Quaker Valley announces 2013 athletic hall of fame inductees
TribLIVE Sports Videos
A pair of undefeated teams headline the Class of 2013 for the Quaker Valley Hall of Fame.
The 1956 football team finished 7-0 in its first season of competition.
Quaker Valley hall of famer Joseph Dobrick led the combined players and former rivals from Sewickley and Leetsdale high schools.
Assistant coach Halley Willison and players Robert Mott and Jack Larimer already have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Ernest Robinson, a 1958 grad, was one of the members of the team and will be inducted as an individual. Robinson excelled in football, basketball and track.
Robinson would spend several years in the U.S. Army before he started a 31-year teaching and coaching career in Columbus, Ohio.
The other undefeated squad is the 1991 girls soccer team, which finished 23-0.
The first team to finish undefeated at Quaker Valley since the 1956 football team, the Quakers defeated Mt. Lebanon, 1-0, to capture the WPIAL title.
The team finished ranked No. 1 in the country by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Several other individual athletes will be inducted, including 1997 grad Chris Churchill, captain of back-to-back state winning boys soccer teams.
Churchill was named all-WPIAL three times and was named a National All-American his senior year.
He finished his high school career with 50 goals and 22 assists as a defender. Churchill played one season at Penn State before transferring to Pitt and earning All-Big East recognition his junior and senior seasons.
John Houghton graduated in 2003 as may be the most decorated tennis player in Quaker Valley history.
Houghton played all four years as the top singles player and recorded five losses over his first three seasons, winning WPIAL titles as a sophomore and junior.
He finished his final season undefeated and captured both a WPIAL and PIAA title.
He continued his athletic career at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Courtney South Schorr, a 1994 graduate, will be inducted to the hall for her accomplishments in swimming.
She was a PIAA champion her senior year in three events — 50-yard freestyle, the 100 freestyle and the 200 freestyle — and was named an All-American in the 100 freestyle.
She went on to swim for four years at Notre Dame, helping the Irish win Big East titles in her junior and senior years.
“We are really excited about another strong group of inductees,” Quaker Valley athletic director Mike Mastroianni said in a statement.
“They again represent the different eras, and their credentials are impressive and unquestioned. Our athletic department and our school district are very fortunate to have had such distinguished contributors.”
More information about the inductees will be released throughout the summer leading up to the induction banquet in September.
Tickets to attend the Hall of Fame ceremony will go on sale in early August.
For more information or for anyone interested in contributing to the Hall of Fame and the weekend events, contact Gene Klein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Polamalu could be next in long line of Steelers greats given unceremonial exit
- Weather continues to cause crashes, public transportation delays
- Over the falls — Cucumber Falls that is — go 3 kayakers in Ohiopyle
- Wolf reverses Corbett, says deal between Highmark, UPMC doesn’t limit continuity of care to very ill
- Rossi: Kang would benefit from less attention
- Loose barges on Monongahela River highlight woes of winter’s end
- Penguins’ Lovejoy embracing defensive pairing with Pouliot
- Pirates pitcher Locke fighting for 5th spot in starting rotation
- Experts: Clinton took dangerous path with email system
- Alcoa may close or sell some aluminum plants to cut costs
- Mother and baby found dead in Millvale apartment