Shawnee High School
2013 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
Lee Anne Bricketto Fryland
One of Shawnee High School’s most powerful athletes in the Class of 1980 was Lee Anne Bricketto Fryland. Lee earned an outstanding 11 Varsity letters for her incredible performances on the tennis court, basketball court, and softball field. Lee combined athletic excellence with scholastic achievement, graduating #4 in a class of over 600 students. She was awarded for her efforts by receiving an Appointment to the United States Naval Academy upon graduation, just as the Academy was beginning to accept “Female Students” for the first time in its history.
In Tennis, Lee played 1st Singles and Doubles. She was awarded All South Jersey and All Burlington County. In Basketball, Lee played the Guard position and averaged double figures in points and assists while directing play. In addition to her leadership skills on the court she was also an excellent defensive player. Lee was awarded All South Jersey Group 4 in basketball for her accomplishments on the court. In Softball, Lee earned 4 varsity letters exhibiting strong defensive play from both 3rd base and short stop.
While at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD from 1980 to 1982, Lee played Basketball and Softball, earning two Varsity letters. Lee then transferred to Drexel University in Philadelphia, and graduated in 1984 with a B.S. in Computer Science. She was also Captain of the Women’s Tennis team, earning a walk on scholarship for Tennis along with two Varsity letters.
Currently, Lee resides in Lexington, SC with her husband, Christian, three children, MaryRuth, Christian, and Catherine and her beloved dog Belle. She is employed by TD Bank as an Information Technology Executive.
Everyone who knows Brian Gibney, has worked with Brian Gibney, taught with Brian Gibney, coached with and against Brian Gibney, played for Brian Gibney and loves Brian Gibney, will agree to a few adjectives that describe him perfectly: unassuming, modest, unpretentious, and humble. Yet, his outstanding coaching records in Shawnee High School Baseball and Boys Soccer history boast otherwise.
Brian graduated from Glassboro State College in 1971 with a B.A. in Secondary Education, and proceeded to teach in our Math Department for the next 29 years. He earned his M.A. in Student Personnel Services from Rowan University and became a Guidance Counselor at Shawnee from 2001 until his retirement in 2012.
After coaching Baseball for 21 years, Brian amassed a record of 399 Career Wins and 121 Losses. He was selected as Burlington County's Baseball Coach of the Year in and South Jersey Coach of the Year in. Brian's teams won 13 League Championships, 4 South Jersey Championships, and one State Champion Finalist.
For 38 years, Brian was Shawnee's Head Boys Soccer Coach. He was awarded South Jersey Coach of the Year (5 times), New Jersey Coach of the Year (3 times), N.S.C.A.A. America All-East Regional Coach of the Year in, N.S.C.A.A. National Coach of the Year, and United States Federation National Coach of the Year in. Brian was inducted into the South Jersey and New Jersey Soccer Halls of Fame. Brian's overall record in Boys Soccer was an incredible 665 Career Wins, 138 Losses, and 58 Ties. Between the two sports – that is 1064 wins, 259 losses and 58 ties!
For all of their hard work and effort, Brian's Boys Soccer teams earned #1 Soccer Team in New Jersey (All Groups) 6 times, State Championships 7 times, 13 South Jersey Sectional Championships, 24 League Championships, 12 South Jersey Coaches Tournament Championships, and 7 Nationally Ranked Teams.
Brian resides in Shamong with his wife Paula, and has two adult children, Ryan and Rochelle.
Amy Giello Kleine (Gee-el-lo)
Amy Giello Kleine, Class of 1992, is considered to be one of the strongest female triple threats in the history of Shawnee athletics. Winning 8 Varsity letters in Field Hockey, Basketball, and Lacrosse, it was apparent that Amy had terrific court and field sense.
In Field Hockey, Amy was a two year starter on two undefeated NJ State Championship teams in 1990 and 1991. She was selected as 1st Team All Burlington County, 1st Team All NJ Group 4, and All South Jersey.
Also, as a two year starter in Basketball, she earned three Varsity letters as Point and Shooting Guard, and co-captained two consecutive South Jersey Group 4 Championship teams in 1991 and 1992. To name a few, Amy was awarded 2nd Team All South Jersey Courier-Post, 1st Team All Burlington County, and 1st Team All Group 4.
Amy was a three year starter and Varsity letter winner, and co-captain of the 1992 undefeated NJ State Championship Team. In addition to the accolades earned above, Amy was 1st Team All South Jersey, 1992 Burlington County Times Player of the Year and South Jersey Defensive Player of the Year. She was Shawnee's Female Class Athlete in 1992. In 2000, Amy was named Newark Star Ledger's Top 10 Players of the Century in Girls Lacrosse.
After graduation from Shawnee, Amy continued her athletic career at College of William and Mary, where she was a four year starter and four year Varsity letter winner from 1993-1996, as well as two year co- captain. She still holds the record at William and Mary for All Time Games Started, and Defensive Saves. In Lacrosse, Amy was a four year starter, 1st Team All American, US Squad Member, and WLCS Division 1 College Defensive Player of the Year. She was then selected to play and coach in the American Coaches Tour 1996 Men's U19 Lacrosse Championships in Tokyo, Japan. In 2010, Amy was selected to the CAA Women's Lacrosse 25th Anniversary team.
Today, Amy is married to John Kleine and a proud stay at home mother to Brady and Bryce.
Noreen Iannuzzi (I-a-nu-zee)
In 1973, Shawnee High School was the “New Kid on the Block” when it came to high school athletics. Only a few years old, we took our knocks on the courts, mats, and athletic fields from the more experienced competitors in our leagues. While trying to establish an athletic presence in Burlington County, no female Shawnee athlete could compare to Noreen Iannuzzi when it came to drive, motivation, tenacity, school spirit, and selflessness on the basketball court, and hockey and softball fields. She was a Renegade, through and through.
Noreen was a triple threat in basketball, field hockey and softball, and was captain of all three teams back in the early days, earning 9 Varsity letters for her athletic prowess. She was Shawnee's First Female Athlete of the Year and captained Shawnee's first ever League Championship in Softball.
After graduation from Shawnee High School, Noreen attended Rutgers University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with the highest honors. Noreen retired from her job as the Director of the Division of Financial Evaluation for the State of New Jersey Casino Control Commission.
Noreen Iannuzzi, Shawnee Class of 1973, will always be remembered as a “small, but mighty” Renegade. She was fearless when faced with indomitable, experienced competition. Noreen put the TEAM first, requesting that she be benched when she wasn't having a good day on the field or on the court, rather than jeopardize the outcome for her teammates.
A true pioneer when it comes to the early days of Shawnee Athletic history, we all thank Noreen Iannuzzi for her contribution to our now well established sports legacy. We couldn't have done it without her.
Sadly, Noreen passed away this very June after a lengthy and courageous battle. Weeks before while in hospice care, Shawnee administrators and her former Field Hockey coach, Bobbie Schultz, visited Noreen to make the official presentation of this award. Family, friends, neighbors and co-workers assembled nearby to witness this honor finally bestowed on so worthy a Shawnee athlete and give her the accolades that she deserved.
A history of Shawnee boys’ basketball cannot be written without giving outstanding acclaim to Kirk Luchman, also a member of the famed Class of 1993. Playing as our center, Kirk earned three varsity letters from 1991-1993 on a very competitive team locally, and in an equally competitive Group 4 division within the State of NJ. He was also honored for his incredible talent under the basket as All Burlington County, All South Jersey, South Jersey Basketball Hall of Fame, and All Philadelphia Metro. Kirk went on to star at Florida State University with varsity letters earned all four years. He co-captained his team of Seminoles for two years and was an NIT finalist in 1997. He also played for the Jacksonville Barracudas and Pennsylvania Valley Dawgs. Kirk then went on to stun the basketball fans in Europe for two seasons, playing in Germany and France.
Kirk graduated from Florida State University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems. He is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. Kirk went on to complete several insurance designations programs at the American Institute of Insurance.
As an Insurance Professional and Restaurant Owner, he is employed by Preferred Managing Agency, Inc. as Vice-President of Marketing and Manager of Product Development. He is CFO for a chain of pizza restaurants in Tallahassee, Gainesville, and Jacksonville. Lastly, he is President and Chairman of the Board for the non-profit KASL Foundation, Inc. in Tallahassee.
Over the years, Kirk has held a number of prominent business positions throughout the State of Florida. Through his non-profit organization, KASL Foundation, he works to raise money for sports teams in the Tallahassee area and organizes fund raising events. Kirk is married to Virginia Luchman and has four children.
Peter Rath, Class of 1989, will always be remembered for his outstanding athletic presence on the Shawnee High School Boys Soccer and Baseball fields.
Peter earned eight Varsity letters while at Shawnee, playing Midfielder in Soccer, and Infield and Outfield in Baseball. For all of his hard work and dedication, Peter and his teammates won the 1988 NJ State Soccer Championship, were ranked #4 in the United States, and were subsequently awarded the “South Jersey High School Team of the Century” distinction by the Courier-Post. This was the first team ever from South Jersey to win the Group 4 State Title. Peter was also State Champion runner up in Baseball, All State in Soccer, All County and All South Jersey in Soccer and Baseball, as well as two-time captain in both Soccer and Baseball.
Pete was named the Athlete of the Year by his Shawnee classmates in 1989.
After graduating from Shawnee, Peter turned his talents to the college level while attending Elizabethtown College. Before earning his B.S. in Business Administration in 1993, Pete found time to be awarded six Varsity letters in soccer and baseball. He was a starter on Elizabethtown's National Soccer Championship Team in 1989, and was a leader on teams which made it to the National Soccer Final 8 all of his four years. He was awarded All Region in soccer twice and was a two-time captain.
Today, Pete lives in Shamong with his wife Michele and children, Luke 6, and Emersyn, 4. He is a business owner of a company that specializes in Information Security for the United States Federal Government.
Glenn C. Smith
Glenn C. Smith, Shawnee High School Class of 1974, was one of our greatest athletic pioneers in early Football, Wrestling, and Baseball history. Shawnee was only four years old, at this time.
Glenn earned 6 Varsity letters in Football, Wrestling, and Baseball.
In Football, Glenn played Running Back and was awarded All Burlington County honors all three years. He scored in the Top Ten in Rushing, Receiving, and Scoring in Burlington County in 1972 and 1973. He was named The Burlington County Times Offensive Player of the Week.
On the mats, Glenn was awarded All Burlington County in Wrestling and 2nd Place in District 26 at 129 lbs.
Glenn played Outfield and was Shawnee's Lead-off Hitter in the early days of Shawnee baseball. The 1973 Shawnee Baseball team made it to the Group 3 Finals. He was Top 5 in hitting all three years. Summer baseball paid off for Glenn as he was awarded Three Time All Star in the Delaware Valley Summer Baseball League. He was voted Top Shawnee Male Athlete in 1974.
Glenn graduated from Shawnee High School and went on to attend East Stroudsburg State College and played football. He is the recently retired Facility Director for the Mt. Laurel Board of Education and former County and State President of New Jersey School Buildings and Grounds Association.
Kristine Tate, Shawnee High School Class of 1985, was known as a “premier” athlete, earning nine Varsity letters in Field Hockey and Track and Field. She was as outstanding in Track and Field, as she was in Field Hockey.
In Field Hockey, “Tater” as she was fondly called, earned two Varsity letters, as well as numerous awards, such as 1st Team All South Jersey Group 4, All South Jersey Honorable Mention, and South Jersey Field Hockey All-Star Game Participant. She played on a state championship field hockey team.
Kristine was recruited by Rutgers University-New Brunswick and earned four Varsity letters for the Scarlet Knights, as well as winning more awards, such as First Team Regional All American, RU Defensive Player of the Year. Kristine traveled throughout the United States and Europe with the USA Field Hockey Development Program, earning three bronze medals at Olympic Festivals in Oklahoma City, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles.
In Shawnee Track and Field, Kristine earned three Varsity letters in Indoor Track and four for Outdoor. Her events were the sprints, middle distance, 400m hurdles, and jumps. In 1985, Kristine helped bring home the trophy for the New Jersey Group 4 Indoor State Relay Championship in the Sprint Medley. Shawnee Girls Track and Field teams dominated the sport by going undefeated in dual outdoor meets and Kris was a major contributor.
After Kristine graduated from Rutgers in 1990 with a B.A. in Geography, she went on to earn another degree – a B.S. in Nursing Science from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She is currently employed as a Flight Nurse for CALSTAR, a medical air transport company based in Sacramento, CA. Kristine married Dr. Philip Kiely, Project Engineer and Manager for the Finisar Corporation.
Jodie Taylor, an outstanding athlete in the Shawnee High School Class of 1993, earned seven varsity letters Field Hockey and Lacrosse. Her trademark was her poise and pristine skill set in both sports. Jodie played on four state championship teams between the two sports.
For her efforts in field hockey, Jodie earned Courier-Post All South Jersey Team, All Group 4, and Pennsylvania Metro Player to Watch in 1992. Jodie was also selected to the United States under 21 Squad in 1993, High School All American, and was selected to attend the Junior Olympics and Olympic Festival.
In Lacrosse, Jodie was awarded Offensive Player of the Year, High School All American and the NJ Governor's Cup 1993.
Jodie went on to attend Duke University and graduated with a dual Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Fine Arts in 1997. In the meantime, she had earned five Varsity letters in Field Hockey and Lacrosse.
Her concentration was in Field Hockey, however, as she was awarded the All Atlantic Coast Conference Team, All American Regional First Team, Most Valuable Player, and Atlantic Coast Conference 50th Anniversary Team 2003.
To add to Jodie's repertoire of honors, she was a Gold Medalist 2007 World Kickboxing and Karate Association Champion after her college career.
Jodie recently relocated from Waterloo to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and works as a Technical Designer for Trek Bikes.
Bob Thorpe was graduated from Trenton State College, now the College of New Jersey, in 1969 with a degree in Industrial Arts Education. His first teaching job was at Eastern Regional High School where he was blessed to meet his future wife, Linda. After one year at Eastern, Bob left to become a teacher at Shawnee High School, a brand new school at the time. Bob served as the Freshman Boys Basketball Coach, as well as an “assistant” Golf Coach under Head Coach John Long. Bob continued to help with the Golf Team, until he became Head Golf Coach in 1977. He remained as Head Golf Coach for the next 27 years, until he retired in 2003.
Bob’s career record is an outstanding 413 Wins, 95 Losses, and 14 Ties during his tenure. He was selected 5 times as Burlington County Golf Coach of the Year and twice selected as South Jersey Golf Coach of the Year. Bob’s teams have won the following honors:
8 Burlington County Scholastic League Liberty Division Championships
8 Burlington County Open Tournament Championships
5 South Jersey District 7 Championships
1 South Jersey Regional Championship
Bob also had the pleasure and good fortune to have coached New Jersey State Champion Ryan Jordan in 2002.
Bob has served as a Deacon and five-time Elder of Trinity Presbyterian Church and a Board Member of Kingston Estates Swim Club. He has also been a member of the Tri-County Swimming Pool Association Executive Board.
Bob and his wife, Linda, live in Cherry Hill and have two beautiful daughters, Adrienne Barr and Carolyn Maslow. Bob currently works at Tavistock Country Club. He and Linda love to spend time together, as well as with their families and friends.