The “Class of 2013” was inducted into the Oswego High School Athletic Hall of Fame on April 26 at the Oswego County Club.
This year’s class included athletes Maggie Lester and Howard Mulcahey with veteran coach and contributor Alice Reardon and swimming coach Debbie Mann. Also inducted will be the1991 Section III Class A championship tennis team coached by Bill Fatiga whose roster included Brian Mitchell, Jason Walbourn, Dan Lapus, Brian Cole, Anuj Agrawal, Bryan Brutsch, Matt Saltalamachia, Matte Lindgren, Anders Dalmean, Drew Narayan, Kevin Moore, Jeff DeSantis, Matt Weber, Steve Babcock, Nate Morey and Joe Deal.
Nearly 100 people were present at the event that was marked by emotional and sincere speeches from the newest inductees.
The Oswego Buccaneer Boosters Club continues its support of the Hall of Fame as the sixth class will be introduced and inducted as members will have their plaques placed on the “Wall of Fame” in the Oswego High School lobby.
Since its inception, the Oswego High School Athletic Hall of Fame has recognized deserving teams, athletes, coaches and contributors.
Lester was an outstanding Buc golfer who went to continue her success at Penn State and in competition. She is a 2003 graduate of OHS and was first team all league five times as well as a five time team most valuable player.
Reardon was instrumental in the implementation of Title IX within the Oswego City School District. She started the Girls Athletic Association which fostered fair competition, fellowship and sportsmanship and provided clinics to teach skills and rules. She made substantial contributions to the growth of women’s sports in the district.
Mann guided the Bucs in the late 1990s through 2003. Her teams accounted for tremendous success including a 45-meet winning streak.
Mulcahey was a 1974 graduate of OHS and was most accomplished in football and wrestling. His honors included the 1974 Onondaga League Tournament championships and he was a two-way lineman on the gridiron as he played four seasons of football.
The 1991 boys’ varsity tennis team is the only Oswego squad that won the tournament and Section III titles.