The 17th Annual Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at The Chadwick. We will begin the celebration festivities with a social hour at 5:00pm, followed by the Induction Ceremony at 6:00pm. We have included an order form for your convenience.
Secondly, we have enclosed a ballot for you to vote on the Class of 2013. We are asking you to vote for seven (7) former student-athletes, coaches and/or administrators. In order for your ballot to be valid, please be sure to vote for seven (7) nominees. Ballots are due by Monday, May 6, 2013. We will announce the Induction Class of 2013 on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
Beginning with the Class of 2013, all Hall of Fame ballots and nominations well be sent via e-mail or will be available to download from the Athletic Page of our website at www.northallegheny.org after March 1st of each year. Therefore, we would appreciate it if you could please return the enclosed updated contact information sheet, along with your completed nomination from to email@example.com or via U.S. mail to the NA Senior High School – 10375 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA 15090, c/o Athletic Department. Once the Hall of Fame Committee has selected the candidates, the ballot form will be available for you to download from the North Allegheny website. If you do not have an e-mail address or internet service, please contact the Athletic Department at 724-934-7238 and we will make a note to continue to send you your Hall of Fame correspondence to your home.
If you have any questions, please contact me at your convenience.
Director of Athletics
2013 Hall of Fame Nomination List
Jill Dorsch (2003) Jill participated on North Allegheny’s softball team as their starting catcher from 2000-2003. While a member of the Lady Tigers softball team, they posted a 78-18 record with four section titles, two WPIAL titles, one PIAA title and one PIAA runner-up medal. Jill held a career .408 batting average and drew 42 walks during her time at North Allegheny. As a catcher, she committed a mere total of five errors in a four year varsity career. Jill was named to several All-Section Teams, the P-G All North Team, the P-G Terrific Ten as well as the Tribune Review All-Area Team. Jill went on to play at Robert Morris University as a four year starter.
Scott Kofmehl (1999) Scott was a three year starter and two year captain for the North Allegheny Boys Volleyball team. Scott was named to the All-WPIAL and All-State Volleyball Team for two years. In 1999, Scott was named as the WPIAL’s Most Valuable Player. In addition, he was named to the “Fab 50 Volleyball Team”.
Scott continued his academic and athletic career at Juniata College where he lettered all four years and was a three-year captain of the team and was named to the All-East Academic Team three of the four years at Juniata. In 2003, he was named as an Academic All-American.
Scott was the recipient of the “Woodrow Wilson Pickering Fellowship” given, annually, to only ten students for undergraduate/graduate work. He also was the recipient of a Rotary International Fellowship where he studied at The London School of Economics and received his PhD in International Policy. Prior to this, Scott attended the Harvard Kennedy School where he received his Master’s Degree in International Policy and was an Assistant Varsity Volleyball Coach.
Scott is employed by the State Department and has worked as a Foreign Service Officer in Washington DC, Venezuela, Mexico and Indonesia. Currently, he is the State Department’s Chief of Staff in Pakistan.
Jake Jopling (2001) Jake was a four year letter award recipient for the men’s’ varsity tennis team. He took over the #1 singles position halfway through his freshman season and held it throughout the remainder of his high school career, making him only the 2nd player in the history of the program to play #1 all 4 years. Jake’s career at NA was a combined 57 and 10 in dual matches (a winning percentage of over 85%). He is one of the top 5 players in the history of North Allegheny tennis. Here are a few highlights of his high school career:
Freshman Year (1998) – finished 12 – 4 overall; won the section singles tournament and made the WPIAL quarterfinals. He and his partner won the section doubles and made the WPIAL semi-finals.
Sophomore Year (1999) – finished 11 – 4 overall; won the section singles tournament and made the WPIAL quarterfinals. He and his partner won the section doubles and made the WPIAL semi-finals.
Junior Year (2000) – finished 17 – 1 overall; won the section singles tournament and finished 3rd at the WPIAL meet (state qualifier).
Senior Year (2001) – finished 17 – 1 overall; won the section singles tournament and was the WPIAL Singles champion (was seeded 4th). At the state tournament, he defeated three top-flight opponents before losing in the championship finals. His 2001 medal only the 3rd PIAA medal awarded to a NA player in the history of the program.
Jake was a strong team leader; NA was a combined 78 – 8 during his 4 years and the team was the undefeated WPIAL champions in both his junior and senior seasons. The team was a PIAA semi-finalist which was the first year NA’s tennis team made it to the state competition.
Jake also had a distinguished college career at George Washington University. He won 96 collegiate matches (combined singles and doubles) for the Colonials despite being unable to play part of his senior year due to an injury. He was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Team in both his junior and senior years. He was team captain as a senior, and earned athletic academic honors all four years.
Community Outreach – After graduating from GW, Jake coached tennis at the Junior Tennis Champions’ Center and took young players to Northeast DC to teach tennis to underprivileged kids at an after-school day center. He also participated in a “Search for Champions” program (Prince Georges County) where children took part in free tennis clinics and fitness activities.
Jake is currently attending Katz Business School at the University of Pittsburgh and plans to complete his MBA in the spring of 2013.
Jenny Mackay Williams (1993) Jenny was an outstanding swimmer and four year letter winner for the North Allegheny Tigers. In each of her four years, the team won the WPIAL Championships. Jenny continued her career at the University of Richmond where she was a stand-out performer. Jenny’s accomplishments are as follows:
1997 – 100 Backstroke – 1st place (CAA Record); 100 Butterfly – 1st place; 200 Backstroke – 2nd place; Richmond’s MVP and CAA’s Most Outstanding Performer of the Meet; Richmond’s Spider Club “Female Athlete of the Year” Award.
4 year letter winner
Colonial Scholar-Athlete – 1996 and 1997
1996 All-American Strength and Conditioning “Athlete of the Year” Award
Dave Sloan (1999) David Sloan was a four time WPIAL Champion for North Allegheny in the 100 Butterfly and the 200 Individual Medley. In addition, David was the PIAA runner-up in the 100 Butterfly. Dave was twice named as an All-American High School Swimmer.
David continued his swimming career at Michigan State University where he was a Top 10 performer in the 100 Butterfly. He held two varsity records and was named three times to the “All Big Ten Academic Team”.
Mieke Weissert (1990) Mieke was a competitive gymnast all four years at North Allegheny. She made the greatest individual improvement of any North Allegheny gymnast according to her legendary coach, Mr. Larry Long. Mieke competed as an intermediate gymnast her freshman year and as an all-around during her sophomore year. As a sophomore, Mieke qualified for the WPIAL Individual Championships where she finished in 6th place in the All-Around Division, and 4th place in the Advanced Vault and Advanced Balance Beam. Also during her sophomore year, Mieke competed at the PIAA State Team Championships where North Allegheny won its first state title. Mieke was named “All-American” for her efforts on the vault.
During her junior season, she competed as an Advanced All-Around gymnast at the WPIAL and PIAA Championships. Mieke placed 2nd in the vault and balance beam, 3rd in the uneven parallel bars, and the All-Around competition, and placed 7th in the floor exercise. North Allegheny won both the WPIAL and PIAA titles that year.
As a senior, Mieke placed 1st in the All-Around, bars, and beam, and placed 3rd in the vault and floor exercise. North Allegheny won the WPIAL and PIAA Team Championships. Mieke gained All-American Elite status in the All-Around, vault, beam and uneven parallel bars. She was named All-American in the floor exercise.
Mieke continued her career at Central Michigan where she was a stand-out performer throughout her career.
Rachel Divosevic (2006) Rachel Divosevic was a standout performer for the North Allegheny Girls’ Basketball Team. She was named to the All-Section Team and to the All-North Post-Gazette Team. Rachel joined the “1000 Point Club” and was the leading scorer for the Tigers. She continued her career at Mercyhurst College earning a scholarship to play basketball.
Andrew Dobies (2001) Andrew was a four-year member of the Varsity Baseball Team, a three-year member of the Varsity Football Team, and played basketball. He continued his baseball career at the University of Virginia on a full scholarship. Andrew was selected as a second round pick in 2004 by the Boston Red Sox in the Major League Baseball draft. He had the fourth lowest earned run average at 1.31.
Andrew led the Tigers to the 2000 PIAA Team Championships and was named to the All-Section and, numerous times, to the All-Star Teams. Andrew is very involved with Community Service Projects.
Jake Herbert (2003) Jake Herbert qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games this past summer in London after winning the 185-pound freestyle title at the United States wrestling trials. To punch his ticket to London, Jake shut out his competition in two matches before triumphing in a best-of-three finals. After winning the PIAA Championship at the 171-pound weight class as a senior, Jake received a scholarship to Northwestern University. As a Wildcat, he was a two-time National Champion in 2007 and 2009. In 2009, he received the Dan Hodge Award, as the nations’ best wrestler, while also winning a silver medal at the World Championships. Last summer, Jake represented his country again in the 2012 Olympics.
While at North Allegheny, Jake won four state medals. In his senior year, Jake’s record was undefeated in 35 contests.
Randy Potter (1980) Randy was a member of the North Allegheny Swim Team from 1977 to 1980, a member of the varsity football team and track teams in 1979 and 1980. He was a three-time swimming All-American, named All-State two years, and was a member of the 1980 WPIAL Swimming Championship team. He was the WPIAL Champion in the 100 Freestyle and a member of the WPIAL Championship 400 Freestyle Relay. In addition, Randy was a two-year team captain. In his scholastic career, he was a three-sport letter winner, with a total of (9) varsity letters.
Corky Semler (Coach) Corky Semler will retire this year from teaching and coaching swimming at North Allegheny. Corky has won (26) WPIAL Team Championships and (9) PIAA State Titles. Numerous swimmers (over 150) have gained All-American status under his guidance. In the 1990’s, Corky’s team won (7) WPIAL and (6) PIAA Titles.
Corky retires as not only one of the very best coaches at North Allegheny, but as one of the best swim coaches in Pennsylvania and the Nation.
Carrie Hucko (2000) Carrie was a standout track and cross country member for the Tigers. She specialized in the distance events. She finished in 11th place at the PIAA Championships in 1999, and helped her team win the Cross Country Championships in 1998 and 1999.
Carrie qualified for the state meet her sophomore, junior and senior years. Carrie finished in 5th place at the PIAA State Track meet in the one mile and in the 1600 Meter run. She was the first North Allegheny runner to run a sub 5 minute mile.
Carrie continued her athletic career at Miami University of Ohio and then transferred to finish at Duquesne University.
Molly Friel (2004) Molly was s 3-sport letter winner in Cross Country, Basketball and Track. She still holds the 4 x 400 record. North Allegheny won the WPIAL team title in each of her high school years. Molly finished in 6th place her junior year in the 800 at the PIAA State Championships and earned a silver medal at the WPIAL Championships. She also qualified in the 1600 and the 3200 meter relays. Molly won the WPIAL gold medal in the 3200 relay with teammates Kelly Langhans, Katie Elmore, and Lindsay Appel.
In basketball, Molly was an All-Section winner and was chosen to play in the Pittsburgh Hoops Classic. She was named “Female Athlete of the Year”.
Molly continued her basketball athletic career at Ithaca College and was a key player for the team.
North Allegheny Athletic Hall of Fame
Please cast your vote for (7) of the (13) candidates. You must vote for (7) or your ballot will not be valid.
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