a Junior College All American in girls volleyball  at Genesee Community College.

    Jamie McLaughlin
    Jamie McLaughlin
    Class: 1991-1995

    Sports Played:
    Soccer 2 Years

    Basketball 2 Years
    Softball 2 Years

    College: Gannon University

    • She was chosen as a captain on three teams her senior year. Enthusiasm,  leadership, and work-ethic were her trademarks.
    • Was the starting goalie on the high school's only sectional soccer championship team in 1993 and the starting second basemen on two sectional softball championship teams in 1994 and 1995.
    • In softball she currently holds school records in homeruns for a season with 6 and career with 14.
    • At Gannon University she went on to be their very first All American in softball.
    • She continues to be a leader of young people as she takes her many skills to the coaching level at Wellsville High School.

    Sarah Synakowski Hossenlopp
    Sarah Synakowski Hossenlopp
    Class of 1996

    Sports Played:
    Volleyball 5 Years
    Basketball 4 Years
    Track 2 Years

    College: Wesleyan University

    • One of the best female athletes to ever play sports in Wellsville, she won 6 Section VChampionships in her career.
    • Sarah was a star in 3 sports, winning many awards in Volleyball, Basketball and Track.
    • In 1994, after tearing her ACL the year before, she came back to help the volleyball team win the schools only State Title.
    • She had an outstanding volleyball career in college playing four years at Wesleyan University as well as one year on their Crew Team.
    • One of her highest achievements in college came when she was named to the New England Small Colleges Athletic Conferences Academic All Start Team.  She was not only gifted in sports, but in the classroom as well.

    Jennifer Mattison Langborgh  
    Jennifer Mattison Langborgh
    Class of 1996

    Sports Played:
    Soccer 3 Years

    Softball 3 Years

    College: James Madison University

    • In the sport of soccer she is recognized as one of the best midfielders to ever put on a WellsvilleUniform.
    • In soccer she was selected to The Expressway All Star Team twice and in her senior year she was chosen league MVP on defense.
    • In softball she will always be remembered as one of the best 3rd baseman in school history, starting on 3 Section V Championship Teams.
    • In her senior year she was chosen 3rd Team All New York State State becoming the only 3rd baseman chosen out of 50 players selected.
    • A born leader she was chosen Team Captain 3 times in the sports of soccer and softball.
    • In 1996, her senior year she was chosen the top female athlete by her classmates as well as winning the Sid Miles Award.

    Traci Richardson
    Traci Richardson
    Class: 1992-1996

    Sports Played:
    Volleyball 5 Years
    Golf 5 Years

    College:
    Penn State University

    • Starting setter on the 1994 NYS Championship Volleyball Team
    • 1995 M.V.P of Section V, Class C Volleyball Tournament: 2nd Team All State 1994-1995 Qualified and played in 1998 USGA National Women's Publinks Championship Tournament in Hawaii
    • 3rd place during medal play of the 1998 NYS Women's Amateur
    • Received athletic scholarship grant in 1999 for PSU Women's Golf Team

    Michelle Manikowski Woodard
    Michelle Manikowski Woodard
    Class of 1996

    Sports Played:
    Basketball 3 Years
    Soccer 3 Years
    Track 6 Years

    College: Bucknell University

    • She was recognized as one of the most versatile athletes in track and field history, qualifying for sectionals in six different events.
    • While in high school she won six Section V championships in track and field, as well as one in girls soccer. Her senior year of 1996, she set the school record for the pentathlon, which still exists today.
    • Of the 17 events in track and field, Michelle competed in 13 of them at different times throughout her high school career - a true indication of the gifted athlete she was.
    • After graduation Michelle was on her way to having a great career at Bucknell University in track and field when an injury her junior year ended her run.
    • Her high school coaches will always remember her as a person that had incredible work ethic and was a role model for others to follow.

    Brad Graves
    Brad Graves
    Class: 1993-1997

    Sports Played:
    Baseball 3 Years
    Soccer 2 Years

    College: Quincy University

    • Baseball: 1st Team All New York State Selection 1995 and 1996
    • School record batting average in 1996 of .530, 3 year career BA .454
    • Baseball: Expressway Conference All Star 1995, 1996 and 1997
    • Soccer: Scored 5 goals on Senior Day 1997, career 47 goals/47 games
    • Received 4 year baseball scholarship to Quincy University
    • Quincy University: Voted Most Improved Player 1998 with BA of .467

    Tiffany Hainey
    Tiffany Hainey
    Class: 1993-1997

    Sports Played:
    Soccer 3 Years

    Basketball 2 Years
    Track 4 Years

    College:
    Utah Valley State

    • In the sport of track and field she won 9 Section V championships: 5 individual and 4 team awards
    • She was the starting point guard on the 1997 Section V Girls Basketball Championship Team. Record: 20 - 4 h
    • In soccer she was recognized for her tenacious style of play at the midfield where she often controlled the tempo of the game.
    • Currently she holds 3 school records in track and field: long jump, triple jump, and 400 meter relays.
    • In 1996 she won three Section V championships in track and field all in the same day, an accomplishment that may never be broken.

    Katie Joy
    Katie Joy
    Class of 1993-1997

    Sports Played:
    Volleyball 3 Years
    Track & Field 6 Years

    College: SUNY Fredonia

    • She currently holds two individual school records in track in the 100 meter and 200 meter sprints.
    • She currently holds two school records as a member of the 400 meter and 1600  meter relay Teams.
    • She was chosen at the Expressway Conference MVP in 1997 for track & field.
    • Competed at the NYS Track and Field Championships for two consecutive years. In 1996 she took 6th in the 400 relay and in 1997 she took 4th in the 200 and 5th in the 100 meter sprints.
    • She won 6 team sectional titles in track and field (95, 96, & 97) and volleyball (94,95, & 96). She was also a member of the 1994 State Volleyball Champions.

    Jill Regan
    Jill Regan
    Class: 1993-1997

    Sports Played:
    Basketball 4 Years
    Softball 4 Years
    Soccer 2 Years

    College: George Mason University

    • She played on 6 Section V championship teams in softball and basketball.
    • Finished her H.S. basketball career with records in Most Points Scored-1611, Most Rebounds-1073, and Most Blocks with 290.
    • In softball this left-handed pitcher was named N.Y. State Class C Player of the Year her senior year.
    • Received a Division I scholarship to play basketball at George Mason University.
    • Played 4 years at GMU averaging 4.8 points and 3.1 rebounds her senior year.
    • Recognized by many as the most dominate female athlete to ever play for the Lions.

    Nick Viglietta  
    Nick Viglietta
    Class: 1993-1997

    Sports Played:
    Football 4 Years

    Baseball 3 Years
    Basketball 1 Year

    College: Alfred State

    • In football he broke the single season rushing record in 1996 with 1340 yards.
    • Was named Section V Class C Football Player of the Week two times in 1996.
    • Named First Team Expressway Conference All-Star 3 times in football and 2 times in baseball.
    • Selected by his teammates as MVP Offense in football in 1994, 1995, & 1996 and baseball in 1997.
    • Won the Sid Miles Award his senior year as the school's Best Male Athlete.

    Tony Perkins
    Tony Perkins
    Class: 1994-1998

    Sports Played:
    Football 3 Years

    Baseball 4 Years

    • In 1998 he was described by the Chicago Cubs scout as being the best defensive catcher in the Eastern Zone of the United States.
    • He was the starting catcher on two Section V championship teams in 1996 and 1998.
    • In 1998 he was the sectional MVP in Class B.
    • In 1997 and 1998 he was selected 1st Team All-State as a catcher.
    • In 1997 he was the starting catcher on the Western Team that won a silver medal at the Empire State Games.
    • In his senior year he was given the Sid Miles Award as the schools top male athlete.
    • In 1998 he was chosen to play in the Don Raabe Big 30 Football Classic.

    Lauren Schmidt  
    Lauren Schmidt
    Class: 1995-1999

    Sports Played:
    Volleyball 5 Years
    Basketball 3 Years
    Track 3 Years

    College: Carnegie Mellon

    • Played on the only Wellsville volleyball team that won a state title in 1994.
    • Member of the Section V championship teams in track in 1994 and 1995.
    • Played on the Gold Medal Volleyball Team at the Empire State Games in 1998.
    • In 2001 she was the University Athletic Association Conference Volleyball Player of the Year.
    • Went on to be a Division III volleyball All-American in college in 2001 and 2002.
    • In 2003 she was honored as the NCAA Woman of the Year for the state of Pennsylvania.