AV Boosters hosts inaugural induction ceremony for new Wall of Fame

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Imogen Rogers

Baseball Coach Cesario presents new Wall of Fame with their Wall of Fame plaque.

Amador Valley’s Athletic Booster Club held an inaugural induction to the new AV Athletics Wall of Fame on Friday, 10/15, at Walker Field. The Wall of Fame is an honor granted to stellar graduated Amador athletes.

“There were a lot of stellar athletes, former athletes from Amador, and it was nice that we finally got to recognize them and now they are going to be forever remembered on the wall of fame,” said Athletics Booster Treasurer Laurie Walker. 

The inductees came from a wide array of backgrounds. Former players, coaches, and supporters of AV athletics that contributed to the school of champions on and off the field all came together to have their accomplishments announced and excellence recognized in front of a huge crowd of fans.

“I was in the supporter category, so I supported a lot of athletics here at Amador. The swim team, the dive team, and the wrestling team… I support all athletics but those were the three sports… My motto and my family’s motto is to always support young people in education and athletics,” said Walker.

Though all recipients of the wall of fame were fantastic on the field as athletes, coaches, or supporters, they also had a significant impact in the classroom and community which was highlighted in the speeches. Many were also praised for their accomplishments to bigger and better things beyond Amador Valley High School. 

“It was great seeing everyone to celebrate all their accomplishments,” said AV Athletics Booster Member Carrie Kramer. 

Many were able to attend in person, but some inductees were unable to make it or it passed away. Although not all recipients were able to attend the inaugural induction ceremony, their legacy is forever remembered with the wall of fame coming soon. Many familiar faces did attend without students knowing beforehand which surprised the crowd. 

“I was not expecting to see Stephen Piscotty show up, but it was really cool to meet him and take a picture with him,” said Tyler Kubo (‘23).