Founded in 1987, the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame pays tribute to the men and women whose achievements in the world of sports have made Syracuse synonymous with athletic success, and have brought special honor to our community.
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The Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame (GSSHOF) will resume recognizing the men, women and teams who have brought special honor to our community through their achievements in the world of sports. The 2021 Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame ceremony honoring the 34th Hall of Fame class will take place in the Fall of 2021 in a setting that follows COVID-19 safety protocols.
The GSSHOF Board of Directors elected to forgo a 2020 Hall of Fame induction event due to the health and safety, and economic concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Out of respect for the honorees and our community during this challenging time we chose to pause on a 2020 Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame induction,” said GSSHOF president Matt Jacob. “The individuals we recognize deserve to be honored in front of an in-person audience and with full community support. We are excited to move forward with a spectacular celebration in 2021.”
The GSSHOF Class of 2021 will join the 241 individuals enshrined in the hall of fame and the 10 teams of honor that have been recognized. Nominations for the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame are welcome from the community. For an individual to be considered for election, a written nomination from a friend, family member, teammate, colleague or community member must be submitted. To learn about the inductees, to submit a nomination, or to review the master list of nominees, click on the GSSHOF Inductees link above.
The 2019 Dinner
The 2003-04 Marcellus girls soccer teams were named Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame’s 2019 Team of Honor at the GSSHOF 33rd Annual Dinner and Induction ceremony Oct. 28 at the Oncenter presented by Cherundalo Law Firm.
Coach Laurie Updike’s Mustangs were 46-2-2 overall the two seasons and 16-2-2 in league play. They outscored opponents 234-33 and posted 27 shutouts.
The 2003 team was led by two first-team all-state juniors, forward Jenna Farneti (state Class B Tournament MVP) and midfielder Jocie Jankowski. Updike was named state Class B Coach of the Year.
The 2004 team was a more senior-laden squad, led by a trio of first-team all-state seniors:, Farneti (the state player of the year) Jankowski and forward Amy Ware.
Six players from the two teams played collegiately: Candy Hofmann (Syracuse), Farneti (Duquesne), Jankowski (Nazareth/Le Moyne), Alyssa MacLachlan (St. John Fisher), Ware (SU) and Katie Zimmerman (Lynchburg).
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