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2010 Inductees

Parrissa Eyorokon – Lakota East class of 2004, Soccer

Casey Fischer – Lakota East class of 2000, Soccer

Tony Johnson – Lakota East class of 2004, Wrestling and football

Matt Lawless – Lakota West class of 1999, Football and basketball

Jason Lindsey – Lakota High School and Lakota East, Head track and cross country coach

Keir McEachern – Lakota West class of 2004, Softball

Mike McQuinley – Lakota High School class of 1968, Football, basketball, baseball & golf

Kevin Noschang – Lakota West class of 2004, Soccer

Scott Stratton – Lakota High School class of 1991, Football

Laura Tyburski – Lakota West class of 2003, Volleyball, basketball and track

 


Parrissa Eyorokon

Lakota East Class of 2004: Soccer 

 
Parrissa is the greatest Lakota soccer scorer of all time having totaled 64 career goals and 52 career assists, both numbers unmatched by the approximately 500 soccer players, boys and girls combined, who have ever worn a Lakota uniform.

Her 25 goals and 15 assists in her senior season won her national acclaim leading to her selection to the 2003 All American Team as determined by the national Soccer Coaches Association of America.

In that same year she was selected as the GMC Player of the Year, the Cincinnati Player of the Year, and to the All State First Team.

A four year varsity starter for the Thunderhawks, she was named to two All GMC First Teams and three All GMC Teams total.

Her personal success also translated into team success. She led Lakota East to GMC co-championships as both a sophomore and a senior. She was the scoring leader on both of thse teams as well as team captain and MVP of the latter team.






Casey Fischer

Lakota East Class of 2000: Soccer 

  
Casey routinely controlled games from his midfield position on the soccer field enabling the Hawks to win the GMC, District, and the Regional Championships in 1999. This was the first Lakota team to ever reach a State final four, an advancement that has never been exceeded by a Lakota boy's team.

Among his many individual honors were All State First Team and Butler County Player of the Year in 1999. In that same year he finished 2nd in the voting for Cincinnati Metro Player of the Year.

He was recognized as one of the best players in the GMC, first by his selection to the All League Second Team as a sophomore, followed by two selections to the All GMC First Team.

A decade after he last played for Lakota East his school single season and career assist records still stand as evidence of his leadership on the field and uncommon skill as a playmaker.

 







Tony Johnson

Lakota East Class of 2004: Wrestling, Football 

  
Tony, whether on the wrestling mat or the gridiron, was truly a man among boys.

He won the State heavyweight wrestling Championship in 2004 dispatching his hapless finals opponent in a mere minute and twenty-nine seconds. His 2004 appearance at the State meet was his third. He had previously placed 5th and 3rd in this meet.

Following the 2004 State tournament he went on to win the National Senior Heavy Weight Championship defeating five of the best wrestlers the country had to offer.

For four years he ruled the GMC heavyweight division winning the championship as a freshman, taking runner-up honors in his sophomore year, and then adding two more championships in his final two seasons.

In all four years he was a placer in both the Sectional and District wrestling tournaments, a rare feat. Five of these eight placements resulted in gold medals; three Sectional gold medals, and two District gold medals.

A Lakota district record, 91 of his 130 wins were by pins for an incredible 70% pin rate.

He was a punishing runner and blocker on the football field. A two year starter, he was virtually unstoppable in short yardage situations where he scored 18 career TD's and led and way as other runners followed him into the end zone for many more.

 


Matt Lawless

Lakota West Class of 1999: Football, Basketball 

 
Matt was selected as an All Ohio First Team linebacker in 1998. Only the third Lakota defensive player ever so honored.

After the passage of 12 seasons his single game, single season, and career tackling records (both solo and total) at Lakota West still stand. These marks also remain unmatched within the Lakota district.

His recognition within the GMC consisted of an All League First Team selection in his senior year following a Second Team selection as a junior.

In Lakota West's first football season he was on the field for nearly every play, a full back when the Firebirds had the ball and a linebacker when they didn't. He was an acknowledged team leader for these fledgling Firebirds, having been selected as a team captain for both his junior and senior seasons.

Although his primary sport was football, he also lettered in basketball. His West record for most consecutive basketball field goals made, nine, stood for nine years.







Jason Lindsey

Lakota and Lakota East: Track and Cross Country Coach 

   
Jason coached two State championship teams and is the only Lakota coach to have two State championships to his credit. His 1983 boys cross country team brought home the district's first State championship, and his 1984 girls cross country team captured the district's first State championship in girls sports.

He also coached athletes who won nine State individual championships, a number unmatched by any other Lakota coach. These individual championship winners were in both boys and girls cross country, and boys and girls track and field.

His teams won conference championships for both boys and girls, in both cross country and track and field, at both Lakota and Lakota East, in both the Mid Miami League and the Greater Miami Conference. The first came in girls cross country in the Mid Miami League in 1978 and ending with girls cross country in the GMC in 2002. these championships were won over four decades (the 70's, 80's, 90's and 2000's). The teams he coaches brought home the remarkable total of 32 Conference championships, a total unlikely to ever be matched.

Long recognized for his achievements by his coaching peers, his previous honors have included his being inducted into the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame, Class of 1997. He's achieved inumerable Coach of the Year honors bestowed at the league, county, and state levels.

He coached for 30 years plus one season. In that span he coached or was co-coach for 120 teams, the first being freshman football in his first year at Lakota. Considering the squad sizes of the sports coached he has in all probability coached more Lakota athletes than anyone in district history.

 


Keir McEachern

Lakota West Class of 2004: Softball 

  
Keir was the first Lakota softball player to be twice selected All State First Team and is still one of only three. There have been just eight other single sport double All State First Team honorees' from among the thousands of athletes who have represented our schools.

The GMC coaches twice voted her as the league softball Player of the Year. She was the first player in the GMC to repeat as the Player of the Year. In both of those years, 2003 and 2004, she led her Firebird teams to league championships.

She currently holds the Lakota district single season win percentage reord of 87%, set in 2004, when she was credited with 20 pitching wins against only 3 losses.

Possessing a rare combination of speed and control strikeouts were her hallmark. She broke the Lakota career strikeout record of 343 which had stood for 15 seasons going on to be the first Lakota pitcher to reach the 400, then the 500, and finally the 600 strikeout milestones, ultimately moving the record up to 601, nearly double the previous standard.

Her seven no hitters were the most by a Lakota pitcher at the time of her graduation. Amoung them was a seven inning perfect game. Another came in a District championship game against one of the best hitting teams in southwest Ohio.

A gifted all around player, she was often the lead-off hitter and played first base when not on the pitching rubber.

 


Mike McQuinley

Lakota Class of 1968: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Golf 

 
Mike won team MVP honors in back-to-back seasons, in both football and basketball, in the 1967-68 school-year. He was selected as All Conference in the Mid Miami League (MML) in both of these seasons.

As a senior, in his second season as the Thunderbirds quarterback, he became the first Lakota player to be credited with 1,000 passing yards.

He next let the basketball team in scoring and rebounding, leading to his second MVP award of the year.

In all Mike was awarded seven varsity letters, one in golf and two each in football, basketball, and baseball.

 

 







Kevin Noschang

Lakota West Class of 2004: Soccer 

  
Kevin stands alone amoung boys' soccer players as an All American having been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) 2003 All American Team.

He is one of only two Lakota male players to twice receive All State recognition. He was selected to the Third Team as a junior and the First Team as a senior.

Twice selected to the All GMC First Team, he was further honored by being named the Conference Player of the Year in 2003.

He holds the Lakota district single season assist record and is second all time in career assists.

He scored 23 goals in 2003 to become one of only four male players, and the most recent, to be creditd with 20 or more goals in a season. This is after the passage of 34 years of Lakota soccer.

His prolific scoring was a large contibutor to team success. Over his four varsity seasons the teams he played on had an 80% wining percentage, won four consecutive District championship, won two Regional championships (reached the State Final Four) and won a GMC championship.





Scott Stratton

Lakota Class of 1991: Football 

 
Scott was the most nationally honored football player in the first half century of Lakota district football.

In 1990 he became Lakota's first consensus All American being named: 1st Team Parade All American, 1st Team ESPN All American, and 1st Team USA Today All American.

Among his many honors in 1990 was being named Ohio Offensive Lineman of the Year.

He was twice named to the all GMC First Team and is thought to be one of only seven Lakota football players to be so honored in the 30 yerars since Lakota district teams have played in this league.

During his junior and senior season's his stellar offensive line play was a major contributor to team success as those two teams finished both with 8-2 records.








Laura Tyburski

Lakota West Class of 2003: Volleyball, Basketball, Track 

  
Laura was the 2002 Volleyball Player of the Year, the first Lakota player to receive that honor.

She had the rare distinction of being selected to four All GMC Teams. She was named All GMC First Team in 2000, 2001 and 2002 preceded by her election to the All GMC Honorable Mention Team in 1999.

She earned All State Honorable Mention recognition in 2002.

She was named First Team All Cincinnati in 2002 after having been named to the All City Second and Honorable Mention Teams the previous two years.

A multi-sport athlete, she earned seven varsity letters while playing three sports.

In addition to volleyball she lettered twice in basketball and once in track and field. She currently holds the Lakota West school shot put record which she set when placing 5th in the 2003 District track meet.