About this series
Coming up with a short list and then ranking the 10 greatest athletes in the history of each YAIAA high school was a daunting task. For sure, there is no scientific approach. But after two years of interviews, research and roundtable discussions, we are presenting as fair an attempt as possible to create an objective list on a decidedly subjective topic.
OUR CRITERIA: 1. The only accomplishments considered were those achieved while competing in high school varsity athletics. If an athlete earned a college scholarship, that was also factored in. 2. Accomplishments outside the setting of high school varsity sports and accomplishments after high school were not taken into account. 3. Athletes who attended more than one local high school were only evaluated at the school where they had the most varsity success. 4. Female athletes were rated by how they dominated their own sports not how they would fare going head-to-head against male athletes.

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HONORABLE MENTIONS

Ed Boeckel ('69) is a member of Suburban's top 20 in career basketball scoring but truly made his name on the gridiron, where he earned a scholarship to Temple.

Ryan Fisher (01') was known for his 40-inch vertical leap, which - combined with his 6-foot-4 body - made him one of the best volleyball players ever from the YAIAA. He was a four-time all-star and earned player of the year honors twice and was named to the all-state team.

Laura Glitz ('84) was the tops in an outstanding line of tennis players for Suburban. With her tremendous power game, the three-time District 3 champ won the state title in 1984 and moved on to coach at the school for several years.

Bruce Ketrick ('94) was a U.S. Volleyball Fab 50 high school All-America selection in 1994, the same year he garnered YAIAA player of year. He was also an all-star soccer goalie who provided not only a menacing target at 6-foot-3 but possessed a booming leg.

Brian Snell ('78) was solid in every sport, most of which he started for three seasons. He scored 961 points in basketball on a very good team, was a tailback, receiver and defensive back in football and was a top-flight first baseman in baseball.

ONE TO WATCH

Senior swimmer Kevin Marsteller, who has verbally committed to swim at the University of Virginia, has won several gold medals at the PIAA swim meet over his three seasons. In March of this year, the Daily Record/Sunday News swimmer of the year took home three gold and a silver medal. He won the 100 backstroke, placed second in the 200 free individually and was on the Trojans' gold-medal-winning 200 medley and 400 free relay teams, helping Suburban to a third straight state title.

OTHER NOTABLE NAMES

Christina Antonopoulos ('05) set a Trojans single-season scoring record with 24 goals on the soccer pitch and was a cross country standout.

Ryan Billet ('93) was a scoring machine known for his accuracy from 3-point range. He holds the Suburban boys' record for career points with 1,423.

Cindy Chambers ('77) earned a full ride to Pitt as one of the first women to garner a full athletic scholarship after an outstanding career on the Trojan volleyball team.

Stacey Cunningham ('80) scored a Suburban girls' record of 1,360 points, keyed by averaging more than 20 per game as a junior and senior - all before the 3-point line. She was also a sprinter on the track team.

Steve Cusma ('81) is Suburban's lone Big 33 football player with his 1980 selection and went on to punt at Princeton. At 6-foot-3, he was a solid small forward in basketball, particularly on the defensive end of the court.

Patty Devlin ('00) won the 1998 District 3 Class AA tennis title and reached the state semifinals that season. The

following year, she made it to the state finals, capping an amazing career at 128 wins and 15 losses.

Mike Donahue ('85) is second on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,392 points but would likely have posted even better numbers with the help of the 3-point line.

Chris Eastman ('83) won a state championship in the backstroke and was a sound freestyler was well, earning All-America status before heading off to swim at Virginia.

Harry Foster ('08) capped an unbelievable career with the three-time state team champions as the District 3 Class AA butterfly champ, the same event he won a silver medal at states. He also earned silver in the 100 free at states the previous year and was a part of the PIAA record-breaking 200 medley and 400 free relays.

Rob Gentzler ('93), a two-time YAIAA cross country player of the year, finished second in the state in 1991 and set the school's cross country course record with a 15:50.

Brad Groover ('98) was likely the best wrestler ever at Suburban with a Trojan-high 115 career wins and two district championships. He earned a bronze medal at the 1998 state meet.

Bob Gurr ('05) scored 15 points per game during his senior basketball season, which helped him earn one of his three all-star nods that year alone. He was also a football all-star at receiver and played baseball. 

Adam Guyer ('93) earned a silver medal in the 200 freestyle at districts and was fourth in the 200 free and fifth in 100 free at states. He was also very good in cross country and distance events on the track.

Chris Guyer ('90) was the District 3 champ and state medallist in the individual medley in the pool, but also was great on the track, where he won the 800-meter run at districts.

Stevie Hoffman ('75) could stop and go on a dime, with good speed as a running back and quarterback. He was drafted in the old World Football League and was a top baseball player for the Trojans.

Adam Innerst ('01) was a three-year starter in baseball, setting a school record for RBIs in a season and earning a scholarship to George Mason. He also played basketball for the Trojans.

Lin Julius ('63) racked up 2,147 yards rushing while playing on a pair of league title teams and was a valuable basketball player, as well.

Niki Lehman ('90) was a terrific stroker who is atop the school's swimming record board in the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke.

Todd Meyer ('99) set several records on the diamond, including single-season marks in total bases (72), RBIs (29) and career homers (15). As a senior, he topped the YAIAA with 10 home runs and hit .469.

Katie Moritz ('07) was a four-time YAIAA Class AA girls' tennis player of the year after winning four straight YAIAA Class AA singles titles. She never lost a league singles or doubles match.

Donna (Nagle) Platt ('69) is the school's tennis coach now, but in her playing days was outstanding in both field hockey and volleyball on some quite successful teams.

Chris Preston ('86) scored a total of 1,623 points in a career split between two high schools. She set the then-league mark for scoring starting for the Trojans as a freshman, then headed to William Penn before coming back to Suburban for her senior season.

Connie (Hirschman) Shorb ('65) never played golf for the Trojans, but started her dominating run while still in school. She has 29 WYCAGA amateur titles - her first coming in 1963. Eight state senior championships also dot her impressive and lengthy resume.

Scott Shue ('78) made the most of playing three sports. He was an extremely quick basketball guard who scored 609 career points. He was a wide receiver on a championship football team in 1977. However, his best sport was baseball, in which he was a varsity starter as a freshman.

Steve Stambaugh ('73) was a high school all-American in three events and was the school's first of many state champions. He held many area pool records for several years and went on to swim at Princeton and the 1972 Olympic Trials.

Carol Thompson ('77) was star hitter and defender, helping the Suburban girls' volleyball team win a state championship during her sophomore season.

Scott Weir ('76) was the state backstroke champion as a senior and earned a swimming scholarship to the University of Michigan, where he became a Big Ten champ.