Five named to Warwick Hall

By on August 22, 2018

The Warwick Athletic Hall of Fame will welcome five new members this year.

The 2018 Class, which was announced on Twitter last Friday by Athletic Director Ryan Landis, includes the following:

  • 1997 grad Matt Becker, a three-sport athlete who started at quarterback for the Warrior football team, reached the 1,000-point milestone with the boys basketball team, and started at shortstop for the baseball team, earning a scholarship to continue his career on the diamond at Millersville University;
  • 2013 grad Emily Cameron, who became the Lancaster-Lebanon League’s most decorated swimmer as a seven-time PIAA champion. She shattered three State records and was named the PIAA Swimmer of the Year in 2010. Cameron, who also competed in cross country at Warwick, still holds nine WHS records and was a member of the University of Georgia’s NCAA championship team. In 2016, she competed in the Olympic Trials.
  • 2012 grad Alyssa Manley, who played field hockey and lacrosse at Warwick. After being named First-Team All-State, in addition to earning LNP and the L-L Coaches’ Player of the Year honors, she became Warwick’s first Olympic athlete while competing at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. Manley was a member of the Warwick field hockey team L-L championship and State runner-up team. As a member of the Warwick girls lacrosse team, she was a Section One All-Star as a senior and an Honorable Mention All-Star in her junior season. Continuing her field hockey career at Syracuse University, Manley earned All-American recognition for the Orange.
  • 1969 grad Shelby Pontz Bowman, who competed in athletics at Warwick from 1966-69, earned All-League honors in field hockey at Warwick, then went on to play at West Chester, where she was a three-time All-College player. She was named to USA Team and played from 1970-74, competing in the 1971 World Championships in New Zealand. Later, Shelby was the head field hockey coach at Cornell for 20 years, where she also served as an assistant coach for the lacrosse team. Pontz Bowman also played basketball at Warwick, receiving All-League honors, and she won the county championship in tennis.
  • 1969 grad Craig Wagaman, who led the Warwick boys basketball team to the 1968-69 County title, recording an unprecedented 24 rebounds in the championship game. He was also a member of the track and field team at Warwick, in addition to serving as vice-president of his Class. Later, Wagaman went on to coach the Warwick girls basketball team from 1978-95. During the 1982-83 season, his Lady Warriors went 22-3 and won the section title. It was the most wins in school history at the time, then was later broken by his 1990-91 team which went 24-2 and won the L-L League title. Wagaman also won the Section title in 1987-88 and he served as the junior high boys basketball head coach for 10 years.

Induction ceremonies for Warwick’s fifth Athletic Hall of Fame Class will be held Friday, Sept. 14 prior to the Warrior football team hosting Hempfield at Joseph Grosh Field.

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