Athletic Hall of Fame

The Magnificat Athletic Hall of Fame, a bi-annual event, was established in 2010 to celebrate the accomplishments of athletes and coaches who demonstrated the highest standards of sportsmanship, ethical conduct and moral character as athletes and continue to learn, lead and serve in the spirit of Mary’s Magnificat.
The Class of 2022 was inducted into the Magnificat Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, September 23, 2022. Congratulations to all the inductees!

Adelaide was a Track & Field and Cross Country athlete at Magnificat and is a United States Olympian. At Magnificat, she lettered all four years in track & field and was State Runner Up. She went on to compete at The Ohio State where she was named Ohio State’s 2021 female athlete of the year. She qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for team USA by finishing third in the shot put at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. She is a three time All American and member of "Lead Like A Buckeye". Adelaide is the daughter of Tracy and Jared Aquilla. She has two younger brothers, Jonas and Ambrose. 

    • Adelaide Aquilla '17

    • Chelsea Cahill '06

Chelsea was a two-sport athlete at Magnificat, participating in Gymnastics and Track and Field. She was a part of the 2003 State Gymnastics Team Championship, a four time Individual State Qualifier (2003-2006), All-State (2006), and All-District (2003- 2006). She broke the school pole vault record twice and the pole vault relay record at Mentor Relays and Euclid Relays. She continued her career as a coach at Westlake High School (Head Gymnastics Coach, 2010-present) , Avon High School (Head Gymnastics Coach, 2013-Present), Club Gymnastics Coach (2004-Present), and as a Track & Field pole vault Coach (20016-2018, 2020). Chelsea resides in Avon Lake, and is currently an English teacher at Avon High School. She is the Head Gymnastics coach for both Westlake and Avon High School, and also coaches at X-Treme Gymnastics.

Meghann was a two-sport athlete at Magnificat, participating in Volleyball and Basketball. She was a part of the Final Four basketball team in 1996 and 1997 and her volleyball team went to the Regional Semi-finals in 1995 and the Regional Finals in 1996. She coached at Magnificat from 2001-2017 (2005-2017 Head Varsity Coach), was a member of the coaching staff for the 2002 Final Four appearance, had 5 straight District Championships/Regional Semi-final appearances, and was named 2011 GCBCA Coach of the Year. She is the Dean of Students and a 6th Grade Literature & Language Arts Teacher at Lakewood Catholic Academy. She and her husband, Pete, reside in Fairview Park.

    • Meghann Hubach Campbell '97

    • Laura Wolff Demaline '99

Laura was a part of the Magnificat swimming team all four years and was the swimming and diving Team Captain for the 1998 - 1999 school year. She received the Plain Dealer Swimmer of the Week recognition all four years and well as Magnificat Rookie of the Year (1996), Magnificat Swimming Coaches Award (1998),  Magnificat HS Archie Griffin Award (1999), and Magnificat Swimming Most Valuable Swimmer (1999). Laura went on to swim at St. Bonaventure University in upstate New York and now resides in Avon Lake with her husband, Jody, and daughter, Adella ‘25. She is currently the Head Swimming & Diving Coach at Baldwin Wallace University.

Kevin helped to start and coached the Magnificat Varsity Lacrosse team from 1996-2003. Kevin attended the College of Wooster. He currently lives in Bay Village with his wife, Chrissy, and two children, Daniel & Finn. He enjoys mountaineering, climbing, kayaking, travel, and coaching youth sports. 

    • Kevin Fitzgerald

    • Mary Boag French '97

Mary was a part of the Magnificat Volleyball team all four years and was the Co-Captain and Team MVP in 1996. She was a part of the 1996 All Ohio Volleyball Division 1 First Team and was named 1996 Division 1 District Player of the Year and Cleveland Plain Dealer Player of the Week. She finished her undergraduate degree in education at John Carroll and received her masters at Cleveland State. She is a teacher at Lakewood City Schools and resides in Rocky River with her husband, Kevin, and three children - Mary Alice is currently a  sophomore at Magnificat.

Mary Kate was a three-sport athlete at Magnificat, participating in Volleyball, Basketball & Softball all four years. She was named Volleyball’s offensive player of the year in 2003, helped the team win 2 district titles and saw 2 Elite Eight appearances. She was a part of the 2003 All-district volleyball team and the 2003 All-state volleyball team. For basketball, she was awarded the 2004 Coach’s award and her team won one District title, had one Final Four appearance, and was first team in West Life. During her four years of Softball, she was named Cuyahoga County player of the year (2004), Plain Dealer 1st team (2004), Plain Dealer player of the week (2004), and defensive player of the year (2002, 2003, 2004). Mary Kate went on to play volleyball at Ashland University. She currently teaches Theology at Walsh Jesuit High School, resides in Bay Village and belongs to St. Raphael Parish.

    • Mary Kate Glowe '04

    • Joan Cundey Green '99

Joan was a two-sport athlete at Magnificat, participating in soccer and basketball. While a part of the soccer team, they were named First Team All Region, First Team All State, and First Team All State. She was named Co-Athlete of the Year at Magnificat. Joan graduated cum laude from Princeton University, where she was captain of the Varsity women’s soccer team. Joan lives in suburban Denver with her husband and four kids. She is the Director of Risk - Marketing at Antero Resources.

Kaitlyn was a three-sport athlete at Magnificat, participating in Cross Country and Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field. She was a State qualifier all four years for Cross Country and Track & Field, was the 2003 State runner up in Cross Country and placed third in the 1600m at the 2003 State Track & Field meet. She was named Athlete of the Year (2003-2004) and Plain Dealer’s Athlete of the Week multiple times during her career. She was a four time MVP in Cross Country and Track & Field and was on the Academic Honor Roll all 4 years. She continued to participate in all three sports at Marquette University. Kaitlyn lives in Fairview Park with her husband Mark and their three children Owen, Claire , and Patrick. She currently works for the Cleveland Clinic as an infusion nurse with oncology patients.

    • Kaitlyn Chambers Kaiser '04

    • Kelly Nortz '11

Kelly was a part of the Magnificat Gymnastics team all four years and was named Magnificat Athlete of the Year (2008-2009 and 2010-2011), MVP of the gymnastics team (2008-2009 and 2010-2011), and Plain Dealer Gymnast of the Year (2009 and 2011). She was a two-time high school state all-around champion and won the all-around at the state meet as a senior. She dominated at the Ohio state meet in 2009 as she won event titles on vault, bars and floor and took the all-around crown with a 37.250 to lead her team to a second-place finish. She won the high school state vault title and was the runner-up in the all-around as a freshman in 2008 and was a four-time All-State selection by the OHSAA (Ohio High School Athletic Association). She attended Northern Illinois University where she Recorded a career-high 9.775 on vault at the MAC Championships as part of NIU's record-setting day and was named Team Captain her senior year. Kelly lives in Breckenridge, CO with her boyfriend, Zach. She has been a nurse for 6 and 1/2 years and is going back to school to become a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Maria was a two-sport athlete at Magnificat, participating in Volleyball  and Basketball. Her junior year she was given the Touch of Class Award for Magnificat High School Varsity Volleyball. That year, her team received 1st Team District 2, 1st Team Cuyahoga County (The Plain Dealer), and 3rd Team All-Ohio. She was awarded Player of the Year Cuyahoga County (The Plain Dealer), Player of the Year District 2, and  MVP at Magnificat High School for Varsity Volleyball. She went on to play volleyball at the University of Connecticut. Maria currently resides in Cleveland Heights with her husband, Benjamin, their daughter. She is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist at University Hospitals and an Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

    • Maria Shaker '98

    • Elizabeth Tigue Thibodeaux '91

Elizabeth was a three-sport athlete at Magnificat, participating in Cross Country, Basketball, and Track & Field. She was named as the top ten all-time high jump in Ohio girls Track & Field history (5’10 ¼), received All-Ohio Track & Field honors for 4 years, and was the District and Regional high jump record holder between 1988-1991. She won the State Champion High Jump in 1991 (runner-up in 1990, 4 year State Qualifier), was awarded the Magnificat Sportsmanship Award in 1991, and won the National Junior Olympic High Jump Champion 1991 (runner up 1990). She received a Track & Field Athletic scholarship to the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where she was All-ACC honors and Letterwinner in 1992 and 1993, and ACC Academic Honor Roll in 1992 & 1993. Elizabeth works as a Graphic Designer for the Cleveland Zoological Society. She lives in North Ridgeville with her husband, Neil, and their children Tay, Gabby, and Neil.

Lindsey was a three-sport athlete at Magnificat, participating in Volleyball (9), Field Hockey (10-12), and Lacrosse (9-12). She was named Field Hockey Captain and Lacrosse Captain her senior year, Offensive Player of the Year for lacrosse (2000), Lacrosse MVP (2001), and Honorable Mention All-Ohio for lacrosse (2000). She received the Athletic M Award (2001), OSGLA Academic All-Ohio for lacrosse (2000 & 2001), and was an Ohio High School Field Hockey Coaches Association Scholar Athlete (1999, 2000, 2001). During her high school lacrosse career she had 111 career points & 50 goals in 2001. Lindsey currently lives in Avon Lake with her husband, Andrew and 4 kids; Elizabeth, Caroline, Margaret, and James.

    • Lindsey Cooke Wallace '01

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  • Class of 2022

    Adelaide Aquilla '17: Track & Field
    Chelsea Cahill '06: Gymnastics, Track & Field
    Meghann Hubach Campbell '97: Volleyball, Basketball, Basketball Coach
    Laura Wolff Demaline '99: Swimming
    Kevin Fitzgerald: Lacrosse Coach
    Mary Boag French '97: Volleyball
    Mary Kate Glowe '04: Volleyball, Softball, Basketball
    Joan Cundey Green '99: Basketball, Soccer
    Kaitlyn Chambers Kaiser '04: Cross Country, Track & Field
    Kelly Nortz '11: Gymnastics
    Maria Shaker '98: Volleyball
    Elizabeth Tigue Thibodeaux '91: Track & Field
    Lindsey Cooke Wallace '01: Field Hockey, Lacrosse
  • Class of 2018

    Martha McGorray Schmitz: Former Volleyball Coach and Assistant Athletic Director
    Kim Russell: Former Field Hockey and Lacrosse Coach

    Hollie Chapek Vokal ’94: Gymnastics
    Marta Cutarelli ’84: Volleyball, Basketball, Softball
    Lauren Hirsch Scott ’94: Volleyball, Basketball
    Allison Kay ’05: Swimming
    Kayla Kmiecik Lazzara ’08: Gymnastics
    Irene Mayher Strachan ’02: Field Hockey, Lacrosse

  • Class of 2015

    Therese Chambers Arth
    Michelle Bagi Block ’00
    Becky Kulbago Blue ’90
    Kelly McIntyre Campbell ’91
    Laura DeLong Hummer ’96
    Lori Reinart Kroth ’93
    Eileen Corrigan Pickett ’92
    Ellen Fox Spear ’89

  • Class of 2013

    Karol Kaminski Coundourides ’80
    Ginny Waitkus Heffner ’81
    Amy Brown Lupson ’94
    Katie Niksa ’05
    Gloria Polzer

  • Class of 2012

    Kerry Spicer Bebie ’87
    Anne Lawhun Campbell ’98
    Larry F. Chernauskas, Sr.
    Alison Kemmerling Jimenez ’94
    Maureen Ferris Mewett ‘94
    Nancy Noonan Oliver ’66*
    Sandy Guzowski Supler ’93
    Sarah Grealis Walden ’96

  • Class of 2011

    Nicole Rini Fenix ‘89
    Mary Fox Fischer ‘01
    Annie Waitkus Kilbane ‘79
    Margaret Griffin Leneghan ‘87
    Dr. Regis Leonard*
    Kara Matus Starkey ‘93
    Ronald Trzcinski

  • Class of 2010

    Sister Claire Young, H.M.*
    Shirley Doyle
    Patricia Ann Mahoney Griffin*
    Kathleen Povinelli Presley ’80
    Beth Crowley King ’85
    Judy Crowley ’85
    Melissa Flandera Conrad ’93
    Brigid Kennedy Chambers ’95
    Julie Devaty Mitchell ’99

From our school’s earliest days, when interscholastic sports were merely a dream for young women, Magnificat was already ahead of the game affirming that physical fitness is an integral part of a holistic education. While Magnificat athletes have earned an abundance of individual and team titles, Magnificat athletics has never been first about trophies and medals. In every competition, our athletes demonstrate to the public values of teamwork, dedication, hard work and respect. We are very proud of our athletes and coaches who always compete to succeed while embodying the spirit of Magnificat to learn, lead and serve. We honor the achievements of individuals who exemplify the spirit of Mary’s Magnificat both on and off the field. We pay tribute to those who have excelled in athletics and coaching and have enthusiastically dedicated themselves to making Magnificat stronger. We will be forever grateful for their contributions. On behalf of Magnificat High School, thank you to our inductees for representing our school with integrity, dedication and spirit.
Magnificat High School, a girls' Catholic college-preparatory high school, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, educates young women holistically to learn, lead, and serve in the spirit of Mary’s Magnificat.