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Four Inducted to L-S Athletic Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame 2017 Game

Tracey Lynch, Katie Lynch, Meredith Chura Maher, and Jeremy Hess are honored at the Hall of Fame Game on September 29, 2017.
(Photo: Mark Thiboldeaux)

Four L-S alumni joined the Athletic Hall of Fame at an induction ceremony on Friday, September 29. After the ceremony, the group received public recognition during half-time at the Hall of Fame football game. Congratulations to these distinguished Pioneer athletes:

Jeremy Hess - Class of 2001

  • Was a member of the LSHS varsity football, wrestling, and baseball teams
  • Served as captain of the football, wrestling, and baseball teams in 2001, and was named MVP for baseball
  • Earned nine varsity letters in high school sports
  • Named LL League All-Star in wrestling for four consecutive years
  • Won numerous wrestling awards including two 40 Take Down Club Awards, two Brute Group Awards, Iron Man Award, Outstanding Athlete Award, Most Points Award, and Most Falls Award
  • Advanced as a four-time sectional qualifier, four-time district qualifier, and one-time state qualifier in wrestling.
  • Took second in 2000 league and district wrestling tournaments and fourth at the 2001 district tournament.
  • Named LL League All Star in baseball in 2000 and First Team All Section (Shortstop) in 2001
  • Joined the 300 Club with a batting average of .367
  • Was part of the 2001 LL League Section 3 champion baseball team
  • Selected for pre-season All State baseball team in 2001
  • Awarded Best Athlete by Class of 2001, as well L-S Senior Awards for athletics, Hall of Fame, and Phys Ed
  • Awarded a partial scholarship to Shippensburg University, accumulating 18 home runs, 32 doubles, 101 RBIs, and a .351 batting average
  • Played in the Clark Griffith Collegiate Baseball League (2003), the New York Collegiate Baseball League (2004), and was a All North Atlantic Region Second Team Pick (2004); PSAC Western Division First Team Pick and Second Team Pick (2004 & 2006)
  • Named PSAC Player of the Week twice
  • Joined the Shippensburg All-Decade Team in 2010
  • Helped coach Shippensburg wrestling in 2006, L-S varsity baseball in 2007, and Millersville University baseball in 2008
  • Plays Quad County Optimist League baseball since 2001, as well as intramural flag football and basketball
  • Coaches Little League and youth basketball teams

Meredith Chura Maher - Class of 2006

  • Was a member of the LSHS varsity cross country, basketball, and track teams
  • Earned 11 varsity letters in high school sports
  • Earned MVP in cross country in 2003, 2004, and 2005 and competed at districts all three years
  • Named a cross country Scholar Athlete in 2005
  • Placed in the Top 30 at 2004 & 2005 LL League meets
  • Named basketball team captain and MVP in 2005 and 2006 and was second in the LL League for scoring both years
  • Earned a spot on the Ephrata Tournament All-Star team in 2003 & 2004 and on the Columbia Tournament All-Star team in 2004
  • Joined the 1,000 point club in basketball with 1079 total points
  • Averaged 19.9 per game during high school basketball career
  • Medaled at track leagues and invitationals for four years. Medaled at District III meet for three years.
  • Participated in District III track meet for four years and at PIAA State meet for two years.
  • Was part of the 2005 record-breaking 4x400 relay team with a time of 4:02.7
  • Attended Millersville University and competed in cross country and track and field
  • Was a part of a record-breaking 1600 meter relay team at Millersville
  • Competed at PSACS and regionals during college
  • Began competing in 5k races, half marathons, and recently completed the Philadelphia Marathon in 3:41.44
  • Volunteered as a coach with the L-S girls basketball program in 2008 & 2009
  • Coached junior high cross country (2008 & 2009) and varsity cross country at L-S (2010 - 2014), including three years as varsity head coach.
  • Served at L-S as a junior high track and field distance coach from 2008-2013 and as a varsity track and field distance coach in 2014 & 2015

Katie Lynch - Class of 2009

  • Was a member of the LSHS varsity softball, basketball, and cheerleading teams
  • Earned eight varsity letters in high school sports and was named softball MVP in both 2008 and 2009
  • Served as team captain in 2008 and 2009 for girls basketball and for softball
  • Selected to basketball All-Section in 2008 and 2009
  • Scored a total of 786 points in high school basketball career
  • Selected to softball All-Section for four consecutive years (2006-2009), All-League for three years (2007-2009), and All-State for three years (2007-2009)
  • Named softball Rookie of the Year in 2006
  • Named LL League Player of the Year in 2008 with a .522 BA and 0 strikeouts
  • Holds second place all-time school records for batting average (.522 in 2009) and triples (5 in 2006)
  • Was part of section and league champion 2006 and 2007 teams that advanced to State Playoffs. (2007 team also district champs)
  • Received awards for L-S Outstanding Female Athlete (2009), Varsity Club Sportsmanship (2008), and Physical Education Burrowes Scholar (2008)
  • Received Health & Physical Education Award, Marty Johns Award, and Varsity Club Sportsmanship Award at 2009 Senior Awards
  • Played softball at Kutztown University and lettered all four years; earned four Scholar Athlete Awards
  • Awarded Conference Freshman Player of the Year in 2010, and was team captain in 2012 and 2013, among other titles
  • Holds Kutztown all-time Top 10 school career records in at bats, hits, RBIs, doubles, home runs, hit by pitches, total bases, and games played
  • Advanced to the NCAA Division II World Series in both 2012 and 2013 (silver medal) with the Kutztown team
  • Coached a variety of youth teams, and co-directs L-S Softball Booster Youth Camp with sister Tracey
  • Coached at Kutztown University in 2014
  • Coaching at Iona College

Tracey Lynch - Class of 2005

  • Was a member of the LSHS varsity softball, basketball, and cheerleading teams
  • Earned 10 varsity letters in high school sports
  • Served as captain of the softball team for three years and as cheerleading captain for two years and was named MVP in both sports.
  • Selected to All-Section for three seasons and First Team All-Section in 2004 and 2005 and to All-League in 2004 and 2005.
  • Received awards for Defensive Player of the Year, Most Improved Player, 2005 Female Athlete of the Year, and the Outstanding Female Athlete Hall of Fame Senior Award
  • Batted over .415 in 2004 and 2005 seasons
  • Led all LL League catchers in Fielding Percentage and Runners Caught Stealing in 2004 and 2005 seasons
  • Help lead softball team to back-to-back winning seasons and the team’s first district playoff appearance in program history (2004 & 2005)
  • Became the first Division I female athlete from L-S, playing softball at Liberty University (College career was cut short due to a shoulder injury)
  • Received opportunity to play competitive softball in China against the Chinese national team, including Chinese Olympic players
  • Served as Director of Softball Operations for academies in Virginia and New York
  • Coached at LIU Post from 2010-2012, leading the team to the Division II East Region Championship and the College World Series
  • Received NFCA East Region Coaching Staff of the Year Award
  • Coached at College of Charleston for 2012-2013 season, during which the team finished second in regular season Southern Conference play and third in the Southern Conference playoffs
  • Coached at Stony Brook University from 2013-2015, earning two titles and a combined regular season conference record of 29-4 over two seasons
  • Conducts college recruiting seminars and coaches clinics throughout Pennsylvania, New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina
  • Co-directs L-S Softball Boosters
  • Youth Camp for the past three years with sister Katie
  • Coaching at NC Greensboro
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