Sports Hall of Fame

Created in 1995, the North Hills Sports Hall of Fame honors individuals who have distinguished themselves in athletics during and/or beyond their years at North Hills High School or the former West View High School. Inductees have brought pride and recognition to the district’s athletic programs and to the community as former players, coaches, administrators and supporters.

This year marks the 23rd year of the Sports Hall of Fame, which is a community program not affiliated with North Hills School District. For more information regarding the Sports Hall of Fame, contact Chelle Zimmerman, activities coordinator, at 412-318-1438 or via email zimmermanm@nhsd.net.

North Hills School District is accepting nominations for its 2019 Sports Hall of Fame. Nominations must be received no later than April 1.

To nominate someone, please click the following link: http://www.nhsd.net/SportsHallofFame.aspx

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2018 Inductees

  • Dan Cardone – Administrator – Dan Cardone served North Hills School District as the Director of Athletics and Activities for 21 years and oversaw the district’s greatest improvement and expansion to its sports facilities. He served as President of the Northern Athletic Directors’ Association and the WPIAL Athletic Directors’ Association and was an officer and member of the WPIAL and PIAA Boards of Control. Cardone created the WPIAL Student Athlete Leadership Academy and the WPIAL Sportsmanship Summit. During his tenure, North Hills was a seven-time winner of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Sportsmanship Award and was named an All-American Sportsmanship School by the Institute of International Sport. In 2005, Cardone was the recipient of the National Interscholastic Athletic Association Award of Merit. He also was inducted in the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.    Dan Cardone

 

  • Josh Eddy – Class of 2005 – Josh Eddy was a cross country and track and field athlete and a key member of teams that won back-to-back WPIAL cross country team championships in 2003 and 2004. He was the WPIAL cross country individual runner-up in 2005 and the WPIAL champion in the 3200 meters. Eddy continued his academic and athletic careers at Duquesne University where he was a four-year letter winner in cross country and track and helped his team win an Atlantic 10 Conference Cross Country Championship. In track and field, Eddy was the Atlantic 10 champion in 2007. He ranks as the No. 4 runner in Duquesne history in both the 5,000 and 10,000 meters. Eddy graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in Criminal Justice and joined the U.S. Army. He is a Green Beret, a Jump Master and Special Forces Master Mountaineer. He has served in three deployments including one in Afghanistan.                        Josh Eddy

 

  • Emily Jamison – Class of 2012 – Emily Jamison was a three-sport athlete at North Hills participating in lacrosse, basketball and soccer. She led her team to back-to-back WPIAL lacrosse championships, and she remains the all-time leading women’s lacrosse scorer in North Hills history. In 2011 and 2012, Jamison was named Academic All-American and First Team All-WPIAL and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette North Extra Female Athlete of the Year in 2012. She went on to play Division I Women’s Lacrosse at Robert Morris University where she was a four-year letter winner and scored 109 career goals. She graduated from Robert Morris University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Management.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Emily Jamison

 

  • Paul Kress III – Class of 1992 – Paul Kress III was a four-year letter winner and team captain for the North Hills swim team.  He was the WPIAL Champion in the 100 backstroke and undefeated in dual meets his junior year, and his 100 backstroke record still stands at North Hills. An outstanding student, Kress was selected to the Allegheny Mountain All-American Scholastic Team and received an appointment to attend the U.S. Naval Academy. He was a four-year letter winner on the swim team and held the 200 backstroke record at Navy for ten years. Upon graduation, he spent seven years in the U.S. Navy as a surface warfare officer. Kress continued his education after his service ended receiving a master’s degree in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. Kress currently serves as the Vice President of Market Organization for EQT Organization.                                                                                                                        Paul Kress III

 

  • Mick Yokitis – Class of 2001 – Mick Yokitis was a two-sport athlete and three-year starter in both football and basketball at North Hills.  An outstanding wide receiver in football, Mick was named to the Quad A North All-Conference team in his junior and senior year. He went on to the Naval Academy Preparatory School and then to the U.S. Naval Academy where became a starting wide receiver for the Midshipmen. Yokitis was a three-year letter winner starting 37 consecutive games. He began his coaching career as head coach at the Naval Academy Preparatory School and is now in his eighth season as wide receivers’ coach at the U.S. Naval Academy. During that time, Navy has posted a record of 50-28, beat Army six times, went to bowl games six times and won the Commander in Chief’s Trophy four times.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mick Yokitis

 

North Hills Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2017:

The 2017 inductees include Keith Brown, Class of 1981; Liz Cleary, Class of 2003; Zach Hebda, Class of 2011; Margo Malone, Class of 2012 and Sal Marsico, Coach.

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Inductees

1995                                                               1996                                1997                                  1998

Dr. Leigh Curl                                 Nancy Henry Albright                 Bruce Abel                          Pam McGonigle

Mark Kelso                                       Steve Brown                                  Edward Abel                      T.J. Osman

Mario Martorelli                             Ed Fullerton                                  Earl Ceh                              Charles “Whitey” Rebel

Tom Tobin                                       Guy Guadagnino                           Tom Dornbrook                Mike Tongel

Scott Winkler                                  Chip Lang                                        Judi Dum                           John Weixel

                                                                                                                      Jill Kern                             Cheryl Rau Zangaro

1999                                               2000                                             2001                                 2002

Steve Fedell                                      Zena Hermann Courtney             Art Hartman*                   LaVar Arrington

Dr. Robert Potter                            Richard Dalrymple                        Melanie Lee                      Geoff Bender

Robert Reilly                                    Mike Flynn                                      Mary Ann Maloney         Jason Bender

Bill Stara                                            Tom Maloney                                Fred Matheis                    Susan Lee Latshaw

Maryanne Pacconi Thomas           Doug Shore                                   Ray Nunamaker                David Mayernik

                                                                                                                     Eric Renkey                        Michael Yoest

2003                                               2004                                          2005                                2006

Chris Cisar                                        Pat Carey                                      Eric DeMario                     Gerry “Boz” Bosworth*

Eric Kasperowicz                             Stephani Ehrenfeld                    Russ Hollyfield*               Doug Hetzler

Chris Fertig                                       Lynn Kelso                                  Linda Massucci                  Scott Merlack

Linda Nauman Mitchell                 John Robic                                  Seamus Murphy                Robert “Bob” Soleau

Gus Nauman                                    Rob Schellhaas                                                                          Victoria (Vicki) Wilson

2007                                             2008                                           2009                                 2010

Bill Corley                                      Eddie Crankovic*                         Ken Bollens Sr.                  Scott Chisholm

Gary Gorajewski                           Kelly (Keenan) Check                  Ian Fitzgerald                     Sarah Emory

Chris Helon                                   Charles “Chum” Kovach              Casey Mohn                        Janet (Schmidt) McDowell

Jenna Hough                                 Joe Smithco                                  Ryan Redman                     Brian Stumpf

Brian Kagle                                    Mark Taylor                                  Mike White                          Joe Wadlow

2011                                             2012                                            2013                                                 2014

Michael Czerwien*                      Dave Collins                                  LuLu (Troy) Braun*                         Percy Barnett

Greg Morris                                  Kevin Donas                                  Jenielle Hunt                                    Mark Farris

David O’Keefe                              Marc Mitchell                               Jack McCurry                                     Lisa (Hall) Halstead

Dave Weinerth                             Robert Weider                             Andrew Richardson                          Paul Thomas

Jessica Zapf                                  Sara Zilles                                     Morrow “Woody” Woodburn          Thomas Welch

2015                                             2016                                                 2017                                           2018

William Knoch                              Bob Hood                                           Keith Brown                                Dan Cardone

Vince Sebal                                    Dana (Pecanis) Simile                     Elizabeth Cleary                          Josh Eddy

Rhonda (Caye) Vorndran           Michael “Mickey” Schramm           Zach Hebda                                 Emily Jamison

Tim White                                      John Wilkie                                       Margo Malone                             Paul Kress III

Rich Esswein                                 John Zanieski                                    Sal Marsico                                 Mick Yokitis

*Posthumous