Athletic HOF Inductees 2015

Sara Dougherty Trout - CLass of 2000

A graduate of the class of 2000, Sara Dougherty Trout was a multi-sport athlete at Springfield High School, but a stand-out in track and field. She was a four year varsity letter winner in both Indoor and Outdoor track. Sara set numerous school records in the long jump, triple jump, pole jump, and shuttle hurdle relay. She also set a county record in the pole vault. She qualified for the state championship meet in her junior and senior year and was a member of both All-Central League and All-Delco teams numerous times during her career. She went on to an impressive tenure at Penn State University where she continued to set records and place first in numerous meets.


Shana Goane Foody - Class of 1996

A graduate of the class of 1996, Shana Goane Foody was a member of the varsity soccer (3 years), basketball (4 years) and softball (4 years) teams. She was co-captain for the 1995-96 basketball team. Shana played soccer at Ursinus College for two years and basketball for four years. Since graduation from Ursinus she has taught high school math and coached high school basketball.


Albert Grundy - Class of 1998

A graduate of the class of 1998, Albert Grundy was awarded multiple varsity letters for his contributions to the football, basketball and track teams. He set school records in football for rushing 373 yards in one game - which was also a Delaware County record – and for scoring seven touchdowns in a single game. Grundy was also named to First-Team All-State, was the Maxwell Club Player of the Year, and MVP of the ’97 Hero Bowl. During track season, Grundy also left his mark by setting a school record in the high jump. Also, a talented sprinter, he placed 6th in the State Championship Meet. Grundy went on to be a prominent member of an undefeated Valley Forge Military Academy squad for two years and then finished his college football career at the University of Buffalo.


Matt Kass - Class of 1994

A graduate of the class of 1994, Matt Kass was a three sport athlete who made an impact on the football, basketball and baseball teams. A respected co-captain, Kass earned All-Central and All-Delco honors playing defensive end and offensive guard. Described as one of the best catchers to ever come through Springfield, Kass also co-captained the ’94 squad. Kass went on to play football at Virginia Military Institute.


Deb McCallister Mazza - Class of 1967

A graduate of the class of 1967, Deb McCallister Mazza lettered in field hockey, basketball, lacrosse, tennis and track. Mazza was part of the very successful field hockey and lacrosse teams who were league champs all four years and two years, respectively that she played. She was named captain of the field hockey team and was the high scorer for the team. Her senior year she was voted as the Field Hockey Outstanding Player.


Sue Purvis - coach

Sue Purvis, coach, has made a tremendous impact on female athletes at SHS over the past 32 years. When hired in ’83 she was tasked with beginning a Varsity volleyball and softball program. Four years later she guided the volleyball team to win the ’87 Central League and PIAA District I title. Purvis began a very successful tenure as Varsity field hockey coach in the 90s and went on to guide the girls to two Central League titles in ’96 and ‘97 and numerous trips to Districts. She coached many of SHS’s finest female athletes who went on to earn All-Central, All-Delco and Keystone Games honors. Purvis herself was named Field Hockey Coach of the Year. You can currently find her on the freshman field hockey field and continuing as Health and PE teacher.


Marty Shane - Class of 1959

A graduate of the class of 1959 was an outstanding athlete who excelled in football and baseball. He was a part of the 1st team All-East Delco, All-Delco team, and played in the North South All-Star game. He was an All-league catcher and only one of three individuals who played catcher in every game for three year of high school. In his senior year, Shane was awarded the Class of ’59 Male Athlete Award. He then went on to an outstanding two-sport career at Lafayette College where he earning several All-MAC football honors.


Kim Caffey Smith - coach / contributor

Kim Caffey Smith, coach/contributor, also made a tremendous impact on female athletes at SHS. In addition to being at the helm of the girls’ basketball program for twenty years ‘94-14, Smith also coached all levels of field hockey and Varsity softball, ’92-99. She served as Assistant Athletic Director, Co-Advisor for Athletic Advisory Council and a mentor to many aspiring college athletes. Smith built up the basketball program and eventually guided them to five Central League championships, multiple trips to the District Tournament, and four trips to States. She coached multiple All-Delco and All-Central athletes and a McDonald’s All-American Nominee. During her tenure with the softball team in 1997 the team won the league title, the district title and was a state quarterfinalist. Smith continues as a Health and PE teacher at SHS.


Chris Wilkins - CLass of 1984

A graduate of the class of 1984, Chris Wilkins earned nine varsity letters playing tennis, football and basketball for Springfield. On the football field Wilkins was an intelligent player which earned him 1st and 2nd team All-Delco and All-Central honors. He was also a co-captain and played every play (offensive, defensive and special teams) for three years. Wilkins also earned 1st and 2nd team All-Delco and All-Central honors playing basketball. The Richard Shoemaker III award for Most Outstanding Senior Athlete was given to Wilkins for his accomplishments. Wilkins went on to be a 1st team All-Ivy offensive guard at University of Pennsylvania.

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