Honors List

Lancaster County Sports Hall of Fame recognizes that the scope of the county's athletic achievement reaches far beyond those we have been able to honor with our J. Freeland Chryst and George W. Kirchner awards. This list includes those with county connections who have reached the highest level of their sport. We ask you to help us expand this list by sending your suggestions to lancosportshall@gmail.com or to any board member.

Mackenzie Allessie, field hockey, Donegal High School, Penn State, US. Women's National Team (2022) 

Johnny Bassler, baseball, Mechanics Grove, Cleveland Naps (1913-1914), Detroit Tigers (1921-1927)

Jeff Bianchi, baseball, Lampeter-Strasburg High School, Milwaukee Brewers (2012-2014), Boston Red Sox (2015)

Russell Canouse, soccer, born in Lancaster, attended Hempfield schools, D.C. United (2017-2020)

Nelson Chittum, baseball, Elizabethtown High School, Elizabethtown College, St. Louis Cardinals (1958), Boston Red Sox (1959-1960)

Brooke DeBerdine, field hockey, Penn Manor High School, University of Maryland, US. Women's National Team (2021-2022) 

Emma DeBerdine, field hockey, Penn Manor High School, University of Maryland, US. Women's National Team (2022) 

Bob Duncan, baseball, McCaskey High School, MLB umpire (1995)

Doug Dennison, football, McCaskey High School, Kutztown University, Dallas Cowboys (1974-1978), Cleveland Browns (1979), Chryst Award bio 

Barney Ewell, track, McCaskey High School, Penn State, won two silver medals in the 100 and 200 meters and a gold medal in the 4-by-100 relay at the 1948 Olympic Games in London, Chryst Award bio, Kirchner Award bio

Matt Feiler, football, Lampeter-Strasburg High School, Bloomsburg University, Pittsburgh Steelers (2015-2020), Los Angeles Chargers (2021-2022)

Jim Furyk, golf, Manheim Township High School, University of Arizona, PGA Tour (2004-2019) with 17 PGA Tour championships and various other championships

Cam Gallagher, baseball, Manheim Township High School, Kansas City Royals (2017-2022)

Gene Garber, baseball, Elizabethtown High School, Elizabethtown College, Pittsburgh Pirates (1969-1970, 1972), Kansas City Royals (1973-1974, 1987-1988), Philadelphia Phillies (1974-1978), Atlanta Braves (1978-1987) Chryst Award bio, Kirchner Award bio

Whitey Gibson, baseball, Lancaster, Philadelphia Athletics (1888)

Rick Gilbert, diving, McCaskey High School, Indiana University, Cornell University coach, Olympic Games in Mexico City (1968)

Tom Gilburg, football, Baltimore Colts (1961-1965), Franklin & Marshall football coach (1975-2002), Chryst Award bio, Kirchner Award bio

Kim Glass, volleyball, Conestoga Valley High School, University of Arizona, U.S. National Team (2007-2012), Olympic Games in Beijing (2008) Chryst Award bio

Jacob Goodman, baseball, Lancaster, Milwaukee Grays (1878), Pittsburgh Alleghenies (1882)

Jill Grant, field hockey, Ephrata High School, West Chester State College, Olympic Games in Moscow (1980, boycotted) 

Mimi Senkowski Griffin, basketball, Lancaster Catholic High School, ESPN’s top women’s basketball analyst (1983-1999), also on CBS (1985-1991), Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (2014), Chryst Award bio 

Chris Heisey, baseball, Donegal High School, Messiah College, Cincinnati Reds (2010-2014), Los Angeles Dodgers (2015), Washington Nationals (2016-2017)

Tom Herr, baseball, Hempfield High School, St. Louis Cardinals (1979-1988), Minnesota Twins (1988), Philadelphia Phillies (1989-1990), New York Mets (1990-1991), San Francisco Giants (1991), Chryst Award bio, Kirchner Award bio

Leo Hauck, boxing, Lancaster, over 250 fights in a variety of divisions and fought 12 world champions, won European Middleweight crown in 1912 and won championships in Canada and Cuba, Chryst Award bio

Casey Kaufhold, archery, Conestoga Valley High School, Olympic Games, Tokyo (2020)

Bill Kirk, baseball, McCaskey High School, Kansas City Athletics (1961)

Travis Jankowski, baseball, Lancaster Catholic High School, Stony Brook University, San Diego Padres (2015-2019), Cincinnati Reds (2020), Philadelphia Phillies (2021), New York Mets (2022), Seattle Mariners (2022)

Sarunas Jasikevicius, basketball, Solanco High School, University of Maryland, Indiana Pacers (2005-2007), Golden State Warriors (2007)

Bob Katz, baseball, Lancaster, Cincinnati Reds (1944)

Dan Kreider, football, Manheim Central High School, University of New Hampshire, Pittsburgh Steelers (2000-2007), St. Louis Rams (2008), Arizona Cardinals (2009)

Lou Knerr, baseball, Denver, Philadelphia A's (1945-1946), Washington Senators (1947)

Floyd Landis, cycling, Conestoga Valley High School, rode on pro teams (1999-2010) and scored major race wins Volta ao Algarve (2004), Paris-Nice (2006), Tour of California (2006), Tour de Georgia (2006),  

George Lovington, baseball, New Providence, Boston Americans/Red Sox (1901-1908), Detroit Tigers (1908) 

Alyssa Manley, field hockey, Warwick High School, Syracuse University, Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero (2016)

Tim Mayza, baseball, Millersville University, Toronto Blue Jays (2017-2019, 2021-2022)

Chas McCormick, baseball, Millersville University, Houston Astros (2021-2022)

Les McCrabb, baseball, Wakefield, Philadelphia A's (1939-1942, 1950), Chryst Award bio

Stoney McGlynn, baseball, Lancaster, St Louis Cardinals (1906-1908)

Leah Mellinger, boxing, Penn Manor High School, pro boxing (1996-2009), Pro Boxing Inc. junior welterweight champion (2000), Chryst Award bio

Charlie Miller, baseball, Conestoga, Baltimore Terrapins (1915)

Derrick Morgan, football, born in Lancaster, Coatesville Area High School, Georgia Tech, Tennessee Titans (2010-2018) 

Matt Nagy, football, Manheim Central High School, University of Delaware, Chicago Bears head coach (2018-2021)

Pam Neiss Stuper, field hockey, Hempfield High School, Old Dominion University, Yale University coach, U.S. Women's National Team (9 years), USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame (2004) Chryst Award bio

Jared Odrick, football, born in Lancaster, Lebanon High School, Penn State, Miami Dolphins (2010-2014), Jacksonville Jaguars (2015-2016),

John Parrish, baseball, McCaskey High School, Baltimore Orioles (2000-2001,2003-2005, 2007), Seattle Mariners (2007), Toronto Blue Jays (2008), Kansas City Royals (2010) 

Lamar Patterson, basketball, McCaskey High School, University of Pittsburgh, Atlanta Hawks (2015-2017)

Ryan Purvis, football, Lancaster Catholic High School, Boston College, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2009-2011)

Jeff Rineer, baseball, Penn Manor High School, Baltimore Orioles (1979)

Keegan Rosenberry, soccer, Lancaster Mennonite High School, Georgetown University, Philadelphia Union (2016-2018), Colorado Rapids (2019-2022)

Kyle Salyards, swimming, Hempfield High School, University of Georgia, Olympic Games in Sydney (2000)

Mike Sarbaugh, baseball, Donegal High School, Cleveland Indians/Guardians coach (2013-2022)

Harry Schaeffer, baseball, New York Yankees (1952), Cocalico High School baseball coach and athletic director (1960-1984) Kirchner Award bio

Dana Sensenig, field hockey, Cocalico High School, Old Dominion University, Olympic Games in Beijing (2008)

Kevin Shaffer, football, Conestoga Valley, University of Tulsa, Atlanta Falcons (2002-2005), Cleveland Browns (2006-2008), Chicago Bears (2009-2010)

Jimmy Sheckard, baseball, Columbia, Brooklyn Bridegrooms (1897-1898), Baltimore Orioles NL (1899), Brooklyn Superbas (1990-1905), Baltimore Orioles AL (1902), Chicago Cubs (1906-1912). St. Louis Cardinals (1913), Cincinnati Reds (1913)

Bob Sprout, baseball, Donegal High School, Los Angeles Angels (1961)

Nick Scott, football, born in Lancaster, Fairfax (Va.) High School, Penn State, Los Angeles Rams (2019-2021)

Bruce Sutter, baseball, Donegal High School, Chicago Cubs (1976-1980), St. Louis Cardinals (1981-1984), Atlanta Braves, 1985-1986, 1988), National Baseball Hall of Fame (2006)

Grant Thatcher, baseball, Maytown, Brooklyn Superbas (1903-1904)

Jim Todd, baseball, McCaskey High School, Millersville University, Chicago Cubs (1974, 1977), Oakland A's (1975-1976, 1979), Seattle Mariners (1978), Chryst Award bio

Whitey Von Nieda, basketball, Ephrata High School, Penn State, Trii-Cities Blackhawks (1947-1950, Baltimore Bullets (1950), Kirchner Award bio

Zarek Valentin, soccer, Manheim Township High School, University of Akron, Montreal Impact (2012-2013), Portland Timbers (2016-2019), Houston Dynamo (2020-2022)

Wally Walker, basketball, Penn Manor High School, University of Virginia, Portland Trailblazers (1976-1977), Seattle SuperSonics (1997-1982), Houston Rockets (1982-1984), Chryst Award bio, Kirchner Award bio

Matt Watson, baseball, McCaskey High School, New York Mets (2003), Oakland A's (2005, 2010)

Johnny Weir, figure skating, childhood in Quarryville, 3-time figure skating national champion (2004-2006), Olympics figure skater (2006, 2010)

Jim Weaver, baseball, McCaskey High School, California Angels (1967-1968)

Andrew Wenger, soccer, Warwick High School, Duke University, Montreal Impact (2012-2014), Philadelphia Union (2014-2015), Houston Dynamo (2016-2018)

Don Wert, baseball, Solanco High School, Detroit Tigers (1963-1970), Washington Senators (1971), Chryst Award bio, Kirchner Award bio

Jill Witmer Funk, field hockey, Penn Manor High School, University of Maryland, Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero (2016), Chryst Award bio

Kris Wilson, football, McCaskey High School, University of Pittsburgh, Kansas City Chiefs (2004-2007), San Diego Chargers (2008-2010), Baltimore Ravens (2011)

Jillian Wolgemuth, field hockey, Manheim Central High School, Duke University, US. Women's National Team (2021-2022) 

Travis Worra, soccer, Hempfield High School, University of New Hampshire, D.C. United (2015-2018)

Matt Wright, football, Lampeter-Strasburg High School, University of Central Florida, Pittsburgh Steelers (2020), Jacksonville Jaguars (2021)

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