Dec. 9: Meet the Newest Members of Our Athletic Hall of Fame!
Churchville-Chili High School will welcome four outstanding alumni to its Athletic Hall of Fame this year. The formal induction ceremony will be held at approximately 6:45 p.m. in Gym A on December 9, 2022. The ceremony will take place between the Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Canandaigua game, which starts at 5:30 p.m. and the Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Gates Chili game, which begins at 8 p.m. The 2022 inductees, honored for their accomplishments and contributions to the Saints’ athletics program are:
- Kevin Collier – Class of 2006. Kevin Collier, named Churchville-Chili’s Male Athlete of the Year in 2006, had a stellar career with Saints football. A 3-sport athlete (football, basketball, track & field), Collier is still the all-time leader in football for one game and one season rushing yards (387 and 1,942, respectively), along with career rushing, with 5,402 yards. His 47 career TDs set a school record, and he still holds second place in Saints’ history in this category. He was a two-time 1st Team AGR in football. In 2005, Collier was also honored with Monroe County Division 2 1st Team All-County, Monroe County Division 2 Player of the Year, Section V Class AAA Offensive Player of the Year, and AGR Player of the Year. Upon graduation, he received a football scholarship and played four seasons for the University of Pittsburgh.
- Jaimie Culp-Passinault – Class of 1995. Jaimie Culp-Passinault excelled in all three of her chosen sports as a Saint. In 1994, she was 1st Team All-County, AGR Honorable Mention, and Exceptional Senior in soccer; in 1994 and 1995, she was named 2nd Team All-County in softball; she made 1st Team All-County in 1995 and 2nd Team in 1994 for volleyball. Culp-Passinault set eight school records in volleyball – most blocks, most kills (still the school record), and best kill percentage in one season; most career kills and blocks, and best career kill percentage; plus, most kills and most blocks in one match (currently tied for the school record). Her accolades led her to be named 1st Team All-State in volleyball. After graduation, she played four years of volleyball, as team captain, for Roberts Wesleyan College, and achieved conference, regional and All-East honors. She was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2009.
- Bob Lowden – Class of 1977. Three-sport athlete Bob Lowden was team captain and 1st Team All-County in soccer, basketball and baseball. He averaged 14.19 points per game and broke the boys basketball school record for most assists in one season. Baseball was where Lowden really made his mark. In the 1975 season, he scored 20 runs, tying the school record, and in 1976 he led the Saints to the Monroe County Division 1 Title. His school record for most assists – 53 – stood until 1988.
Lowden played baseball for Monroe Community College, where he was named MVP and 1st Team All-Region in 1979, and Miami University of Ohio. He was head baseball coach at Finger Lakes College for 11 years where he received Northeast District Coach of the Year, Regional Coach of the Year, and Mid-State Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors. He was inducted into the Finger Lakes College Hall of Fame in 2014.
- Carly Zimmerman – Class of 2013. Three-sport athlete (soccer, basketball, lacrosse) Carly Zimmerman made 1st Team All-County for three years in soccer, and for four years in lacrosse. She helped lead the Saints lacrosse team to Division 1 titles in 2010 and 2013, when she was named Monroe County Division 3 Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year. She set numerous school records in lacrosse, many of which still stand, including most assists in a game, a season and a career. She is one of only two Saints girls in school history to total over 300 points in lacrosse and was named Female Athlete of the Year in 2013. Zimmerman received a scholarship to Mercyhurst University, where she played four years of soccer and lacrosse. In 2017, she was named Collegiate All-American 3rd Team and 1st Team All-Conference in lacrosse.
We are also proud to announce that many of our Athletic Hall of Fame members plan to attend the ceremony as well, including:
- Felicia Barretta
- Gary Boyce
- Mary Pat “MP” Dewey
- Andre’ G. Fontenette
- David Harvey-Bowen
- Joanna Patalano
- Mimi Rague
- Rich Rose
- Bob Shaffer
- Randy Shaffer
- Leslie Troup Barkley
- Ron Zorn
- Coach of 2003 Boys Volleyball team Joe Eschberger
Churchville-Chili High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding athletes, coaches, administrators and anyone who has made a significant contribution to Saints athletics. For more information or to submit a nomination for 2023, visit the district website at www.cccsd.org/AthleticHallofFame