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Lutheran West inducts 11th class to Athletic HOF

The 2014 class of the Lutheran West High School Athletic Hall of Fame are from left to right: Al Schmook (posthumously, represented by his cousin, Doug Nyland), Trey Lamb, Jessica (Moses) DeLuca and Karla Everhart. Photo – Ryan Kaczmarski

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Lutheran West High School inducted four new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Jan. 31, at the halftime ceremony of the boys varsity basketball game against Oberlin High School. This year’s inductees include Karla Everhart, class of 2005, Jessica (Moses) DeLuca class of 2005, Trey Lamb, class of 1998, and Al Schmook, class of 1966.

Karla Everhart is a 2005 graduate of Lutheran West. While at Lutheran West she competed in volleyball, swimming, and track. In volleyball she was a four-year starter at setter on Longhorn teams that won three consecutive conference championships (2002-2004), including the 2004 state runner-up team (28-1). Everhart holds the school volleyball records in assists in a match, assists in a single season, career assists, serving points in a season, serving points in a career and aces in a season. She was named first team All-Ohio in 2004, first team All-District in 2003 and 2004, conference Co-MVP, with Jessica (Moses) DeLuca, in 2003 and 2004; first team All-Conference in 2002, 2003, 2004, and second team in 2001. She was the Longhorns’ Co-MVP in 2002, 2003 and 2004.

In swimming, Everhart was a district qualifier from 2002-2005. In track she was a state qualifier in long jump as a senior, placing ninth in the state. She won the conference long jump in 2005 and was a regional qualifier all four years.

Everhart has coached junior varsity volleyball at Lutheran West for four years. She continues to play indoor and beach volleyball at a professional level. She is currently the 41st-ranked player in the United States in the professional beach series, National Volleyball League.

Jessica (Moses) DeLuca is a 2005 graduate of Lutheran West, where she was a stand-out performer in volleyball and basketball. In volleyball, she was a four-year starter and was chosen first team All-Ohio in 2003 and 2004, third team All-Ohio in 2002, selected as the conference MVP in 2002 and the conference co-MVP with Karla Everhart in 2003 and 2004. As a team captain, DeLuca helped lead her Longhorn teams to conference championships in 2002-2004, district championships in 2002 and 2004, a regional championship in 2004 and state runner-up finish in 2004. She holds the school record for most kills in a game, season and career. Her season record is also the state record in Ohio. She also holds the school record for most blocks in a season and career.

In basketball, DeLuca was a four-year starter, captain, conference MVP, three-time All-Conference selection, and holds the school record for most career rebounds. She helped lead the basketball teams to three conference championships (2001, 2002 and 2004), and was also the co-valedictorian of the class of 2005.

Trey Lamb is a 1998 graduate of Lutheran West, competing in baseball, basketball, and golf. He was a stand-out performer in baseball and was chosen first team All-Conference three times (1996, 1997 and 1998), conference MVP twice (1997, 1998), was a three-time team MVP and was a three-time All-Ohio selection in baseball (1996, 97, 98). Lamb holds school records in pitching victories for a season and a career, innings pitched, strikeouts and lowest ERA. He was also a former record holder for most runs scored, and doubles in a career. Trey pitched no-hitters for the Longhorns in both 1996 and 1998.

Lamb was also the starting point guard on the 1998 basketball team which made it to the state Final Four.

He is a pitching instructor at Up To Bat baseball. He has coached baseball for seven years at Lutheran West, the last four years serving as the head varsity coach.

Al Schmook graduated from Lutheran West in 1966, where he had an outstanding three-sport career in football, basketball and track.

In football, Schmook was a defensive back and offensive end. In basketball, he was a senior captain and was chosen to the All Independent Team, the Cleveland Press All-Star Team, the Plain Dealer Dream Team and was the Longhorns’ MVP.

He also participated in track in the hurdles, shot put and discus. He was chosen as the Senior Athlete of the Year in 1966. Schmook still holds the school record in basketball for most rebounds in a game.

He passed away Aug. 30, 2012, and is survived by his wife Ines, who resides in Florida, his son Erik (wife Natalie) who reside in Georgia and his daughter Colleen who lives is in North Carolina.

 

 

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