Rochester Chapter Installs 23rd HOF Class

- The Greater Rochester Chapter of US Lacrosse held their 2016 Hall of Fame dinner Friday night at the Burgundy Basin Inn in Pittsford.Hall of Fame

With the largest attendance in the event's history, over one hundred fans, friends, teammates along with many members of the Hall of Fame, gathered to induct four individuals, and for the first time, two teams into the Greater Rochester Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

Chapter President, Al McLiverty welcomed the fans and families. For the first time in quite a few years, Mike Riorden did not act as the Master of Ceremonies as he was honored as a member of the class of 2016. In his place were HOF members Scott Schwind and Mark Rice.

After dinner Amy Backus-Kelly opened the celebrations as she gave an emotion-filled introduction of the first inductee, her husband, Tom Kelly. Jeffry Price introduced his father John Price. Brent Rothfus, a HOF member had high praises for his sister, Heidi Rothfuss Rasmussen and Blaze Ridorden introduced his father, Mike Riorden. Hall of famer, Patty Queen spoke about the 1998 Girls Penn Yan Lacrosse team, which was the first team to be inducted and the first Section V team to win a NYS title. Nate Synder, a member of the Penn Yan 2001boys lacrosse team, introduced his teammates. Coaches Brian Hobart and Harry Queener also spoke about the 2001 team that was the first boys lacrosse team from Section V to win a NYS title.

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