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  • Frontier Field Walk of Fame welcomes 16 new members

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  • The Frontier Field Walk of Fame inducted 16 new members in a pre-game ceremony prior to Sundayís Red Wings game at Frontier Field.
    Since 1997, a special section at the center of the Frontier Field Walk of Fame has been designated to honor Rochesterís sports legends. Each year members of the community vote to induct individuals (coaches, players, management and media spanning Rochesterís sports history) who have made a monumental impact on the community through their achievements in the Rochester-area sports scene. In commemoration of these historic individuals we honor them by adding a brick to the Walk of Fame in their honor.
    This yearís inductees are listed below:
    AMATEUR COACHES
    Jack Hunter: Led the Penfield boys volleyball team to 11 Section V volleyball titles, including seven in a row. Coached the boys to a 360-26 record and the Penfield girls to a 199-71 mark.
    Joe Mancarella: Guided the Monroe Community College menís soccer team to a 334-87-24 record, a national junior-college title in 1965 and runner-up finishes in 1967 and Ď71. Retired in 1989 as the winningest soccer coach in junior-college history.
    Joe Marchese: Coached the McQuaid basketball team to state championships in 1988, 1997 and 2003 and finished with a 306-142 record in 19 seasons. Named 2003 Basketball Coaches Association of NY High School Coach of the Year.
    AMATEUR SPORTS
    John Parrinello: Played for the University of Rochester football team from 1957 to 1959 and rushed for 1,945 yards. He is still URís career leader in average yards per attempt (7.5 per rush). He is sixth in career touchdowns (31) and sixth in scoring (188 points).
    Rich Parrinello: Was a multi-purpose football player at U of R from 1969 to 1971. Heís fourth in career scoring (220 points) and fourth in career touchdowns (36). He made the Associated Press Little All-America team in 1970 and Ď71. He later was named the head coach at U of R.
    Cory Sertl: The Brighton resident was an alternate in sailing on the 1988 U.S. Olympic team and twice received her sportís most prestigious award, the Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year. She was honored in 1995 and 2001.
    CONTRIBUTORS/ADMINISTRATORS
    Russ Brandon: The St. John Fisher graduate joined the Buffalo Bills in 1997 and was named team president earlier this year. He is also the teamís CEO. He was the guiding force that brought the Bills training camp to St. John Fisher College.
    Al Brewer: The late president of Oak Hill Country Club served as co-chairman of the 1989 U.S. Open at the famed Pittsford course with Jerry Stahl and was chairman of the 1984 PGA Senior Open at Oak Hill.
    Elmer Conway: He was part of a group that brought the LPGA to Rochester in 1977, served as chairman for the annual event at Locust Hill for 16 years and remained active with the tournament until retiring in 2000. He passed away in 2011.
    Page 2 of 2 - MEDIA
    Greg Boeck: The Democrat and Chronicleís sports columnist in the 1980s, he went on to a long career as a sports reporter for USA Today, including coverage of the 1976 pennant-winning Red Wings, the 1983 Orioles World Series under Joe Altobelli and the U.S. upset of the Soviet Union in the 1980 Olympic Hockey Tournament.
    Gene Duffey: Covered Syracuse University and local college sports for the Rochester Times-Union in the 1970s and Ď80s. Gene has also written for the Houston Post in Texas and the Huntsville Times in Alabama. He is currently a freelance reporter in the Houston area.
    PRO ATHLETES
    Randy Cunneyworth: The Amerks Hall of Famer played for Rochester from 1980 to 1985 and 1998 to 2000, recording 101 goals and 138 assists. He served as teamís head coach from 2000 to 2008, the longest tenure in club history, and finished with a 306-273-61 record.
    Jim Mrva: The longtime head golf professional at Monroe Golf Club was inducted into the PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame in March. The Endicott native also was honored with the 2010 PGA Golf Professional of the Year Award.
    Seth Payne: The former Victor and Cornell football star played 11 seasons in the NFL as a defensive tackle with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans, where he currently resides and co-hosts a local radio show.
    TEAM OF THE AGES
    1992 Nazareth Menís Lacrosse Team: The Golden Flyers stunned 12-time defending national champion Hobart 13-12 in an overtime NCAA quarterfinal, then went on beat Roanoke 22-11 to win the collegeís first NCAA Division III title.
    CHAIRMANíS CHOICE
    Aquinas Mission Bouts: A tradition since 1932, the boxing event has been a fixture for 81 years. Since 1936, proceeds from the bouts have benefited Basilian Fathers missions. Mission Bouts is the oldest and most successful high school boxing program in the country.

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