The Bucks County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame proudly announces the inductees for the Class of 2015.
Andy Collins – Bensalem High School and Princeton University Track Athlete and Soccer Player. Andy was the captain of both the soccer and track and field teams at Bensalem; he was First Team All-League in soccer and won the PIAA State Indoor Track Championship in the 600 yard Dash with the fastest time in the nation. After Bensalem, Andy attended Princeton University where he captained the Track and Field team. He was First Team All-America in the Distance Medley Relay and Heptagonal League Champion in the 400 Intermediate Hurdles in 3 consecutive years (’94,’95,’96) and the 500 meter champion in ’96. He was All-Ivy League First Team in 1994-95 and 1995-96. He qualified for the Olympic Trials in 1996 in the 400 Intermediate Hurdles.
Lynn Comer Kachmarik – Neshaminy High School and Slippery Rock University. Lynn was a 4-year All-District One and All-Lower Bucks swimmer during her years at Neshaminy. At Slippery Rock, she was a 4-Time All-American Swimmer and a 4-Time All-American Water Polo Player. In April 2003, Lynn became the first woman inducted into the Collegiate Water Polo Hall of Fame, and in February, 2004, she was among the first group of women inducted into the United States Water Polo Hall of Fame. Lynn was the first woman to coach any NCAA Division 1 Men’s Team Sport coaching water polo at Bucknell University. She was a 12-year member of the US Women’s National Water Polo Team and Team Captain for 6 of those years. In 1981 she received the Sullivan Award for Outstanding Achievement in US Aquatics.
Addie Crump Jackson – Bensalem High School and Temple University Basketball Player. Addie received All-State and All-America nominations in her senior year while averaging 24 points per game. She scored over 1200 points in her high school career. She was named the 1983 Courier Times Player of the Year and voted Suburban One MVP. At Temple Addie was a 3-year starter at point guard and the team’s 3rd leading scorer all three years. She was inducted into the Temple Hall of Fame in 1999, the Big Five Hall of Fame in 1994, and the Bensalem Hall of Fame in 1989.
Dave June – Pennsbury High School and Penn State University Baseball and Soccer. Dave compiled a 24-6-2 record with 11 shutouts as a goalkeeper in 1974-75. In baseball Dave pitched 3 no-hitters and 1 perfect game in the 1976 season with a record of 10-1 and an ERA of 0.86. He was Courier Times Player of the Year and was an All-Area, All-Section 1, and Trenton Times First team selection in 1976. At Penn State Dave became the first freshman to pitch a no-hitter on 5/11/77 against Indiana University of PA. He compiled a career record of 15-3 and an ERA of 2.79.
Rick Lewis – Woodrow Wilson High School and Georgia Tech University Football Player. Rick was a First Team All-Lower Bucks selection in Football and Baseball during his time at Wilson in 1965 to 1967. He was the winner of the Delaware Valley Notre Dame Club Knute Rockne Award and named to the Pennsylvania Big 33 Team in 1966. He was recruited by 52 colleges and universities. After graduation he attended the US Military Academy at West Point where he quarterbacked the Plebes to a 9-0 season. Rick left the academy and attended Georgia Tech where he started every game as a defensive back. In 1971 he was named to the pre-season All-America Team.. Rick played in the 1970 Sun Bowl and the 1971 Peach Bowl; he was the winner of the Clyde Lawson Award for Outstanding Back at Georgia Tech. In 1972, he played for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Len Lynch – Bishop Egan High School and University of Maryland Football Player. Len was a fixture on All-Catholic and All-Area teams at offensive guard from 1979 and 1980. He was First Team Bucks Courier Times and Philadelphia Daily News. Len was an Honorable Mention All-America and selected for the Big 33 Team. He was voted onto the Philadelphia Daily News All Decade Team.
After high school Len attended the University of Maryland where he started at offensive guard all 3 years. In 1984 he was 2nd Team All-ACC and Honorable Mention All-America. In 1985 he was voted team captain, made First Team ALL-ACC , Honorable Mention All-America, received the Toyota Leadership Award, and received the James H. Tatum Award for Maryland’s Outstanding Offensive Lineman. Following graduation, Len was drafted by the New York Giants; unfortunately, he suffered a career ending knee injury, ending his dream of playing in the NFL.
Meghan Pattyson – Central Bucks East High School and the University of Connecticut Basketball Player. Meghan scored 1260 career points at East from 1985 to 1988. She was First Team All-Area, All-Bux-Mont, and All-Suburban One in her junior and senior seasons; in 1988 she was named All-State. In soccer, Meghan was named All-Suburban One First Team in her senior season.
Meghan continued her scoring prowess at UConn scoring 1000points while earning All-Big East Honors. She was the Big East Most Outstanding Performer in 1991 and Team Captain in 1992; she was an assistant coach of the 1995 UConn Women’s NCAA Championship Team. Meghan is a member of the New England Hall of Fame (2013) and the state of Connecticut’s Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame (2009).
Terry Pezzola – Bishop Egan High School Football Player – Terry was one of the finest football players ever to grace the gridiron in the Golden Era of Bucks football in the early sixties. As a running back at Egan, he was the 1961 Lower Bucks County Scoring Champion with 83 points, scoring 13 TDs in 10 games. In 1962, he was second in the area in scoring with 142 points with 23 TDs in 10 games. In one game against Woodrow Wilson in 1962 he scored six touchdowns. In 1962 he was named Bucks County “Back of the Year”. He accepted a full scholarship to the University of Maryland where he led the “Baby Terps” in rushing his freshman year. Terry was elected to the Bishop Egan Hall of Fame in 1975 and the Bristol Township Hall of Fame in 2007.
Marty Stern – CB East and Villanova Men’s and Women’s Track and Cross Country Coach. Marty was one of the most successful track and cross country coaches in the history of Bucks County and Villanova University. From 1984 to 1994, he was Head Coach of the Villanova Women’s Program. His Cross Country Team won 5 consecutive NCAA Division 1 Championships from 1989 thru 1993. From ’90 to ’94, he was the Head Coach for the Men’s and Women’s programs. His teams in both programs won 23 Big East Titles. Marty was National Coach of the Year several times and was named one of the coaches to our 1988 Olympic Team in Seoul, Korea.
Jay Wright – Council Rock High School, Bucknell University Basketball Player and Villanova Basketball Coach. Jay was a standout high school basketball player at Council Rock HS and a collegiate player at Bucknell. He was the Head Basketball Coach at Hofstra from 1994 to 2001; his teams compiled a 122-85 record and 2 NCAA Tournament appearances. Jay became Villanova’s Head Coach in 2001 and still remains as Head Coach; his teams have compiled a 285 – 149 record, 9 NCAA Tournament appearances, and in 2008 – ’09 a Final Four appearance. Jay was named the National Coach of the Year in 2006.
John “Skip” Duffy – Bishop Egan High School Football Player and Archbishop Wood Head Coach. Skip was an All-Catholic player for Dick Bedesem in 1963 and ’64. He was the Head Coach at Wood from 1973 to 1980. He led the Vikings to 2 Catholic League Championships in ’74 and ’78, winning the Philadelphia City Title in ’74. He was the Maxwell Award Winner in ’78.
Al Speakman – Doylestown High School and West Chester University Baseball player and Council Rock High School Baseball Coach. Al’s teams at Council Rock High School won 7 Lower Bucks County titles. During that time 8 of Al’s players played professionally; 2 ( Billy Dillman and Craig Robinson) played in the Major Leagues. His overall record at Council Rock was 235 – 106; he received the Courier Times Twin Sports Award for Long Service in 1978.
Bill Dillman – Council Rock High School ’63, Wake Forest University ’70
- Bill was the first Council Rock athlete to play in the Major Leagues.
- All-County in Basketball and Baseball
- Scored 1071 points in 3 years of Varsity Basketball
- Pitched 3 no-hitters
- Led Lower Bucks in hitting in ’63 with a .600 avg.
- In sophomore year, he was 4-0 at Wake Forest in ’65 with a 0.80 ERA .
- In Sophomore year at Wake, he was named 2nd Team 1965 All-ACC( 3rd lowest in Wake Forest History).
- After sophomore year, he was drafted in the first MLB Draft in the 6th round by the Baltimore Orioles.
- Played for Hall of Famer Earl Weaver at Elmira in AA Eastern League.
- Went back to Wake Forest one semester at a time until getting his degree in 1970.
- Played professionally from 1965 to 1972.
- Played in the Majors with the Baltimore Orioles and the Montreal Expos.
Barbara Mitchell – Buckingham High School ’45, Ursinus College ’49
- Played 3 sports in high school: Field Hockey, Basketball, and Softball.
- Played Field Hockey and Softball in college
- Coached Field Hockey, Basketball, and Softball at Bristol High School.
- Won Lower Bucks Field Hockey Championships in ’52, ’53, and ’56.
- Won Lower Bucks Basketball Championships in ’54, ’55, and ’56.
- Won Lower Bucks Softball Championships in ’50 and ’55.
- Was a PIAA Official in all 3 sports from 1961 to 1986.
Wayne “Inky” Schneider – Inky lettered in football, basketball and baseball at Langhorne-Middletown High School (now Neshaminy High School). For four years, he excelled on the football field as a quarterback, running back, defensive back, and punter. In his senior year, as captain of the team, he helped lead the Skins to their first Lower Bucks County Championship. He was selected to the Delaware Advance and All-District First Team. He was also selected to the Bucks County All Star Team in his sophomore, junior, and senior years. Inky achieved excellence in baseball where he had a .423 batting average and pitched two no-hitter games. He continued his education at West Chester State Teachers College where he played football and baseball. His team played in two bowl games and he received recognition as one of the nation’s top quarterbacks. In baseball he was Mid-Atlantic shorstop in 1950-51. Inky served in the Air Force as a pilot for twenty-five years, retiring as a major. For his athletic accomplishments he was inducted into the Neshaminy Football Hall of Fame, the Nesahminy All Sports Hall of Fame, and the West Chester Athletic Hall of Fame.