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2020 Inductees

Gary Boyce - Coach

Gary Boyce

Gary coached our varsity boys cross country team for 17 years from 1976-1985 and from 1999-2005. He was also the very first coach in school history for varsity girls cross country in 1978 and coached this team for 8 years from 1978–1985.  During this time, he coached our boys cross country team to 3 division titles in 1981, 1982, and 1999 and to 4 Section V titles in 1982, 1999, 2001, and 2002. No other coach in our school history has coached 4 Section V championship teams in any sport. Two other coaches have 3 sectional titles, but Gary is the only coach with 4. Under his leadership, our 1981 boys cross country team had a 19-1 record and finished 3rd in AA sectionals, and our 1982 boys cross country team went fully undefeated with a 19-0 record. The 1982 team went on to win the division title, the Section V Class AA title, and finished 2nd in the New York state finals by only 1 point in an extremely close, controversial finish. He was named Section V boys cross country Coach of the Year 4 times in 1982, 1999, 2001, & 2002. To date, Gary also has the most wins as a head coach in boys cross country in school history with 207. In all his years coaching, our boys cross country team only had 2 seasons where they had a losing record and our girls team never had a losing record with him at the helm. His amazing career was celebrated by Section V in 2007 when he was inducted into the Section V Cross Country Hall of Fame.

Mary Pat "MP" Dewey - Coach

MP Dewey

Mary Pat coached several sports over a 35-year career including 13 years as our varsity girls basketball coach, and 20 years as our varsity softball coach. To date, she has the most wins as a head coach in school history in girls basketball with 156 and softball with 204.  She was awarded as the Monroe County girls basketball Coach of the Year 4 times, Monroe County softball Coach of the Year twice, and AGR girls basketball Coach of the Year once. She coached our 1997 and 2004 softball teams to win our division and the 2004 team to winning the Section V Class AA title.  To date, this is the only softball team in school history to win a sectional title. Only twice in school history has our softball team made the sectional finals and she coached both. In 2015, Mary Pat was appointed to a new position called YAC Advisor. This position included assisting in the promotion and all aspects of our district’s 1st ever Unified Basketball team. She worked in this role in the first 5 years of its existence from 2015 until she retired in 2019. Her amazing work in this capacity led Churchville-Chili to be recognized by NYSPHSAA and Special Olympics for having one of the best run Unified programs in the state. She was truly the matriarch of our school’s Unified program who did a ton of work behind the scenes to make our program into one of the best in the state. Her passion and commitment to our Unified program is truly monumental and has touched countless lives.

Luke Pavone - Class of 2013

Luke Pavone

Churchville-Chili has had a boys varsity soccer team since 1937.  In that 84-year time span, Luke is definitely one of the best soccer players in our school history. As a 3-year varsity starter, playing in one of the toughest leagues in the state, he received many accolades including being named 1st team All-County twice, Monroe County Division II Player of the Year, Section V Class AA All-Tournament team, 1st team All Greater Rochester, as well as 5th team All-State. He is one of only a few soccer players from our school to receive an athletic scholarship to a Division 1 school, the University of Massachusetts. After playing there, he transferred to Buffalo State College and racked up a ton of honors over his career including being named 1st team All-SUNYAC twice, 3rd team NSCAA All-East Region, United Soccer Coaches 2nd team All-American, and United Soccer Coaches 1st team All-East Region team.  He was the team leader in goals and total points in 2 of his 3 years at Buffalo. His career did not end there and has actually not ended yet. After college, Luke went on to become only the 3rd player in school history to play soccer at the professional level. His first professional stint came when he signed a two-year contract to play for Hapeol Petah Tkva in Liga Leumit, oversees in Israel. In 2019, he came back to play in the US as he signed with the Richmond Kickers in the USL professional soccer league who he is currently still playing for today.

Leslie Troup Barkley - Class of 1987

 Leslie Troup Barkey

Leslie was an amazingly talented 3-sport athlete in volleyball, basketball, and softball. In volleyball, she was a team co-captain and was named 1st team all-county in 1987. Upon graduation, she was in the top 5 for several school volleyball records. On the softball diamond, she is arguably one of the best players our school has ever had. She was a powerful hitter who set several school records that are still in place today. Those include highest batting average in one season at .667, highest career batting average at .542, most career homeruns with 14, most hits in one season with 50, most career hits with 123, most career RBI with 98, and most career runs with 95. She is also currently ranked 2nd all-time in school history for most homeruns in one season with 5, which she accomplished twice, and for most RBI in one season with 36.  She went on to play both volleyball and softball for 2 years at GCC and then 2 years at SUNY Brockport. While at Brockport, Leslie racked up tons of honors.  She was a 2-time All-SUNYAC and All-State performer in softball as an outfielder who led team in RBI and games played as a senior when the Golden Eagles captured both the SUNYAC and state championships in 1991. In volleyball, she was a co-captain both years who led Brockport to the NCAA tournament each year. In 1989, Leslie helped lead the team to a record of 38-5 while setting a school record with 24 consecutive wins. In 1990, she helped lead the team to a record of 34-10, and to winning the SUNYAC title, and a trip to the state finals. Her outstanding performance led her to be named All-SUNYAC and All-Northeast both years, and she still sits 2nd in Brockport history in career hitting percentage at .314 and 3rd in hitting percentage in one season .356. SUNY Brockport inducted her into their Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007.

2003 Boys Volleyball Team

2003 Boys Volleyball Team

The 2003 boys volleyball team had about as perfect of a season as you possibly can.  Prior to the season beginning, this group of young men stated that their goal was to go fully undefeated. While this was certainly a lofty goal, that was their plan. Well, they proceeded to fulfill this goal. During the regular season, the team went 19-0. Not only did they not lose any matches, they didn’t lose a single set all season. This undefeated record secured them a division title and the #1 seed in the Section V Class A tournament. This success continued as the team marched straight through sectionals, not losing a single set again, and defeating McQuaid in the finals to capture the Section V Class A title. This led the team to the New York State Class A Regionals, which was the absolute highest a volleyball team could go in our state at that time. Again, their dominance prevailed as they defeated the championship teams from other local sections including a 4-set win over Orchard Park in the finals to be crowned as the New York State Regional champions.  The Orchard Park match ended up being the only match all season in which an opposing team won one set. When all was said and done, the team won 78 sets while losing only one all season and finished with a perfect 24-0 record. The Head Coach was Joe Eschberger. Members of this team included:

Peter Bartell

Jim Clar

Chris DeHority

Colin Dooling

Mike Fink

Brian Kelvie

Randy Mathews

Zach Owen

Eric Palumbo

Brian Rebman

Andrew Reff

Jeremy Rossignolo

Bryan Saeva

Chris Shekell

Kevin Speares

Andrew Zess