Next month the Corning-Painted Post Sports Hall of Fame will induct 17 new members from eleven different categories as the Class of 2018. Among those inductees will be five lacrosse players.

Joining the Hall of Fame this year for the sport of lacrosse will be Amanda Daniels, Michael Tammaro, Marissa Cussins, Thomas Dimitroff and Kendyl Clarkson.

After being named to the All-State, First-Team as softball player in her junior year, Amanda Daniels switched to lacrosse for her senior season at Corning West and was an instant success. She was named All-Section IV after leading the Vikings in scoring with 52 goals.

After graduating from West High, Amanda went to Lemoyne University where she was named the MAAC preseason Player of the Year. When she graduated, she was the leading scorer in school history with 164 goals and 190 points and is still third in both categories. She also earned four letters playing soccer for four years, scoring 41 goals.

The late Michael Tammaro was a 2007 graduate of Corning West High and a 2011 graduate of SUNY Brockport. He was one of the top scorers while at West with 49 goals and 122 assists, being named All-Section IV, First-Team as a senior.

He finished his career at Brockport ranked 13th in goals with 42 and second in assists with 52. Following college, he served as an assistant coach at Elmira Notre Dame High School and also worked many hours with youth players from both the Rochester and Corning areas.

Marissa Cussins was a 2010 graduate of Corning West High and graduated from SUNY Fredonia in 2015. She played four years of lacrosse and two years of basketball for the Vikings, but really blossomed as a lacrosse player during her four years as a starter at Fredonia.

Marissa finished her career at Fredonia second in goals with 215; fourth in assists with 58 and third in points with 273. She was also named an All-American as a senior at Fredonia.

Thomas Dimitroff was named the offensive player of the year while playing as a defensive midfielder during his senior season at Corning East High in 1996. He finished with 38 goals and 15 assists for the Trojans before taking his talents to Johns Hopkins University. He was First Team, All-Section IV as a junior and senior and also earned three letters playing football. While at Hopkins, his team played in two NCAA Division I quarterfinals and two final fours.

Kendyl Clarkson was a scoring machine during her high school and college lacrosse career. She graduated from Corning West High amassing 135 goals and recording 85 for 220 points and she missed her entire senior season due to an injury.

It was more of the same at Buffalo State where she rewrote the record book. Kendyl finished with 145 goals and 240 assists for 385 points and for good measure, 95 draw controls. Her 88 assists as a senior tied an NCAA, Division III record for most assists in a season.  She was named All-SUNYAC and All-Empire Region First Team. She was also named All-American by both Synapse Sports and IWLAC.

Next week, we will take a look at inductees for the categories of track, softball, motorsports, baseball and swimming.

This is the first in a series of three articles about the Corning-Painted Post, Sports Hall of Fame, Class of 2018.