New Richmond High adding Hawkins, Taylor, McMonigle, Godsey to its Sport Hall of Fame

January 10th, 2011    Author: Richard Crawford    Filed Under: Sports

New Richmond High School has added four members to its sports hall of fame – Greg Hawkins (class of 1979), Lisa Taylor (1985), Brian McMonigle (1998), and Matt Godsey (2001).

The new class and previous inductees will be recognized Jan. 29, at half time of the Lions’ varsity boys basketball game versus Clark Montessori that begins at 4 p. m.

The Induction Ceremony will take place during the Hall of Fame Banquet following the varsity boys basketball game, approximately 6 p. m.

The banquet will be catered by Lake Manor and will take place in the high school cafeteria. The cost to attend the banquet is $15 per person.

Reservations can be made by contacting Doug Foote, New Richmond Athletic Director, at (513) 553-3191 extension 10003 or at foote d@nrschools.org.

Greg Hawkins lettered in football, basketball, and baseball and was noted for his outstanding leadership being captain on the gridiron and diamond, the two sports in which he was a member of he Clermont County League all-star squads. His post graduation success at his alma mater as a coach in football, wrestling, and baseball have only added to his accolades as an outstanding leader, mentor, and role model. He has coached six league championship teams.

Lisa Taylor lettered in soccer (four-year starter), basketball, and track and field. She owns the Lions’ 400-meter dash record. His is a Clermont County League basketball and track all-star (girls soccer was not recognized for all-star teams at the time).

Brian McMonigle lettered in football, soccer, and basketball and was a Southern Buckeye Conference all-star in basketball where he is the Lions’ fourth-leading scorer all-time and is also a season and career leader in rebounding where he ranks ninth career-wise. He also owns school records on the hardwood where he was a dominant force at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College.

Matt Godsey competed throughout his high school career in football, basketball, and track and field and was a letterman and captain in each. On the gridiron he earned all-conference, and all-district honors and was honorable mention and second team all-state as a member of the Lions’ state playoff squads his junior and senior year.

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