Revis Leads WPIAL Hall of Fame Class

Eight Athletes will be recognized in 2021

Jeff Hathhorn
April 14, 2020 - 5:27 pm
Darrelle Revis at podium

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 the Fan) – It started in Aliquippa for NFL all-time great Darrelle Revis and today he added WPIAL Hall of Famer to his list of honors.

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Revis will be recognized with seven other athletes, two coaches, two teams, two contributors, a heritage winner, an official and Anthony Chiccitt with the courage award next year.  This year’s banquet will not be held due to social distancing.

A Quips star, Revis was the AP Pennsylvania Class AA Football Player of the Year as a senior.  His Aliquippa team won the state title as Revis scored three touchdowns rushing, one on an 89-yard punt return and the final on a 69-yard blocked field goal return.  Revis also scored 1,722 points in three years in basketball.  Oh, and Revis won WPIAL gold in the 400-meter relay.

Natalie Bower-Tomas from Greater Latrobe won four WPIAL cross-country championships, her final one as a senior, she beat the field by 18 seconds.  Bower went on to earn second-team All-American status at Penn State.

Greater Latrobe tennis star Michaela Kissell Eddins went undefeated in her first three seasons, only to lose her senior season to a knee injury.  Kissell-Eddins was also a coach at Pitt and Western Carolina.

The only person to win three WPIAL rifle titles, Avelia graduate Rob Gagliani, who also was an all-conference shooter at Morehead State.

One of only 13 athletes in state history to win four PIAA wrestling titles, James Gulibon from Derry Area was a four-time NCAA Tournament qualifier at Penn State.

A two-time all-state volleyball player at Penn Hills, Ed Josefoski won a national championship at Penn State, part of the first team outside of California to win an NCAA men’s tournament title.

Katie Miller Gee won three PIAA state golf championships and was a two-time All-ACC golfer at the University of North Carolina.  Miller won three Pennsylvania Women’s Amateur titles.

Franklin Regional’s Samantha Pickens won four consecutive PIAA Class AAA diving titles and won two NCAA women’s one-meter springboard titles at the University of Arizona.

Coaches Gene Klein with Quaker Valley soccer and Peters Township baseball coach Joseph Maize join Clairton’s Joe Tranchini, official Tom Evans, contributors Amy Caprino and David Hayes along with the 1980 North Hills softball team and 2004 Upper St. Clair boys soccer team, both state champs.

This year’s Courage Award to Bethel Park’s Anthony Chiccitt, who overcame Hodgkin Lymphoma to be successful in football, basketball and baseball.  Chiccitt committed in January to continue his football career at Robert Morris University.

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