West Perry Athletic Hall of Fame
Field Hockey, Basketball, Track 1996-2000
3 time Mid Penn Conference Field Hockey All Star, 1999 Carlisle Sentinel Field Hockey Player of the Year, Harrisburg Patriot News Big 11 Field Hockey selection, 1st Team All State Field Hockey.
3 time Mid Penn Conference Basketball All Star, 2000 1st Team All Sentinel selection, PA-Maryland All Star game selection, Harrisburg Patriot News Big 15 Basketball selection.
5th place Mid Penn Conference – 300 M Hurdles, 8th place District III – 300 M Hurdles
John Travers Award Finalist, 2000 West Perry Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year, 2000 Carlisle Sentinel Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year, 2000 Perry County Athletic Directors Scholarship Award winner
Stand out Field Hockey player at Old Dominion University.
USA national Team 2008 Player of the Year.
Mary Jane Moyer (Coach)
Field Hockey 1975-1998
Overall Record – 276-76-28, 7 Championships (4 Tri-Valley, 3 mid Penn).
“Mary Jane was one of the most respected field hockey coaches in the Mid Penn Conference when I joined the ranks in 1985. West Perry field hockey teams were always the most prepared, most organized, most sportsmanlike…Mary Jane had this quiet, reserved style of coaching…yet she loved the competition and the challenge to teach her kids. I looked up to her and was fortunate to learn from a legend early in my coaching career.” – Anna Baldini, Former Head Field Hockey Coach, Camp Hill High School.
Larry Frederick (Coach)
Baseball, Basketball 1965-1999
Overall Baseball Record – 503-155-1, 26 Championships (2 Perry County, 9 Tri-Valley, 10 Mid Penn, 3 District III, 2 PIAA State) Never had a losing baseball season, Coached 12 league MVPs and 5 players who went on to play professionally.
Notched 37 victories as head Basketball coach from 1967-1971.
Ray Kaseman (Coach)
Boys’ Soccer, Basketball 1969-1984
Head Basketball Coach from 1971-1984, 152 wins, 2 Championships (Mid State, Tri-Valley)
Head Boys’ Soccer Coach from 1969-1974, 37 wins.
12 years as assistant baseball coach.
“Coach Kaseman was fiery and competitive…he was also very fair. He had a great sense of humor and was an exceptional motivator. When you played for Mr. Kaseman, you wanted to do well – not out of fear but out of respect for his intense dedication and knowledge of the game.” – Bill Weibley, West Perry High School teacher and former student-athlete.
“Coach Kaseman was a competitor yet he understood the game was much more. He made the game fun yet brought the very best out of us. He taught us sportsmanship, integrity and loved what he was doing. Thank you for everything Mr. Kaseman.” – Greg Swab. West Perry Chief of Security and former student-athlete
1st Team Mid Penn Conference (Defensive Back & Running Back), Mid Penn Offensive MVP, 1477 total yards in 1998, 2042 total yards in 1999, 1st Team All State, Big 33 selection.
Full athletic Scholarship to the University of Georgia
Five years with the National Football Leagues’ Baltimore Ravens
Nick Battiste (Coach)
Wrestling, Track 1973-2009
16 years as the Head Girls’ track coach, 121 wins and a Mid-Penn championship
26 years as the Head Boys’ track coach, 236 wins and 4 championships
8 years as the Head Wrestling coach, 49 wins
Assistant coach for football, wrestling, and track
“Nick coached football, wrestling, and track and field for a combined fifty seasons, most of them as a head coach. His engaging personality will long be remembered as a hallmark of his coaching career. Nick Battiste has left and incredible mark on the West Perry Track Program and I thank him for his dedication.” – Tom Abeling, Head Track Coach, West Perry High School
“Nick was a dedicated and enthusiastic coach who always had the best interests of student athletes as his priority. He was both professional and extremely enjoyable to work with.” – Demonte Temple, Former West Perry Athletic Director and Coach
Football, Basketball, Baseball (1977-1980)
Member of the undefeated Twin Valley Championship football team, All-conference honorable mention.
Member of the 1979 and 1980 state championship baseball teams, starting pitcher in the 1980 PIAA State Championship game, currently holds the West Perry baseball records for lowest ERA (0.41), During 1980, he struck out 100 batters while walking just 12,
Attended Clemson University on scholarship, earning a degree in engineering
Drafted by the Chicago Cubs and spent four years in Major League Baseball.
Accomplishments were once featured in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd”
“Tim was a tremendous athlete. He was well mannered, and in general, a wonderful young man to be around. With all of the media coverage that the baseball program got at the time, I never saw one time where it went to his head.” – Larry Frederick, Former West Perry Teacher and Baseball Coach and West Perry Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2009
Tawny (Petrick) Mercer
Field Hockey, Basketball, Track (1981-1984)
1,462 career points in basketball, first female athlete from West Perry to reach the 1,000 point plateau, Patriot News Big 15 selection
Currently holds the West Perry record for 300 meter hurdles, currently stands at 3rd place all time in W.P. Track and Field points, 4th place medal in the state tournament
First Travers Award Winner in W.P. history her individual accomplishments included a and selection to the,
Captain of the United State Naval Academy basketball team her senior year
Member of the Naval Academy track team.
Football, Basketball, Baseball (1977-1980)
Captain of the undefeated 1979 Twin Valley League football championship team, led the team in total yards gained and passing yards, while becoming a Twin Valley League Honorable Mention, led the 1980 team in total yards gained, passing yards, and was selected to the 1st team all conference as a QB, Safety, and he was named Twin Valley Offensive Player of the Year.
Member of the mid-state league basketball championship team in 1979, the tri-valley league championship team in 1980, and the league MVP his junior and senior year.
League MVP his junior and senior year of baseball, member of the 1979 and 1980 state championship teams. Owns nine West Perry baseball records including career pitching record (26-0) and most strikeouts in a career (212).
1980 Carlisle Sentinel Athlete of the year, PA Cancer Society High School athlete of the year for 1979-1980.
Full athletic scholarship offer to Penn State for baseball
Drafted and signed with the St. Louis Cardinals
Football, Wrestling, Track 1974-1977
Led the football team in tackles, assisted tackles, and tackles for all three years as a starter, 613 career tackles, member of 1977 team Twin Valley conference championship, 1977 Twin Valley Player of the Year, Big 33 participant
6th all time in West Perry history in shot put ( 49’5”), 9th all time in javelin (173’4”)
Full athletic scholarship offer to the Univeristy of Virginia
3 year starter at Shippensburg University, team captain, 1st team all conference selection, new record for tackles in a season with 80
“Dave was the most dominating defensive player that I coached or have seen play football here at West Perry since I came in 1973. His presence in the middle of the Mustang defense enabled the team to hold their opponents to 5.1 points/game and led our football team to its first ever Twin Valley Conference championship.” – Bob Anderson, Former West Perry Head Football Coach
Barry “B.J.” Barnes
Basketball, Baseball 1993-1996
West Perry record for career homeruns (10), West Perry record for single season home runs (8, 1996), West Perry record for most strikeouts in a single game (17), 9th all time in single season batting average (.479, 1996), 12th all time in number of wins in a single season, member of 1996 Perry County Championship team, 1996 Mid Penn Division III MVP
NCAA All American team as a freshman at Duquesne University
Drafted in the 6th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates
“I witnessed B.J.’s extraordinary talent and productivity for both the baseball and basketball programs. While his glowing statistics, particularly in baseball, speak for themselves it was B.J.’s healthy attitude and work ethic that set him apart from the pack.” – Jeff Lorenz, former West Perry teacher, coach and administrator.
Football, Basketball, Track 1964-1967
5th highest single season batting average (.492, 1967), member 1967 Tri-Valley league championship team, 29 hits, 20 runs, 5 homeruns, 11 stolen bases and 18 RBIs in 59 at bats were all school records at that time
Member of West Perry’s championship basketball team in 1966-1967. Scored 14 second-half points in West Perry’s first ever District basketball play off game.
Team captain of the football team. Contributed as a halfback, kicker, kick returner, and quarterback en route to a six win season.
“when he tried football for the first time as a sophomore, John was a quiet boy with athletic ability, but through his junior year his confidence and knowledge of the game grew and for his senior season John was elected one of the tri captains and became a deceptive ball carrier and sure handed receiver.” – Red Adams, former West Perry Head Football Coach.
“John was a standout on the baseball field as a shortstop, and when consider his all around skills, he is regarded not only by me by many as one of the best baseball players ever at West Perry. John was never about himself, he always put the team first.” – Gov Seager, West Perry Coach and former teammate.
Football, Basketball, Track 2002-2004
1 of 4 W.P. athletes recognized in the 2,000 yard club for his 2,464 yards in 2003 as a senior captain, member of defensive unit that held opponents under 50 passing yards per game and yielded just 1 touchdown pass versus 20 interceptions, member of the second ever District III football playoff game for West Perry, 1st team all state and conference defensive back, 1st team all conference quarterback, conference offensive MVP, Carlisle Sentinel All Area Team
970 career points in basketball
716 career points as part of the track team, co-MVP of the undefeated 2004 team
Member of the football team at Bloomsburg University, co-captain, 1st team all conference honors as a wide receiver, Bob Ticker Offensive MVP award recipient
“Kyle was a consistent threat in all three sports. He was extremely focused and very competitive. He worked hard to excel in each of his sports. He did whatever he was told at practice or competitions. Kyle was a versatile athlete, he always displayed exemplary sportsmanlike conduct, and he always placed team goals ahead of personal goals.” – Tom Abeling, West Perry teacher and former Head Track Coach
Jodi (Urich) Lavenberg
Field Hockey, Basketball, Softball 1986-1989
Two time Mid Penn all-star in field hockey, Two time Mid-Penn all-star in softball, Three time Mid-Penn all-star in basketball, Two time selection to the Patriot News’s Big 15 basketball team
West Perry record holder for most career points with 2,040, rebounds in a career with 843, points in a season with 840, points in a game with 45, and rebounds in a season with 311
All American basketball player at St. Bonaventure, team MVP, two time Atlantic 10 All Conference team, member of the Dean’s List every semester
“Mrs. Lavenberg gives her all in everything she does. Between her wonderful teaching in the classroom and awesome coaching on the basketball court, you couldn’t ask for a better person to look up to. She has been a huge inspiration to the basketball girls of West Perry because she was so incredible throughout her high school career. Mrs. Lavenberg is one of the best coaches around. She doesn’t get mad when her team is losing or let the girls get down on themselves. She motivates them to get out there and do their best. She’s always supportive, whether she’s helping with some math homework or getting out to see sporting events. When a student or athlete is in need of assistance, they can count on her to be there. Mrs. Lavenberg, you are a great inspiration to all of the students here at West Perry.” – Nicole Lisse, West Perry Student-Athlete
Football, Track 1988-1991
Mr. Clark is best known for his exploits on the gridiron and on the track. He was selected as 1st team All-Conference wide receiver and defensive back in both the 1989 and 1990 seasons. In addition, he earned 2nd Team All-Conference honors as a return specialist in 1990. His 12 touchdowns during the ’89 campaign were a school record at the time. Likewise in 1990 Mr. Clark established records for number of catches (43), number of receiving yards (884) and number of interceptions (10). His stats did not go unrecognized by the larger community as he was selected for the East/West All Star game, Patriot News First Team All Area (defensive back), Big 33 checklist and several Player of the Week selections.
Mr. Clark’s accomplishments on the track are equally impressive. In 1990 alone he earned all of the following. 110m Hurdles: WP School Record (14.9), MPC Champion, 2nd Place District III, 8th PIAA State Meet. 300m Hurdles: WP School Record (40.09), MPC 2nd Place, 3rd Place District III. He returned in ’91 to shatter his old records and add to his medal count. 110m hurdles: WP School Record (14.86), MPC Champion, District III Champion, 7th Place PIAA State meet. 300 m Hurdles: School Record (39.4), Mid Penn Conference Champion, District III Champion. 400m: MPC 2nd Place.
Of Mr. Clark’s talents, Coach Bob Anderson shared the following, “(Chad) possessed athleticism with speed and a great pair of hands. Chad was a game breaker and was probably the best offensive wide receiver I coached or have seen play here at West Perry since I came here in 1973.”
Basketball, Baseball 1977-1980
Mr. Stum has a lengthy baseball resume that includes: Member 1979 & 1980 AA State, District III and TVL Championship teams. Three time TVL All Star. Holds the single season (42) and career (100) hit records at WP. Set the career hit record for the county (100) in 1980. Record held for 32 years!!!
Holds record for longest hitting streak (27 games). 81 career runs and 60 RBI’s and a career batting average of .418. 1980 season 42 hits, 37 runs, 16 Stolen bases and 20 rbi’s. Selected by his peers as the team MVP. Former Coach Larry Frederick commented that, “(Jaymie) was the straw that mixed the drink that was known as the ’79 and ’80 WP baseball team.”
Mr. Stum also took his talents indoors at West Perry where he started at guard for Hall of Fame coach, Ray Kaseman. Jaymie’s contributions helped the team achieve 2 TVL Championships.
Mr. Stum wishes to congratulate fellow Class of 2012 inductees Matt Delancey and Chad Clark on their selection to the West Perry Athletic Hall of Fame...”You are each well deserving of your selection”.
Also, Mr. Stum would like to thank…“A young and enthusiastic teacher and baseball coach named Jeff Sanno who made this night possible for him”. “His varsity athletic coaches Larry Frederick and Ray Kaseman who stressed the importance of being a team rather than an individual.” ”His teammates for allowing him the privilege to share in their success” “His family for encouraging sports in my life and for making it fun.” And, finally, Mr. Stum shares that, “It is great honor to join the distinguished people in the West Perry Athletic Hall of Fame. Thank you all very much!”
Mr. DeLancey participated in football and wrestling at West Perry. He finished his HS football career with 137 tackles including 13 sacks. He earned 2nd Team All-Conference honors as a Junior. In his final season he garnered 1st All Conference recognition, and a trip to the Thanksgiving Day East/West All Star game. He contributed to the 1991 MPC Football Championship team 9West Perry’s most recent championship).
Mr. DeLancey’s wrestling career was full of firsts. He was the first WP wrestler to advance to the regional and eventually to the PIAA State meet. He was the first and only WP wrestler to hit 20 pins in a season. In his senior season Mr. DeLancey led the team in take downs. He was selected to be a member of the All Sentinel wrestling team and received Top Male Athlete, most Improved Wrestler and Outstanding Wrestler Awards.
After graduation Mr. DeLancey started for four years at East Stroudsburg University where he earned All-PSAC & All-ECAC honor. He was listed as a DII Pre-Season All American by Street & Smith and earned the Coaches Award from legendary Coach, Denny Dowds. Matt continued his football career by playing for the Styrian Longhorns of the Austrian Professional Football League.
Mr. Delancey is currently the Asst Director of Strength and Conditioning at the University of Florida where he has had the privilege to train over 60 Olympic athletes including Olympic Gold medalist and current world record holder, Ryan Lochte.
When asked about Matt both Coach Austin and Coach Anderson commented on his work ethic. Coach Austin notes, “Matt was one of those high school athletes that decided early that he was going to work hard and be accomplished in both of the sports he played.” Coach Anderson recalls, “Matt was a workaholic in the weight room. He loved to work out and was probably the strongest athlete that ever graduated from West Perry.”
C.A. also found success on the baseball diamond where he played outfield. In 1970 C.A contributed 19 runs, 2 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs, 9 stolen bases and 15 RBI’s…in just 51 At Bats. He earned Tri-Valley All-Star honors for his efforts.
Above all C.A. is best remembered for his exploits on the gridiron. He remains 4th on the all-time career rushing list with 364 carries for 2,344 yards. He averaged 6.4 yards per carry for his career and scored 22 TDS. He was selected as a First Team Tri-Valley League All-Star in both 1968 and 1969. His 1195 yards in 1969 puts him at sixth place on the single-season rushing list. He is one of only two West Perry running backs (Musa Smith) to rush formore than 1000 yards in 2 different seasons. He was also a fierce defender and assumed the duties of punter. As teammate Tom Belmont recalls, “…he had a gift that so few running backs have…he could give you a leg and then take it away and leave you grasping at air. He wasn’t just fast. He was as fast as he needed to be regardless of the situation. As a defensive back he took away the other team’s best receiver. C.A. made everything about football look easy.”
C.A. would like to thank the committee for selecting him for this honor. Thank you to former coaches Red Adams and Larry Frederick for giving him the opportunity to play. And a special thanks to his Mom who was his biggest fan and never missed a single game.
Demonte "Spike" Temple
Coach, Administrator 1973-2003
Mr. Temple, best known as Spike, was instrumental instarting the wrestling program at West Perry. He was the first Head Wrestling Coach and managed 48 wins in those first 9 seasons. Spike also served as anassistant football coach.
In 1989 Spike became the Athletic Director at West Perry. His leadership and initiative profoundly impacted West Perry athletics over the next 14 years. Under his tenure as AD significant renovations to the stadium including the addition of the field house, officials quarters, concession stand and lights were realized. He also over saw renovations to the gymnasium which resulted in increased seating, a new wrestling room, weight room and team rooms. He worked to secure scoreboards at each field and planned construction of a new varsity baseball field. He created accountability within the programs so that athletes benefitted from proper equipment, uniforms, transportation, etc. He developed a pay formula for coaches that is still in use today.
Under his watch, expectations for professionalism and performance were significantly raised. From 1989 to 2003 West Perry teams earned 1 DIII Team Championship, 4 Dist III Individual Championships, 27 MPC Championships and 39 Perry County Championships. More importantly, expectations for sportsmanship and class were always stressed.
Spike was a founding member of the MPC and the PCADA which continues to give scholarship money to county athletes. He continues to contribute to athletics. He maintains the MPC and PCADA websites. He founded and operates a meet management company called Bout Masters. Most recently, in response to a need in the greater athletic community he led the development and launch of new scheduling software called Officiate.
Coach Anderson sums it up well when he says, “Most importantly, Mr. Temple’s courtesy and professionalism was recognized by our visiting guests: administrators, coaches, teams and fans developed a greater respect for our athletic program and the people involved in it because of his leadership. Congratulations on your induction and thanks for setting a very high standard for us to follow still today.”
Erin (Sober) French
Field Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball, Softball 1992-1995
Erin participated in four sports during her high school career. In 1991 she used her athletic talents on the field hockey field. She turned instead to volleyball in the fall of 1992 and eventually earned Team Captain honors in the ’94 season. In softball she earned a varsity letter as a freshman and went on to receive Patriot News Big 11 2nd team recognition.
Erin’s most significant accomplishments in High School athletics came on the basketball court where she led her team to a District III 2nd place finish in 93-94 and a District III Championship in 94-95. In 1995 Erin earned team captain, WP Tri-athlete award, WP Outstanding Female Athlete and Honor Graduate Award(Honor Society). She surpassed the 1000 career points mark as well. Erin’s abilities would earn her recognition from multiple organizations throughout the central Pennsylvania area. She earned; Patriot News “Best and Brightest”, Patriot News and M&T Bank Travers Award, Carlisle Sentinel Female Athlete of the Year, “Old Timer” award for female athlete of the year, 2 time Patriot News Big 15, MVP 1995 District III Championship game.
Eventually Erin’s accomplishments would land her a Full Scholarship to Div I St. Bonaventure where she played all four years and graduated Magna cum Laude. She went onto earn a Master's Degree in Sports Administration from Western Maryland College.
Erin continues to serve the athletic community as a teacher, coach and official. This year she began her 15th year of teaching H/PE in the West Shore School District. She is a registered PIAA Official and has officiated games at both the high school and collegiate level in places like the Giant Center and at the PIAA District III AA Championships. She coaches Tennis at Red Land HS. She coaches her sons’, Anderson and Aiden, flag football, basketball and baseball teams. She also serves on the Patriot News John Travers Award Committee for the annual selection of outstanding male and female athletes.
Retired Red Land Athletic Director/Phys Ed Instructor, Iris Cecovich says, “[Erin] demonstrated a great competitive spirit,outstanding leadership, and loyalty to her coach and her teammates. Erin always played hard and gave 100% win or lose – though you could always tell she preferred to win.” “As AD at Red Land I hired Erin as our girlsbasketball coach. Her expectations of hard work, commitment to the program, team work, skill development, sportsmanship and giving all out effort at both practices and games for her players and the coaching staff were the reason for her being hired. All of these characteristics have been a recurring theme of Erin’s life.
Field Hockey, Basketball, Track, Softball 1983-1986
Karen was a pioneer for female athletes at West Perry being one of the first to excel as a four-sport athlete in field hockey, girls’ basketball, track and softball. Karen was a powerful defender on the field hockey field. In four years she helped her teams to a combined 39-13-10 record. On the basketball court Karen was one half of a dynamic duo along with Hall of Famer Tawny Petrick. The two served as co-captains. She showcased her talents on the track and field team by breaking a school record in the shot by throwing 37’ 9.5”. The record would stand for 18 years until Halima Smith was able to break it. Karen qualified for both the District III and PIAA State Championships earning a 3rd place medal at Districts and a 6th place medal at States. Karen’s name is plastered all over the West Perry Softball record book as well. In 1984 Karen set the single season home run mark at 5. That record stood for 21 years. Among many other awards and accolades, Karen was awarded the West Perry Athlete of the Year Award in 1986.
Karen continued her softball and basketball pursuits at Elizabethtown College where she earned a career batting average of .372, 12 career triples, 5 career homeruns. She was a two-time All MAC Northwest League catcher. In 1990 Karen batted .434, smacked four home runs, drove in 16 others and scored 28 times. Karen was an integral part of Elizabethtown’s 2 conference championships in softball as well as the NCAA Softball Tournament team and the 88-89 NCAA Division III National Championship Basketball team. She is a member of the Elizabethtown College Athletic Hall of Fame.
Former West Perry softball coach, Steve Johnson led the Mustangs to 5 Perry County Championships and 3 Mid Penn Championships in his 13 years as Head Coach. He had the following to say about Karen. “Karen was the best all around player that I had while I was head softball coach for 13 years. She played shortstop and had a cannon for an arm. She was extremely quick and was not afraid to dive for a ball or hang in there on a steal attempt. Many teams would pitch around her. In her senior year, Karen struck out only twice in 59 at bats. During her college career I would take the team to E-town to see her play. She was always appreciative that we came to see her play and she would spend time after the games talking with the team. Not only was Karen a great athlete but she was even a better person”.
Karen’s contributions as a long-time member of the West Perry Girls Basketball coaching staff have contributed to the success of that program; most recently resulting in a District III Championship. Karen wishes to thank her three cousins Duff, Steve and John. She credits them with her induction this evening. She recalls, “Whatever sports season it was, that’s what they were playing in the backyard - everyday.” Also, Karen thanks the selection Committee, West Perry School District, and all of my coaches. She admits she could not have done this without the many teammates that I had during my High School career. The biggest Thank You goes to Jim & Lois Barclay. Her Mom and Dad were her biggest supporters and without them allowing her to play sports instead of farming, she would not have had this opportunity!
Megan was solid on the softball diamond and helped her team secure West Perry’s first-ever PECO Championship in 1983. She also stood out on the hardwood, collecting 483 points and 453 rebounds over her career. Her rebounding total was ninth on the program's all-time list as recently as 2003.
But, Megan made her most indelible mark playing field hockey under her Mom, WP Hall of Fame Coach, Mary Jane Moyer. In the words of local sports writer and Perry County Sports history buff, John Alvanatakis, “[Megan] was Angie Loy before there was an Angie Loy”. A three-year starter, Moyer was the first Perry County field hockey player to score more than 20 goals in a season and the first to accumulate 100 career points. She capped her career with a senior season that included 22 goals, eight assists and 52 points in just 16 games, establishing single-season and career program records that lasted until Angie Loy came along. To this day, over three decades later, Megan remains second only to Loy in single-season goals and points, and career goals, assists and points. Megan earned 2nd team All Star honors as a sophomore and back to back 1st team All Star honors in her Junior and Senior seasons. She was named to the Harrisburg Patriot Big 15 Team. She twice earned Mid Atlantic Field Hockey Camp All Star honors. She lead her team to a Tri-Valley League Championship in 1981 while running up an impressive 18-1 record. That team earned DIII silver and a trip to the PIAA State Quarterfinals. She again took her team to Districts in 1982 with a 14-1 regular season record. In three years Megan’s teams tallied 40 wins to just 6 losses!
Megan took her talents to Susquehanna University where she continued to excel. By 1983 Megan was already tied for most career assists and 3rd in Career Goals. Megan currently sits at number 13 in All Time Career Goals Scored (17) at Susquehanna University.
Megan’s brother, West Perry Head Basketball Coach, Scott Moyer recalls watching his sister play field hockey. "Megan was intense, especially in the circle. She was really physical in the box. Sean was a really good athlete, but in terms of reaching another level, Megan, in field hockey particularly, was probably the most accomplished athlete in our family." Megan is a wonderful example of an intense, focused competitor who, at the same time, inspired others with her positivity and kindness. Fellow 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee, Karen Barclay notes, “Being inducted tonight with Megan Moyer is such a great honor to me. She not only was a superb athlete in field hockey, but she was someone who took care of me and looked out for me. As a Senior, she never put us freshmen down. We were her teammates and there to do the same thing…win.”
Baseball 1995-1998, Soccer 1995-1997, Basketball 1995-1997
Josh participated in three sports during his high school career.
As a sophomore he was on the Patriot News All Sophomore Team and played in the Capital Area Keystone State Games.
In his Junior year he was a part of the pre-season Division III first team. He led the Mid-Penn with a .515 batting average. He was a Team One Invitee, member of the All-Sentinel Team, member of the Patriot News Big 11 First Team, and Legion All-Star as shortstop for the East Team.
During his senior year he signed to play Division I with James Madison. He was named Sentinel Athlete of the Week. He again led the Mid-Penn with a .509 batting average. He was a member of the All-Sentinel Team and the Patriot News Big 11 First Team.
Josh signed with the New York Mets during the summer of 1998. He was with the organization from 1998-2000.
He also won the Gulf Coast League Championship in 1999.
Josh went back to Shippensburg University on less than the 4 year exemption rule which allows individuals to gain 2 years of eligibility back at a Division II school if he sits one year out. In 2002 he was "Special Assistant" to the Shippensburg University Baseball Team. In 2003 and 2004 he was nominated as Captain of the team, and let the team to a 21-22 and 43-12 records. The team was ranked as high as #2 in the country! Josh also earned numerous PSAC honors.
Basketball 2003-2006, Football 2002-2004
Justin Fry was part of the Class of 2006 Basketball Team that made school history with its run to the AAA State Semi-Finals. Some of the accomplishments and stats Justin earned while playing basketball for West Perry include: awarded a Division I athletic scholarship to play basketball at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2005-2006 AP All-State Second Team All-Star, 2005-2006 Sentinel Boys Player of the Year, 2005-2006 Patriot News Big 15 Selection, Following the 2005-2006 season, Justin's jersey was retired by the West Perry School Board.
His Senior year stats: 643 points, 322 rebounds, 147 blocked shots, 81 assists and 21 steals, he broke the single season scoring record that was previously held by Shawn Shreffler, he had two Triple-Doubles and fourteen Double-Doubles (including four of them in state playoffs), lists his best single-game performance as a 32-point (13/18 fg), 13-rebound, five-assist effort in a win over Greencastle, 2005-2006 Team Captain for a team that set a school record of 25 wins (vs 7 losses).
His high school career stats: 1270 points, 873 rebounds, 387 blocks.
During Justin's career, West Perry basketball won two Palmyra Tip-Off Tournament titles, three Perry County Tournament titles and two Mid-Penn Colonial League Championships and finished a school best fifth in District 3 and 4th in the State Tournament.
While competing at UMBC, Justin continued to excel on the hardwood. By December of his freshman year, Justin had worked himself into the starting line-up. As a freshman, Justin competed in the most games ever by a UMBC first-year player and started the final 23 games of the season. Justin's best individual performance came against Hartford in which Justin set a UMBC Division I record with 20 points and 20 rebounds in the same game. Similar to his playing days at West Perry, UMBC's basketball program reached unprecedented success during Justin's career. During Justin's sophomore season, UMBC won the America East League and Tournament Championships which allowed them to compete in the NCAA National Championship Tournament. On March 21, 2008, UMBC played Georgetown at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Along with athletic success, Justin excelled in the classroom. Justin is a member of the 2009 America East Men's Basketball All-Academic Team. Justin earned his Bachelor's degree in Financial Economics from UMBC in 2010. He has remained in the Baltimore/DC area and is currently working for Sebonic Financial as a Senior Mortgage Loan Officer.
Ms. Amie Kretzing
Field Hockey, Track & Field, Basketball 1996 - 1999
Amie was a tri-sport athlete at West Perry from 1996-1999 as a standout in field hockey, track and field, and of course, where she made her biggest impact as a Mustang - basketball.
She was a stalwart defensive player for the West Perry Field Hockey team, which won 3 Perry County Championships and 1 Mid-Penn Division III Championship during her career. Some of her other accomplishments as a field hockey player included earning 1 JV Letter, 3 Varsity Letters, the West Perry Field Hockey Coach's Award, being a two-time Mid-Atlantic Camp All-Star, and being voted a team captain her senior year. She also took her talents to the Mustang Track and Field Team where she contributed as a thrower. Over three years she accumulated 242 career points while competing in all three throwing disciplines. As a senior Amie won the javelin throw event at the Perry County Championship, and she remains on the Top 25 lists for both the discus throw at #13 and the javelin throw at #11. A three-time Varsity Track and Field Letter winner, she was also honored with back to back West Perry Field Awards as well as the Best Thrower Award. In the words of Amie's throwing coach, Bob Anderson, "Amie was a tremendous role model for her teammates. With her happy, friendly personality, she always gave her best effort and was willing to work hard to improve her skills, and challenged her teammates to the same. As a competitor, Amie challenged her opponents to bring their "A" game because she always wished the best for everyone."
While excelling in her other sports, Amie's legacy as Mustang was cemented on the basketball court. Never hiding the fact that basketball was her favorite sport, Amie immediately became one of the Mustangs' most important pieces from the first moment she stepped on the court. A Varsity Letter winner all four years, she scored 1,335 career points, finished 2nd in career free throws, 3rd in all-time three-point shooting percentage, and 13th in career rebounds at only 5' 4-1/2". She also ranks in the Top 10 in steals and assists. To no one's surprise, Amie was a three-time Mid Penn Division III All-Star, a three-time Mid Penn Division III scoring leader, a Mid Penn Conference Student Athlete Award winner, a three-time member of the Carlisle Sentinel All-Star Team, Pennsylvania-Maryland Shootout All-Star, and won the West Perry Girls' Basketball Coach's Award. Druing her career, the Mustangs won a Perry County Championship and a Mid Penn Division III Championship. She was also selected to be a team captain during her senior year and won the Team MVP Award. Longtime West Perry Girls' Basketball Coach Scott Moyer had this to say of Amie, "On the basketball court, Amie Kretzing was as hardworking and competitive as anyone I have ever coached. This drive propelled her to becom an elite Midstate player. Off the floor she was and continues to be one of the nicest people I have ever met."
Some of her other accolades during her athletic career at West Perry include being named a Who's Who in Sports All Star, a Perry County Athletic Directors Association Student Athlete Award Winner, a Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame (West Shore Chapter) Scholar Athlete Award Winner and the 1999 West Perry Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year. Amie was also an outstanding student at West Perry. She was an American Legion Auxiliary 'Medal Award' winner, was named a HOBY Ambassador, won a PA Association of School Retirees Lauretta Woodson Award, earned Distinguished Honor Roll and Student of the Month all four years, was named to Who's Who Among High School Students for three years, earned three US Achievement Academy Awards for Honor Roll and Leadership, and graduated 6th in her class of 231.
After high school, Amie continued her basketball career at Messiah College where over her four year playing career the Falcons had a record of 100-18. They also played in the NCAA Division III Tournament all four years including advancing to the second round twice, the Elite Eight once, and one appearance in the NCAA Division III National Championship Game. The Falcons also had the highest team GPA out of 400+ schools two years in a row. Some of her individual collegiate accomplishments included being named the MAC Player of the Week, setting the free throw percentage record her freshman year, and being named MAC All-Conference for the Commonwealth Division both her Junior and Senior years. She finished her Falcon career with 1406 points, set the record for all time free throw percentage, and was 2nd all time for career three-point percentage.
Amie has also done outstanding community service work by volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Girls on the Run, the New Bloomfield Fire Company, and serving as Messiah College Basketball Camp Commissioner. She has a Masters of Education degree in Reading and is currently employed by the Steelton-Highspire School district as a Third Grade teacher.
Ms. Morgan Sheaffer
Field Hockey, Basketball, Track & Field 2008-2011
If you were making a list of superlatives to describe our second enshrine, you would quickly run out of paper. Simply put, Morgan Sheaffer is one of the most prolific athletes in the history of West Perry High School.
She was an outstanding field hockey and basketball player, but it was in track and field where she was a dominant force as a runner and thrower.
Morgan was a key offensive contributor for the Mustang field hockey team for four years. She helped lead the Mustangs to the 2010 Mid Penn Capital Division Championship and made two District III AA Tournament appearances. On the basketball court, Morgan used her speed and ball-handling skills as an outstanding guard. Over her four years, the Mustangs won 3 out of 4 Perry County Championships and made two District III AAA Tournament appearances. The career statistics she finished with were very impressive - 1097 points, 222 assists, 397 rebounds, and 334 steals. Her totals rank her 10th all-time for scoring and 2nd all-time in steals. Former West Perry Coach Scott Moyer had this statement upon looking back at Morgan's career, "Morgan Sheaffer was able to dominate teams at both ends of the floor with rarely seen athleticism. Morgan continues to be the most gifted athlete I have ever worked with."
Although she excelled at both field hockey and basketball, it was as a member of the track and field team where Morgan truly left her imprint as a Mustang. Over four years she competed in six different events - the 200 Meter Dash, 400 Meter Dash, 800 Meter Run, 1600 Meter Run, 4 x 400 Meter Relay, and the Javelin Throw. When her career was over, Morgan had set West Perry school Records for five out of the six (records which still stand today!). She is also the school career leader for points with an astonishing 1,680. As dominant as Morgan was in the individual events, she was possibly more impressive as the anchor of the 4 x 400 Meter Relay Team, as no lead was ever safe for an opposing team as her competitive drive would not allow her to let her team lose. She led the mustangs to the 2011 Perry County Championship. At the Stan Morgan Invitational, Morgan won the Stan Morgan Award as Outstanding Female Athlete three years in a row. . During her illustrious career, while she won numerous Mid Pen Conference and Perry County individual championships, it was the District KKK Championships that she turned into her personal playground. As a junior she compete in both the 400 Meter Dash and the 800 Meter Run and own both events. Not one to be satisfied though, she returned the next year as a senior and no only wont the 400 and 800 events, for the second straight year but won the Javelin Throw championship as well. In that event having already won by the margin of 1 inch when it came time for her final throw, Morgan insisted on taking I tand threw the best throw of her career - a school record of 137' 1". Morgan won two PIAA Championship medals her senior year - 3rd Place in the 800 Meter Run and 4th Place in the Javelin Throw. Veteran Mustang Throwing Coach Bob Anderson had this to say about Morgan, "Morgan was blessed with God given talent. Opponents learned very quickly that she was super quick, very competitive, and could rin like a deer. With the determination to be the best that she could be, Morgan trained longer and harder, always pushing herself toget better. She loved to compete and was always ready to give 100%. Morgan knew how to raise her competitive level for each competition so that she could excel. She was a joy to coach and to watch perform as she always thrilled her West Perry fans. Congratulations on your well-deserved induction and thanks for the memories."
Morgan also was active with several service projects while at West Perry. She helped organize a Chuck-A-Duck Basketball Game to help fight breast cancer, participated in the Relay for Life, worked on landscaping of the High School grounds, and worked with the West Perry Youth Basketball Program.
Upon graduating from West Perry, Morgan continued her education at James Madison University where she earned a degree in Nursing and continued her track and field career. She competed in the 800 Meter Run, 4 x 400 Meter Relay, 4 x 800 Meter Relay, and the Javelin Throw. In the 800 Meter Run her career best was 2:11. In 2012 Morgan helped the Dukes win the CAA Team Championship, and was part of a 4 x 800 Meter Relay team that won the 2014 Eastern Collegian Athletic Conference Championship with a new meet record. She is also a member of school record holding indoor 4 x 800 Meter Relay Team.
Reflecting on Morgan's impact on Mustang Track and Field, her coach, Tom Abeling had the following remarks, "Morgan Sheaffer was the epitome of a star athlete. She was everything a coach and a teammate could wish for. District III athletes and coaches admired her gutsy and prominent performances but were overjoyed when she graduated. Morgan was a fierce competitor who never gave up, never made excuses, never pointed fingers, and most importantly, never gloated or let her head swell. she elevated the performance of both teammates and competitors. Ms. Sheaffer was the ultimate team player. She put the team score and outcome ahead of her individual goals. Morgan's extremely hard work every day at practice and in the offseason, combined with her natural talent, created a potent combination. Morgan was mentally and physically tough and did whatever she was asked to do. Versatility was another of her strengths - she was talented enough to score and win most of the 18 track and field events. I never questioned her focus, desire, determination or commitment to the Mustangs. During meets she cheered on her teammates between and after her own events. In short, Morgan inspired others to excel - not only in athletics but in the classroom and as a person. She was a team leader and a notable member of our student body throughout her high school career. As tenacious as Morgan was while competing, she was friendly and compassionate when the event concluded. She was a mature and driven young lady. Although Morgan is an incredibly special person, superior student, and gifted multi-sport athlete, she never desired, expected or received special treatment. I feel honored to have coached you and blessed to have known this endearing and genuine track and field star. Thank you, Morgan!"
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