Five are inducted into Kendall Hall of Fame

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 June 2022 at 9:06 am

Contributed Photos – New Kendall Athletic Hall of Fame honorees, from left, Daniel Price, Kristina (Gaylord) Nesbitt and Gary Kent.

The Kendall Athletic Hall of Fame recently inducted five new members during the Eagles sports banquet.

The new inductees include the 1954 boys soccer team, Kristina (Gaylord) Nesbitt (Class of 2003), Rachel Maxon (Class of 2005), Daniel Price (Class of 2013) and Gary Kent a 1962 Kendall grad and a long time Eagles baseball coach.

New Hall of Famer Rachel Maxon.

The 1954 soccer team, which posted the first undefeated season in school history, won both Genesee-Orleans and Section V Class C championships. The Eagles nipped Red Creek 5-4 in double overtime in the sectional semifinals and then edged Rushford 1-0 in the championship game.

Nesbitt played soccer and basketball for 4 years and competed in track for 2 years. She earned first team All Greater Rochester and All State honors in soccer in 2002 when Kendall reached the Western Regional championship. She had 28 goals and 32 assists that year and was named Genesee Region League Player of the Year. Her Kendall teams won G-R titles in 2001 and 2002 and Section V titles in 1999, 2001 and 2002. She went on to play college soccer at Monroe Community College and Limestone College. Her MCC team won the national championship in 2004.

Maxon played softball for three years earning G-R All-Star honors at shortstop in both 2004 and 2005. She also played soccer for two years and volleyball for one. The goalie in soccer she had 20 wins in 2002 going 14-0 in the league with 9 shutouts. She also posted 20 wins during Kendall’s undefeated regular season in 2003 with 18 shutouts as the Eagles advanced to the state final four. She went on to earn All-SUNY Conference, All-Region and All-American honors in softball at SUNY Brockport where she graduated in 2009.

Price competed in track for 5 years, cross-country for 4 year, basketball for 2 years and earned Kendall’s Male Athlete of the Year Award in 2013. In cross-country he earned Genesee/Livingston All-Star honors in 2011 and 2012 and was a sectional patch winner in 2010, 2011 and 2012. In track he was the G-R 3000 meter Steeplechase champion and a G-R All-Star in 2013. He still holds Kendall’s records in the 800 meter, 1600 meter, 3200 meter and 3000 Steeplechase.

Kent played varsity baseball for 4 years, varsity soccer for 3 years and varsity volleyball and basketball for 2 years. His soccer teams earned G-R titles in 1960, ’61 and ’62 and his baseball team claimed the league crown in 1962. He went on to play baseball and soccer at the collegiate level. Returning to his alma mater, he coached the Eagles varsity baseball team from 1989-2000 and the girls JV soccer team from 1981-89. His 1999 baseball team won the sectional championship in 1999 and advanced to the state final 4.

Kendall’s undefeated 1954 soccer team is inducted. Pictured in the first row are W. Weed, M. Thompson, B. Fetterly, W. Snyder, D. Thompson, K. Furness, C. Bolton and M. Schultz. In the second row are A. Snyder, J. Curtis, J. Herring, W. Daum, A. Bruce, E. Whipple, W. Vick, J. Suhr, D. Riviere, C. Wolfe and Coach Beaney. In the third row are M. Seaman, S. Savory, M. Schultz, P. Behnke, G. Heidemann, H. Bolton, N. Hughes, S. Hunt, D. Goodwin and J. Furness.