Congratulations to the following individuals who are the 2020 inductees into the North Hills Sports Hall of Fame. Their induction ceremony is planned for this fall.
Dennis Watson, Community Supporter
Dennis Watson was the founding member of the North Hills Sports Hall of Fame which began in 1995. Over the past 25 years, the North Hills Sports Hall of Fame has impacted more than 125 players, coaches, administrators and community supporters who have brought pride and recognition to the athletic programs of the NHSD.
Watson served as a director for the North Hills School District for eight years as a member of the school board. He was an avid supporter of North Hills athletics and activities and continues to serve the North Hills community. Watson is currently a trial attorney with Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. and resides in the North Hills with his wife Joan.
Andrew Johnson, Class of 2004
Andrew Johnson was a two-sport athlete at North Hills, participating in the sports of football and track and field. He was named first team All Conference, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette Fabulous 22, the Pittsburgh Tribune Review Terrific 25, and the Associated Press All-State Team. He was the North Hills leading rusher.
Johnson currently holds the North Hills track record in the 100 meters, the WPIAL 100 meters champion and also the Pennsylvania 100 meters state champion. After graduation, he accepted a full scholarship to the University of Miami where he participated in football and track. Mr. Johnson currently is a restaurant entrepreneur and resides in Los Angeles, California.
Bill Lamb, Class of 2003
Bill Lamb participated in the sport of football at North Hills. He was three-time starter at inside linebacker and still remains the leading tackler in the history of North Hills. Bill was named first team All Conference, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22, the Pittsburgh Tribune Review Terrific 25, and the Associated Press All-State Team.
He went on to play football at Slippery Rock University as an outside linebacker where he was a two-year letter winner. Mr. Lamb currently resides in Allison Park, Pennsylvania.
Brian Lovasik, Class of 2015
Brian Lovasik was a two-sport athlete at North Hills, participating in the sports of swimming and tennis. He was a two-year team captain for the swim team while at North Hills and broke every school and pool record in every freestyle event.
Lovasik went on to the University of Pittsburgh where he continued his swimming career and was awarded the University of Pittsburgh Carson Fellowship post graduate scholarship. Lovasik currently resides in the North Hills.
Shannon Malone, Class of 2013
Shannon Malone was a two-sport athlete at North Hills, participating in cross country and track and field. She is one of the greatest distance runners in WPIAL history and currently ranks in the all-time WPIAL top 10 in three track events. Malone is a six-time WPIAL medalist, three-time PIAA State medalist and the 2013 WPIAL 3200 champion.
In addition, Malone holds North Hills school records in both the 1600 and 3200 meters. She went on to earn a full scholarship to Syracuse University where she continued to excel in both cross country and track. Shannon currently is a professional runner. Among her accomplishments as a professional is a fourth place finish in the national half marathon championship in 2019 and qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the marathon. Malone currently resides in the North Hills.