class of 1986
of the all-time great female athletes in
history, Lisa Gallippi earned 20 varsity letters throughout
her high school and college careers.
While her greatest honors are for her basketball
achievements, Lisa was also a star performer in volleyball
and softball. During
her three year basketball career at
, Gallippi became the first female to score 1000 points. More
impressively, she did so using the “big ball” and
without a three point line.
Her numerous awards and all-star nominations in all
three sports earned her a full scholarship to Saint Vincent
College. There, Lisa
was named 1st Team All-District in all three
her senior year, she was selected as an NAIA All-American in
currently teaches math at Plum
Senior High School where she has been a three sport coach.
letters (volleyball, basketball, softball)
22.6 pts , 8 rebounds, 7 assists per game
- named to
All-East team as well as earning numerous awards and
of 1984 PIAA State Champion volleyball team
Gazette All-East team in softball
captain in three sports - high school and college
varsity letters at
x NAIA All-District
All-Region in volleyball
All-American in basketball
career points in basketball
in the nation in free throw shooting with 88.5%
18 Women’s Basketball Player of the Year
Stargell Awards Banquet - “Most Outstanding Female
Annual Dapper Dan Banquet - “Most Outstanding Female
talking about success, Wayne German’s record speaks for
itself. In his
36 seasons as a player or coach, he had a winning record in
35 of them. His
knack for winning began as a player on Plum Junior High’s
first undefeated football team in 1959.
His accomplishments continued throughout his high
school playing career which was highlighted by the 1962
season in which the Mustangs went 8-1 and played in the
first Allegheny Interscholastic Conference Championship
playing football for the Norwin Knights Sandlot team and
began his coaching career.
As head coach of the Plum Junior High football team,
he enjoyed several undefeated seasons.
His 1981 team gave up only one touchdown all year and
eventually became members of
’s only WPIAL Champion football team in 1983.
also coached undefeated and section champion wrestling teams
over a ten year span. He
is now retired and lives in
with his wife Marilyn.
of 1962 Plum
Team Alle-Kiski All-Star Football Team (played tackle at
linebacker for Norwin Knights Sandlot team
linebacker at Clarion
– 1970 undefeated
Coach Plum Jr. High Football – 1971,1972, 1974, 1981
Coach Plum Jr. High Wrestling – 1974-75, 1977-78
Matto’s extraordinary high school career earned him the
first full athletic scholarship in the history of
. In addition to
earning All-WPIAL honors in football and basketball, Andy
could be considered the most decorated track and field
athlete ever to attend
. He won three
WPIAL titles and placed four times at the PIAA State
Championships including winning the gold medal in the
javelin during his senior year.
Andy attended the
where he was a standout offensive lineman.
He played in the 1951 Sun Bowl and was twice named
All Mid-American Conference lineman.
In 1953, Andy became the first
graduate to be drafted into the NFL when he was selected by
the Los Angeles Rams. Matto
eventually became a starter for the Chicago Cardinals until
a leg injury ended his football career.
He currently resides in
Champion – javelin 1949
x PIAA place winner (3x javelin, 1x shot put)
x WPIAL Champion (2x
javelin, 1x shot put)
x WPIAL place winner (3x javelin, 2x shot put, 1x
football scholarship to the University
x All Mid-American Conference offensive lineman
All-American – Honorable Mention
by Los Angeles
Rams in 1953
for the Chicago
Rumbaugh’s high school and collegiate accomplishments in
swimming place him in a class of his own when compared to other
, Jim won two PIAA State Championships along with numerous
WPIAL and PIAA medals. Furthermore,
Jim broke two WPIAL records and the PIAA record in the 200
IM. At the
, Jim earned All-American status six times.
His greatest achievement came in 1996 when he swam
the backstroke leg in a medley relay team that won two NCAA
Championship titles and broke an American record.
Jim is the owner and head coach of a swim club
x PIAA Champion
PIAA record in 200 IM (1:52.85).
record holder - 200
free, 500 free, 200 IM, 100 butterfly, 100 back
4 years at University
Captain for 2 years at University
record holder in medley
x NCAA Division1 National Champion
x NCAA Division 1 All-American
record holder in 200 medley relay
for Olympic trials
Zucco’s athletic and academic success at Plum
made him one of the most sought after college recruits in
the area. Zucco’s
obvious speed and athleticism on the football field and
basketball court were confirmed on the track were he was the
WPIAL’s fastest sprinter.
Vic left several marks on
’s football record book including the most career rushing
mark stood for over 40 years.
in Detroit, where he became one of the school’s greatest rushers.
He set both single season and game yardage records as
a freshman and was named the teams MVP as a sophomore.
The NCAA went through a restructuring in 1955 which
landed Zucco at Michigan
with one year of eligibility.
He made the most of that year by playing both offense
and defense with the top 10 ranked Spartans.
He earned All-Big Ten honors and trip to the Senior
by the NFL's Chicago Bears, Vic was a four-year starting
defensive back and return specialist before retiring after
the 1960 season. Vic
and wife Marianne, also a
grad, live in N.W. Michigan where Vic is a successful real
estate developer and builder.
x PIAA place winner (2x long jump, 100yds, 220yds.)
x WPIAL Champion (2x long jump, 100yds, 220yds.)
x WPIAL place winner (3x 100yds, 2x long jump, 2x
1952 WPIAL Conference Most Valuable Player in football
WSU record with 228 yards in a single game
3 TDs on carries of 76, 55, and 52 yards in the game at
Magazine Honorable Mention All-America Football Team
offense and defense for
to play in the 1957 Senior Bowl and North-South Shrine
by the Chicago
Bears in 1957
4 years for the Bears as a DB and kick/punt returner
into Alle-Kiski Valley Sports Hall of Fame
Athletic Hall of Fame