Ocean City High School Athletic Hall of Fame

- The Athletes -

 

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Tom Adams (Basketball – OCHS Class of 1957 – Inducted 1989)
Adams was a two year starter for the Red Raiders and led his team in scoring as a senior (17.7 ppg). During the 1956-57 season, Adams scored 442 points and steered his team to 23 straight wins bringing them to the state final. Adams, known for his smooth style on the court, had quick hands and tremendous accuracy as a shooter.
Charles Adelizzi (Football – OCHS Class of 1930 – Inducted 1992)
Adelizzi led OC to three successful football seasons in a row. As a sophomore in 1927, he scored nine touchdowns and racked up 60 points leading the Red Raiders to a 6-3-1 season. As a junior in 1928, Adelizzi scored 10 touchdowns and accounted for 65 points—helping Ocean City to its first undefeated season at 7-0-2. In 1929, the team went 7-1-1 and repeated as South Jersey champions. Adelizzi end his career with 222 points.
Romeo Adelizzi (Football – OCHS Class of 1932 – Inducted 1994)
Adelizzi played football for OCHS from 1929-32, joining his older brother, Charles, on the team as a freshman. Adelizzi scored 70 points in his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons. Over his four years as a Red Raider, Adelizzi scored 219 points and Ocean City's football teams were 32-5-1.
Don Barton (Tennis – OCHS Class of 1977 – Inducted 1991)
Barton played four years of varsity tennis and finished a career record of 87-4. Barton went 66-3 as the No. 1 singles player during his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons. With Barton in the lineup, the Red Raiders won four straight CAL titles and three South Jersey championships. Most remarkably, Barton never lost a set in CAL play.
Casey Beyel (Field Hockey, Basketball & Lacrosse - OCHS Class of 2007 - Inducted 2019)
Casey was a successful three-sport athlete at Ocean City High School, using her varied talents in field hockey, basketball and lacrosse. She shared The Flagship Award (now The Billy Schoppy Award) in 2007 which is presented to the top Cape-Atlantic League athlete in the graduating class. In her four field hockey seasons, Casey played on four CAL champions, two South Jersey champs and one state champion. The teams were a combined 82-6-5. She finished her career with 58 goals and her 43 career assists tied for the school record at the time. In basketball she played on two CAL champions that were a combined 50-8. In lacrosse, her teams won 26 straight CAL games and she graduated with 162 goals, the school record at the time.
Jen Blizzard (Field Hockey – OCHS Class of 1990 – Inducted 2017)
Blizzard scored a team-high 14 goals and led her team to a 17-2-1 record during her junior year. Her efforts led to Ocean City’s first CAL title. In her senior year, with Blizzard scoring 19 goals and adding 13 assists, the Red Raiders were 18-1-2 lost only to Eastern in the South Jersey final in an overtime shootout. That season, Ocean City won the CAL title and was ranked 4th in South Jersey and 12th in the state. In 1989, Blizzard became the first OCHS field hockey player to be named First Team All-State. Blizzard finished her field hockey career with 53 goals and 24 assists.
Leon Brown (Track, Football & Basketball – OCHS Class of 1987 - Inducted in 2017)
Leon was the definition of a three-sport athlete. He made his biggest impact in track when he became the first OCHS athlete to win at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions, setting a school record in the 200 meters that still stood 31 years later. He was first in the 200, second in the long jump and third in the 100 to help the team finish third in the state meet. The Raiders were 23-1 in dual meets during his career and won the South Jersey team championship his senior year. In football, he gained 1,301 career rushing yards, still among the top 20 in school history after three decades. And he also averaged in double figures in basketball, getting his career-high 25 points against Holy Spirit.
Anne Brinkmann (Basketball – OCHS Class of 1980 – Inducted 1992)
Brinkmann was the first girls basketball player in South Jersey to score more than 1,000 points and passing for more than 500 assists. Brinkmann finished her career with 1,216 points, 588 assists, 436 rebounds, and 397 steals. Brinkmann played in every game during her four years of high school and helped the Red Raiders to a 92-14 record in that time.
Doug Colman (Football – OCHS Class of 1991 – Inducted 2002)
Colman was a two-way football star for the Red Raiders. He amassed 1,272 yards rushing in his career as a linebacker. Colman was named South Jersey Defensive Player of the Year in 1990. Colman continued his career in college the NFL where he appeared in Super Bowl XXXIV.
John Cranston (Basketball – OCHS Class of 1964 – Inducted 1995)
Cranston was captain of the 1963-64 Red Raiders and led them to the Group II State Championship. That season, Cranston scored 451 points, then the second highest total in school history. He was second on the team with 47 steals and set a school record for assists in a season with 119. As a three-year starter, Cranston scored 800 points and graduated as OCHS’s third leading scorer and all-time leader in assists.
Bill Fisher (Basketball – OCHS Class of 1976 – Inducted 1994)
Fisher played basketball for the Red Raiders from 1973 to 1976. He holds school records for consecutive games in double figures (52), games with 40 or more points (two), and consecutive seasons averaging 20 or better (two). Fisher graduated with 1,339 career points, and, at the time, held school records for points, field goals, steals, and assists.
Lisa Foglio (Basketball – OCHS Class of 1979 – Inducted 1989)
Foglio scored a career 1,970 points—the most in South Jersey history at the time. During Foglio’s career, the Red Raiders went 95-7 and won the South Jersey title in 1979. Foglio is the only girl in OCHS history to average over 20 points a game for two straight seasons.
Robyn Fortsch (Basketball & Softball - OCHS Class of 1983 – Inducted in 2019)
Robyn was a versatile athlete at Ocean City High School despite limitations caused by knee injuries. She was an all-star in softball but missed most of her junior and senior years because of injury. In basketball, despite missing nearly half of her junior year, she scored 1,081 career points - the fifth highest total in school history when she graduated. Robyn averaged more than 17 points per game in both her junior and senior years and finished her career in the top 10 at OCHS in rebounds (4th), steals (8th) and assists (8th). After high school she attended the University of Pennsylvania where she was successful in yet another sport - track and field. She also returned to the CAL as girls basketball coach at Egg Harbor Township High School.
Judy Gayle (Basketball & Softball – OCHS Class of 1974 – Inducted in 2018)
Judy was one of the very first female athletes after girls’ sports began to arrive at Ocean City High School - and one of the best. She was a two-sport star for the Raiders in the early 1970s. In basketball, Judy scored in double figures for all three years and was second on the team in steals and assists each year. She finished her basketball career with 606 career points and held five school records when she graduated. In softball, she used her athletic skills, quickness and leadership to advantage both offensively and defensively. She hit consistently and with some power and was a serious threat on the bases. On defense, she had a strong arm and was a real asset. During her career she was named to a total of five all-star teams.
Archie Harris (Track & Field – OCHS Class of 1937 – Inducted 1990)
Harris was a talented three-sport athlete at OCHS, but he was excelled in track and field. Harris set records in the throwing events that would stand for decades. Harris won the state championship for both the shot put and the discus in 1936.
Andy Jernee (Football – OCHS Class of 1951 – Inducted 1991)
Jernee was a key member of red Raider football teams that finished a combined 31-4-1 from 1947-1950. Jernee, who was part of the South Jersey Championship team, scored 164 points in his four years as a starter. Jernee was among the top Red Raiders in career points, rushing yards, and passing yards when he graduated.
Brett Johnson (Cross Country & Track – OCHS Class of 2009 – Inducted in 2018)
Brett was a multiple state champion in cross country and track and a winner in the NJSIAA Meet of Champions. In 2007, his junior year, he was South Jersey and state champion in cross country, leading the Raiders to back-to-back South Jersey team championships for the first time in school history. He repeated his individual South Jersey championship as a senior. When he graduated, he held the school record for the fastest time on the OCHS course. In outdoor track, he set a school record in the 1600 meters that still stands more than 10 years later. Brett was a state champion in both the 800 and 1600 meters and also won the 3200 in South Jersey. Brett played basketball his first two years at OCHS before joining the indoor track team and competing all over the country.
Joi Johnson (Track & Basketball – OCHS Class of 1993 – Inducted in 2019)
Joi excelled at two sports during her high school career - basketball and track. She was a state Group 3 champion in the high jump and was named to the OCHS All-90s Decade Team in girls track and field. But in basketball, Joi was the Player of the Decade in the 1990s, scoring 1,322 points, the fourth highest total in school history at the time. As a senior, she scored 20 or more points 16 times, including four games with 30 or more points. Joi made more than 61 percent of her shots as a senior, still the OCHS school record 27 years later. She averaged nearly 10 rebounds and four steals per game during her career.
Jill Kozakowski (Swimming - OCHS Class of 1997 – Inducted in 2019)
Back in the days when boys and girls swimmers in the Cape-Atlantic League were grouped on the same team, Jill was a record-setter. She still holds the school record for the fastest 500-meter freestyle by a girl more than two decades after she set it. And she was the only female swimmer to be named part of the 1990s Team of the Decade at Ocean City High School, earning the nod in the 100 butterfly. She went on to a successful swimming career at Seton Hall where she was named to the Big East All-Academic Team. She also threw the javelin and discus in high school track. Jill later returned to the Cape-Atlantic League as coach at Cape May Tech and was selected a Coach of the Year by the South Jersey Interscholastic Swimming Association.
Ken Leary (Basketball – OCHS Class of 1961 – Inducted 1990)
Leary, a 5’7” guard, led the Red Raiders in scoring as a sophomore and as a junior and was second to Gary Satrappe his senior year. He was the first Red Raider to score 1,000 pointsand finished his career with 1,063. Upon graduating, Leary held school records for steals and assists. Ocean City was 27-1 in the CAL with Leary in the lineup, winning three straight league titles.
Mike Linahan (Football – OCHS Class of 1976 – Inducted 1995)
Linahan graduated with 2,304 career rushing yards, 228 points, 35 touchdowns, 12 extra points, 14 pass receptions, 56 tackles, 8 interceptions, and 25 kick returns. He also added 5 for 8 passing for 120 yards and two TDs as a quarterback.
Scott Lipford (Football, Basketball & Track – OCHS Class of 1997 – Inducted in 2019)
Scott could do it all in sports. He was successful in football, basketball and track. In football, he was part of the 1996 team that many consider Ocean City's greatest. He finished his career with 16 touchdown receptions, catching three in one game three different times. He had 1,710 career receiving yards, an OCHS record and second best in Cape-Atlantic League history. He also holds OCHS records for yards in a season (861), yards in a game (201) and yards per catch in a career (24.6). Scott also made his mark on the track, setting a record in the 400 hurdles that still stands. He was also part of the fastest 4x400 meter relay team. In basketball he was second on the team in three-point goals and shot better than 75 percent from the foul line.
Pat Lynch (Wrestling – OCHS Class of 1991 – Inducted 2002)
Lynch was 133-4 during his four high school seasons, including setting a state record of earning 99 straight wins and another state record of reaching 101 pins. Lynch won four district titles, three region titles, and two state titles. Lynch recorded 87 of his 99 pins in the first period of matches—48 of them coming in the first minute. He was undefeated in 66 matches against CAL opponents.
Bob McAllister (Basketball – OCHS Class of 1989 – Inducted 1994)
McAllister averaged more than 20 points per game in each of his last two seasons, tying a school record. At the time of his graduation, McAllister also held the school record for scoring 20 or more points in 34 games. McAllister is among the career leaders at OCHS in points with 1,233 and rebounds with 678.
Lauren McHale (Soccer & Track – OCHS Class of 1998 – Inducted in 2019)
Lauren left her mark in two sports and she was part of Ocean City's All-1990s Decade Team in both sports. She was selected for the 800 meters in track after winning the NJSIAA Meet of Champions in the event. During her four years, the track team was 36-1 in dual meets, winning four CAL titles and finishing second in the South Jersey meet three times. She was the OCHS Girls Soccer Player of the 90s after graduating with 66 career goals and 37 career assists, both school records at the time. She is also one of two players to score five goals in one game and twice had three assists in one game.
Kristie Miller (Field Hockey – OCHS Class of 1987 – Inducted 1995)
Miller set a school record by scoring 24 goals her junior year in 1985. That year, Miller led the CAL in scoring and was second in South Jersey. As a senior, Miller broke the school scoring record again by scoring 25 goals—once again second best in South Jersey. For her career, Miller scored 71 goals and was named Second Team All-State in 1986.
Joe Myers (Football, Basketball & Baseball – OCHS Class of 1977 – Inducted in 2019)
Joe was the classic three-sport athlete in high school - a significant player in football, basketball and baseball. He started as a freshman in football and was an all-star, playing defense and both quarterback and wide receiver. He shares a school record with three TD catches in one game. In basketball, he played in 64 games, starting most, and was the team leader in rebounds as a junior and consistently one of the tops in steals. But it was on the baseball mound that he really excelled. He won nine games in 1977 and struck out 122, both school records. Twice he struck out 17 in one game, another record. His career strikeout record was broken nearly 40 years after he set it. And he was durable, starting 27 games in his career and completing 21 of them. In his senior year the Raiders won their first CAL title in 13 years.
Jack Neall (Football – OCHS Class of 1968 – Inducted 1989)
Neall was an All-South Jersey linebacker and a strong offensive guard for a team that brought a CAL title back to Ocean City. He made 76 tackles his senior year and 137 for his career. He was named to the All-South Jersey team in 1967.
Ed Paone (Basketball – OCHS Class of 1979 – Inducted 1991)
Paone, a point guard, averaged more than 20 points per game in two consecutive seasons. He led the 1978-79 Raiders in scoring  with 22.2 per game and in assists  with 7 per game. Paone also made 80 percent of his free throws, best in South Jersey, and he holds the school record for career free throw shooting at 78.3% and assists with 359. Paone scored 1,330 points in his three seasons as a starter.
Cory Picketts (Field Hockey & Softball – OCHS Class of 2000 – Inducted in 2018)
Cory was named Ocean City High School's Top Female Athlete of the 20th Century because of her success in two sports - field hockey and softball. She led South Jersey field hockey players in scoring in both 1998 and 1999. She scored 79 career goals and her teams won three straight state titles and were a combined 70-3. In softball, she hit over .400 for each of three years, missing most of her junior year with an injury. Her career average was .425, a school record that lasted 15 years. Her 74 career hits were also a record for 15 years. She still holds school career records with 17 doubles and seven triples. Cory returned to OCHS to coach field hockey for seven years, finishing 145-17 with seven Cape-Atlantic League championships, six South Jersey titles and three state championships.
John Richardson (Cross Country – OCHS Class of 2003 – Inducted in 2018)
A little over 15 years ago John did something that had never been done before in New Jersey. He won both the 800 and 1600 meters in the NJSIAA Meet of Champions, a one-day event that brought the top high school athletes in all of the state together in one meet. John also won back-to-back South Jersey championships in cross country, leading his team to three straight county championships and two straight second place finishes in the South Jersey meet. The Raiders were 31-4 during his last three years leading the pack and finished second in the state his senior year, the best finish by an OCHS boys cross country team at the time.
Miles Schoedler (Cross Country – OCHS Class of 2011 – Inducted in 2019)
Miles was one of the finest middle distance and distance runners in South Jersey during the fall, winter and spring. And that success earned him The Flagship Award (now The Billy Schoppy Award) as the best male senior athlete in the Cape-Atlantic League. In cross country he was a South Jersey champion in back-to-back seasons and ran one of the fastest times in the history of Holmdel Park. In indoor track he won the state championship in both the 800 and 1600 meters and was a champion at both the New Balance Boston Grand Priz Mile and the Hispanic Games Mile. He also finished third in the Millrose Games. And in outdoor track he won South Jersey championships in the 1600 and 3200 meters as a junior but an injury late in his senior year ended his high school career prematurely.
Brittany Sedberry (Cross Country – OCHS Class of 2006 – Inducted in 2018)
Brittany dominated cross country for three years. She won South Jersey championships her freshman, sophomore and junior years, leading the Raiders to three Cape-Atlantic League and two South Jersey team titles. OCHS was 30-0 in dual meets those seasons. She won state championships in her sophomore and junior years and then did something no CAL runner had ever done - she finished first in the NJSIAA Meet of Champions in back-to-back years, earning her the title of the best runner in New Jersey. Injury and illness limited her success as a senior. In outdoor track, Brittany also won the Meet of Champions in the 3200 meters as a sophomore, and was a state champion in the 1600 meters. She returned to OCHS in 2011 and coached the girls swim team for one season, winning a conference championship. But she had really left her mark as one of the greatest distance runners in New Jersey history.
Chad Severs (Soccer - OCHS Class of 2001 – Inducted in 2018)
Chad rewrote the soccer record books both at Ocean City High School and in South Jersey. He scored 159 career goals, the OCHS school record and the second highest total in New Jersey history. His 54 career assists are also a school record. He once scored an OCHS record 63 goals in one season, seven goals in one game and four assists in a game. During Chad's four seasons in the Ocean City lineup, when he led the team in scoring each year, the Raiders were 69-19, won three Cape-Atlantic League titles, two South Jersey crowns and two state championships. His teams qualified for the prestigious South Jersey Soccer Coaches Association's Invitational Tournament three times.
Kevin Sinclair (Football – OCHS Class of 1997 – Inducted in 2017)
Kevin was a dominant force in football during his OCHS career. He still holds 28 school records more than 20 years after he stopped playing. Kevin gained more than 100 yards rushing in 30 of the 38 games he played. He gained 849 yards in just games against Mainland. He scored 15 touchdowns just against Millville and 13 against Holy Spirit. And, in the final game of his career – the South Jersey Group 4 championship at The College of New Jersey against Shawnee – he ran for 284 yards and four touchdowns. In a selection sponsored by the New Jersey Nets, Kevin was selected as the best high school athlete in New Jersey in 1997. He also played basketball and shares the school record for 100 meters in track with Leon Brown, Pat Tolomeo and one of the players he helps coach on this year's football team, Josh Rolls.
Diane Snow (Basketball – OCHS Class of 1975 – Inducted 1994)
Snow excelled at basketball at OCHS from 1971-75. When she graduated, she held 28 of the school's 37 basketball records, including 1,308 career points. During her four years in the lineup, the Raiders were 66-5. She was named to the First Team All-CAL four times, the first person to accomplish that feat.
Melody Sye (Cross Country – OCHS Class of 1984 – Inducted in 2019)
Melody was one of the first championship female athletes at OCHS after girls sports began to arrive. She was the top runner on the girls cross country team for three straight years, winning the South Jersey individual championship in 1982. The team was 43-6 during her three seasons in the lineup and won three consecutive Cape-Atlantic League championships. In track, Sye ran the middle distances just as successfully. She qualified for the NJSIAA state meet as a sophomore and was a champion in the 400 meters both her junior and senior years. During her three years in the track and field lineup the Raiders were 21-7, including the very first undefeated team in 1984. Those teams also won three county meets, two CAL championships and the South Jersey title in 1983.
Don Tarves (Swimming, Baseball & Football – OCHS Class of 1960 – Inducted in 2019)
Don was a rare athlete at Ocean City High School - an athlete who excelled in four sports. He was a record-setting freestyle swimmer during the winter. In the spring he was an all-star outfielder on a baseball team that won back-to-back Cape-Atlantic League titles and he also won the CAL championship in the high jump. In those days an athlete was permitted to compete in two varsity sports during the same season. But Don's biggest contributions were in football. He was a multiple all-star who was the OCHS recordholder in career rushing yards and rushing yards in a season when he graduated. He still holds the school record with more than nine yards per carry over his career. Ocean City was 19-7-1 in his three football seasons, including a CAL championship.
Renee Tomlin (Track – OCHS Class of 2006 – Inducted in 2018)
Renee won The Flagship Award in 2006, presented to the outstanding senior athlete in the Cape-Atlantic League. As a senior, she won the State Group 3 championship in the 1600 meters and was second in the 800. She was South Jersey champion in both events. As a junior, Renee was also South Jersey champion in the 800 and 1600 meters. She went on to win the state championship in both the 800 and 1600. During her sophomore year, Tomlin was the South Jersey champion in the 800 meters. She also won the 800 meters at the state meet. Her final score in high school track was six South Jersey championships, four state championships and three medals in the Meet of Champions. She was also first team, all-conference in swimming twice and ran cross country as a senior for the first time and finished second in the South Jersey meet.
Abbey Woolley (Field Hockey & Track – OCHS Class of 1998 – Inducted in 2017)
Abbey was named the OCHS Field Hockey Player of the Century in 1999 after a magnificent career with the Raiders. She was the first Ocean City player to score 40 goals in one season, getting a South-Jersey leading 41 in 1997 when the Raiders were 24-1 and won their first state championship. Ocean City was 69-10-11 in her years in the lineup. She was named South Jersey Player of the Year during her senior year and was named all-state. She followed high school with an international career as a player and coach. In addition, Abbey had success in track. She won three events in the Cape May County Meet, setting a record in the 100 hurdles. She also won the long jump and 400 hurdles.
Stephanie Vanderslice (Basketball – OCHS Class of 1978 – Inducted 1991)
Vanderslice scored 1,363 points and grabbed 1,216 rebounds in her three years in the starting lineup. From 1975-1978, she led the Red Raiders to a combined 72-6 record and three South Jersey final appearances.

 

2018 Induction Ceremony Video