Save the Date: 2018 Hempfield High School Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony

Posted by Kimberly Snyder on 7/11/2018 1:15:00 PM

The Hempfield Foundation in cooperation with the School District will celebrate the induction of its fourteenth class into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Wheatland Federal Credit Union Hempfield High School Cafeteria. Please note the Football Game Induction will be on Friday, September 7, 2018.

This year’s inductees will be:

Rob Cooper,  Football, Basketball, Track & Field, Class of 1966

Rob earned three varsity letters in football. He was the Co-Captain in his senior year, and the Black Knight team was Co-Champion in the Lancaster County League with a stellar 9-1 record. Rob was voted the Most Valuable Player his senior year.

Rob also earned two varsity letters in basketball. Rob was also Co-Captain his senior year. He led the County League in rebounds, and averaged 16.8 points per game. The Knights earned a record of 16 wins and only two losses. Rob was the Most Valuable Player in the Holiday Tournament.

Rob earned three varsity letters in track and field. He was second in the Lancaster County Meet to his teammate and PIAA State Champion, Bob Rivard in the javelin throw.

Later, Rob played football for three years for the Quakers for The University of Pennsylvania. After college, he entered the real estate business while coaching football for the East Petersburg Bulldogs which is where he got this start.

Joe Kinderwater, Swimming, Class of 2007

Joe had an outstanding high school swimming career. He won Lancaster-Lebanon League 500-yard champion three times and twice set L-L League records. He earned three District III titles (500 twice and 200 Individual Medley). And, he added four PIAA State Medals to his collection. In his senior year, he won a Gold Medal in the PIAA State AAA 500 Freestyle when he ranked fifth in the United States.

Joe was selected as an All-State swimmer four times and as an All-American three times.

Joe earned a spot in the 2008 Olympic Trials in the one mile event.

Joe had great success in longer events and placed seventh in the 25 km (16 miles) in the 2010 World Open Water Swimming Championships in Roberval, Quebec.

Luke Murray, Volleyball, Class of 2004

At arguably the most challenging position on the volleyball court, Luke Murray helped his Hempfield teammates reach heights that no other team in Pennsylvania had ever done -- win four state championships in a row.  From 2001-2004, the Hempfield men’s volleyball team went 116-2 in official play, won four state championships, three District III championships, and four LL League championships, all with Murray on the team, including three years as starting setter.  Individually, Luke helped the team go 87-2 in official play as starting setter and was voted first-team All-State in 2002, 2003, and 2004.

Following high school, Luke played collegiately at Penn State and helped the team win a National Championship in 2008.  He has also played professionally in Cyprus and Puerto Rico, trained for the U.S. National Team, and spent time as a U.S Elite Volleyball clinician.  Luke is currently an assistant coach and scouting coordinator for the Colorado State University Women's’ Volleyball Team.

Lisa McDonnell Stough, Swimming, Class of 2006 

Lisa excelled in swimming at Hempfield High School. Through her four seasons with the team, she won ten Lancaster-Lebanon League titles, eight District 3 titles, and one PIAA State title. In her senior season, she placed first in the District III 100 Fly, but placed second in the state championship. In the 100 Free, she placed second in the District III meet, but came roaring back to win the state title. Through the four seasons, Lisa was named All-American five times in five different events, was named the Outstanding Hempfield High School winter season female athlete, and the Lancaster-Lebanon League’s Meet Most Outstanding swimmer.  She set many LL and District records.  

At the University of Pittsburgh, she proved to be one of the best female swimmers in the Big East. 

Everyone is invited to attend this special celebration to honor the young men and women who gave so much of themselves on fields, courts, and pool of Hempfield High School. Please send this form linked here along with a check for $26.00 per person payable to the "Hempfield Foundation" to Hempfield Foundation, ATTN: Hall of Fame, 200 Church Street, Landisville, PA 17538 by August 30.