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Port Angeles tennis star Jesse Schouten, at right, with his daughter and tennis legend Roger Federer.

Courtesy photo Port Angeles tennis star Jesse Schouten, at right, with his daughter and tennis legend Roger Federer.

PORT ANGELES HALL OF FAME: Ten more Roughriders to be inducted

Athletes in volleyball, cycling and tennis part of 2024 class

PORT ANGELES — Ten more legends of Port Angeles sports will be inducted into the Roughriders Hall of Fame this summer, with an emphasis this year on some of the sports that don’t get as much attention.

The hall of fame is chock full of football, basketball and badminton players. This year’s class for the first time contains athletes in singles tennis, cycling, gymnastics, volleyball and soccer.

“We keep finding more and more,” said Bruce Skinner, head of the hall of fame selection committee.

In addition to athletes in some new sports being inducted, there will also be people inducted who have family members already in the hall.

Port Angeles’ Barry Wilcox has won numerous medals in paracycling, won national championships in wheelchair rugby and hopes to competes at the 2024 Paralympics in Paris. (Courtesy photo)

Port Angeles’ Barry Wilcox has won numerous medals in paracycling, won national championships in wheelchair rugby and hopes to competes at the 2024 Paralympics in Paris. (Courtesy photo)

The 10 new inductees are the seventh class of the hall of fame and will be honored at the hall of fame dinner, which will again be held outdoors on the field at Port Angeles Civic Field on Aug. 17.

At least a couple of teams to be inducted are usually selected later in the year.

The 10 new inductees include:

Cameron Braithwaite, 2012, track and field

Braithwaite won the state long jump championship with a leap of more than 22 feet. He was also fourth in the triple jump and fifth in the javelin with a school record throw of 172-11. He also played football as a wide receiver/running back and point guard for the basketball team.

Braithwaite went on to the University of Puget Sound, where he became an All-American decathlete, winning the Northwest Conference championship. He set the UPS record in the indoor heptathlon and competed in five events in the NWAC championships, placing in the pole vault, long jump and triple jump.

Derek Church, 1993, swimming

Church set three Port Angeles records in the 100 butterfly, and was a member of the team’s record-setting 200 and 400 individual medley relay teams, all marks that continue to stand today. He led the Roughriders to a fourth-place finish at state.

Following high school he went on to a standout career at Brigham Young University, earning a full scholarship. He was the BYU swim team captain and won the most inspirational team award. He set the 400 IM and 100 backstroke records for the Cougars.

Burdette Greeny, baseball, 1993

Greeny played baseball at Washington State and was drafted by the New York Mets. But he is also known for volleyball. He is the associate head volleyball coach at West Virginia University, formerly serving in that same position at Washington State, where he was named the Division I American Volleyball Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year in 2018. His sister Karena Greeny was inducted for basketball and track.

Kiah Sullivan (Jones), volleyball, 2012

She is the first volleyball hall of fame inductee. She was the Olympic League MVP in 2011 and led the Riders to two state tournament appearances in 2010 and 2011. She also starred in basketball and was the Olympic League MVP in 2012, with Port Angeles participating in the state tournament in 2011 and 2012. Her star continued to rise in college, where she served as the Central Washington University team captain in 2016. She was named the student of the year at CWU and made the GNAC All Academic Team from 2014-2016.

Heather Lucas, 1985, track and field

At one time she held six Port Angeles High School records and she still has the best Riders time in the 1,500-meter run. She was a member of four state-placing cross-country teams from 1982 to 1985 and she went on to compete at Pacific Lutheran University. She was a college All-American in track and cross country, and still holds the PLU 10,000-meter mark, set in 1991. She has won many distance running events, including the Seattle Half-Marathon. Her Appleton, Wis., Marathon winning time of 2 hours, 40 minutes, 49 seconds in 1994 is the sixth-fastest time by a Washington woman ever.

Mike Madison, 1977, basketball

Madison has a niece and a nephew — Jessica and James — already inducted into the hall of fame. He was the state’s second-leading scorer in 1977, averaging 25.1 points per game. He was named to the all-state team and was the Olympic League MVP. He continues to be the fourth-leading Port Angeles scorer all-time.

In football, he was a tight end and helped lead the Riders to the first round of the state playoffs. In college, he was an All-American at Concordia College and was inducted into the Concordia Athletic Hall of Fame. He averaged 18.1 points per game and was the league MVP twice. He served for six seasons as the Shoreline Christian head basketball coach, leading the team to fourth- and eighth-place finishes in the state tournament.

Liz Money 2002, soccer (midfielder)

The first Port Angeles High School soccer player to go Division I, Money was the Olympic League MVP her junior and senior years. She also was all-league in softball during that time. She went on to Oregon State, where she started as a midfielder for three seasons. A Pac-10 honorable mention pick, she was selected to the USA Olympic Development team, the Region IV camp for Washington and for the regional pool for the USA National team in 2000.

Jesse Schouten, 1999, tennis

Arguably the best boys singles player in Port Angeles High School history, Schouten has gone on to an illustrious career in the world of tennis. Following high school, Schouten went to Skagit Valley Community College, where he was named athlete of the year in 2003, was the NWAAC singles and doubles champion, and was named as the NWAAC Coach and Player of the Year.

Following college, Schouten competed on the semi-professional West Coast Men’s Open circuit, and won many titles, including the MXD doubles Washington open title. Schouten still competes at the highest level and in 2021, won the USTA National 35s singles and doubles titles. He has served as a professional hitting partner for the ATP and WTA for eight years, including training with Grand Slam champions such as Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Carlos Alcaraz.

Julie Shevlin (Urfer), 1992, gymnastics

She was an all-state gymnastics performer, she was arguably the Riders’ top all-around gymnast of all time. She placed second in the state in the floor exercise and holds four out of the five individual school gymnastics records. She went on to compete for Seattle Pacific University, where she was a season leader and Top 10 all-time scorer in the floor exercise.

She was on the SPU team that placed third three times and fourth once in the NCAA Division II gymnastics tournament. In track, she holds the Port Angeles triple jump record at 36-3, placing third at state. She is the Riders’ No. 3 long jumper of all time with a mark of 16-5.

Barry Wilcox, 1996, cycling

He was a multiple national champion in the 15- to 16-year old age category in road cycling and a member of the United States Junior National Cycling team during his sophomore and junior years at Port Angeles High School.

Wilcox was involved in an automobile accident during his junior year that resulted in a spinal cord injury and quadriplegia. A few years later, he played wheelchair rugby with a couple different teams across the nation, two of which won national championships. He got another chance to race bicycles again via a hand cycle in 2015 and has been on many world cup podiums around the globe.

His greatest accomplishment was at the 2023 World Paracycling Championships in Scotland where he claimed a bronze medal in the road race. He is currently on the United States paranational cycling team and hoping to compete in the 2024 Paralympics in Paris.

Port Angeles tennis star Jesse Schouten, at right, with his daughter and tennis legend Roger Federer. (Courtesy photo)

Port Angeles tennis star Jesse Schouten, at right, with his daughter and tennis legend Roger Federer. (Courtesy photo)

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