William Floyd to induct 9th Class of Athletic Hall of Fame

On Saturday, January 16, the William Floyd School District along with the William Floyd Alumni Association is set to induct its ninth class of honorees into the William Floyd Athletic Hall of Fame. This year’s list of inductees includes a league champion girls basketball team, a championship head coach, a community youth sports organization and five individual honorees who have made tremendous contributions to William Floyd.

Headlining the list of inductees is the League Champion 1982 girls basketball team – the first in the girls basketball program history and the 10th girls league championship overall –  under the leadership of Head Coach Susan Wisniewski and Assistant Coach Tom Ferrigno; Coach Susan Wisniewski as the fifth coach inductee; the YUMA Baseball Organization;  as well as the outstanding individual athletes Christopher Clay (1983/posthumous), football/wrestling; Marybeth Hoffman (1991), basketball/field hockey/softball; James O’Brien (1969), baseball/basketball; Andrew Miller (2005), football/lacrosse; and Patrina Williams (1984), basketball.

“The Athletic Hall of Fame is always a wonderful event that allows us to reconnect with our former student-athletes and coaches and recognize the hard work of those still making a difference within the community,” said Jackie (Intonato) Eglevsky (1964), President, William Floyd Alumni Association.

[quote_colored name=”” icon_quote=”no”]“I congratulate all of our honorees on this well-deserved honor. The William Floyd Athletic Program and the William Floyd community would not be what it is today without you.”[/quote_colored]

This year’s class joins the ranks of 53 individual athletes, four coaches, four community award recipients and eight championship teams, including the 1962 baseball team, the 1969 boys cross country team, 1972 boys cross country team, the 1987 bowling team, the 1991 softball team, the 1994 boys basketball team, the 2001 football team and the 2002 wrestling team.

“These five former student athletes, the team, coaches and community organization truly embody the spirit of William Floyd,” said Mark Mensch, Athletic Director, William Floyd School District.

[quote_colored name=”” icon_quote=”no”]“Whether they were leaving it all on the field or the court, mentoring a generation of student-athletes or running a youth sports program, this class of honorees is truly deserving of this Hall of Fame recognition.”[/quote_colored]

To be considered for this honor, nominees must be alumni of William Floyd High School and have exhibited both excellence and sportsmanship during their time as a William Floyd student athlete. The annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony, sponsored by the William Floyd Alumni Association, is designed to recognize former outstanding athletes and role models of the past while strengthening the bonds between the community, the district and its alumni.

The ceremony will take place in the William Floyd High School senior cafeteria at 12 pm on Saturday, January 16, 2016. The cost to attend the luncheon is $35 per person, children six to 12 cost $17 and children under six are free. Tickets are available at the door and can also be purchased online at http://bit.ly/WFHallofFameTix.

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