Plans Underway for CVHS Athletic Hall of Fame

Crescenta Valley High School will hold its seventh annual Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday, May 3 at the Chevy Chase Country Club with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and the induction ceremony at 7 p.m.

The 1998 Falcon Division I CIF championship baseball team will be inducted as well as eight individuals in a variety of other sports. The individual inductees are Wendy Cohen, Lisa Erickson, Jeff Holyfield, Brock Jacobson, John Jenkins, Coach Pete Loporchio, Hudson Gossard and Trevor Bell.

Cohen was a two-time CIF champion in gymnastics in the all around event and the valedictorian of her 1990 CVHS graduating class.

Erickson was a two-time all CIF infielder on the Falcon 1986 CIF championship softball team and the most valuable player in the Pacific League.  At Cal-State Northridge, she was twice an All-American and a member of the 1987 NCAA Division II national championship team.

Holyfield was the individual CIF champion on Crescenta Valley’s 1981 CIF championship cross-country team. He earned All-American honors as the winner of the United States High School Western Regional championship race.

Jacobson was a two-time all CIF player and both the co-captain and the all league MVP on the 1995 Pacific League championship basketball team. He averaged 27.2 points per game.

Jenkins led the Falcons to the 1993 Team CIF swimming championship.  He set a new CIF and state record in winning the 50 freestyle race and the 100 freestyle. He was also a member of two CIF championship relay teams.

Coach Loporchio was a legendary coach of both swimming and water polo at CVHS. His boy’s water polo and swim teams each won eight league championships and his swim teams won four CIF championships.

Gossard was the quarterback of both the 2000 and 2001 CVHS football teams that won the Pacific League championship. As an all CIF senior and the MVP of the league, he passed for 3,542 yards and 32 touchdowns with a 68.4% completion average.

Bell was an All-CIF baseball player and the most valuable player in the Pacific League. He was the News Press All-Area player of the year in 2004 and was a first round draft selection of the Los Angeles Angels. He was a pitcher for both the Angels and the Detroit Tigers.