ST. JOHNS HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME - CLASS OF 2017
Amanda E. Becker (Basketball, Volleyball, Softball): Participated in all 12 high school seasons earning 10 varsity letters. Earned All-State honors in volleyball and softball, and named SJHS Female Athlete of the Year in 1996. Played softball collegiately at Northwood University and Ashland University earning GLIAC honors; 1996 SJHS graduate.
Gary C. Boyce (Football, Basketball, Baseball): Earned eight varsity letters and All-State honors in football. Earned five varsity letters at Michigan State University (two in football, three in baseball). Named All-Big Ten in baseball in ’70 and ’71, as well as All-American honors in ’71. Drafted by the Washington Senators in ’71 and played four seasons in the Texas Rangers organization. Former long-time Athletic Director at Grand Ledge High School; 1967 SJHS graduate.
Andy Schmitt (Football, Basketball, Track & Field): Three-sport student-athlete who quarterbacked the ‘04 team to the Division III State Championship Game at the Silverdome. Earned All-State honors in football, and named SJHS Male Athlete of the Year in 2005. Four-year starting quarterback at Eastern Michigan University and first three-year Captain in history of EMU Football. Set five EMU and two NCAA passing records; 2005 SJHS graduate.
Al Werbish (Football, Basketball, Tennis): Earned nine varsity letters, and All-State honors in basketball. Attended Adrian College and earned five varsity letters; football (1), basketball (3), and tennis (1). Taught at SJHS for 36 years, coached varsity tennis for 37 years (boys 37 years, girls nine years). Won 386 dual meets combined; won 26 conference titles and three regional titles. Also coached basketball and football; 1965 SJHS graduate.
Luke Wilcox (Football, Basketball, Baseball): Earned seven varsity letters, and All-State honors in baseball. Attended Western Michigan University and earned three varsity letters and All-MAC honors in baseball. Originally drafted by the Detroit Tigers but attended WMU instead. Drafted in the third round in 1995 by the New York Yankees, and played seven years of professional baseball; 1992 SJHS graduate.