2018 Bucks County Chapter
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame
Michael Chase—Michael was an outstanding two sport athlete at Council Rock High School. He was a four- year letter winner on the wrestling team. Over his four-year career, he won the Sectional Championship twice, the District One Championship, the Regional Championship, and was a three-time PIAA state qualifier. He broke the school record with 97 career wins. In the Fall, Michael was a two-year letter winner on the football team. Michael’s wrestling career continued at North Carolina State University, where he finished fourth at the ACC Tournament. The following year he transferred to the University of North Carolina. In his four years, his career record was 102-32. He was a two-time Atlantic Coast Conference champion and a three-time Division One NCAA qualifier. Michael continued his association with wrestling as an official. For eight years he was an ACC head official and a Big 12 official for four years. He is currently a Big 10 official. Michael has officiated 15 Division One National Championships and is currently ranked in the top ten in the United States.
Fred Conger—Fred was an outstanding player on the gridiron for Neshaminy High School in the mid 1960’s. For three years he was the starting guard and middle linebacker. He was named All-County at linebacker in 1964 and All-County at linebacker and guard in 1965. Fred was selected to participate in the “Big 33” game in his senior year. At the University of Kentucky, Fred was a three year starter at middle linebacker. From 1972-78 he was head coach at Morrisville High School and was voted Bucks County Football Coach of The Year in 1974. Fred continued coaching as an assistant at the University of Pennsylvania for eight years and at Mercyhurst College for seven years. He finished his coaching career at Charlotte Latin High School as an assistant football coach and head baseball coach. His baseball teams won two state titles and he was voted North Carolina Baseball Coach of The Year on two occasions. Fred was inducted into the Neshaminy Football Hall of Fame.
Sheree Davis—Pennsbury High School has produced many excellent softball pitchers and Sheree Davis was one of the very best. In her two-year starting varsity career, she was named to the All-LBCL First Team. She led her team to the league championship. For two years she was also a starting varsity player on the basketball team. She was a top ten scorer in the 1975-76 season. Her team won the league championship, advanced to the District One semi-finals, and to the PIAA state quarter-finals. She was named to the All-LBCL Team. Sheree was the first female to receive an athletic scholarship at Pennsbury High School. At Temple University, she was the starting pitcher for four years. She received the Philadelphia Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Pitching Award. She was a nominee for Division One All-American and the EAIAW First Team All-Region Team. Her pitching records at Temple University in 1981 stood for almost twenty years. Some of these were: ERA Record– .07; most strike outs in a season—134 in 96 innings pitched; highest winning percentage–.857; opponent’s batting average–.074. Sheree also was a member of the varsity basketball team for two years. After graduation, Sheree played ASA Fastpitch for the Allentown Patriettes for 16 years. She pitched in four major ASA National Tournaments. Sheree was the pitching coach for Mercer County Community College and the College of New Jersey where they won the Division II National Championship in 1986. Sheree has coached many pitchers who have been named All-Region and All-Americans and continues to coach in her retirement.
Jim Dumont—Jim was a starting linebacker on Neshaminy-Maple Point’s football team for two years. He was named All-County linebacker in junior and senior years, and All-State Honorable Mention in his senior year. He also played on the baseball team for four years being named to the All-League Team in his junior and senior years. In his senior year, he was the second leading batter in the league. At Rutgers University, he was a four-year starter. He was named to the All-East Third Team in his sophomore year, and to the First Team in his junior and senior years. In his senior year Jim was also named All-America Third Team. In the seventh round of the NFL draft he was chosen by the Cleveland Browns. In 1984, he played for the Cleveland Browns and in 1985 for the New Jersey Generals. In 1990, he was inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Fame.
Michael Ellzy—Michael displayed his excellent basketball skills at Bensalem High School from 1989-1993. He was a three-year starter for the team. In his senior year, he was named SOL Player of the Year. He was also named to the Suburban One First Team in 1992 and 1993 and the Golden 18 Team in 1991, 1992, and 1993. He is Bensalem’s all-time leading scorer and led the team to the league championship in 1990 and 1991. Michael continued his athletic career at Bloomsburg University. He was named Division II All-American in 1997 and Sporting News All-American Second Team. His other awards were PSAC East Player of the Year (1996), East Region First Team (1996 and 1997), All ECAC (1996-1997), and PSAC First Team (1995-1997). Michael was also named Bloomsburg’s Outstanding Athlete in 1996 and is the university’s all-time leading scorer in basketball. Following graduation Michael played for the Atlantic City Seagulls in the USBL and with the Mercer Marauders in the EBA. Michael was inducted into the Bloomsburg Hall of Fame in 2013.
Traci Forchetti Fitzpatrick—Traci’s prolific career at Council Rock spanned three sports. She was a varsity starter in field hockey for four years. In her freshman year the team won the PIAA, District One, and SOL Championships. The team was again SOL and District Champions the next year. In her sophomore, junior, and senior years, she was the area scoring champion. She garnered many awards in her three years. Some of these were: All-State First Team; SOL First Team; Courier Times First Team; Philadelphia Area First Team. In her junior and senior years, she was the Courier Times Player of The Year, Trenton Times Player of The Year, and Philadelphia Inquirer Player of The Year. In her senior year, she was named All-American. On the soccer field for two years she was part of a team that were league champions, District One and state finalists. She was named to the Courier Times First Team. In two years on the varsity lacrosse team, she was named to the SOL First Team and was the Courier Times Player of The Year in both years. Traci brought her field hockey talents to James Madison University. In her junior and senior years, she was named to the CAA All Conference Team, CAA All-Tournament Team, ECAC First Team, First Team South Regional All American, and National All American. In 1998, she was named to the Under 20 National Team. Throughout high school and college, she received many scholar athlete and academic awards. Traci was inducted into the Council Rock Hall of Fame.
Joseph Kiefer—Joe hailed from Bethlehem where he attended Liberty High School. He was a member of the soccer, wrestling, and track teams. In soccer, he was named to the All-League Team. He was a district qualifier in wrestling and was a member of the track team. At Wilkes University, he was an All-American and National Runner-Up at the College Division Tournament in 1966. He was also the team’s leading scorer in soccer. At Pennsbury High School, Joe was named varsity head wrestling coach in 1986 after coaching at the middle school level. Over 25 years, he posted 411 wins and 115 losses. His teams won 10 league championships and 3 District One Dual Team Championships. He coached 65 Sectional, 26 District One, 17 Southeastern Regional, and 13 PIAA State Place Winners. His 1992 team won the League, Sectional, and Southeastern Regional Championships. Joe also coached Pennsbury’s only two wrestling state champions. He was named Coach of The Year in the league, District One, and Southeast Region. Joe also coached the high school soccer team. His teams won two league championships and was named Coach of The Year. He coached All-State, Regional All-Americans, National Team and Pro players. Joe was inducted into several Halls of Fame (National Wrestling, Pennsylvania State Wrestling Coaches, Southeastern Pennsylvania Wrestling, Pennsbury High School, and Wilkes University).
Amy Pine McQuibben—Amy was an excellent three sport athlete at Neshaminy High School. In the sport of field hockey, she was a two-year varsity starter. During that time, the team’s record was 43-6-4. In 1989, they won the SOL Conference, placed second in District One and was the PIAA state semi-finalist. In Amy’s senior year the team again won the SOL Conference, placed third in District One and won the PIAA State Championship. In her field hockey career, she scored 32 goals and had 20 assists as a midfielder. She was the scoring leader of the conference in her senior year. That year she was named to the All-League First Team, All-Area First Team, the Golden 18 Team, and the Trenton All-Area First Team. She was named Player of The Year by the Bucks County Courier Times and the Trenton Times and was named a High School All-American. At the Keystone games, her team won the Silver Medal. On the soccer team, Amy was a varsity starter for three years. She was named to the All-League, Trenton Times and All-State Teams in 1990 and 1991. Amy was also a three-year starter on the basketball team. She was named the Outstanding Female Athlete in her senior year and Scholar Athlete. Amy continued her education at the University of Pennsylvania where she was a four-year starter on the field hockey team. The team won the Ivy League Title in 1992 and 1993. Amy was named to the First Team All- Ivy Team in from 1991,1992 and 1993. She was a Regional All American in 1992, 93, 94 and a CFHCA Division One All American in 1994. She scored 33 goals and recorded 14 assists as a midfielder. Amy was inducted into the Neshaminy All Sports Hall of Fame in both field hockey and soccer.
Matthew Napoleon—Matt was one of several great soccer players coached by Hal Heffelfinger at Neshaminy High School. He was a two-year starting varsity player as goalie of the soccer team. In 1993 the team advanced to the District One Quarter-Finals. Matt recorded three shutouts in that season. In his senior year, he was named to the All-League Team, All-Area Golden Team, All-State Team and All-American. Matt recorded fifteen shutouts as the team won the PIAA State Championship. His career record was 37-8-2. He also was a two-year varsity starter on the baseball team. Following high school graduation, Matt enrolled at Columbia University. For three years he was the starting goalkeeper and was named to the All-Ivy Team. The next year he turned professional. For five years in Major League Soccer—A League, he was the goalkeeper for the Miami Fusion, Columbus Crew, and the Portland Timbers. In 1997, Matt competed for the U.S. in the Under 20 World Cup in Malaysia. The team finished fourth. This was the best ever finish for a U.S. team at that age level. In 2000 Matt was a member of the Olympic Team that played in Sydney, Australia. Matt has been inducted into the Neshaminy Sports Hall of Fame. He also served as an assistant coach at Portland State University.
Tony Petruccio—Tony was a member of the very successful Bishop Egan High School football teams from 1971-75. He lettered all four years as a defensive tackle. In his senior year, he was named to the All-Area, All- Catholic, All-City and All-State Teams. He was named All-American by the Scholastic Magazine. At Penn State, he started for Joe Paterno for two years at defensive tackle. He was named Freshman All-American Second Team and Sophomore First Team by Football News. In his four-year career, he played in four bowl games Sugar (1975), Gator (1976), Fiesta (1977), and the National Championship Sugar Bowl against Alabama in 1978. He was drafted in the NFL tenth round by the San Diego Chargers. That year he played for the Montreal Alouettes. In 1980, he was a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. During both years he played in the Grey Cup, the Canadian Football League’s Championship
Carrie Neidhardt Voedisch—In the mid 1990’s Carrie was an outstanding field hockey player at Council Rock High School. She was a four-year starter on teams that won the SOL and District One Championships. Carrie was named to the Under 16 National Field Hockey Team in 1995. In 1996 and 1997 she was named to the Bucks County and All-Area First Team. Carrie was also named to the All-State Team for three years. She participated in the Junior Olympics in 1995 and the National Futures Tournament from 1994-1997. In 1997, she was a NFHCA All-American, Regional All-American, and recipient of the Keystone State Games Athletic Award of Honor. In 1998, she received the Dick Dougherty Twin Sports Award for Achievement. Carrie was also a varsity lacrosse starter for two years. At Wake Forest University, Carrie was a starter on the varsity field hockey team for three years. From 1991-2001, she was instrumental in assisting her team in competing in the ACC final four, ACC finals, NCAA Division One quarterfinals and Final Four. She received the Student Athlete Excellence Award in 2001 and 2002. Carrie was the head field hockey coach at Carolina Day High School in Asheville, North Carolina from 2006-2013.
Maggie Moyer Baker–Maggie was a prolific athlete at C.B.West high School from 1992-95. She was a three year varsity letter winner on the basketball team. On the hockey field she also earned three varsity letters and was named to the All-SOL First Team in her senior year. Soccer was probably her greatest accomplishment. Maggie was a starter on the varsity team for four years. She led her team to three league championships and three PIAA state championships. In all four years, she was named to the First Team All SOL Team and First Team Intelligencer Team. In her junior and senior years she was named to the All-State Team and was named All American in her senior year. She had a total of 109 assists and 69 goals scored in her career. In 1993, Maggie was one of twenty-five players selected to the Region One Under 17 Team. Maggie continued her career at Rutgers University. She was a varsity starter all four years. She was named Rookie of The Year in 1995 and All-State New Jersey in her sophomore, junior, and senior years. During those years Rutgers was ranked in the TOP Twenty in the nation. Maggie currently coaches the middle school boys’ varsity team at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. Maggie was inducted into the C.B. West Athletic Hall of Fame.
Ed Cochrane—Ed began his career in athletics at Curwensville Joint High School. He letterd in football for three years being named First Team Halfback in District 9 Western Conference. Ed also lettered in basketball for two years and baseball for four years. In his high school starting pitching career, Ed posted a record of 18 wins and 3 losses. In his junior and senior seasons his record was 12-0. He continued his education at Slippery Rock College were he played baseball for two years. His first coaching position was at Tyrone Area High School. He coached the varsity basketball team for four years with an overall record of 64-29. His team won a Mountain League Championship and made two playoff appearances in District Six. In 1971 his basketball team was undefeated with a 22-0 regular season record and a 25-1 overall record. Ed was named Blair County Coach of The Year. In 1972, Ed came to Bucks County as coach of the Pennsbury basketball team. From 1972-86 the team’s record was 117-63 in the league and 208-158 overall. His teams won four league championships (1973, 1974, 1978 and 1980). Over that time, his teams made the PIAA playoffs in eleven years. His 1980 team was ranked number one in Southeastern Pennsylvania, and number three in the state as they advanced to the District One finals. In the state quarter-finals they lost in double overtime. Ed’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Team won the Gold Medal in the first Keystone State Games. Ed retired in 2006. He was inducted into the Pennsbury Athletic Hall of Fame.
Sheldon Per—Sheldon graduated from Northeast High School in Philadelphia and received his degree in Education from Temple University in 1969. At Bensalem High School, he was the varsity boys’ basketball coach from 1980 to 2003 qualifying for post-season play every year. In twenty-hree seasons his teams won two L.B.C.L. Championships (1981 and 1982). The teams also won five S.O.L. championships (1988 through 1991 and 2003).His most successful team was the 1980-81 team that won 25 consecutive games, placed second in District One andadvanced to the PIAA state quarterfinals. Sheldon was named the Bucks County Courier Times Basketball Coach of the Year on five occasions. He finished his career with 312 wins, the most of any coach in Bensalem’s history. He founded the Bucks County Basketball Coaches Association and was its first president. In 2005 he received the Courier Time Long Time Service Award. In 1999, Sheldon was named the Athletic Director at Bensalem High School and served in that capacity until his retirement in in 2007.