Joe Whelan, Class of 2009

Joe Whelan, Class of 2009

Cross Country, Track

New York State Cross Country Champion and Gatorade Player of the Year-2008. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Section VI- Runner of the Year- 2007. 8th Place finish in 2008 Foot Locker National Cross Country Championship. At the time of graduation, set the Section VI Record for the 3000 Steeplechase- 2009 (9:19.31). Went on to run 4 years of Cross Country at Syracuse University. Winner – Buffalo Marathon- 2019 (2:22.04)

Will Cole, Class of 2009

Will Cole, Class of 2009

Track and Field

3-Time New York State Champion- 400m Hurdles. At the time of graduation, set the Section VI 400m Hurdles record: 52.69- 2009.  ­­­­­­­­­­­­At the time of graduation, held 6 Hamburg Track and Field indoor and outdoor records. Received the Gatorade Player of the Year award- 2008/2009. Two-year Team Captain for both Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field teams. Received an athletic scholarship to the University of Buffalo where he posted the 2nd best all-time performance in the 400m Hurdles in UB history.

Lyneve Lauria, Class of 1994

Lyneve Lauria, Class of 1994

Soccer, Basketball

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­2nd Team All- Western New York selection- Basketball- 1994.  Two-time 1st Team All-ECIC-1 (1991, 1993) and 2nd Team All-ECIC selection- Soccer- 1992. ­­­Made a key save in goal in the shootout for the Lady Bulldogs to advance to the NYS semi-final soccer game- 1992. Two-year team captain of basketball team that finished the season with a 19-3 record- 1992 and 1993. To date, the only Hamburg Girl’s basketball player to ever play collegiately at the Division I Level. Went on to play basketball collegiately at Canisius College.

Casey Derkacz, Class of 2007

Casey Derkacz, Class of 2007

Soccer, Tennis, Swimming, Lacrosse

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Named NSCAA/Adidas All-WNY, All-NYS, and All-Region Soccer- 2007.  Tallied over 40+ goals and 80+ assists over 5 year Varsity Soccer career.  ­­­­­­­­­­­­Competed in NYS quarterfinals in Doubles Tennis as a sophomore, before switching to lacrosse playing on two Section VI winning teams in 2006 & 2007.  Earned 14 Varsity Letters while at Hamburg competing in 4 sports. Went on to play Division I soccer at the collegiate level at Penn State then University of Buffalo, playing in +60 matches. While at UB named to Mid-American All-Conference Soccer Team- 2010.

Danielle Hover, Class of 2007

Danielle Hover, Class of 2007

Section VI- Most Valuable Gymnast (2004, 2005), All-Round Champion (2005). Currently holds Hamburg’s highest All-Around score in school history. ­­­­­­­­­­­­Led Hamburg Gymnastics to two Section VI Team Championships (2005, 2006). Six-time gold medalist at Empire State Games. Three-time Junior Olympic National Qualifier (2005, 2006, 2007). Went on to compete at Penn State University Gymnastics becoming Captain in her Senior year.