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May 25, 2018
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Stillwater Athletic Hall of Fame

Stillwater to induct 2017 Athletic Hall of Fame Class on Oct.6

On Friday, Oct. 6, the newest members of the Stillwater Athletic Hall of Fame will be inducted. This year’s inductees are Jackie Blake, Deborah Dennis, Bobby Maher, and Michelle (Dunn) Mercier. The inductees will be honored in the middle school cafeteria at 6 p.m. before the varsity Indian Bowl game versus Mechanicville. They will also be honored on the field during halftime. Congratulations to this year's class!

2016 Athletic Hall of Fame

 The inductees were Michael Kardash (Class of '75), Peter D’Aloia Sr., Dominick Fruci, Aileen Durrant, and the 2005-06 Varsity Boys’ Basketball team.

Read more about Class of 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

Hall of fame 2016


The Stillwater Athletic Hall of Fame was chartered in the spring of 2007. Its purpose is to recognize and honor the accomplishments of the inductees and develop pride in the rich athletic traditions at Stillwater. These teams, coaches, athletes, and supporters who have shown good citizenship and moral character, while participating with distinction in Stillwater athletics, help bring honor, recognition, distinction, and excellence to Stillwater Central School District. This recognition exemplifies Stillwater’s commitment to academics, community, and athletic excellence.

The Nomination and Selection Process

1. Complete and return a Hall of Fame Nomination Application. Please remember that nominations are based only on high school achievements.

2. The committee shall meet to review all timely received nominations and elect candidates.

3. Newly elected members of the Hall of Fame will be notified, in writing, by the committee. A press release is issued announcing this year’s inductees. With the exception of the 2007 inaugural class, the class of inductees shall not number more than four (4).

4. Members will be inducted at a ceremony conducted at a home football game. Each Honoree will be presented a Hall of Fame plaque during the induction ceremony. A duplicate plaque will be placed in the Hall of Fame Trophy Case in the foyer of the Mike Lilac gym.

Voting Guidelines for Induction

  • The Hall of Fame Selection Committee will consist of 8-10 voting members.
  • All nominations are to remain confidential, to be shared among the members of the committee only.
  • The committee will review each nomination to ensure eligibility.
  • The committee will review and discuss each eligible nominee.
  • Each member of the committee will vote to continue to consider the candidate for this year's Hall of Fame class, or table the candidate for consideration into the next Hall of Fame class.
  • Once each candidate is voted on, those voteed to be considered for this year's class will be further discussed and then voted on by the committee.
  • The tally of the votes will remain confidential to the Hall of Fame Selection Committee.
  • Members of the selection committee are eligible to nominate.
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted.
  • A candidate who is not elected shall automatically be reconsidered for five (5) consecutive Hall of Fame selections.

The Hall of Fame Committee is administered and funded by volunteers who are interested in promoting Stillwater athletics and acknowledging individuals within our community who have made a difference. If you are interested in being a part of the committee, volunteering, or making a donation, please contact Athletic Director, Michael Kinney at

Candidate Categories

  • Team – Must somehow have distinguished themselves above and beyond the normal standards. This may include, but is not limited to: state championship, sectional championship, league championship, state tournament appearance, undefeated season. The Hall of Fame Selection Committee shall select not more than one team in any year, and may choose not to select any team. Teams nominated must have played their season a minimum of 5 years prior to nomination.
  • Coach – A former coach (head coach or assistant coach) with at least ten (10) years of service at Stillwater Central School, who has contributed to the success of Stillwater Central School athletes. Nominees must have retired from coaching the specific sport at Stillwater 3 years prior to nomination. (Posthumous candidates exempted).
  • Athlete – Any athlete who distinguished himself/herself in the field of athletics while a student at Stillwater Central School above and beyond the normal standards. This may include, but is not limited to: establishing individual state, sectional, league, school records or championships, selection to national, section, or league all-star team(s). Nominees must have graduated 10 years prior to eligibility (Posthumous candidates exempted).
  • Other – An individual who has made outstanding contributions to the interscholastic athletic programs at Stillwater Central School other than coaching or playing.


1. Complete the nomination form.

2. Include any information you feel is important which may not have been requested.

3. Return completed application to:

Stillwater Athletic Hall of Fame
c/o Athletic Director
Stillwater High School
1068 North Hudson Avenue
Stillwater, New York 12170

**Only those nominations received in our office before or on the deadline will be considered for that year. Nominees that have not been selected after five years will be purged and must be renominated to be considered for induction.

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If you are interested in being part of the Stillwater Athletic Hall of Fame Committee, volunteering, or making a donation, please contact Stillwater Athletic Director, Michael Kinney at

Nomination Form

Download the Hall of Fame nomination form (PDF)


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