2012

Sports Legend

Eddie Atwill, Class of 1969

Eddie is Hamburg’s only first team All-Western New York basketball player in the modern formation of the ECIC, averaging over 25 points per game in his senior season. Besides being a great shooter, he also holds the individual assist record at Hamburg. Eddie was also a 2-time All-Western New York choice in soccer, and was the team’s leading goal scorer on their undefeated Section VI 1968 championship team that is also being honored this evening. A member of the National Honor Society, Eddie received an Amos Alonzo Stagg scholarship as well as athletic scholarship offers from several schools, before attending and graduating from Hartwick College. Some of his favorite HHS sports memories are: Scoring the winning goal against Amherst to maintain an undefeated season; Scoring 26 points against Lackawanna while being guarded by Ron Jaworski.