Seven former athletes have been added to the Elmira Notre Dame Sports Hall of Fame.
Inductees at a ceremony June 10 were 2001 graduate Dave Daniels, 2005 grad Josh Hammer, 2005 grad Siegi Herzl-Betz, 1999 grad Anne Maxwell (Tuite), 2002 grad Elizabeth McGill, 2003 grad Lauren Tranter and 2002 grad Luke Whitteker.
Daniels helped lead Notre Dame to two division and sectional championships in football. He had 47 catches for 766 yards as a senior, earning Star-Gazette All-Twin Tiers honors. Daniels had 74 career receptions and was a second-team all-state pick as a senior.
He also played basketball and helped the Crusaders win a Sullivan Trail Conference title as a senior. Daniels was Notre Dame’s Male Athlete of the Year in 2001.
Hammer earned a combined seven letters between football and baseball. He was a two-time All-Twin Tiers pick in football and a three-year starter for the Crusaders. He earned second-team all-state honors as a senior.
He started four seasons in baseball and earned All-Interscholastic Athletic Conference first team honors three times. Hammer twice won the Harp O’Donnell Award, given by the Elmira Kiwanis Club to the top baseball player in Chemung County. He was a three-time all-state pick.
Herzl-Betz competed in soccer, bowling and tennis, earning 10 varsity letters. He was a three-time All-IAC first team pick in soccer and was the Crusaders’ Most Valuable Player as a junior and senior. He was IAC Player of the Year as a senior.
He had a 190 career average in bowling and was team MVP as a junior. Herzl-Betz won IAC singles titles in his two seasons of tennis. He was also a two-time Section 4 runner-up in table tennis and was Notre Dame’s Co-Athlete of the Year as a senior.
Maxwell competed in soccer, basketball and spring track, earning a combined 10 letters. She started four seasons in soccer and played on four STC championships teams. She had 14 goals and 16 assists in 72 games, helping Notre Dame to a 39-1 STC record during her career.
She helped Notre Dame to an STC title in basketball and ran three years of track, helping the 1,600-meter relay team to a schol record.
McGill played soccer, basketball and softball. She helped Notre Dame to a league title and two sectional runner-up finishes in soccer. She had 23 goals and 22 assists in 77 career games.
She was known for her work ethic and tenacity in basketball. McGill started in center field for two New York state final four softball teams. She had a .351 career batting average and made only one error. She was Notre Dame’s Female Athlete of the Year as a senior and earned a combined eight varsity letters.
Tranter helped Notre Dame to a Section 4 soccer title as a sweeper after coming back from an ACL injury suffered during basketball. She also played on two sectional runner-up teams and was part of an IAC title.
She was team MVP in basketball and helped the softball team to a sectional title and a berth in state regionals. She won both the Notre Dame Athlete of the Year award and the Notre Dame Scholar Athlete of the Year award.
Whitteker was an eight-time letter winner in football and basketball. He was a three-time all-conference pick in football at running back, helping the Crusaders to three division titles, a sectional championship and a regional title. He is the school’s second-leading career rusher with 3,083 yards and ranks second on the school’s scoring list with 241 points. He was a two-time All-Twin Tiers pick.
He was a four-year starter in baseball, earning first-team IAC honors twice. Whitteker was named team MVP in baseball and football.
Cross country awards
Also announced during the school’s awards reception were award winners for the 2014-15 school year.
For boys cross country, Garrett Butters was named Most Valuable Player. Matt Karee and Matt Connolly earned Most Improved honors.
MVP for the girls team was Chase Yoder. Most Improved went to Claire Fontana and Jordynn Naylor.
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