All American

William P. (Pete) Leaness

Dr. William P. (Pete) Leaness grew up in West Philadelphia and is regarded as the Dean of American Collegiate Soccer Coaches. He compiled a record of 245 victories, 97 losses and 36 ties during his 41 year tenure as Temple University’s head soccer coach, which began in 1930 following his graduation from the Temple School… Read more »

Bernie Lemonick

Bernie Lemonick was a first team all-American as a member of the University of Pennsylvania football team where he played in the late 1940s and early 1950S. One of collegiate football’s premier offensive and defensive linemen, he was a participant in the 1950 East-West College All Star Game and a member of the 1951 college… Read more »

Chad Levitt

Chad Levitt is a 1993 graduate of Cheltenham High School, where he was a varsity athlete in football, wrestling and track & field. In 1992, Levitt scored 4 touchdowns to help win 36-0 and break the school’s 10-year losing streak against Abington High School. He ended his senior year with 1601 yards establishing a new… Read more »

Gary Martin

Gary Martin, a native of Long Island, made his name in Pennsylvania by becoming a two-time Lacrosse All American for the Penn State University Nitanny Lions. He made his name in Philadelphia with the Wings, winning five World Championships: four as a player and one as a member of their coaching staff. Martin went to… Read more »

Dave Micahnik

All-American fencer Dave Micahnik grew up in Wilkes Barre, never touching a fencing sword until he entered the University of Pennsylvania in 1955. He has been the fencing coach at the University of Pennsylvania since 1974. As an undergraduate at Penn, he was All-Ivy in epee in 1959. He was a member of three United… Read more »

Tracy Nelson

As both a player and coach, Tracy Nelson has attained the pinnacle of success in her chosen sport of Lacrosse: first as an All-Star in high school, then as a 1st team All American at the University of Virginia and finally as coach of four consecutive undefeated teams at Episcopal Academy. Her Lacrosse career began… Read more »

Chris O’Loughlin

Chris O’Loughlin is accustomed to performing on center stage. Born in Los Angeles, his father was actor Gerald O’Loughlin who starred in the ABC television police drama series The Rookies. His mother, Meryl O’Loughlin, was VP of casting for Columbia Pictures Television. But any thought of show business for O’Loughlin was foiled by his love… Read more »

Bonnie Rosen

Bonnie Rosen, one of the youngest persons to be inducted into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, has been an outstanding high school, college and internationally competitive lacrosse player, as well as a successful women’s lacrosse coach at the University of Connecticut and Yale University. A native of Bala Cynwyd, she is a 1988… Read more »

Dolph Schayes

Widely regarded as the first modern basketball forward, Dolph Schayes is best known in Philadelphia as the first coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, following the team’s move from Syracuse in 1964. Two years later, he coached the 76ers to the NBA Title and was named NBA Coach of the Year. A distinguished college career earned… Read more »

Marty Zippel

Marty grew up in South Philly at 5th and Mifflin where he honed his athletic skills in playing in all the usual places, especially this building, the former YMHA. Playing at Southern High School (1938-39), his team won the Public League Championship. Louis “Red” Klotz, a fellow Hall of Famer, also starred on that team…. Read more »