2017 Wayne Soccer Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees

(October 19, 2017) – Five years ago the Wayne Soccer Alumni started a hall of fame to capture the storied history of our soccer program which has included a combined 11 sectional championships and over 35 league titles between the boys and girls programs. This year six new members were inducted into the hall of fame. The inductees are: Mike Corney, Roger Hansen, Bob Hollis, Christine Ingham (Barnsdale), Lisa Lombino and Lonnie Schilstra.

Mike Corney played for Wayne from 1976-1978. He was a captain and a 3-year all-county midfielder. After high school, he was a 4-year starter for Lock Haven, where they won the 1980 Division 2 National Championship. After college, Mike played professionally and represented the US in China in 1987. Currently, Mike is a coach for the US Soccer Academy Classics in Pennsylvania and has retired after being a teacher for 30 years.

Roger Hansen played for Wayne from 1969 until 1971 and was on two sectional title winning teams in 1969 and 1970. Roger’s involvement in soccer spans over 50 years as a player, coach, team administrator and referee. Roger has played in over 600 games and officiated over 900. He currently is still involved in soccer as a referee for both college and high school.

Bob Hollis was a three year starter for Wayne and was on three league and sectional winning teams and was captain his senior season. Bob was a midfielder that controlled the field while scoring goals and getting assists. Bob was not only an offensive threat, but was a fierce defender as well, as he was part of one of strongest defending teams in Wayne history.

Christine Ingham (Barnsdale) was the captain of the 1991 sectional title winning team. Her senior season Christine was 1st team all-league, senior MVP and exceptional senior nominee and a 6th team all-state selection. In addition to winning the sectional title, the girl’s team was also league champions in her senior season. After high school, Christine was recruited to play at Fredonia State University where she was a 4-year starter.

Lisa Lombino was a teammate of fellow Hall of Fame inductee Christine Ingham (Barnsdale) and was part of the 1991 Sectional and league winning teams. On top of being an all-league selection and team MVP, Lisa was also selected 1st team All Greater Rochester. Her senior season Lisa scored 9 goals for the Section V Class B winning team. After high school, Lisa went on to play 3 years for Buffalo State University.

Lonnie Schilstra was a graduate of the class of 1964. His senior season Lonnie was the captain of the Section V championship team. Lonnie not only excelled on the soccer field, he was also on the basketball and baseball teams. While in high school, Lonnie also was very involved in the music program, participating in Senior Band, Pep Band, and all state band. Following his playing days at Wayne, he went on to play soccer for Ithaca College where he was a starter. Lonnie went on to teach for 33 years in Penfield Schools.

Yearbook Picture of the Week

I had the pleasure of hanging out with a few of the old folks from the Class of 1973 a couple weeks ago, and Pat Runne was telling a story of an interesting event he was involved in many years ago.  He mentioned several names of people he was with, and I recognized all of the names. Then he said John Benefield, and I thought to myself, wait I know that name.  It is a name I probably haven’t heard of thought of in over 40 years and I couldn’t remember who it was.  Not wanting to interrupt Pat during his story, I tried to remember for a couple minutes but then gave up.

Next day, I was doing something and all of a sudden John Benefield’s face popped into my head.  Not sure why I didn’t remember the night before, but probably just because it had been so long.  He was maybe two years ahead of me, and I think I can recall him from back in elementary school, as he threw a dodge ball like Nolan Ryan.

Anyway, this was the only picture I could find of him in any high school yearbook I have.  Wonder where he is today.

From 1972 Wayne Eagle Page 150
From 1972 Wayne Eagle Page 150

Looking For Alumni to Post Site Content

Sorry for the lack of new posts the last few months, just been awfully busy. I’m still looking for people who might want to create and add content occasionally for this site. It is quite simple using the system we have in place. I would just have to provide logins and probably point you to a short video on how to use it (if you’d even need it).

This is the type of content that would be nice to have people contribute:

  • Alumni News – can be just about anything of interest to all or some sub-group of alumni
  • Photos – same thing, yearbooks, reunions, old photos, etc
  • School History – if anyone would like to author some articles about school history that could appear sporadically, that would be nice
  • Sports – occasional reports on current school teams
  • What’s New at the Schools – how things have changed

If anyone is interested, you can contact me (minus spaces) at: b d o n o v a 1 (at) r o c h e s t e r . r r . c o m

Wayne Boys Win Class A2 Section V Championship!!!!

Though Ontario High School won a couple championships prior to the formation of the Wayne Central School District in 1950, the boys basketball program has never been able to win a Section V Championship, UNTIL NOW!

Wayne Boys defeated Wilson -Magnet School 50-43 at Fairport High School today to bring home a Section V trophy.

Wayne Players on All-Tournament Team:

  • Logan Blankenburg
  • Billy Thomson
  • Braeden Zenelovic – Tournament MVP


2017 Section V Class A2 Champs
2017 Section V Class A2 Champs